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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Huggies MomInspired Grant Program #sponsored

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 6:35 PM 0 comments
“Disclosure: The information has been provided by Huggies through MomSelect.”

Huggies MomInspired Grant Program
Is Conducting their Annual Search for Best New Products Inspired by Parents and Babies
Is your little bundle of joy your greatest source of inspiration? Huggies is encouraging innovative parents to apply for the Huggies® MomInspired®Grant Program. The Huggies MomInspired Grant Program – now in its fourth year – is here to help turn those dreams into a reality.
Applications are being accepted at www.HuggiesMomInspired.com now through July 31, 2013

Huggies will award $15,000 grants to up to 12 people to explore and grow their innovative product ideas that help make parents' lives easier. Winners will receive business advice from Maria Bailey, author, radio and TV personality and founder of BSMMedia.com, as well as support from Kimberly-Clark.

The Huggies MomInspired Grant Program is open to anyone who has an innovative baby or child care product or idea – it is not limited to only Moms or women.

Apply Now:
Who- Anyone with an original, innovative and viable new product idea to help make life easier for parents; must be 21 and older and reside in the United States
How- Log onto www.HuggiesMomInspired.com and submit application, including the idea and business plan
When- Now through July 31, 2013
Why- For the chance to receive $15,000 and advice to help start or grow your business idea For more information about all the grant recipients and the program, visit HuggiesMomInspired.com. Grants will be awarded in fall 2013.

Beat the Heat with AMF's Summer Programs-#sponsored

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 12:27 PM 0 comments
Disclosure: I participated in this campaign as a member of One2One Network and am eligible for a prize drawing. All opinions stated in this post are my own.

What family doesn't want to beat the heat? Well, why not go bowling this summer! Our family loves to bowl and it's a great way to stay cool and enjoy family time.

This summer your family can do both!

If you're like my family, there's nothing like a great game of bowling to keep you cool during the hot summer. Why not join in the fun with Summer Unplugged. AMF Summer Bowling is back and better than before with a new way to bowl for free that is sure to be right up your alley!

Summer UnpluggedSpare your kids from boredom (and the heat)! Two free games every day for each child ages 15 and under registered in the Summer Unplugged program* (Shoe rental not included, but they’re worth paying for.) Sign-up here for free bowling all summer long!
Summer Pass- Adults won't be left melting in the heat! An AMF Summer Pass is just $34.95 and includes two games per day for the pass owner and up to three guests ages 16 and up. (Shoe rental not included, but they’re worth paying for.) Sign-up here for AMF's Summer Pass! 

New for 2013:
  • One simple sign-up, no coupons to be emailed or printed! Simply present your membership card or your name at your local AMF center and you're all set to go!
  • Also new this year for Summer Unplugged members is the "Stay and Play" option. Additional games can be added for just $1.49! So if the competition is hot and the weather is hotter, you can keep the strikes coming and stay cool for less!
The Summer Unplugged and Summer Pass programs run May 13, 2013 through September 2, 2013. Members can redeem their bowling games every day from open until 8pm using their membership pass, member ID, first name or other unique identifier. 
With over 250 locations, AMF is where America goes bowling! Find an AMFBowling Center near you!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

#sponsored The Berenstain Bears: Golden Brother Edition and The Berenstain Bears: Golden Sister Edition Review

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 2:48 PM 1 comments
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received The Berenstain Bears: Golden Brother Edition and The Berenstain Bears: Golden Sister Edition from Child's Play to review. All opinions are my own.

Can you believe the Berenstain Bears have been around fifty years? I grew up watching their antics, my children did as well, and now my grandson gets to join the fun! When we received the Berenstain Bears Golden Brother and Sister Edition gift set to review, I was thrilled. I couldn't wait to sit down with my grandson and watch the delightful brother and sister duo.

I love the message each DVD teaches and the way Berenstain Bears come to life. When the gift set arrived my grandson was eager to open them and the first thing he did was take out the plush Brother and Sister Bear. He loves to sleep with them. We watched both DVD's and  laughed at their fun-loving antics. 

The Berenstain Bears is something that never fades with age. They serve as a great message to children and adults as well. All I can say is my family is a Berenstain Bear family!

 Your family can join the fun loving Berenstain Bears whose love, loyalty and humor allow them to overcome any obstacle that finds its way down their sunny dirt road with the DVD release of The Berenstain Bears: Golden Brother Edition and The Berenstain Bears: Golden Sister Edition. The animated comedy will be available exclusively at Walmart and Sam’s Club stores in the U.S. each $19.99 and features a high-quality 10” plush Brother Bear or Sister Bear.

Dial 65K Gold Giveaway plus Dial Body Wash Coupons- #Dial65KGold

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 12:00 AM 33 comments
Disclosure: Purex provided me with Dial coupons in exchange for sharing the Dial Sweepstakes. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

Go for the gold! Dial is giving one lucky  person 65K in gold  and 100 lucky people a years supply of Dial Body Wash. Entering is easy. Just enter on the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win big! Also, I'm giving two lucky Parenting with Purpose readers a coupon for a free bottle of any Dial Body Wash. Just enter on the Rafflecopter below. Contest begins at 12:00:00 PM ET on June 11, 2013 and ends at 11:59:59 AM ET on August 19, 2013. ET. You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry and a legal United States resident (excluding residents of Puerto Rico). Enter once a day!

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Superbook Bible animation airs on CBS Saturdays in June #sponsored #superbook

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 9:21 AM 1 comments
Disclosure: This is information was provided by Mom Select. I received no compensation.

This month, CBS will broadcast Superbook on its CBS-owned stations in major television markets across America.

For three consecutive Saturday evenings, beginning June 15th, Superbook will air on a national television network to an average audience of 1.8 million people for the three-week schedule.

Superbook has won the hearts of children around the world since 1981. And now, with its new award-winning animation series, you can travel back in time with Chris, Joy, and their robot Gizmo on exciting adventures from Creation through Revelation.

Superbook delivers exciting Bible stories using new media that the young generation expects, and enjoys watching again and again.

Check out Superbook.TV where you'll find fun for the whole family. There's also a free devotional that you and your children will enjoy as they learn more about God and the Bible.

Be sure to watch Superbook Saturdays on CBS and support family-friendly programming here in America.

Jack the Giant Slayer Blu-ray Giveaway & Exclusive Blog App- #JackTheGiantSlayer

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 7:52 AM 28 comments
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Information was provided to me by Warner Bros. and Partnershub. I received no compensation for this post.

Warner Bros. is proud to announce the arrival of Jack the Giant Slayer released on DVD & Blu-ray on June 18!

Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing Jack (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of this life to stop them and rescue the princess! 

About Jack the Giant Slayer:
Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing Jack (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of this life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom and its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend... and gets the chance to become a legend himself! Directed by Brian Singer (X-Men, Superman Returns)

Starring: Nicholas Hoult (About a Boy), Ewan McGregor (Star Wars, Moulin Rouge!), and Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones).

The question is... are you courageous enough to rescue the princess? Are you brave like Jack?  Take the quiz to find out!

Celebrate this classic story with NEW content exclusive to the Jack The Giant Slayer Blog App

You have the power! Control the moving GIFs and power the action in the movie with a swipe of your mouse! The Giant Soundboard lets you compose your own mashup of sounds from Jack The Giant Slayer, which your kids will enjoy for hours! Test your bravery and take the How Brave Are You? QUIZ to see if you are as brave as our hero Jack.

• Control the Action! - Move your mouse across the GIFS and take control of action-packed scenes from Jack the Giant Slayer. YOU ARE IN CONTROL OF THE ACTION!
• How Brave Are You? QUIZ - Are you brave like Jack? Do beanstalks and "giant" challenges make you afraid or courageous? Take the quiz to find out!
• Giant Soundboard - Jack the Giant Slayer is filled with epic giant stomps, sword slashes and thunderous sounds! Play with official sound effects from the movie and compose your own "giant hit song"! 

One lucky Parenting with Purpose reader will win a Jack the Giant Slayer Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Ultraviolet (Giveaway open to residents of the USA and Canada). The prize will be sent via FedEx or UPS. No P.O. Boxes please.  All you need to do is enter on the Rafflecopter below.

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Blog Tour: Young Chefs Blog Tour: Young Chefs

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 12:00 AM 0 comments
Disclosure: I received a preview copy for review. All opinions are my own.

Hey kids! It’s time to take charge in the kitchen. Become a young chef as you make your favorite foods and explore new recipes with everything from Game Day Hot Dogs to Lemon Shark Bars. Each recipe tells your parents when help is needed and also includes stories, jokes, and history about the recipes. You’ll be whipping up masterpieces in no time. Let’s get cookin’!

Christina Dymock has done it again with Young Chefs: Cooking Skills and Recipes for Kids. If you have kids then you know how impossible it can be to get them to eat healthy or get them anywhere near the kitchen. Well, that will change when you pick up a copy of Christina's new book. Your child will be transformed into a little chef who can't wait to start cooking.

Here is a brief description of the book:
Kids in the kitchen don’t have to make a mess—as long as they know what they’re doing! Teaching your children how to cook can be daunting, especially when you don’t know where to start. Wipe away your worries with this cookbook made specifically for kids.
Inside you’ll find tips for a variety of cooking techniques, a glossary for common cooking terms, and a book boiling over with recipes written for children such as Peanut Butter Morning Cake, Bobby’s Pork Chops, Pirate Eggs, and Banana Tacos. Along with interesting trivia and a section for needed tools, each recipe outlines which stages require adult help, and each process is broken down into simple, easy-to-follow steps.
Author of 101 Things to Do with Popcorn, Christina Dymock knows the adventures kids can find in the kitchen. Spending cooking time together can only help family relationships. So teach your children the skills found in Young Chefs, and be amazed that your new favorite meals came from the smallest hands.
Meet the Author:
Christina Dymock graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Public Relations. She has been published in Woman’s World Magazine and several Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and she is the author of 101 Things to do With Popcorn. She resides in Central Utah with her husband and four children. You can follow their cooking adventures at teachingyoungchefs.blogspot.com.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

You Were Always in My Heart Review and Giveaway

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 5:16 AM 7 comments
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Tommy Nelson Mommy to review. However, all opinions are my own.


A sweet and adorable story about the blessings of adoption.
You Were Always in My Heart is an endearing tale told from the point of view of a little ladybug, Dot, who happens upon a mysterious bundle one sunny day. Dot goes with the little bundle as she is carried to the place “where babies come to be found” and promises to stay with the little one throughout her journeys toward finding a forever family.
Written by Christian music artist Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife, Mary Beth, this heartwarming tale is inspired by the true story of their adoption of three little girls from China and is a story of hope and faith for all families who have been blessed by a “little bundle of love.”
*Delightful story will resonate with adopted children and adoptive parents
*Celebrates the special gift of adoption
*Helps all children appreciate how much adopted children are loved
You Were Always in My Heart is a story of adoption, but it's much more than that, it's a story about love. I chose to review this book because I was adopted by two very special people and I probably wouldn't be here today if not for them. I also chose You Were Always in My Heart to teach my grandson everyone is special and it takes very special people to love someone else's child.
You Were Always in My Heart is geared for ages 4-7, but in my opinion this is a wonderful book about adoption for the entire family. You Were Always in My Heart retails for $12.99 or you can win a copy by entering on the Rafflecopter below. To find out more about adoption go to Show Hope.

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Friday, June 7, 2013

Shadow Chaser Review and Giveaway

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 10:03 AM 7 comments
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Tommy Nelson Mommy to review. All opinions are my own.


Join part angel Jonah Stone as he faces his biggest challenge yet!
Many months have passed since part angel siblings Jonah, Eliza, and Jeremiah Stone began their angelic training. As part angels, or quarterlings, the siblings joined other children of nephilim to begin honing their special powers.
In this third installment in the Son of Angels series, Jonah’s story comes to resemble a modern-day Job as he’s faced with trials that affect his health, strength, relationships, and most-prized possessions. As he and the other quarterlings prepare for mid-term exams, their powers are tested once again in the most fierce battle against Abaddon’s forces yet. Will Jonah’s faith in Elohim continue to persevere as he fights Abaddon in his hardest battle yet?
Parents today are looking for fiction that makes Christianity and the Bible exciting for their kids. This series is the first Christian answer to Percy Jackson and the Olympians, the Kane Chronicles, the Secret Series, and other middle-grade series packed with action, adventure, and supernatural fights. But the message is solidly based in Scripture, conveying God is always in control.

My nine year old grandson loves adventure and Shadow Chaser provides page after page of on your seat adventure. Although, he started with book #3 in the series, he doesn't feel lost among the pages. If your pre-teen is craving adventure then Shadow Chaser is the ticket to one of the greatest, exciting adventure's they could ever go on and not leave home.

Shadow Chaser
*ages 8-11
*Book #3 in an exciting adventure series that brings spiritual warfare to life for kids in a way that is safe and solidly based in Scripture
*This wholesome and hopeful series stands out in a sea of too-dark titles that deal with the supernatural in ways that often make parents feel uncomfortable

I have great news for my discerning parent's, Shadow Chaser is on sale at Tommy Nelson for only $7.49(retail $9.99) or you can enter to win a copy on the Rafflecopter below. Whatever you choose, your child will get a great book!

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Campus Book Rentals Review

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 7:46 AM 0 comments
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I received compensation for this post.

If you are a parent of a potential college student you know how daunting the cost can be. Besides worrying how you will pay for tuition, you worry about how you will pay for all of those books! Well, worry no more, Campus Book Rentals is the perfect solution to any parent or college students book needs.

Why worry about spending thousands of hard earned dollars when you can take advantage of a great college book resource.

A few of the great perks include: 
-save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
-free shipping both ways
-can highlight in the textbooks
-flexible renting periods

Also, Campus Book Rentals has a great new program called RentBackRentBack is new initiative that allows students to rent the textbooks they own - to other students... which is awesome because it makes them 2-4x more money compared to what they'd make through buyback options! (selling their books back at the end of the semester) Isn't that awesome?!

Another plus to Campus Book Rentals is they donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented. 

So, if you're a college student or parent wondering how you will ever afford books, don't forget to check out Campus Book Rentals for a more economical solution and you'll also be supporting a great charity!

Heaven is for Real for Little Ones Review and Giveaway

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 12:00 AM 23 comments
Disclosure: I received a copy from Tommy Nelson Mommy in exchange for my honest review. However, all opinions are my own.


Heaven is for real, and you are going to like it!
Colton Burpo came back from his trip to heaven with a very important message: Jesus really, really loves children. In an effort to reach even more families with this eternally significant story, Heaven Is For Real is now simplified and told in a board book format for little ones. Young children will receive the same comfort and assurance that so many older kids have received from the picture book.
Beautifully illustrated under Colton's direction, Heaven Is for Real for Little Ones can help parents introduce the concept of heaven to toddlers and preschoolers. It’s never too early to let children know that Jesus really loves them and has a special place for them in heaven!

*#1 bestselling trade book and children’s picture book now available for younger children
*Simplified telling of Colton’s story and child-friendly art encourages little ones that Jesus really, really loves them
*Parents and grandparents can introduce the concept of heaven to toddlers and preschoolers

When I received my Tommy Nelson Mommy Newsletter last month one of the selections was Heaven is for Real for Little Ones . This cute board book is geared toward ages 1-4, but I chose it because I knew my 9 year old grandson would have a lot of questions about Heaven. You see, my daughter, his only aunt recently passed away and I really didn't know how I would explain Heaven to him. Heaven is for Real for Little Ones is the perfect book to explain Heaven to your little ones or even older children who may not understand. It's not complicated and an easy read.
If your child is asking a lot of questions about Heaven or experienced the loss of a loved one then this is a great book to share with the entire family.
Heaven is for Real for Little Ones retails for $7.99 or you can enter the Rafflecopter below to win a copy.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Copperhead Movie Ticket & Signed Poster Giveaway W/ Blog App!

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 1:28 PM 6 comments
Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post. All information was provided by Copperhead to share with my readers.

We are proud to announce the arrival of a Civil War movie unlike any you’ve seen before. Copperhead, a film for the whole family, opening in theaters June 28! Did you know that this year marks the 150 year anniversary of the Civil War & The Battle of Gettysburg? We were all taught about the Civil War in school, but how much do we really know about the challenging stories of the brave families during the era? Mothers, fathers, and children all experienced intense hardship as family members left to fight in combat. 150 years later the timeless stories of families affected by war still remain especially pertinent. Commemorate the 150 year anniversary & keep your kids learning during the summer by catching Copperhead, a Civil War movie the whole family can watch together and talk about! About Copperhead: From director Ron Maxwell, (Gettysburg, Gods and Generals) Copperhead is unlike any other Civil War movie. Far from the Virginia battlefield, it’s the exciting story of Abner Beech (Billy Campbell), a peace-loving but stubborn dairy farmer in upstate New York. He detests slavery, but opposes the war for the sake of the “union.” Abner is neither a Yankee nor a Rebel. He is a Copperhead. This is an extraordinary story of family and community. Learn more: http://www.copperheadthemovie.com  
• Test Your Civil War Knowledge TRIVIA! - Are you a history buff? Love historical speeches, figures, and places? Transport yourself back to the time of the Copperheads and take the trivia to test your Civil War knowledge. Choose your answer before time runs out! 
 • Behind-the-Scenes - Discover how director/producer Ron Maxwell and his team recreated the exact look of the Civil War era. 
• Copperhead Cooking: Recipes PDF - The family dinner table was an important central focus for every household during the Civil War. Celebrate and appreciate the era by re-creating these easy-to-follow recipes with the whole family before watching Copperhead in theaters. Official Copperhead Movie Pack: - Official Copperhead Movie Poster hand signed by Director/Producer Ron Maxwell (Gettysburg, Gods and Generals) (27 X 40) - The Copperhead Official Companion Book [Author: Harold Frederic] - Movie Theater Cash [Valid for 1 Movie Admission] a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Treat 1 Million Card Giveaway

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 1:54 PM 1 comments
Disclosure: I received compensation in the form of a Tiny Prints promo code from Shutterfly in exchange for this post.

 Be the first million to grab your FREE Treat card! To claim one of the first million free Treat greeting cards  just use promo code TRTZ45CC2C 

Offer expires 6/17/2013 (11:59 P.M. PT).  Offer is good for one (1) free greeting card using the code TRTZ45CC2C  at checkout.  Postage may apply.  Customer must be a first-time Treat customer.   Offer is valid for one-time redemption per billing address.  Cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with other offers, discounts, promotions or credits.  Offer is not applicable to previously placed orders.  Offer is only valid on www.treat.comhttps://wiki.tinyprints.com/images/icons/linkext7.gif and does not apply to purchases made from the Treat Cards for iPhone app. Offer is not applicable to Treat Card Club, gifts, or third party or partner websites.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Neocell Arthropet Review

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 9:25 AM 0 comments
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received a bottle of Neocell Arthropet Wafers to review. However, all opinions are my own.

If you're like our family, your doggie is part of your family. Our dog Buddy has been with us three years and we do whatever it takes to keep him well. When I got the chance to review a great new product that might help my precious pets health, I couldn't wait!

Neocell Arthropet Wafers come 60 to a bottle, which was enough for a 60 day supply for my pooch. When I approached Buddy to give him one, boy did he gobble it up! He wanted another one right away. In about a week, I could actually start to see a difference in his health. He was more active and wanted to play more than usual. If your precious doggie is suffering from old age try Neocell Arthropet Wafers and you and your pet will see a difference.

  • Healthy Joints
  • Collagen Type II Formula
  • Plus CMO and MSM!
  • Healthy Skin
  • Eye Health
ArthroPet is an innovative formula that provides chicken cartilage (a natural source of collagen type II, glucosamine, chondroitin and hyaluronic acid), Plus MSM, CMO and Manganese. ArthroPet is a safe and effective natural food supplement.
Suggested Use
As a dietary supplement give one (1) wafer for pets under 50 lbs, two (2) for pets over 50 lbs preferably in the morning on an empty stomach. Allow 20 minutes before feeding.

Pet owners, right now you can save $5 to $10 off a purchase with code CIP001 for first time buyers or you can enter to win a 60 day supply of Neocell Arthropet Wafers by clicking here. US only. Giveaway ends June 16th.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

School's Out Giveaway Hop! June 3-16, 2013

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 11:00 PM 18 comments
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Welcome to the 
School's Out
Giveaway Hop
June 3-16

Each participating blogger is on the linky list below,
so you can hop to each blog and enter each giveaway!
Good luck!

Parenting with Purpose is giving one lucky winner a special treat for their pet. I'm giving away  a bottle of Neocell Arthropet Wafers worth $30.


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