Saturday, November 04, 2017

John Boos Board Co. Carving Board Giveaway

Welcome to the John Boos Board Co. Carving Board Giveaway ($278 RV)!

1 winner

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How To Parent Teens – Even After Divorce with tips from Dr. Tim R. Thayne



Parenting can prove stressful at times even under the best circumstances.
But throw divorce and a struggling teen into the mix and that stress level can increase exponentially.  Hostility between former spouses, added to emotional exhaustion, rapidly leaks over into parenting roles.

“Separation and divorce can be a very bitter thing, and sometimes it’s everything a parent can do not to undermine their co-parent,” says Dr. Tim R. Thayne, a marriage and family therapist and author of Not By Chance: How Parents Boost Their Teen’s Success In and After Treatment (www.drtimthayne.com).
“I get that. But it’s crucial that parents determine to put any animosity aside when it comes to co-parenting their children--for the good of the children--even if they can’t quite do it for each other yet.”
Parenting is so much about teamwork, even if mom and dad are divorced and don’t feel like a team much of the time, Thayne says.

To make things work – especially when a child is struggling in adolescence – the parents should:
Be committed to compromise. Do this even if the other co-parent seems unwilling to give any ground. Though you both may want to stubbornly stick to your views, if you can move even one degree towards your co-parent, by doing your part to first bridge the gap, your co-parent likely will have a one degree change in attitude as well. “Remember, it takes two people to maintain a cycle and only one to break it,” Thayne says.

Communicate regardless of how difficult that is. Discuss openly with your co-parent your mutual vision for your children and for your co-parenting relationship. This may take a trusted shared friend or a professional to help you identify your mutual expectations of your son or daughter as a foundation for a future co-parenting plan.

Don’t underestimate the importance of displaying parental unity. Even when the parents are happily married, teens are adept at utilizing any gap they find in parental unity, Thayne says. They will ask for permission to do something from the parent who doesn’t know the other parent has previously grounded the teen. They will badger the more lenient parent when the firm parent isn’t around. “If one parent is more inclined than the other to say yes to a request, children will have that figured out by the age of 2,” Thayne says. “Even if the pattern of co-parenting is more complementary, they will, in time, find a weakness or divide to exploit.” To co-parent effectively, he says, you must find ways to maintain and display a united front.

“Obviously, if the other parent is not in the picture, you have a lonelier load to bear, so find others who can provide a good sounding board for your parenting concerns,” Thayne says. “But at the very least, remember that parenting is primarily about the wellbeing of your child, and not necessarily of your co-parent.  I have seen boulder-sized animosity shrink to the size of a pea almost overnight as a result of one person’s humility and willingness to change.”

About Tim R. Thayne, Ph.D.

Dr. Tim R. Thayne, a marriage and family therapist, is author of Not By Chance: How Parents Boost Their Teen’s Success In and Out of Treatment (www.drtimthayne.com). He also is the founder and CEO of Homeward Bound, a leading program in early intervention and in-home transition from treatment services from for families of troubled teens. He has a master’s degree from Brigham Young University and a doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Virginia Tech.

I recevied a complimentary copy.


Baby to Big by Rajiv Fernandez Review

Urban Baby / Millennial Kid’s Book / Sophisticated Shapes & Colors
Board Book, 5.5 x 5.5 inches, 30 pages
ISBN: 978-1-57687-826-2, $6.99 US/CAN

Baby to Big is a high concept board book that translates familiar objects and ideas from a baby's world to that of their hip millennial adult counterparts, through bold, iconic images.

Baby to Big humorously compares the perspectives of babies and adults through vibrant illustrations. After creating a book of pictograms for his toddler nephew, designer and architect Rajiv Fernandez developed an idea of using iconic images to translate concepts between kids and grown ups.

 Coupling his trademark graphic style with his love for puns, Baby to Big takes cues from the millennial lexicon and pop culture to unite hip parents with growing little minds.

Rajiv Fernandez is the founder of Lil' Icon, a design company to make you think...and wink. Combining humor, culture and iconographic imagery, much of Fernandez's work is inspired by his background. Ethnically Indian, born and raised in Iowa and Nebraska with a Hispanic last name, Rajiv was raised to embrace a diverse perspective. 

He's lived around the world, from Buenos Aires to Bangalore to Brooklyn, where he currently resides. Trained as an architect, his design work ranges from bars to books, the cleverly cute to politically provocative, and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Huff Post and Publishers Weekly. His first book Baby to Brooklyn debuted in 2017, and it has received consistent 5-star reviews from his lil' nephew! 

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- My first thought was this is not for young kids.  I am pretty sure this is for adults as a silly book that does compare old and new concepts.  I would never introduce this to a child on purpose, but some parents might think it is hip or relevant.    

Shaken by Tim Tebow Young Reader’s Edition #Feature


Shaken: Young Reader's Edition by Tim Tebow
Shaken: Young Reader’s Edition
FIGHTING TO STAND STRONG NO MATTER WHAT COMES YOUR WAY
By TIM TEBOW
ABOUT SHAKEN: YOUNG READER’S EDITION

Your identity is defined–not by changing circumstances–
but an unchanging God!

Whether you’re celebrating an incredible victory or facing life’s biggest disappointment, your response will reveal who you really are.

In this powerful book designed specifically for young Christians, Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow provides an intimate look into how he’s been able to face professional triumphs and defeats and still emerge with his faith and identity intact.

In Shaken: The Young Reader’s Edition, Tebow shares his insight for shaping an identity based not on your highs and lows, but on God. He examines the courageous lives of Biblical figures and the many inspirational people he’s met to show you how to:

Overcome your fears and accept God’s perfect, unconditional love
Transform your insecurities into opportunities for growth
Embrace your unique, God-given talents to make a difference in your world

With honesty that speaks directly to the heart, Tebow will inspire you to build a God-centered identity and begin today to live out your divine purpose!

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Photo of Tim Tebow
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

TIM TEBOW is a two-time national champion, first round NFL draft pick, and Heisman trophy winner. After playing in the NFL for the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets, Tebow joined the SEC Network. In addition to his role on SEC Nation, the network’s traveling road show, Tebow contributes to a variety of other ESPN platforms. In fall 2016 he signed a baseball contract with the New York Mets. Through it all, Tim’s true passion remains the work of the Tim Tebow Foundation which he began in 2010. The foundation’s mission is to bring Faith, Hope, and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. The foundation is fulfilling that mission every day by serving thousands of deserving children around the world.


Zebra by Popcornopolis® $10 Paypal Cash GIVEAWAY

Popcornopolis.  The company has launched a delicious new product line called Zebra by Popcornopolis® —five indulgent, confection-style gourmet popcorn snacks made with organic popcorn, premium chocolate, and hand-selected ingredients with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

The decadent chocolate-drizzled snack line, developed by Popcornopolis’ Cordon Bleu-trained chef, features five innovative varieties inspired by the brand’s popular Zebra® Popcorn:

            Chocolate Stripe: Dark and White Chocolate Drizzled Caramel Corn
            Chocolate Peanut Butter: Milk Chocolate and Peanut Butter Drizzled Caramel Corn
            White Chocolate Macadamia: White Chocolate Drizzled Caramel Corn with Macadamia Nuts
            Chocolate Candy Cane: Dark Chocolate Drizzled Caramel Corn with Crushed Peppermint (Holiday Edition)
            White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice: White Chocolate Drizzled Caramel Corn with Pumpkin and Spices (Holiday Edition)


The Zebra Line is available here :

Bristol Farms – Los Angeles, CA
Gelson’s – Los Angeles, CA
Stater Brothers – Los Angeles, CA
Safeway – Seattle, WA and Portland, OR
Von’s – Southern California
Albertsons – Southern California
Publix - nationwide
Walmart – nationwide

You can also buy the Zebra popcorn online https://www.popcornopolis.com/

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review- The sweet and very well made popcorn is a delightful treat for the whole family (of course you have to be old enough to eat popcorn safely.)   The mix of chocolate and caramel is so flavorful and I was only able to eat a few pieces at one time because of the indulgent sweetness.   It is the perfect for gift for anyone with a sweet tooth that loves the both lightly salty sweet taste.  There were very few hard kernels and the popcorn is softer, not mushy but will not hurt your teeth.  I am super impressed with this treat.

You can now win $10 in Paypal Cash by entering to win on the form below. Winner must have an eligible paypal account with an email to be sent the egift.  I will not negotiate another form of payment and I will choose a new winner if you do not have a valid paypal account. 




Amazing World Books Review

Amazing World Sea Creatures
Amazing World Sea Creatures by Lee Martin
Encounter 20 Amazing Light-Up Animals--Includes 13 Glow-In-The-Dark Stickers!

From the lanternfish, to the Atolla jellyfish, to the glowing bioluminescent octopus, the ocean is filled with animals that gleam and glow.

Go on an electrifying journey to see how these living lights use bioluminescence, fluorescence, and symbiotic bacteria to light up! Amazing World: Sea Creatures reveals the fascinating lives of twenty strange and amazing marine animals and includes glow-in-the-dark stickers!

Amazing World Stars & Planets
Discover 23 Incredible Objects from Space--Includes 14 Glow-In-The-Dark Stickers!

There is more to outer space than what we can see in the night sky. Explore it all with Amazing World Stars & Planets and be a real space traveler.

How is a star born? Why does it die? What is the difference between a star cluster and a planetary nebula? Discover the answers to these questions and more in Amazing World: Stars and Planets! This exciting exploration is a door to the infinite realm beyond the pale blue dot we call home.

From stellar nurseries, to glowing green clouds, to spiral galaxies, find out about the dramatic lives of these explosive players in our universe. This is the perfect introduction to the great celestial bodies of outer space for science lovers and their children. Kids will love the gorgeous, bright images, and will also learn quickly from the easily digestible bites of information on each page.

Amazing World Stars & Planets also includes a collection of glow-in-the-dark stickers to put on notebooks, folders, bedroom ceilings, anywhere!

I received complimentary copies.

Cassandra's Review-  Beautiful books that include facts, fun and color that will delight your younger readers.  You may even learn quite a bit of new facts if you take the time to enjoy these with them.  With the added Glow stickers you can create a world for them to enjoy and let young minds wonder.  

The MemoVase Giveaway

MemoVase Giveaway ~ 2 Winners

Welcome to The MemoVase Giveaway!

~2 winners~

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 11/21/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information to sheila@welcometomykitchen dot net.or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment.

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A Signed Copy of Charlie's Monster a Puppet Giveaway

Sponsored By: AppleKnobb Books

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

5 Winners will receive: 

A Signed Copy of Charlie's Monster & a Puppet! ($75 TRV Giveaway)

Open to US entrants and must be 18+ to enter.
Giveaway Dates ~ 11/4 9:00 AM EST through 11/25 11:59PM EST

Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winners will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winners have 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. 

2017 Holiday HUGE Value: $1K+ Giveaway Spectacular Week One

4th Annual Holiday Giveaway Spectacular Week One
Hosted By: Holiday Contest and Sweeps

4th Annual Holiday Giveaway Spectacular Week One: 1 - Winner   
Holiday Contest and Sweeps is honored to bring you the 4th Annual Holiday Giveaway Spectacular Week One of Three Weeks of Great Giveaways with the help of a great group of terrific fellow blogs. This week is a combined group of amazing sponsors have come together to make this Holiday Giveaway possible for all of you. One lucky winner whom resides in the Continental United States and is eighteen plus years of age will win this great prize package. Entering is simply, just complete the entries on the rafflecopter entry form for your chance to win.
Let's wait no longer , here are the prizes being offered in this weeks giveaway.
 1 -  Ergo Chef 7pc Pro Series Ergonomic Knife Block Set   1 - PeachSkinSheets.com  Sheet Set 1 - Enchantails Mermaid Slumber Bag Set 1 - Alert Works NOAA Severe Weather Radio 1 - EatSmart Precision Elite Meat Thermocouple Meat Thermometer 1 - Viatek 6-inch Rechargeable Wax Laser and Flickering LED Candle
1- QMT Windchimes 27” Corinthian Bells Windchime
1 - Standard Concession Supply Mickey and Minnie Roasting Marshmallows Holiday Inflatable


Ergo Chef Cutlery




 


Alert Works
1 -Alert Works NOAA Severe Weather Radio 


1 -EatSmart Precision Elite Digital Food Thermometer
  

 Viatek 6-inch Rechargeable Wax Laser and Flickering LED Candle

 Standard Concession Supply Mickey and Minnie Roasting Marshmallows Holiday Inflatable


 1 - 27" Corinthian Bells Windchime


This giveaway is in no way associated, endorsed or affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media networking site.This giveaway will be valid in the Continental United States Only. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway ends at 12:00 AM (EST) 11/18/2017
Holiday Contest and Sweeps received samples of the above products for review purposes, no other compensation was received. All the various sponsors will be responsible for awarding and shipping the prizes directly to the winner.