Chicken Soup For The Soul: Be The Best You Can Be #Giveaway

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About the Book

Self-esteem, tolerance, good values – these are gifts that will last children a lifetime and help them become successful adults. These stories, great for kids to discuss with parents and teachers, help them be the best they can be.

This collection shows kids positive role models to follow in its stories about making good choices, having confidence, and doing the right thing. Parents and grandparents will enjoy discussing the stories with children, making it a family event. Great for teachers to share with students, too.

This book harnesses the power of storytelling to inspire and teach kids, while also entertaining them. Key issues such as bullying, tolerance, and values are addressed in stories selected from Chicken Soup for the Soul’s vast library and represent the best on these topics from the company’s 22-year history.

This book is a joint project of Chicken Soup for the Soul and The Boniuk Foundation, which are working together to promote tolerance, respect, and compassion, inspiring young people and adults to embrace their differences, reject stereotypes, and make good choices. It’s part of a larger effort that includes additional books for teens, college students, parents, and grandparents, as well as a family television show every Saturday morning starting in October.

 

Purpose of the Books

After 20 years of bringing real people and their stories together to touch the lives of others, Chicken Soup for the Soul® has gone beyond the bookstore to become a world leader in life improvement. Chicken Soup for the Soul is home to the largest catalog of user-generated, life-changing stories. Through books, movies, DVDs, online resources and other partnerships it brings hope, courage, inspiration and love to hundreds of millions of people around the world. Chicken Soup for the Soul authors and readers belong to a one-of-a-kind global community that shares advice, support, guidance, comfort, and knowledge.

 

About the Company

Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, publishes all the latest titles in the famous Chicken Soup for the Soul book series which are distributed through Simon and Schuster, Inc. Since 1993, books in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series have sold more than 112 million copies, with titles translated into more than 40 languages. Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing also licenses the right to use its famous trademark to high quality licensees through IMG, the world’s premier licensing agent. The company is currently implementing a plan to expand into all media, is working with TV networks on several TV shows and is developing a major Internet presence dedicated to life improvement, emotional support and inspiration. In 2007, USA Today named Chicken Soup for the Soul one of the five most memorable and impactful books in the last quarter century. For more information visit: http://www.chickensoup.com/.

 

Facts About The Reach of The Books

  • Total retail sales of Chicken Soup for the Soul branded merchandise have topped $1.3 billion.
  • The Chicken Soup for the Soul book series of over 200 titles has sold over 112 million copies, with titles translated into more than 40 languages.
  • In 2008, Chicken Soup for the Soul became the best-selling trade paperback series in the history of publishing.
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul is one of the world’s most well-known brands– 88.7% of the US public not only recognizes the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand, but knows what it is (source—Harris Polls).
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul holds the world record for having the most titles on the New York Times bestseller list at one time.
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul receives millions of monthly media impressions, with cross-promotion relationships in place with top media brands like King Features, Woman’s World, BeliefNet and others.
  • Many of the world’s leading consumer brands have looked to Chicken Soup for the Soul for co-branding opportunities, including American Idol®, Coke®, NASCAR®, Marriott®, Campbell’s®, Arby’s®, Golf Digest® and others.
  • Time Magazine called the Chicken Soup for the Soul series the “Publishing phenomenon of the decade.”
  • In 2007, USA Today named Chicken Soup for the Soul one of the five most memorable and impactful books in the last quarter century.
  • In 2008, Chicken Soup for the Soul and dick clark productions entered into an agreement to develop a television series based on the brand.

My Take On The Book

This book is specifically written for kids and preteens. It contains over 100 stories either written by the children/teens or told to adults who wrote them. The content varies in topic. Here are a few of the major chapters: doing the right thing, having confidence in yourself, handling bullies, being generous.
I would like to share with you two of the entries. From the chapter “Handling Bullies” , Jennifer Youngblood writes of her experience in middle school of being bullied by a girl names Rosalie. It was not until Jennifer had a conversation with her mother about her father’s outgoing nature that Jennifer formed a solution to the bullying. She was nice to Rosalie. Yes, it took time but Rosalie responded to Jennifer’s quiet smiles and then verbal “hello”.
Another story from the chapter called “Having Confidence in Yourself” was written by Jody Fuller. Jody stuttered all through his life. As a young child it was not as detrimental to friends, but in middle school and high school, he was teased and began to form a low self concept of himself. He was embarrassed to speak in class or to friends.Jody turned his negative concept to a positive one. He became a public speaker among other things.
So many inspirational stories for your child to read and hopefully discuss with his parent. To me this is a perfect book to share with your child.

Giveaway

How would you like to win this for yourself or for your family? All you need to do is fill out the below form to be entered.  The contest will run for one week and will end on May 1, 2015.

Winner must be a resident of the U.S or Canada.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Be the Best You Can Be

Winners are chosen at random, if you want all your chances counted, make sure you leave individual comments, not all of them in one!

Winner has 48 hours to contact me or another name will be chosen.

DVD Giveaway: My Little Pony Tales: The Complete Classic TV Series

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About the DVD

Attention My Little Pony fans of yore, My Little Pony Tales: The Complete Classic TV Series is coming to DVD on April 28, 2015, in the U.S. and Canada from Shout! Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios! The 2-DVD set includes all 13 episodes of the show, originally airing on television in 1992, as well as sing-alongs.

Ponyland is full of excitement, if you know where to find it, and now all of your favorite My Little Pony Tales are finally collected in one amazing set! Join the 7 Pony Friends—Starlight, Sweetheart, Melody, Bright Eyes, Patch, Clover and Bon Bon — for 13 episodes of outrageous fun! Games, picnics, ice cream shops, roller derbies and even UFOs… nothing is off-limits when it comes to grand Pony adventures!

 

Episodes include:

Disc 1                                                                                             Disc 2

Slumber Party / Too Sick To Notice                                                                Princess Problems / An Apple For Starlight

Battle Of The Bands / And The Winner Is…                                                Up, Up And Away / Sister Of The Bride

Stand By Me / The Tea Party                                                                               Birds Of A Feather / Send In The Clown

The Masquerade / Out Of Luck                                                                          Happy Birthday, Sweetheart / Gribet

The Play’s The Thing / Shop Talk                                                                      Bon Bon’s Diary / Just For Kicks

Impractical Joker/ The Great Lemonade Stand Wars                            Ponies In Paradise / Who’s Responsible

Blue Ribbon Blues / Roll Around The Clock

 

Bonus Features:

Sing-Alongs

 

My Take on the DVD

I remember this series when I was a kid and I love that now my kids can experience this great cartoon as well. This DVD has a great collection of episodes that any fan of My Little Pony will love. My daughter’s favorite episodes included Just for Kicks and Slumber Party, but they really loved all of the episodes. That being said, I won’t lie, I can say that as a dad the episodes have some great messages and the friendship and teamwork that you see in the episodes.
Giveaway

How would you like to win this for yourself or for your family? All you need to do is fill out the below form to be entered.  The contest will run for one week and will end on April 21, 2015.

Winner must be a resident of the U.S.

My Little Pony: The Complete Series DVD

Winners are chosen at random, if you want all your chances counted, make sure you leave individual comments, not all of them in one!

Winner has 48 hours to contact me or another name will be chosen.

 

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Home Film + Disney Book Giveaway


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About True Meaning of Smekday

The book that inspired HOME, now a major motion picture!

 

It all starts with a school essay.

When twelve-year-old Gratuity (“Tip”) Tucci is assigned to write five pages on “The True Meaning of Smekday” for the National Time Capsule contest, she’s not sure where to begin. When her mom started telling everyone about the messages aliens were sending through a mole on the back of her neck? Maybe on Christmas Eve, when huge, bizarre spaceships descended on the Earth and the aliens—called Boov—abducted her mother? Or when the Boov declared Earth a colony, renamed it “Smekland” (in honor of glorious Captain Smek), and forced all Americans to relocate to Florida via rocketpod?

In any case, Gratuity’s story is much, much bigger than the assignment. It involves her unlikely friendship with a renegade Boov mechanic named J.Lo.; a futile journey south to find Gratuity’s mother at the Happy Mouse Kingdom; a cross-country road trip in a hovercar called Slushious; and an outrageous plan to save the Earth from yet another alien invasion.
Fully illustrated with “photos,” drawings, newspaper clippings, and comics sequences, this is a hilarious, perceptive, genre-bending novel from best-selling author Adam Rex.

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© Adam Rex

 

About Smek for President!

In this much anticipated sequel to The True Meaning of Smekday, Tip and J.Lo are back for another hilarious intergalactic adventure. And this time (and last time, and maybe next time), they want to make things right with the Boov.

After Tip and J.Lo banished the Gorg from Earth in a scheme involving the cloning of many, many cats, the pair is notorious—but not for their heroics. Instead, human Dan Landry has taken credit for conquering the Gorg, and the Boov blame J.Lo for ruining their colonization of the planet. Determined to clear his name, J.Lo and Tip pack into Slushious, a Chevy that J.Lo has engineered into a fairly operational spaceship, and head to New Boovworld, the aliens’ new home on one of Saturn’s moons.

But their welcome isn’t quite as warm as Tip and J.Lo would have liked. J.Lo is dubbed Public Enemy Number One, and Captain Smek knows that capturing the alien is the only way he’ll stand a chance in the Boovs’ first-ever presidential election.

With the help of a friendly flying billboard named Bill, a journey through various garbage chutes, a bit of time travel, and a slew of hilarious Boovish accents, Tip and J.Lo must fight to set the record straight—and return home in once piece.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Adam Rex is the New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of Frankenstein Makes A Sandwich.  His other books include Pssst!MoondayThe True Meaning of SmekdayFat Vampire, and Cold Cereal. He also illustrated the Brixton Brothers series, Billy Twitters and his Blue Whale Problem, and Chloe and the Lion, all by Mac Barnett and Chu’s Day by Neil Gaiman. He lives in Tucson, Arizona. Visit him at adamrex.com or follow him on Twitter @MrAdamRex.

 

LEARN MORE

Learn more about True Meaning of Smekday

Learn more about Smek for President

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Follow Adam Rex on Twitter

 
Giveaway

The book series that inspired the hit film, HOME!

One (1) winner receives:

  • copies of True Meaning of Smekday and Smek for President
  • and $25 Visa gift card to see HOME in theaters!

 

How would you like to win this for yourself or for your family? All you need to do is fill out the below form to be entered.  The contest will run for one week and will end on April 13, 2015.

Home Film + Disney Book Giveaway

Winner must be a resident of the U.S.

Winners are chosen at random, if you want all your chances counted, make sure you leave individual comments, not all of them in one!

Winner has 48 hours to contact me or another name will be chosen.

 

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Chicken Soup For The Soul: Thank You Mom #Giveaway

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About the Book

A mother’s job is never done, but in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks to My Mom, she gets the praise she deserves! Children of all ages share their words of thanks in these 101 stories of love, learning, and gratitude to the woman they couldn’t have done without!

This new collection is filled with heartwarming and entertaining anecdotes by grateful children, all in praise of the woman who encourages them, supports them, and most importantly, loves them. These stories will brighten any mother’s day, and show her that the kids were paying attention after all.

 

Purpose of the Books

After 20 years of bringing real people and their stories together to touch the lives of others, Chicken Soup for the Soul® has gone beyond the bookstore to become a world leader in life improvement. Chicken Soup for the Soul is home to the largest catalog of user-generated, life-changing stories. Through books, movies, DVDs, online resources and other partnerships it brings hope, courage, inspiration and love to hundreds of millions of people around the world. Chicken Soup for the Soul authors and readers belong to a one-of-a-kind global community that shares advice, support, guidance, comfort, and knowledge.

 

About the Company

Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, publishes all the latest titles in the famous Chicken Soup for the Soul book series which are distributed through Simon and Schuster, Inc. Since 1993, books in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series have sold more than 112 million copies, with titles translated into more than 40 languages. Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing also licenses the right to use its famous trademark to high quality licensees through IMG, the world’s premier licensing agent. The company is currently implementing a plan to expand into all media, is working with TV networks on several TV shows and is developing a major Internet presence dedicated to life improvement, emotional support and inspiration. In 2007, USA Today named Chicken Soup for the Soul one of the five most memorable and impactful books in the last quarter century. For more information visit: http://www.chickensoup.com/.

 

Facts About The Reach of The Books

  • Total retail sales of Chicken Soup for the Soul branded merchandise have topped $1.3 billion.
  • The Chicken Soup for the Soul book series of over 200 titles has sold over 112 million copies, with titles translated into more than 40 languages.
  • In 2008, Chicken Soup for the Soul became the best-selling trade paperback series in the history of publishing.
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul is one of the world’s most well-known brands– 88.7% of the US public not only recognizes the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand, but knows what it is (source—Harris Polls).
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul holds the world record for having the most titles on the New York Times bestseller list at one time.
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul receives millions of monthly media impressions, with cross-promotion relationships in place with top media brands like King Features, Woman’s World, BeliefNet and others.
  • Many of the world’s leading consumer brands have looked to Chicken Soup for the Soul for co-branding opportunities, including American Idol®, Coke®, NASCAR®, Marriott®, Campbell’s®, Arby’s®, Golf Digest® and others.
  • Time Magazine called the Chicken Soup for the Soul series the “Publishing phenomenon of the decade.”
  • In 2007, USA Today named Chicken Soup for the Soul one of the five most memorable and impactful books in the last quarter century.
  • In 2008, Chicken Soup for the Soul and dick clark productions entered into an agreement to develop a television series based on the brand.

My Take On The Book

This is a precious book of stories gathered from men and women about their mothers. You will read about mothers as role models for their children, moms that rise to health challenges, and even moms who get into playful mischief. Moms can be cheerleaders, instill wisdom in their children, and they love and accept their children. Moms are our first teachers.
So many wonderful stories to read and think about. I would like to share one with you. It is Nancy Julien Kopp’s story called “Mom’s recipe for Life”. What a wonderful role model Julien’s mother was for her in her life. Her mom’s recipe was to smile and make conversation with people she met on the street, in line at the grocery store, where ever she was. Julien said it often embarrassed her, but as Julien became older she saw the gift of her mother’s recipe and began to follow the recipe herself. We  never know who may need that smile or just the recognition of a “hello”.
This is a book worth reading.  Remember your mother is only with you a short time. Appreciate her life lessons, let her know she is loved, and never take her for granted.

Giveaway

How would you like to win this for yourself or for your family? All you need to do is fill out the below form to be entered.  The contest will run for one week and will end on April 17, 2015.

Winner must be a resident of the U.S or Canada.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thank You Mom!

Winners are chosen at random, if you want all your chances counted, make sure you leave individual comments, not all of them in one!

Winner has 48 hours to contact me or another name will be chosen.

The Secret Millionaires Club Imparts Entrepreneurial Skills!

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Did you know that April is “National Financial Literacy Month” and a great opportunity to put teaching children of all ages about the basics of finance at the top of the list!

 

Teaching financial literacy to kids at a young age is a priority for famed investor and philanthropist, Warren Buffett.  To make learning fun, Mr. Buffett became an animated character in his own animated series, Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club, lending his image and voice to the television series created by Genius Brands International that offers tips to kids on practical money management.

 

As Mr. Buffett said in a Forbes interview, “It’s never too early to help kids understand about money. Whether it’s understanding the cost of the new toy they want, or the value of saving money. Kids are exposed to money matters from a very young age, so why not help them understand it and develop healthy habits early on?”

 

Produced for kids 6–11, Secret Millionaires Club engages kids with basic lessons in business and imparts healthy habits from an early age. In the series, Warren Buffett is a mentor to a group of kids, helping them learn about the “business of life” through a series of adventures. Every episode offers valuable life lessons, and as Mr. Buffett reminds the kids at the end of every episode, “the best investment you can make is an investment in yourself!”

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Mr. Buffett’s celebrity friends appear as special guests in episodes of Secret Millionaires Club, including Jay Z, Bill Gates, Shaquille O’Neal, Gisele Bündchen, Kelly Rowland, Nick Cannon and others who impart their own positive lessons.

 

“Given the current state of the economy, it is imperative that parents begin teaching their kids about financial responsibility at a young age, and the Secret Millionaires Club provides an entertainment platform for parents and children to participate and learn together in a fun and safe environment.”

Mr. Warren Buffett

 

There are many ways to learn and enjoy Secret Millionaires Club with your children:

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Secret Millionaires Club Volumes 1 & 2 are available on DVD from Cinedigm.

 

Volume 1 episodes include: Be Cool to your School, Neither a Borrower nor a Lender Be, Dude, When Pigs Fly, The Cost of Giving, Elena’s Shaqtastic Adventure (featuring Shaquille O’Neal), Avast Ye Downloads. Plus five additional animated shorts.

 

Volume 2 episodes include: Down and Out in Beijing, Listen to the Music, Paranormally We Don’t Do This Kind of Thing, The Final Financial Fronteir, Sweeeet!, Just Say Snow. Plus five additional animated shorts.

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AND, The book Secret Millionaires Club: Warren Buffett’s 26 Secrets to Success in the Business of Life ($24.95) by Amy Heyward and Andy Heyward, co-authors and co-executive producers on the animated series, is available at retail and online at Amazon.com.  The book features all of the same lessons featured in the animated series. Chapters include, “Don’t Be Afraid to Make Mistakes;” “Love What You Do;” “Protect Your Reputation;” “If You Fail, Try Again;” Confidence Comes With Understanding,” and many other lessons from Mr. Buffett, which he credits for his own success in life.

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The Secret Millionaires Club Learn & Earn program, available at www.smckids.com, teaches financial literacy and entrepreneurship through activities for the classroom, home, and other settings where students and families learn. It was developed to extend the lessons of the Secret Millionaires Club webisodes and prime-time TV specials, both of which feature Warren Buffett. Now, classrooms, homes, and learning settings across the country can benefit from the knowledge of this financial guru and his fictional friends!

 

A robust array of materials sponsored by the Fairholme Foundation has been developed for distribution to schools, youth organizations, and families. Classroom-specific activities are based on Common Core State Standards to ensure maximum integration and seamless implementation.

 

And sponsored by Fairhome Foundation is the annual Secret Millionaires Club “Grow Your Own Business Challenge, ” currently it its 4th year.  The contest encourages kids to put the lessons learned from Secret Millionaires Club to practical use by applying what they’ve learned to come up with their own original business ideas. More than 100,000 classrooms and youth organizations nationwide have taken advantage of the free tools and lessons for teaching good financial habits to youth. Finalists will present their ideas to Warren Buffett and a panel of judges during a private lunch in Omaha in May 2015. Each individual and group winner will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship. Finalists also nominate an educator to join them in Omaha, and educators can win a grant worth up to $1,000.  Winners of this year’s challenge will to be announced in May.

 

Additionally, there are plenty of games your children can play on www.smckids.com, such as Number Blaster, Counting Money, What Do You Now About Business and Business-Building Brainstorm, and comic books.   Current products available can be purchased at the Secret Millionaires Club online store: http://secretmillionairesclubshop.com.   And get ready for new products debuting this summer!

 
Giveaway

To celebrate Financial Literacy Month, I have teamed up with Cinedigm to giveaway two copies of Secret Millionaires Club, Volume 1 DVD (SRP: $14.93) for my readers. All you have to do is enter below!

Warren Buffett’s Secret Million’s Club Volume 1 DVD

Winner must be a resident of the U.S.

Winners are chosen at random, if you want all your chances counted, make sure you leave individual comments, not all of them in one!

Winner has 48 hours to contact me or another name will be chosen.

 

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Skip The Sugar This Easter – Give A Vanilla Gift Instead

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Pops of green scenery, flower buds and warm temperatures are (hopefully) in our near future-spring is on its way. With this, pastel painted marshmallow peeps, chocolate shaped bunnies, and eggs filled with all the sugary sweet concoctions under the sun have begun to flood store shelves nationwide. The Easter bunny is also on his way.

Instead of filling loved one’s baskets tacky, overpriced stuffed animals and sweets sure to induce sugar highs, why not give them something everyone can make use of?  Money to spend as they please.

Vanilla Gift is a gift card, accepted anywhere Visa is, with denominations up to $500. They come in numerous themes and designs, are available at retailers nationwide and come ready to use immediately.

 

My take on Vanilla Gift

What a great way to let the one you love know that you care. In giving a Vanilla Gift, you allow the person to decide what they want, instead if just loading them up with sugar. Sounds like a better idea for me as a parent, as my kids get enough sugar without more being added in the mix on holidays such as Easter. In trying the card myself I found it to be very easy to use and with portability comes ease of access. I also found that being that it has the VISA name attached to it, it was accepted wherever we went.

 

Giveaway

How would you like to win a $25 Vanilla Gift gift card for yourself or for your family? All you need to do is fill out the below form to be entered.  The contest will run for one week and will end on April 12, 2015.

Vanilla Gift $25 Giftcard Giveaway

Winner must be a resident of the U.S.

Winners are chosen at random, if you want all your chances counted, make sure you leave individual comments, not all of them in one!

Winner has 48 hours to contact me or another name will be chosen.

 

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Blu-Ray Giveaway The Hobbit The Battle of The Five Armies!

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The Blu-ray release of The Hobbit The Battle of The Five Armies is here!

Check out the brand new quiz! Are you brave like Bilbo?

The final installment of The Hobbit is here! Warner Bros. is proud to bring you the Blu-Ray release of The Hobbit The Battle of The Five Armies! Mouse over the Interactive map of Middle-Earth and take the quiz to find out if you’re Brave like Bilbo!

 

About the Movie

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpieceThe Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world.

Special Features on the Blu-Ray combo pack include:

• New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth Part 3
• Recruiting the Five Armies
• Completing Middle-earth: A Six-Part Saga
• Completing Middle-earth: A Seventeen-Year Journey
• The Last Goodbye: Behind the Scenes
• Music Video
• Trailers


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Own it on Blu-ray NOW

Giveaway

How would you like to win this for yourself or for your family? All you need to do is fill out the below form to be entered.  The contest will end on April 10, 2015.

Blu-Ray Giveaway-The Hobbit The Battle of The Five Armies

Winner must be a resident of the U.S or Canada.

Winners are chosen at random, if you want all your chances counted, make sure you leave individual comments, not all of them in one!

Winner has 48 hours to contact me or another name will be chosen.

Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Blu-ray The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

 

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Unplanned Moments Abound As A Parent!

This post is brought to you by Mott’s and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own. 
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There are so many unplanned moments when it comes to parenting. I can easily tick off a ton just sitting here right now, how about you? There have been unplanned moments when I have questions my ability as a parent as well as other unplanned moments that have left me speechless. In the end though as a father I have come to find that when the unplanned moments come along that I am ready to man up and not be afraid to tell my kids when I am wrong (even though this can be hard at times).

One of the unplanned moments that I can think of right off the top of my head was the other day when trying to work with my oldest daughter as she struggled through her homework. I could tell that she was not understanding things, but when I tried to address this with her she got defensive, as is her way, and said “I know, I know”, not letting me give the assistance that I knew I could offer. For me, when she gets into this mood she starts to push all of my buttons and I tend to lose my cool. I know that this is wrong, but I get so frustrated when this happens. There have been times like these when I know I have raised my voice and times when I know that she has said things that she regrets, but in the end, I always try and make sure that we are able to sit down later and talk about what happened so that we can try to change things for the future. It is important for her to know that neither she, nor I, are perfect, far from it and there will be times when we all have to recognize this and acknowledge it. At this time I think that this is easier for me than for her, but alas, that is why I am the adult, right?

I was impressed recently to find a new campaign that Mott’s was doing called their Good & Honest campaign.  This campaign uses ads to share some of life’s “parenting truths” moments to uplift parents, share a laugh and acknowledge that we all improvise along the way. This is so important, as none of us as parents are flawless and none of us go into parenting with a handbook for how to do things well. Parenting can be and usually is messy and it is so nice to find brands like Mott’s that are celebrating the unplanned moments and recognizing that moms and dads are doing the best they can every day for their kids.

For me, when I am having some of the unplanned moments with my kids in my own life, it is best for me to sit down with them right after or at least soon after the situation to talk through the situation and them know how I am feeling and what I am thinking. We usually do this with a glass of Mott’s Apple Juice in hand for my daughter (her drink of choice). Having Mott’s on hand seems to take the sting out of the conversation and definitely focuses her to our conversation in general.

About Mott’s

  • Mott’s is the maker of applesauce and 100%  juice and juice drink parents have counted on for years.  Since 1842, Mott’s has proudly created delicious and nutritious products for adults and children and continues to provide “simple solutions” to meet the needs of today’s busy families.
  • Mott’s is available in a variety of juice and sauce offerings, including Mott’s Original, Mott’s for Tots, Mott’s Naturals Mott’s Juice drinks, Mott’s Healthy Harvest Sauce and Mott’s Snack & Go Applesauce Pouches.

Giveaway

How would you like to win a $50 Giftcard as well as some great Mott’s products for your family? All you need to do is fill out the below form to be entered.  The contest will run for one week and will end on April 7, 2015.

Mott’s #GoodandHonest $50GC Giveaway

Winner must be a resident of the U.S.

Winners are chosen at random, if you want all your chances counted, make sure you leave individual comments, not all of them in one!

Winner has 48 hours to contact me or another name will be chosen.

 

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Rockport Shoes Let You Have Adventures Every Day! #Giveaway

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blogpop-Spring-Fling-2015The weather is getting warmer and that means that it is time to celebrate with the Blog Pop Team for their annual Spring Fling Event! Between March 26-29 the 10 bloggers from Blog Pop are working together to bring you some awesome giveaways! So go and check out the following blogs for some other great prizes, and remember to come back here a lot over the next few days to enter for some great prizes! The 10 blogs that are a part of the school rules  event include:

My next giveaway is Below!

Each day is a new adventure. Life is not about sitting on the sidelines, it’s about embracing each opportunity that comes your way – both big and small. Whether propelling you from work to play, or providing the comfort to explore a new path, Rockport shoes are designed for living life to the fullest.

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Every day for me is an adventure and lately that have been more true than not. For the past few months I have been dealing with a broken ankle and because of that I have been looking for any type of shoes that I can wear with wither an ankle boot or being on crutches as I need as much support and comfort as I can as I walk around.

With that in mind, and seeing that we are in the midst of winter I also was looking for shoes that not only looked good, gave comfort, but also had amazing traction too as I did not want to fall and hurt myself any more.

Rockport asked me to put together my own adventure look and because of that I tried my best to find the shoes that would best help me in my time of need as I needed to have the help and support and knew that at the same time I needed to look stylish too. That being said, I selected the Walk 360 Toe Guard Oxfords that you see above as I thought that they could go with wither casual or semi-dress clothes and the traction was something that I knew would really help me this time of year while I try to get back on my feet.

The WALK 360 shoes are Rockport’s most biomechanically engineered walking shoe ever. They’ve taken the Rockport DNA:

  • stability
  • flexibility
  • softness
  • lightness

and infused the shoes with form fit and climate control, providing 360 degree performance and comfort.

Rockport

In trying these shoes on I have to say that these shoes were VERY comfortable and I could tell from the very beginning that they provided my feet with the support (or foot in this case) with the support that I knew that I would need right now. I tried out the shoes with Jeans and semi-dress pants and they work in any situation. Best of all though was the feel and the look, which was casual, but sleek. I can tell that I could walk in these shoes for a long time and still feel comfortable.

This is important to me whether I have a broken ankle or not, as even in my professional life I do a lot of standing and walking, and because of this I need something that will not put undue pressure on my lower back and these definitely did not do this, and instead, I felt ultimately supported, which was perfect.

Once I get back on my feet I am planning to really put these shoes through a urban adventure roadtrip, but that will not be for a few months due to my ankle. In the meantime though I will still be using these to support my healing and look good in the meantime.

These shoes are so comfortable! I, for one, would recommend them for anyone looking for some great walking shoes that look good and support completely. I encourage you to check out these and other great Rockport Shoes today!

Discounts for My Readers
Because of the opportunity that I had to try these shoes, I have a great discount for my readers. This code is valid from March 1st-April 30th and is redeemable for 20% off purchases on www.rockport.com.
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A few other notes on the code: 
Offer not valid on clearance items.  Cannot be combined with other product promotions. Offer not valid on prior purchases or gift cards.  For online purchase, enter online code at checkout.  © 2015. The Rockport Company, LLC. Rockport®.

 

 

Giveaway

How would you like to win a pair of these shoes for yourself? All you need to do is fill out the below form to enter. The contest will run for one week and will end on April 11ckport, 2015.

 

 

 

        • Enter any of the giveaways below

Rockport Shoes Walk 360 Toe Guard Oxfords

 

Winner must be a resident of the U.S.

Winners are chosen at random, if you want all your chances counted, make sure you leave individual comments, not all of them in one!

Winner has 48 hours to contact me or another name will be chosen.

As required by the FTC: Blog POP! received no monetary compensation for this post. All opinions expressed are those of the writer’s alone.

THE FINE PRINT: All entrants must be 18 years of age or older. Please read each giveaway’s directions carefully as entry methods may differ, and giveaways may be open to different world areas. Please make sure you leave a way (valid email address) with your entries to be contacted if you win. Please note that Dad of Divas, Blog POP! or the Blog POP! bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. We have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner. The sponsors, in most cases, are shipping their items to you directly. We will make every effort to assist you obtaining your prize. If there is an issue with a sponsor please notify the blog you won a prize from within 30 days for assistance, after that we may be unable to assist you. Good luck!

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Find Great Quality & Variety at Shirts.com #Giveaway

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blogpop-Spring-Fling-2015The weather is getting warmer and that means that it is time to celebrate with the Blog Pop Team for their annual Spring Fling Event! Between March 26-29 the 10 bloggers from Blog Pop are working together to bring you some awesome giveaways! So go and check out the following blogs for some other great prizes, and remember to come back here a lot over the next few days to enter for some great prizes! The 10 blogs that are a part of the school rules  event include:

My next giveaway is Below!
Shirts.com has an amazing variety of pop culture shirts that range the gamut from long & short-sleeved shirts and more. I was very impressed with all of the shirts that were available and the array of cultural iconic images tat were portrayed for men, women and kids!

I received a few shirts and t-shirts from shirts.com and love the designs! I am awaiting all of them to arrive, but when they all do I will share with you pictures and my complete thoughts. On the one that I have received the quality is high and the screen printing is well done. As mentioned above I love the variety on this site and there are so many shirts that I have never seen anywhere else! Shirts.com is a great site for yourself or for that unique gift that you have been trying to find for that hard to buy for family member or friend!

shirts.com

Giveaway

How would you like to win a $60 giftcard to shirts.com for you or your family members? All you need to do is fill out the below form to enter. The contest will run for one week and will end on April 9, 2015.

 

 

Shirts.com $60GC Giveaway #BPopEvents
 

        • Enter any of the giveaways below

 

 

Winner must be a resident of the U.S or Canada.

Winners are chosen at random, if you want all your chances counted, make sure you leave individual comments, not all of them in one!

Winner has 48 hours to contact me or another name will be chosen.

As required by the FTC: Blog POP! received no monetary compensation for this post. All opinions expressed are those of the writer’s alone.

THE FINE PRINT: All entrants must be 18 years of age or older. Please read each giveaway’s directions carefully as entry methods may differ, and giveaways may be open to different world areas. Please make sure you leave a way (valid email address) with your entries to be contacted if you win. Please note that Dad of Divas, Blog POP! or the Blog POP! bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. We have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner. The sponsors, in most cases, are shipping their items to you directly. We will make every effort to assist you obtaining your prize. If there is an issue with a sponsor please notify the blog you won a prize from within 30 days for assistance, after that we may be unable to assist you. Good luck!

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