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Taboo Buzzd Game Review

Just about everyone I have ever known has played the game Taboo and most of them loved it. The one complaint? Keeping up with all the scoring. It is kind of like Monopoly used to be. You love playing but dealing with the points is a pain in the neck. Well now you can have all the things you loved about Taboo in a nice, compact and automated package. That is right… I said automated…as in automatic scoring. No game pieces. No mess. No fussing. It is all in one little compact machine.

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Ragtales Classic Toys Dollytales from Roundabout Review and Giveaway

**I received this for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.**

I can not emphasize how much I adore these nostalgic dolls that I got for my girls. On Christmas morning, when they open them they will make new best friends. These sweet, beautiful, amazing dolls will be friends for life for them!  I was lucky enough to get to review a wonderful new pair of dolls this week from the Ragtales line and I am thrilled. These are the dolls and plush toy that I wished I had growing up as a little girl. Soft and extremely well made, Roundabout has found themselves an almost certain winner. Especially with their Dollytales line!

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GoodShop Lets You Give Back While Getting Great Deals on Online Shopping

**I am writing this to spread the message about this program as an Expert with SheKnows.com. All opinions are my own.**

#GoodShopSunday

A few weeks ago I told you about the GoodShop Pledge where I asked everyone to join me in giving one gift through GoodShop. The results? Every time you shop through GoodShop, a portion of your purchase automatically goes to the charity of your choice! Yes, you read that right. When you shop at your favorite stores by going through GoodShop first, a portion of your purchase goes to organizations like Toys for Tots and the ASPCA.

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Birthday Ideas for Daughters

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I love trying out new birthday ideas for my daughters. To me, a birthday should be full of surprises, love and memories. Kids get tired of the same old cliché birthday parties. Here are a few new ideas your daughter might enjoy:

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Get Your Pumpkin Fix at Denny’s with ‘SEASON’S FLAVORITES’ #DennysDiners

**I am a mom ambassador for Denny’s Diners. All opinions are my own.**

Every where you look from Pinterest to front stoops, pumpkin in all of it’s glory is there! So it would make sense that at the girls and I favorite diner, pumpkin would be in full swing! Sure enough, Denny’s Diners welcomes Seasonal FLavorites for us all to enjoy!

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Halloween Ideas for Kids & Enter to WIN the Halloween Creepstakes from Coupons.com #CREEPSTAKES

**This is a post in partnership with Coupons.com. All opinions are my own and the post was not reviewed prior to posting.**

Over the years I have come up with some pretty fun ways to celebrate Halloween with my kids. From awesome costumes to fun candy ideas, we try to make every year special. This year, my kids are with their dad this Halloween so I will be handing out candy with my neighbors. But I will be happily awaiting all of the festivity photos from their dad that night. In the meantime, I have included a round up of my favorite Halloween ideas for kids below. Plus I will be entering the Coupons.com Halloween Creepstakes at Coupons.com! Even without my kids this year, I would still love to win $3,000 plus $100 a day in the easy sweeps!

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Start a Conversation with Your Kids with Harvest Time Books and Games + 2 Winner Giveaway

**I received products to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.**

In the midst of back to school, homework, gymnastics and the day to day management of three daughters, I forget sometimes to see if what I want to teach them is getting through.  How are their decision making skills? Do they want to do for others? Are they ethical and learning compassion? So when books and games come along that help me have age appropriate discussions with my kids, I am all aboard! Harvest Time Partners has an amazing selection of books and games that get the conversation flowing in a really fun way!

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Moms’ Night Out Tickles the Mommy Bone: Now on DVD + WIN a Copy #MomsNightOut

**I received a copy of the DVD in partnership with Sony. All opinions are my own.**

Moms everywhere dream of it. The perfect Moms’ Night Out. Unfortunately, if we think we can get away for three hours and leave the kids with the husband or a pal, amazingly funny things can happen. Thus is the premise of the must own film, Mom’s Night Out! Now on DVD, this slapstick comedy will make every mom feel a little better about the chaos that can ensue when mom wants to have dinner with friends!

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Saying Thank You to the Holders of the #WorldsTougestJob is Easy #AD + a Discount Code from Cardstore.com

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**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cardstore. All opinions are my own.**

Some say that when a mom stays home to raise her children, every day is Mother’s Day. But the truth of the matter is – and I know as I have been a work out of the home mom, a stay at home mom and a work at home mom – and most days are hard work, thankless and frustrating. So to pull a day aside to recognize a mom who puts her kids first and herself last, is special and important. Most of us don’t want much. We want to sleep in, to put our chores to the side all day and to be first for 8 whole hours. A simple card – like one you can create online at Cardstore.com – to say Thank You is all the gift we need.

CODE for a DISCOUNTED CARDSTORE.COM Card is CCF4249

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‘Do You Want to Build a Snowman?’ A Reinactment

One film has taken over this house like no other! FROZEN is my daughter’s first choice, last choice, and every choice in between. Though I have watched it with them many time, I am amazed at how much they retain. My 4 year old, Megan and my 6 year old, Sarah, act out every song and scene they can! ‘Do You Want to Build a Snowman?’

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This video is priceless and so I share it with you!

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Link up your child’s photo or video of their favorite film too!

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I am TIRED of Changing Batteries! Energizer Lithium Review

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‘Mooooom! It won’t turn on!’

‘What do you mean? I JUST changed the batteries!’

Sound familiar? It is a scene that plays out in my house at least once a week if not more. I get tired of it, I really do. Luckily, because I have worked with Energizer in the past, I know that they last longer than any other battery I have tried. In fact, there is now proof that Energizer Lithium batteries are the longest lasting for your electronics! See, HERE is the Proof!

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Drawing with Mark by Shelter Island DVD Review

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Learning to draw is always a new adventure for children; building confidence as skill develops is amazing to watch!  Drawing with Mark is an exceptional tool for new learners to grasp the building blocks of fundamental drawing.  To see their little face light up from their own artwork, which is now not limited to stick figures puts a nice big cheeky grin on this mother!

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I am Not His Ex-Wife, I am Their Mother

I realize that this post might ruffle a few feathers. I realize that I am speaking from my own experience. And I realize that my ex-husband will read this and unleash yet another round of hatred and immaturity on me. I also realize that all family units are not the same. Not all mothers are on the ‘best’ list and that men are screwed over by woman in the name of the children almost daily. I do live in the real world. But, some of us are doing everything we are supposed to do and still being deemed evil by the ‘new’ woman in our ex-husband’s life. And I think it is unfair. So let’s hit some emotional cords in an attempt to declare that I am not his ex-wife, I am THEIR mother.

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Sneak Peek of Disney’s MALEFICENT Features New Lana Del Rey Song!!!

How excited are you to see this mysterious new film from Disney? Maleficent has a promising cast and tale that is sure to intrigued us all!  Mysterious and a spin of darkness surrounds this self proclaimed Mistress of all evil and we are patiently awaiting her arrival to the big screen!

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Disney’s FROZEN Sing-Along Clip!!!

Coming this Friday, Disney is presenting a brand new sing-along version of the fast favorite, FROZEN (Which is coming on DVD in March!)! We absolutely adore this sweet movie and will be front and center to sing our little hearts out on January 31st! How exciting is this news??? I am already popping out of my seat, but hesitant to tell my girls quite yet- they will be out of this world with elation!  ***CONFESSION*** I belted out the words while watching this clip! AMAZING!!!

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DreamWorks Pictures’ NEED FOR SPEED Behind-the-Scenes Featurette Now Available!!!

Need for Speed is coming out soon and we are patiently waiting behind the wheel to steer into the theater!  This new film by DreamWorks Pictures has an amazing cast and adventurous plot that will leave everyone on the edge of their seats!

NEED FOR SPEED races into theatres everywhere on March 14th, 2014!

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