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When Penny Met POTUS #RaisingAReader

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We like to read here. A little of this and a little of that. Classics that I read and loved as a child, all the way to books about monsters.  Now, we can add POTUS to the list.  Perfect for election year without getting into politics for the younger generation!  
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When Penny Met POTUS isa new picture book by debut author Rachel Ruiz, illustrated by Melissa Manwill.  The ideal book for this election season, When Penny Met POTUS is a unique and clever story that explores how children imagine their parents’ jobs and upended gender expectations. Penny is a young girl whose mother works for the President of the United States – the POTUS. She has heard the term POTUS over and over, but isn’t sure who or what he is.  When she imag…

Tips to help Raise A Reader @RARnational

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Although summer is almost over for us, it is still going strong for others.  The list of "raising a reader" tips below talk about summer break, but it can be used throughout the year.  I know that nightly reading is part of Broxton's homework, so we will be trying a few of these tips out.  This is NOT a sponsored post, you guys know I love reading, so I wanted to share this with you!  
Here are some of the Raising A Reader tips for parents: Reading often gets lost in the shuffle of summer activities such as camp, sports and vacation travel. Schedule a regular time to share books with your child and establish a regular routine to ensure reading doesn’t become a low priority and has the same importance as other activities.It’s OK to let your child read e-books if he or she is comfortable using a tablet, but remember, whether it’s an e-book or a print book -- especially for young children -- the most important thing is to spend time together sharing the book. It’s about the e…

Target or Walmart Gift Card #Giveaway #BackToSchool

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Are you in back to school mode yet?   It seems like summer just started, yet here we are buying school supplies and all that good stuff.  I thought I would go ahead and throw a gift card giveaway out there for you.   Target or Walmart - your choice.  $20

Use it for back to school supplies, treat yourself to a pampering goody or two.  Maybe you want to buy groceries or a birthday present?  It doesn't matter to me.   I just want to say THANK YOU to my readers!   
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I made trail mix!! #sharelittlesecrets #BackToSchool

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Looking for a fun after school snack?  Why not grab a few things and let your younger ones help you make a fun "trail mix" for when you need snacking on the go?! 
I will be totally honest with you - I have no creative flow when it comes to cooking or anything food related.  That being said, I deciided to try making trail mix and it was so good mixing it up with dark chocolate treats!   (I am 99 % always going to say NO to dark chocolate.  Well, I used to say no that often, but these little secrets has me saying YES!) 

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We were sent a selection of goodies from Little Secrets to check out and they were so good! We were all eating them plain, just enjoying the candies, but then I thought it would be fun to mix it up an…

Booginhead to the rescue! Mama Must Have item right here!

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Can you believe we just celebrated Savannah's first birthday???  It seems like just yesterday I was planning her arrival and adding things to my registry that I thought we would need. Now, we are a year later and I am still learning about many cool items.  Perfect for baby gifts for friends and family!
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One item that is officially on my EVERY MOM MUST HAVE THIS list?  The blanketgrip from Booginhead! This is not an exaggeration.  This is honest to goodness mama talk right here.  Let me just tell you..
See that photo above of Savannah? Well, it seems WHENEVER we go anywhere, her goal is to work and work until she gets her blanket off of her.  She loves swinging her feet (and grabbing her toes) and just having fun, so you c…

Garden Lites, perfect after school snack! #BackToSchool

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I am not sure when school starts back near you, but around here, we are totally in back to school mode.  I feel as though we just got out and here we are headed back.  You know what that means?  A little bit of back to school posts to help get you ready for a new school year!   Stay tuned, I will be sharing back to school finds and why not throw in a gift card giveaway? The giveaway is a few days away, but I will tell you a secret, posting a relevant comment on all my back to school posts will for sure be an easy bonus entry for the gift card!  
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Today I want to share with you a snack we have tried in the past and loved, but oh my goodness, we tried a new variety and I am in desperate need to go and buy more …

Word World - It's Time for School

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It is almost time for school to start back around here.  That means we are buying school supplies, getting  ready to get back into the early routine, enjoying the last days of summer... you know how it is.  I always hear about little siblings that get upset they aren't headed to school, so I thought it would be cute to share a DVD with you from PBS that helps preschoolers get ready to read!   WORD WORLD!!! We love that show!!!! 
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Word World - It's Time for School

PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing eight stories from PBS KIDS’ WORDWORLD series on the new DVD “IT’S TIME FOR SCHOOL.” In addition to going on eight fun-filled adventures with the WordFriends, WORDWORLD fans will find a …

Wild Garden Snack Packs #BacktoSchool

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I am not sure when school starts back near you, but around here, we are totally in back to school mode.  I feel as though we just got out and here we are headed back.  You know what that means?  A little bit of back to school posts to help get you ready for a new school year!   Stay tuned, I will be sharing back to school finds and why not throw in a gift card giveaway? The giveaway is a few days away, but I will tell you a secret, posting a relevant comment on all my back to school posts will for sure be an easy bonus entry for the gift card!  
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I don't know if they still have "snack time" in second grade, but I know they did in Kindergarten and First.  It was hard to try and find a great tastin…

Broxton's Favorite Show - Odd Squad - The O Games

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You know how you get the end of the year report card during the summer?  Well, when Broxton's arrived, I was proud for the good marks he got.  Want to know something else??? There was an additional sheet in there about testing scores... and MY BABY BOY scored "ADVANCED" in math!!!  YEAH!!!! I was so proud.  He was proud too. He loves math and I honestly love when he watched Odd Squad, because I get to watch his little brain at work as he answers the math questions with the show!!!   I am so happy we received this DVD to add to our collection. I am giving it to him as a back to school surprise!   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.

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Odd Squad- The O Games

Things are about to get very odd…! PBS Distribution announced today it is …

Super Why and Peg + Cat = Great Educational Shows from PBS

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Broxton used to love PBS when he was younger and I really hope that the shows we fell in love with in his toddler stage are shows that Savannah grows to love as well.  One show that I thought was awesome? Super Why!!!  LOOK IN A BOOK!!!!!  If you know me, you know I love reading, so the cartoon that promotes reading is of course one I will want to see.  Broxton had several of the toys when he was younger and I am glad to see they are still producing great shows for the younger kids to enjoy these days!!!   The latest?  Goldilocks and the Three Bears and other fairy-tale adventures!  

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This DVD includes two stories that feature Goldilocks and the Three Bears. In…

How far has it gone? Charge It Forward Campaign going strong!

I will be working with MyCharge in a review for back to school.  I wanted to go ahead and share a pretty cool campaign they are currently running. I am no where near a local event, but I think the fact that you can log on and see where the charger has gone is so cool!  I can not wait to hear the amazing stories that comes from this campaign!  Read on:

Low Power Smartphone Batteries Get A Little Help from Friends
myCharge’s Charge It Forward campaign releases free power into the hands of helpful strangers, asks everyone to pass the charge on

According to a 2015 study from Deloitte, people in the United States across all age groups check their phones an average of 46 times per day. It is no wonder that smartphone batteries are constantly drained of power and people are always searching for a power cord and outlet. myCharge, a leading portable power bank manufacturer, hopes to lend a helping hand the next time anyone finds themselves with a low battery and an urgent need to send a text or …