June 30, 2011

Band-Aids Cars 2 Bandages & Fandango $50 Gift Card Giveaway CLOSED


Being a mom to an active little boy I use Band-Aids to help take care of a boo boo physically. Band-Aid's that come with fun and cool graphics on them also help to bring out a smile which helps kids recover from their boo's faster.
BandAid Cars 2
This weekend Disney’s Cars 2 came out and kids everywhere are going Cars crazy! One fun and easy way to bring the characters home is with Band-Aid Brand Decorated Adhesive Bandages featuring all of your favorite Cars characters and scenes. Kids will love covering their cuts and scrapes with these Band-Aids. A box of 20 assorted sizes are perfect to bring to the beach, camp or on a summer road trip!

BandAid Disney FairiesBandAid Phineas and Ferb
In addition to Cars, Band-Aid Brand has some newer character bandages out as well—Phineas & Ferb and Disney Fairies—that’ll make healing fun.

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My son was so excited to see the Cars 2 characters on the Band-Aids. We test putting one on him and just like I thought, he forgot about any boo boo (real or imaginary). I made sure to add the Band-Aid box to my summer travel bag for our road trip.

Would you like to win a Band-Aid Cars Prize Pack? (1) Winner will receive a box of Disney Cars/Band-Aid bandages and a Fandango $50 Gift Card

WIN The Mommy Factor giveaway!

WAYS TO ENTER:

(1) Required Entry:

Join The Mommy Factor Fan Page on facebook and leave a comment on the wall telling me "I want to win the Band-Aids Cars Bandages & $50 Fandango Giveaway".

THEN come back here and leave me a comment telling me you did so. Required Entry must be made on or before 11:59 p.m. July 14, 2011.

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NOW THE RULES

Winner will be selected by random.org on or shortly after July 14, 2011. Giveaway entry must be completed before extra entries will count.

Winner will be contacted by email and must respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected. Open to residents of the U.S. and Canada with a valid street address.

Please Note: I received product sample for review. No other compensation was received. Views expressed are always 100% my own.

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6 Free Shipping Offers for 4th of July


Before you start making the potato salad or hanging the red, white and blue streamers, you might want to do a little online shopping. There are lots of good deals on the 4th of July, including these extra-special free shipping deals.
Free Shipping Offers
  1. Kohl's - Free shipping on orders of $75 or more with the free shipping code SHOPNSHIP.
  2. Macy's - Free shipping on orders of $99, plus 15% off your order.
  3. Sears - Free shipping on orders of $99 or more with the free shipping code JULY4SHIP.
  4. 6pm - Free 2-day shipping on orders of $100 or more. (offer starts on Fri, July 1)
  5. REI - Free shipping on orders of $50 or more.
  6. JJill - Free shipping on orders of $100 with the free shipping code BEACH1.
You can check out more offer at http://www.FreeShipping.org

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Study Shows Mothers & Others Trust Glass Packaging More


There's been along debate over what type of packaging, glass, plastic, organic and natural, etc, consumers should use. I recently learned that Owens-Illinois (O-I), the world’s largest glass container maker for major brands like New York-based PepsiCo, as well as Coca-Cola, Heinz, MillerCoors and Welch’s, recently released a trend report showing consumer preference for glass as the best food and beverage packaging material.

Glass Study
Sixty-nine (69) percent of consumers say that if they could choose to buy their favorite foods or beverages in any type of container, they would choose glass. The report, partly shown here, includes data from a recent Omnibus survey.
  • Ninety (90) percent say they agree that glass is the healthiest packaging because it doesn’t leach into the product.
  • Eighty-five (85) percent say food and beverages taste better in glass.
From bottles to baby food containers, parents tend to trust glass more than any other packaging material to ensure the health and safety of their children. Moms choose glass because it’s non-reactive. It’s safe to use over and over again in your home, and most people feel that glass is the safest type of container to use in the microwave.

Further, glass is easy to clean, sterilize and re-use, and it is 100% recyclable, adding immense eco-friendly benefits for the environment-conscious family.

Wondering how you can re-use glass? Here are 5 ways to reuse glass in the home.
  1. Use glass containers to organize small craft or sewing items like beads, buttons, seashells, ribbon, markers, etc.
  2. Save a collection of uniquely shaped and sized glass containers for an eclectic assortment of drinking glasses.
  3. Use a glass container as a piggy bank.
  4. Turn your glass container into a holiday snow globe.
  5. Use glass containers to catch lightening bugs in the summertime.
To learn more and connect visit

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/GlassIsLife
Twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/GlassIsLife

Now I'd like to know, Are you going to try using more glass in your everyday life now? Or will you continue using alternatives?

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Disney's Friends for Change Game


Disney will donate nearly $1 million dollars globally through Disney's Friends for Change, its multiplatform pro-social initiative, and the new "Disney Friends for Change Games" that helps kids help the planet and their communities.

Disney Friends for Change
Over 30 Disney Channel and Disney XD stars from around the globe will compete in "Disney Friends for Change Games," a series of fun physical challenges inspired by everyday "green" acts. Four teams will play on behalf of a global charity -- Fauna and Flora International, World Wildlife Fund, Ocean Conservancy and UNICEF.

For five weeks that started on Friday, June 24, Disney Channel will present "Disney Friends for Change Games" in interstitials during its Friday, Saturday and Sunday primetime original series programming, and Disney XD will present a special episode from the games Monday nights that started June 27. The Games will culminate with a special half-hour episode SUNDAY, JULY 31 on Disney Channel.

Kids and families worldwide are invited to visit http://disney.com/projectgreen, and Friends for Change international sites to pledge actions they will take in to help the planet.

Kids can also participate by creating a piece of online art for the Disney Friends for Change Games Group Wall at http://disney.com/Create

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June 28, 2011

PurseN handbag organizer


Looking for a stylish carry all? One item people love for travel, especially during the summer, are the pieces from PurseN- they are inserts, totes and jewelry bags that are the most practical organizers seen around
PurseN
Keep yourself organized this summer! With the new PurseN handbag organizer, you will never lose your lip gloss again. Whether you're searching through your backpack for that pen you always seem to loose, or even looking for your compact mirror and mascara, PurseN will eliminate the time and stress it takes to find it all. The fashionable print is perfect for any bag and this year will be an essential to your daily routine!

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June 27, 2011

Wishing My Son a Happy 3rd Birthday


Today is my son's 3rd birthday. I made him a video and sung him the happy birthday song.
happy 3rd birthday song

Would you like to join in the singing? You can view the video on my post "Recovering from a Forgotten 3rd Birthday" and leave a comment wishing him happy birthday :)

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Soft & Precious Baby Care Products Review


I'm always interested in natural baby products that can work for different skin and hair types. I recently review the Soft & Precious line of baby products and was impressed.
Soft Precious Baby Products

ABOUT

Soft & Precious Baby Products were created and uniquely formulated to moisturize, soften and condition your baby's delicate skin and hair. These products are developed especially for 'African American and Bi-Racial' babies with the highest quality standards, and are clinically researched and tested with their needs in mind.

Soft Precious Baby Products
Soft & Precious Creme Hair Dress for Extra Dry Hair is infused with Olive Oil & Lavender and formulated to help eliminate extremely dry, lack-luster hair while adding moisture and sheen. It moisturizes and conditions dry hair, leaving it cottony soft and manageable with a beautiful sheen. 6oz
Soft Precious Baby Products
Soft & Precious Liquid Cornstarch is infused with Lavender & Chamomile while providing the silky smooth protection of a powder without the dusty, powdery mess of a talc. It goes on easy like a lotion and dries fast like a powder. It will leave you and your baby’s skin dry and comfortable, while protected against chafing and wetness, leaving it silky smooth to the touch. 10 oz.
Soft Precious Baby Products
Soft & Precious Baby Scent Nursery Jelly is lightly scented and smooth enough to provide a gentle, soothing blanket of protection against the discomforts of diaper rash. 13 oz.
Soft Precious Baby Products
Soft & Precious 2N1 Gentle Baby Bath & Shampoo is TEAR FREE and infused with Lavender & Chamomile to moisturize and condition your baby’s hair and body, while adding the gentle protection of Vitamin B & E and Aloe Vera. This special blend will gently nourish and protect your baby’s delicate skin and hair from excessive dryness, while keeping your baby’s skin silky smooth and fresh smelling all day long. It’s an excellent moisturizing Baby Bath and Conditioning Shampoo specially formulated for African-American hair and skin textures. 10 oz.

MY THOUGHTS

The Bath & Shampoo was gentle for my son's skin leaving him clean and smooth. I feel totally in love with the Liquid Cornstarch. It goes on without a mess and smelt great! The Creme Hair Dress was light and moisturizing and suited my son's mixed textured hair. Soft & Precious is new and improved after being reformulated with natural ingredients that provide safe and gentle protective care for a child's hair and skin!

Soft & Precious has a large selection of skin care and products to fit all skin and hair types.

To view the other products visit: http://www.softandprecious.com/
Like Soft & Precious on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SNPBaby
Follow Soft & Precious on Twitter: http://twitter.com/SNPBaby

Disclaimer: I received Soft & Precious baby products for review along with a gift card. No other compensation was provided.

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June 24, 2011

Ultra Care Provides Hair Styling Tips To "Kiss Dry Goodbye!"


Keeping hair moisturized is essential for fabulous looks in every season. The natural ingredients of coconut oil, castor oil and avocado oil in Ultra Care’s Moisture Blend Complex can help to truly “kiss dry goodbye” and prevent dryness and hair breakage. Ultra Care Stylist Advisory Council Member, Angela Honor of LaVar Hair Salon in New York City, tells you how.
Ultra Care Hair Products
MOISTURIZING HAIR FOR THE SEASON

SUMMER & FALL MOISTURE REGIMEN
Keeping your hair moisturized through the summer and fall months is a key component for healthy relaxed or natural hair. Maintaining your hair with Ultra Care’s sulfate-free hydrating shampoo will cleanse your hair, while it gently softens. Afterwards, use the leave in crème conditioner before styling. This leave-in conditioner by Ultra Care will give the hair maximum moisture protection in a lite-weight formula that won’t weigh the hair down.
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IN THE WINTER- MOISTURE IS KEY
In each model’s photo, the hair is cut and styled to perfection with a healthy shine that only comes from well maintained, healthy and moisturized hair. During the drying winter months, the Ultra Care all natural serum should be used daily to hold in the moisture and add shine. It also protects against dryness for the hair and scalp.

KISS DRY GOODBYE!
Healthy relaxed or natural hair should be moisturized on a regular basis. Ultra Care’s maintenance products help relaxed or natural hair stay hydrated, healthy and full of shine.

To learn more and see full product line visit: http://www.johnsonproducts.com/products/ultracare

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Snapfish “Color Your Summer" Campaign w Prizes


Snapfish has kicked off an exciting summer campaign today called “Color Your Summer.” Each week, for the next six weeks, they'll introduce a feature color. Visit the site and upload a photo that represents the color of the week. You can also enter a photo for any color that has already been revealed (for example, you can still enter a photo that represents the color blue).
HP Snapfish Summer
There are a number of exciting prizes! If you enter a photo for each color, you will receive a coupon code to redeem a 5x7 custom cover photo book from Snapfish. Other top prizes include an HP Mini 110 Netbook , an HP Photosmart e-All-in-One Printer and 8x11 photo books.

Colors of the Week include:
  • Week 1 (6/13 – 6/20): Blue
  • Week 2 (6/20 – 6/27): Green
  • Week 3 (6/27 – 7/4): Yellow
  • Week 4 (7/4 – 7/11): Red
  • Week 5 (7/11 – 7/18): Orange
  • Week 6 (7/18 – 7/25): Pink
  • Week 7 (7/25 – 8/1): Purple
In addition, parents can visit http://www.snapfish.com/coloryoursummer to download and print a special “Color Your Summer” coloring book for kids – great for keeping them occupied while at home or on the road.

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"Make It Mine!" RoseArt¹s Customizable School Supplies


While your kids are busy enjoying their summer break, many parents are already planning how to streamline the back-to-school shopping. Luckily, RoseArt is here to help with their new Make It Mine! customizable school supplies.
RoseArt Make it Mine Kit
Instead of buying the same old plain folders, notebooks, pencil pouches, stickers and lunch bags, let your children’s imaginations run wild by giving them a fun way to decorate their school gear this year. You’ll save money on school supplies while at the same time buying products that your children are sure to love... Back-to-school shopping has never been so much fun!

Each Make It Mine! package includes a customizable school supply item along with an 8 pack of RoseArt® Washable SuperTip markers.

Supplies include:
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Portfolio Folders
  • Pen/Pencil Pouches
  • Snack Bags
  • And Stickers!
Help kids get excited about the new school year with RoseArt’s Make It Mine! school supplies, exclusively at Target.

RoseArt on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/roseart
RoseArt on Twitter - http://twitter.com/RoseArtFun

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The Children's Place MONSTER Summer Sale


It’s the MONSTER days of summer at The Children's Place.

The Childrens Place Sale

Stock up on hot weather essentials including SWIM, SANDALS, SLEEPWEAR, SPECIAL OCCASION, & MORE this weekend.

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June 23, 2011

Curél Itch Defense Lotion Provides Eczema & Dry Skin Relief


I was recently invited to learn how Curél Skincare’s reformulated Itch Defense Lotion is winning the fight against eczema in adults and children. During the event I hear from dermatologist Dr. Sapna Westley and Julie Block, representative from the National Eczema Society. The event focused on how adults and children can find relief from eczema by using Curél Itch Defense Lotion.
Curel Itch Defense
During the event I watched a video presentation where different stories were shared by people who lives are affected by eczema. One mom shared how she coped having an infant who has eczema. She warns family against touching or holding the child. A teenager shared that they go into hiding when their skin became inflammation.

As I watched I could see how this skin disorder affects lives both on a physcial and emotional level. In the next segment I learned how Curél® Itch Defense® Lotion for Dry Itchy Skin gives instant relief from itching and irritation for both normal dry winter skin and for eczema.
Curel Itch Defense
Curél® Itch Defense® Lotion for Dry Itchy Skin, ($7.99) has a breakthrough formula that rebalances four essential components of healthy skin:
  • Ceramides: Restores skin’s barrier function and regulates skin’s ability to hold moisture
  • pH Levels: Brings pH to a healthy level to bring skin back into balance
  • Moisture Levels: Contains humectants to boost moisturization and emollients to leave skin feeling protected
  • Cellular Turnover: Minimizes dry, flaky skin and smoothes skin surface balancing the dry skin cycle
By fundamentally rebalancing and deeply hydrating skin, Curél® Itch Defense® Lotion instantly relieves dry, itchy skin and, with regular use, helps control flare ups while rebalancing skin, to help keep irritation from coming back. In fact, 90% of women who tried the formula saw a noticeable improvement in their skin over the course of one week.

In addition to passing eight different safety tests, Curél® Itch Defense® Lotion is dermatologist-recommended, pediatrician-tested, and allergist-tested. This product is also good for babies 6 months and up due to its gentle yet efficacious steroid-free formula.

Curél® Itch Defense® Lotion was also granted the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance™, a program that encourages and recognizes product innovations that provide a benefit and improve the quality of life for people with eczema and sensitive skin.

This clinically proven, fragrance-free, emollient rich formula contains ingredients to help to reduce irritation, redness, flare-ups and itching. Panthenol is known to soothe redness and irritation while antioxidant-rich Olive Oil helps skin retain moisture and soothes eczema prone skin; and Shea Butter helps reduce irritation and soften skin.

Please Note:
I received a gift bag with a product sample. No other compensation was received. Views expressed are always 100% my own.



Girls Rule on National Pink Day


National Pink Day is the day to celebrate all the sugar and spice in your life! Indulge your baby girl today with one of the happiest shades on the color wheel with some of today’s coolest (and brightest!) baby and child products.
National Pink Day
  • Simple Shoes Simple Weetire: A snuggly infant shoe, the Simple Weetire is just what your little one needs! This shoe is made with washable eco-certified suede uppers, PET elastic gore laces and a soft, flexible sole (which is also washable and made of eco-certified suede). Cute and convenient for both baby and parents, your little one will be stepping out in perfect, pink style! www.SimpleShoes.com
National Pink Day
  • BornFree Twist’nPop Cup: This spill-proof straw cup incorporates a hygienic pop up silicone straw and venting mechanism for comfortable drinking and easy grip. Children will love the fun color and parents will love that spills are no longer an issue! www.NewBornFree.com
National Pink Day
  • Summer Infant Soothing Baby Spa & Shower: Parents can rinse their little girls with clean, warm water and a motorized shower with this adorable mini spa. It even boasts a whirlpool bath so she will be bathing in luxury! www.SummerInfant.com
National Pink Day
  • Sage Creek Organics Dancing Bunny Bib: Keep your baby clothes safe from foods and spills with this cute pink bib by Sage Creek. It’s also made from all organic cotton and no pesticides and no chemicals making this the perfect bib for baby’s sensitive skin. www.SageCreekOrganics.com
National Pink Day
  • BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier Original Spirit: Pink is just one of the eight colorful variations of the original classic baby carrier from BABYBJÖRN. This device allows parents to properly support their child’s head, back and hips and was designed in collaboration with medical experts to suit newborns optimally. It’s also a chic design for parents and allows them to keep their hands free to do other things. www.BabyBJorn.com

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Sony & Intel's Project Shiphunt Team Explores Shipwreck Alley


Sony and Intel have released the first of two films highlighting Project Shiphunt. The new film Shipwreck Alley introduces the team, five ambitious students from Arthur Hill High School in Saginaw, Michigan, and Dr. James Delgado, world-renowned nautical archaeologist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Their objective is to hunt for a sunken ship in the waters of Lake Huron's Shipwreck Alley, investigate its identity, and document it in 3D video for future generations.
Sony Intel Ship Hunt

Take a look at the film on the Sony Electronics YouTube page and check out some more info below.

Shipwreck Alley / Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary:
Located in northwestern Lake Huron, Thunder Bay is adjacent to one of the most treacherous stretches of water within the Great Lakes system. Unpredictable weather, murky fog banks, sudden gales, and rocky shoals earned the area the name "Shipwreck Alley." Today, the 448-square-mile Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary protects one of America's best-preserved and nationally-significant collections of shipwrecks. Fire, ice, collisions, and storms have claimed over 200 vessels in and around Thunder Bay. To date, more than 50 shipwrecks have been discovered within the sanctuary. http://thunderbay.noaa.gov/

Film Releases:
To chart the progress of the team, two short web films will be produced and released during the project (June 20 and July 13), while a TV documentary is also being produced. The first short film “Shipwreck Alley” profiles the team and provides an overview of the challenge, while the second video will report on their eventual findings. The TV documentary is currently in production, with plans to air in late summer.

Oceans of Treasure $1 Million Google Earth game:
Aligned with the actual Shipwreck Alley hunt, Sony and Intel also introduced Oceans of Treasure, one of the first ever games created in Google Earth. The game, which is currently live on https://apps.facebook.com/projectshiphunt, gives players the chance to win real prizes without leaving their laptop – including a $1 million grand prize. The game is available online until July 1 or when all 20 treasure chests have been claimed.

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June 22, 2011

Bronx Zoo Great Summer Zoofari – A LEGO Wildlife Expedition


The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is taking visitors on a conservation journey this summer as The Great Summer Zoofari – A LEGO® Wildlife Expedition brings amazing LEGO wildlife sculptures to the zoo to meet their real-life counterparts.
Bronx Zoo Zoofari Lego
LEGO Master Builders have created a safari of LEGO block wildlife sculptures that will be on display throughout WCS’s Bronx Zoo. Visitors will be able to journey through the park with their complimentary Zoofari passport and enjoy all of the LEGO creations including a tiger, Chilean flamingos, a gorilla mother and child, penguins, a giraffe, and Khansi spray toads while learning about the real animals and WCS’s work to save wildlife and wild places around the globe.

Each guest will be given a Zoofari passport to help them plot their adventure through the zoo and guide them to each of the LEGO displays. Participants can stamp their passport at each of the six stations located throughout the park.

There will be a Build Zone construction area and interactive activities where visitors will be able to construct their own LEGO wildlife sculptures and take part in the construction of a mystery mural. Guests can work with LEGO Certified Professionals on one weekend each month of the program.

Wildlife Theater shows, crafts and activities with the Museum for African Art, and conservation learning stations will keep the whole family busy.

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adult admission is $16, children (3-12 years old) $12, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $14.

To plan your trip, visit http://www.bronxzoo.com or call 718-367-1010.

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The Hub Weekend of Transformers Prime & Dan Vs episodes


Brand new episodes of “Transformers Prime” and “Dan Vs.” as well as a spooky encore episode of “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series” this weekend Saturday, June 25, 2011 on The Hub.
Hub Network
  • 7:00 PM EST In, Crisscross, the latest “Transformers Prime” episode this Saturday, Airachnid plots her revenge against Arcee and Jack negotiates with Silas. Transformers Prime is produced for The Hub by Hasbro Studios and will air weekly Saturdays at 7:00 PM EST.
  • 8:00 PM EST This week Dan plots to expose a magician as a fraud after being bested by his tricks in “Dan Vs.” The Magician. Dan Vs. is produced for The Hub by Film Roman in association with The Hatchery, LLC, and will air weekly Saturdays at 8:00 PM EST.
  • 8:30 PM EST Ever think that there was something living in your walls? In this week’s encore episode of “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series”, Walls, Jeffrey realizes that not everyone moves out before someone else moves into a new home. R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series is produced for The Hub by The Hatchery, LLC, in association with Front Street Pictures and will air weekly Saturdays at 8:30 PM EST.
The Hub is a joint venture between Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc. To find the channel in your area, please visit http://www.hubworld.com and check the Channel Locator at the top of the page.

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June 20, 2011

Larry the Cable Guy Interview for Disney Pixar Cars 2


Recently in celebration of CARS 2, Larry the Cable Guy came to New York City for some NY Mom Blogger time! I was so excited to meet Larry the Cable Guy, who is the voice of Mater in the Cars and Cars 2 movies.
Disney Pixar Cars 2 Larry Cable Guy
During the press conference I had the chance to ask Larry all my burning questions about the Cars 2 movie that was will released on June 24, 2011, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D in select theaters.


My 1 question to Larry was about his children's reaction to him starring in the Cars 2 Movie. Watch the video to hear his answers


My 2nd question was about his music background and how they helped him prepare for the Cars 2 Movie. Watch the video to hear his answers


My 3rd question was why people should go and see the Cars 2 movie. Like anyone really needs a reason. I loved Larry's answer to my questions. Watch the video to hear his Mater answers.

As you can tell from the videos Larry the Cable Guy was down to earth and easy going. The interviewed actually last much longer then what's seen in my videos. I learned a lot about Larry as a husband, as a father and as an American. One thing Larry feels strongly about it tolerance and friendship. He shared that there's alot of him in the Mater character. Even thought he's a well know star Larry still is so humble and open to meeting all different types of people.

It's this same openness about people and life that Larry brings to the Cars 2 movie as Mater. I can't wait to see it!

CARS 2 (In Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D)

Star race car Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship to exciting new places in “Cars 2” when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. Mater finds himself torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret mission orchestrated by master British super spy Finn McMissile (voice of Michael Caine) and the stunning rookie field spy Holley Shiftwell (voice of Emily Mortimer).

Mater’s action-packed journey leads him on an explosive chase through the streets of Japan and Europe, trailed by his friends and watched by the whole world. The fast-paced fun includes a colorful new all-car cast, complete with menacing villains and international racing competitors.

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Red, White and Denim with American Living


Gearing up for the upcoming 4th of July holiday? Whether you're spending the long weekend with family on the beach or at a BBQ with friends, JCPenney's American Living, has the perfect red, white and denim look for you!

american living
american living

Available online at http://www.AmericanLiving.com or exclusively at JCPenney

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Energizer Lithium Batteries & $10 Prepaid Gas Card Giveaway CLOSED


Summer travel season is in full swing and the ever changing cost of gas prices is impacting everyone. To help with the big summer shuffle between activities for your kids and family road trips, Energizer has a deal to help make a positive impact on your gas budget. They’re rewarding Energizer® Lithium customers by helping their dollars last longer. Simply purchase two packs of specially-marked Energizer batteries and you will get a $10 Prepaid Discover® Gas Rewards* card mailed to you. It’s that easy.
Energizer Reward Card

Here's how to get your $10 Discover Gas Card:
  1. Purchase two packs of specially-marked Energizer® Ultimate Lithium or Energizer® Advanced Lithium batteries
  2. Visit http://www.facebook.com/energizer
  3. Click on tab for the Lithium Gas Reward and follow the instructions to input your battery pack codes. You can redeem your codes until 1/31/12 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
  4. A $10 Prepaid Discover® Gas Rewards card will then be mailed to you from the fulfillment company.
Don't need gas and would rather purchase something else? No problem since The Reward Card may be redeemed for any merchandise offered by a retailer that accepts Discover!
Energizer Reward Card
About Energizer® Lithium Batteries:
  • Lightweight and perform well in extreme temperatures, from -40° F to 140° F (-40° C to 60° C).
  • Energizer® Ultimate Lithium batteries last up to 8x longer** in digital cameras for up to 8X less waste.
  • Energizer® Advanced Lithium batteries last up to 4x longer** in digital cameras, 20 hours longer** in wireless gaming accessories and up to 30% longer** in personal audio devices.
** Vs. Energizer® MAX®. Results vary by device and play and/ or usage patterns.

More information can be found at: http://www.facebook.com/energizer on the Lithium Gas Reward tab.

Would you like another chance to receive the $10 Prepaid Discover Gas Rewards Card? Then enter my giveaway for (2) packs of batteries marked with special codes in your choice of AA or AAA batteries. Once you received the prize pack just follow the instructions above to redeem your codes and receive your card.

WIN The Mommy Factor giveaway!

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Join The Mommy Factor Fan Page on facebook and leave a comment on the wall telling me "I want to win the Energizer $10 Prepaid Discover Gas Rewards Card giveaway".

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(3) Follow @mommyfactor on twitter (1 entry)
(4) Follow this blog publicly (1 entry)
(5) Tweet about this giveaway using the link below and leave a comment with the link here. Can be done up to 3x a day (1 entry each time) Tweet link must be included in each comment.

I'm entering to win @mommyfactor Energizer $10 Prepaid Discover Gas Card #giveaway ~ http://bit.ly/mCMgnV ~ RT to enter

NOW THE RULES

Winner will be selected by random.org on or shortly after June 27, 2011. Giveaway entry must be completed before extra entries will count.

Winner will be contacted by email and must respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected. Open to residents of the U.S. and Canada with a valid street address.

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June 19, 2011

Disney Happy Father's Day on behalf of The Lion King


Disney would like to wish you a Happy Father's Day on behalf of The Lion King (3D Version in theaters September 16th, and on Blu-ray & Blu-ray 3D October 4th)! Who's a better paternal role model than the brave and just Mufasa? And what's a more heart-warming relationship than the one Simba has with his dad?

Download Printable Activities!

To celebrate, enjoy the Father's Day themed activity sheets and father-son themed film clips.

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HauteLook Kids' Summer Essentials Sale


With over 5 million members, many parents already know HauteLook has great deals for parents and their kids with product at 50-75% off. Kick off summer with HauteLook next Tuesday, June 21st for their Summer Essentials Kids’ Event.
HauteLook
HauteLook is a private sale site offering limited time sale events on top fashion and lifestyle brands. Each day, HauteLook members enjoy exclusive access to premium women's and men's apparel and accessories brands, top home décor labels, beauty and skincare products, kids' apparel and accessories, and even great travel destinations at discounts of 50 to 75 percent off retail. Membership is free and open to everyone.

HauteLook is featuring summer apparel, accessories, outdoor gear and swimwear! Below is a list of featured brands and dates.

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6/21 Summer Essentials Kids’ Event:
Anita G – Girls swimwear
Eyes Cream Shades - Girls sunglasses
Haiden Surf - Boys boardies and flip flops
Knickerbocker Glory - Girls camis, boxers, bike shorts, leggings
Lunch Bots – Travel/Outdoor lunch and snack containers
Read My Feet – Girls flip flops
Real Kids Shades – Infant and Toddler sunglasses
Sillikids – Silicone bottle and glass covers for infant and toddlers
Tuffo Mats – Bring anywhere water resistant blankets and totes

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Summer Fashion:

6/20 – Twirls and Twigs - Vintage inspired knit dresses
6/27 – Beetlejuice London - European designed separates and dresses for girls
6/28 – Maui and Sons - Boys boardies and tees
6/30 – LA Made - Tees, shorts, tanks and dresses in bright colors

Summer Fun and Learning:
6/21 – Pacific Play Tents
6/27 – Educations Insights

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Aviator Sports & Event Center Tour & Tickets Giveaway


As we get more into summer time, parents are looking for fun places to take their kids. Recently an offer to tour the Aviator Sports & Event Center in Brooklyn came my way so I could learn more about the center and it's summer activities.
Aviator Sports Event Center
The tour promised to be a fun-filled day that would include; ice skating, rock climbing, gymnastics, a performance by the Silly Dilly Band and more. So I headed into Brooklyn, met my sister, exchanged my son for my niece and off we went to the Aviator Sports & Event Center.
Aviator Sports Event Center
Aviator Sports Event Center
Aviator Sports Event Center
Before the tour started the kids enjoyed a Silly Dilly Band concert. The kids danced around the stage and even bounced the balls that were being tossed around during one song.
Aviator Sports Event Center
Aviator Sports Event Center
Aviator Sports Event Center
After that it was time for the tour that showed all that the Aviator Sports & Event Center has to offer. During my tour I learned that the center is 170,000 square feet of total indoor events, athletics, and recreation space for individuals, families, and groups.
Aviator Sports Event Center
Aviator Sports Event Center
Aviator Sports Event Center
The indoor activities included rock climbing, a video arcade, 2 ice skating rinks, basketball, soccer, volleyball, etc and an adult fitness gym where parents can work out while waiting for their kids.

After the tour we were able to enjoy the activities. My niece was excited to try everything out.
Aviator Sports Event Center
Aviator Sports Event Center
Aviator Sports Event Center
Aviator Sports Event Center
At Gymnastics she swung, jumped and tumbled, while I learned that Aviator has many different types of Gymnastics class that include.
  • Mommy and Me Classes (Ages Walking-36 months) – 50 min. Combines the use of circuits and group play to teach skills in a fun, safe and interactive way.
  • Pre-School Classes (Ages 3-5 years) – 60 min. Introduction to Olympic events in a fun and safe manner.
  • Beginning Girls and Boys Gymnastics Classes (Ages 6-17+) – 60 min. Introduction to the beginning level of gymnastics. Girls will learn introductory skills on the floor, beam, vault and bars. The boys will use the floor, pommel horse, single bar, vault, parallel bars and rings. Trampolines are used to enhance skills.
After Gymnastics we went ice skating
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Aviator has public skating where you can bring your own skates or rent from them. Open 7 days a week, this offers you a chance to experience year-round fun on New York City’s only twin NHL size ice rinks.

Can't skate? No worries, Aviator also has a Learn to Skate Program, where the goals are to provide a safe learning environment, teach techniques that allow the skater to advance, to have fun and enjoy skating!

Then it was time to go Rock Climbing!
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The “Aviator Rock” is 35 feet high, and it's among the tallest indoor rock climbing walls in NYC and another “Best of Brooklyn” for Aviator. Once my niece was buckled up, she received basic instructions and off she went. I was very proud to see her make it to the top.

This was just some of the activities we snuck in while at the Aviator Center. There's was still lots more activities to be done and seen like their indoor pool. They have 2! One for adults and one for children. Perfect place to hang out when the summer heat wave starts.

They also have Summer Camp programs for children ages 3-15 that can include theater class, circus or dance camp, swim lessons and more. Aviator Center also has a Children’s Center where younger children can hang out while the older children are off doing other activities. Cost is only $4 an hour!

Learn more visit: http://www.aviatorsports.com/
Like on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AviatorSports
Follow on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AviatorSports

Would you like to visit the Aviator Sports & Event Center? Then enter my giveaway for (1) Prize Pack that includes
  • (4) FREE Public Ice Skating with FREE Skate Rental
  • (4) Certificates for (2) Rock Climbing Sessions
WIN The Mommy Factor giveaway!

WAYS TO ENTER:

(1) Required Entry: Leave a comment telling me, what activity you'd like to try at the Aviator Sports & Event Center? Comment must be made on or before 11:59 p.m. June 26, 2011.

After you have completed the required entry get extra entries if you:

(2) Join The Mommy Factor Fan Page on facebook (1 entry)
(3) Subscribe to The Mommy Factor blog via feedburner AND confirm. (1 entry)
(4) Follow @mommyfactor on twitter (1 entry)
(5) Follow this blog publicly (1 entry)
(6) Tweet about this giveaway using the link below and leave a comment with the link here. Can be done up to 3x a day (1 entry each time) Tweet link must be included in each comment.

I'm entering to win @mommyfactor & @AviatorSports Ice Skating & Rock Climbing Prize Pk #Giveaway ~ http://bit.ly/mq1E9v ~ RT to enter

NOW THE RULES

Winner will be selected by random.org on or shortly after June 26, 2011. Giveaway entry must be completed before extra entries will count.

Winner will be contacted by email and must respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected. Open to residents of the U.S. and Canada with a valid street address.

Please Note: I received complimentary admission to the Aviator Sports & Event Center for review purposes. No other compensation was received. Views expressed are always 100% my own.

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