Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ultimate Blog Challenge


I'm taking the Ultimate Blog Challenge. Every month I think 'I'm going to post every day.' I might be good for 2-3 days and then I get stuck. Well now I have to be accountable. I have a few ideas but if you have any suggestions I'd love to hear them. Or just wish me luck! Thanks!

You can join me on this challenge here.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Big June Giveaway

Hosted by Feisty Mom
It's June already! Time for our Big June Giveaway! Bringing you prizes from some great sponsors valued at over $150! Please take the time to visit each sponsor and thank them for donating to this giveaway. We've got some great prizes up for grabs!
Here are some coupon codes you can use right now!
Use Coupon Code FEISTY10OFF for 10% off at Simply Glittered
Use Coupon Code BLOG20 for 20% off at Crocheted Design
Use Coupon Code GrandOpening20 at Southern Girl Prints
Prizes:
$10 credit for Simply Glittered
4th of July Wreath from Wreathes & Things
Small Metro Jar from Sensual Delight Scents
DIY digital customized 3 pack wedding suite from Southern Girl Prints
$10.00 credit to The Traveling Classroom
2 Coupon Codes from Crocheted Design
$10 gift code for Itty Bitty Clay Creations
Hair feather headband from Glitzy Glamour Girls
$10 gift code from Cali Couture Tutus & More
$10 gift code from Chelldon’s Inspired Designs
Neon Bow Set, Nautical Bow Set, Wine Glass Set from Bows by Chelsea
Key Fob & Cosmetic Case from The Quilt Handler
This Giveaway is open to U.S. only. Please enter using the rafflecopter form below. Good luck everyone! Giveaway will run from 6/10-6/28. All winners must reply within 48 hours of winning. ALL entries will be verified. I keep a list of all entrants that do not enter correctly. It's not fair to those that do.
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Thursday, June 6, 2013

$200 Melissa and Doug eGift Code Giveaway



Summer weather is here! Melissa & Doug has all kinds of great toys for you to help keep the kids entertained for the summer. You can get toys for all ages including classic toys, tents, sand toys, puzzles, art & craft, plus more!
Our summer break starts next week and I am excited to spend more time with my boys. I know we will be going to the pool and the park a lot more. We are also getting a visit from my mom. What are some of your plans for the summer?
Not only do you have the opportunity to win this giveaway but you can also head on over to the Melissa & Doug on Facebook fan page and then click on the Play to 250k Sweepstakes tab to enter the Play to 250,000 Fans Sweepstakes.
Each time their fan base grows by 1,000 fans, a fan will win a selection of Melissa & Doug toys. Plus, when the Facebook page reaches 250,000 fans, all fans will receive a special gift. WOW!!
If you are curious about what real moms thinks about Melissa and Doug toys, you can read these reviews:

One lucky winner will receive a $200.00 eGift Code to Melissa & Doug!

Giveaway ends June 27, 2013 at 11:59pm, open to US only, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
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Disclosure: By entering this giveaway you agree to receive email communications from Melissa & Doug. I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Three Moore Boys is not responsible for prize shipment.
This event was organized by MomPoweredMedia please contact tina@babycostcutters.com with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Fun New Auction Site


I'm always on the lookout for a way to save some money. About 7 months ago a came across Listia. It's an auction site that uses credits instead of cash. I've been able to get jackets and clothes for both Mr. O and Mr. R. Several new and used games that I am looking forward to playing on family game night. I also discovered ATC's (Artist Trading Cards). I've made a few and listed them myself. In fact I have a couple the I just listed if you want to take a look.




What are some way you save money for your family? What do you do to be creative?

Saturday, June 1, 2013

ABCMouse.com Giveaway

Welcome to the ABCMouse.com Giveaway!




Co-Hosted by: The Parenting Patch


Does your child need practice with his or her letters, letter sounds, and numbers? Do you want to prepare your young child for school but you can’t afford the high cost of a quality preschool? Try ABCMouse.com!




My boys love when they get to play games on the computer. It's even better when they are educational! ABCmouse.com seems like the perfect combination!

ABCMouse.com was generous enough to give Mommy Knows What's Best a free subscription to the site to review. Read her review here



Right now, you can get one free month of ABCMouse.com. Get started here >> ABCmouse.com-Online Preschool-Kindergarten-First Month Free-Click Here!

Want to be in the know about ABCMouse.com? Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

ABCMouse.com was generous to provide a second free code for a year-long subscription for our readers! Want to win a FREE 1-year subscription to the site? Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below.

Good luck!!

This giveaway runs from June 2nd -June 23. You must be 18+ to enter. US Only. The winning entry will be verified. The subscription code will be emailed to the winner from MommyKnowsWhatsBest@gmail.com

Three Moore Boys was not compensated for this post. This post may contain affiliate links. 


ABCmouse.com Review and Giveaway

ABCmouse.com Review and Giveaway


ABCMouse.com is a subscription-based educational website for kids age 2 to 6. This site is easy enough for even the youngest computer users to play games and do activities that will help them begin the journey into reading and other kindergarten skills. Kids earn points when they play games or complete an activity, which they can "spend" at a pretend online store. There are also no ads either!

From the colorful kindergarten classroom homepage and learning zoo, to interactive books and songs, there are so many choices here that most pre-school children will be able to come back to this site and find something new to do and learn every time. Even I couldn't believe how many different activities their were. My 4 year old was showing me around!


  • For ages 2-6
  • 450 lessons
  • 3000+ learning activities
  • The lessons are broken down into 6 levels.  
  • Each level includes 4 Subjects: Reading, Math, The World Around Us and Art & Colors.  

Preschool (Ages 3+):

Level 1- 410 Learning Activities

Level 2- 425 Learning Activities

Pre-K (Ages 4+):

Level 3- 452 Learning Activities

Level 4- 535 Learning Activities

Kindergarten (Ages 5+):

Level 5- 655 Learning Activities

Level 6- 631 Learning Activities

When your child finishes an activity or lesson, they will earn tickets.  The amount of tickets, depends on how difficult the activities/lesson is.  They are then able to spend the tickets in the shopping center.  Then they are able to go to the shopping center and buy things with their tickets.  There is a Pet Store where they can buy animals and stuff for the animals cages, etc.  There is also a clothes store, where they can purchase new clothing for their Avatar, etc.

Here are some of the great features at ABCmouse.com!

The bedroom

Map

Classroom


Parents Homepage

Basics


Our Experience:

We had a lot of fun with ABCmouse. It was an honor to work with them. My 4 year old was extremely excited to get started. She has improved greatly since we began. Even my 3 year old has show progress! He is delayed a bit. So this program is definitely giving him the push he needs. I'm not sure if he will be ready for Pre-K in the fall, but I know I can count on ABCmouse to help get us moving. 

It was a slow start, as they had to get used to using a mouse. But it has been an easy journey since. They are both learning to read now and can tell me all of the letters in the alphabet by reading them! Even some small words! It is so surprising that a simple online program can help improve their skills so greatly. My 3 year old is not developing as fast as I would like, so it was a shock at how well he can read. He doesn't talk much yet, but he can tell me what numbers and letters are now. It is simply astonishing. I am so pleased to have had the chance to review ABCmouse with them. It has now became a staple with our family. I will use it with all of my children. The commercial is also really catchy. My 4 year old is always repeating it. haha

I also love the reward process that they have. For completing activities on the learning path they can receive tickets. There is also a coin based reward, which they can use to "purchase" pets, supplies and fun things for their virtual bedroom. 


Have you tried ABCmouse
Such a great way to keep your childrens' minds ready for the upcoming school years! What do you think you think your child would like best about ABCmouse.com?

Want to win a year of ABCmouse.com? Just enter using the rafflecopter form below! This giveaway is open WW, but you must be 18+ to enter. 
 Open 5/31 - 6/15


So Sew Mama, Three Moore Boys and the participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. So Sew Mama received a free sample. All views are 100% her own. Facebook, twitter and pinterest are not affiliated with this giveaway. I am not responsible for sponsor prize fulfillment.