I have never been a big soda drinker. Give me a big glass of cold water or the occasional iced tea and I’m set. Dad & the older kids are another story. When we cut out high fructose corn syrup and food dyes, there were some grumbles as the family realized this meant conventional sodas were gone for good. We buy various natural sodas for special occasions, but we are not loyal to any brand the way most soda drinkers are. Cookie & Dad were especially excited when Moms Meet asked us to try SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia Sweet Drops in the cola flavor.
Sweet Drops are a healthy alternative to diet sodas that are full of nasty artificial chemical sweeteners. They contain no carbohydrates, calories, sugar alcohols, methanol, aspartame or sucralose. They are all natural and gluten-free. My family didn’t consume aspartame & other icky artificial sweeteners even before giving up traditional sodas. They really are awful for you!
The directions said to add two drops of the cola flavored stevia per ounce of sparkling water (or to taste). The boys tried it with the recommended two drops per ounce. They thought it was ok, but didn’t have a lot of flavor.
We added a few more drops, then Dad (wearing Muffin in our Ergo at the time), gave it a try… success! He liked it! We live in TX, land of the “Would you like some tea with that sugar?” sweet tea, so we are definitely used to things being on the sweeter side.
We love that each person can customize their drink with as many (or few) drops as they like and just like all other SweetLeaf Stevia products, Sweet Drops are made from USDA certified organic stevia. The portable bottles are available in two convenient sizes at $4.39 for 37 servings or $14.99 for 100 servings. (Pricing may vary based on retailers.) Right now, Jens2Cents readers can get 30% off and free shipping on orders from ShopSweetLeaf.com by entering the code ColaMD at checkout! Connect with SweetLeaf online through Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter to see their latest products and get exclusive access to discounts and special offers!
Disclaimer: I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms MeetSM program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms MeetsSM blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily
reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.
“I pooooooped!” Biscuit yelled as he ran away from the potty. I thought to myself, “This kid is always running to or from the potty these days.“, as I chased him down the hall before he could sit on the bed with his dirty butt. Actually, that’s not entirely true. He runs to the backyard when he has to pee. There’s yelling then as well. “Going outside, I have to peeeeee!” He looks so peaceful standing out there with his blonde curls trailing down his back. I tell ya, meeting the call of nature has never looked so serene.
He’s spent most of the daylight hours during the last week naked and running. There’s plenty of fart/pee/poop jokes as well, oh joy! His best friend, Hulk, is currently in the process too. When he comes to visit, my backyard is inevitably full of boys in various stages of undress. What is it about boys that makes them want to strip down to their skivvies (or less!) once they get in to a group?
In the first couple of days, he had several jellybeans. As the week has gone by, sometimes he asks for his reward & other times he’s too busy running back to his original task to be bothered. He’s only had two carpet messes & one of those was because he tried to pee into his potty while standing since it was too late to go running & yelling outside. We’re still using diapers at nights & on outings, but he can stay pretty dry during those times.
We recently received the award winning Let’s Potty board game to review. This week has been pretty hectic with my birthday, the return of (home)school, announcing my Facebook page, the aforementioned naked potty training Biscuit, and various other adventures in our day to day lives. Next week we’ll hopefully have a homeschool playdate with Hulk & his siblings so all the kids can try the game, but we’ll be playing it as a family this weekend!
Are you on a potty training journey right now too? How are things going for y’all?