Thursday, September 18, 2014

Treat by Shutterfly: Get One Free Greeting Card for Free on Friday, September 19!

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I order these all the time for friends and family. They are fantastic!

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DVD Review: Hey Arnold! The Complete Series ~ Available Exclusively at Walmart!

When my oldest boys (now in their 20s) were younger, one of their favorite TV shows was called Hey Arnold! If you’re not familiar with this animated series that appeared on Nickelodeon, it was about a fourth-grader named Arnold, who had a football-shaped head, wore what looked like a kilt, and lived in a big city with his grandparents. The series chronicled his adventures with his friends and schoolmates, such as his best buddy Gerald and mean Helga, who secretly harbored a crush on Arnold. Needless to say, Arnold and his friends always managed to get into plenty of trouble and excitement!

The series may have ended more than a decade ago, but now today’s children, like my ten-year-old twins, can enjoy the entire series of Hey Arnold! on DVD. Hey Arnold! The Complete Series features all 99 episodes in one boxed set from Shout! Factory. I put the first DVD on TV for my boys, and they were soon hooked on the show! The first episode featured Arnold and Gerald getting stuck at the bus station after they decided not to get off the bus for the school play they were supposed to appear in. Unfortunately, the bus ended its route for the night without returning to their bus stop, so they had to figure out a way to get home! Meanwhile, they managed to incur the wrath of Helga, who wasn’t pleased that they decided to ditch her play.

We watched several episodes of Hey Arnold! in one sitting, and my boys are excited to continue watching the adventures of Arnold and his friends! Hey Arnold! The Complete Series is available exclusively at Walmart stores. I hope you’ll pick up a copy for the whole family to enjoy!

Life Stages of Dogs and Cats (Infographic) ~ Plus, 50% Off Pet Food from Petbrosia!

CLICK HERE to view a readable version of the infographic above online.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Children’s Book Review: Princess Cupcake Jones Won’t Go to School! by Ylleya Fields

I still remember the days when my kids were afraid of a new school year. Kindergarten was the most challenging because even though my twins had been to preschool, they were transferring to a new school for kindergarten and would be in separate classes for the first time. It was painful to hear their pleas to stay home, but they were soon big fans of kindergarten once they arrived. That’s the story, as well, in Princess Cupcake Jones Won’t Go to School! by Ylleya Fields. Cupcake tries all of the usual tricks to avoid her first day of school, like faking sickness and hiding. But her mother stays firm and hustles Cupcake off to school. It doesn’t take long before Cupcake has made her first friend and decides that kindergarten isn’t as scary as she had imagined!

Princess Cupcake Jones Won’t Go to School! is a sweet rhyming story that kids and parents will relate to. It’s very common for kids (and adults!) to fear the unknown, and going to school for the first time is definitely scary. Will I have friends? Will my clothes be cool? Will my teacher be nice? These are all big issues when you’re a little kid. Cupcake realizes that her worries are bigger than reality, and that there are all kinds of friendly children and fun activities at school. This is a terrific book to read with young children, especially those who will be heading off to kindergarten or facing an upcoming event that makes them fearful. Visit to find more Cupcake books as well as fun activity sheets!

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Little Passports Fundraising for Your School!

**The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.

Planning a fundraiser at your child's school? Little Passports is the perfect partner, with an award-winning educational product that kids and parents love.

Here's how it works: Your community shops at Little Passports and we donate 15% back to your school. They even have a flyer to help you spread the word. Get more information here: The fundraising period is from October 21 - 28 and the deadline to sign-up is October 10th so check it out today!

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Kidecals Labels for Every Member of the Family! Plus, Promo Codes and a Giveaway for a $30 Voucher Code!

Raise your hand if your child has already misplaced a lunch bag, jacket or other personal item at school. I’m betting there were some hands out there! Each year, our twins manage to lose numerous lunch bags, books and other things. It’s a common source of frustration for parents. One way to help increase the odds that someone will find and return your child’s lost items is by using personalizable labels from Kidecals! They have more than 120 styles of labels! Check out some of these products, for example, which are great for kids’ belongings:

I love how many of Kidecals labels are waterproof so they won’t come off in the dishwasher or the rain. And Kidecals also carries nonpersonalized labels, such as:

Kidecals was kind enough to allow me to select some labels for review, and I selected the following items.

Every year, we make lots of Christmas cookies and deliver them to neighbors and friends, so these labels will look wonderful on the packages! I personalized them with our family’s last name.

My husband brews beer, so I got these labels for him to put on the bottles!

And then, just for fun, I changed the writing on the decal below to say “Susan Heim on Parenting” so I can use the labels on blog-related items and mailings.

I love all of the labels I ordered! They are of very high quality and all waterproof, so they’ll last a good long time. The colors are bright, the designs are fun, and they really catch the eye!

I’ve just touched on a few of the hundreds of items available from Kidecals! Watch this video for an overview of more of their wonderful products.


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Monday, September 15, 2014

HERO on DVD: Teaching Dads to Be Heroes to Their Sons (GIVEAWAY)

We try to have a Family Movie Night each weekend, and this past Saturday we had the pleasure of watching the new DVD called HERO. It’s the story of Joe Finn, who neglected his wife and son for years while he hit the road as a baseball scout, but returns home for good when his wife dies of cancer. His son is now a young man and deeply resents his father’s attempts to insinuate himself back into his life. Realizing the huge mistake he made by not being home when his son was young, Joe decides to coach a boys’ baseball team, but there’s an interesting requirement for participation -- the boys’ fathers must commit to being involved with the team. That’s not so easy when one is in jail, another has big career aspirations, and so on. But Joe keeps working on their consciences to get them more involved. In the meantime, his biggest challenge (besides turning a ragtag bunch of boys into decent baseball players) is repairing the relationship with his son. Is it too late for Joe to be the father he should have been? And can he convince the other fathers in the community of their importance to their sons?

Watch the trailer here:

HERO is a highly entertaining movie with a powerful message. Children grow up way too quickly, and early parental involvement is crucial. Being a dad is one of the most important things that men will ever do! I hope you’ll pick up a copy of HERO for your family and watch it together. It’s certain to spark some interesting discussions!

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One lucky winner will receive a DVD copy of HERO! This giveaway is open to residents of the continental United States only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on Monday, September 29, 2014. Enter through the Rafflecopter form below.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Winners for the Week of September 7, 2014

EndoMune Advanced Probiotic (60-Day Supply)

Congratulations to the winner: Allie G.!

SOL REPUBLIC Collegiate Tracks Headphones

Congratulations to the winner: Rita M.!

R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? DVD & Soundtrack

Congratulations to the winner: Debbi O.W., Darlene J.N., Amy S.D., Susan S., and Meghan B.!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (September 13, 2014)

Welcome to another Super Saturday Giveaway Linky! By now, I'm sure that all of you with children are back to school and hopefully starting to enjoy some nice fall weather! I noticed a slight drop in the humidity in South Florida this morning (after being treated to a gorgeous rainbow in the sky), so I'm optimistic that it's going to be a beautiful fall here! Let's celebrate fall by entering some great giveaways! Check out those listed in my right sidebar, as well as those in the linky below. If you're hosting a giveaway on your blog, add it to the linky and then share this page on Twitter, Facebook and your other social media sites. Hurray for fall!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Crest Pro-Health Products for Optimal Tartar Control Help You "Escape the Scrape" at the Dentist! #CrestProHealth

I’ve mentioned before on this blog that I’m very proactive about caring for my teeth because I procrastinate big-time about going to the dentist. The more I can do myself to eliminate tartar and prevent cavities, the better. So, my daily oral-care routine includes brushing with Pro-Health Crest Whitening Toothpaste and swishing with Crest Pro-Health Tartar Protection Rinse. I have become a huge fan of both of these products. My teeth have never looked better!

Crest Pro-Health Whitening Toothpaste simply does it all! It battles cavities, gingivitis, plaque and tartar, all while freshening your breath and whitening your teeth. And it’s even good for people with sensitive teeth. Not only do I love these benefits, but I love the taste! It’s called “Fresh Clean Mint,” and it’s more of a wintergreen than a peppermint flavor. Yum! I use it at least twice daily along with an Oral-B Pro-Health Toothbrush, and my teeth feel and look so clean. Then I add even more tartar protection by using Crest Pro-Health Tartar Protection Rinse with fluoride. This, too, has a very pleasant taste (not too “hot” like some mouth rinses), and my mouth feels so refreshed when I am done.

When it comes to taking care of your teeth, it’s important to be particular about what you purchase and use. High-quality products like those in the Crest Pro-Health line are a must-have for increasing the odds that your teeth will last a lifetime and dentist visits will be less painful. I encourage you to give these products a try. For more information about all the products in the Crest family, click here. And be sure to Like Crest on Facebook, too!

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