Friday, February 15, 2019

Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky (February 16-22, 2019)

Welcome to the Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky! If you're hosting any giveaways on your blog or website, feel free to share them in the linky below. Then share this page on your social media sites to get more traffic! If you're hoping to win great prizes, bookmark this page and come back daily to see the new giveaways that have been added. (You'll also find some great giveaways on my right sidebar.) Thanks for stopping by!

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, February 09, 2019

Adventures with Annabelle and Maisie Book Tour and Coloring Book Giveaway (3 Winners)


The Day Annabelle Was Bitten by a Doodlebug
by Julie Wenzlick
Genre: Children's Rhyming Picture Book

When pre-schooler Annabelle awakens one morning, she has a strange urge to start doodling. She calls for paper and pen and begins doodling continuously, unable to stop -- even for meals! Her concerned parents take her to the doctor, who discovers a doodlebug bite on her neck. He assures them that her doodling urges will end when the bite fades away. Annabelle gets so good at doodling that she opens a shop to sell her work and even travels the world to share her art. Then one day the bite fades, and so do her uncontrollable urges.


The Day Maisie and Annabelle Got the Giggles
by Julie Wenzlick
Genre: Children's Rhyming Picture Book 

After sisters Annabelle and Maisie meet the gigglepuss outside on the trampoline, they suddenly can’t stop giggling. Their dad has a hard time believing they met a gigglepuss, calling it “mythical nonsense.” But as time passes and they giggle harder and harder, there’s no choice but to take them to the doctor, who provides an unpleasant but effective remedy. Wonder who else in the family will encounter that rascally gigglepuss?


The Day Maisie Picked a Daisy
by Julie Wenzlick
Genre: Children's Rhyming Picture Book

When big sister Annabelle decides to go against Mom’s rules and take little sister Maisie Grace for a ride in her pink Barbie Corvette, she has no idea of the adventure that lies ahead! Join these wandering sisters as they explore Miss Millie’s garden and fail to obey the sign: Do NOT pick the Daisies! What will happen when Maisie unknowingly plucks one daisy from the garden?



Julie Wenzlick is a retired English teacher who loves to rhyme. She began writing poems and stories in second grade, and she loves to share her books with elementary students in hopes of inspiring them to write their own stories. Three of her books were inspired by her granddaughters Annabelle and Maisie. She often gets the question from her young audiences, "Did this REALLY happen?" Her book, The Day Annabelle Was Bitten by a Doodlebug, was chosen as Honorable Mention in the Writer's Digest Children's Book category for 2017. Julie, who also writes songs to go with her books, produced her original full-length musical comedy, Singles File, in the early '90s at three venues. You can find out more about her at juliewenzlick.com


Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!









Friday, February 08, 2019

Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky (February 9-15, 2019)

Welcome to the Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky! If you're hosting any giveaways on your blog or website, feel free to share them with us in the linky below. And if you're hoping to win great prizes, be sure to bookmark this page and come back daily to see the new giveaways that have been added. (You'll also find some great giveaways on my right sidebar.) And please share this page on your social media sites. The more people who know about it, the more terrific contests we can enter. Thank you!

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, February 05, 2019

Winners in January 2019

Congratulations to the following people, who won prizes on Susan Heim on Parenting in January!

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero Prize Pack


Congratulations to the winner: Johannah B.!

$30 Worth of MAM Baby Products


Congratulations to the winner: Patti R.N.!

Goosebumps 2 (Blu-ray/DVD)


Congratulations to the winner: Charlene S.!

The CSB Day-by-Day Chronological Bible


Congratulations to the winner: Julie W.!

30 Days to Understanding the Bible, by Max Anders


Congratulations to the winner: Natalie Y.!

Sunday, February 03, 2019

Open Enrollment Has Arrived for Florida Prepaid College Plans: Pay No Application Fee in the First 30 Days!

This post is sponsored by Florida Prepaid College Plans. All thoughts are my own.

It’s going to be an exciting year for Florida Prepaid. More than 460,000 students have gone to college using Florida Prepaid Plan benefits, including my two oldest children, who graduated from college debt-free thanks to these amazing plans. My two high-school kids are on their way to doing the same thing. So, how could Florida Prepaid get even better in 2019—and what does this mean for your family?

Open Enrollment: February 1 through April 30, 2019
First, the Open Enrollment period has moved to February through April. This means that your family has time to recover from your holiday spending before signing up for a plan. If you’ve got a tax refund coming, you can also file early and use it to get started on your Florida Prepaid plan. Spring is a time of new beginnings, and there’s no better way to launch the season than to get started on helping your child afford a college education.

Pay No Application Fee: February 1 through March 2, 2019
And there’s more good news! Sign up between February 1–March 2, 2019, and Florida Prepaid will waive the $50 application fee! This is to celebrate Florida Prepaid’s recent 30th anniversary, making them one of the largest and longest-running prepaid programs in the nation. Unlike many states, The Florida Prepaid program is thriving, and more than 1 million families have purchased Florida Prepaid College Plans.

PROMO CODE
Use promo code SUSAN19
Feb 1–March 2: waive the application fee
March 3–April 30: $30 off the application fee

Prices Are the Same as Last Year
Amazingly, prices this year have stayed the same as last year! If you didn’t get around to signing up last year, don’t lose another minute. This year’s a great time to do so. You can sign up when your child is a newborn or even through 11th grade. The earlier you sign up, the lower the monthly cost. But no matter when you start, you’ll be getting a headstart on paying for your child’s education. Plans begin at just $47 a month.

Over the next few months, I’ll be sharing more information about the Florida Prepaid program and their college plans, but let me just say up front that I strongly support this program and recommend it to all the parents I know. Higher education is expensive, and many families stress about how they’re going to be able to afford to send their children to college without incurring debt. But the Florida Prepaid program has taken this stress away for our family. It’s a wonderful feeling! I hope you’ll join me in learning more about the many flexible Florida Prepaid plans and signing up.


Saturday, February 02, 2019

Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky (February 2-8, 2019)

Welcome back to the Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky! I took a break for a few weeks until I had time to research a new linky service. I was happy with InLinkz for years, but they suddenly decided to charge for their formerly free service, which made me say "good-bye"! (Same for Photobucket, but that's another story!) So, I'm going to give Mister Linky's Magical Widgets a try, and we'll see how it goes! So, if you're hosting any giveaways on your blog or website, please feel free to share them with us in the linky below. And if you're hoping to win great prizes, be sure to bookmark this page every week and come back daily to see the new giveaways that have been added. (You'll also find some great giveaways on my right sidebar.) And please share this page on your social media sites. The more people who know about it, the more terrific contests we can enter. Thank you!

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!



DVD Release and Giveaway: "Sesame Street: Celebrate Family" Arrives on DVD on February 5 ~ Get a Free Printable Pack and Enter to Win the DVD!

Families come in all shapes and sizes, but the most important part of any family is love! Explore important lessons about family in the new DVD release of Sesame Street: Celebrate Family, on February 5, 2019 from Shout! Factory and Sesame Workshop.

Sesame Street: Celebrate Family includes five unique stories for curious preschoolers and their families. First, Abby’s family has dinner at Elmo’s house, where she learns that even though families do things in all different ways, they can still have fun working together to make a meal. Then, Cookie Monster realizes he's forgotten to get a gift for his mommy for Mother’s Day—what should he do? For Father’s Day, Rosita wants to make a video for her dad, but she needs some help from her friends. Next, we meet Rudy, Abby’s new step-brother! Finally, Hooper's Store is throwing a special party for kids and their grandparents.

Sesame Street: Celebrate Family has a runtime of two hours, including family-themed bonus features. The collection is available for preorder at Amazon.com, Walmart.com, and other e-retailers.

Bonus Features:
• Full-Length Episode: Siblings
• Elmo’s World: Families
• Sesame Studios: Marvie’s Song for Dad

Watch the trailer:


Free Printables


Click here to download a printable pack inspired by Sesame Street: Celebrate Family! It includes coloring pages, drawing activities, build-a-book pages and a poem activity. Each printable supports Sesame Street lessons encouraging children's learning about their own families and other families of all shapes and sizes.

GIVEAWAY

One lucky family will receive a DVD copy of Sesame Street: Celebrate Family! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, February 17, 2019.

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Disclosure: I received no products or services in exchange for this post. Thank you to the sponsor for providing the prize.