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Win Adorable Bears for Humanity

If you have never heard of Bears For Humanity, you should definitely check them out. Bears For Humanity is a social commerce company that believes in 100% certified organic products, healthy children and a sustainable environment. They manufacture Teddy Bears and Animal Friends with an organic faux fur that is the closest thing to hugging a real bear (but much safer)! The company proudly employs women and at-risk mothers from the CalWORKs program. When a … Read entire article »

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Taking Time to be a Dad Today

Taking Time to be a Dad Today

The more involved a dad is, the more successful his children are. A father’s influence can determine a child’s social life, academic achievement, and future achievements. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Family Assistance’s National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) and the Ad Council in an effort to inspire and support men in their commitment to responsible fatherhood. Eighty-six … Read entire article »

Care Bears Belly Match App Review

Care Bears Belly Match App Review

I was asked to review the Care Bears Belly Match app, but because I was in such a holiday rush, it took me a while to get to. I decided to ask my 7 year old son to helop me write this review. He and his 4 year old brother are fans of the app.  We really liked playing with Grumpy, … Read entire article »

New Talking Tom App is Poppable and Unstoppable

New Talking Tom App is Poppable and Unstoppable

 I have a ton of apps on my phone and admit that I love mindless games.  I have enough stress in my life that while waiting in line, or for an appointment, I just want to have fun.  And fun is exactly what Talking Tom Bubble Shooter, the new app from Outfit7, is. Talking Tom Bubble Shooter allows you to play … Read entire article »

Don’t Drive Buzzed

The Ad Council and the U.S Department of Transportation to ask for your help to prevent drunk driving fatalities during the holidays. According to the National Safety Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) the period between Christmas and New Year’s typically has one of the highest rates of impaired driving fatalities. Fatalities related to drunk driving are 100 percent preventable and the spike … Read entire article »

Have You Had #TheSmartTalk Yet?

Have You Had #TheSmartTalk Yet?

Have your children asked for a smartphone yet? Do you have concerns about online safety or cyberbullying? While my son often asks to borrow my iPhone to play games and watch videos, I was surprised when he asked for a phone for Christmas. He’s only seven. My husband and I felt he was too young to have a phone, but … Read entire article »

Dove Channel Review and Roku Giveaway

I am sharing this post as part of a collaboration with Bloggin’ Mamas and Dove Channel. I received an annual Dove Channel subscription and a Roku in exchange for my participation. All opinions expressed are my own.   DOVE Channel I was delighted to have the opportunity to preview the Dove Channel with my family. My boys are 7 and … Read entire article »

November is National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month

Did you know that November is National Adoption Month? The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AdoptUSKids, and the Ad Council are spreading the word and encouraging prospective parents to adopt older youth from foster care. The theme for National Adoption Month this year is, “We Never Outgrow the Need for Family.” That’s because older children and youth still have many … Read entire article »

#MHA Foreclosure Assistance Campaign

The Ad Council, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development want you to know that real help is available to families who are behind on their mortgage payments, or worried about how they will make the next one. Nearly one in 17 homeowners nationwide has fallen behind on his or her mortgage payments, putting them at a higher risk of foreclosure. Homeowners should not feel alone, but many do. That is why the Making Home Affordable® (MHA) program provides free resources and assistance for distressed homeowners who are working hard at juggling expenses to makes ends meet. Many of these homeowners may be unaware that MHA has expanded … Read entire article »

Random Acts of Kindness for Caregivers

The Ad Council and AARP are trying to raise awareness of the Caregiver Assistance campaign this month, since November is National Family Caregivers month. The Random Acts of Kindness initiative aims to recognize and support the 40 million unpaid caregivers in the U.S. Many caregivers are boomer women, often sandwiched between the needs of their parents and their own kids. A popular misconception is that caregivers are paid medical professionals, providing full-time care to someone in need of daily help, when in reality, most caregivers are family members or friends who are also working and managing their own families at the same time. For many, the caregiving role starts with simple things like scheduling a doctor’s … Read entire article »