Win $600 in Must Have Back to School Items from ‘The Talk’!

This past week, lifestyle expert Chi-Lan Lieu featured some of the hottest back to school items on CBS’s daytime emmy-nominated talk show “The Talk.”
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And now…Role Mommy would like to give our readers a chance to WIN a package of the featured back to school items worth more than $600.00!
Following THE TALK Friday August 3rd episode, we found out about some cool back to school items that you can have the chance to win RIGHT HERE! Take a look at some of the great back to school products you can win!
Boogie Board RIP LCD Tablet
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Company Kids $100 Gift Certificates (“The Talk” featured their backpacks)
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ecomom.com $100 Gift Certificates (“The Talk” featured their lunch supplies)
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Naartjie Kids $100 Gift Card
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Sprout Watches (1 Child’s Organic Cotton Watch & One Woman’s Watch)
Zazoo Kids Clock
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Now’s your chance…enter the giveaway below and you could be the luckiest back to school parent in the neighborhood.
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CBS’s Daytime Emmy-nominated talk show THE TALK (airs Weekdays 2:00-3:00 PM, ET; 1:00-2:00 PM, PT) features a panel of well-known news and entertainment personalities discussing current events, pop culture, contemporary issues, family, celebrity and the trending topics of the day. The daily one-hour series is co-hosted by Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler. The hosts swap stories, challenge each other on issues and engage the studio audience and viewers at home about events in the headlines and their own homes. Show segments include guest interviews with entertainers and newsmakers, musical performances, appearances from extraordinary people with stories that engage and inform as well as how-to demos and real-world advice and tips from the leading experts in fitness, diet, health, home, relationships, finance and fashion. The show was developed by Gilbert, who also serves as executive producer.
For More Information on THE TALK go to: thetalk.com

ABCmouse.com… Learning can be fun kids!

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for abcmouse.jpgAfter three years in development, testing with 10,000 families and many educators, a new educational website was recently launched for children ages 2 – 6. The goal of this new and unique learning experience is to “help children build a strong foundation for future academic success by providing engaging educational content that supplements and supports preschool, pre-k and kindergarten programs. The site’s comprehensive curriculum, developed with leading education experts, includes all generally accepted subjects of early childhood education–with each subject taught through a wide range of learning activities.” That’s all fine and good but what really matters is what my 3 year old son and 6 year old daughter think… They loved it! First they each got to pick an Avatar of themselves and a specific teacher which was so much fun. Then I got to pick what level they should be at- that way they will be playing games and learning at their correct academic level. It is so easy to navigate, very colorful and pleasing to look at.
I love the fact that it is child safe with no advertising, no pop-up ads and no external links. It makes me feel more comfortable if I have to walk away for a minute, I can leave them and not worry what they may accidentally click on. The program keeps track of the child’s achievements and even awards them tickets. It really makes learning fun. There is also a way to get extended family involved with the site’s easy-to-use, safe and secure, proprietary messaging system through which the child can share completed educational lessons and artwork, as well as send and receive audio, video, and text messages. Family members can also record and save the readings of books and stories for the child–a feature especially loved by grandparents who may live far away from their grandchildren.
It amazes me how young children are so obsessed with using the computer (i touch, i phone, i pad, blackberry etc…) and that most 2 year olds can use a mouse like a pro! But that’s the world we live in today… so since my kids are always begging me to “play” on the computer I am so happy to have this new site they can go to and play away. I don’t need to tell them they are actually learning, right? 😉
Subscription options for ABCmouse.com are $7.95/month and $79.00/year. You can also give a gift certificate which would make a great holiday gift!
For more information visit their website at www.abcmouse.com

Argh Me Hearties

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Win a treasure chest filled with Pirate’s Booty!
With just a few more days until Halloween I hope everyone has their costumes ready to go and something to give out to those trick or treaters when they come knocking at your door! Some parents are terrified thinking about the amount of candy their children are going to consume. “Halloween can be a challenging time for parents who encourage their kids to eat healthy throughout the year,” said Emily Whelan Anschlowar, MS, RD, and in-house nutrition expert at Pirate Brands, makers of all-natural snacks including Pirate’s Booty.
Here are some “Healthy Halloween” tips from Pirate’s Booty:
• Fill ’em up. Feed children a full, nutritious meal before heading out to trick-or-treat. That way they’ll be less likely to devour candy while out on the trail.
• Trade agreement. Offer coins or a coveted toy in place of the candy.
• Cavity cutback. Some dentist offices have actually started implementing candy buyback programs the day after Halloween. Kids receive a monetary reward, while the candy gets shipped to different organizations like U.S. troops abroad.
• Treat others. Donate sweets to a local food bank.
• Divide and conquer. Measure out the candy into individual serving sizes. Two to three little treats after a meal will fill that sweet tooth.
• A helping hand(out). Distribute non-candy treats such as a baked, low-fat snack like Pirate’s Booty.
Send me a picture of your little matey in a pirate costume with your name and address and you could win a treasure chest filled with jewels, eye patches, swords and of course, delicious Pirate’s Booty! Send pictures to danielle.rolemommy@gmail.com by Tuesday November 2nd.
For more information visit: www.piratebrands.com.

Giveaway Central: Passion Pleasers

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As the lifestyle editor here at RoleMommy I feel it is incumbent upon me to cover ALL aspects of a mom’s lifestyle which include drum roll… the bedroom and the activity or lack thereof that is taking place in there. I mean mamas lets’ face it- SEX is a big part of a relationship- or at least- was one of the make-or-break its that you crossed off on your list when you decided to marry your beau.
As a veteran in this institution of marriage- (heck I’ve clocked ten years so far) I can honestly say- that my mommy lifestyle has been sorely lacking that three letter word and yes- I’m beginning to feel more like my husband and I are a modern day version of the Odd couple- Felix and Oscar– with me fitting Felix to a tee and him- being a grouchy, slovenly Oscar- minus the cigars- bed full of dirty clothes because yes- thankfully after 10 years we’re still sleeping in the same bed. I was utterly shocked by the enormous number of married couples who I’ve slowly come to find out- sleep in separate rooms!
Yes- our nights often go something like this…ME feeding the kids, bathing the kids, brushing their teeth- watching yet another episode of the Jonas Brothers while simultaneously watching my son create a monster tower with his Lego’s- fielding demands like; “Mommy I want an apples with the skin peeled off… Can I have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with the crusts cut off, I don’t want to go to sleep, why do I have to go to sleep, can you sleep with me…” until my husband FINALLY walks through the door- and sits at his computer and continues to do work. When I make it to bed- I’m usually out as soon as my head hits the pillow- and although I feel my husband lying next to me- that’s the extent of our “physical intimate ” relationship..
YES VERY depressing… what happened to those days when we couldn’t keep our hands off each other, well they’re long gone! So what’s a lonely mama to do- to put a little vroom vroom back into her lackluster married sex life? Enter DEVINE TOYS!!! No don’t think tacky, squeaky porno-type of sex toys this company is all about discretion and glamour– yep- glamorous rev up your sex life accessories. They’re all about accessorizing, celebrating and safeguarding your sexuality and to that end create stylish accessories for the modern couples’ intimate side. And one of you LUCKY mamas is going to win your very own Devine Toy Box and Afterglow singles to bring sexy back to you sex-deprived mommies in the trenches. Keep reading for all the deets…
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The Devine Toy Box which is a flirty fortress styled of satin, lace, faux silver crocodile in brilliant hues featuring a lock with a key to keep little hands out of it, will become yours and your hubby’s virtual pleasure chest! And one lucky mama is going to receive some bonus goodies inside courtesy of Ophoria and OhMiBod: that will really help you bring back that “lovin feelin!”
I have test-driven one of my very own Devine Toy Boxes and all I can say is that after a LONG day- if I manage to whip it out, I can usually get my husband to perk up! And to sweeten the pot- you’re also going to get a several Afterglow singles; handy and hygienic wipes that are designed to remove residue from one’s romance accessories. They are also a personal tissue, making them ideal for any Mommy on the go! You can use them to wipe your hands in the car and to even clean those public children’s toys at the doctor’s office.
And if that weren’t enough the good folks at Devine Toys, who truly are on a mission to increase the fun quotient in the boudoir for all couples- are offering five additional lucky readers a small bundle (5 -10) of Afterglow singles as part of the Devine Toys giveaway.
To enter to win just leave me a comment about “Why you’re a Mommy who needs a Devine Toy Box and a little Afterglow in her life! You can also tweet about this contest for an extra entry.
Good Luck!
Giveaway only open to those with U.S. addresses. Giveaway ends on Tuesday July 21st at 11:59 Eastern Standard Time. On Wednesday July 22nd Random.org will select one winner, and I’ll email them and announce it immediately.

Giveaway Monday

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for header.gifA TREASURE TROVE OF GOODIES: Mom in the City has several great giveaways this June, including a Flip Video Ultra Series (gotta love The Flip Camera), a StrollAway by MetroTots, and a Sitters Studio VIP Membership. Plus, the site, created by Kim Coleman, is a fabulous resource for finding out about great events and opportunities for families.
FUNNY GIVEAWAY: Now for the most hilarious giveaway of the day. BananaBlueberry is hosting a contest for the smallest bathroom and here’s what mom blogger Nicole is offering: I believe our basement bathroom is the smallest 3/4 bathroom in the country… if you have one smaller – I’ll send you a brand new roll of toilet paper. Please check out BananaBlueberry.com for pictures of our “Very, Tiny, Bathroom’ and details about entering the contest.
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Mondays: Giveaways
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Wednesday: Moms of Reinvention (Entrepreneurs)
Thursday: Experts
Friday: Discount Daze

Three Lovelies Recommends…

Best bets for Mother’s Day compliments of Three Lovelies!

Treat mom to these fanciful finds on her special day…With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about gifts for this important occasion!  From necklaces that add a personal touch to tote bags with style, these gift ideas will surely be favorites on May 11th. 

 


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Totally Out of Hand Grab your child’s favorite drawing off the refrigerator and have it made into a piece of jewelry just for mom at Totally Out of Hand. A keepsake that she can wear for years to come, each piece of jewelry has the child’s name and age engraved on the back and is available in either sterling silver or gold. Handmade by Lee Skalkost, a self-taught silversmith (and fellow mom!), she works with each customer individually to ensure customer satisfaction. Be sure to get the kids involved in choosing the piece of art that will soon become a family heirloom! Starting at $95.00.

 *Due to the customization of this item, please allow 2-3 weeks for shipping.

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www.threelovelies.com – The perfect gift for mom, this personalized necklace at Three Lovelies allows you to mix and match monogrammed charms to create your own style. The necklace comes with two gold charms – choose from any letter A to Z, to represent mom’s initials or the initials of her loved ones. Also available are MOM, LOVE and four-leaf clover specialty charms that can be added to initials or worn individually. Consider it a trendy badge of honor for mom! $65.00, specialty charms sold separately for $20.00 each. 

 *Due to the customization of this item, please allow 2-3 weeks for shipping. 


MomAgenda –  Organizing multiple schedules can be difficult, so help mom (and family!) by giving her this fabulous kitchen folio by momAgenda.  Soon to

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Petite Prints Mom can now take her kids with her wherever she goes, literally.  With everyone carrying around monogrammed tote bags nowadays, mix it up by choosing this silhouette boat tote by Petite Prints.  The site makes it easy by offering tips on taking and submitting photos, all you have to do is email your favorite silhouettes (up to five per tote bag).  The tote features triple thick 18oz. handles, side-slip pockets for easy to retrieve items and clean finished seams for a classic appearance.  Available in navy and red.  $50.00.

 

* Due to the customization of this item, please allow 2-3 weeks for shipping.


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Goatboy Soaps  Family-owned and operated, Goatboy Soaps uses only natural ingredients including fresh whole goat milk (from their own goats!), olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil and shea butter. With dozens of scents to choose from, treat mom to this Goatboy gift set, it includes two bars of soap, one molded soap, a wooden soap dish, two lip balms and a lotion. This relaxing gift is sure to ease all of her stresses away. $32.95.