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#SurpriseRide Review & Giveaway - Ends 11/2

We've all had those days where the kids are bored with all of the toys they have in the house and nothing can seem to keep them interested for any length of time.  As a parent, I try to keep things new and exciting to them to keep their minds stimulated and make learning fun for them.  This can be difficult on some days, especially with the cold rainy weather now they are cooped up in the house too.

Surprise Ride is a real life saver for parents on days like these!  Surprise Ride is a subscription service that sends a box packed full of educational, hands-on activities for kids ages 6-11.  These activities are specifically chosen to encourage creativity and imagination. 
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Elphband & $125 Target Gift Card #Giveaway - Ends 10/31


Welcome to the ELPH Band Giveaway Event! Mom Powered Media, ELPH Band, and fantastic group of amazing bloggers have come together to bring you this event, just in time for Halloween. Hosted by: Mom Powered Media Sponsored by: ELPH Band The ELPH Band is a link to your identifying information, such as your address, parent or guardian cell phone numbers and any other information you think is necessary, including medical conditions or drug allergies your child may have. Whether you're traveling to a theme park, zoo, park, a crowded festival or even the mall, the ELPH Band can help find your child in the event he/she gets separated from you. It only takes one second for a child to disappear out of your site.

The ELPH band is a non-toxic, durable, silicone wristband. It provides an immediate, highly visible form of identification with clear instructions directly on the band. It's easy to use with options to dial in or scan the QR code. ELPH Band does not put personal information, such as the child's name or phone number where people can see it when it isn't needed. What does ELPH stand for? Easy Lookup to Phone Home If your child get's separated from you, all your child needs to do is show an adult his/her ELPH band. That adult can then call the 800# or scan the QR code to get in touch with you to reunite your child with you! It's that simple! Once the QR code is scanned on a smartphone, a screen similar to the one below will pop up for them to get in touch with you.

This is something every parent fears and some may even think it won't happen to them.  But, it only takes a second and your child could easily walk away in a crowd.  My daughter slipped away from me a couple of years ago at the zoo.  Luckily she found a zoo employee to help her but they ended up taking her further away to their dispatch in case I called them.  If they had this information handy, I could have found her much sooner and spared myself the worst 30 minutes of my life.
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Gravity Maze by ThinkFun Review

As much as I hate to admit it, Christmas is just around the corner and it's time to start thinking of new toys and games for the kids.   Every year, I try to get things for my kids that are good for their brain instead of just the popular fads that everyone will be bored with by next year.

This game, Gravity Maze was brought to my attention and I immediately thought of my oldest son, Conner.  He's very much like my husband, the way he is drawn to more science/put-your-brain-to-work kind of play.  I didn't think it was possible, but he actually put down the MINECRAFT and Pokemon cards to play this for a  good 45 minutes. 

With Gravity Maze, a single player (preferably 8 years old or older) draws a card.  The card tells you how to start and end this maze using the colorful translucent towers.  The object is to stack and place the other towers to complete the maze.   To test if you won the challenge, you drop a marble at the beginning and it it ends up where the last tower is, you win. The towers can be stacked in all different directions and connected to each other to direct the marble where to go.  There are 60 different challenges to keep your mind working.  This is a great game for kids and adults to put their visual perception and reasoning skill to the test.

I love that it's simple. No batteries, no crazy 15 page instructions.  Its recommended for kids 8 and up but it wasn't long and my 6 year old twins were helping my 8 year old put the maze together too.  For 45 minutes, I had all electronics stowed away and all I heard was the sounds of my kids working together on this gravity powered game.

Where to get it:

If you're sure this would make the perfect gift for someone on your list this year, you can find Gravity Maze by ThinkFun on Amazon or on the ThinkFun website.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
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VTech InnoTab 3 Plus #Giveaway - Ends 10/13

VTECH InnoTab 3 Plus Giveaway!

Hosted By Golden State Mom & Sponsored By VTECH

You can read the review of the VTECH InnoTab 3 Plus by going here!
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Bloggers!! Sign up for the 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Bloggers 2014 Holiday Gift Guide Sign Up

Bloggers sign up Today to get listed on the "2014 Holiday Gift Guide" that will roll out full force Oct 25 thru Dec 25, 2014 . Many bloggers will be participating so its going to be huge !
Right now Sign up is Free and Limited !
** Why Should you Sign Your Blog Up?**
Most of the Business's that have listing on here are ones who hire bloggers for Reviews and PR Jobs through the year, so a great way to get noticed as a PR Blogger and get on the Reps Blogger Lists for when they have reviews and sponsor post jobs etc.
** Does My Blog have to be a Big Blog **
NO - this is the great part, any size blog , any nitch is welcome. The only restriction we have is , your blog can not have pornograph
ic material on it. If it does - Do not sign up - we are Family Friendly ! ** Where will my Link to my Blog Be Seen **
We will have a page specific listing " PR Friendly Bloggers " on the 2014 Holiday Gift Guide Web Site - Visible to all on the landing page and other guide pages. Your Link will be linked to your blog or media kit page ( your choice). This Gift guide will be promoted by many bloggers, as well as the businesses on their sites and social media too during the 2 months. Also we may even feature YOUR Blog in our Special Mailings from time to time.
** Perks **
  • PR Marketers for Businesses See Your Page - These are the people who Hire Bloggers to promote Products for reviews, sponsor posts, ambassador programs, etc- all year long !
  • There will be special giveaway promotions during this time , Fun Secret Santa for Bloggers Only. ++
** HOW DO I SIGN MY BLOG UP** Click HERE to Sign UP Today !
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#PocketSousChef Launch Giveaway - Ends 10/17


Sponsor: Pocket Sous Chef
Host: Mom Powered Media

The Pocket Sous Chef “Da Vinci’s Guide To Cooking For 1+1
,” written by Your Life After 25 blogazine founder Da Vinci, is a cookbook that promotes falling in love with cooking again!

Preorder Aprons
Da Vinci wanted to write an easy to follow cookbook that was jam packed with a variety of recipes as well as useful tips and guides. The Pocket Sous Chef has over 60 recipes that all feature an image. In addition, readers will find an accessory list, shopping tips, conversion charts and more.
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Acoustibuds #Giveaway - Ends 9/13


Welcome to the ACOUSTIBUDS Sweepstakes
Organized by Mom Powered Media

  Are you an avid media listener? Music, audio books, or even just using earpods to keep others from hearing what you're listening to on your phone or other media device? Earpods can be uncomfortable, cause the inner ear to ache, and worse......give you a headache. ACOUSTIBUDS is here to help. These small cushioning tips easily fit over your earpods or earbuds, to help give you pain free listening. ACOUSTIBUDS also help the earpods fit in your ear more securely so when you're exercising they stay put.  
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