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Wild Republic Huggers Plush Pets Hug You Back #Giveaway

Kids love huggable, plush friends. How about a lovable, cuddly plush animal who hugs you back? Well, Wild Republic’s Huggers Pets do just that.

These soft, cute, stuffed animals will wrap their arms or wings around your wrist, backpack, ankle, doorknob and more. These detailed stuffed friends conform to your wrist or whatever, so one size fits all!!! Huggers come in so many different kinds of animals, they are all so cute, you will want to collect them all.

Huggers make great gifts & kids love them! it’s like having a stuffed animal, and an awesome bracelet in one! everyone loves hugs! We like them so much, they were added to our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide


Wild Republic is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings. One lucky blog reader will win 2 Random Wild Republic Huggers Plush Pets! Thank you to Wild Republic for the review Huggers and for sponsoring this amazing giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!! Open to US residents.

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Discover The Nocturnals Books & Plush #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

I am so thrilled that all of my children enjoy reading. More than enjoy reading, we are the kind  of people who think, one can never have too many books. Anyone that even hints that we may have too many books, is not our kind of people. We just need more bookshelves is all, never too many books! Speaking of which did you ever see the bookshelves we made out of plastic rain gutters?

Okay, back to books. I recently discovered The Nocturnals. These books feature three unlikely friends: Dawn, a serious fox, Tobin, a sweet pangolin and Bismark, the loud mouthed, pint-sized sugar glider. The stories all play out in their nighttime world with teamwork, friendship and humor in every adventure.

The books are entertaining to both parents and kids alike, since I like to read aloud to my kids, they are perfect. The stories follow these three as they work together to find solutions for problems or mysteries.

The Moonlight Meeting is a banter-filled early reader (level 2) that describes the first meeting between shy Tobin, brash Bismark and kindhearted Dawn. This book works well to set the stage for continuing adventures between this brigade of friends.

After a random encounter with a blood-thirsty snake, the three animals form a brigade of the night. Alarmed that animals are disappearing without a trace, the brigade gets help from a band of coyotes and many others to solve a high stakes game that will determine all of their survival. Read all about it in The Mysterious Abductions.

Moving on to The Fallen Star where Dawn, Tobin and Bismark awaken one night to a disaster: all of the forest’s pomelos have been mysteriously poisoned. The Nocturnal Brigade sets out ot investigate and find answers and the cure before pomelo blight hurts them all.

The Ominous Eye has the Nocturnal Brigade investigating the source of a violent jolt that fractured the Earth. In their search for answers they come across an unfamiliar reptile named Polyphema, who tells them the cause was a giant beast who will soon strike again. Polyphema also states that she is the only one that can stop the fearsome predator…but can she be trusted?

On The Nocturnals website you can even find and download educational resources and activity kits that you can use with the books. You can also read or listen to  a chapter of each book, join reading programs and much more.

We love these books so much we are adding them to Mommy Ramblings’ 2017 Holiday Gift Guide.  You can enter for your chance to win all four books and the plush Dawn fox below! You can check out our video below to see even more about everything you can win.



Fabled Films is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! One lucky blog reader will win all four books and a plush Dawn fox! Thank you to Fabled Films for the review items and for sponsoring this amazing giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!! Open to US residents.




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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.


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!


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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Fierce Fun Toys, Ben KaChoo Book & Toy Set Review & Give-Away!!! {Give-Away Ended}

Books are a big deal at our house and so are stuffed friends.  So when I received the Ben KaChoo Book & Toy Set from Fierce Fun Toys, I knew my kids would love it. The story of Ben KaChoo “Sink or Swim”  is an important one for little ones to hear.  Ben KaChoo is a bright eyed, young hippo who happens to have allergies.  Living in the swamp, there are many irritants that cause Ben to sneeze a lot.  Ben has discovered, that his sneezes can jet him through the water, which is quite fun.  One day,  his jetting thrusts him into a napping alligator named Arrow.  The hippos and the alligators keep their distance in the swamp and stay with their own kind.  Ben is scared, he wonders if Arrow will start a fight.  Instead, he ends up being friends with Arrow, and he learns that just because you are different does not mean you cannot be friends.  This is a great story that teaches children a valuable lesson.  What makes the story really fun is the plush Ben KaChoo that comes in this set.  This cuddly 10 inch hippo offers  six different ‘sneezes’, along with an “Whoa”, and “Excuse me” with a squeeze of his tail!  My little ones loved squeezing his tail while I read the story.  The 32 page brightly illustrated book has a page of stickers at the back that are so cute.  I think these book sets are great and a fun way to teach your children important values.

Fierce Fun Toys is the in the business of bringing humor and big messages to growing minds.  Fierce Fun Toys, LLC is a philanthropic for-profit company that donates a portion of their proceeds to a  few amazing charities that help children everywhere, including Half the Sky, which supports orphans in China, and The Smile Train, helping children with cleft lip/palette worldwide.  This company believes in giving back and I think that is so great.  I really love supporting companies who make a difference in the world.

I am thrilled to announce that Fierce Fun Toys is sponsoring a give-away on Mommy Ramblings.  One lucky blog reader will win their own Ben KaChoo Book & Toy Set.  Thank you Fierce Fun Toys for the review set and for sponsoring this great give-away on Mommy Ramblings.  Open to US and Canadian Residents.

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Good Luck Everyone!!!  Give Away Ends October 20th at 12am EST.   Winner will be selected by Random.org.


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