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Start Your Day with the ATG APP – #ATGToday #FlyBy


How do you start your day? Do you grumble getting out of bed, thinking of all the things you need to do? Are you stressed and worried  thinking about how you will ever tackle that never-ending to do list? Do you feel like there has to be a better way to begin your day? If you do, you are not alone.

It can be easy to feel that we are not good enough or that we keep falling short of our goals. In fact, many people, moms in particular, feel they are not accomplishing enough and are very hard on themselves. I know the feeling all too well, it is especially true as we seem to be burning the candle on both ends trying to get our house finished after experiencing a leak last fall that left us with extensive damage.

Recently, I learned about an app called Awakening To God that is a devotional journal to help you enjoy your walk with God. It is very simple to download and use. In just 8 minutes in the morning, you follow simple steps that will get you on a routine that helps you learn to hear God’s voice, memorize scripture, pray and journal. It has many great ideas to increase your faith, share scripture, encourage others and strengthen family devotions.

I have been using the ATG App and what I really like about it, is that you have an easily accessible journal reflecting on the same areas each day. I can look back on what I wanted God to help me with last week, last month or last year on a certain day. It lets me see the things I need to work on and what I am thankful for as well.

It is not a drudgery or something that takes a lot of time. In about 8 minutes each morning, you can strengthen your relationship with God. It helps me to understand that I can lay my burdens, worries and troubles in his arms. He will fight my battles and I can remove that weight from my shoulders. It is very comforting. This one minute video will let you see how this app works. 

This app has two purposes. One is to inspire and encourage thousands of people on their walk with Christ (hopefully, leading to another “Awakening” – see 2 Chron 7:14). The other purpose is to raise funds to dig a well in 100 villages in India, provide 40,000 meals to widows and orphans, 15,000 mosquito nets and a medical team for immunizations, cataract operations and other services.

Gerald and Jeannie Long are the founders of Awakening To God. They experienced success and wealth based on the values of the world and also the deepest grief and suffering from the death of two of their three children. On their journey, God has revealed His grace and glory to them in extraordinary ways.

In particular, they have experienced how God is able to redeem the most painful areas of our lives and turn them around for good. Gerald has found a deep awareness of eternity and Jeannie has experienced God’s presence and glory when she was close to ending her own life. Their marriage has triumphed when all seemed lost and they learned invaluable lessons on their unbelievable journey.

You can learn more about them by watching the video, How Do You Keep Living After the Death of Two Children at: www.awakeningtogod.org and see Mission, Vision and Strategy under About.

If you would like to download this app, you can do so HERE. If you do, I would love to hear about how you like it.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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A New App to Help With Depression Management

 “This post was developed in partnership with Pfizer as part of an Influencer Activation for InfluenceCentral.”

I know many people who struggle with depression. It can be very difficult for them to even complete the smallest tasks and in the worst stages to even get out of bed. It is very hard to watch someone you care about go through this because you know that they have so much good to contribute to the world.Thankfully we are now very aware of depression and understand that there is help available.

Millions in the United States suffer from depression and 1 in 15 adults have reported experiencing one major depressive episode in any given year. People can feel overwhelmed, alone and hopeless when dealing with their depression. Treatment for depression often includes a number of approaches such as talk therapy, medication, peer support, and a personal wellness plan.

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However, even with all that, it can be hard for some patients to stick with their treatment plan. The results of a recent survey found that 70% of patients being treated for depression or another mental health disorder would appreciate some type of mobile tracker to monitor their moods, treatment,progress and more. The good news is that with all the advances in technology there are tools that can help patients as they manage their depression.

Recently, I was selected to test an app developed by Pfizer called the Moodivator. Pfizer consulted with psychiatrists to create this helpful tool that goes along with a patient’s treatment to provide motivation in a simple, effective and mobile way. The Moodivator lets patients track their mood,set goals, establish routines and more that may assist them and complement their treatment. The app is easy to navigate and use, you can see a video about it HERE.

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The app is free and can be downloaded for iPhones at the Apple App Store. I downloaded it recently and was amazed at how easy it was to begin using. I liked that you could easily enter your mood and then add details of why you feel that way. You can also set goals for yourself. They can be things that you need to achieve that day or long-term goals.

moodivator-5You are able to enter and keep track of important work, personal or family tasks as well.  There is also a reason that you enter for your goal so that you can remember why it is so important to achieve. Having an app like this on my smartphone makes it easy to see how this can really help someone who is taking baby steps to make positive changes and get more out of life.

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If patients use the app consistently it can provide great insight to them about why they feel certain ways and perhaps notice a pattern that can even be shared with their care givers if they choose. The mood tracker is a simple sliding scale so it is easy to adjust and record mood changes throughout the day. They may notice that they experience sadness at a certain time every day and may find it is triggered by the same thing every time. That knowledge can help them identify and eliminate triggers that will help them break that cycle

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“The Moodivator app is not a treatment for depression and does not take the place of your doctor’scare or advice. This app also includes information about a prescription treatment option for depression.”


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Learn How Povi Helps Children Develop Their Emotional Intelligence

Today’s environment has taken a toll on children’s emotional development. Overwhelmed parents and overly connected kids are leading to a lack of developing critical emotional intelligence skills.

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The Povi app and plush toy provide creative stories that teach children emotional intelligence based on input from experts.  Povi connects parents and caregivers to a network of child development specialists.Stories are written and curated  by expert psychologist, parents and teachers to help children develop their emotional intelligence.

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These stories help children work through situations and develop social skill helpful throughout life  by gaining understanding of how Povi would react in a situation. Povi helps spark conversations and can help children deal with feelings of disappointment, frustration, anger and sadness.  Povi  can help guide parents through what normally would be difficult conversations with their child. Povi is designed for children 3-8 years old. Check out the Povi Kickstarter campaign now!

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Povi isn’t a one-size-fits-all toy: it has stories for everyone. The app enables downloads of new content based on age, interest and ratings. It also provides follow-up questions for parents to spark discussion. The app enables users to rate stories and authors,this allows Povi to track interest in content and make suggestions.

 

 

Emotional intelligence  is one of the most important factors for  children’s happiness and success. Homework, extracurricular activities, both parents working outside the home and other commitments have made it harder than ever to have the necessary conversations with children to develop their emotional intelligence. Povi was created as an answer to this problem. Povi is loaded with real-life stories children can relate to and provide endless conversation starters.

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The concept for this conversation-starting innovation came from Povi founder Seow Lim’s own experience with her son. “I always felt that I paid lots of attention to my child’s development and was very surprised when a school counselor said, ‘Your child is really smart, but he is not happy.’ It was so painful to me that I didn’t know this about my own son! In the process of transforming my parenting style from Tiger Mom to getting more connected to my child’s emotions, I created Povi.”

According to multiple studies, preschoolers who participate in social-emotional skills programs exhibit less aggression and anxiety and become better social problem solvers. Prosocial behavior in early childhood is closely tied to future academic performance and mental health.

Thousands of schools now use programs with this goal in mind. Povi enables parents to implement social-emotional development at home.

You can stay in the loop with Povi via their website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Also, be sure and check out their Kickstarter page to learn more or to help with their mission. Let me know what you think of Povi in the comments.

 

 

This post is part of a sponsored campaign for Povi. I received compensation for my participation, but my opinions are my own.


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Here’s A Great Way To Keep Kids Entertained & Learning New Skills Over The Summer.

This post was created in partnership with Mom Buzz Media Blogger Network.  All views & opinions expressed below are my own and are not influenced in anyway.

Kids Academy | Educational Apps for Children

School is coming to an end and many will be starting Kindergarten in the fall or preschool.  If you are looking for an educational app to keep the kids entertained during the summer as well as teach them fundamental skills, your search is over!  Kid Academy Apps for children have 2 great apps for learning and fun.

Preschool & Kindergarten Learning Kids Game Educational Books & Free Songs

This free app is perfect for little ones learning simple math skills,  There is a game where they will give them a problem and then the child helps a dog find which number in a maze is the trigh answer by dragging his bone to that numer.  They can connect the dots in the right number order to form objects and number tracing. There are in app purchases to expand this app and unlock additional features like subtraction math facts.

Download Preschool & Kindergarten Learning Kids Game 

Bugs, Shapes and Robots Face Paint for Toddlers

FREE for a limited time! (usually $2.99)

This free app is a great way to teach little ones in preschool and kindergarten fundamental skills. With the use of a firefly incentive, when the child traces the number correctly the fireflies go into a jar and then it goes to the next number. There is lots of other tracing games too and some need to be purchase to work. With the free version you only get so many numbers and then you can buy the app to get the rest of the features with the in app purchases.

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The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown Review And Giveaway! #FlintstonesWWE

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The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown is coming to Blu-Ray on March 10th!

 

Get ready for some raw-kin’ action in this all-new, original movie that brings some of WWE’s toughest, wildest superstars to Bedrock!

When Fred loses his family’s vacation money, he hatches one of his hair brained plans to get it back. It’s a sports entertainment spectacle that involves throwing his best bud, Barney into the wrestling ring with the likes of John Cenastone (John Cena), Marble Henry (Mark Henry) and even The Undertaker, with Fred himself as event promoter!

The crowds roar, the “clams” are pouring in from ticket sales and even Mr. McMagma (Vince McMahon) is taking notice of all the hoopla. Can Fred keep serving up bigger and badder matches or is he in for the rocky ride of his life? Including all-star appearances from The Boulder Twins (Brie and Nikki Bella) and Daniel Bry-Rock (Daniel Bryan), it’s time to get the whole family together for a collection of hard-hitting, side-splitting laughs from the most epic event in all of prehistory!

 

• Take the quiz to find out which Flintstones & WWE Stone Age Smackdown Star YOU are?
• Download the fun activities – and do them together as a family while you watch the film at home.
• Watch the official trailer & click the box art to bring the film home today!

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Each household is only eligible to win The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown 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. Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.  Good Luck.  Open to US and Canadian residents.

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Win an Orkin Scientific Back-To-School Prize Pack!!! #OrkinMan

“Daddy longlegs are poisonous.”
“Mosquitoes prefer adults over children.”
“Ants can survive underwater.”

You’ve heard the myths about bugs before. Do you know what’s fact and what’s fake?

Take Orkin’s Scientific Fact or Scientific Fake™ Quiz to test your knowledge, and be sure to watch every clip for the scoop on these infamous bug myths.

 

Orkin uses the latest technology and unparalleled training to develop a treatment that’s right for your home and your needs. To learn more about pest control that’s based in science or to schedule an inspection, visit orkin.com or call (844) 503-8251.  You can keep up with Orkin on Facebook, Twitter and their YouTube channel.

 

Would you like a chance to win an Orkin Scientific Back-To-School Prize Pack? If you would just enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Good Luck! Open to US residents.

 

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The Orkin Scientific Back-to-School PRIZE PACK includes: 
– Clip-on Fisheye Lens (iPhone, Galaxy, Android compatible)
– Orkin On-the-Go Drink Tumbler
– Orkin Drawstring Bag
– Orkin “Field Notes” Notebook w/ Pen

Giveaway Rules: Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Orkin Fact or Fake School Pack 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.  Open to US residents.  Giveaway prize is sponsored and provided by Orkin LLC.

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Peekaboo Barn, Lift-The-Flap Board Book Review & Giveaway!!!

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Peekaboo Barn is an adorable new Lift-The-Flap  book based on the iconic toddler app Peekaboo Barn will thrill fans with its tactile feel and keep them busy with lots of flaps to lift in this sturdy board book. And for those who’ve never seen or played the app, the barn setting, adorable animals, and sound words make this a book for the very young that easily stands on its own. Includes a free app with purchase!

Written by Nat Sims and illustrated by Nathan Tabor the book is suitable for ages 1 month to 3 years. Little hands will love opening the barn doors to discover the animals inside.  This book makes a great gift for any young child!

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ABOUT THE APP

Peekaboo Barn, which celebrated its fifth birthday in early 2014, has been played over 85 million times worldwide.

Night & Day Studios recently unveiled an updated look to their classic app that features vibrant colors, more robust and playful animations and three new farm animal friends. The app includes twelve different language options, as well as a feature for caregivers and children to record their own voice in the app.

Enter The Giveaway:

Candlewick Press is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  One lucky blog reader will win a copy of Peekaboo Barn, A Lift-The-Flap Board Book!  Thank you to Candlewick Press for the review copy and for sponsoring this great giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

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REACT Sidekick Sends Widespread Alerts With Just One Press–Show Your Support on Kickstarter!!!

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At Mommy Ramblings we are truly inspired by creative minds taking their vision to the next level.  KickStarter has made it easier for  inventors to bring their creative project to life.  Robb Monkman is one of those creative minds using KickStarter to fund his React Sidekick device.  This Sidekick is transforming the way people call for help in an emergency.  If you’ve ever worried about your safety or the safety of a loved one, you are going to be excited about the React Sidekick, a low energy Bluetooth device that pairs with our free app putting security within reach when it counts. React Mobile app was launched over a year ago and development on that software has not ceased, it soon became clear that the app alone was not enough.

 

The React Sidekick gives individuals peace of mind that is right at their fingertips without having to reach for or find thier phone, unlock and make a call.  The Sidekick button sends out a wide spread alert with just one press.  When someone clicks the React Sidekick, their trusted contacts will receive an emergency alert email and text message letting them know where you are and that you need help.  The Sidekick can also be set to post emergency alerts on Facebook and Twitter.  As the mom of a daughter who lives an active life and runs and bikes in NYC, believe me this is great news!

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The React Sidekick’s modular, gender neutral design makes it accessible to anyone. The React Sidekick is perfect for those with an active lifestyle, and brings peace of mind when: Running alone, walking through parking lots, meeting new clients and dating. With the React Sidekick, you can easily alert a wide network whenever your phone is out of reach and the button can be worn on a clip or keychain carabiner. This device is also a great tool to give to children and teens so they can easily call for help in an emergency.  Show your support and learn more about  the React Sidekick on KickStarter!!!

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React Sidekick Features

  • Small modular design that easily clips onto clothing
  • Compatibility: Apple iOS 7.0 or later of iPhone 4S, 5, 5S, 5C, iPad 3rd and 4th Generation, iPad Mini, and iPad Air iPodTouch 5th Generation or Later
  • Panic button pairs with the React Mobile app when in range of a user’s phone
  • Frequency Range: ISM Band 2.4 GHz
  • Bluetooth Version: BT 4.0 Low Energy
  • Active Range: 0–30ft / 10 to 30m
  • 1+ Year Battery Life
  • Suggested MSRP $49.99, the React Mobile app is free for users in the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores

 Learn more about the React Mobile safety app here: www.reactmobile.com and you can follow on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates!

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 React Team

Robb Monkman, CEO and Co-Founder

  • Leads React’s product development, branding initiatives, and sales.
  • Decade+ of marketing and management experience at multiple software start-ups.
  • Served as the Marketing Director for a company specializing in emergency communications software.
  • Experience launching multiple products.

 Rob Bangerter

Hardware Product Lead—COO

  • Leads React’s hardware development and company operations.
  • Highly successful track record helping organizations build the operations side of the business into world-class structures to support growth. Deep expertise in the consumer products industry from concept to market.
  • Part of team that created world’s first app-enabled game accessory for the iPad.

 


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Disney Movies Anywhere Introduces PIXAR SUMMER MOVIES TO GO!!!

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Soak up summer with Pixar Summer Movies To Go exclusively on Disney Movies Anywhere, the free app that lets you stream and download Disney, Pixar and Marvel films anywhere. Beginning June 3, log on for new Pixar surprises coming each week throughout 13 weeks of summer.

With Pixar Summer Movies To Go, a different fan favorite film will be available each week and you can unlock exclusive bonus content like special filmmaker introductions, film trivia and more Pixar surprises!  Additionally, in the Discover section of the Disney Movies Anywhere app you’ll find “Countdown to Pixar’s Ultimate Movie-Making Secrets.”

 

Rev up your digital movie collection starting with Cars on June 3. Check in each week to find out what movie is featured, and you’ll soon be whizzing through outer space with WallE, floating on the breeze with Up, trying to catch your toys in action while watching Toy Story, and catching the East Australian Current with Dory in Finding Nemo.

Perfect for vacations and summer travel; download the free Disney Movies Anywhere app on your iPhone or iPad and gear up for Pixar Summer Movies To Go to get summer started right.  And for a limited time, when you download Disney Movies Anywhere and link your iTunes account, you’ll get The Incredibles for free.  Find out more about buying, watching, and collecting your favorite Disney, Pixar and Marvel movies anywhere and download the App at http://di.sn/sX8

ABOUT DISNEY MOVIES ANYWHERE (DMA):  Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) is a cloud-based digital movie service that offers a hassle-free way for consumers to buy, watch, and manage Disney digital content across platforms and iOS devices via the easy-to-use DMA app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at DisneyMoviesAnywhere.com.  A DMA-eligible digital title purchased from iTunes or redeemed in DMA will be accessible in a user’s DMA locker. There are currently over 400 films from Disney’s rich history available for streaming and download, including Disney Branded Animation, Disney Live-Action, Pixar, and Marvel titles, along with exclusive, original content. For more information or to redeem Digital Copy codes to build your library and earn Disney Movie Rewards for digital purchases, visit www.disneymoviesanywhere.com.

 


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Bear Grylls, Get Out Alive App and Gerber Survival Bracelet Giveaway!!!

Would YOU Get Out Alive?

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Renowned British explorer and survivalist Bear Grylls is back with the
ultimate survival competition, Get Out Alive! Airing Mondays 9/8c on NBC!

In #GetOutAlive, 10 teams of 2 compete to survive in the beautiful New
Zealand wilderness with Bear Grylls as their guide. The teams are faced with
various survival tasks as they battle the terrain, mountains, gorges,
glaciers, rainforests, rivers and rapids. Each week, one team is eliminated,
and the last remaining duo will win $500,000!And most importantly, don’t forget to watch the unmissable #GetOutAlive SEASON FINALE on August 26!

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