Friday, June 27, 2014

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (June 28, 2014)

Summer is just flying by, and we'll be celebrating our nation's Independence Day at the end of this week! I hope that everyone has a fun and safe day with friends and family! While you're waiting for the festivities to begin, feel free to enter the amazing giveaways listed on my right sidebar and in the linky below. And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog or website, be sure to share it with us. Please tell all your Facebook and Twitter friends about this page. Happy 4th of July!

Earth to Echo: An Epic Movie Arriving in Theaters on July 2! #EarthToEcho

I love summer because there are always some great family films at the theaters. One that my kids and I are especially excited about seeing this year is called Earth to Echo! This looks like an amazing movie! Here’s what it’s all about:

Tuck, Munch and Alex are a closely bonded trio of inseparable friends, but their time together is coming to an end. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys find a cryptic signal has infected their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on and looking for one final adventure together, they set off to trace the messages to their source and discover something beyond their wildest imaginations: hiding in the darkness is a mysterious being, stranded on Earth, and wanted by the government. This launches the boys on an epic journey full of danger and wonder, one that will test the limits of their friendship and change all of their lives forever.

Now watch the movie trailer:

Doesn’t that look exciting? Earth to Echo looks like an adventure, sci-fi, and mystery movie all rolled up in one! I hope you’ll join me at the theaters beginning on July 2 to check out Earth to Echo! Tell all your online friends using the hashtag #EarthToEcho


Disclosure: I received some fun promotional items as a thank-you for sharing this information with you.

Get Ready for Back to School with Little Passports

**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.

As summer kicks off and families enjoy pool time, summer vacations and more, Little Passports is working to get their explorers ready for back to school time. Keep the journey of Sam and Sophia going with new personalized products perfect for keeping kids organized as they embark on another year of learning. Choose from a Little Passports Back to School Bundle for only $19.95, which features a folder, notebook and 5 bookmarks or a Little Passports Premium Lunchbox and Chalkboard for only $29.95 with a fun chalkboard inside to write hand-written notes. Even better, pick up both! These items are only available for a limited-time so order today!
Little Passports Premium Lunchbox and Chalkboard for only $29.95
Little Passports Back to School Bundle for only $19.95
Little Passports USA Edition: 1 year at $10.95/month

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

It’s Paddington Bear’s Birthday! See the Trailer for His Upcoming Movie! #PaddingtonMovie

Do you remember reading books about Paddington the Bear when you were a kid? It’s hard to believe that he is 56 years old today, June 25! (This is according to one of the Brown family’s birthday edicts that marked Paddington’s birthdate as the day that he came to live with them.) Now, Paddington will be delighting a new generation of children with his comic misadventures in a brand-new movie to be released on Christmas Day!

Check out the movie trailer below. I dare you not to laugh!

About the movie:
From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (HARRY POTTER), PADDINGTON tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined -- until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says "Please look after this bear. Thank you," and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.

Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Nicole Kidman

I am even more excited to see that the movie stars one of my favorite actors, Hugh Bonneville, the star of Downton Abbey!

Learn more about Paddington at the following sites and be sure to tell everyone you know that the movie arrives on Christmas day!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Onecklace: Beautiful Personalized Jewelry! (Promo Code + Worldwide Giveaway)

Nothing says “great gift” better than a personalized item that was specially chosen with the recipient in mind. That’s why I love the personalized jewelry at Onecklace! They carry beautiful necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets that can all be customized! Check out the gorgeous items below:

Monogram earrings

Initial bracelets

Name rings

And there are so many other terrific choices! Onecklace was kind enough to send me this beautiful mother’s bracelet:

I selected a charm to represent each of my four sons and personalized each one with their first initials. I love this bracelet! It makes me smile every time I wear it because it reminds me of my wonderful boys. You can choose up to 5 charms for the mother’s bracelet along with the initials and genders you want. The bracelet is available in 3 sizes, as well as in 24K Gold Plated or Sterling Silver! This item would make a wonderful gift for the mother or grandmother in your life (or splurge on it for yourself!).

Your recipient will also be impressed by the beautiful packaging their gift arrives in. Check out the lovely gift boxes and bags from Onecklace:

And here’s even more good news: Shipping is free WORLDWIDE. Orders are shipped within 24 hours. And you have 60 days for returns or exchanges. And when you use the promotional code below, especially for my readers, you’ll receive 10% off your order!

Enjoy 10% off your purchase when you use the code: PARENT10

If you’ve been wondering what to get a special person in your life, head over to and check out their huge selection of personalized jewelry. You’re sure to find the perfect gift!


One lucky winner will win their choice of any gold plated or sterling silver accessory at! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open worldwide and ends at 11:59 PM EST on Monday, July 7, 2014.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, June 20, 2014

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (June 21, 2014)

It's time for another Super Saturday Giveaway Linky! I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer so far. Do you know what would make it even better? Winning some great prizes! Check out the giveaways listed in my right sidebar, as well as those in the linky below. And please use the linky to share any giveaways you're hosting on your own blog or website. Finally, don't forget to tell all your Facebook and Twitter friends about this page so they can join in the fun. Good luck!

Summer Travel Sweepstakes with Little Passports

**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.

Grand Prize Includes:
  • A 12-Month Little Passports USA Edition Subscription

  • 1 Personalized Trunki Suitcase

  • Melissa & Doug Travel Activities

  • As schools empty out across the country, sights are set on faraway adventures for curious little minds. Enter to win the Summer Travel Sweepstakes from Little Passports and prepare yourself for a summer filled with excursion excitement! The lucky grand prize winner receives a 12-month Little Passports USA Edition Subscription, a personalized Trunki Suitcase, and interactive travel toys from Melissa & Doug — everything a little adventurer needs to stay busy for a long plane or car trip, or even to catch some wanderlust right at home. Make learning fun with a 12-month subscription to Little Passports. The contest ends on July 1, so be sure to enter today by visiting the Little Passports Facebook Page.

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

    The Lego Movie Has Arrived on Blu-Ray! Celebrate with This Awesome Blog App and Giveaway! #TheLEGOMovie

    Everything is awesome! The instant family classic, The Lego Movie, arrives on Blu-ray today, June 17th!

    The LEGO® Movie, the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO® adventure, directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, is an original 3D computer-animated story that follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

    Chris Pratt (Moneyball) stars as the voice of Emmet. Will Ferrell (The Campaign) stars as the voice of his primary adversary, President Business, an erudite, anal-retentive CEO who has a hard time balancing world domination with micro-managing his own life. Liam Neeson (Taken) voices the president's powerful henchman, known as Bad Cop, who will stop at nothing to catch Emmet.

    Starring as Emmet's fellow travelers are Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), as Vitruvius, an old mystic; Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Emmy nominee for 30 Rock), as tough-as-nails Lucy, who mistakes Emmet for the savior of the world and guides him on his quest; Will Arnett (Emmy nominee, 30 Rock), as the mysterious Batman, a LEGO minifigure with whom Lucy shares a history; Nick Offerman (NBC's Parks and Recreation) as a craggy, swaggering pirate, obsessed with revenge on President Business; and Alison Brie (Community) as a sweet, loveable member of the team, with a powerful secret.

    To celebrate the release of The Lego Movie on Blu-ray, let’s play the fun LEGO Movie App!

    Why you will LOVE The LEGO Movie App:
    • Move your mouse across the GIFs to control the action and play "EVERYTHING IS AWESOME" at the same time to really get crazy with it!
    • Press the "record" button and make a mini 6-second LEGO GIF video that can be shared to Twitter and Facebook. Videos instantly get posted to YouTube for everybody to enjoy!


    One very lucky winner will receive a copy of The Lego Movie on Blu-ray! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on June 30, 2014. Each household is only eligible to win The Lego Movie Blu-Ray 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. Prize will be delivered via UPS or FedEx. No P.O. boxes please.

    Monday, June 16, 2014

    Celebrate Summer with a Series of Giveaways from Teddy Bears Personalized! (US/CAN)

    It’s summertime! After a long, cold winter, we’re celebrating the arrival of summer with giveaways from Teddy Bears Personalized all summer long! If you’ve been reading this blog for some time, you’ve probably figured out that I am a HUGE fan of the personalized bears and other plush animals from Teddy Bears Personalized. They make great gifts for everyone, from little ones to grandparents. And they’re the perfect way to show someone how much they mean to you because every item is unique. To order, just…
    • Pick the animal. (Bears, dogs, bunnies, giraffes, monkeys and more!)
    • Pick the hoodie or sweater. (Every color of the rainbow!)
    • Specify a special name or message to be embroidered. (Personalize it!)
    • Select the personalized card. (All occasions!)
    • Enter the mailing address and payment information. (Great prices and free U.S. shipping!)

    Voila … the perfect gift! And here’s another great reason to love Teddy Bears Personalized: They’re offering THREE giveaways this summer just to readers of Susan Heim on Parenting. So, show your love for Teddy Bears Personalized by visiting their website at, join them on Facebook, and then read on to learn more about their first generous summer giveaway!


    One lucky winner will receive his or her choice of a personalized Hoodie Bear or Sweater Bear from Teddy Bears Personalized! To enter, simply fill out the easy Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to residents of the United States and Canada and ends at 11:59 PM EST on July 15, 2014.

    Friday, June 13, 2014

    Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (June 14, 2014)

    It's Father's Day weekend! Let's celebrate all of the great fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles and other men in our lives with some great giveaways. Check out those listed on my right sidebar, as well as those in the linky below. And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog, please include it in the linky and share this page with all of your Facebook and Twitter friends. Have a wonderful weekend!