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Which Holiday Would You Like to Spend With Spongebob? #MakingMyList

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Looks like Spongebob fans are in for a real treat this holiday season!
You might wonder why... Well, it was announced that SpongeBob Scary Pants was being released for Halloween...  and now,  I get to tell you that Holidays with Spongebob is being release on September 9th. Once again, just in time for the holidays, if you are one to start buying early to avoid the madness... This DVD will include holidays such as Halloween, Christmas and even Valentines Day!   
Episodes include:
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS HALLOWEEN:
Scaredy Pants
Imitation Krabs
Frankendoodle
I Was a Teenage Gary
Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost
The Secret Box
Band Geeks
Welcome to the Chum Bucket
My Pretty Seahorse
Idiot Box

Bonus Features:
Music Video: “Scaredy Pants”
Sneak Peak…

It's Slinky, It's Slinky, It's a Wonderful Toy! #SlinkyDay August 30th

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Did you have a slinky when you grew up???  I remember having them and wishing more than anything to have a house with stairs, just so we could play with a slinky down the stairs... Talk about a big wish..  Well, now here I am ... an adult... with a house with stairs... and Broxton now has a slinky to play with!  We have been having so much fun!  I remember when he got them, he was so excited!  (He was given a black one - collectors edition --- and a purple one!)    We have had hours of fun..  Letting the slinky go from one hand to the other... and then down the stairs!  We have been racing them to see who would win!
The great thing about slinky?  Not only have they been around since 19…

FREE Frozen Party

*** This is not a paid / sponsored post ...  I just saw this email and know how popular FROZEN is right now, so I wanted to share... 




What - Frozen Party
When - Saturday September 6th, from 3-5 pm
             (Princesses will be there from 3-4:30) Where - Learning Express East Cobb in Merchants Festival                                                  (The Target Center)                                               1401 Johnson Ferry Rd 
(770) 321-3975

So- if you have a fan of Frozen- You might want to make plans to be there!!!!
The email says :  TAKE PHOTOS and GET AN AUTOGRAPH with the Frozen Princesses.
FACE PAINTING!  SNOWMAN BUILDING!  SNOWFLAKE DECORATING!  

SOUNDS LIKE FUN!  

Let's Learn - Patterns and Shapes- Available Sept. 9th #MakingMyList

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If you meet my little 5 (going on 25) year old son, you will see that he swears he knows everything!  Don't get me wrong, he is a very smart little boy, as it was proven again last night as he had to point out that we had a crescent moon to look at on our drive home.  The thing is... He is NOT a fan of working.  School work is no fun, if I ask him.  The times I try to teach and explain things to him?  He is not having it - because he already knows it!  (His words, not mine!)
So, for us, I have noticed that he does great if I let him watch shows that educate instead of JUST entertain.  Luckily for us, Nickelodeon has a line of Let's Learn DVD's... (Let's Learn Colors  and  Let's Learn 123 or Let's Lea…

Halloween on Bikini Bottom? #Spongebob Halloween DVD Out Sept. 9

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Growing up, I remember one great thing about Halloween night...
Lots of candy!!!  The other thing that was awesome?  Going to visit my grandparents!  I do remember that they didn't do the whole "leave the light on and have random kids come trick or treating"  -- they were older and let's be honest, just how safe is that to do???
Anyways ---  My parents would still take me, because don't all grandparents want to see their grandchildren dressed up????  They would always have something special for me.  My one grandmother would have a candied apple or something like that... and then raisins or something else...
My nana would have a pack or two of gum --- you know, Juicy Fruit or Doublemint... back when you c…

Invited to the Monster Party? #ReadWatchGrow

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FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation. Sing song and rhyming... This book has it covered!  If you have ever had a kid invited to a birthday party, you will totally get this book...  The sentences are short and I could not help but to read it in a friendly Monster voice --- like a mix of Cookie Monster and a few margaritas.  (Let's be honest, I can not do impersonations at all, so that was why we had to make tequila part of the mix!)
The book starts with  : "Monster invited. Monster delighted. Monster squeals SO EXCITED!"
Each page shows the cute little monster getting ready to attend the party he was invited to go to... Then actually at the party... It is all fun and games (literally) until Monster dad comes and tells him it is time to go home... Yo…

Positive Light on Sharks! Surf Sharks #Giveaway #ReadWatchGrow

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FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation. If you are looking for a cute book - and one that puts a different spin on sharks...  You want to check out Surf Sharks - The First Wave!   After all the Shark-week shows, it was expected that we would be talking about sharks a bit more... Instead of the scary images, we were treated to a fun way to learn more about them! Surf Sharks is a super cute and colorfully illustrated book that introduces us to 3 different sharks right up front.  
We meet: Mavrik - sleek blue mako, Talon - striped tiger shark and Hemi - hammerhead.  They all live in "Fin City" and one of them was pretty adamant about going to watch a surfing competition...   Of course, the other 2 don't want their friend going alone, so off the three budd…

What Do You KNOW About Snakes???? Snakeopedia #ReadWatchGrow

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You know you love your child when you say "Yes!"  to reviewing a book about snakes, knowing good and well that you have no desire what so ever to look at that book, but you want to, because you know that it is something that they would enjoy!   When I first saw the cover of Snakeopedia, I was immediately thinking that this was NOT a book for me.. And yes, I was correct... But - if you have someone that is eager to learn about snakes (or if you want it around as a reference book)  then this is a book for you!   Snakeopedia from Discovery  Description: It’s the new, ultimate guide on snakes, reptiles, and amphibians, SNAKEOPEDIA (July 8, $19.95, Ages 7+). TIME for Kids and Discovery have teamed up to create this visually…

After School Snack Ideas (or before practice snack ideas) #cbias

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You know how time changes?  Well even though some things change, others still remain the same... 
Like good food and good memories!!!    If you have kids, that means easy to make snacks!  That is when you can be thankful that your local Wal-mart carries Bagel Bites and Delimex!   I remember when my brother was little, he played baseball.. and now I get to enjoy watching Broxton getting ready to enjoy baseball season!  While I am lucky to get to be a stay at home mom ( I would not trade it for anything in the world...) My mom and dad have both always worked.  I get to figure out what would be great #AfterSchoolSnacks  for Broxton, but mom and dad didn't have to worry about snacking options until my brother was older...  It is funny, I was given the chance, from #CollectiveBias,  to shop for Bagel Bites and Delimex food items to tell you a few great back to school snack and in doing …

Think You Need Glasses? Calvin, Look Out #ReadWatchGrow

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FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation. Do you happen to know anyone that might need glasses and could possibly be having a hard time dealing with that?  I know glasses are sometimes a tough pill to swallow, especially when you are younger... So I am glad that they have started addressing issues such as that in childrens books!
I remember getting glasses... It was 5th grade (I think) ...  but I don't really remember much else about it... I was having a hard time seeing the board in school... I guess the kids weren't that mean to me, or maybe I blocked it out, but I know it was an adjustment. (Same thing for braces in 7th grade, but lets not go there!)   We have actually read Calvin, Look Out!  a few times now and love it each time like it was the first tim…

Have One that Doesn't Want to go to School? #PrincessCupcakeJones Won't Go To School

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Around a year ago, we were sent a book to review... It was called Cupcake Jones and the Missing Tutu.  It was super cute, but not really a book for little boys to get into and enjoy.  After I posted the review, I learned that the illustrator had actually hidden the word LOVE into each picture...  That little bit of "extra" was enough to make us go back and read the book just to look for the hidden words!  When Cupcake Jones Won't Go To School showed up, I was so excited!  I was really hopeful that they had continued this extra feature and I was excited to read the book to Broxton, since school is still up in the air for us...    He doesn't like it - since they can't play as much as he did in preschool.. …