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Vtech Voices Reader Winner

I would like to thank everyone for the great comments & all the entries. Also I love hearing about your reading nights. Now without further adieu lets crown the winner of the Vtech Voices Reader. Kim D. I would read to my daughters before bedtime, and ask them questions about the story afterwards. Congrats Kim you were lucky #16 as picked from   Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers: 16 Kim, please email me your full name & address so you may get your winnings! Woo. For those that didn't win, don't despair. Check out this post: Tips for another chance to win another reader!!!

Vtech Voices bring you: Tips For Encouraging Our Kids to Read

Hola readers! I want to talk to you about this great VTech V.reader again. I love it. Recently, my son & I received the Toy Story 3 game to go in the reader. OMG! He hasn't put it down. At all. He's asked to take it to bed with him & in the tub. Since it isn't water proof & I would like him to sleep I have had to deny him this luxury. One thing that I am finding that is working on him constantly wanting to play with his reader is I do not turn the tv on. Nope. Not on. When we come home at the end of the day, I make sure the reader is left somewhere he can see it, I walk past the tv w/o turning it on & he spies the reader. He then asks to use it. Sits on the floor behind our coffee table & reads, reads, reads. I hear him giggling as I cook dinner. The VTech V.reader definitely keeps him engaged! Guess what?!? I have another VTech V.reader to giveaway. Holla! All you need to do is post your tip on how to get your kids to read! T

VTech Voices ~ Family Reading Night & Giveaway!!!

That's right everyone. This week being part of the VTech Voices team is allowing me to bring you a cool giveaway. Of course, you are going to have to do a bit of work to get it. First let's see what we are playing for: "OOOH! AAAH!" I'm not kidding when I say this VTech Reader is freaking awesome! Not only will you win one of those, you will get a "game" with it. Woo hoo! Here's what you need to do. You need to come up with your very own Family Reading Night. It's where the whole fam (or as many are at home) sit down & read together. Sort of like a Family Home Evening for those LDSers in the crowd (HOLLA!). I did this with my lil guy & my nephew just last night. We layed on my bed and they each took turns holding the reader & playing the games that come after the story. It got a little confusing for a bit because, well let's face it they are almost 4 & 4.5yrs old so they are learning about not yelling out an

Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects....

Recently I was fortunate enough to get to review the book " Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects & Activities for Dads & Kids to Share " Physically I am not a dad...last time I checked but this book is good for moms too. What a fun, educational but not in a boring way, book! The projects range from preschool age to high school age. A lil something for everyone.  Which works out great for me because Bobster and I have children of every age range covered in this book.  When I was reading it I was focused on activities for the almost 4 year old because he is just constant motion and some days he just needs to slow down. Cheeks & I really liked the Fireflies for Every Season activity.  All one needs is batteries, 5mm yellow LED's, fabric & electrical tape.  Poof, you are set to enjoy the excitement of fireflies anywhere at any time! Other activites in this book include: Build an Outdoor Movie Theater Cyborg Jack o' Lanterns Exploding Drink Pract

We have a winner!

Hooray! We have a winner in the Kelly-Confidential $25 Amex g/c giveaway Who is it?  Do tell! It was #40: Erin OK, I made a classic split *one scoop of each flavor in order..chocolate, vanilla and strawberry* added chocoalte sauce and jimmies & chocolate chips. I also added whipped cream and a candle (since it is your bday) oh, and its in a pink bowl!!!! I follow your blog and I also posted it to twitter. Im @seekrapunzel!! =) Thanks for creating a sundae! Send me your addy & your prize will be on the way.

VTech Voices

I am proud to say that I was fortunate enough to be picked as a member of the VTech Voices team!!! Yay! I am fortunate enough to have received a VTech Animated e-Book Reader.  It comes complete with everything you need to set up & the first book you need. When it arrived Cheeks saw it & was like "Open it! Open it!" I finally got it open  & set up. Super easy. So easy, my soon to be 4yo can do. We soon settled into our fav reading spot....the couch. Cheeks snuggled in next to me & we explored the new reader. Both of us fell in love. As you can see from the above shot (my camera is broken, this was taken w/ my cell) Cheeks is laying on the couch using his new reader.  This reader has so many wonderful features to it included with the books. It highlights each word as the book reads to you & has music playing in the background. As studies have shown music helps with memory. It even has games that an immergent reader can play by touching t


Do you like splits? No, not the kind that cheerleaders & girls that dance on a pole do BUT The kind that is yummy, yummy in your tummy! That's right.....Banana Splits. YUM! Well, Kelly Ripa and Electrolux are joining forces once again to celebrate the launch of Electrolux Appliance's new stand-alone refrigerator and freezer - that's right, the familiar duo has split up. And to sweeten the celebration, they're bringing in the "Emperor of Ice Cream" Stephen Bruce, owner and founder of Serendipity 3, the landmark New York City restaurant and dessert spot, into the mix. Kelly and Bruce teamed up earlier today to make banana splits for a cause. And now we want you to dig in, with your virtual spoon! Starting today, at , you can build your ultimate banana split using virtual ingredients from classic whipped cream to caramel sauce to rainbow sprinkles. For each "split", Electrolux will donate $1 to the Ovarian Cancer Resear