Friday, July 19, 2019

Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky (July 20-26, 2019)

Thank you for joining us for this week's Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky! If you're looking for fun giveaways, come back daily to see what new contests have been added to the linky below. Don't forget to check out the giveaways on my right sidebar, too! And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog or website, feel free share it in the linky. Invite your social media followers to join the fun, too. Have a great week!

NOTE: Where it asks for "Your Name," enter the name of your giveaway along with the end date. For the URL, enter the exact URL where your giveaway is located. Comments are appreciated but never required. Thank you!



Saturday, July 13, 2019

The Anniversary Edition of Disney's "Cinderella" Has Arrived on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and More with New Extras!

I love Disney's classic animated movies, so I was thrilled to learn that Cinderella has been released in a new Anniversary Edition! I watched the movie growing up, but hadn't watched it in a long time, so it was a pleasure to revisit it again after so many years. I had forgotten about Cinderella's adorable mouse friends who play a large role in this movie as they make Cinderella's days brighter and help her get ready for the ball, all while avoiding the bad cat, Lucifer. With themes of hope and finding joy in our daily lives, it provides lessons for all of us. It was a pleasure watching Cinderella again, and I look forward to watching the extra features that explore how this classic movie was made.

About Cinderella:
This animated classic centers on kind and hardworking Cinderella, who is ordered around by her cruel stepmother, her awful stepsisters -- even the big clock in the church tower tells her when to start another day of drudgery. But they can't stop her from dreaming, and Cinderella has faith that someday her wishes will come true. When an invitation to the royal ball arrives, Cinderella is sure her time has come -- until her stepsisters, with the encouragement of Lady Tremaine, tear her gown to shreds. Just when Cinderella believes all is lost, her Fairy Godmother appears, and with a wave of her wand and “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo,” transforms an ordinary pumpkin into a magnificent coach and Cinderella’s rags into a gorgeous gown, then sends her off to the Royal Ball. But Cinderella’s enchanted evening must end when the spell is broken at midnight. It will take the help of her daring animal mice friends and a perfect fit into a glass slipper to create the ultimate fairy-tale ending.

In honor of its upcoming 70th anniversary, the timeless animated classic, Cinderella, waltzes into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection and the hearts of a whole new generation. The enchanting tale, which showed us that dreams really do come true -- and inspired countless fans to reenact the Royal Ball and Cinderella’s infamous midnight dash -- has arrived home Digitally in HD and Movies Anywhere, and on Blu-ray™ and DVD. Walt Disney's live-action Cinderella will also be released on 4K for the first time.



The Anniversary Edition of Cinderella offers two all-new extras: Cinderella trivia and fun facts, hosted by Ruth Righi and Ava Kolker from Disney Channel’s Sydney to the Max, and “In Walt’s Words: Enhanced Edition,” a special edition of Cinderella featuring fascinating production details, original storyboards, archival photos, thumbnail sketches and transcripts throughout the feature film. Hours of classic bonus material celebrates the masterful animation, memorable music and long-lasting impact of Cinderella, showcasing Walt Disney’s core group of animators, the art of Disney Legend Mary Blair, the original demo recording of the film’s title song and Cinderella’s iconic glass slipper.

Cinderella is the ninth title to join the Walt Disney Signature Collection, which includes groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring timeless stories and characters that have touched generations. The film takes its place alongside Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Beauty and the Beast, Pinocchio, Bambi, The Lion King, Lady and the Tramp, Peter Pan and The Little Mermaid.

Find limited time offers, activity sheets, videos, the Cinderella Dress Up App, and Character Descriptions at http://di.sn/6003Ej5WS

For more on Cinderella, visit:
Official Website: http://di.sn/6003Ej5WS
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cinderella/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/disneyanimation
Twitter: https://twitter.com/disneyanimation



Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this movie to facilitate my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky (July 13-19, 2019)

Welcome to this week's Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky! I hope you're having a good summer despite the heat and storms. When those things happen, come inside and enter some giveaways! Bookmark this page and come back daily to see what new giveaways have been added. Be sure to check out the giveaways on my right sidebar, too! And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog or website, feel free share it in the linky below. Don't forget to invite your social media followers to join the fun. Good luck!

NOTE: Where it asks for "Your Name," enter the name of your giveaway along with the end date. For the URL, enter the exact URL where your giveaway is located. Comments are appreciated but never required. Thank you!



Thursday, July 11, 2019

Winners in June 2019

Silver Batal and the Water Dragon Races, by K.D. Halbrook


Congratulations to the winner: Danielle H.!

Wonder Park Amusement Park Family Survival Kit


Congratulations to the winner: Shelly D.!

The Inside Secrets of Sesame Street, by Lucille Burbank


Congratulations to the winner: Nancy (a**ibr**y @ ***.com)

MAM #SuperDad Giveaway for $30 Worth of MAM Products


Congratulations to the winner: Victoria B.!

Spotlight and Guest Post: "The Biblical Clock," by Daniel Friedmann

About the Book:
Science and religion have two seemingly opposing views of the universe’s biggest questions, such as the development of the universe, evolution of human history and prophecies that surround the End of Days. But what if the real story told you they were both right? The award-winning Daniel Friedmann, with co-author Dania Sheldon, discuss this information in their newly released book, The Biblical Clock: The Untold Secrets Linking the Universe and Humanity with God’s Plan.

In The Biblical Clock, you’ll discover:

- How does the six-day creation account link with science’s 13.8-billion-year timeline?
- How do world history, Genesis, and the End of Days fit within the context of God’s Plan in heaven?
- How does the fossil record match the sequence and timing of life on Earth as described in Genesis 1?
- Do Genesis and actual human history reveal the events and timing for the End of Days?

Guest Post by the Author:
Millennials, Gen Y and Gen Z people aren't giving up on faith. They're reconciling Creation vs Evolution controversy in a way that suggests we can bridge other polarizing divides. The Pew Research Center survey found "that while 37% of those older than 65 thought that God created humans in their present form within the last 10,000 years," only 21% of respondents between the ages of 18 and 29 agreed.

At times, it can be confusing. Kids are taught evolution in school and creationism in Sunday school with both authorities claiming to be right.

As a university student, I furthered my scientific education. Initially, I came to think that science answered everything. But by my fourth year at university, fundamental questions concerning our origins and the development of the human species began to arise. In science texts, some answers were not available, some were strange, and some were so metaphysical they looked like religious answers. So, I went back to study religion, this time including the mystical component of interpretation, and answers to my questions began to surface. The intriguing journey along which these answers unfolded, and where they subsequently took my thinking, is also where I propose to take you in this book, The Biblical Clock.

Have you tried to discuss the topic with your teenage kids? This book has helped me clarify the topic to their satisfaction, despite my strong scientific background, having been trained as a physics engineer, working in space-related areas for 30 years, and my religious knowledge on the topic acquired over more than a decade of studies.

My new book, The Biblical Clock, deals with this topic head-on, in a new way. Others have used sound and persuading arguments to try to show that one side or the other is right. But this approach won’t work on our kids because, in the final analysis, neither side can completely prove their arguments. The Biblical Clock approaches the issue by showing that the two accounts (biblical and scientific) are indeed in agreement as to what happened and when it happened with respect to the development of the universe, evolution of human history and prophecies that surround the End of Days. The book provides more congruence between the two bodies of knowledge and a deeper understanding of our origins and our future. This book is just a step in that process.

As Hall of Fame Amazon Reviewer Grady Harp said:

Whether the reader enters this discussion from the purely religious side or from the purely scientific/secular side, the one (of many) points that Friedmann and Sheldon make is that there is no reason for combative separatism. Their honesty and humility are most welcome, no matter the preconceived notions of the reader.

Food for thought and for discussion during a period in our history when aspects of the origins debate and the Apocalypse seem to dominate.

After you read the book, you will be in a better position to discuss the topic with your kids, which was one of my motivations to write the book. Best of all, as a family, you can spend quality time having a discussion about science, religion, the future and the meaning and purpose of life.

About the Author:
Daniel is presently Chairman of the Board of Carbon Engineering, a company dedicated to removing CO2 from the air to reduce climate change. He has a master's in engineering physics and 30 years' experience in the space industry. He is also a longtime student of cosmology and religion. The Biblical Clock is currently available on Amazon.com and at http://danielfriedmannbooks.ca/

Friday, June 28, 2019

Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky (June 29-July 12, 2019)

Welcome to this week's Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky ... actually, I'm going to run this linky for two weeks since many people are busy with their summer activities and may not have as much time to visit these contests. So, be sure to bookmark this page and come back to it daily (or as often as you can) over the next two weeks to see what new giveaways have been added. Be sure to check out the giveaways on my right sidebar, too! And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog or website, feel free share it in the linky below. Don't forget to invite your social media followers to join the fun. Hope you're having a great summer!

NOTE: Where it asks for "Your Name," enter the name of your giveaway along with the end date. For the URL, enter the exact URL where your giveaway is located. Comments are appreciated but never required. Thank you!



Thursday, June 27, 2019

A Summer Reading Giveaway: Explorer Academy Adventure Series by Trudi Trueit (a $47 Value)!

Explorer Academy, the blockbuster adventure series by Trudi Trueit, is debuting two new books, and we are celebrating their release with a Summer Reading Giveaway sponsored by National Geographic Kids Books' fiction imprint, Under the Stars.

In the Explorer Academy series, adventure, danger, and a thrilling global mission await 12-year-old Cruz Coronado as he joins an elite school for explorers. Cruz leaves his tranquil home in Hawaii to join 23 talented kids from around the globe to train at the Explorer Academy with the world's leading scientists to become the next generation of great explorers. But for Cruz, there's more at stake. No sooner has he arrived at the Academy than he discovers that his family has a mysterious past with the organization that could jeopardize his future. In the midst of codebreaking and cool classes, new friends and augmented reality expeditions, Cruz must tackle the biggest question of all: Who is out to get him, and why?

Explorer Academy launched in the Fall of 2019 with the release of the first book in the series, The Nebula Secret. Just in time for summer reading selections, the adventure continues at the coolest school on the planet with the release of Explorer Academy Book 2: The Falcon’s Feather AND the debut of Explorer Academy Code-Breaking Activity Adventure where kids can find clues, crack codes and get the inside scoop on the Academy.

Want more Explorer Academy fun? Check out ExplorerAcademy.com to read the first chapter of The Nebula Secret AND The Falcon’s Feather, play games, check out the “fact behind the fiction,” meet real life explorers, and much more.

Important Links:
* The paperback edition of Book 1: The Nebula Secret comes out July 25, 2019 and can be pre-ordered here.

* The highly anticipated release of Book 3: The Double Helix is September 3, 2019. Pre-order your copy here.

* Explore ExplorerAcademy.com for games, free chapter reveals, cool technology, and more!



Connect with Explorer Academy Author Trudi Trueit online!
* Website: https://www.truditrueit.com/
* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/truditrueit
* Twitter: @truditrueit

Connect with National Geographic Kids Books online!
* Facebook: @NationalGeographicKids
* Twitter: @NGKids

GIVEAWAY

Courtesy of National Geographic Kids Books, I am pleased to offer an Explorer Academy Summer Reading Prize Pack to one lucky winner! This prize includes hardcover copies of Book 1: The Nebula Secret and Book 2: The Falcon’s Feather and a copy of Explorer Academy: Code-Breaking Activity Adventure (ARV $47.00). This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends on DATE. Enter through the Rafflecopter form below.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

"Mia and the White Lion" Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on July 2! Enter to Win a Copy ~ 3 Winners!

Get ready to venture across the world and immerse in the wonder of Africa’s stunning landscapes and wildlife! On July 2, 2019, Shout! Factory invites families and kids to embark on an inspiring and exciting live-action family movie adventure with MIA AND THE WHITE LION, arriving on two-disc Blu-ray + DVD combo pack and DVD. On the same day, this movie will also be available digitally to own and rent on Amazon.com.

About the movie:
MIA AND THE WHITE LION is the heartfelt story of an extraordinary friendship between a young girl and a white lion, and her incredible adventure across the South African savanna to give her best friend a new home. Filmed over the course of three years, MIA AND THE WHITE LION centers on a willful young girl named Mia whose life is turned upside down when her family decides to leave London to manage a lion farm in South Africa. When a beautiful white lion, Charlie, is born, Mia finds happiness once again and develops a special bond with the growing cub. As Charlie grows to full size, Mia uncovers an upsetting secret kept hidden by her father. Distraught that Charlie could be in danger, Mia decides to rescue him. The two friends set out on an incredible journey across the South African savanna in search of a sanctuary where Charlie can live out his life in freedom.

Watch the trailer!


Reviewed by Caleb (age 15)

Mia and the White Lion was a great movie that not only shared the story of an albino lion, but also showed that lions in general are being killed and must be saved before they die out in the next twenty years. The movie had lots of funny parts with the animals, and there were also many plot twists and sad moments that helped you relate to Mia’s situation and enjoy the story. I highly recommend this movie.

Special Features:
• Interview with Director Gilles de Maistre
• Interview with Actress Daniah De Villiers
• The Making of Mia and the White Lion Featurette
• The Extraordinary Friendship Featurette
• Deleted Scenes
• Casting Footage
• Theatrical Trailer
• Still Gallery


GIVEAWAY

Three (3) lucky winners will receive a Blu-ray/DVD copy of Mia and the White Lion! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM ET on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this movie to facilitate an honest review.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Introduce Your Little One to Classic Literature with BabyLit Books! (Promo Code and Giveaway)

Research supports the idea that reading to your children from the time they are babies creates not only a wonderful bonding experience, but also aids in their development and learning. If you’re a fan of classic literature like me, you’ll be thrilled to know that your child is never too young to be introduced to these long-time friends thanks to BabyLit books! Not only do they introduce your baby or toddler to classic literature, but they aid in teaching them numbers, sounds, colors, animals, anatomy and more!

I was excited to receive a copy of the very first BabyLit book: Pride and Prejudice. This sturdy, baby-proof board book is adorable and cheeky, with an introduction to numbers for babies and fun references to Jane Austen and Pride and Prejudice that amuse adults. The cover has an illustration of Jane Austen wearing a shirt that says, “I love Darcy”! The famous houses in the book are illustrated (Longbourn, Netherfield, and Pemberley) as well as the five Bennet sisters (Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Lydia and Kitty). Parent, grandparent or caregiver can count along with baby by exploring 6 horses or 9 fancy ball gowns. It may be a little difficult to explain the concept of “10,000 pounds a year” to little ones, but they can count the 10 pieces of currency on the page.

Parents will want to collect all of the BabyLit books for a full collection! Check out the available titles: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp; Alice in Wonderland; Anna Karenina; Anne of Green Gables; Around the World in 80 Days; A Christmas Carol; Don Quixote; Dracula; Emma; Frankenstein; Jabberwocky; Jane Eyre; The Jungle Book; A Little Princess; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Little Women; Les Miserables; Moby-Dick; The Nutcracker; The Odyssey; Peter Pan; Pride & Prejudice; Romeo & Juliet; The Secret Garden; Sense & Sensibility; Sherlock Holmes in the Hound of the Baskervilles; Treasure Island; The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; Wuthering Heights

Don’t have a baby? No problem. BabyLit books make a wonderful baby shower or welcome baby gift! For as little as $20, you can give two BabyLit books, and if you order before June 30, 2019, you can enjoy 25% off!

Use Code: BBLIT25
Expires: June 30, 2019

Follow BabyLit books on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest at @BabyLitBooks


GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive a copy of BabyLit’s Pride and Prejudice book! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM ET on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book to facilitate my honest review, plus a copy to give away.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Review/Giveaway: "Okko's Inn" ~ This Stunning Anime Film Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download on July 2!

GKIDS and Shout! Factory Present Okko's Inn on
Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital Download on July 2, 2019

After losing her parents in a car accident, Okko goes to live in the countryside with her grandmother, who runs a traditional inn near an ancient spring said to have healing waters. Okko soon discovers there are spirits living there only she can see -- welcoming ghosts who keep her company, play games and help her navigate her new environment. Okko strives to be a gracious host, and this is soon put to the test by a string of challenging guests with different stories. But ultimately Okko discovers that dedicating herself to others becomes the key to taking care of herself in this beautiful tale from Kitaro Kosaka, who was a key animator on numerous classic films at the venerable Studio Ghibli.

Bonus Features
Interview with the Director
Interview with Seiran Kobayashi (Okko)
Q & A at Japanese Premiere
Trailers and TV Spots


Review of Okko's Inn
 by T.T.

Okko’s Inn (2019) is a touchingly bittersweet film. While it will no doubt be a delight for most children, do not be surprised if any adults in the room find themselves a little teary-eyed during the film’s most poignant scenes.

The film comes to us from Japan, directed by Kitarô Kôsaka and animated by Studio Madhouse. For fans of animation, those names have likely already sold the film and its quality. Kôsaka is perhaps best known as the animation director for many of Hayao Miyazaki’s works at Studio Ghibli, including some of its most prominent masterpieces like Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986), Grave of the Fireflies (1988), and even the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away (2001). However, since 2003 he has begun making a name for himself as a film director in his own right. Meanwhile, Studio Madhouse is a titan in the Japanese animation industry, consistently producing award-winning films since the early '80s. The studio has brought to life the visions of some of Japan’s most prominent directors, such as Satoshi Kon and Mamoru Hosoda.

The film, at times, does struggle to match the legacy of its creators’ filmography, though that is only because that legacy is so prestigious. On its own, Okko’s Inn is incredibly charming and wonderfully animated. The story is centered around our young female protagonist, Okko, who moves to a new town to live with her grandmother after the untimely deaths of her parents in a car accident. Her grandmother is the innkeeper for a traditional Japanese inn, built atop a mystical hot spring known for its healing qualities. However, upon arriving in this new town, Okko learns that her grandmother’s inn not only contains many icky bugs that she is afraid of, but also a few friendly spirits and ghosts who have come to reside there. The movie follows Okko over roughly a year of her life as she slowly settles into her role as the junior innkeeper and comes to terms with the death of her parents.

While adults will find some of the dialogue cheesy and some characters to be a bit unconvincing in their sentimentality, the film nonetheless delivers where it counts, resulting in a climax that feels emotionally satisfying and genuine. The English voice actress for Okko is especially great and is convincing at portraying Okko’s child-like energy as well as her more adult sorrows. While there is one scene of a car accident in the beginning of the film that might scare the youngest audience members, I think most children and families will find the film an especially magical escape.

GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive a Blu-ray/DVD copy of Okko's Inn! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM ET on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this film to facilitate my reviewer's honest review. 

Friday, June 21, 2019

Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky (June 22-28, 2019)

Welcome to this week's Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky. Let's celebrate these wonderful days of summer by entering some giveaways! Be sure to visit this page daily to see what new giveaways have been added. There are more on my right sidebar, too! And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog or website, feel free share it in the linky below. Don't forget to invite your social media followers to join the fun. Have a sun-filled week!

NOTE: Where it asks for "Your Name," enter the name of your giveaway along with the end date. For the URL, enter the exact URL where your giveaway is located. Comments are appreciated but never required. Thank you!



Wednesday, June 19, 2019

A Summer Reading Giveaway of 5 Books from Silver Dolphin Books and Canterbury Classics!

Are you looking for some amazing books to entice your children to read this summer? Here are several suggestions that will not only entertain your kids but also charm the adults in their life!

About The Big Book Adventure
by Emily Ford; illustrated by Tim Warnes
Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books
Hardcover, 32 pages
Ages 6-8

Journey back through childhood classics like Peter Pan, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and more in this adorable picture book about the joys of reading!

There is nothing like a book to take you to places you’ve never been. Best friends Foxy and Piggy can’t wait to tell each other about all of their adventures in reading! Flying over Neverland, swimming with a mermaid, joining in a mad tea party, soaring on a magic carpet—old classics come to life in the eyes of two little readers who can’t believe what they’ve seen. Journey back to old favorites and experience the magic all over again in this adorable picture book about the joys of reading!

Look inside!


Click here to learn more!

Follow Silver Dolphin on:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SilverDolphin
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverDolphinBooks
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/silverdolphinbooks/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/PrintersRowKids/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTeChzjPGbj-3plzDLF989Q


About Canterbury Illustrated Classics
This Illustrated Classics series includes works that have been enjoyed by generations of readers across the world for years. Join Peter Pan and Wendy in Neverland, read about the adventures of a horse (from the horse himself!), and search for buried treasure with these timeless classics. The series is a great addition to any library, but it is especially perfect for kids ages 10 and up. The unabridged titles are a great way to introduce your favorite literature to your favorite young reader. Each title includes dozens of full-color and ink drawings by acclaimed illustrators to make the stories even more memorable. Detailed foil stamping and a full-color illustration on the covers make these books a treasured addition to your library.

Titles include:
Black Beauty
Kidnapped
The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
The Swiss Family Robinson
Treasure Island
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
The Secret Garden
Peter Pan
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Anne of Green Gables
The Wind in the Willows
Aesop’s Fables
The Jungle Book
Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales
The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales


Click here to learn more!

Follow Canterbury Classics on:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/canterburyclassics/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/canterburyclassics/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/cclassicbooks/

GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive The Big Book Adventure by Emily Ford and four Canterbury Illustrated Classics highlighting the stories featured in The Big Book Adventure: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass, Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales, The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales, and Peter Pan. Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada residents only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Enter the MAM #SuperDad Facebook Contest for the Chance to Win $100 Worth of Prizes, Plus Enter an Exclusive Giveaway on This Blog!


While raising a child is a rewarding experience, parenting comes with a lot of responsibility. Staying organized, maintaining a social life, and getting enough sleep while attending to the needs of your LO(s) 24/7 is a difficult task! In honor of Father's Day, MAM wants to recognize all of the amazing and hardworking dads out there!

Share a story about the #SuperDad in your life with MAM at www.facebook.com/mambabyusa using #SuperDad and #Contest for a chance to win $100 worth of prizes!

MAM is also generously hosting another giveaway exclusively on Susan Heim on Parenting! Read on to learn how you can enter to win more great MAM products!

Follow MAM:
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Twitter: @MAMBABY
Pinterest: Pinterest.com/MAMUSA
Instagram: mam_usa
GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive a $30 package of MAM products, including MAM I Love Daddy Pacifiers and Pacifier Clips! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends on Friday, June 21, 2019.

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky (June 15-21, 2019)

Welcome to this week's Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky. I can't believe that June is half over already! It feels like summer, so let's celebrate by entering some giveaways! If you want to win great prizes, be sure to visit this page daily to see what new giveaways have been added. There are more on my right sidebar, too! And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog or website, feel free share it in the linky below. Don't forget to invite your social media followers to join the fun. Have a wondrous week!

NOTE: Where it asks for "Your Name," enter the name of your giveaway along with the end date. For the URL, enter the exact URL where your giveaway is located. Comments are appreciated but never required. Thank you!


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Celebrate National Jerky Day on June 12 with 50% Off First-Time Orders from T.O.P. Chops Beef Jerky!

I bet you didn't know that June 12th is National Jerky Day! T.O.P. Chops Jerky, maker of a handcrafted jerky made from American beef with no additives or preservatives, is celebrating with 50% off first-time orders!

What makes T.O.P. Chops Jerky better?

T.O.P. Chops only uses USDA Graded Select or better beef
Most jerky that’s made in the U.S. uses ungraded meats from dairy cattle, which are cows that no longer produce milk. Using American beef from steers—as opposed to dairy cattle—makes their jerky incredibly tender and provides an authentic beef flavor. The first thing my family said when they tried T.O.P. Chops Jerky was "This jerky is so tender!"

Thin cuts make moist jerky
The majority of beef jerky is hard and tough. But T.O.P. Chops Jerky is made using a Veri-Thin™ slicing process. This reduces the cooking time, retains the meat’s moisture and renders an easy-to-chew jerky.

Marinades infused with antioxidants
While most premium jerkies on the market have similar levels of fat, sugar, and sodium, T.O.P. Chops Jerky is a “better-for-you” beef jerky. The founders partnered with food science and culinary experts to enhance the recipe. This effort culminated in a new ingredient called plum powder, which not only reduces added sugars and sodium, but also creates a product packed with antioxidants.

T.O.P. Chop Jerky comes in four flavors, including Original, Teriyaki, Sweet & Spicy and Red Chili Pepper. My family was able to try all four flavors, and they loved all of them! The Sweet & Spicy was a particular favorite!

Learn more about T.O.P Chops Jerky on their website at https://topchops.com or follow them on Instagram @topchopsnacks.

And don't forget to use code JERKYDAY to get 50% off your first purchase and celebrate National Jerky Day on June 12th!



Disclosure: I received complimentary product samples to facilitate my honest review.

Spotlight and Giveaway: "The Inside Secrets of Sesame Street," by Dr. Lucille Burbank

The Inside Secrets of Sesame Street
by Dr. Lucille Burbank

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the longest running children’s show in the history of broadcasting, Sesame Street. Its debut on November 10, 1969, signaled a show that would eventually become a significant part of our culture and a new way of learning through the medium of television.

In her entertaining and well-researched book, The Inside Secrets of Sesame Street, author and educational media consultant, Dr. Lucille Burbank, takes you on a 50th anniversary adventure, introducing you to the show’s true pioneers and the secrets of its long-running success.

In a collection of fun and intimate interviews, Burbank talks to Joan Cooney, co-founder of Sesame Street, on how the idea for the show originated at a dinner party. Caroll Spinney, who plays both Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch (who knew?), tells you how the Grouch got his voice. Jane Henson, wife and creative partner of the late Jim Henson, shares their thoughts on the importance of using color and creating a sense of wonder in everything. Long-time writer, Emily Perl Kingsley, who joined the show after watching it for a year, discusses how she fell in love with Sesame Street’s humor and its freshness. And Jeff Moss, former head writer and songwriter, who is known for his lyrical song , “Rubber Duckie,” shares his thoughts about working at Sesame Street. In addition, Fred Rogers, creator of the popular and beloved, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, is interviewed among others.

Also included in the giveaway is Dr. Burbank’s Guide Your Child to Safe TV and Electronic Media: 52 Tips for Parents, a how-to tips booklet with suggestions for parents of children from birth to adolescence.

Visit: https://www.teachingkidstolove.com/
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About Dr. Burbank:
Dr. Lucille Burbank, an author, educational media consultant, mother, and grandmother, has worked behind the scenes of Sesame Street in their research division. One of her main tasks there was to meet with the head writer to make important changes in the scripts before production began. For research topics of a more serious nature, such as child abuse and fire safety, Burbank introduced qualitative evaluation and helped establish new standards by writing more detailed reports of these studies.

The recipient of a doctoral degree from Temple University, Dr. Burbank has worked in educational media and technology towards the advancement of education and special education. Receiving a scholarship while earning her doctorate, allowed her to conduct a much larger dissertational study on three prominent children’s television shows: Captain Kangaroo, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and Sesame Street. From this study, she wrote her first book titled, Secrets from Sesame Street’s Pioneers: How They Produced a Successful Television Series, which is a reference book for graduate students and professionals in television. The Inside Secrets of Sesame Street is an elaborately designed version of the original book, intended for nostalgic generations who grew up with this beloved show.

Dr. Burbank has also written 52 Tips for Parents titled, Guide Your Child to Safe TV and Electronic Media. And because she knows how busy parents can be, Lucille, with Paulette Ensign of Tips Products International, recorded an audio version based on this guide. In addition, a coloring book for children, containing some of these safety tips was produced. It is called Color Your World.

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