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Giveaway: News-O-Matic Daily Newspaper app for kids goodie bag

Disclosure: I was given a News-O-Matic goodie bag in order to write this review. The comments and views are my own .     The Past few months have been full of natural and man made news that is not so easy for our kids to understand. We may shelter them from the TV and radio news so they aren't confused or scared by these events, yet we don't want them to hear about events from friends or even passerby .   For news of good or bad, News-O-Matic lets kids 7-10 years of age read about events and newsworthy happenings in a way they can relate. It also gives them good reading skills, knowledge of current events, and topics to converse about with family around the dinner table.   Each issue has five stories and includes games, puzzles, maps to show location of stories,timeline of history and images and videos. Kids can visit the "newsroom" to ask or draw questions related to the stories. Each issue is ad free.   It's fun for the kids to read each day and be able to talk

"After Earth" screening review. Opens in theaters tomorrow 5/31

Disclosure: I attended this screening with a media pass. The comments and views are my own. Wednesday night I went to an advanced screening to see the film "After Earth" staring Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith. As in real life, in the movie they are father and son. First of all- the thought of "After Earth" is a bit scary-right. In the film they crash land on "Earth" but it is not earth as we know it now. It's only animals, people are not there-here.  Cypher (Wil Smith) is the General and his son Kitai Raige  (Jaden Smith) is training to be a ranger.  There are some parts of the film that are startling. I saw a few people including myself do one of those yikes moments caught off guard a few times during the film. watch the trailer below to see a bit of the film. The film has a great story of Father/Son relationships, but the part I took most out of the movie was how Kitai's dad tells him about fear and danger. Fear is not real, it is not here, b

Join Caillou for fun and crafts this Saturday

Giveaway: New Koru™ Creamy Style Yoghurt-Yep, spelled with an h.

Disclousre: I was sent free coupons from  Koru Dairy. The comments and views are my own . I am just back from the grocery store with my youngest. Both my girls are at the age where they can cook and clean. I see the cooking in action everyday-cleaning not so much. We unloaded the cotton reusable bags-I like to be able to run them through the washer from time to time. The girls are stocked up on fresh fruits, Salmon, and whatever else was on the two lists-one from each girl.  We also came home with Koru™ Yoghurt. I was glad to finally find this at Shop Rite. Someone already depleted the stock in the fridge while I was typing this post. I'll be adding Koru™ Yoghurt to our weekly list (s). What is Koru? It is creamery style Yoghurt. yes, there is an h in yoghurt.  This yoghurt is making it's way into grocery stores on the East Coast currently.  Koru is a silky smooth yoghurt, made with real ingredients like Grade A skin milk, cream, and fruit. It comes in a see-through container s

New video clip: Monsters University - It All Began Here

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY releases in theaters on June 21, get your sneak peak right now: about the movie: Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) was a little monster, he has dreamed of becoming a Scarer —and he knows better than anyone that the best Scarers come from Monsters University (MU). But during his first semester at MU, Mike’s plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan, “Sulley” (voice of John Goodman), a natural-born Scarer. The pair’s out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University’s elite Scare Program. To make matters worse, they realize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, if they ever hope to make things right. Screaming with laughter and oozing with heart, Disney•Pixar’s “Monsters University” is directed by Dan Scanlon (“Cars,” “Mater and the Ghostlight,” “Tracy”), produced by Kori Rae (“Up,” “The Incredibles,” “Monsters, Inc.”) and fea

South Moon Under invites you to their Grand Opening in Marlton, New Jersey benefiting Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

South Moon Under clothing retailer invites you to it's grand opening in Martlon, New Jersey. Since 1968 their small surf shack has grown into sophisticated, upscale clothing. They now have 18 stores in the mid Atlantic region. Their mission is to inspire self expression through the art of fashion. Visit them in store and online at South Moon Under, SJ Magazine and Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) will host the official South Jersey ALSF National Lemonade Days kick-off celebration with the grand opening of the new South Moon Under store in Marlton, NJ,   Thursday, June 6,  6 - 9pm   South Moon Under - Promenade at Sagemore 500 Rt. 73 South Marlton, NJ 08053 Bloggers interested should RSVP to  to be on the list for attending and gift bag.    The  first 50 attendees will recievie  an exclusive swag bag of fashion and accessory goodies and featuring in-store product giveaways, lemonade cocktails by Honest Tea and mini m

"DELIVERY MAN' from DreamWorks sneak peak is here and in theaters 11/22

Enter for a chance to deliver the perfect Father’s Day gift to your dad. Share your funniest photos of your father via Twitter and Instagram for a chance to win a 50' TV and other great prizes. enter here:   wanna hang out? Facebook:   Twitter: @DeliveryManFilm Pinterest: Instagram: DeliveryManMovie  

Disney Junior's "That's Fresh: For Kids is on every morning with Chef Helen Cavallo

"That's Fresh: For Kids," a new version of the popular Disney Junior Night Light cooking series "That's Fresh," with new episodes debuting every morning on Disney Channel throughout the week. Hosted by Chef Helen Cavallo, the series encourages young viewers to play an active role in the cooking process and imparts the importance of healthy eating habits.   · In each episode, Cavallo prepares simple and nutritious recipes that require no sharp objects or cooking so that young viewers at home can safely assist their parents or caregivers. · Featured recipes include Veggie Rolls, Fruit Kabobs, Trail Mix, Berry Pops and Doc McStuffins' No Bake Muffins. · All "That's Fresh: For Kids" recipes are Mickey Check-approved. Foods that receive the Mickey Check meet Disney Nutrition Guidelines that limit calories, saturated fat, sodium and sugar. All Disney Junior Night Light content is produced by Disney Int

Did you notice that Chick-fil-A® has new salads? Want to know what's in them?

Did you notice that Chick-fil-A ® has new salads? Three to be exact, and the side salad is new too, so that makes four.  I was invited to a blogger lunch at Chick-fil-A ®  in Exton, Pennsylvania to try all three new salads. Of course we did not eat all three salads at once, but sampling them was delicious and we all brought leftovers home. I am not sure who ate the leftover salads at my house, but they were eaten the same day. The new salads are packed, honestly packed with so many fresh ingredients. All chopped, cut and prepared fresh daily.  We got a behind the scenes look at how the salads are made, and it looks like a salad bar almost. One nice woman was making all the salads for the day. Back to our salad tasting: Salad #1  Chick-fil-A ® Grilled Market Salad : Grilled chicken breast served on a fresh bed of chopped greens, carrots, red cabbage, blue cheese, apples, strawberries, blueberries, and served with Harvest Nut Granola, Roasted Nut Blend, and a zesty Apple Cider Vinaigrett

It's a boat, It's a duck, it's Tuckerton Seaport flying high with the traditions of Barnegat Bay in New Jersey

Sunday morning we headed east to Tuckerton, New Jersey to attend a Bluegrass  and BBQ. Even though we are New Jersey residents, we had not been to Tuckerton before. What were we waiting for? This place is beyond cool. Upon arriving we meet fellow bloggers in the Hunting Shanty, also known as Barnegat Bay Decoy  Museum  This shanty is full of hand carved duck decoys and history of duck hunting. Next we all headed over to the visitor's center which houses the gift shop. We trekked down the steps for Todd's Musical Petting Zoo where kids and parents could play musical instruments. There were craft tables and Adventure Aquarium and Watershed Ambassadors and a few other information booths. Yes I know that is a lot of ands.  We had so much fun with the instruments,and visiting the tables of the environmental groups. After that we walked around outside, listened to bluegrass music, ate BBQ lunch, and meet back up as a group for our tour.   We learned about the seaport, the lighthouse,

Enter now to win Cirque du Soleil: TOTEM VIP Experience in Philadelphia June 22, 2013.

Cirque du Soleil: TOTEM is coming to Philadelphia this month. Mark your calendar now, these shows are incredible. You will be amazed at the talent these performers have. The music and lights are awesome as well. If you have not seen Cirque Du Soleil ever, now is a great time to enter this contest. The show is breathtaking!   For your chance to win a FREE VIP Experience on June 22, 2013 . go to click on the like button so the form will open click on the VIP Giveaway image on the top of the page follow directions there on entering your email address and zip code Click enter now at the bottom of the form. read the terms and conditions   Five winners will be notified via email between from May 27-31 for the May 27 drawing.   The Cirque du Soleil: TOTEM VIP Experience, held June 22 , includes : · Executive welcome and five-star hospitality · Seats in a Redbox-only seating area · Access to the VIP ROUGE tent · Delectable

Giveaway-IndieFlix subscriptions for 10 winners and subscription holders can watch "Finding Kind" Free the Month of May.

Enter below to win one of ten (10) 2-month subscriptions from IndieFlix. The first ten comments will win! This is one of their feature films and subscribers can watch it for free: FINDING KIND, a peer to peer documentary about girl bullying, is available to watch for FREE  now.  What began as an idea for a documentary about girl-against-girl bullying, ultimately became Kind Campaign, an internationally recognized movement, documentary, and school assembly program based on the powerful belief in KINDness that brings awareness and healing to the negative and lasting effects of girl-against-girl “crime.” only available to watch until May 24th. FINDING KIND is an amazing documentary about a campaign to end girl bullying and is available to watch on IndieFlix for free until May 31, 2013.     IndieFlix is a unique subscription-based online service.   It has apps on Roku and xBox already.   Enables you to watch thousands of independently made films.   Sort

Michael Bublé sings classic American songs and songs he wrote on his new CD "To Be Loved"

Michael Bublé CD  features classic American Songs, and songs written by himself.  I keep my CD in the car so when I am kid free I can listen to it in peace and quiet. It's also perfect for romantic dinners, quiet time on your porch, or even cleaning the house, because that has to get done too. Everyone's favorite Canadian is  back again, finding his harmony while making his way through the American songbook with the first track on his new CD being "You Make Me Feel So Young" my favorite on this CD. Did you watch the video? How do you like the song? It's a happy song, and he sings it perfectly. He also sings "Something Stupid" featuring Reese Witherspoon and "After All" featuring Bryan Adams   " I want to take you on a wonderful journey about love—all different kinds of love, " Michael says. "The album swings big time: it rocks, it’s soulful, it’s happy, sometimes a little sad. It’s romantic, it’s yummy, and it’s heartfelt.&

Spending the morning with Krispy Kreme® Doughnuts. Well, someone had to do it...

Can you smell these Krispy Kreme® Doughnuts?  I am glad to share that they are opening more locations on the East Coast!!! This morning I was invited to a Blogger Brunch at the new Havertown, Pennsylvania location on West Chester Pike.  We were treated to samples of a variety of their fresh bakery treats, and the new Key Lime variety. That was my favorite. Right now they have a Key Lime Staycation sweepstakes going on until May 18, 2012. go to for all the details.  You can also follow the Krispy Kreme Cruiser® as it travels all over the USA. Visit Krispy Kreme Cruiser to see where they are headed next. Did you know you can fund raise with Krispy Kreme Philly? Let them help you raise some dough for your  organization. There are 3 ways to raise funds with Krispy Kreme® Doughnut Sales: Fundraising Certificates-each certificate is redeemable for one dozen Original Glazed Partnership Cards-with the purchase of the card you can received one doze