Tuesday, April 15, 2014

DVD Giveaway: Birds of Paradise ~ Sky-High Adventure Exclusively at Walmart!

About Birds of Paradise:
When Jack, an ordinary sparrow with dreams of becoming an extraordinary bird, is accidentally covered in colorful paint, he is thrilled about his new exotic appearance and believes that he’ll now be able to impress Aurora, a beautiful canary who has recently escaped from her indoor cage. But when Aurora’s mean owner, Mr. Potter, finds her, Jack must enlist the help of his best friends -- Vinnie, the loyal pigeon, and Skeeter, the hyper hummingbird, as well as Rosie, the caring bat, and the wise Old Buzzard -- in order to free her. Along the way, Jack and Aurora learn that it’s not what you look like on the outside, but who you are on the inside that truly counts.

My boys and I watched Birds of Paradise together and really enjoyed it! It has plenty of action to keep kids’ attention and a valuable lesson about loving yourself just the way you are! Awarded the DOVE seal of approval, this family-friendly adventure features the voices of a talented cast including Drake Bell (TV’s “Drake & Josh"), Ashley Tisdale (TV’s “High School Musical”), Ken Jeong (Despicable Me 2), Jane Lynch (TV’s “Glee”), Jon Lovitz (The Benchwarmers) and Keith David (Free Birds).

Watch the Trailer:

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The Birds of Paradise DVD will be available exclusively at Walmart for the suggested retail price of $19.98. The film will also be available from Redbox and on Digital HD, Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View.


One lucky winner will receive Birds of Paradise on DVD! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

Garden Lites Veggie Muffins: Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Kosher, High-Fiber, Low-Calorie … and Absolutely Delicious!

It seems like everyone I work with has a special diet -- one person eats gluten-free, another’s vegetarian, and a third is on a low-fat diet. Needless to say, when we get lunch together, it’s tough to find foods that please everyone! Fortunately, I’ve got a great option to bring in for breakfast: Garden Lites Veggie Muffins! Their first ingredient is a vegetable, and they’re all gluten-free, vegetarian, low in calories, high in fiber, and Kosher Parve. These two-ounce muffins are just the right size for a small breakfast or snack. They’re kept in the freezer until you’re ready to thaw them at room temperature or warm them in the microwave.

Garden Lites Veggie Muffins are available in the following flavors:

Veggie Blueberry Oat Muffins
Zucchini Banana Chocolate Chip Veggie Muffins
Zucchini Chocolate Veggie Muffins
Carrot Berry Veggie Muffins
Golden Corn Veggie Muffins

I’ve had the opportunity to sample every flavor, and they are excellent! My kids couldn’t even tell that the Zucchini Chocolate Veggie Muffins contained zucchini because they had such a wonderful chocolate taste. My favorites are the Carrot Berry and Veggie Blueberry Oat Muffins. The Golden Corn Veggie Muffins actually have big pieces of sweet corn in them. All of the muffins are moist and flavorful.

You can find Garden Lites Veggie Muffins in the freezer section at Target, Publix, Foodtown, Wegmans, Whole Foods, Stop & Shop, Costco, Fresh Market, Martindales, and more! For a full list of retailers, visit www.garden-lites.com. Follow Garden Lites on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Book Review: "Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids," by Dr. Laura Markham

Have you ever lost your temper with your children and started yelling at them? Chances are, you haven’t been satisfied with the result. As Dr. Laura Markham notes in her new book, Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting, “Kids respond better if we don’t yell. Yelling escalates a difficult situation, turning it from a squall into a storm.” So, how can you stop yelling and start connecting with your kids?

Dr. Markham says it is entirely possible to stop yelling and still set healthy limits with your children. Fortunately, she provides workable solutions, not just theories, for helping parents to respond peacefully when their children anger or frustrate them. It’s a matter of learning “three big ideas”: Regulating Yourself; Fostering Connection; and Coaching, Not Controlling. And Dr. Markham takes you lovingly through each process so that you’ll have the confidence to respond to your children in a way that “creates a better parent-child relationship, which produces better-behaved children.”

If you’re tired of feeling out of control, of the endless battles with your kids, and of feeling like a bad parent because you let your children push your buttons, I suggest you read Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids. Dr. Markham’s strategies are entirely do-able and have helped many families become happier and more loving.

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Little Passports Passover Stories and Facebook Giveaway

**The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.

Did you know the Jewish holiday of Passover began last night, April 14th, at sunset and continues until the night of April 22nd? This important holiday commemorates the liberation of the Jewish people in Ancient Egypt. If you have a minute, check out the post on the Little Passports Blog where a Little Passports employee details one of her favorite childhood memories of the Seder during the first night of Passover. Do you have any fun family traditions you'd like to share with us?

Little Passports is also hosting their own Facebook giveaway this week! Use this link below to sign up to win a 1 year Little Passports subscription and a 1 year NatureBox subscription. (That is almost $400 worth of goodies!) The deadline to sign up to win this prize is April 18th. If you miss out on this week's opportunity, don't fret... There are 2 more weeks of giveaways to enter.


SampleSource.com: For People Who Love Free Samples and Trying Different Products!

Have you ever thought about purchasing a product, but were afraid you’d waste your money if you found you didn’t like it? Now there’s a solution to that problem: SampleSource.com! Through this service, you can “test drive” name brand products at no cost, enabling you to make smarter shopping decisions!

SampleSource.com is available for U.S. and Canadian consumers. They gather literally hundreds of thousands of name-brand product samples for home, body and life, and offer the samples that people are specifically interested in trying at no charge. There is:
  • no membership
  • no subscription service
  • no postage or handling
  • no requirement to rate or review samples in order to receive more
It’s just a fun way to try new products to help you determine what you like for you and your family!

Here is how it works:

- Sign up on the website to receive an alert email when product samples are available. (There are several large distributions a year.)
- Answer a short survey to help SampleSource.com identify what products you are interested in trying. (You won’t be offered cat food, for instance, if you only have a dog.)
- When the email arrives announcing samples are available, log in and click on as many or as few samples as you’d like. There’s no limit. (Major brands like Colgate, Quaker, Glade, Jergens, Tetley, Hersheys, Tresemme, Snuggle, Chick, Tide, John Frieda and Armor All have participated in the past.)
- Watch for your box of samples in the mail.
- In a few weeks you’ll get an offer to fill out a survey on the products and offer ratings for other SampleSource.com users. It’s completely voluntary. This is a great way to share what you think with other consumers and even the manufacturer.

SampleSource.com sent me a box with sample-sized versions of Colgate Total Advanced Pro-Shield Mouthwash; Colgate Total Advanced Whitening Toothpaste; a $1 Coupon for Any Colgate Toothpaste; and Tums Freshers Antacids. Not only are these products great for sampling, but they’re great for travel, too! I can put the sample-sized oral-care products in my luggage, and I tucked the Tums into my purse. If you love to try different products (and get mail!), sign up for SampleSource.com’s free service!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Fun and Yummy Easter Ideas and Recipes from Nestlé!

Everyone loves Nestlé candy throughout the year, but it is especially popular at Easter because it can be used to plan egg/candy hunts, fill Easter baskets, and serve up delicious Easter recipes! Here are some products and ideas from Nestlé to make your Easter egg-stra special!

NEW! Hard2Find Egg Hunt Outdoor Kit
Each egg is shaped and colored to look like objects in nature, from rocks and bark to grass and flowers! They’re pre-filled with NERDS, SweeTARTS and Laffy Taffy, making them perfect for your outdoor egg hunt!

NEW! Hard2Find Egg Hunt Indoor Kit
Each egg includes a hanging string, suction cups, adhesive stickers and glow-in-the-dark eggs so you can surprise the kids by hiding eggs in some crazy places!

NEW! SweeTARTS Gummies & Jelly Beans Pouches
Sold exclusively at Costco, these tart and tangy SweeTARTS come in chewy gummies and jelly bean form!

WONKA Laffy Taffy Jelly Beans
These brightly colored banana, cherry, grape and apple jelly beans are perfect for egg hunts and Easter baskets!

Nestlé Butterfinger Bunny and Crunch Bunny
Made of solid milk chocolate with Butterfinger pieces or crisped rice Nestlé Crunch pieces, they’re sure to please your little candy-bar fans!

NERDS Bumpy Jelly Beans
With a crispy shell and chewy jelly bean center, these jelly beans come in your favorite NERDS flavors: orange, apple, cherry, grape and lemon!

These are just a few of the awesome Easter products from Nestlé. Pick them up at the store not only for Easter hunts and baskets, but also for making some delicious recipes like those below:

Easter Brownie Cupcakes

• 1 package (19.5 ounces) chocolate brownie mix
• 36 NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER or CRUNCH NestEggs, divided
• 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
• 1/4 cup granulated sugar
• 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
• 1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
• 2 drops green food coloring

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.

UNWRAP and chop 12 Nestlé NestEggs.

PREPARE brownie mix according to package directions. Stir in chopped Nestlé NestEggs. Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin cups.

BAKE for 16 to 18 minutes or until edges are slightly firm and centers just begin to sink. Cool in muffin pans for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

BEAT cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until smooth. Spoon a dollop of cream cheese mixture over tops of brownie cupcakes; smooth top.

COMBINE coconut and food coloring in medium bowl; stir with fork to combine. Sprinkle coconut over cream cheese frosting. Top each with 1 unwrapped Nestlé NestEgg.

Coconut Cookie Nests

• 2 large egg whites
• 2 cups shredded sweetened coconut
• 1/3 cup granulated sugar
• 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1/8 teaspoon salt
• 4 colors of food coloring (optional)
• 12 NESTLÉ CRUNCH or BUTTERFINGER NestEggs, unwrapped

PREHEAT oven to 325° F. Lightly grease and flour baking sheet.

WHISK egg whites until frothy in medium bowl. Stir in coconut, sugar, flour, vanilla extract and salt until well blended. Divide coconut mixture into 4 bowls. Add 1 to 2 drops different color food coloring to each bowl; mix until colors are dispersed evenly. Drop by tablespoonfuls into 12 mounds 1 1/2 inches apart. Press centers in slightly to form nests.

BAKE for 20 to 22 minutes or until set and lightly golden brown. Remove baking sheet to a wire rack. Cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes; transfer nests to wire rack to cool completely. Place 1 Nestlé NestEgg in each nest before serving.

Chocolate Chip Easter Baskets

• 1 package (16.5 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Dough
• 1 cup prepared white frosting
• Green food coloring
• 1/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
• WONKA® SweeTARTS® or SPREE® Jelly Beans
• Thin-string licorice, various colors, cut into 3-inch pieces for basket handles (optional)

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease and flour 24 mini-muffin cups. Place one square of cookie dough into each cup.

BAKE for 14 to 17 minutes or until golden brown. Remove pans to wire rack. If licorice handles are to be added, with tip of wooden pick, make two holes opposite each other on top edge of cup. Make sure holes are the same size as the width of the licorice. This is best done when cups are very warm. Cool cups completely in pans on wire rack. With tip of butter knife, remove cookie cups from muffin pans. Arrange on serving platter.

COMBINE frosting and a few drops of food coloring in small bowl, adding additional food coloring until desired shade is reached.

DISSOLVE a few drops of food coloring in 1/4 teaspoon water in small, resealable food storage plastic bag. Add coconut. Seal bag and shake to evenly coat coconut.

SPOON a small amount of frosting onto the top of each cup. Add a pinch of tinted coconut. Top grass with SweeTarts Jelly Beans. Insert ends of licorice into small holes in cups for handles.

Your family’s Easter will be totally amazing this year with Nestlé’s yummy seasonal candy and the fun recipes above. Happy Easter!

Clarence, a New Original Animated Series, Premieres Monday, April 14, on Cartoon Network!

My 10-year-old boys recently had the opportunity to view the first two episodes of Clarence, the newest original animated comedy series from Cartoon Network, which premieres Monday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m. (ET, PT). Clarence is an optimistic, spirited, lovable boy who sees the best in all things and wants to try everything -- because everything is amazing! Celebrate the best of childhood -- epic dirt fights, awkward crushes, trampoline combat, sleepover pranks and secret tree forts -- all through the eyes of Clarence.

Clarence's novel perspective transforms nearly any situation, however mundane, into the best day ever. No matter what happens, good or bad, nothing brings Clarence down. Clarence shares his adventures with his remarkable group of friends and family. His two best friends include the scrappy Sumo and cautious Jeff. Keeping Clarence contained is the responsibility of his sassy and patient mom Mary and her laid-back boyfriend Chad. Set in Aberdale, a charming small town, Clarence's stories are inspired by the triumphs and tragedies of childhood -- although, in Clarence's hands, these stories always veer off the main road, if not off the map entirely!

So, what did my boys think of Clarence? When asked to describe the show, they told me it was “funny” and “awesome”! Whenever I stepped into the other room, I kept hearing them break out into wild laughter! I think that Clarence is going to become their new “must-watch” show. I hope you and your kids will check it out on Cartoon Network!

Winners for the Week of April 6, 2014

Sweet Series Book Tour: Sweet Oblivion (Book 1; Paperback)

Congratulations to the winner: Stephanie G.!

Prejudice Meets Pride Cover Reveal: $25 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal Cash

Congratulations to the winner: Kimberly M.!

The Boxcar Baby Book Blast: $100 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal Cash

Congratulations to the winner: Ramon R.!

Avalon: Web of Magic Book Blast: $50 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal Cash

Congratulations to the winner: Chelsea H.!

Fool for Books Giveaway Hop: Chicken Soup for the Soul Book

Congratulations to the winner: Nicole L.!

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Variety Gift Bucket ($36.99 RV)

Congratulations to the winner: Lilia K.!

Crown of Ice Cover Reveal: $10 Amazon Gift Card & eBook

Congratulations to the winner: Rosey M.!

Against the Wild (DVD)

Congratulations to the winner: Janice C.!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Can Chinese Herbs Cure "Incurable" Allergic Diseases?

Note to Readers: If you are the parent of a child with severe allergies, you’ll find this article from Henry Ehrlich, author of the new book, Food Allergies: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western Science, and the Search for a Cure, eye-opening. For more information about childhood allergies, visit Asthma Allergies Children at www.asthmaallergieschildren.com.

By Henry Ehrlich

I grew up in a family with several physicians, and I always thought that if anyone was going to conquer chronic diseases, it would be Western doctors, or at least doctors practicing in the Western tradition. However, after writing two books about kids’ allergies with two pediatric allergists, one of them my cousin, Dr. Paul Ehrlich, and editing a website on the same subject, suddenly I was not so sure.

My almost daily study of the medical literature, along with conversations with researchers and, above all, with the anguished parents of children with severe allergic diseases, has surprised me for the lack of progress in more than 100 years. A couple of years ago, an Ivy League immunologist put this into perspective for me when he challenged an audience of hundreds of allergists to name one real breakthrough in asthma treatment since inhaled corticosteroids were introduced 40 years before. Not one hand was raised.

That picture began to change for me when I met Dr. Xiu-Min Li at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. I visited her office on the recommendation of my cousin. He is not normally inclined toward alternative treatments. In fact, our books and website deal forthrightly with guideline medicine. Paul said he had heard Dr. Li speak and, because she was working in one of the world’s top allergy-research institutions, thought it was worth trying to get her to contribute to our site.

As a lifelong reader of the New York Times, my first acquaintance with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) came in 1971, when the eminent columnist James Reston wrote about his emergency appendectomy while covering Henry Kissinger’s visit to China. The diagnosis and surgery were accomplished by a combination of TCM and Western medicine; however, his considerable postoperative pain was relieved by acupuncture. Reading it again 41 years later, I was impressed by how vibrant TCM was both as an academic and a practical field back then. My own association with TCM was confined to the jars of dried vegetables on shelves in Chinatown stores. The idea of treating allergies with TCM sounded like rebuilding New York’s subways with plans for the Pyramids.

It didn’t take long for Dr. Li to convince me that she was on to something. One set of photographs in her computer made an instant impression. From left to right were four views of a little girl’s feet. On the left, they were livid with eczema, which I know from the occasional angry state of my own skin, can itch to the point of obsession. Kids and some grownups will scratch until their skin bleeds and gets infected. Paul has told me that when he was a resident at Bellevue, it was not uncommon for children to be hospitalized and their hands tied down to keep their fingers away from their sore skin. Dr. Li’s photographs showed steady improvement. By the third picture, the feet were largely clear, and in the fourth, not only was the skin immaculate, but the nails were polished. As the father of a daughter, I know about the role nail polish can play in a girl’s life. The transformation from hated, painful objects to decorative ones was the best indication I could get that something significant had happened.

I spent two years working on a book about Dr. Li’s work, Food Allergies: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western Science, and the Search for a Cure. The cover image of Yin and Yang sums up the contributions of both. On one side we have the Yin -- TCM -- which has produced herb-based medicine with powerful mitigating and curative effects. Dr. Li’s Food Allergy Herbal Formula-2 is based on a “classical” treatment for intestinal parasites. But laboratory science is the Yang, which shows how that medicine can retrain the immune system to not be allergic anymore. The person who made this happen is Dr. Li, whom I call the Rosetta Stone of medicine for being able to make this leap. The drug is now the most advanced investigational alternative drug in the history of the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Li’s Mount Sinai colleague Scott Sicherer, MD, points out that the Western model is to test one molecule’s effects on one other molecule, whereas in TCM we can study how multiple molecules can affect multiple other ones. Thus, we may be entering a new era of medical research based on Chinese medicine. Already, these herbs have spawned research into asthma, environmental allergies, Crohn’s disease, organ transplantation, and even cancer.

Is this a revolution in medicine? I hope so, and I have had the good luck and privilege to tell this story.

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April Mom Mentors Post: The Toughest Part of Shepherding Your Child #MomMentors

I have the pleasure and honor of being a Graham Blanchard Mom Mentor. Each month, we share insights on a particular topic relating to parenting and faith. This month, our question is:

What has been the most challenging part of teaching your young child about God?

I love reading the very insightful answers shared by my fellow moms. I hope you'll be inspired by them, too! You can read their answers to this month’s question at www.grahamblanchard.com/toughest-part-shepherding-child/. And feel free to share your answer to this question in the comments section below!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (April 12, 2014)

Welcome to another week of the Super Saturday Giveaway Linky! It's been a busy week for me, and I'm looking forward to a little relaxation time this weekend! I hope you'll join me in entering some giveaways for the chance to win some amazing prizes! Check out the contests listed in my right sidebar as well as those listed below. If you're hosting a giveaway on your blog or website, please share it with us in the linky. And don't forget to tell your Facebook and Twitter friends about this page. Thank you!

School of Dragons Now Available for Android Tablets! (GIVEAWAY)

JumpStart® is pleased to announce that School of Dragons® has just launched on the Android platform and is now available in Google Play™ and Amazon® app stores for Android-powered tablets! The app adds to the game’s existing platform portfolio, which includes an iPad app, Facebook game, and web browser game.

The School of Dragons game brings DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon franchise to life through vivid, 3D graphics and highly interactive education and mission-based gameplay. The game is one of the first educational massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG) to provide players with seamless, synchronizing mobile and web gameplay. Users can have their game progress update to whatever platform they decide to play on. Since its initial web browser launch in July 2013, the game has garnered millions of users and avid fans.

About the game:
Enroll in the School of Dragons® for the ultimate dragon-training experience! In this massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), players can immerse themselves in the world of DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon franchise. The epic adventure begins from the moment players choose a dragon to train as their own. With hours of exciting, dynamic and educational content, School of Dragons is a gaming experience unlike any other. With the new mobile version of the game, players can take their game on-the-go with seamless online and mobile MMO gameplay.

School of Dragons prepares players to become fierce Viking adventurers and skilled dragon trainers. Not only do players forge a lasting and meaningful bond with their dragon, but they will also learn basic scientific method concepts through engaging activities such as farming, fishing, and more. Vivid and interactive gameplay -- coupled with the wildly popular How to Train Your Dragon franchise -- makes School of Dragons a game you will not want to miss.

Key Features:

• Train with How to Train Your Dragon characters
Hiccup, Toothless and the rest of characters you love from the How to Train Your Dragon franchise will guide you throughout the entire game!

• Cross-platform, social gameplay
Experience the game through your web browser, Facebook, and now -- mobile! Enjoy seamless online and mobile gameplay wherever you are.

• Learn the scientific method in a “fiery” way
Science has never been more fun than with School of Dragons! Farm, fish, and use basic and essential scientific principles to complete tasks in-game.

• Extensive customization and socializing options
Players can customize their personal avatars with hundreds of different features, making possible thousands of unique characters in-game. Also, connect with fellow dragon trainers through exclusive Viking clans, chatting, messaging, and more!

• Experience thrilling dragon-racing competition
Players can race against their fellow dragon trainers and see whose dragon is the fiercest in the Land of Berk!

• Hours of entertaining, mission-based gameplay
Complete each mission in School of Dragons in order to become the ultimate dragon trainer and Viking adventurer.

For more information about School of Dragons and the latest news:
• Visit: www.SchoolofDragons.com
• Like us: Facebook
• +1: Google+
• Follow us: Twitter
• Subscribe: YouTube
• Connect: LinkedIn


One lucky winner will receive a 1-month free membership to School of Dragons! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open worldwide and ends at 11:59 PM EST on Friday, April 25, 2014.

Egyptian Cotton Sheets and Down Alternative Comforter Giveaway

Sponsored By: ExceptionalSheets.com
Host: Inside My Head

ExceptionalSheets.com is a United States veteran-owned and -operated company operating out of Evansville, Indiana. Countless hours of hard work and determination, as well as a little luck, have helped ExceptionalSheets.com to become one of the Internet's most trusted and successful specialty linen providers.

Is your bed ready for a makeover? Then enter below for a chance to win a White Down Alternative Comforter and sheets! The ultimate Luxurious White Down Alternative Comforter allows you to enjoy all the softness and insulating warmth you would expect from goose down without any of the allergens that affect sensitive sleepers. Use it by itself or for an insert in your favorite duvet cover! The beautiful box stitching design helps to avoid shifting. It's made of 100% hypoallergenic poly fiber and is machine washable. The 300 Thread Count Egyptian Cotton Sheets maintain the durability and quality of high thread count luxury linens and are available in multiple size ranges and colors!

Giveaway Time!!
Be sure to follow ExceptionalSheets.com on their social networking sites to stay up to date on current promotions and special offers! 
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Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open worldwide and will end on May 11, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST.

Monday, April 07, 2014

For the Love of Mom Giveaway Hop: Win a Set of SOL REPUBLIC Relays Headphones ($79.99 RV)! #LoveForMom

Welcome to the "For the Love of Mom" Giveaway Hop hosted by Mama's Baby Cupcakes & Mommy's Favorite Things. The theme of this event is great gifts for mothers, and each participating blog has a prize valued at $25+. This hop runs from April 7-21, and your winnings arrive just in time for Mother's Day! Also be sure to enter the Grand Prize giveaway with a prize valued at $160. (More info after the Rafflecopter form.)

My sponsor for this giveaway is SOL REPUBLIC! During the holiday season, I was privileged to be able to review their amazing TRACKS AIR on-ear wireless headphones, and now I get to share the SOL REPUBLIC Relays with you! These in-ear headphones are the perfect accessory for the mom (or dad) on the go! Whether you’re working out, waiting for soccer practice to start, or sitting in the dentist’s office, these headphones provide an incredible sound!

  • i5 Sound Engines
  • Sweat- and Water-Resistant
  • Lightweight and Low-Profile
  • 3-Button Mic + Music Control
  • Ear-tips for Life (4 Sizes Included)
  • Compatible with iPads, iPhones, and iPods
  • Slim-fit Carrying Case Included
  • Come in 4 Colors: Black, Black/White, Blue, Yellow
  • 1-Year Warranty

My husband has been using these headphones, and he loves them. The sound is crisp and clear, and they stay in the ear. They’re perfect for using with his tablet or listening to music while he works out at the gym. I encourage you to pick up a set of SOL REPUBLIC Relays for Mom for Mother’s Day. (And don’t forget a second pair for Dad for Father’s Day, too!) Visit www.solrepublic.com to learn more about the Relays in-ear headphones, and all of the other superior headphones and speakers they have to offer.

SOL REPUBLIC Relays video:

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Facebook: www.facebook.com/SOLREPUBLIC


One lucky winner will receive a set of SOL REPUBLIC Relays in-ear headphones ~ a $79.99 value! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on April 21, 2014.

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Be sure to stop by Mama's Baby Cupcakes because she's also hosting the Grand Prize for this hop. Retail value is $160 and features the sponsors of Zoey's Attic, Madil flip flops, Pretty Please Polish, The Diaper Clutch, and Pure Romance by Stacy. A great package for anyone, but a special gift for the special mom in your life!

Now hop around to the other blogs participating in the For the Love of Mom Giveaway Hop for the chance to win more great prizes for mothers!

Disclaimer: Mama's Baby Cupcakes, Mommy's Favorite Things and the "Love for Mom" participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.