Kids Academy Educational Apps for Kids

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               Kids Academy | Educational Apps for Children

My daughter is 3 and learns new things daily. She loves her tablet and it has been hard to fins her educational games that are fun for her as well. 

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Preschool & Kindergarten Learning Kids Game Educational Books & Free Songs

This fun kids game helps them learn numbers and even basic addition. My daughter loves the number tracing because you collect little fireflies as you play. She is even starting to recognize numbers! This app has been improved and the tracing is now smoother and easier to do on my iPhone. We are enjoying it!

Download Preschool & Kindergarten Learning Kids Game

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Bugs, Shapes and Robots Face Paint for Toddlers

FREE for a limited time! (usually $2.99)

This app is geared to teaching shapes by tracing them. It again allows the child to collect fireflies as they trace. My daughter loves that part. She has learned a few shapes too. It is updated and runs smoother and my daughter is able to trace easier now. Great app for young kids. 

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This post was created in partnership with Mom Buzz Media Blogger Network. All views & opinions expressed below are my own and are not influenced in anyway.

Home Matters Linky Party #39

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Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends.

Home Matters Linky Party #39!

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Thank you for joining us at this weeks party! We hope you had a fantastic Holiday weekend. Some amazing posts were shared here last week, and we can't wait to see what else you have in store for us! Please, come on in, and bring a friend to party along.
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Michael W. Smith Sovereign Video and Album Review

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A quote from Michael about the video:

"I’m really passionate about the song SKY SPILLS OVER.  It was fun creating it in the studio and I’ve been overwhelmed at the response it gets when we perform it live every night.  My son Ryan is a really talented filmmaker so I always enjoy working with him on a project.  But what made this project even more special was that 3 of my own grandkids were in the video.  This video was a lot of fun to make.  I hope people enjoy it!"


             

I will return with my review and giveaway as soon as I get the album!

Hillsong United's EMPIRES Album Review & Giveaway

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About Hillsong United:

UNITED is committed to writing songs that speak truth, create a unique sound, connect with churches, individuals and ultimately connect people everywhere with God. UNITED serve in church as a part of the wider Hillsong Worship and Creative team when they are home. When on tour, they are accompanied by the whole Hillsong team’s support and prayers that their ministry would arrest hearts and point people to Jesus, impacting individuals, local youth groups and local churches.




Revenge in Paradise by Deborah Brown (Paradise Series Book 6) - Book Tour/Giveaway

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When a man of questionable character’s corpse is found at The Cottages, beaten to death with Madison’s own gardening tools, she and her partner, Fab, set out to prove that the man’s abused girlfriend did not kill him. Along the way, Madison finds herself behind bars twice, held hostage in a mansion, and running from flying bullets.

There is no shortage of action, suspense, comedy, or romance in this edge-of-your-seat story of two friends with a knack for getting into—and somehow out of—trouble. This time they must answer one question: Who is responsible for getting their Revenge in Paradise?

Revenge in Paradise, is the sixth novel in Deborah Brown's Paradise series, which can be also read as a stand alone book.

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"I loved the location, the story, and the people so I recommend this book for those who enjoy a good mystery that has a lot of fun as well." 

"I've ready every book in her Paradise Keys --and can't wait for the next one to come out. " 

"So delightfully entertaining this is one story not to be missed!" 
above reviews from Amazon

Digital Media Academy Great Summer Deal

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This is a great camp for your kids this Summer! Kids and teens learn computer programming, app development, 3D modeling, robotics, graphic design, filmmaking, and much more. DMA summer camps are one or multiple week experiences taught by industry experts and tech professionals.


Cape Cod Kisses by Bella Andre & Melissa Foster, Love on Rockwell Island Book #1 - Book Tour/Giveaway

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NEW SERIES RELEASE....
Love on Rockwell Island is a Brand New Contemporary Romance Series by New York Times & USA bestselling authors Bella Andre & Melissa Foster.

Fall in love on Rockwell Island...Sink your toes into the sandy beaches at the heart of Cape Cod Bay, where family comes first, good friends are around every corner, and true love is waiting beneath the stars.

When Quinn Rockwell left Rockwell Island a decade ago to build a shipping empire, he never thought he’d return to live on Cape Cod Bay—that is, until his grandfather summons Quinn and his four siblings to take over the prestigious Rockwell Resort. Quinn is already working fifteen-hour days, and the last thing he has time for is his grandfather’s demands. But on his first night back, when Quinn finds a gorgeous and carefree woman skinny-dipping in his favorite cove, he’s tempted to ignore his work for a while...and focus on her instead.

As a free spirit who follows her heart and her dreams, Shelley Walters is not the kind of girl to wait around for Mr. Right, so she heads to Rockwell Island for the honeymoon of her dreams—a solo honeymoon. Ready for a week of sun and fun, she never expected to meet a man like Quinn Rockwell.

Wealthy and intensely driven, Quinn is everything Shelley swore she didn’t want. Refreshingly spontaneous and a true romantic, Shelley is everything Quinn never knew he needed. Drawn together despite their differences, during a week of sizzling-hot passion and deep conversations, they fall head over heels for each other. But when their perfect week on the island is over, will their love survive in the real world?
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Farming Simulator 15 Videogame Giveaway

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How would you like to become a world class farmer? Well you can with the Farming Simulator 15 videogame from Maximum Games. Available on the following consoles, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3 and PC. Today one of you will the chance to win a copy in your platform choice.

Hosted on: Growing Up Madison
Sponsored by: Maximum Games

Farming Simulator 15 invites you into the challenging world of a modern day farmer. Take on all the challenges of farming life, including working with animals (cows, chicken and sheep), cultivating your land and harvesting crops.

Manage and grow your own farm within a huge open world, including an all-new Nordic environment.

Features:
Over 100 vehicles and tools
Over 40 licensed brands including New Holland, Case IH, Deutz-Fahr, Ponsse and many more
Discover the freedom of woodcutting, with all new tools and equipment
Play with your friends in multiplayer mode



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Making Time for God's Word

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*Disclosure: I was provided complimentary samples in order to facilitate my review. These are my opinions and experiences and yours may differ. Post may contain affiliate links.*





As a busy mom I sometimes find it hard to make time to study the word of God. I think I have finally found a great tool to help me make more time to study. I have tried using daily devotionals but usually I lose the book or my husband takes it. I have learned some things that work for me in making more time for God and want to share a few of them today. 


Make it a priority to spend time with God daily. When you make something a priority you are more likely to do it. You can wake up earlier or go to bed later to have the time you need to get into the word. 

Let The Journey Begin

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*Disclosure: I was provided complimentary samples in order to facilitate my review. These are my opinions and experiences and yours may differ. Post may contain affiliate links.*







I am at a point in my life where I am taking a different path than I thought I would be taking. I am no longer in school and will not be going back to school. I have however found myself a good job online. I will get to stay home with my daughter still and work. Just when I felt like God had forgotten me he shows up and reminds me that he is always with me. 


Home Matters Linky Party #38

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Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends.

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Well, we had the MOST EXCITING PARTY EVER last week. Thank you so much for knocking the socks off the Home Matters Linky Party with a final total of 519 Links for a New Record!!! We were definitely doing the happy dance! LOL Because of last week's awesomeness, we are INTRODUCING A SPECIAL SURPRISE for you--be sure to check it out below... It's Memorial Day weekend! Put on your Red, White, and Blue, raise your Flag, sing the Star Spangled Banner and God Bless America, grill up some all-American foods on the BBQ... Share your patriotism and more with us this week. Let's make this party sizzle!

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Daddy Loves You So Much Review/Giveaway

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*Disclosure: I am a Tommy Nelson Mommy and was provided complimentary books to facilitate my review. These are my experiences and opinions yours may differ.*





This book comes at a perfect time since Father's Day is coming up fast. We don't even have plans yet for my husband but my daughter will think of something cute to do for him. This book goes along with another one I gave away not long ago called Mommy Loves You So Much. Moms and Dads both love their children a lot and it is really good to show them that love. This book tells them how dad animals love their young and care for them. 

Importance of Kids Getting Sleep

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*Disclosure: I was provided complimentary samples in order to facilitate my review. These are my opinions and yours may differ*






Toddlers and young kids need a lot of sleep but sometimes do not get the recommended amount. As a baby I would swaddle my daughter to make sure she slept well and was comfortable. As a toddler it is much harder to get her to bed and get her comfortable. That is where HALO SleepSack Big Kids comes in. 



About HALO

HALO Innovations is dedicated to putting the health, safety and well-being of babies first. In fact, over 1,300 hospitals use HALO® SleepSack® wearable blankets through the HALO Safer Way to Sleep Initiative.  The HALO family of products, including HALO SleepSacks and SleepSack Swaddles, SwaddeSure and the best-selling HALO BassinestTM Swivel Sleeper, help children from newborn to toddler age sleep better and safer.


My Tot Clock Gets Your Kids On Track (Giveaway)

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My daughter has no idea what time is or how to tell what time it is. She wakes when she wants and sleeps when she wants. At her age I think it is a great idea to start teaching her to have more of a sense of time.  My Tot Clock is a great tool for young kids. My daughter is so excited that she now has her own clock.



                        
My Tot Clock is a clock that has a changeable face plate (can purchase others), displays different colors, has an alarm, and many functions. The clock can be used for timeouts, wake up, and even encouragement. There are 5 colors as you can see on the box.

  • Yellow (looks more orange to me)- Wake time
  • Red- Timeout
  • Light Blue- Nap time (what's that??) 
  • Blue- Bed time
  • Green- Encouragement time 
My daughter knows some colors so the clock is easy for us to use. It even came with a cartridge that goes in the back. This cartridge contains bed time music and stories and wake up music. The wake up song is if you're happy and you know it. It is my one of my daughters' favorite songs.  You are able to purchase other cartridges as well. 

Home Matters Linky Party #37

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Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends.

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 Can you believe we are half-way through May? Summer is almost upon us. Thank you for joining us at the Home Matters Linky Party. We are looking forward to what you have to share with us this week. Invite a friend to party along... We have some exciting news from one of our co-hosts--Melissa from Adventures of Frugal Mom. Her daughter, Mikaela, and the Goldsboro High School Soccer Team are off to the first round of State high school playoffs! We're rooting for you... GO COUGARS!!! Now, let's feed on the excitement, and get to partying! Can we break that illusive 400 links GOOOOOOOAL? We've come very close in the past; let's make it happen!

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May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

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Approximately 54 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass, putting them at increased risk for osteoporosis. And that osteoporosis is responsible for over 2 million broken bones each year, a number that’s likely to increase to 3 million by 2025.  May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month and I am happy to partner with Adora calcium supplements. 

God Bless My Boo Boo Review/Giveaway

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*Disclosure: I am a Tommy Nelson Mommy and was provided complimentary books to facilitate my review. These are my experiences and opinions yours may differ.*




Does your child get hurt often or are you scared to let them do something because they may get hurt? This book is the book for you if so. I am always scared to let my daughter do things where she may fall or get hurt. I know boo boos will happen but if I can prevent them I will. In my house if a boo boo happens mommy or daddy kisses it. I can honestly say I have never thought about telling her God will make it better. This is something I really need to work on!



Mommy Loves You so Much Review/Giveaway

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*Disclosure: I am a Tommy Nelson Mommy and was provided complimentary books to facilitate my review. These are my experiences and opinions yours may differ.*






Get ready for cute book overload. Mommy Loves You So Much is a very cute book. It teaches children how much their mother loves then and what she would do for them. The book has really great illustrations that keep your child wanting to read the book. My daughter is a busy body and usually does not sit still unless she likes the pictures. 


Balance Bar Summer Shape Up Review/Giveaway

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*Disclosure: I was provided complimentary samples in order to facilitate my review. These are my opinions and experiences and yours may differ. Post may contain affiliate links.*




Summer is coming up fast and I know I want to be ready for it. I am working hard on getting myself healthier. Well really I just need to lose weight but I have a hard time with snacking and finding healthy snacks I like. That is where Balance Bar comes in. These bars make great snacks anytime of the day and are healthy. I was sent some to try out and have some tips for getting more balanced this Summer.



As an on the go mom I do find it hard to stay balanced. 43% of Americans say they feel most balanced in the Summer and 61% say they feel least balanced in the Winter. 

Keeping Your Grocery Budget In Check

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Keeping Your Grocery Budget in Check (Guest Post)


On average, every household spends a good chunk of money on food each month. Captain Obvious will tell you that every human being needs food on a daily basis in order to survive. However, buying in bulk can often leave you broke, at least until the next paycheck. How do you keep your belly full without breaking the bank? I mean, there is such a variety of foods screaming “buy me!” that it is just so difficult to say “no”. Once you enter the store, the temptations of the food industry seem to put a spell on you and you can't leave the place without buying a few extras just in case. Oh, look! There is a discount on broccoli! Yup, that is how it all starts. But before you blow your budget, think twice. Isn't it better for you to steer clear of some foods? Do you need all of the products you want to buy? Wait, what did you go out shopping for in the first place? It is time to put a stop to random, impulse buys. Check out these tips to keeping your budget in check.


Easy Fish Tacos

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I really like fish tacos and when I found out I could make them just as good as take out at home I was happy. They only require a few ingredients and are pretty quick to make.




Fit Snack Box Review

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*Disclosure: I was provided complimentary samples in order to facilitate my review. These are my opinions and experiences and yours may differ. Post may contain affiliate links.*


This post is long overdue. I have been sent a few boxes and then was not able to get my review up. I am showing you items today from two boxes. Fit Snack is a company that provides subscription boxes full of healthy yummy snacks. I am a subscription box lover but this is one of my favorites. 








There were way too many snacks to even list out but you can see everything from two months of boxes in the pics above. There were tons of snacks and I loved all of them. One of my favorites was the Svelte french vanilla protein drink. It was so yummy! If you would like to subscribe or learn more about Fit Snack please use the links below. From now on I will keep up and get you better reviews on items in the boxes!

Fit Snack Website
Fit Snack Facebook
Fit Snack Twitter
Fit Snack Pinterest
Fit Snack Instagram

National Mom's Night Out Party

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Every mom needs a night out once in a while. I was so happy to be part of this year's National Mom's Night Out. I was provided with some great goodies to host a fun party. 



Party materials included:
  • Chex mix
  • Cheez its
  • Bicycle playing cards
  • Sunkist candies
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Dailys frozen cocktail mix
  • Small cups
  • Photo print paper
  • Wine glasses
  • Paint
  • Napkins
I was also sent some bags to set up goody bags for guests. This was one of my favorite parts.


Digital Media Academy Has a Great Summer Deal

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Great camp for your kids this Summer! Kids and teens learn computer programming, app development, 3D modeling, robotics, graphic design, filmmaking, and much more. DMA summer camps are one or multiple week experiences taught by industry experts and tech professionals. Campers get hands-on experience creating projects using the latest hardware and software from Apple, Canon, Adobe, and more. 
Save $75 off summer camps at Digital Media Academy with code TECHSUMMER at www.DigitalMediaAcademy.org. Sign up for multiple weeks and save big! Campers save $125 for each additional course they register for. Register by May 31 to #CreateTheNext best-selling app this summer!

Questions? Call 1(866)656-3342 to speak with a Guest Service Representative or email info@digitalmediaacademy.org and mention the US Family Guide Special Offer




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Catching Cassidy Book Tour/Giveaway

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NEW HARBORSIDE NIGHTS is a sexy, hot, and evocatively real New Adult Romance series that follows a group of friends who have known one another for years as “summer” friends, and now come together after college to build their lives. They’re tough, edgy, and accepting—most of the time. This series is written in the loving, raw, and emotional voice readers have come to love by New York Times & USA Today bestselling, award-winning author Melissa Foster.

Wyatt Armstrong never imagined that instead of celebrating his college graduation, he and his twin sister would be dealing with the death of their parents. Then again, Wyatt had never been one to think past tomorrow. He heads to their summer home in Harborside, Massachusetts, with his best friend Cassidy Lowell in tow, to deal with his parents’ death and to try to figure out his next step.

Six foot two, infuriatingly handsome, and flirtatious, Wyatt Armstrong has always been there for Cassidy, helping her pass her classes and fend off unwanted advances, while driving her insane with his one-night stands—but that’s what best friends are for, isn’t it? Having each other’s backs. There was never any doubt that she would accompany him to his family’s summer home—but she never expected to begin seeing Wyatt as more than a friend. Or has she been ignoring her feelings all along?

It’s impossible to ignore the sizzling heat between them as Wyatt and Cassidy get even closer, but Cassidy knows Wyatt’s past, and she has a real job to begin in the fall. Wyatt may be a sure thing for the summer, but Cassidy needs more. For the first time in his life, Wyatt is forced to look toward the future if he doesn’t want to lose the one woman who’s shared his past and owns his heart.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

“Catching Cassidy was laugh out loud funny, heartwarming, sexy, and hands down one of my favorite reads so far this year!” — #1 NYT Bestselling Author of The Bet – Rachel Van Dyken

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