“Against The Wild 2: Survive The Serengeti”-Family Adventure Movie #Giveaway

I was just as excited as my kids to learn that Against The Wild 2: Survive The Serengeti was being sent to us to review. This family adventure of a lifetime brings us to the wild side. A Dove-family approved movie this heart pounding adventure arrives on DVD Tuesday, May 10th!

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If you enjoyed Against The Wild, you will love seeing this new adventure that siblings Ryan and Emma are thrust into with Chinook a Malamute so full of personality. Setting off on a fun adventure visiting their dad who is working in Africa, their trip has a very unexpected turn. Things get scary fast when their small plane crash-lands in the Serengeti. Ryan and Emma have only each other – and their canine companion Chinook – to rely on.

The rescue teams are searching. Their mom (Jeri Ryan of “Star Trek: Voyager” and “Boston Public”) is panicked. Can brother, sister and one courageous dog now learn how to conquer their fears and trust each other in the most beautiful yet untamed wilderness of all? Ashley Dowds (“Scout’s Safari”) co-stars in this exciting new family adventure from the creator of the original Against the Wild Richard Boddington.

Emma and Ryan may bicker like most siblings but when they need to pull together they do it with heart and soul. The movie will have you on the edge of your seat and you will probably shed a few tears from the heartwarming way we are reminded of the things that really matter.

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Amazon Original Series, Tumble Leaf-All New Episodes Available May 6th!

Many shows made for kids are downright annoying for parents to watch with them. Most of you can probably list at least a handful of shows that are almost as bad as listening to fingernails scraping across a chalkboard. It is refreshing when a children’s series actually fosters lifelong creative learning for kids. It is doubly impressive when it is also enjoyable for parents to view alongside their child. Unfortunately, there are not too many preschool children series that can achieve one of those things let alone both. However, the Amazon Original Series, Tumble Leaf  is one that rises to and meets that challenge. This series is back for Season 2 and available for Prime members. All new episodes of this multi-Emmy award-winning series premiers on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, May 6th.

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This preschool series features Fig, a curious and endearing blue fox and his best friend Stick, a friendly caterpillar who is always on the move. Together Fig and Stick set out on  exciting adventures  filled with nature and science. The episodes start with a colorful crab who pulls in a fish trap that is filled with “treasure” from the sea. In one of the episodes I recently previewed he pulls in a camera and after snapping a quick photo of himself he tosses it into the magical Finding Place.  A curious Fig hurries off to the Finding Place to discover what new treasure has been added. The new discovery is utilized to bring about science through play lessons that are filled with a healthy dose of imagination.

The delightful characters created by Drew Hodges features voices from  Christopher Downs as Fig, Brooke Wolloff as Maple, Zac McDowell as Hedge, Addie Zintel as Pine, and Alex Trugman as Ginkgo.

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The episodes are packed with fun and learning and my sons loved watching along with me. The characters and voices are not annoying as can be the case with some other kid’s series that will remain nameless. It is a series that gets kids all excited to see what new discovery will end up in The Finding Place at the beginning of each episode. As the episode unwinds that discovery will be weaved into the story line seamlessly and when it ends Fig will tell the kids to get out and play! That is such a great message and one that is necessary for all kids today.

This series won 5 Daytime Emmys including the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Preschool Children’s Animated Program along with being the winner of the 2016 Parents Choice Award! Check out the Season 2 Trailer below!

 

Prime members can soon stream the second season of Tumble Leaf at no additional cost to their Prime membership with the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices, or online HERE . Prime members can also download the series for offline viewing on iOS, Android and Fire devices at no additional cost. In addition to SD and HD, the series is also available in 4K Ultra HD on compatible smart TVs from Samsung, LG and Sony. Customers who are not already Prime members can sign up for a free 30-day trial HERE! There are also brand new clips you can download or view HERE!

I hope you will check it out and let me know what you think in the comments. If you watched the 1st Season, let me know that too along with how you liked it.

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Here’s How To Get Your Free Pampers Wipes! #PampersSavings

Do you have a little one in diapers. If so, you want to look out for this Sunday’s (May 1st) newspaper. You will find big savings with a limited time coupon so get those scissors ready! It is a Buy One Get One coupon offer, when you buy one Pampers Diapers OR Training Pants you will get One FREE Pampers Wipes!

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You can find the coupon in an insert from P&G and use it at any mass discount or grocery store where Pampers Diapers and Training Pants are sold. All Pampers Diapers and Training Pants qualify except trial/travel size diaper packages.  Pampers Diapers and Pants include Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Cruisers, Pampers Baby Dry, Pampers Easy Ups, Pampers Under Jams, and Pampers Splashers. All Pampers Wipes up to 72ct are included in this particular offer.

Parents have been trusting the Pampers brand of diapers to care for their baby for more than 50 years. Pampers offers diapers, wipes and training pants to protect baby comfortably during every stage of their development.

Visit www.pampers.com to learn more about Pampers products, join Pampers Rewards program and find useful information and ideas on how to help your baby get the most out of love, sleep and play.  Are you already a Pampers Rewards member? If you are and you get the Pampers Rewards email newsletter, look for a 3X Reward point promotion the week of May 15th. If you aren’t signed up for the Pampers Rewards, visit Pampers.com before Mother’s Day to sign up!

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You can stay in the loop with Pampers on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Is your little one starting to potty train? Pampers Easy Ups also have a more underwear-like design for growing toddles along with super-stretchy sides to make them easy to pull up and down when using the potty. Pampers Easy Ups Training Pants are sold in sizes 2T-5T and can be found at mass, discount and grocery stores.

Right now you can save $2 off 1 pack of Pampers Easy Ups with a high value coupon you can print at home. Just click HERE and use your coupons.com account to print, shop and save. Keep an eye out for more Pampers coupons in the future.

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5 Great Safety Tips To Keep Your Kids Safe! #MyHigh5

Better to be safe than sorry right? I find that especially true as a parent. We work so hard to keep our children safe. This Saturday, April 23rd is Safe Kids Day!

 

Safe Kids Day supports the life-saving programs of Safe Kids Worldwide, a nonprofit organization working to protect children from unintentional injuries, such as drowning, fires, burns, poisoning and traffic injuries. Preventable injuries are the leading cause of death to children in the U.S., but with education and simple precautions, most injuries can be prevented.

This Saturday, and every day this month for Safe Kids Month, parents are encouraged to take action to keep their families safe. Parents can choose their top five safely actions from a master checklist of activities with #MyHigh5.

Below are some top safety  tips from Safety 1st and Safe Kids! Please share some of your safety tips with us in the comments.

 

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Give Your Child The Creative Summer Experience of A Lifetime For Less! #CreateTheNext

Summer will be here soon and so will the end of the school year for kids. Have you made plans for your kids free time? If you haven’t and you have creative kids ages 6-17 that are interested in computer programming, developing exciting apps, 3D modeling, robotics, graphic design, filmmaking and much more, keep reading!

Digital Media Academy tech summer camps can give your kids the summer experience of a lifetime! Hurry though because they are filling up faster than ever! Catch the savings and SAVE $100 with code CR8TECH16 when you register your child by April 30, 2016.

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You can choose from one week DMA Camps, or step it up with two week DMA Academies , all taught by industry experts and tech professionals. Campers get hands-on experience creating projects using the latest hardware and software from Apple, Canon, Adobe, and more.

Digital Media Academy also offers STEM camps just for girls, called Made by Girls! Learn from a female role model and tech professional in an environment of creative girls just like them! Hurry, save $50 with code CR8TECH16 when you register by April 30!

Find your summer camp at DigitalMediaAcademy.org! If you have questions, call them at 1(866)656-3342 or email info@digitalmediaacademy.org. Let me know if you child has already attended one of these programs or you are planning to register them for the first time. Here’s to a creative and fun Summer!

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3 Main Reasons Why Parents Should Write a Will

A will is a legal document that specifies who will acquire your real estate properties, cars, bank accounts, jewelry, and the like when you die. It is up to you to whom you will leave all of your belongings, just be sure that they are eligible to receive and that everything goes through a clear legal process.

As for parents writing a will and testament is not all about the properties, rather the assurance that your children will still be well taken care of when you are gone. You need to choose trusted people in your family to look after them in case anything happens to you.

Here are some of the reasons why parents should draft a will for their kids:

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To avoid family disputes

Will and testament disputes happen to even among the closest part of the family. Challenging a will implies that one party thinks he deserves more than what is written in the will, hence if one of your children challenge your will with your other kids, their relationship might suffer from irreparable damage and as parent, this is difficult to imagine. That is why, it is important that you properly and carefully write a will to make sure your children get equal shares of the property you’d leave and avoid any family disputes in the future.

To have a trusted guardian to look after your children

 The most difficult task for parents when drafting a will is choosing a guardian for their children. It is really tough to decide on this matter, but you have to do it anyway. Your children’s future well-being is at risk when unexpected things happen to you. This is the reason why you need to choose a person who you think will take good care and love your children when you are gone. Also, it is essential to name a trustee, someone who will manage any properties you pass on to your children, in your will.

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To make distributing assets easier

The problem about not having a will is that the probate court might send away inquiry letters to financial institutions to handle the deceased’s financial situation. Additionally, your relatives may be requested to give out financial documents. By writing a will and testament beforehand, you can prevent all the paperwork and footwork your relatives will exert. You will save them from all the hassle and stress that they might acquire from processing various documents. Having a clear proof of distribution of your assets for the court to see will be easier and more convenient for everyone involved.

It is your obligation as a parent to secure your kids future and drafting a will as early as now is the first step in keeping your kids safe in case something unexpected happens. Nobody knows what is going to happen tomorrow, so might as well be ready by securing a will.

Many people think that a will is unnecessary and just a waste of money, but no one knows the future and you can leave your kids behind in an instant. Would you rather leave them with problems or investments? As parents, we obviously know the answer.

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Win An Orkin, Summer Scientist Kit #Giveaway #LearnWithOrkin

There are some downsides to the very mild winter we had. The May bugs and Mosquitos are already out in full force. They just seem to put the biggest damper on being outside. With baseball practice, getting the garden started, yard work, BBQs and more these pests are a nuisece but more than that they can pose a serious health risk. Fortunately, the experts at Orkin study the science of mosquitoes and other pests closely in order to better tailor plans that help keep them out of your home this summer.

Are you prepared for mosquito season this year?

At Orkin, they use the latest technology and unparalleled training to develop an effective treatment that’s right for your needs. To learn more about our pest control based in science or to schedule an inspection, visit orkin.com or call 1-800-800-ORKIN.  You can also find Orkin on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

To help you better prepare yourself and your family to fight the bite, Orkin presents the “Buzzer Beater” app, which features its deep scientific knowledge of mosquitoes.

Are you prepared for mosquito season this year? Take the quiz to see if you’re ready to earn your badge in Mosquito Season Prep.

 

Watch the “How to Deal With Mosquitoes” & “Do Mosquitoes Prefer Adults over Children” videos, as well as the rest of Orkin’s How-To video series, to get the most up-to-date knowledge on dealing with pesky home invaders.

Download Orkin’s yearly “Mosquito Cities” list and find out if your city made it!

Now Enter to Win An Orkin Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kit in our giveaway below!!! 

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The Orkin Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kits are fun for the whole family! Each pack includes:

2 Bug Catcher Craft Kits: These awesome DIY bug catcher kits will let your family’s personality shine through while also learning about nature and the world around us. The kits include a variety of foam ladybugs, dragonflies and more!

2 Bug Nets: Explore the great outdoors with these fun mesh insect nets. They can be used to collect and study butterflies, ladybugs, caterpillars and many other backyard creatures.

2 See-Through Bug Jars: Reveal the wonders of your backyard with these clear bug jars. Each transparent plastic box has a magnifying lid for better insect viewing. Young explorers love discovering worms, butterflies, ants and insects. These containers allow them to make homes for their new discoveries.

2 Magic Color Scratch Little Garden Critters: Scratch faces, designs and more on these Magic Color Scratch Little Garden Critters! A perfect kids’ activity for critter lovers, simply scratch away the black coating to reveal vibrant rainbow colors. Includes butterflies, frogs, turtles and more.

Glow-in-the-Dark Creepy Crawlers: Turn off the lights and let them glow! These vinyl glow-in-the-dark bugs are lots of fun for all ages.

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Rules: Each household is only eligible to win 1 Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kit 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. Giveaway is open to US residents. Winner will not be able to us a PO Box for delivery.

 

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Do You Have a Very Good, Very Bad Cat? #Giveaway

Do you have a cat or know someone who does? Chances are you said yes to one or two of those questions. Whether it is yourself or someone else, truth is many people share their homes and lives with a cat. Maybe your cat is an angel or maybe you swear you have the worst cat on the planet. More than likely you will say your cat can be so good and then at times be so very bad. In Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Cat , you will find 101 funny, heartwarming, and sometimes mind-boggling stories all about all the very good, very bad, simply amazing things our cats do.

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They come in all shapes, sizes, and personalities. From silly to sophisticated, from impish to affectionate, and everywhere in between, our cats are important and beloved members of our families. Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Cat will have readers of all breeds laughing, commiserating, and maybe even shedding a tear. These 101 heartwarming, humorous and completely true stories about our feline friends are sure to touch every cat lover’s soul. Perfect for every cat’s person.

 

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Chicken Soup For The Soul is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  Three lucky Mommy Ramblings’ blog readers will win their own copy of My Very Good, Very Bad Cat. Thank you to Chicken Soup For The Soul Publishing for the review book and for sponsoring this fantastic giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

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If You Have Pets, Here’s Why You Should Own an Air Blower

 

Almost everyone has pets, and when it comes to having these pets, you want to make sure that you have a way to clean up after accidents that can happen. Whether they’re potty-training, or they knock something over, these areas will have to be thoroughly cleaned out. This can be done, and then you want to have the spot thoroughly dried so that it does not smell, and perhaps the air in the home is not going to do the best job. Compact air blowers are good for these jobs when it comes to it, so make sure to check into all that they are capable of.

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When you have pets, then you have to make sure that you have the right products for the job. This only comes from being able to choose the right products for the job. With everything from the right chemicals, brushes, scrubbers and air movers, you will be set to take care of not only your pet but the home that you own, as well. This puts everyone in the best position out there to make the most of what is being provided. The air mover can provide this for you, so make sure to have one when you have pets.

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Not only can households benefit from the air mover, but doggy daycares, kennels and vet’s offices can also make the most use out of them when the time comes. With an industrial air mover, you can make sure to bring the mover to where it is needed, or you can go strictly with a carpet dryer that will go directly on the carpet where it is wet. With the right air mover, you can be sure to get much more out of carpet drying that needs to be done on old or new carpets.

 

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How To Save Money Buying Diapers- #ShareTheLuv

If you have a little one in diapers, you better get those scissors ready. In this Sunday’s paper you will find big savings from Luvs Diapers. The official diaper of experienced moms like myself, Luvs is putting two high-value coupons that could save you up to $4 on Luvs Diapers. For ever more savings Luvs in partnership with Ibotta is offering a limited-time $5 rebate if you buy any 54 ct or larger box of any variety of Luvs diapers.

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Have you ever used Ibotta? If not, it is easy and can save you a lot of money. All you need to do is download the app for iOS or Android and then search “Luvs” to unlock the exclusive $5 rebate. Shop for Luvs diapers at any participating store. Then use your smartphone to scan the product barcodes and submit a photo of your receipt to verify your purchase. That’s it, your $5 cash rebate will be deposited into your Ibotta account within 48 hours. With Ibotta it is so easy to save money and earn cash back!

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Speaking of saving money, Luvs with their NightLock has the high-quality features you might expect to pay more for like large stretch tabs, ultra-leakage protection and a money back guarantee if not satisfied. Add in the high-value coupon offers and it is really a no brainer to choose Luvs over the premium brands.  After all, why pay more? Did you know switching to Luvs could save you $150 a year?  Moms know there are so many other ways that money they save can be used.

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