Teach My Learning Kits: Two Kit Giveaway!

Enter to Win a Teach My Preschooler Learning Kit

AND a Teach My Kindergarten Learning Kit

Mommy’s Playbook’s Prize is Sponsored by Teach My

Ahh, Back to School is in full spring here!  Hearing my little school babies talk excitedly about learning, their friends, teachers and everything else is so exciting!  I love seeing their little faces light up!  I can’t express how much watching them grow in their education excites me!  It’s absolutely amazing!

2018 Back to School Gift Guide

We have a ton of other excellent products in our Back to School Gift Guide, many of which you don’t want to miss!  There are also a ton more giveaways for you to check out, enter and win!  We want to help make sure your kid’s get the best products for their education!

Teach My Preschooler Educational Learning Kit #TeachMy #EducationalLearningKits #Curriculum

About Teach My Preschooler Deluxe Learning Kit:

Teach My Preschooler is the multi award-winning all-in-one learning kit for preschoolers age 3 years+. Screen-free, the kit has everything for encouraging reading for kids and teaching preschoolers the basics. Teach My Preschooler is divided into four sections: Reading, Printing, Numbers to 100, Adding and Subtracting. Developed with education consultant, Judith Rowlands, M Ed., Teach My Preschooler is designed to give preschoolers an early head start, develop fine motor skills, encourage parent-child interaction and increase school readiness skills.

Each Kit Contains: Teach My Preschooler Reading Learning Set | Teach My Preschooler Printing Learning Set | Teach My Preschooler Numbers to 100 Learning Set | Teach My Preschooler Math Learning Set

Teach My Preschool Learning Kit Features: 10 Readers | 60 Flashcards | 1 Flashcard Reward Tin | 1 Magic Drawing Board | 72 Print Transparencies & Printing Guide | 101 Train Flashcards | 2 Posters | 1 Add/Subtract Flip-Books | Foam Numbers, Counters and Equation Signs | Teaching Guide | Storage case

Teach My Kindergartener Learning Kit - Deluxe Version from #TeachMy #Curriculum #BTS2018

About Teach My Kindergartner Learning Kit:

Teach My Kindergartner is our newest all-in-one learning kit designed for ages 4+. The kit contains unique and coordinated tools to teach spelling, money, telling time and the year. Your kindergartner can master 100 spelling words, counting money, analog and digital time as well as days of the week, months of the year, dates, years, weather and seasons. Each set in the kit is fully coordinated to encourage matching and repetition. Teach My Kindergartner is designed to be screen-free, one-on-one learning time. The kit aims to promote school readiness and a head start for kindergarten, in just 20 minutes a day.

Each Kit Contains: Teach My Kindergartner Spelling Learning Set | Teach My Kindergartner Money Learning Set | Teach My Kindergartner The Time Learning Set | Teach My Kindergartner The Year Learning Set

Teach My Kindergartner Learning Kit Features: 52 Double-Sided Spelling flashcards (100 Words) | 52 Magnetic letter tiles | Wipe-off spelling board | Wallet & play money | Money flashcards | Wipe-off analog clock | Digital time maker | Wipe-off time book | Date maker | 70 Date, weather & season cards | Wipe-off calendar book | Teaching guide | Storage case

Teach My Learning Kits for After School, Homeschool, and Tutoring Tools. Learn more about Teach My at Mommy's Playbook

TWO GREAT LEARNING PACKS!

This great Back to School giveaway is includes BOTH

Teach My Preschooler AND Teach My Kindergarten Learning Kits!

Enter to win on the easy giveaway form below!

Good luck to all those who enter.

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Mommy’s Playbook Giveaway Rules: This giveaway is Sponsored by Teach My and hosted by Mommy’s Playbook. Winner will receive a Teach My Preschooler Learning Kit AND a Teach My Kindergartner Learning Kit! Victoria and/or Mommy’s Playbook are not responsible for prize fulfillment. By entering this giveaway you are giving the giveaway host and/or event sponsor permission to retain your email address for future communication, you may choose to opt-out of such communications at any time. Please contact Victoria (at) MommysPlaybook.com regarding any questions you have pertaining to this giveaway.

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Parents Treat For Back To School Giveaway

Even parents need a treat when school starts, especially right after the kids are finally dropped off at school.  Whether it be bitter or sweet, these treats will help make your morning better!Parents Treat For Back To School Giveaway #BTS18 @SMGurusNetwork

Welcome to the Parents Treat For Back To School Giveaway!

1 winner

This giveaway is part of our Back to School Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!

Host that put together this giveaway is Michigan Saving and More

My co-hosts for this giveaway are Deliciously Savvy, Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains, Tales From A Southern Mom, Sweet Southern Savings, Giveaway Gator, Saralee’s Deals, Steals, and Giveaways

Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.

Teach Your Child As They Grow Giveaway

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This giveaway’s Sponsor is:

My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream

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Pinch it. Poke it. Squeeze it. Stack ‘em. Roll one to a friend. Sink your teeth in. Wipe the powder from your lips. Feel the sensation changing with every bite. It’s sweet and cool and gooey and great. It’s creamy meets chewy, silky meets soft, delightful meets delectable. It’s a riddle only a tongue can unravel. It’s luscious ice cream wrapped up inside deliciously squishy mochi dough. It’s My/Mo.

My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream

3 6-pack boxes of My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream

See review HERE.

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from this sponsor in the last 12 months. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 8/31/18. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them! Don’t forget to stop by for your daily bonus entries.

Enter below and Good Luck!

 

Raspberry & Almond Delight from Author of Ora’s Gold Charlotte Young

Raspberry & Almond Delight  from Author of Ora's Gold Charlotte Young

Raspberry Almond Delight is brought to you special from the table of Author Charlotte Young. Not only is it one of her favorites, it is absolutely perfect to pair with her book, Ora’s Gold! You’ll love them both!

I love getting favorite recipes from people! Ora’s Gold, by Charlotte Young is a fabulous book and I love that Charlotte was willing to share with us one of her favorite recipes!  I hope you enjoy it and curl up with her book, it is one of the best books I’ve read in quite some time!

 Raspberry & Almond Delight  from Author of Ora's Gold Charlotte Young

Raspberry Almond Delight

Ingredients
  • 5 oz soft butter
  • 6 oz sugar, brown or white
  • 6 oz self-raising flour
  • 6 oz flaked almonds
  • 2 small eggs
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 7.7 oz frozen raspberries (other berries can be used too)
  • A dusting of icing sugar
Method
 
Oven – 180 degrees C/355 degrees F
 
1. Grease a 22cm spring-release cake tin (I use butter but whatever takes your fancy).
2. In a large bowl mix (by hand) all the ingredients together, except the raspberries.
3. Spoon half of the mixture onto the base of the cake tin and use a fork spread out evenly.
4. Add the frozen raspberries to the tin and spread out evenly.
5. Using a spoon and your fingers, take blobs of the remaining mixture and dot over the raspberries. You won’t be able to cover the raspberries completely.
6. Place on a baking sheet and bake for approximately 45 minutes, until firm and slightly springy. Cover with foil if the top starts to burn.
7. Leave to rest for up to one hour, depending on your preference. It tastes delicious warm or cool.
8. Dust a light layer of icing sugar over the top, just before serving.
9. Enjoy!

Wal-Mart.com USA, LLCAbout the Book

If the state had sovereignty over your body, would you fight them for it or would you submit?

18-year-old Ora has always followed the rules unlike her aunt Dione, who is fond of breaking them. When Ora moves in with her, in the middle of nowhere, she discovers the B&B is in fact, a highly illegal birthing centre. Ora doesn’t know where to turn; sooner or later someone is going to die and Dione just won’t listen.

Other Author Recipes:

Rice Pudding from Author Vickie Hall

Chocolate Torte from Author Julie Coulter Bellon

 Biscoff Nutella Cheesecake by Author Jennings Wright

Maryland Party Cheesecake from Author Helen Smith

Quinoa Squash Soup from Author Patricia Fry

Originally posted 2017-07-19 06:46:46.

Difference Between Surviving & Getting Through #everymilemattered #flyby

The Nichole Nordeman may be my anthem for a while.  A great reminder, one which literally sings a reminder that while things may not be fabulous, we are making it.  I don’t know if I am in a place for all of her music to speak to me, but Every Mile Mattered by Nichole Nordeman is just the album for where I am right at this moment.  A bit of inspiration, without any message being thrown in my face, just a selection of songs that remind us to go on, that we aren’t doing terribly.  To be honest, I can’t listen to prosperity Christian music anymore.  If you think God won’t allow us to carry more than we can bare, you’ve clearly been very lucky because I promise you, He will.  One might argue that I’ve gotten through, or am getting through, but those people don’t know the difference between surviving and living.  As a survivor, I carry more than I can bare each and every day, pulling me down to the depths of sorrow by things I didn’t even know were there.  Yet I go on, usually at something resembling an army crawl, because I have no choice.  He gave me more than I could bare, I don’t know what He has in store next but I’m still breathing.

I definitely recommend checking out Nichole Nordeman, especially if you are like me and are drowning under the burden.  We have to do whatever we can to keep moving, giving up is not an option.

Win Yours Below!

Originally posted 2017-07-18 06:56:15.

Easy Tie Laces Giveaway #BTS18 @SMGurusNetwork

Easy Tie Laces Giveaway.  Does your kiddo struggle with shoe tying? These laces make it super easy!  Check them out and enter this awesome giveaway!

Easy Tie Laces Giveaway

Welcome to the Easy Tie Laces Giveaway!

4 winners

Tying shoes can be a pain in the tail, especially on hectic school mornings!  With these laces, you can make it quick and painless, leave the practice to lazy Saturdays!  I think these would be great for school shoes, then we’ll keep them special and clean (hopefully)!

This giveaway is part of our Back to School Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!

Host that put together this giveaway is Michigan Saving and More

My co-hosts for this giveaway are Deliciously Savvy, Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains, Tales From A Southern Mom, Sweet Southern Savings, Giveaway Gator, Saralee’s Deals, Steals, and Giveaways

Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.

Teach Your Child As They Grow Giveaway

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This giveaway’s Sponsor is:

Easy Tie Laces

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Easy Tie laces work by removing the two biggest obstacles in shoe tying, lace confusion and floppy laces.

Shoe Laces

See review HERE.

AVAILABLE ON AMAZON

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from this sponsor in the last 12 months. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 8/31/18. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them! Don’t forget to stop by for your daily bonus entries.

Enter below and Good Luck!

 

Why I Love to Cruise: 5 Reasons YOU Will Too!!!

Hello all, it’s Crystal here!Why I Love to Cruise: 5 Reasons YOU Will Too!!!

 

With summer in full swing I can’t help but think of vacationing. And my new favorite way to vacation is a cruise!
If you have never been on one before I’m going to give you my top 5 reasons why I love to cruise.
  #1 One price for everything. Your room, food and entertainment are a one stop shop therefore you don’t have to do tons of research to figure out how much dough you will need to save up. Of course don’t forget to calculate the costs of getting to port and back. But if you prepay gratuities and research your cruise line of choice there really aren’t any surprises.

#2 Fun destinations! Who hasn’t secretly or not so secretly, as in my case, wished of traveling to other countries? I love to go to new countries and see how they live. It’s very inspiring. I tend to come home with a new outlook on life.

Why I Love to Cruise: 5 Reasons YOU Will Too!!!

 #3 Step outside that box!
When I go new places I like to find at least one way to step outside my comfort zone and try new things. On a cruise there are tons of ways to do that. I sampled new foods. Some were very good, others were not so much. Haha! If you have never been on a cruise make it a priority to eat in the dining room at least once.  But it’s really the highlight of the ship in my opinion. The food is wonderful and at times exotic. The best part is, you can order all you want! Another way to challenge yourself is with excursions.  My two best friends went parasailing on the beach of Cozumel. I’ll tell you one of them had a blast. The other was a good sport while we laughed at the video of her totally freaking out.
Why I Love to Cruise: 5 Reasons YOU Will Too!!!#4 The scenery. Have you ever watched the sun set over the ocean? It’s beautiful. The waters in the Carribean and Mexico are so clear. You can see the fishies as they swim around you. If you love to take pictures like I do, then you will love all the photo ops you can get while on a cruise and in ports.

  #5 Busy, Busy, Busy! There’s always something to do on a cruise. Even if it’s just eating. The food is everywhere and it’s so yummy. The pools are a hot spot, and the shows are super fun. I caught a couple comedians, some Broadway type shows, and even hit up the casino just for fun. I played a whopping $12 haha! There are tons of other activities as well and they occur all day and into the night.
Here is a bonus #6..I love getting dressed up to go to diner each night. As a stay at home mom/writer I don’t get many chances to do that. There is one or two nights depending on the length of your cruise that is fancy wear night. That one was the most fun. Get dressed early and pop down to all the photo ops to have your picture taken!
Why I Love to Cruise: 5 Reasons YOU Will Too!!!
Photo Opp from Fancy Night!

Why I Love to Cruise: 5 Reasons YOU Will Too!!!

I’m ready to set sail today after that, how about you?
If you would like more information about cruising sound off in the comments below. I have lots more information that I can give you.
I would also like to hear what you love to do on vacation, or your favorite things about cruising if you have been.
Check out this sleep mask for the ride to your cruise!

Originally posted 2017-07-12 07:12:51.

Fried Hair? 5 Tips to Keep Your Hair From FRYING!!!

Fried Hair? 5 Tips to Keep Your Hair From Frying! Check Out these 5 tips to help keep your hair healthy!
Fried Hair? 5 Tips to Keep Your Hair From Frying!So often we don’t realize what we are doing to our hair, when we’ve finally fried it we wonder what the heck happened.  It can take a while to narrow down just exactly finally did it.  We’re skipping the questioning part so that we know at least a few causes.  Maybe these will keep us from the inevitable burnout.

When I got the HSI Ceramic Flat Iron to try out, I wanted to make sure that learning to use a flat iron didn’t do my hair in.  My first note of it was that it had adjustable heat, how necessary that is!  It doesn’t take the same amount of hear for every type of hair.  Thinking of stories I’ve heard about flat ironing ones hair back in the day, I definitely don’t want to do that, considering my hair is not at all coarse.  I also love that it has an on and off switch.  No need to worry about unplugging it every single time!

Fired Hair? 5 Tips to Keep Your Hair From Frying!

No More Fried Hair!

  1. Style with a heat temperature to your hair type.  Fine hair will need a lower temperature than those with coarse hair.
  2. When using a flat iron, don’t use it for long periods and make sure you are using a product to keep your hair from burning, the HIS came with a sample of Argan oil. It worked great for me!  Also, don’t hold it in one spot more than 2-3 seconds it’s easy to burn hair!
  3. Use your flatiron on dry hair, never wet or damp!
  4. Don’t use much hairspray before you use your flat iron!
  5. Clean your flat iron periodically with alcohol (once cool)

Got any great tips?

I’m new to this girlie stuff,

would appreciate any you’d like to share!

Originally posted 2017-07-11 14:05:05.

DIY Home: Hanging The Heavy Stuff #BackToSchool

Hanging things is not my gift but with GripIt we no longer have to worry about my decor falling off the wall!Back to School Giveaway Hop

DIY Home: Hanging the Heavy Stuff (& Making it Easy!)

DIY Home: Hanging The Heavy Stuff

Does your hubby have a to do list 10 years long?  Well, maybe not quite ten years as mine does occasionally do things on the list but getting him to hang stuff is not easy.  It makes me crazy.  This is why I am loving Grip It so much!  It is kinda making hanging stuff my thing! Yay!

Enter GripIt Drywall Hanging Kit and the MarXMan Pen!  The hanging kit makes it easy for me to hang things as I am terrible at finding studs and I no longer have to play guesswork with where to nail thanks to the pen!  Just mark it, hang and go!

If you didn’t see my post about another GripIt product with the hilarious story of toilet sitting assault, I highly suggest you read it.  If nothing else, it will give you a really good laugh!  The point of the post is about an easy way to hang your flat screen, but the story will make you laugh until you cry.  It did me, when it happened, when I tell it and even when I wrote it down for you!

I don’t know about you, but I can never find the stud.  If I do, it’s on accident.  I was taught how to do it, but I’ve never really been able to do.  Thankfully I don’t need it with the GripIt Drywall Hanging Kit! It enables you to hang 113 kg (roughly 249 lbs) from your drywall safely!  It’s great for hanging plants and shelves!

 

 

 

The MarXMan Pen can mark almost any surface, including granite, tile, cement, brick, metal, wood and more!  It marks with a removable green fluorescent pigment.  Each pen contains 250 bursts!  Now you can mark the exact spot you need to drill so that there are no more slightly off center holes!

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Win a GripIt Blue Pack & Marker Pen #3


Party On: Great Music to Jam with the Kids!Steam Lab for Kids Science Giveaway @SMGURUSNETWORK #BTS18 @CRAFTYZOO

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Handy DIY Wipes for Pennies! #UnleashTheCleanSquad @VivaTowels @Clorox @Walmart

DIY Wipes for Pennies with @Viva @Clorox & @Wal-Mart!Clorox is a household name, everyone knows it.  Viva however is new to the block, or at least new to my radar.  I picked them up originally because I was couponing and found a great deal.  Now that I’ve tried them, I’m hooked.  It’s funny, I love them so much I’m running around telling people how much they have to try them!  Now with Clorox BLAHBLAHBLAH spray, it’s like the newest all-star team!

 

DIY Wipes for Pennies with @Viva @Clorox & @Wal-Mart!
Viva Paper Towels are even strong enough to scrub the chopping block! Win!

I bought mine at Wal-Mart recently, didn’t even have to go inside thanks to the fabulous pick up they have now!  It’s great for when I have a hundred errands to run because I can place the order in advance, they’ll do all the gathering and then I simply have to pull up and let them know, then my groceries are delivered right to the car!  No worries, no hassle, just on my way!  It’s especially great when the kids have fallen asleep in the back while I’m running around!

 

 

Saving time not enough?  You can also save money on them with ibotta!  If you haven’t tried it out yet, it’s super simple and a guaranteed way to get money back on some of your purchases!  Viva currently has a deal (we are now stocked up on paper towels AND I got a rebate!)  I love using ibotta to have a little extra stashed back for holidays or emergencies!  They pay you directly to paypal in just a few days when you cash out so I know it’s going to be there when I need it!

My favorite use?  Cleaning up the sticky finger messes after watermelon or popsicles, like these amazing Strawberry IcePops! No matter how hard you try, it never seems like you can completely keep the sticky off of everything!  With my DIY Clorox wipes and viva paper towels, clean-up is quick and easy.  I put them in small containers so that I can keep them in my car, ready for any mess, any time.  I will admit, my friends think I’m totally winning life when we’re at the park and I have those handy!

Quick and simple: since Viva are already in half sheets, simple fold again and place in a container, then pour on Clorox Clean Up Cleaner with Bleach and you are ready to go!  I love having them on hand around the house and I don’t have to spend a ton extra on buying pre-made wipes!DIY Wipes for Pennies with @Viva @Clorox & @Wal-Mart!

Originally posted 2017-07-08 11:13:57.

What do these colors inspire in you?

I remember, as a child, how much I loved making stuff. It almost always had a meaning or a reason. My Granny’s would listen intently as I explained whatever I had made and why. As an adult, I understand why they would listen. Initially, I recognized how entertaining the little ones were and then I did the same thing they did, I learned to use the moments as a teaching tool. Whatever they explain, we can use as a lesson. I especially love when they take those and they go to others adding the new lesson to their explanation as their own.  It is both amusing and adorable.

Let the Little Children Come has yet another amazing tool to work with the babies. These Salvation Bracelets are an easy craft to make that the little ones van not only be proud of but also learn from.  These colorful little beads each represent great meaning: yellow, black, red, white and green.

 

The great thing is that teaching them at a young age what the colors represent can also be something they carry with them all of their lives. Imagine being an adult and in a really hard place, seeing some random object colored the same as the beads and being reminded at the perfect moment that God IS there and that HE loves you,  accepts you and is there for you. I could make a hundred mile list of times where I needed that reminder and to feel that great Presence.  Sometimes just knowing isn’t enough, as we let our life problems shade that knowledge, often all the way into darkness in the worst of times.

Obviously, the Sunday school lessons are many with these bracelets. However, I feel that those lessons that could be reinforced at home with them is the most valuable. One can never have too many standing opportunities to teach and remind out little children to go to God. Let the Little Children Come may be a long name for a company but it is certainly a message we will remember.

                                But Jesus said,

“Let the children come to me.

Don’t stop them!

For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.”

Matthew 19:14 NLT

Be sure and check out our Friendship Lesson for kiddos too!  So many lessons running around the Zoo!

Any tips on great lessons?  

We’d love to hear them!

Originally posted 2017-07-06 07:28:46.

Welcome to the Zoo!

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