Monday, July 21, 2014

Winner of the Orkin Giveaway is:

Winner of the Orkin Backyard Explorers Kit is:
Heather Dawn!

Congrats Heather!

The Big Book of Symptoms: A-Z Guide to Your Child’s Health - Book Review & #Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 7/31 (Rafflecopter)

The Big Book of Symptoms: A-Z Guide to Your Child's Health is the ultimate resource for your child's day-to-day health and safety issues. My copy even included a Free 3-in-1 First Aid, Choking, and CPR Chart to hang on the wall, keep in my car or diaper bag! How cool is that!

The Big Book of Symptoms has information for parents about babies, children, and teenagers! It also includes information about First Aid, CPR, and more! This book is a Must Read for all parents, grandparents, and care givers! Everyone who has children or who takes care of children should have a copy on hand at all times. You never know when you might need this book and information.

The number for poison control is inside the book. It tells you what to look for if you think that your child might have a developmental or speech delay, and more! I now know for sure after looking through this book, that our six and a half year old son has Anxiety. As he gets older, he might have to be on medication for it. We will see.

My five year old daughter is really afraid of bugs, dogs, cats, birds, pretty much any pet or insect that is close to her, she is afraid of. She screams, cries, and shakes really bad when a dog comes to close to her. Even though we have two dogs of our own, she is afraid of them. We own two beagles, and they are gentle as can be. We have fostered dogs and puppies in the past, and they were all little dogs. As we didn't want to have to worry about any dogs fighting with ours. We have never had our dogs fight, they get along well. No dog has ever attacked her, and we are super careful with what she watches on television and in movies. But, she's still deeply afraid of them. Not too much that we can do about this, until she's bigger and older I guess.

My two year old daughter has mouth pain, which I found out through The Big Book of Symptoms, is totally normal. I checked her mouth, and sure enough, her two year molars on the top of her mouth are still working their way through her gums. Poor baby. No wonder she's been having a few rough nights. Time for some motrin before bed tonight for her. Maybe that will help her to sleep better.

My children are my world, and I would do anything for them. Being able to research quickly in book as to what might be wrong with them, and as to what I can do to help them, means alot to me as a mom and parent.

About the Book:
While one of life’s most rewarding endeavors is raising a happy, healthy, well-adjusted child, it can also be one of life’s most demanding and challenging undertakings. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the most respected authority in children’s health, is offering help to parents with its new book, The Big Book of Symptoms: A–Z Guide to Your Child’s Health.

Edited by two esteemed pediatricians, Steven P. Shelov, MD, FAAP, and Shelly V. Flais, MD, FAAP, The Big Book of Symptoms is an A-to-Z directory of more than 100 of the most common childhood symptoms from infancy to adolescence. It is designed to help parents evaluate their child’s symptoms and distinguish minor everyday concerns from more serious conditions. The guide includes an illustrated first aid manual, a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) chart, and age-specific safety and injury prevention tips.

The Big Book of Symptoms offers parents and other caregivers key insight into common symptoms in children from infancy on up, such as:
  • Understand that when your child has a fever, it’s a symptom, not an illness. Pay attention to any other symptoms your child might have before giving her a fever-reducing medicine.
  • Discover how to handle colicky newborns that cry from 3 to 5 hours a day.
  • Ease your toddler into a normal sleeping routine so she isn’t awake at all hours of the night.
  • Whether it’s a bee sting or a tick bite, identify the different reactions to various bites and stings and how to treat your child.
  • Remember how terrible it was to have acne in high school? Help your teenager know how to treat his acne so he won’t be as embarrassed in school.

“There might be a time when parents will face difficult situations,” says Dr. Shelov. “While pediatricians are the best resource for your child’s health care, it’s nice to have something to quickly turn to for research on symptoms and medical information.”

“With medical information changing frequently, The Big Book of Symptoms offers parents the most up-to-date material,” co-editor Dr. Flais said. “Every parent will experience a child getting sick at some time or another, and the AAP wants to be able to help them help their child.”

The Big Book of Symptoms is currently available for purchase on and Barnes &, and it's currently available to purchase at bookstores nationwide.

OR you can enter below using the Rafflecopter form for a chance to Win your own copy of "The Big Book of Symptoms: A-Z Guide to Your Child’s Health" - Book!  Giveaway Ends on 7/31.  This giveaway is open to residents who live in the main 48 continental United States only, sorry.

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Disclosure: I received a copy of The Big Book of Symptoms: A–Z Guide to Your Child’s Health book in exchange for my post. I will also be compensated for my review and giveaway post. Every word above where it says "About the book" are my own.

The Girl Scouts Are Now Following Common Core! #StopCommonCore

They even have Common Core badges that your girls can earn! Yes, you heard me right! I have heard from a girl scout leader about these new badges, and I was honestly shocked that we are just now hearing about this!

This information is on the Girl Scout's website. You can look up your state, then click where is says "Search," and the standards for your state will come up.

It doesn't even matter if you live in a state like Indiana or another state that doesn't follow the Common Core standards, your local Girl Scout troop will be teaching the standards to your children. This is not ok. No one asked us if we were ok with this. Girl Scouts used to pray about things when I was younger. At least my girl scout leader did. I thought that the Girl Scouts were a Christian based group? I guess not.

I wonder how much money they were paid to start including the Common Core standards in their teachings? I can now say that it all comes down to the money.

What's next? Boy scouts? The YMCA? The Boys and Girls Club? Your Church on Sunday mornings?

Is no place sacred anymore?

I will not be signing my children up for anything that teaches my children these standards. I am also working towards homeschooling my children, so don't ask me about that. My husband isn't on board with me homeschooling them yet. I am hoping that in time, he will soon be on board, because it's what best for our children.

But I can tell you that this is what I feel that I might have to do soon. That I might have to Toughen my children up and teach them how to do things to protect themselves and their families in the future. Right now, my children watch Disney movies and cartoons. They are sheltered, for now. But I feel that it's time to end that. No more make believe in their little worlds. No more sugar coating things for them. No more magic for them, for us?

I just found this! I don't know what The Girl Scouts are thinking, other than maybe trying to market themselves more, but I think that they need to fire their PR people!

Low Entry #Giveaways Ending Tonight, Monday 7/21 #giveaways #lowentries

Frozen Elsa T-Shirt and Matching Bow from Ruffled Rose Bowtique on Etsy (@12pm EST) - U.S. - Mountain Laurel Dreams

Toddler Pillow/Blanket set in your choice of color/fabric design (based on availability) from BobbleRoos (@11pm CST) - U.S. - From Downriver to Downright Country *GT

Silhouette Rhinestone Kit - U.S. - Try It-Like It *RC

Three pound bag of Petbrosia Pet Food - U.S. - Itzybellababy *RC

$200 Credit to Marine Layer - US/CAN - Fabulous Win

What Would You Do For A Klondike Bar - board game, and Loaded Questions - board game - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

Disney T-Shirt (2 winners) - U.S. - One Room Cabin *RC

Giveaways With Over 180 Entries, but under 500:

Teething Necklace of your choice from Chewable Jewels - U.S. - Mommy's Favorite Things *RC

Happy Baby Prize Pack - U.S. - Sweet Silly Sara *RC

$100 Amazon GC - Worldwide - Makobi Scribe *GT

An Octopus Amigurumi (plush) from Cherished - US/CAN - Adore by Nat *RC

11"x17" Print from Peanut Oak Prints on Etsy - U.S. - Lemon Grove Blog *RC

Set of 10 hand-stamped "Thinking of You" Notecards with envelopes - U.S. The Chilly Dog *RC

Aeromax Astronaut Youth Helmet - U.S. - Huppie Mama *RC

$50 Visa GC (2 winners) - U.S. - Coupon Savvy Sarah *RC

Sesame Street: Learning Rocks DVD - U.S. - Nicole's Nickels *GT

Fresh Baby products - U.S. - Nicole's Nickels *GT

Littlest Pet Shop Wild Card Game, Transformers Wild Card Game, Splashpals, Splashanimals, Splash Jack, Splash Jack Royal from Winning Moves - U.S. - Koupon Karen *GT

Hello Kitty Australian Gold Sunscreen 45spf - U.S. - Koupon Karen *GT

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Enter For A Chance To Win A $10.00 Amazon Gift Code! Ends 8/4!

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Giveaway Ends on August 4th, 2014!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Low Entry #Giveaways Ending Tonight, Sunday 7/20 #giveaways #lowentries

Bakugan Battle Brawlers for the Nintendo Wii - U.S. - gaynycdad

Cartoon Network’s "Ben 10 Ultimate Alien Mini Action Figure 2-Pack – 16 Yr Old Ben and Shocksquatch - U.S. - gaynycdad

Portable Speaker Case - U.S. - gaynycdad

Nickelodeon DVD’s: Nickelodeon: Robot Invasion and Nickelodeon: Heroes In Action - U.S. - gaynycdad

Nickelodeon DVD’s: Rugrats Reptar Return & Rugrats Outdoor Shenanigans - U.S. - gaynycdad

Stephen Hawking’s Grand Design DVD - U.S. - gaynycdad

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Rio 2 (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Aurora DeJuliis, MD Anti Aging Skin Care Product Package (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Recess Monkey Wired CD (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo CD (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

How to Write a Memoir in 30 Days - book (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

The Blonde - book (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Chuggington Train Set (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

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Punky Doos Take The Stage - children's book - U.S. - Lille Punkin

Zipzicle Frozen Treat Bags - U.S. - Crazy Life as Mom *RC

1-liter bottle of Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus, Two 500ml bottles of Downy Wrinkle Reaser Plus, and three travel bottles of Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus, and a T-shirt - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

Pass to the Moms Meet WOW Summit in Orlando, FL Nov 7-9 2014 - U.S. - Kids and Deals *RC

Two Matkins Placemats of your choice - US/CAN/UK - The Lucky Lunchbox *RC

Three pound box of Petbrosia pet food - U.S. - it's a mom blog *RC

Kellie Little Elliptic Hairbrush - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT 

Giveaways With Over 180 Entries, but under 500:

$25 Carter’s /OshKosh Bgosh Gift Card - U.S. - gaynycdad

Two V.ALRT Personal Safety Devices (2 winners) - US/CAN - *GT

The Mommy MD Guide to Your Baby's First Year - U.S. - Coupons and Lesson Plans *RC

Three months of Free K5 Learning online program for up to two children - Worldwide - Crystals Tiny Treasures *RC

Handmade Set of Four Children's Finger Puppets - U.S. - The Jewish Lady *RC

Spellbinder’s Celebra’tions Collections Stamp Set - U.S. - Sensory Mama Saving Cents *RC

Norwex Body Cloth set (3 pack in Vintage) - U.S. - Your Golden Ticket Blog *RC

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G.H. Cretors Sampler Pack (2 or more bags of popcorn) - U.S. - Moments in Mommyland *RC

Where Courage Calls - book - U.S. - Susan Heim on Writing *RC

Chicken Soup For The Soul: Home Sweet Home - book - U.S. - Planet Weidknecht *RC

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Low Entry #Giveaways Ending Tonight, Saturday 7/19 #Giveaway #LowEntries

Three pound bag of Petbrosia Pet Food for your cat or dog - U.S. - Gabby Lynn Reviews *RC 

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Rio 2 on Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack - U.S. - A Frugal Friend

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God’s Special Surprise Deluxe Gift Set (God's Special Surprise on DVD, a black light, fluorescent pencils and fluorescent chalkuary) - U.S. - Something 2 Offer *GT

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Friday, July 18, 2014

See "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" Trailer At San Diego, CA At Comic-Con, July 25th and July 26th!

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First Official The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Trailer to Premiere Exclusively on the Galaxy Tab® S at San Diego Comic-Con® and in Samsung Experience Shops within Best Buy Locations Nationwide
Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung), have teamed up on the next installment of the global blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.  The collaboration will launch with all fans getting a sneak peek of the film’s first official teaser trailer, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, exclusively on Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab® S ahead of its online release.
In a first-of-its-kind experience, fans will have the opportunity to preview the highly-anticipated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 trailer on the Galaxy Tab S at an exclusive premiere in San Diego during Comic-Con on Friday, July 25. For those outside San Diego, beginning Saturday, July 26, fans can visit participating Samsung Experience Shops within Best Buy locations nationwide throughout the weekend to preview the trailer. Samsung will also provide visitors that view the trailer at Samsung Experience Shops one complimentary ticket to see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 when it opens in theaters worldwide on November 21, while supplies last.
Additionally,  owners of select Galaxy devices* will have the opportunity to download the all-new Hunger Games Movie Pack App, via Google Play™ for access to exclusive content from The Hunger Games franchise.

“We’re giving our consumers the unique experience to premiere the official trailer of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I on our new Galaxy Tab S,” said Todd Pendleton, Chief Marketing Officer, Samsung Telecommunications America. “Together with Lionsgate, we will give Samsung Galaxy owners access to experience The Hunger Games franchise like never before.”

"We’re thrilled to be partnering on Mockingjay 1 with a company that has the global stature of Samsung and whose innovative technologies touch every aspect of consumers’ lives around the world," said Paula Kupfer, SVP of Consumer Products & Licensing at Lionsgate. "They are a perfect fit with our franchise, and together we envision unlimited opportunities for expanding the world of The Hunger Games in exciting and visionary ways." 

During San Diego Comic-Con:
On Friday, July 25 at 12:00pm PT, cast members from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 will introduce the trailer on the Galaxy Tab S in the Capitol Gallery located in the Samsung Galaxy Experience in San Diego (in the Hard Rock Hotel, corner of 5th and L Streets).

Nationwide at Best Buy:
Fans outside the San Diego area can also get an exclusive preview of the first official The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 trailer beginning on Saturday, July 26 and extending through Sunday, July 27 by visiting Samsung Experience Shops inside select Best Buy locations. While supplies last, visitors will receive one complimentary pass to see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 when it opens in theaters November 21. 

The Hunger Games Movie Pack App:
As part of the collaboration, The Hunger Games Movie Pack App will be available to download for free on select Samsung devices* beginning July 28, via Google Play. The app will give Galaxy owners access to exclusive Hunger Games content, including scripts, book excerpts, video clips and more.

Galaxy Tab S owners will have the opportunity to download the first two Hunger Games films for free, in addition to receiving all the exclusive content through the app. Samsung will continue to deliver exclusive Hunger Games content to Galaxy owners through the app leading up to the film’s premiere on November 21.* 

*Samsung, Galaxy, Galaxy S, and Galaxy Tab are all registered trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 
*The Hunger Games Movie Pack App will be available to download for free on the Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy Note Pro, Galaxy Tab Pro, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4 starting July 28. 
*Limit to 200,000 downloads per movie.  Available through December 31, 2014.

About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, (Samsung Mobile) a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets, wireless infrastructure and other telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 270,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US$187.8 billion. To discover more, please visit

Lionsgate is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. Lionsgate currently has over 30 television shows on more than 20 networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men and Nurse Jackie, the comedy Anger Management, the network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show and the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black. 

Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first two installments of The Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the first installment of the Divergent franchise, Now You See MeKevin Hart: Let Me Explain,Warm BodiesThe Expendables 2The PossessionSinister, Roadside Attractions' Mud and Pantelion Films' breakout hit Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.

Lionsgate's home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 15,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.

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