Friday, January 29, 2016

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (January 30, 2016)

It's hard to believe that January is coming to an end already! Please join me in entering some great giveaways through the linky below, and don't forget to check out my giveaways listed on the right sidebar. If you're giving away some great prizes on your blog or website, please include them in the linky and be sure to share this page through your social media channels.







Star Wars Hangover: The Force Won't Stop Awakening (from Awestruck)

Has your family been obsessed with Star Wars lately? I had to share this new video from Awestruck, a network for Millennial moms, which parodies just how far we all took our Star Wars obsession these past few months. For this family, recovering from a Death Star-sized hangover means throwing out the Chewbacca slippers... and realizing you got a Millenium Falcon tattoo. *shudders*



Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Kung Fu Panda 3 Arrives in Theaters on Friday ~ Celebrate with a Giveaway for a $25 Visa Gift Card and More!

KUNG FU PANDA 3
DreamWorks Animation
In Theaters Friday
In 2016, one of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, KUNG FU PANDA 3. When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible -- learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!

Directed By: Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni
Produced By: Melissa Cobb
Starring: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, James Hong, Randall Duk Kim, Bryan Cranston, J. K. Simmons, Kate Hudson

Watch the “Crazy Crossover! Shrek & Kung Fu Panda?!?” Video!


Play the Panda Village Defender Game!
Help Po protect the pandas from the evil Kai in the Panda Village Defender game! Use your keyboard arrows to move Po and collect the pandas.

Enjoy These Images from the Film

Visit the Official Websites
Visit the Official Site
Like Kung Fu Panda 3 on Facebook
Follow DreamWorks Animation on Twitter and Instagram
#KungFuPanda

GIVEAWAY
To celebrate the arrival of Kung Fu Panda 3 in theaters, one (1) lucky winner on this blog will receive:
- $25 Visa gift card to see the film in theaters
- Po Headband
- Chopsticks

Open to US mailing addresses only. Prizing courtesy of DreamWorks Animation & 20th Century Fox. Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on Friday, February 5, 2016.

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Disclosure: I received the same prize pack as a thank-you for sharing this information.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Second Chance Valentine's Day Giveaway from Teddy Bears Personalized!

If you weren't the lucky winner of our recent Valentine's Day giveaway from Teddy Bears Personalized, you're not out of luck yet because they're generously offering you a second chance to win an adorable personalized hoodie bear or sweater bear!
There’s no better way to show someone you love them for Valentine’s Day than to give them a personalized gift that says “love” every time they see it! That’s why the plush animals from Teddy Bears Personalized make an ideal Valentine’s Day gift. Their bears are so much better than those bought at a store because you get to design a bear that is unique. You pick the bear, the hoodie or sweater, the personalized message embroidered on it, and even a personalized card. Teddy Bears Personalized will send it to your loved one (for free in the United States!) or send it to your doorstep for you to deliver it in person.

Personalized teddy bears can be given to sweethearts, children, grandchildren, grandparents, secret crushes … the list goes on and on! They also have other huggably soft plush animals, such as giraffes, tigers and monkeys! All can be personalized to make the perfect gift for someone you love.


Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it. Visit Teddy Bears Personalized at www.teddybearspersonalized.com today to see all of the beautiful bears and other plush animals they offer. Use their easy design tool to create your gifts and send them off to the special people in your life in time for Valentine’s Day!

GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive a personalized hoodie bear or sweater bear of their choice from Teddy Bears Personalized! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents and ends at 11:59 PM EST on Friday, February 5, 2016.

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Disclosure: Teddy Bears Personalized has sent me several samples of their products over the years as a thank-you for sharing their products with my readers and to facilitate my honest review.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (January 23, 2016)

Welcome to the Super Saturday Giveaway Linky! Sounds like the weather's going to be bad in many places, so while you're stuck inside you might as well attempt to win some cash and prizes! Visit the giveaways listed on my right sidebar and in the linky below. If you're hosting a giveaway on your blog, please share it in the linky and share this page through your social media channels. Stay safe, and thanks for visiting!






Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Enjoy 30% Off from Lugz Footwear!

Who says you can't wear white in winter? Lugz introduces its "Snow White" collection! Whether the real "white" stuff touches down by you or not, you can still look fashionable and be comfortable this winter!

Since 1993, Lugz has been making great footwear for the entire family, but it just keeps getting better and better. Treat yourself and be ready for whatever weather comes your way.

Go to Lugz.com and use Code SWC30 for 30% off footwear for everyone! (Excludes sale items and cannot be combined with other coupons.) Click here for current special offers.



Disclosure: I will receive a complimentary pair of Lugz to facilitate my honest review of the product.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Baby, It’s Cold Outside Giveaway Hop: Enter to Win a Family DVD Prize Pack

Welcome to the Baby, It’s Cold Outside Giveaway Hop, hosted by LeahSay’s Views and Planet Weidknecht! Every blogger participating in this event is giving away a prize worth a minimum of $25! So, once you’ve entered my giveaway, I hope you’ll hop on the linky under the Rafflecopter form and visit the other participating blogs for the chance to win more awesome prizes!

For my giveaway, I am offering up some video entertainment for your family on those cold winter days when there’s nothing to do but sit inside and have a video marathon! One lucky U.S. winner will receive a new copy of the following three DVDs. If your kids love animals, they are in for a treat!

The Journey Home

The Journey Home is a heartwarming tale of a boy and his need to reunite a polar bear cub with his mother. When Luke Mercier heard some noise outside his house, he never could have guessed what he would find. Discovering a young polar bear cub that has been separated from its mother, Luke knows he has to do something to help. Despite the warnings of his family and friends, Luke speeds off on a snowmobile, with the cub in tow, deep into the frozen wilderness. But when a violent storm closes in, Luke’s mother and family friend Muktuk frantically search for the daring pair as they defy starvation and below freezing temperatures so both boy and bear can complete their own journeys home. Rated PG.

Zarafa

Under the cover of darkness, a small boy, Maki, loosens the shackles that bind him and escapes into the desert night. Pursued by slavers across the moon-lit savannah, Maki meets Zarafa, a baby giraffe -- and an orphan just like him -- as well as the nomad Hassan, Prince of the Desert. Hassan takes them to Alexandria for an audience with the Pasha of Egypt, who orders him to deliver the exotic animal as a gift to King Charles of France. And so Maki, Zarafa and Hassan take off in a hot-air balloon to cross the Mediterranean, setting off an adventure across Northern Africa, the bustling port of Marseilles, and over the snow-capped peaks of the Alps, arriving at last in Paris. But all the while, Maki is determined to find a way to return Zarafa to her rightful home. Animated.

Mutant Planet, Season Two

Discover the astonishing diversity of plants and animals that have made their homes in the unique ecosystems of this Earth. Scale the mountains on the West Coast of India to look into the eyes of the giant purple frog, dating back to the age of the dinosaur. Travel to the tropical island of Borneo to meet the world’s rarest ape and the mesmerizing gliders that fly through the 130-million-year-old jungles. And trek through the Namib Desert of Africa to count over a thousand different plant species, along with the foxes, hyenas, and other carnivores that almost completely subsist on termites. In these five episodes from Mutant Planet, you’ll marvel at how these rare ecosystems reveal their odd inhabitants and showcase their amazing ability to survive against the odds.

One lucky winner will receive all three of these new DVDs. Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on January 31, 2016.

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Now hop around to the other blogs participating in the Baby, It’s Cold Outside Giveaway Hop for the opportunity to win more great prizes!





Disclosure: The DVDs for this giveaway were donated for promotional purposes. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (January 16, 2016)

Welcome to the Super Saturday Giveaway Linky! Now that our holiday credit card bills are coming in, it's a great time to attempt to win some cash and prizes! Visit the giveaways listed on my right sidebar and in the linky below. If you're hosting a giveaway on your blog, please share it in the linky and share this page through your social media channels.






Monday, January 11, 2016

Kung Fu Panda 3: Arriving in Theaters This Month! Watch a Trailer and Download Fun Printables


KUNG FU PANDA 3
DreamWorks Animation
In theaters January 29, 2016
My kids and I are really excited about one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year: Kung Fu Panda 3! Read on to learn more about it, see scenes from the movie, download fun activity sheets, and watch a trailer!

About the movie:
In 2016, one of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, KUNG FU PANDA 3. When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China, defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible -- learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!

Directed By: Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni
Produced By: Melissa Cobb
Starring: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, James Hong, Randall Duk Kim, Bryan Cranston, J. K. Simmons, Kate Hudson

Watch a Trailer for Kung Fu Panda 3!


Enjoy these scenes from the movie!

Download exclusive Kung Fu Panda coloring pages, connect the dots and other fun printables! (Click on the links below the pictures.)


Party Pack Activities
Characters Coloring Pages
Mazes
Connect the Dots
Spot the difference Panda Pool and Face To Face
Tigress Paper Toy
3D Po
Tigress Mask and Po Mask
I Spy: Po

Official Websites
Visit the Official Site
Like Kung Fu Panda 3 on Facebook
Follow DreamWorks Animation on Twitter and Instagram
#KungFuPanda

KUNG FU PANDA 3 – IN THEATERS JANUARY 29

And stay tuned to this blog because I'll be featuring a special Kung Fu Panda 3 themed giveaway very soon!



Disclosure: I will receive a prize pack as a thank-you for providing this information but all opinions are 100% my own.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

7 Ways a Baby Will Change Your Life ~ Enter to Win an Audiobook Code ~ 25 Winners!


About ten years ago, I was the mother of toddler twins and two teenagers. A wonderful author I had worked with for many years, Bettie Youngs, had raised her daughter to adulthood and was a new grandmother. Her daughter, Jennifer, was experiencing motherhood for the first time. So we were all at different stages of our parenting journey. We got to talking about our experiences, and a common thread wove its way through our discussion: We were really amazed at how much becoming a parent had completely changed our lives. Sure, we expected to be much busier and to sleep a lot less when we had our babies, but we didn’t realize the extent to which having a baby would affect our friendships, our faith, our family relationships, our working lives, and so much more. It was a roller coaster of the most incredible experiences, both positive and challenging, that nobody had properly prepared us for. Yes, we survived, but we couldn’t help thinking that it might have been a little bit easier if we’d had more information about how having a baby would change our lives. Perhaps we could have been more emotionally prepared for all of the changes we would go through if we had known more. And so we wrote a book to help others who were embarking on the path to parenthood -- or even just thinking about it -- to be better informed about the many ways in which becoming a parent would change their lives.

Oh, Baby! 7 Ways a Baby Will Change Your Life the First Year was published in 2006. Several years later, our publisher was bought out by another company that didn’t specialize in parenting books, and eventually our book was taken out of print. Fortunately, my co-author Bettie Youngs and her daughter Jennifer now have their own publishing company, and they have reprinted the book as 7 Ways a Baby Will Change Your Life so a new crop of parents can benefit from its pages. The advice is still as relevant today as it was when we first wrote it. It’s filled with stories, advice, discussion questions and action steps to help new parents navigate their first year of parenthood with their eyes wide open to the many joys and challenges that await them.

I’m also excited because 7 Ways a Baby Will Change Your Life is now available for the first time as an audiobook from Audible. Needless to say, new parents often say they’re just too busy to read, and so an audiobook is the perfect way to read a book while your hands are busy tending to your baby.

If you or someone you know is thinking about having a baby, is expecting a new arrival, or has just had a child, I hope you’ll consider picking up a copy of 7 Ways a Baby Will Change Your Life! As parenting expert Michael Popkin, Ph.D., has noted, this book is “the ‘what to expect’ manual that’s real and honest … and helpful and hopeful.” Pick up a paperback or audiobook copy today!



GIVEAWAY

I have 25 free codes from Audible for the audiobook version of 7 Ways a Baby Will Change Your Life, by Bettie B. Youngs, Ph.D., Ed.D., Susan M. Heim, and Jennifer L. Youngs. Enter to win a code through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, February 28, 2016.

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Disclosure: This post contains my Amazon affiliate link.

Friday, January 08, 2016

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (January 9, 2016)

It just occurred to me that this September will mark the 10th anniversary of Susan Heim on Parenting! So much has changed since then. My twins weren't even three years old at that point, and most of my posts revolved around raising young children, especially twins. My boys are now 12, so my posts are more focused these days on reviews and giveaways, although I can see those "teen issues" creeping in as they're entering puberty, so stay tuned! In the meantime, thank you for visiting this space, no matter how long you've been following. I greatly appreciate your support as I enter my 26th year of parenting! (My two older boys are now 26 and 23. Where has the time gone?!) So, let's celebrate parenting with another Super Saturday Giveaway Linky! Check out the giveaways listed in the linky below, as well as my right sidebar, and enter to win some terrific prizes! Return throughout the week as more are added. And if you're a blogger, I hope you'll share your giveaways with us in the linky. Be sure to tell your social media followers about this page. Have a fun week!







Surprise Your Valentine with a Gift from Teddy Bears Personalized! (GIVEAWAY)

There’s no better way to show someone you love them for Valentine’s Day than to give them a personalized gift that says “love” every time they see it! That’s why the plush animals from Teddy Bears Personalized make an ideal Valentine’s Day gift. Their bears are so much better than those bought at a store because you get to design a bear that is unique. You pick the bear, the hoodie or sweater, the personalized message embroidered on it, and even a personalized card. Teddy Bears Personalized will send it to your loved one (for free in the United States!) or send it to your doorstep for you to deliver it in person.

Personalized teddy bears can be given to sweethearts, children, grandchildren, grandparents, secret crushes … the list goes on and on! They also have other huggably soft plush animals, such as giraffes, tigers and monkeys! All can be personalized to make the perfect gift for someone you love.


Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it. Visit Teddy Bears Personalized at www.teddybearspersonalized.com today to see all of the beautiful bears and other plush animals they offer. Use their easy design tool to create your gifts and send them off to the special people in your life in time for Valentine’s Day!

GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive a personalized hoodie bear or sweater bear of their choice from Teddy Bears Personalized! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents and ends at 11:59 PM EST on Friday, January 22, 2016.

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Disclosure: Teddy Bears Personalized has sent me several samples of their products over the years as a thank-you for sharing their products with my readers and to facilitate my honest review.