Friday, March 30, 2012

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Friday 3/30)

Illusion by Frank Peretti - book - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire

$50 Personal Creations Gift Code - U.S. - Having Fun Saving *RC

Six (6) Pack of Guitar Strings Bracelets from Wear Your Music - Worldwide - Rockabye Butterfly

Wooden Earthworm that was handmade by Chris at mamaroots Etsy store - U.S. - Herbal Roots

Two Babar DVD's - US/CAN - Does Mommy Love It?

$25 GC to My Baby Pajamas - U.S. - My Baby Pajamas blog

Set of Popgrrl Nail Charms - U.S. - Experimental Mommy

Customizable Retractable Dog Leash from Flexi USA (@9pm EST) - U.S. - Miley's Daily Scoop

Quiltmaker Volume 3 software ($24.95 value) - (@10pm) U.S. - DFW Craft Shows

Red Double Tote Bag ($17.99 value) and a Single Origami Wine Bag ($24.99 value) (@6pm PST) - U.S. - Minnesota Girl Transplanted into LA

Four blank Mini Notecards, a Crocheted-Appliqued Pot Holder, and an Embroidered Wall Art Hoop from Doubtful Pixie's Etsy shop - U.S. - Sweet Tiny Blessings *RC

Plexus Decision Pack (includes a 3 day trial pack of Plexus Slim & Accelerator & a DVD with testimonies and business info on it) - US/CAN - One Busy Moma

250 Personalized Stickers/Labels from - U.S. - Brookie's Baby Bargains *RC

$25 Credit to - U.S. - Brookie's Baby Bargains *RC

6 Pack of Potty Covers - U.S. - Brookie's Baby Bargains *RC

Personalized Birthday Chronicle (2 winners) - U.S. - Brookie's Baby Bargains *RC

Ebook of Charming by Susie Kaye Lopez (3 winners) - Internationally - Catch the Line *RC

Cook'n Recipe Organizer 10 software - Internationally - Yona Williams *RC

FunBites Luv-It Food Cutter - U.S. - Kangaroo Mama *RC

Three sets of LunchSkins2 packs ($33 value), a three-month subscription to The Six O’Clock Scramble ($21 value), a time and stress-saving weekly dinner planning system to help busy families put easy, healthy and delicious meals on the table each and every night - U.S. - Go Graham Go

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Thursday 3/29)

$25 Gift Card to Publix - U.S. - Love, Peace and Tiny Feet *RC

Teething Bling Gift Set - Mondays with Mac

Your choice of one of four fabulous Tiaras/Headbands (value $129.95 each) from USAbride - Manolo for the Brides

My Memories Suite Software (@9pm CST) - Worldwide - DogsMom Visits

Romper from Baby Babushka - US/CAN - Does Mommy Love It?

Paper Wallets in design of your choice from the Series 3 wallets, or the Classic wallets (2 winners) - Hanging Off The Wire

The Perfect Pet for Peyton - children's book - U.S. - Housewife on a Mission *RC

Pair of Uptied Sandals by LAMO - U.S. - Aspiring New Moms

Hamberger Helper Prize Pack - U.S. - Cozy Home Scenes

$25 GC (@midnight MST) - U.S. - Pretty Providence

Framed print from Deanna Molinaro titled "Awkard" ($40 value) (@10pm) - DFWCraftShows

CEB Bible - Hanging Off The Wire

Dale & Thomas Easter popcorn Sampler - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire

Six wooden Colored Eggs from Imagination Kids - U.S. - inRandom

Jarod Lee's new CD "Falling Through Holes" - Networking Witches

Jar of Salsa Senorita of your choice - Networking Witches

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

5 Things I worry about raising my son and Worries For My Son's Future...

Today I came upon an article someone shared on Facebook called "5 things I worry about raising a boy." It got me thinking that while I may have normal worries of most parents with little boys, but I have more.

I have the same worries that other moms do, and more. My son Matthew is 4 1/2 and has some behavioral issues. We are working on it, but it's slow going. He is talking back, telling his sister to do things that we tell her not to, and his anger sometimes, it out of control. I feel like a bad mom because of his behavior, even though I know that I have very little to do with the way he acts. He likes to tease her too, and I don't like teasing. I have started to punish him for it, since doing it to him, he just laughs and thinks it's funny. So he doesn't understand yet that he can hurt other people's feelings by teasing them.

He has sensor integration disorder and possibly asperger's. He is currently in special ed PreK. I worry about him being able to attend school normally with other children, or he will have to attend a special ed kindergarten next year. His birthday is ONE day from the cut off day, but because he is attending PreK and because he is very book smart, they feel that going to kindergarten is the best solution for him. Social wise and book smart wise, he is ready, but his behavior and understanding of other people's emotions, could hold him back. He knows the alphabet, colors most kids don't know (black, white, peach, apricot, lavender, grey, and more, and his shapes (including oval, diamond, octagon, rectangle, hexagon, and a few others that I didn't knew that he knew about). He can count to 40 now, and recognizes numbers up to 40. We are working on addition and subtraction physically, not on paper, as to show him what addition and subtraction is before trying to get him to work on it on paper. He does puzzles really well and he recognizes patterns and how to put things in the correct pattens. He is already spelling 3 and 4 letter words. Most kids his age, from other parents around me with their children, can't do this. (If your child can, that's awesome!) He can also spell his own name! I just learned this today!

But I have more than the normal worries for my son that not all other parents have. I just want him to be able to attend school with normal children his age. This is my current goal for him, but if he ends up in special Ed kindergarten, then I am alright with that too. Then maybe, he will be able to attend a normal first grade class, and so on! A parent like me, with a child like Matthew, can only hope that he will learn to better fit in, and not have so many anger issues, not be so stubborn, and to not get so frustrated about the little things.

Celebrate Spring with Healthy Kids Meals at Chick-Fil-A! (Giveaway!) (U.S.) Ends 4/8 (Rafflecopter)

My children and I LOVE Chick-fil-A! They really love going and being able to play and eat their lunch at the same time! I especially like their Grilled Chicken Sandwich! I am almost six months pregnant, and their fried chicken sandwich gives me bad heartburn. It's really nice to know that I can eat something healthier for me and for my unborn child, and not have to sacrifice taste or flavor. (Plus it comes with lettuce and tomatoes!)  I also like that I can choose to have my grilled chicken sandwich without pickles, and with whatever sauce my heart desires! Build your own Chick-fil-A Nutritious Kid's Meal on!

Above is my daughter's idea of a healthy lunch, but with the 6 piece chicken nuggets and small sweet tea instead! She also loves the grapes and sometimes eats the apples. I wish that Chick-fil-a had the choice of getting just a bowl of red grapes! That would make me and my baby girl very happy.

Above is another example of a nutritious Chick-fil-a Kid's Meal, but with a Buddy Fruits pack. Chloe hasn't gotten into the whole drinking or eating fruit out of these pouches yet. She tried one the other day, and didn't like it. But she was determined to make me spend one dollar on it for her at Walmart. She tried it, but didn't like it. To me, it tasted like strawberry applesauce, or baby food. It was alright, but different for someone who hasn't had it before.

Little Golden Books has teamed up with Chick-fil-A to offer you a 20% off coupon code to use at on any Little Golden book of your choice! You can also PRINT out a FREE Family Activity Pack from Little Golden Books!

Lace up your sneakers because the new Nutritious Chick-fil-A Kid’s Meals are going to help fuel active family fun! Spring is here and what better way to promote an active lifestyle, and enjoy the great outdoors than with some old school games for your family to enjoy. The Old School Fun blog app is now available with classic old school games for the family and a fun throwback quiz!

Take the Old School Fun quiz and share your results and your favorite old school activities from the blog app in a comment below! (Your comment will be used as an entry into the giveaway!)

Use the Rafflecopter Form below to enter this giveaway! Open to residents of the continental United States only. No P.O. Boxes, sorry. One winner will Win 3 coupons for three FREE Kid's Meals at Chick-fil-A!

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Wednesday 3/28)

The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy & Birth OR The Mommy MD Guide to Your Baby's First Year (2 winners) - U.S. - Outnumbered 3 to 1 *RC

A Perfect Pet for Peyton children's book - U.S. - I'm On My Way *RC

Chevron Case (pillow case) from Ekofabrik - US/CAN - Does Mommy Love It?

Flying Card (Freesbie) - Hanging Off The Wire

2 month subscription to the Smooth Skin Care Club of the month from Naturally Me (Includes: 4oz All Over Butter, 6oz. Body Scrub, and Naturally Me Natural Bar Soap) - Hanging Off The Wire

Sunset Tank Top, Roxburry Charcoal Shorts and Wilshire Zip Hoody from Camp Beverly Hills - U.S. - VivaLuxury

Half Case of Beanfields Chips - U.S. - Gluten Free For Jen *RC

Spa Baby Tub or Spa Baby Eco Tub - US/CAN - Happily Domestic

Quest For Zhu & ZhuZhu Pets Prize Pack (Quest for Zhu the movie DVD, Set of 4 Limited Edition Collectible ZhuZhu Pets Figurines, Official Soundtrack - Quest for Zhu CD, Zhu Zhu Baby (including accessories), and a Quest For Zhu fold out poster) - U.S. - SuperExhausted *RC

The Dr. Oetker's Ristorante Prize Pack (includes: branded pizza cutter, branded freezer bag, Free Dr. Oetker coupon, and a Pizza Slice & Serve Board from Crate and Barrel) - U.S. - mom's favorite stuff *RC

Ebook of "Imperfect" by Melissa Clark (2 winners) - meremade

125x125 advertising space at Frugal Follies - 4/2/12 - 6/30/12 - Frugal Follies *RC

Lock&Lock BPA Free 36 Piece Airtight Container Set - U.S. - Crock Pot Ladies *RC

Spring Outfit of Choice from Rock Me - U.S. - Mommy Gaga *RC

Handmade Sock Monkey by MushTushy ($20 value) (@10pm) - U.S. - DFW Craft Shows

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Wordless Wednesday (3/28) - My Girl!

Her first Starbucks drink! 
(a chocolate milk frap, yes, they charged me $2.95 for the darn thing, and she only drank half of it.)

Riding a Dinosaur at a local park.
(Where did my baby go?)

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Tuesday 3/27)

Combination Padlock No. 1534D, from Master Lock - U.S. - The Adventures of Paul & Natalie

Sarah's Silks - Pocket PlaySilk - Worldwide - The Enchanted Tree

Six Bags Of Cobra Corn (popcorn) - Daddy Waddy Weeviews *RC

The Spot It game - U.S. - Tatums Family Reviews

Sample pack of Somersault snacks - Hanging Off The Wire

Passion and Pretense by Susan Gee Heino - book - U.S. - Paperback Adventures *RC

$50 GC to Kana - US/CAN - Does Mommy Love It?

Precious Moments® Easter Bible Storybook - U.S. - Just a little Creativity *RC

The Woodcarver DVD - U.S. - The Loose Screw

Two Strawberry Shortcake DVD's (4 winners) - U.S. - Cuckoo For Coupon Deals

$20 Gift Certificate to - U.S. - Piece of ME

Couture Signature Necklace and a Pink Royal Keychain - Kobiso *GT

A Little Guide to First Communion Book ($5 value) - US/CAN - Identity Discovery *RC

Mini Book of Grandwiches ($12 value) - US/CAN - Identity Discovery *RC

30 Day supply of Flushy, Trashy, and Sinky - Identity Discovery *RC

Ebook of Spell Checked by C.G. Powell (2 winners) - Identity Discovery *RC

Aurorae “Synergy” Yoga Mat-Towel Combination - U.S. - Contest-Corner

$10 Coupon Code to Plum District (5 winners) - Worldwide - Almost All The Truth *RC

Easter Basket filled with surprise selection of 8 products from the Busytown Easter Gift Picks (including: Busytown Small Vehicle Pack, Busytown 2-pack Figure, Busytown Mini Plush, and a Roadway Starter Kit) - U.S. - The Mom Reviews

Monday, March 26, 2012

Check out the Newly Released Music Video "Rise" from Disneynature's CHIMPANZEE!

The newly released music video “Rise” from the McClain Sisters for Disneynature’s CHIMPANZEE is now available on YouTube:

Hollywood Records recently announced today the signing of McClain Sisters, comprised of China Anne McClain, star of Disney Channel’s hit series A.N.T. FARM, and her sisters Lauryn, and Sierra, a trio whose captivating talent and undeniable star quality will inevitably end the music industry’s decades-long quest for a best-selling girl-group.

“We are thrilled to have China Anne, Lauryn, and Sierra, join our music family,” commented Executive Vice President of Disney Music Group, Ken Bunt. “They are three exceptionally talented young artists with a very exciting road ahead of them.”

McClain Sisters lead singer China Anne McClain is an acclaimed young actress who, in addition to starring in Disney Channel’s A.N.T. FARM, a role for which she received a 2012 NAACP Image Award nomination, also starred in the House of Payne television series and the movie The Gospel. The talented trio’s mounting popularity is evidenced by accomplishments such as the A.N.T. FARM soundtrack’s soaring debut at #29 on the Billboard 200, which includes tracks by McClain Sisters “Electronic Apology” and “Perfect Mistake,” as well as notable acting roles in the Tyler Perry feature film Daddy’s Little Girls and a recent performance for more than 72,000 at RODEOHOUSTON 2012.

"We are beyond happy to be joining the Hollywood Records family,” shared the McClain Sisters. “Music has always been a part of our lives and now we cannot wait to share our music with everyone.”

“Rise,” written and performed by McClain Sisters after being inspired by Disneynature’s feature film CHIMPANZEE, is the latest Disney Friends for Change anthem. With the motivating lyrics “Together we can do anything,” the song captures the central message of the program: when kids and families work together, they can inspire each other and their communities to make a lasting, positive change in the world. “Rise” is the fourth Friends for Change anthem to be released with a benefit back to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. This contribution marks nearly $1 million awarded through the music campaign to charities working to protect the planet and conserve nature for future generations.

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CHIMPANZEE hits theaters everywhere on April 20th!

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Monday 3/26)

The Sitter DVD - U.S. - Laughing Lindsey

$25 Shopping Spree with Vintage Couture - U.S. - Your Golden Ticket Blog *RC

Six (6) Votive Candle Mia Bella - Snowberry Pine scented - U.S. - Home Jobs By Mom *RC
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$15 GC to Craftaholic Mommy - U.S. - The Peanuts Gang *RC

UPrinting 250 Die-cut Business cards - U.S. - Mom and More *RC

A Place for Bats by Melissa Stewart/Higgins Bond - book - U.S. - Boys and Literacy *RC

Veggie Tales- Robin Good and His Not So Merry Men DVD (@8pm) U.S. - My OKC Mommy

Tommee Tippee Sippy Cups (@8pm) U.S. - My OKC Mommy

Spring Socks from New Balance (@8pm) U.S. - My OKC Mommy

7ft Inflatable Easter Bunny (@8pm) U.S. - My OKC Mommy

$25 Dollar Coupon Code For Wholesale Costume Club - Daddy Waddy Weeviews *RC

$25 HEB gift card (@9pm) - U.S. - Screwed Up Texan

3 pack Oppo Rings, Fancy Nancy Mini Game, Shains with 4 elements, and Me Band - U.S. - Two Savvy Sisters *RC

Boogie Wipes Pack - U.S. - Fuggs and Foach *RC

The Taste of Snow by Stephen V. Masse - book - SAHAM & TW(2b) *RC

The Woodcarver DVD - U.S. - Home of OHM *RC

Lifetime Membership and All-Access Pass to - U.S. - My Four Monkeys *RC

Phix Energy Drink Sampler - U.S. - Identity Discovery *RC

The Pioneer Woman, Food from my Frontier - autographed cookbook - A Full Day

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Sunday 3/25)

Combo 6-Pack Of the Latest and Greatest Coupons (@11pm EST) U.S. - Having Fun Saving *RC

Illusion by Frank Peretti - book - U.S. - CRichman Freebies *RC

$25 GC to Publix - U.S. - Maves Faves *RC

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love - book - US/CAN - Laughing Lindsey

Six (6) Bags of Cobra Corn - U.S. - The Second Thought *RC

TriTective Card Game - US/CAN - Den School *RC

250 pcs. Hang Tags from - U.S. - Adventures-In-Mommy-Land

Onesie from Holly's Essentials - US/CAN - Does Mommy Love It?

Your choice of a Baby Scentsy Buddy and Scent Pak (@6pm PST) - Fringies

Bottle of C Spray ($19.99 ARV) (10 winners) - U.S. - The Mommy

Howard B. Wigglebottom Book of choice - U.S. - Momma T and Baby E *RC

Squinkies, Series 1 from Blip Toys - gaynycdad

Bob the Builder: Here to Help DVD - gaynycdad

Nanoblock Pig - gaynycdad

Cartoon Network’s Regular Show Slack pack DVD (3 winners) - gaynycdad

LEGO® Star Wars™ ZipBin® Small Millennium Falcon™ Minifigure Case from Neat-Oh - gaynycdad

How Not To Kill Your Baby - book -

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love (3 winners) (@8pm CST) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Coupon for FREE Old Orchard Cranberry Naturals (@8pm CST) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Veggie Tales: Robin Good DVD (@8pm CST) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Yoplait Trix Prize Pack (@8pm CST) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

The Guardian Duke Book (@8pm CST) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy