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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Animated Cartoon Characters:Hype or Heroes in American Popular Culture #cartoons #popculture #kids #heroes #SBSP #TMNT #superheroes

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 10:55 AM 0 comments

Today's cartoon characters are geared toward a different generation than twenty years ago, creating a pop culture craze not just with kids but adults as well. Animated cartoon characters have become iconic in the popular culture world. From “SpongeBob Squarepants” to “The Simpsons”, a child cannot turn on the television without being bombarded with either. These two cartoons along with similar cartoons are so popular there both have full length movies, lunch boxes, and a variety of merchandise geared toward children. What does this say about the way society views these type of cartoons?

 Popular culture views these type of animated cartoon characters as heroes. However, I think it is more popular culture hype. Kids as well as adults are drawn into a make believe world that is made to feel like reality, especially animated cartoons such as The Simpsons. Parents have to ask what value do today's animated cartoons such as “SpongeBob SquarePants” or “Superheroes” have in popular culture or society?

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Something Special for Mom Giveaway Hop-April 27th-May 11th- #SpecialforMom

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 11:00 PM 20 comments

Welcome to the Something Special for Mom Giveaway Hop hosted by the Lindsey Blogs and Viva Veltoro. Mother’s Day will be here before you know it, which is why a group of fabulous bloggers have come together to share gifts and giveaways that are perfect for the special lady in your life - or maybe even yourself! Be sure to hop around to them all, including the TWO Grand Prizes. Viva Veltoro has an amazing gift package for one beautiful Mom featuring products from Cake Maternity, Chewbeads, and Poncho Baby and on Lindsey Blogs you'll find Gift Cards for Jamberry Nails and aka originals hand stamped jewelry.

I am so excited to offer one lucky reader a Worryless Cosmetic courtesy of KMR Communications and Dermaflage . The prize is valued at $50.00. US only. Winner has 48 hours to claim prize.
WorryLess: The 1st and Only Cosmetic That Looks Like Real Skin.
Movie Magic In Your Medicine Cabinet to Erase Worry Lines
Time to toss all those plumping products that promised to work.  Say bye-bye to Botox.  Make room for the only at home anti-frown line product you’ll need from now on – WorryLess.  Worryless is indeed the stuff of movie magic. Developed by Hollywood makeup and special effects artists, it uses medical grade silicone to simulate skin—filling and concealing frown lines between your eyebrows instantly!   WorryLess is the first and only topical dermal filler created to virtually erase glabella lines (the deep vertical lines between your eyebrows).  If it works for A-list actors on high definition film, it will work for you!

All you have to do is enter on the Rafflecopter below. Once you enter, be sure to stop by all the great #SpecialforMom Giveaway Hop bloggers to win great prizes including the grand prize! Happy Mother's Day!

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So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, and the Something Special for Mom participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Choosing the Right Clothes for Your Child's Sensory Needs

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 10:22 PM 0 comments
Have you ever fought with your kid to get dressed? Most of you have, but if your child has sensory perception disorder the war has only begun. Kids with SPD don't like certain things when it comes to clothing. Over-sensitivity to touch and difficulty with motor skills can cause a variety of clothing issues, but if you learn quickly what your child likes and doesn't like you can choose the right clothing.
Three minor additions to your kids wardrobe can become a nightmare and sensory challenge. Buttons, zippers, and tags can drive your child into sensory overload and a meltdown.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

“The Mommy Fashion Show” Giveaway Hop from April 20-May 4, 2015 #MomFashion

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 11:00 PM 32 comments

The Mommy Island

With Mother's Day right around the corner, why not celebrate Mom during “The Mommy Fashion Show” hosted by The Mommy Island and The Kids Did It where you can win awesome prizes including the grand prize!

I'm giving one lucky reader SKLEER Skin Conditioning Gel worth $20. This great skin conditioning gel is great from rough patches and eczema. . To win this great prize just enter on the Rafflecopter below. US only. Giveaway ends May 4th. Winner has 48 hours to claim prize. Once you enter my giveaway, be sure to stop by the other great bloggers in the “The Mommy Fashion Show” Giveaway Hop to win awesome prizes for Mom!

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Disclosure: Parenting with Purpose and the other participating blogs are not responsible for prize delivery, late, or misdirected mail.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Dial® Miracle Oil Hand Soap Review and Giveaway #purexinsider #dialhandsoap #spon

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 8:33 AM 17 comments
Disclosure: "The Dial® Brand provided me with a sample of Dial® Miracle Oil Hand Soap in exchange for a product review.  However, all the opinions here are my own"

There's no doubt that my family and I are a Dial family. I grew up using Dial, my kids used Dial, and now my grandson uses Dial. We're three generations of Dial users and when I got the opportunity as a Purex Insider to try new Dial® Miracle Oil Hand Soap, I was elated! 

NEW Dial® Miracle Oil Hand Soap is the latest Dial® Brand Hand Soap bringing luxury to your hand wash experience. Let the luxurious feel of Miracle oil gently remove dirt from your hands and leave them feeling smooth and refreshed

Awhile back, I tried the new Dial® Miracle Oil body wash and loved it, so I knew what to expect. The scent takes me back to my childhood summers when the scent of vanilla waft gently on the breeze through my grandmother's kitchen. I also knew Dial® would clean my grandson's dirty hands. He's 11 and loves to get greasy and dirty, especially his hands. One squirt of new Dial® Miracle Oil Hand Soap and his hand were clean and smelled fresh.

If you love the scent of vanilla or have a kid that loves to get dirty, try new  Dial® Miracle Oil Hand Soap. One lucky reader will win a coupon for  new  Dial® Miracle Oil Hand Soap, just enter on the Rafflecopter below.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

HIPPITY HOPPITY GIVEAWAY HOP #HippityHoppity April 6th-20th

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 11:00 PM 16 comments

Hippity Hoppity  
Welcome to the Hippity Hoppity Giveaway Hop, brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers & Up All Night Blogging!
 Hosted by Mama Smith’s Review BlogWomen And Their Pretties

Co-Hosted by: Melanie Meditates, EasterBabe's Theory, Muscles & Mascara Blog, Cia Says, So Simply Stephanie, Marilyn's Treats, Our Refuge and Strength, & Life of a Southern Mom   Each blogger participating in this hop has a giveaway with a prize value of at least $15 – and some are much more than that! Be sure to scroll down the whole list and visit them all – there is no limit to how many prizes you can win! There will also be a twitter party on April 14th to go along with this hop with even more chances to win. RSVP for that by clicking here. Good Luck and Have Fun!

Parenting with Purpose is giving one lucky reader an 8oz. jar of Cutis Vita Advanced Skin Revitalizing Cream worth $40. You can see my review on High Heels and Hot Flashes. All you have to do is enter on the Rafflecopter below. Please note: Parenting with Purpose is not responsible for prize delivery. US only. After you enter my giveaway be sure to stop by all the great bloggers for awesome #HippityHoppity giveaways!

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DISCLOSURE: Mama Smith’s Review Blog and Women and Their Pretties are not responsible for any of the prize fulfillment. Each blogger is responsible for providing their sponsor with their winner’s contact information.

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