Sunday, February 20, 2011

Baby Einstein Discover Kit Winner!

The lovely winner of the Baby Einstein Discovery Kit is

Heather R I Like Baby Einstein on Facebook and told them you sent me!

Congrats sister!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Wanna raise an Einstein? Then check out this giveaway!

When Cheeks was little we had a few Baby Einstein dvd's floating around the house.
He loved them!
As did I.
Baby Einstein is definitely not a company that makes mindless babble for a baby to watch.

I know some are opposed to tv for little ones but I believe all things in moderation...unless it's donuts, then game on for everyone.

I digress.

Here's the "official" release:
Baby Einstein, an award-winning leader of infant products, proudly adds three new products – Baby Lullaby, Neptune’s Oceans & World of Rhythm - to its line-up of recently unveiled Baby Einstein Discovery Kitson February 22, 2011. Baby Einstein Discovery Kits, which are specifically designed for babies up to two-years of age, help parents introduce babies to the beautiful worlds of classical music, nature and the arts through integrated multimedia kits.
Baby Einstein Discovery Kits (which are each packaged to include a Baby Einstein DVD, a music CD and either a book or Discovery Cards) are designed to help provide parents with new ways to introduce their little ones to the world around them in playful and engaging ways. The kits not only promote discovery and inspire baby’s natural curiosities but they also encourage parents to look to their everyday experiences as a way to extend content beyond just the kit.

All multimedia elements included in the kit compliment the other, inviting little eyes and little ears to enjoy the bright colors, real-world images, fun puppet shows and delightful melodies featured either in the DVD, CD, baby book or Discovery Cards. Discovery Kits align with a baby’s path from infant to toddler by offering three broad levels of discovery -- Experience (Level 1), Explore (Level 2) and Expression (Level 3). Level 1 kits are about experiencing music, utilizing popular classical music works by Beethoven, Mozart, Bach and others, re-orchestrated for little ears and enhanced with simple baby-friendly images and puppet shows. Level 2 kits invite babies to explore the outdoors and focus on animals found in nature, the ocean and around the home. Level 3 kits feature puppet hosts including Coco the dancing cockatoo, Vincent Van Goat and Bard the Dragon, and give toddlers a platform to move and express themselves through music, colors and words.

The new Baby Lullaby, Neptune’s Oceans & World of RhythmDiscovery Kits join six recently released titles (Baby Beethoven, Baby Mozart, Animals Around Me, Wild Animal Safari, World of Colors and World of Words) bringing the collection to nine total. Kits can be found at stores across the U.S. and Canada only and/or online at BabyEinsteinand retail for the suggested price of $19.99 U.S./$24.99 Canada.

But you don't have to wait to buy one because I am giving you a chance to win one!
That's right.
You can win one from little ole me & my bloggeroo.

Mandatory Entry:
Leave me a comment.  Please do not leave "Enter me", those type of comments will be removed.

Additional Entries:
1.  Like Baby Einstein on Facebook & leave a comment on their wall telling them I sent you.  Leave separate comments, including the link to your fb wall post, telling me (2 entries)
2.  Follow Baby Einstein on Twitter: click me! (1 entry)
3.  Follow my Facebook fan page & leave me a wall comment.  Leave separate comments letting me know (2 entries)
4.  Follow me on twitter: mkw70 (1 entry)
5.  Leave a link to my contest on Facebook, Twitter or your blog (1 entry each one)

That's it.
This giveaway will be open until Feb 18th at 8pm est.

Whatcha waiting for?
Get going!

*Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any way for this post.  I was given the kit to give away*

Monday, February 7, 2011

Ever Misheard Something

Have you ever misheard somethng that was said?
I do.
All the time.

Apparently, these situations happen at preschool as well.
My son's preschool to be specific.
Of course it was my son who was misheard & he was very offended about.

Last week Bobster & I went to pick up Cheeks from school.
Now let me preface this with saying he watched the movie Transformers II.  It has some adult language and we have told him he is not to repeat what he hears.

So the young, senior in high school, who is in his room approaches me & Bobster to tell us our angelic boy said a naughty word.
She was turning about 40 shades of red.
So I asked "What did he say?"
She's himming, hawing.
Finally she says, in barely a whisper, "He said penis"

Bobster says "Well we are teaching him the proper terminology for his parts.  How did he use it? Did he say it hurt?"
The girl, bashful beyond belief, casts her eyes down & says "I'm not sure, Miss K just told me to tell you"
I told her we would take care of it.
Obviously, I was mortified but realized, well he's 4 at least he didn't call it something nasty.

So when we get outside I asked him why he said penis.
He looked very offended & got upset, saying "I didn't say penis".
Me: "What did you say"
Very proudly, but still offended, he replied "I said p**sy".

Now we have taught him this word means cat so he really didn't say anything wrong in his eyes.
I told him he can't say that at school and not to say it again.

Meanwhile, I have an embarrassed teen girl, an adult teacher who thinks I am one heck of a parent & a husband who is turning red & choking with laughter.

Now I have to face these
As if my stomach isn't turned into knots to begin with from my normal day to day stress.

All I can say is Thank God for Alka Seltzer.

Did you know that Alka Seltzer is actually having a contest for the funniest said/heard mishaps on Facebook?
Check it out here:
Alka Seltzer on Facebook

While I am not eligible for the contest you guys are.
Just look at what you can win:
· A trip to New York City to star in an Alka-Seltzer online video featuring their entry

· The winning spot will premiere on the Alka-Seltzer Facebook page!

· Plus $5,000 to spend toward whatever they wish
What are you waiting for?
Go enter the contest & while your at it, leave me the story in a comment.
You know I love me some comments.
Can't wait to hear your funniest said/heard mishaps!!!

The makers of Alka-Seltzer want you to remember that while miscommunication can be funny and entertaining it can also lead to stress. And when stress gives you heartburn with headache, Alka-Seltzer Original gives you relief fast. Use as directed.

Abbreviated Contest Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.), 18 years or older. Contest ends 2/25/11. To enter and for Official Rules, including prize description, visit Void where prohibited.

*Disclaimer: While the story about Cheekers is true, I am not eligible for the contest but I have been compensated by The Motherhood & Alka Seltzer for this post*

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Valentines is coming, get the dirt but keep it clean!

Much to my chagrin, Valentines Day is coming.
Yea, yea, I know.
Love & roses.
Yadda yadda.

I'm not a big fan.

I am a big fan of dirt tho.
Dirt like gossip.
Celeb gossip that is.
Love it.
Don't you?

What better way to get the celeb gossip then to enter the Clorox Get the Dirt but Keep it Clean Sweepstakes for a trip for 2 to Hollywood!

Here are just a couple of the many tips from Clorox:
* Nothing says “I love you” like roses. Want to enjoy those flowers longer than a celebrity romance? Just add ¼ teaspoon of Clorox® Regular-Bleach to each quart of cold water you put in the vase.
(Didn't know this...this one is a good one!)

* Got a stain from a heart-shaped chocolate on your favorite whites? It’ll come out in a snap once you add ¾ cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach to the hot water and detergent in your washing machine

To get more tips from Clorox be sure to click here: Get the Dirt but Keep it Clean & enter the sweepstakes to win that trip for 2 to celeb gossip central: Hollywood!

So what are you waiting for.

Just for fun, tell me who your fav celeb is.
I'd love to know!

*Disclaimer: I received information from The Clorox Company at no cost to me.

The Clorox Company sent me information about the Get the Dirt, but Keep it Clean program not intended to solicit product claims