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Dear Daughter letter, Repost

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I have reposted this from another Blog.  I apologize if you don't agree....but I will be printing this letter for my daughter to read.  It's only my opinion.
Dear daughter, let Miley Cyrus be a lesson to you26AUG Mama must be so proud. Dear daughter, let Miley Cyrus be a lesson to you. Yes, this is what happens when you constantly hear everything you do is awesome. This is what happens when people fawn over your every Tweet and Instagram photo. This is what happens when no responsible adult has ever said the word “no,” made you change your clothes before leaving the house, or never spanked your butt for deliberate defiance. If you ever even consider doing something like that, I promise you that I will run up and twerk so you will see how ridiculous twerking looks. I will duct tape your mouth shut so your tongue doesn’t hangout like an overheated hound dog. I will smack any male whom you decide to smash against his pelvis – after I first knock you on your butt for forgetting ho…

Game Truck - Omaha

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THE ULTIMATE VIDEO GAME PARTY GAME TRUCK!










THE ULTIMATE VIDEO GAME PARTY The complete video game party brought to your doorstep.Each video game theater is equipped with HDTVs and a wide selection of games for Xbox360, Wii, PlayStation3 and a GameCoach to manage the party so you can relax. All we need is a place to park and people to play.  
GUESS WHAT????
NEBRASKA HOCKEY MOM readers also will receive this coupon for free giftbags and t-shirt!http://omahakids.com/coupon.php?bid=11320&dealid=1382®ionid=52
MY RECENT EXPERIENCE:
Wow!  We had a really great time!  My kids were so excited when Brian (the Game Manager) drove up.  They could hardly contain themselves.  I was a little surprised with my kids because we have X-Box 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Game Boys, iPods, etc....I didn't think they would be so excited because they can play those things at our house....but for some reason, this was different.  They were thrilled beyond belief.  I have a 14 year old boy, 12 year old boy, 8 year o…

WIN EVERY DAY!

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31 Days of Fun, 31 Days of Winners! 
Starting August 1, the Purex brand will be launching a mega sweepstakes where they will be giving away fantastic prizes EVERYDAY in August -  the 31 Days of Fun Sweepstakes - open only to Fans of the Purex Facebook page!  Be sure to Click HERE! Check to see what TODAY'S prize is!!! In order to gain access to the 31 Days of Fun Sweepstakes, you MUST LIKE the Purex Facebook Page!  There will be a new winner EVERY DAY in August!

To sippy cup...or not to sippy cup???? That is the question....

I have a 14  year old, 12 year old, 8 year  old and 5 year old.  The past 3 kids gave up their sippy cups early because someone younger than them, usually needed them.  Major...my 5 year old...is a little different.  He has no one to follow him.  He is having trouble getting rid of the sippy cup, and I am not needing him to stop for someone else...which means I am not pushing it.  So...here is my question.  What do YOU think is the appropriate age to get rid of the sippy cups?  He HAS drank out of regular glasses, so I know he can...he just chooses not to.  What do YOU think????

The Kids are in School.....

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I am slow.  Their first day of school was last Monday.  But....I am curious...how did each of you do????  Do tell!!!!  This is an e-mail I wrote to my family last Monday.  I thought I'd share it today.



After bawling last night at midnight after finishing their lunches....I got up at 6, made breakfast and send Jake off walking to Andersen Middle School at 7:15 with his friend Nicoli.....next was Cam.  I sent him off walking at 7:30 to his freshman year of high school at Millard South High School with his friends Maddie and Cannan.  I thought that would be hard.....but it wasn't bad.  It was weird....but not bad.  Next at 8am, I started walking with MaKenna and Major to Neihardt Elementary school for 3rd grade and Kindergarten.




Major was a chatter box all morning and super excited...until we got on school grounds.  Suddenly he clammed up.  This NEVER happens.  MaKenna did just fine of course.  However, for the first time EVER, we had a power struggle over what she would wear th…

Reading Eggs Offer

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Have you ever heard of Reading Eggs?  A year or so ago, I did a blogger promotion with them and I really enjoyed it.  So did my kids.  At the time, my daughter was just starting to read and it helped her out quite a bit.  Now, I get to try it again and my son is just starting to learn to read.  I am super excited to see if it does as well for him as it did my daughter since all children's personalities and learning styles are different.

For those of you who HAVEN'T heard of Reading Eggs...let me tell you a little bit about it.  Here are a couple of testimonials from US Family Guide Bloggers:


"My daughter Emma has struggled in reading and in just a few days working with Reading Eggs she went up an entire level!"  Jennifer Billy

"My son is 4 and learned to read by age 3 using Reading Eggs. He now reads on a 3rd grade level!" Jennifer Hay

See for yourself how Reading Eggs will help your child!


Some facts to highlight for you.  The Reading Eggs program was develo…

It's Yours Pottery!!

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Come enjoy yourself at It's Yours Pottery!  If you are looking for a family friendly atmosphere to express a little creativity, this is the perfect place for you!  They offer the fun of painting pottery, handbuilding with clay, glass fusion and canvas painting!  Simply said by one of the best...
"All children are artists.  The problem is how to remain an artist when he grows up."  -Pablo Picasso
Stop by to let your inner child out!!
It's Yours Pottery offers an entertaining creative family experience to Omaha and surrounding communities going 10 years strong and growing by the day!
Be sure to check out this awesome video! http://animoto.com/play/kyV8Qi0tAocegrV30ALdiw
My Readers will receive $5 off a Creative Experience! http://omahakids.com/coupon.php?bid=11318&dealid=1380®ionid=52

I have been to It's Yours Pottery before and THOROUGHLY enjoyed it.  All of us had a great time.  I have a 14 year old boy, a 12 year old boy, an 8 year old girl and a 5 year old boy.  E…

Back 2 School WIN $1,000

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The Back 2 School $1,000 Sweepstakes has launched! Be sure to click below to enter!!!! http://insiders.purex.com/1000Back2School?id=105 About the Sweepstakes! From August 2 - August 30, Purex will be providing one lucky winner with a $1,000! If you’re family’s having trouble saying goodbye to summer this year, Purex has some news that’s bound to put that spring back in your step and a smile back on your face. *I was given no compensation for this post, only a chance to win a gift card*

Make a Plate Kit, from Makit!

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I’ve just been given the opportunity to review the Make A Plate Art Project and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you. If you want to follow along, my readers save 30% on their Prepaid Art Plate Kit (that’s a savings of over $5!) - USE PROMO CODE: USFAMILY athttp://www.makit.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductCode=K1100PP


Makit has been in business for over 40 years. Make A Plate kits allow children to let their creativity soar in crafting a lasting gift for Mom, Dad, Grandparent or teacher. All Make A Plates are nontoxic, BPA-Free, dishwasher safe and proudly made in the USA.
I look forward to trying this with the kids!  My kids are very crafty and love doing things like this!  I'll let you know as soon as I have ours done!!

*I was given no compensation for this post, only a free kit to review myself.*

Game Truck!!!

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GAME TRUCK IS COMING!!! Game Truck Omaha will be at my house this Friday, the 23rd!  If your local to Omaha, come on by...just message me and let me know, and I'll give you my address!
 What is Game Truck you say????  Read on....

THE ULTIMATE VIDEO GAME PARTY


The complete video game party brought to your doorstep.Each video game theater is equipped with HDTVs and a wide selection of games for Xbox360, Wii, PlayStation3 and a GameCoach to manage the party so you can relax. All we need is a place to park and people to play.  
My readers also will receive this coupon for free giftbags and t-shirt!http://omahakids.com/coupon.php?bid=11320&dealid=1382®ionid=52 










It is sure to be a fun night!!!!  See you there!!!  :-)










*I was not compensated for this post...just a chance to play with my family in Game Truck!*

DDC Child Protect By DNA....Give Yourself Peace of Mind.

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When every second counts, a Genetic Fingerprint can potentially save the life of your child. The Ultimate Child Protection Kit is designed to capture all your childs important information so that it is readily available for law enforcement in case of an emergency. The kit comes complete with everything you need including, a fingerprinting kit, a DNA profile collection kit, and a place to store all your vital information
ChildProtect by DNA is the only kit that offers your child's unique DNA. Here's what Fox News Dr. Manny Alvarez has to say about DNA Fingerprinting http://fxn.ws/19CkqWs
DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC) uses our state-of-the-art, accredited laboratory to construct the DNA profile. Once completed, a certificate of results is created and signed by one of our PhD's. The certificate provides key genetic markers that police use for investigations. - Save $50 ACT NOW. Use Code FAMILY50

31 Days of Fun!!! Don't Forget!! 31 Days of Winners!!!!

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31 Days of Fun, 31 Days of Winners! 
Starting August 1, the Purex brand launched a mega sweepstakes where they are giving away fantastic prizes EVERYDAY in August -  the 31 Days of Fun Sweepstakes - open only to Fans of the Purex Facebook page!  Be sure to Click HERE! In order to gain access to the 31 Days of Fun Sweepstakes, you MUST LIKE the Purex Facebook Page!  There will be a new winner EVERY DAY in August! BE SURE TO GET OVER THERE AND CHECK IT OUT!!!!  YOU GOT NOTHING TO LOSE!!!  :-)

The Monopoly Unleashed House Party, Review and GIVEAWAY!!!!

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I was given the opportunity from House Parties to host my very own Monopoly Unleashed House Party!  I have never been a fan of Monopoly, but their new and improved Monopoly game is great!  I was sent a box of games and goodies to host my party with.  I got the new Monopoly, Monopoly Millionaire Deal Card Game, Candy Land and Connect Four.  We already had Candy Land too....but this is a new and improved Candy Land too.  I like it much better!  I was also sent coupons and tattoos and keychains to make the experience more fun!

We had a great time.  I invited quite a few friends, but the summer is a really hard time to get people together, so I only managed to have 3 friends here, but we had a total of 9 kids here with us!  So we ALL got to play!  It was a lot of fun!  We had games and food....what more can a person ask for?  I love any excuse to get together with my friends too!  Here is a picture of one of our yummy desserts that one of my guests brought!  Cake "ice cream" co…