DVD Reviews and Some Sweet Chocolate! – by Cara Potapshyn Meyers


Little Pim French Discovery Set

Little Pim French Discovery Set opens the door to over 180 basic words and phrases. With this introduction to French, your little one will be asking for “eau” instead of water before you know it!

Our French Discovery Set includes:

• Three (3) videos: Eating and Drinking; Wake Up Smiling; Playtime (digital or DVD)

• Plush Little Pim toy

• Little Pim poster

Starring Little Pim, the lovable panda bear, each DVD will captivate your child with its combination of animation and real kids. Each video contains 7 episodes, broken into short 5-minute intervals to keep your child engaged. Your little one will love cuddling with their very own Little Pim plush panda as they watch all 21 episodes together!

My niece was all over the plush Little Pim and made him watch the three DVDs together! I was quite impressed at how quickly she was picking up this new language. I think repeating words and phrases to her plush Pim helped her to immediately take what she was learning and practice it on “someone” else. We took breaks between the three videos. My niece was correctly using some of the words she had just learned while she and Little Pim were having a snack. We also danced around and played during another break. Again, my niece correctly used some of the “playtime” words she had just learned! I was fascinated as she spoke to plush Little Pim in French! Indeed, as my niece explained to me, “Pim can’t speak any English, so I have to speak French to him!” Très Bon! (“Very good!”).

These videos are available as DVDs, digital downloads, or both, so your little one can start learning French right away! Select the set you’d like.

Little Pim French Discovery Set is available at LittlePim.com as well as other retail and online DVD suppliers.

Prices start at $39.99



Dark Chocolate Treats

Introducing sweetriot, the yummy, innovative, healthy, guiltless dark chocolate treats that are creating a movement to make a difference in the lives of farmers, artists, and in the fair trade, organic, healthy eating movement. Sweetriot supports Fair Trade and sourcing exclusively with their Latin American friends. This directly supports a better life for farming families through fair prices and direct trade. 

And sweetriot treats are irresistible. At only 140 calories and 3 Weight Watchers Points, you can’t say no. Now sweetriot is working to create a 100 calorie product line and they need our help spreading the word about their IndieGoGo campaign. Looking to raise $50,000, sweetriot offers their donors an array of yummy gifts, including a year’s supply of chocolate, an NYC trip, a trip to the cacao farm, and more!  

Check them out! I love promoting a good cause. This one is awesome! I often purchase fair trade items made throughout the world. My purchases can make such a difference to those who work incredibly hard while making so little in return. Especially when it comes to something as good as chocolate! Dark chocolate is extremely healthy and Sweetriot is making products that are organic and tying them into weight loss programs and a healthful eating style. You can’t go wrong with products like that!


Find more information about sweetriot and the IndieGoGo campaign here:  igg.me/at/sweetriot. I know you will be as impressed as I was!





Debuts on DVD from Acacia on November 19, 2013


Filmed against the spectacular backdrop of the Greek Island of Santorini, Shiva Rea: Yoga in Greece debuts on DVD on November 19, 2013 from Acacia, an RLJ Entertainment, Inc. brand. The DVD features seven 20-minute practices of energizing solar and grounding lunar sequences, plus the customizable Yoga Matrix, which offers exercisers endless options to create longer workouts. Working alongside world-renowned instructor Shiva Rea. You’ll strengthen your body, revitalize your spirit, and restore your energy with this incredible vinyasa flow yoga program. Bend, twist, and flow with Shiva as you soak in the sights of this jewel on the Aegean Sea. With over 3 hours of yoga and meditations to explore, the possibilities are endless.

Activate the creative power within you during a practice on the rim of a volcanic crater; find balance and relaxation by the water at sunset; and bend, twist, and flow with Shiva in a beautiful hillside town. With these dynamic workouts, you’ll sculpt, tone, and stretch your entire body.

I have been to Santorini twice. The most beautiful of all the Greek Islands, in my opinion! As I watched this spectacular video, I was brought back to so many areas in Santorini I had explored. Including the inactive volcanic crater! Practicing yoga with this DVD, in this gorgeous setting, was both glorious and energizing. I was quite fit when I visited Santorini. Just exploring the island, volcano, and sea was quite a workout! I never envisioned practicing yoga in Santorini. Now it is by far my absolute favorite yoga video! I adore Shiva Rea for her motivation, yoga expertise and inspiring words. I also love vinyasa yoga. Fabulous DVD! 

Bonus: Meditations (37 min.), Solar Core (10 min.), savasana (10 min.), and an interview with Shiva Rea (26 min.)

Date Available: Nov. 19, 2013                Price: $19.99              

Approx. 140 min., plus 83 min. of meditation and bonus – (7 mix-and-match programs)

Shiva Rea: Yoga in Greece can be found at AcaciaLifestyle.com as well as other retail and online DVD suppliers.


Note: Thanks to the above companies for providing sample products and information.  Cara Potapshyn Meyers and MotherhoodLater.com assume no liability relative to products reviewed in this blog.

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