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19.7.13

See’s National Lollypop Day - July 20th

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What better reason to enjoy a lollypop????



What:            See’s is offering FREE lollypops all day at each of its shops nationwide on July 20. See’s is also celebrating National Lollypop Day (which is July 20) by unveiling a 20 foot X 20 foot 3D piece of art by chalk artists Wasabi 3D on a sidewalk in Times Square. Guests will be able to interact with the artwork and upload their pictures on social media sites.

In addition, See’s is launching the “For The Love of Lollypops” sweepstakes on its Facebook page. One lucky individual who “likes” See’s and the sweepstakes tab will win a free trip for two to San Francisco to tour the See’s lollypop factory. Visit www.facebook.com/Sees.Candies for details and to enter.
Why:             National Lollypop Day is See’s way of celebrating love for lollypops with its guests.

Where:          Times Square, New York City
On Broadway between 45th and 46th

When:           Wednesday, July 17


*** I tell you, I have always wanted to see the 3D artwork in person... and seeing all these kids standing on the big lolly's?  Well, it makes me want to go even more so now!!  I know Broxton would love to be in a picture like that!!!  Head over to their facebook page to see photos!!!

Helping Kids Learn Spanish - Whistlefritz

Having worked with the PR company in the past, I was more than happy to share this with you.  I was not compensated in any way for this post.  


Having a 4 year old, I am excited when he wants to learn.  It excites me more that he comes and tells me he wants to learn Spanish!!!!   Then, I am reminded when I look at the school year ahead... He will be taught basic Spanish!!!  That makes this mama excited!
For those that also have kids that are showing in interest in Spanish, there is Whistlefritz.  

Press Release: 

Whistlefritz, the award-winning producer of language immersion CDs and DVDs for children announces the release of The Complete Spanish Collectiona boxed set containing seven award-winning volumes from Whistlefritz’s acclaimed Spanish for Kids series. The five-DVD, 2 CD package retails for $99.95.

Programs in the Spanish for Kids series have earned top honors and recommendations from the most trusted names in family media, including Parents' Choice Foundation, Dr. Toy, the Dove Foundation, Moms’ Choice Awards, and KIDS FIRST! The Complete Spanish Collectionincludes the DVDs: Adentro y Afuera (Inside and Out); Los Animales (Animals); Las Estaciones (The Seasons); La Fiesta de Fritzi (Fritzi’s Party); and Vamos a Jugar (Let’s Play).

Whistlefritz’s Spanish for Kids DVDs introduce and reinforce basic Spanish concepts in a creative multi-media format. From numbers and letters to the seasons and birthday parties, each Spanish immersion program offers an engaging blend of live action, animation, playful characters, and festive Latin music. The Spanish for Kids CDs keep the language fun going with an irresistible mix of Latin rhythms that get children on their feet dancing and singing.

Packed with interactive fun, laughter, and music, The Complete Collection allows children to learn at their own pace. “There are few more precious gifts you can give a child than the gift of language,” said Whistlefritz Founder and CEO Heidi Stock. “Our programs are created to make learning a new language so entertaining and engaging that the programs can be enjoyed just for fun. The recognition Whistlefritz has received is testament to the care we put into each program.”

If you are interested in ordering, please visit Whistlefritz today!!!!

18.7.13

Teen Beach Movie - Premiers July 19th

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Just a friendly reminder: 
Teen Beach Movie will premier July 19, 2013 
 8 pm ET/PT on the Disney Channel!!!!

Turbo - Finally On The Big Screen

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The other day we were able to enjoy a sneak peek of TURBO...    IN 3D.
I thought it was super cute...
I mean, it is a kids movie...
About a snail that wants to race.
Marc was not really impressed with it ... 
 Broxton  on the other hand, had to tell everyone how funny the movie was and that his favorite part was watching the snails and the tomatoes.  
I thought it was cute and caught myself laughing several times.
(You could hear other adults cracking up as well!)
I loved the detail they put into the "cars" for the other racing snails...   
Would I go see it again?  For sure!!!
This is cute for those with kids that like racing...  


SYNOPSIS:Turbo is a snail who dreams of being the greatest racer in the world. His obsession with speed has made him an oddity and outsider in the slow and cautious snail community. Turbo desperately wishes he could escape the slow-paced life he’s living, and he gets that chance after a freak accident leaves him with the power of incredible speed. The newly turbo-charged Turbo embarks on an extraordinary journey to achieve the impossible: racing against the best that the Indianapolis 500 has to offer. Joining Turbo is his dedicated pit crew of racing snails – a ragtag group of trash-talking adrenaline junkies tricked out with shells that look like mini-street racing cars. Turbo is the ultimate underdog who achieves the impossible by refusing to let his limitations get in the way of his dreams.

16.7.13

Panthers and Sumo. Does It Get Better? W/W


For Father's Day Weekend, we went to visit MY dad.  
It was great... I had my son, my husband, my dad and my granddaddy all there together!!!  
But... that Saturday night, we took the boys to the Panther's Game. 
That is the hometown Arena Football Team...  
(The 17 year old was already back home at his moms.)


No game is ever complete without POPCORN!!!!

Not the best of pictures, but still.
My honey and my daddy.  Love it.  

This makes my heart smile every single time.
He knows when to stand... and he salutes.
I love this kid!!!

Surprise!  I had actually emailed to see if there was any way possible to get the boys to do the SUMO wrestling.  It is always so funny to see them up there.. and I knew they would love it.  Talk about making memories!!!  I just wish I could have captured the facial expressions when they found out they were going to SUMO wrestle on the field.  They were so excited and it was PRICELESS!!!

They got out there... and down he went..  The 15 year old (and skinniest of all the boys!)  Won!!!
They also made sure to note that this was the FASTEST SUMO event they had ever seen.   

Of course, no trip to a Panther's Game is over until you get to run on the field... Getting photo's with the players and Prowler, the mascot!!!!

Make sure you come back next week to see what happened that night to make it even better!!!!

Do you have any hometown Sports Teams?  

BedTime Math Blog Tour

I hosted a book review for Bedtime Math.  I am lucky today to have the chance to work in a Book Tour Blog Posting with the author, Laura Overdeck.  I have never been a fan of math... but my brother and my dad are both great at it... I would love for Broxton to pick up my love of reading, but also the love of math from the two of them.  With that being said, I wanted to do a blog tour of how to get kids into math more!!!


Let’s face it: in our culture, math doesn’t have the best image.  Lots of adults are afraid of math or feel they can’t do math, whereas we never hear any educated adult say, “I’m just not good at reading!”  Often adults’ math anxiety traces to a childhood where math wasn’t fun.  They remember math as a dry, tedious school subject that they never grasped comfortably.
So how do we avoid this fate with our next generation of budding math fans?  The first step as adults is to show we love math, or at least not advertise that we fear it!  Kids imitate their parents, and if we show enthusiasm for counting, for measuring objects and so on, kids will pick up on that.  Moreover, if we work it into a daily ritual like bedtime, or bathtime or breakfast, kids will see that we think it’s important.  We can all help make our country’s culture a little more academic and a little more rewarding of ‘smarts.”
The other critical ingredient is playfulness: working math into fun everyday recreation instead of reserving it for worksheets.  Last fall I looked at the top 100 kids’ educational books on Amazon to see how much more popular the alphabet was relative to numbers.  As expected, there were three times as many ABC books as 123s, but more disturbing was the nature of the math books.  While the ABC books all radiated fun – Dr. Seuss, Z Is for Moose and so on – every single number-related book on that list was a workbook.  It’s as if we’re determined to tell kids “math is about drilling.”  It shouldn’t be that way.  I’m thrilled to see that the book Bedtime Math is ranked above all or most of these workbooks, giving parents a far more fun alternative for their kids.
If we really want our kids to become math whizzes, they need to like math.  If they learn to like math before ever reaching school, before getting any preconceived notions, they’re far more likely to tackle the challenges as their math at school becomes more challenging.   The starting point is for them to enjoy it.
Laura Overdeck, Author, Bedtime Math: A Fun Excuse to Stay Up Late (Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, 2013)



15.7.13

Mommy and Me #turbo

Better late than never, right?
Since I ran into Krystyn at the Advance Screening of Turbo...
(and sat behind her, trying to avoid her Mommy and Me photo...)
I thought it would be great to link up and show Broxton and I at the event!!!

What have you and your littles been doing lately?  

Mommy and Me Monday at Really, Are You Serious?
Hosted by Krystyn at Really, Are You Serious?

Spice It Up - Review - ADULT Post @SpicySubscribe

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Before you go any further....
THIS IS AN ADULT POST.
Please do not view unless you are 18 and older...
Also, if intimacy is something you are not comfortable with, please skip this post.  I say this, not to force you to leave, but because I do not want any of my readers to be uncomfortable with the topic.  


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We were sent the Deluxe Spice Box...  
To say I was impressed with the included products is an understatement...
This package was delivered ( I had no clue what it was, that was how discreet it was!)
Inside was a deluxe item, full sized products, a deluxe accessory and then several samples as well!  
The cool thing about Spicy Subscriptions is you can order just one month... 
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 A little birdie told me that the August Boxes theme were "50 Shades of Gray!!!"  

14.7.13

Release Date Announced for #SonsOfAnarchy

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Attention all Sons of Anarchy Fans...
Season Five on DVD is set to be released August 27th!!!
“Sons of Anarchy” Season Five
From creator Kurt Sutter comes the adrenaline-charged Sons of Anarchy, featuring extended episodes and kicking into high gear with its biggest, most explosive season ever! As SAMCRO's new president, Jax is surrounded by ruthless enemies and gut-wrenching betrayal. With Gemma fighting for control of the family and a bloodthirsty Clay out for revenge, Jax finds himself haunted by the sins of his past. Alliances are forged, friends are murdered, and loyalties are put to the ultimate test. Now, with the truth in sight, Jax must do whatever it takes to secure the legacy of brotherhood and protect his family --- even if it costs him everything.

 
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