Kawaii Box Review and Giveaway

Written by lyricsmama on June 29, 2016 – 11:53 AM -

Kawaii Box

One thing we love in our family is subscription boxes. It’s fun to get a surprise in the mail every month, you never know what you’re going to be surprised with.

Recently we were sent a Kawaii Box. My girls are big into Japanese culture, anime and candy. So they were pretty excited about checking out the Kawaii Box.

Check out the unboxing below with the help of my girls and their friend….

Kawaii = anything cute! The products in the box were loved by all 3 of the girls, and they’d love to get more each month, they’re hooked!

To get your subscription or to find out more about the Kawaii subscription box, visit their website at kawaiibox.com. Each Kawaii Box runs $19/month with FREE shipping worldwide.

Interested in checking out the Kawaii Box before buying? Check out the giveaway widget below to enter to win your own Kawaii Box.

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Father’s Day Gifts From Best Buy – Make It A Virtual One!

Written by lyricsmama on June 17, 2016 – 4:00 PM -

Samsung Mobile Gear VR

June seems like it’s flown by, and before we know it, IT’S FATHER’S DAY!! Scrambling to find a gift I tell you, it almost slipped my mind. My hubby is an amazing father to our girls, and works hard to be able to give us what we need and want. I had to find something special for him for his Father’s Day gift, and thankfully I did. Just In Time!

Are you still looking for that perfect gift for your dad or husband? Head over to Best Buy and check out the Samsung phone + Gear VR Bundle, it’s the perfect Father’s Day gift any dad would love, and can enjoy!

Check out my husband playing the game Sisters on the Samsung Gear VR below…

The Samsung Gear VR lets you play some really fun games, watch movies, chat with friends and so much more! My husband is a gadget geek and absolutely loves it, in fact, so does my daughter, check her out playing Sisters are well.

The Samsung Gear VR isn’t just for games though, you can also watch movies and TV Samsung Mobile Juneshows on things like Netflix. No one wants to watch the movie you’re watching? No problem, slap on the Gear VR and watch your movie all to yourself, it’s like your own personal theater!  Still a little confused as to why the Samsung Gear VR is such a fun and great gift for dad?  Check out more information here.

The Samsung Gear VR is compatible with the following devices:
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+.

This is such a great product for Father’s Day and from now until June 18th Best Buy is offering a FREE Samsung Gear VR, PLUS $50 of Virtual Reality content with purchase or lease and activation of select Samsung Smartphones. You can check out the deal on Bestbuy.com.

Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dad’s out there, and I hope that you get a virtual gift you’ll enjoy!  Just remember, sometimes, to share that awesome gift with your kids and wife, they’ll have a blast with it too!

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
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Girl Power! Check Out DC Super Hero Girls on YouTube – Giveaway

Written by lyricsmama on March 1, 2016 – 8:15 PM -

DC Super Hero Girls

Superheroes are big with the kids these days, ok, who are we kidding, they’re big with adults too. Unfortunately, most of the more popular characters are boys/men, so who are the superheroes that the girls can look up to?

If your kids are looking for action-packed girl power, look no further than DC Super Hero Girls. DC Entertainment’s latest animated series features a dynamic group of Super Heros on their journey of discovering the power of their unique abilities and friendships. What I love is how dynamic the characters are, from strong and fearless to edgy and fun; there is a character for everyone.

Having two girls of my own, one who is super into comics and superheros I think this is a great series to show girl power and how strong females can be in this world today and in their own lives.

DC Super Hero Girls

Check out the online experience your kids can have as well on the DC Super Hero Girls Website where your kids can play games, download free printable activities and more!

The DC Super Hero Girls YouTube channel makes it easy for kids to watch their favorite characters, on-demand, and from any device.

How would you like to win a $100 Visa Gift Card thanks to the new DC Super Hero Girls show on Youtube! All you have to do is enter via the rafflecopter widget below and be sure to tune in to the DC Super Hero Girls show with your kids.

Good Luck!

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Let’s Talk Bladder Leakage with Poise…

Written by lyricsmama on February 29, 2016 – 12:19 AM -

Having kids can be scary, I’m not talking about raising them, financially affording them or even parenting correctly. What I’m talking about is the havoc that childbirth can do on a woman’s body. It sucks, plain and simple. Would I give it all up to not have kids and have the body I had before, that functioned properly? Absolutely NOT! I love my girls, and love that I have them, but that’s the breaks, you have kids, you have some things that just don’t work quite the same anymore, and that includes your bladder.

Poise Thin Shaped Pads

Light bladder leakage is a huge problem for women, especially after having kids, but I’ll be honest, it’s also a problem when you’re a diabetic like me. I pee, A LOT, multiple times through the day, normally it’s more when my sugar is a bit too high, but it really doesn’t help when you already have a little bit of an issue of bladder leakage.

We travel a lot as a family, going multiple places, the last thing I want while traveling is an “oops moment” so I rely on making sure I can have a “Poise Moment” instead. Light leaks are no joke, whether I be traveling, walking or working out, the last thing I want is an unwelcomed surprise due to a cough, sneeze or just a movement. Sure, this is a personal problem, but it’s one many women have, and one we should talk about.

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I make sure, that no matter what, I can go on about my everyday life without worry, thanks to Poise Pads that I can purchase at Kroger. At the gym, I don’t have to worry about running away from the issue, I can get my sweat on, and workout in without the worry of an “Oops Moment” happening to me, especially in a public place.

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Light Bladder leakage didn’t just happen, in fact, it didn’t start happening to me until this year, that’s a whole 12 years after the birth of my first child, and 10 years after the birth of my 2nd. I tend to think since becoming a diabetic, and having to just go a lot more my wall broke down and said, lady, you’re lucky you went this far…. Poise has come about and has been a life saver in so many different situations.

I remember laughing at my mom, when she had this issue many years ago. She laughed too hard and BOOM, and “Oops Moment” and we (as kids of course) laughed our heads off. Thanks to Poise, my kids won’t have to endure that moment when I exclaim “shoot, I pee’d a little” because I have the discreet protection on my side.

Don’t worry about thinking everyone will know, Poise has size options for everyone, but also has the thin shaped pads which are perfect for being discreet, as well as comfortable, clean and fresh. I’ll always have an extra on hand in my bag to carry with me at all times!

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Light Bladder Leakage is something that no one talks about, it’s time that we stand up as women, and help each other acknowledge that yes, it happens, you’re not the only one with that problem, and there’s a way to help. If you have bladder leakage head to your local Kroger store and check out the Poise Thin Shaped Pads that can be worn daily, while allowing you to feel confident, clean and comfortable.

You can find out more information by visiting Poise.com, Poise on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. You can also find your nearest Kroger on their Website, and also visit them on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Click here to save $1.00 on any Poise Liner or Pad, 30-66ct at Kroger until March 13, while supplies last

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“He Named Me Malala” on the National Geographic Channel 2/29 #WithMalala

Written by lyricsmama on February 24, 2016 – 9:30 PM -

He Named Me Malala

Many of us know the name Malala Yousafzai, but what exactly do you know about the story of this 18 year old activist?

Malala campaigned for girls education in Pakistan, because of her voice and campaign she was attacked by the Taliban who shot her, and she almost lost her young life. She has since recovered and even though being shot and almost dying, she has not let this scare her into giving up. Malala continues to campaign and has become the voice for many girls and women as she gives uplifting speeches, and has even received the Nobel Peace Prize.

HE NAMED ME MALALA: Malala Yousafzai at the Kisaruni Girls School in Massai Mara, Kenya. May 26, 2014. Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures.© 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved 

HE NAMED ME MALALA: Malala Yousafzai at the Kisaruni Girls School in Massai Mara, Kenya. May 26, 2014. Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures.© 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

 

The film He Named Me Malala directed by Davis Guggenheim follows the life of Malala and tells her story and gives us more insight into who she is, who her family is, and her life under the Taliban.

Malala’s main influence as we find out is her father, who also campaigns for education and even has his own school in Swat Valley. Malala was named after a story of an Afghan female warrior who rallied local Pashtum fighters in the 1880s against British troops in the Battle of Mainwand. She led them to victory, but sadly was shot in the head. Since Malala was shot, her and her family have since moved to England.

HE NAMED ME MALALA: Malala Yousafzai at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. July 12, 2013. Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures.© 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved HE NAMED ME MALALA: Malala Yousafzai at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. July 12, 2013. Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures.© 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

 

Although Malala is an amazing individual and a great role model for girls and women, we find out through this film that she really is just a regular teenager who has the same issues and problems as other 18 year old girls. As any teenage girl, moving to England is a big adjustment, and her mother speaks about this during the film.

Davis Guggenheim does a great job in bringing together Malala and her namesake Afghan warrior to help us understand who she is, and how her father sees her taking up and looking as her namesake.
Malala tells us that her father only named her Malala, he did not make her Malala. She appreciates and recognizes the importance of her father and the rest of her family but takes responsibility for her own choices and life. A great message for girls to hear!

Malala’s life, and her story is incredible, and something all young girls should see this Monday February 29th as National Geographic premiers the global broadcast of He Named Me Malala at 8pm ET / 7pm CT.

 

About the Movie:
HE NAMED ME MALALA is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman) shows us how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide. The film gives us an inside glimpse into this extraordinary young girl’s life – from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love for education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN, to her everyday life with her parents and brothers.

You can visit the He Named Me Malala movie website, follow on Facebook, or follow the hashtags #HeNamedMeMalala and/or #WithMalala on Twitter.

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for 20th Century Fox. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
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