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VTech Voices: Downloadables!!!!

VTech has done it again!


They have created a page with 6, count em 6, downloadable stories for the VTech V.Reader.
The best part.....you can download them for FREE.
Go here:  Click me!


Oh that's right.
FREE!
And the saying goes: If it's free, it's for me. LOL


I have downloaded them & Cheeks is loving it.
He totally loves his V.Reader.
Thank God!
It keeps his interest and he loves to share the "new" thing he finds everytime he plays with it.


I am so glad I got to be a part of VTech Voices.
This is a dynomite company & one that if you have little ones you definetly wanna check em out!

Do you have a reader?
Do your children love it?

LMK.

Room by Emma Donoghue

This month my book club decided to read Room by Emma Donoghue.


Let me preface this post with:
OMG! This book is fantastic!


Beautifully written by Donoghue, it is heartbreaking, gut wrenching, joyful, suspensful and thrilling all at the same time.


Basically this is a story told by a newly five year old's perspective. He lives in an 11x11 room with his mother. They are prisoners of their capture.


This book captures what many must have thought about the Jaycee Duggard story.


I know that I would have done everything the mom does in this story. I may have lost my mind a time or two. Just being indoors in my own home with my energetic four year old is trying at times.


There were times when I was reading this book that my heart raced and ached. I always had in the back of my mind what I would have done had this been me and my Cheeks. Not an easy thing to imagine. Something I hope is forever the unimaginable.


As we all know there are some pretty sick tickets in this world. Instead of focusing on…

Last Chance ~ Nominate Your School!

Hey all you parents of school aged children (including preschool) this is the last week to nominate your school to win a $50K grant.

Um, hello?! $50K can go a long way.

Clorox is sponsoring the contest so get to gettin & nominate your school!!!!
It takes just a few minutes & is so worth it.

Click here: Click me!

Ah Ragu, I love you!

Raise your hand if you have picky eaters?
Seriously.
I'll wait.








Ok, I see you & you & Mary & Sally....why am I having flashbacks to Romper Room?


Anyway I have 3 boys, the youngest by far is the pickiest.
I can not, for the life of me, get vegetables into this child.
He will occasionally eat green beans but most times it's accompanied by gagging sounds.


What I can get into him is pasta.
Lots of it.
And now, thanks to Ragu I can get veggies into him as well.


Ragu Old World Style Traditional Sauce now has 2 full servings of vegetables in every half a cup.
Hello!
2 veggies = half a cup.
Score!


Ragu Old World Style Traditional Sauce now is thickier, tastier and the perfect component to pulling together a quick easy dinner.  I love to do quick easier dinners after a long work day.  So much easier. 


They also know have a facebook page:
Ragu Facebook
Go "like" them to get great recipes & possibly great offers...you never know!


First I want to know, what is your favorite Itali…

School of Rock: Free Week!

School of Rock.
A kids dream really.

I know it's my 11 yo guitar players dream.

Do you know that School of Rock is the national leader in music education? Music education if falling victim to budget cuts in our public schools. School of Rock is perfect for keeping music in your children's lives. They offer lessons in guitar, bass, vocals, drums and keyboards for kids ages 7 – 18.

The school's mission is to inspire kids to rock on stage and in life!

School of Rock'sperformance-based curriculum teaches kids to play rock music in a unique and interactive way. Professional musicians teach students of all levels, developing both their music skills and confidence. School of Rock operates 58 schools in 23 states.

They are currently offering one week free.
Oh, that's right.
FREE!
It includes on private lesson (30-45mins) & one Rock 101 class (90 mins).

Sign up here:
School of Rock Free Week & make sure to input the code: SORBLOG/MeghansMindlessMutterings to get in on the de…

Winner! Winner! McDonalds Dinner!

And the winner of the Clorox Power to a Bright Future Backpack giveaway is:

sahmadventures who said:

I nominated my son's school, Ritchie Elementary School. They have an indoor swimming pool where every spring the school has swimming lessons. I want this to be able to continue for many years to come!

So send me your full name & address so we can get your prize going.

Congratulations!