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{Book Review} Shimmer & Splash: The Sparkling World of Sea Life

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Shimmer & Splash: The Sparkling World of Sea Life - Over 200 marine species are beautifully illustrated and accompanied by fascinating descriptions and facts such as size, weight, length, and where you can find these sea-dwellers. 

Arnosky’s  award-winning nature books delight children, parents, and teachers alike— and Shimmer & Splash captures the endless variety of spectacular aquatic creatures, which include stingrays, dolphins, blue marlins, man-o-war, swordfish, a green moray eel, manatee, and a great white shark, along with many true-to-life size illustrations of fish and the teeth of a variety of sharks. This book is perfect for the marine-biologist-in-training or anyone who is fascinated by all creatures of the sea. 
My boys loved every single fact and illustration of Shimmer & Splash. They spent hours looking at each creature, as they just loved the colors and vibrant life like drawings! I enjoyed reading to them abut the manatees, and blue marlins, as each were so …

{Friday Sneak Peek} Disney's Planes Trailer 2

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From above the world of “Cars” comes “Disney’s Planes,” an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty’s not exactly built for racing—and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar.

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Disney’s PLANES releases in theaters everywhere 
on August 9th!




Vlogging Mommies - Thoughts On My Graduation

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It's Thursday let's talk about YOUR graduation! Did you earn a recent certification or advance your education? What did it feel like to graduate high school or college? When was the moment you felt the hard work was all worth it? 
In the comments below, share with us your thoughts!

Next Thursday let's talk about plans for the Summer! Are you traveling? Taking a family vacation  What is on your Summer  check off list? Share with us how you plan on having fun in the sun, as we count down the days till Summer!


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Check It out: Monsters University - "First Morning"

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Do you recall the first time you woke up at college? Did you secretly miss home? Did you find out that your roommate sleep walks or has a strange morning routine? Just imagine if you were a Monster, at Monster University!?! Add a few extra limbs, talents, or freaky colors...and just imagine what your roommate might look like in the morning! I am so excited to share this new clip with you, as we count down to June 21st! Enjoy!


Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) was a little monster, he has dreamed of being a Scarer-and he knows better than anyone that the best Scarers come from Monsters University (MU). But during his first semester at MU, Mike's plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan, "Sulley" (voice of John Goodman), a natural-born Scarer The pair's out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University's elite Scare Program. To make matters worse, they realize they will have to …

Wordless Wednesday - Honor and Reverence

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{Giveaway Closed} Barely There CustomFlex Fit® Mix & Match Prize Pack!

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Congratulations to Linda R. who was randomly selected as the winner!  Thank you to all who entered!
As we countdown to summer, I am so excited to host a giveaway on behalf of Barely There®! Have you given much thought to the warmer weather and level of comfort, you might need as you head outdoors? There are so many CustomFlex Fit®  options, colors, and styles available this season, and I am so excited to share them with you!
On a recent shopping trip to Kohl's, I wanted to look for new summer colors and patterns, and was delighted to see so many to choose from! There are new animal prints and bright colors, to add a splash of color to your summer wardrobe! Adding new colors each season, can add a little pep to your step! Even better, I found that the Barely There®CustomFlex Fit® panties were on sale! I bought 6 pairs, in fun flirty colors, and styles. Let's face it, different clothes call for certain cuts and styles, but I never have to worry about panty lines! Just one of the ma…

{Giveaway Closed} Party In The Pits With Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® Path of Destruction

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Congratulation to Chuck N. as he was selected as the winner! 
Thank you to all who entered!

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® Path of Destructionsm
Roars into M&T Bank Stadium 
June 8, 2013 16 of the Biggest, Baddest Monster Jam Trucks to Wreak Havoc in Baltimore, MD
Continuing a tradition of motor mayhem, Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® Path of Destructionsm returns to M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD for a one day only summer event on Saturday, June 8.

Adult ticket prices start at $25 with kids at $10. Total Access Passes and Gold Circle tickets are available on a limited basis. Path of Destruction will kick off with the all-access Party in the Pit from 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., with the show beginning at 7:00 p.m.

M&T Bank, home of the 2013 Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens, is a fitting venue for the nation’s most elite Monster Jam trucks and two world champion drivers to compete. In addition to the jumps, wheelies, donuts, cyclones and freestyle action fans have come to know a…

{Friday Sneak Peek} The Delivery Man - November 22

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Enter the Delivery Man Sweepstakes

An affable underachiever finds out he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity. 
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DELIVERY MAN releases in theaters on November 22!

Vlogging Mommies - Thoughts On My Nephews Graduation

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This Thursday it is time to celebrate the graduates in your life! Have any words of wisdom or advice, prior to them starting a new stage of life? What do you wish for them as they start a new career, high school, or college? Are you over the moon proud of them, and just want to tell them? Share with us who is graduating in your family!
In the comments below, share with us your thoughts!

Next Thursday let's talk about YOUR graduation! Did you earn a recent certification or advance your education? What did it feel like to graduate high school or college? When was the moment you felt the hard work was all worth it? 


 Join us next week, for more fun!

Lone Ranger Exclusive Trailer

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From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the film making team behind the blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “The Lone Ranger,” a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes.  Native American warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.
“The Lone Ranger” also stars Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter.

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THE LONE RANGER rides into theaters on July 3!

Wordless Wednesday - Then He Turned Six

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Happy Sixth Birthday Michael!



{Book Review} The BIG BAD WOLF Goes On Vacation

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The BIG BAD WOLF is back—and funnier (but not scarier) than ever! 

A wolf deserves a vacation too! Bernard, the ferociously funny wolf and clever, cookie-munching hero of Delphine Perret's award-winning book, certainly thinks so. So when he learns that his pal Louis is vacationing by the sea with his grandpa, Bernard wants to go too. He promises not to eat any children along the way (he’s a vegetarian).

Soon they're off on a wacky road trip complete with car seats filled with cookie crumbs and lots of laughs along the way.  The trip culminates with the perfect day on the beach where the three joyfully race into the sea. 
Vacation tips from the big bad wolf: Don’t eat the children (you’ll have no one to play with!)Be kind to Grandma and Grandpa because they buy you ice creamAlways use sunblock and sunglasses on the beach (to prevent pre-mature wolf aging!)Try not to get cookie crumbs on the car seat
My boys loved The Big Bad Wolf Goes On Vacation! My four year old loved the simplici…

Attacking Allergens: Spotlight on Pollen

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My oldest son has suffered from allergies, since he was two. From skin irritation to puffy eyes, we have always sought to "hide," from Spring allergies, but they always seem to find my little guy. I wanted to share the following information, from Claritin about pollen and all the fun things that come along with the Spring fresh air. Wishing each of you relief, and crossing my fingers that your little ones have a mild allergy season, as we count down to Summer.

Attacking Allergens: Spotlight on Pollen

Just like personalities and preferences, sensitivity to allergens tend to differ from child to child. Since the moms in our group have kids that may react to different types of allergens, we're continuing with our series on some of the most common culprits. Let's take a closer look at the allergen that's most synonymous with Spring- pollen- with this excerpt from Airborne Allergens: Something in the Air by NIAID Health Info.
Pollen Allergy
Each spring, summer, and fall, …

{Friday Sneak Peek} Disney's Planes Takes Flight

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From above the world of “Cars” comes “Disney’s Planes,” an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty’s not exactly built for racing—and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar. 

“Disney’s Planes” takes off in theaters on Aug. 9, 2013.


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{Baltimore, MD} Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® Path of Destruction - June 8th

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Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® Path of DestructionSM Roars into M&T Bank Stadium 
June 8, 2013
16 of the Biggest, Baddest Monster Jam Trucks to Wreak Havoc in Baltimore, MD
Continuing a tradition of motor mayhem, Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® Path of DestructionSM returns to M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD for a one day only summer event on Saturday, June 8.

Adult ticket prices start at $25 with kids at $10. Total Access Passes and Gold Circle tickets are available on a limited basis. Path of Destruction will kick off with the all-access Party in the Pit from 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., with the show beginning at 7:00 p.m.

M&T Bank, home of the 2013 Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens, is a fitting venue for the nation’s most elite Monster Jam trucks and two world champion drivers to compete. In addition to the jumps, wheelies, donuts, cyclones and freestyle action fans have come to know and love about Monster Jam, three new trucks are making their debut this summer: ZombieSM,…

Vlogging Mommies - Birthday List

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Happy Thursday, let's talk about your "Birthday List?" Is there something you would like to try or something you would like to do in the next year before you turn another year older? What wild and crazy things would you like to cross of your list? Is there anything new you want to try?
In the comments below, share with us your thoughts!


Next Thursday it is time to celebrate the graduates in your life! Have any words of wisdom or advice, prior to them starting a new stage of life? What do you wish for them as they start a new career, high school, or college? Are you over the moon proud of them, and just want to tell them? Share with us who is graduating in your family!


 Join us next week, for more fun!

Monsters University - Mike and Sulley in New "got milk?" Ad!

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The newest Milk Mustache ad features Mike and Sulley from their days as MU coeds sporting the iconic Milk Mustache!

MIKE WAZOWSKI Mike Wazowski’s lifelong dream is to become a Scarer at Monsters, Inc.—and he’s sure he knows just how to do it. Ever since he was a young monster, Mike’s had his eye on Monsters University, home of the world’s top Scare Program. Now a freshman and hopeful Scare student, he’s well versed in the rich history, theory and technique required to reach his goal, and the little green one-eyed monster has more confidence, enthusiasm, determination and heart than all of his classmates combined. Mike is so determined to succeed at Monster’s University, he’s even got breakfast down to a science: one bowl of Scary O’s with milk. JAMES P. SULLIVAN—“SULLEY” When it comes to Scaring, Sulley’s a natural—his abundant size, fierce roar and family legacy of a long line of high-achieving Scarers make him a shoo-in for the esteemed Scare Program at Monsters University. But from the …

Wordless Wednesday - Brothers in the Sun

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