The Big Book Of Symptoms – A-Z Guide To Your Child’s Health *Giveaway*

Written by lyricsmama on July 22, 2014 – 12:21 PM -

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As a parent, when you have little ones you always have some sort of worry when they get sick or hurt, especially when a ‘first time’ happens. A lot of us run to the computer and Google or run to the phone and call some one we know, or the doctor on call. Most of the time it’s nothing, and we freak ourselves out, especially when it’s late at night and we have no one to turn to, Google can be your friend and enemy at the same time when trying to look up symptoms.

The Big Book of Symptoms is available to help parents in those times of need, you can quickly grab the book out of your bookshelf and instead of seeing the worst of the worst from Google, you get a clear image of symptoms and what might be going on, as well as what action you can take.

The Big Book of Symptoms can help you with minor everyday concerns to more serious conditions, it’s designed to help you, not scare you. From determining bug bites, bee stings, fever, rashes just about everything you can run into with a child.

There’s also a lot of aides in the book to help you calm a colicky baby, help your toddler with sleeping, helping your teens cope with things as well as a first aid guide for emergencies. This book isn’t just for parents of small children!

Edited by two esteemed members of AAP, Steven P. Shelov, MD, FAAP, and Shelly V. Flais, MD, FAAP, The Big Book of Symptoms is an A-Z directory and ultimate guide to over 100 of the most common childhood symptoms from infancy to adolescence.

You can purchase your own copy from Amazon.com or at Barnes & Noble.

One lucky reader from A Wrestling Addicted Mommy will win a copy of The Big Book Of Symptoms for their household. Entering is simple, just use the giveaway widget below, and be sure to complete the mandatory entry for all entries to be valid.

This is a great resource for parents, even with my kids at 8 and 10 I love having this book in our home, it helps out this paranoid mama a lot!

I have been compensated for this post however, all opinions are of my own. Please see my disclosure policy for more info.
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ScoreBig Is Your Source For Those Hard To Find Tickets!

Written by lyricsmama on June 19, 2014 – 9:27 AM -

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If your a parent you know how it is when there’s that newest boy band coming to town for a concert, those tickets are a MUST HAVE for your kids. My house is no exception, however, I really refuse to pay concert ticket prices for an 8 and 10 year old to go see the latest boy band. As much as my youngest daughter wanted to see her favorite group One Direction, even if I wanted to get her tickets, at this point, both shows in Detroit were sold out, and she wasn’t going, which made her very sad.

However, there was a saving grace in our life where I could …. ScoreBig!

ScoreBig allows you to search for the latest concert, sporting event and more in your local area and you can name your own price for your tickets. That One Direction concert, if I don’t want to pay more than $50 a ticket, I don’t have to, I get to name my own price and make an offer if there are tickets available.

ScoreBig is easy to use, you simply search for your area and see what’s available right now. If it’s a baseball game your looking for, you can search through the sports tickets available, and if you’re like me and it’s a One Direction ticket your on the hunt for, simply check out the music tickets available.

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I was amazed that I actually could find One Direction tickets available, and there were a few options of tickets that I could choose from. You can purchase tickets based on the seating area, and/or price point you’d like. I found tickets for $53 available, being that my daughter is 8 there’s not a whole lot of expectations on seating for her, she’s just happy to go, so at this price point, this was in upper level seating which was fine with me. I hit the quantity of tickets that I wanted to purchase, and was lucky that 2 were available, I then ‘offered’ my price of $50 per ticket. ScoreBig will then tell you the chances of getting your tickets for that price. Next, you’ll put in your credit card information (which is not charged if your offer isn’t accepted).

Before I found this most recent offer, I had tried a few times before for higher priced tickets, still offering $50 a piece, and did get rejected, my credit card was NEVER charged, however, this time I got lucky and my offer of $50 ($100 total) was accepted!!! I was now going to be the best mom ever and take my daughter to her very first concert to see her favorite guys ever!

I found out my offer was accepted in a timely manner, (really it was almost instant) and I got a surprise of a discount where my tickets came out to be even less than what I had offered, which was a welcome surprise.

Once my credit card was charged, I got an email confirmation about my ticket purchase and a few days later, my tickets were in hand, Fedex delivered them right to my home.

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What I also love about ScoreBig is that there were NO additional fees on my tickets! I wanted to spend $100, that’s all I spent, in fact, I even spent less!

I’ll be using ScoreBig for a few more concerts this summer I’m sure, I love how it works, and how I can pick what I want to pay for the concert without fees and hassles.

See what tickets you can score by visiting ScoreBig.com or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

I was provided with a code to use on ScoreBig in return for my honest review, all opinions are of my own. Please see my disclosure policy for more info.
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TunnelBear Allows You To Roam The Internet Abroad

Written by lyricsmama on June 9, 2014 – 5:54 PM -

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Besides blogging, besides wrestling, I love to travel! In fact we’re probably traveling most of the summer to various places, locally and internationally. Ok, well maybe not so internationally. Do you consider Canada international? Thing is, that’s where I’m originally from, so you’ll catch us up there quite a bit, however, one issue heading up there, is always our online communications. Unless we’re at my parents, or connect to a free public Wi-Fi, we’re pretty much SOL and on our own.

A lot of times, traveling to Canada, or just around the USA we often use a VPN (Virtual Public Network) whenever we’re using shared or public Wi-Fi. Just a little way to protect ourselves even more if we’re doing ‘personal’ things online. Another reason we use a VPN is that it allows us to use things like Hulu, Netflix, the WWE Network, Spotify and Pandora when we’re in Canada, because they’re either not available there, or like Netflix is totally different. So when we want to connect to our American Networks normally we use a VPN.

I was recently introduced to a different VPN from what I normally use, TunnelBear. I love the way it looks and works, very minimal, and streamlined.

TunnelBear like our other VPN allows us to connect to a USA network like we are there, rather than being in Canada. Inf act TunnelBear will allow you to connect to nine different countries! So no matter where you are, you can virtually be anywhere, when I’m home in the USA I can connect to Canada and use the Canadian Netflix if there’s something on there I’d like to watch but we haven’t got yet.

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You have the options of “Tunneling” via Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, United Kingdom and the United States.

So maybe you don’t travel a whole lot like we do, but maybe, just maybe that one time you do travel out of the country, you want to catch up on your favorite shows, or listen to your favorite station on Pandora or Google Music and you’re denied because that country doesn’t have access. Well, now by using TunnelBear you can bypass, and stream your favorite show or music just like you were at home.

TunnelBear is a permanent fixture with us, and I’ll be installing it on a few friends devices as well. So how do YOU get TunnelBear added to your device? It’s simple, head over to their website, and find the version you need to install. Desktop Windows/Mac, Android and iOS are available. The account is FREE to set up, you simply verify your email, and choose your country you wand the VPN to connect to from the settings and you good to go!

The free version of TunnelBear allows you to use 500mb of Data every month. However, if you tweet once a month and ask them for extra data, they’ll reward you with an extra Gig!

There are also two paid subscriptions that are available as well, the $4.99 a month Giant Plan which you purchase for your desktop and will give you unlimited data on that and two mobile devices, and the $49.99 a year Grizzly plan which is the same plan as the Giant, but saves you 17% by paying it all up front.

TunnelBear is on both my mobile and laptop devices, and I’ve loved using it so far, i highly recommend checking it out, even if you’re not traveling out of the country, you’ll be able to access other countries and keep yourself a little safer online while traveling throughout your own.

This post is sponsored by Sverve/TunnelBear, all opinions are of my own. Please see my disclosure policy for more info.
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DreamWorks Dragons: Defenders of Berk Part 1

Written by lyricsmama on March 30, 2014 – 9:52 PM -

dragonsMy oldest daughter is a huge fan of the How To Train Your Dragon series, and has been so happy watching the first 10 episodes of the tv show Dragons-Defenders of Berk Part 1.

Based on the Academy Award nominated movie How To Train Your Dragon, Dragons-Defenders of Berk Part 1 follows Hiccup and his dragon training friends as they battle to protect their island home. These young Vikings must put all their dragon training skills to the test to defeat some dangerous and surprising new enemies! In addition to new adventures and villains this Cartoon Network TV series also introduces 4 brand new dragons to the franchise in its episodes.

There are some great features in this DVD. Not only do you get to watch all of the Dragons-Defenders of Berk Part 1 television episodes but you also get the Dragon Tracker bonus feature that takes an in-depth look at the 4 new dragons: Screaming Death, Fireworm Queen, Flightmare and Skrill. You also get to take a look at a featurette by visual effects supervisor David Jones as he explains the history behind the new dragon, Screaming Death. There’s also a fun Superfly Dragon Mash-Up music video. There’s also a code for the Digital HD UltraViolet download and an exclusive offer for battle gear and a one month’s free subscription to School of Dragons, an online game based on the How To Train Your Dragons franchise.

My daughter just loves this series and can’t wait for How To Train Your Dragon 2 coming to theaters in June. If you have fans like I do, this is something you may want to put this in an Easter basket this year!

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Get Ready For The Happy’s!!

Written by lyricsmama on March 29, 2014 – 10:02 PM -

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Meet The Happy’s, these new adorable toys are ready to play with you!

The Happy’s are a line of interactive puppy and kitty plush pets that play and can be trained to perform tricks. They also make more than 25 different silly sounds. You can play different games like “keep away” or if you roll their ball you can watch The Happy’s chase after it. They also love treats and will come running when you offer one as well as perform a trick just to get one!
All Happy’s treats work with any Happy’s pet – so the more treats, the more tricks the Happy’s will do! From the imagination of ZhuZhu Pets® toymaker Cepia, LLC, The Happy’s are scampering onto shelves this spring, just in time for Easter.

“With The Happy’s, we wanted pets that would really play with you and these little guys do that and more,” said James Russell Hornsby, CEO of Cepia LLC. “We captured the playful unpredictability of a puppy, a ball and a treat and multiplied it! The Happy’s play with you and with one another – get them in a group and witness a pet-palooza of pure magic.”

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Four sweet and silly characters compose The Happy’s litter, each with its own name and unique personality. While each pet comes with its own treat to unlock special tricks, all of the treats are compatible and will work with any Happy’s pet.

Bentley –No ordinary retriever, Bentley’s GOLDEN and comes with the blue Happy Treat bone. His favorite trick is to chase his tail!

Sport -A sweet Goldendoodle, Sport comes with the red Happy Treat bone, is obsessed with chasing balls and loves to perform a wiggle trick!

Chance -A Beagle that’s true to his name, Chance loves to explore and comes with an orange Happy Treat bone and will perform a jump trick!

Mittens –A pure cotton ball white kitty, Mittens is anything but high maintenance! She comes with a yellow fish treat and loves to sneak up with a purrfectly-timed pounce!

The Happy’s™ Playsets and Accessories

The Happy’s show off dance and agility moves with special playsets and accessories:
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Rockin’ Playground:Through the magic of IR technology, the Rockin’ Playground signals The Happy’s and they all come running! When they get close, they perform a trick. Press the button on the sign and The Happy’s will either chase their tail or perform a silly dance to music. Watch them wobble and bobble with the added fun of wobble toys

Agility Training Set:The Happy’s are always ready to learn new tricks. Teach them to go through the tunnel, play on the see-saw and maneuver through the cones.

Accessories
Chase and Play:The Happy’s are magically drawn to the ball — they chase and pounce on it!
Happy Treats:Each Happy Treat unlocks a different trick. The more treats, the more tricks such as beg, chase tail, wiggle and pounce!

Ride-On Accessories:The Happy’s love to cruise around in the Speedy Sports Car and Zippy Skateboard! Both run on Happy Pet Power and work with all pets.

Fashion Carrier and Scarf:The Happy’s travel in style with the Fashion Carrier and coordinating scarf. The Fashion Carrier has a handle for easy carrying and a pocket inside for your pet’s Happy Treat. The scarf is pre-tied, and has a Velcro closure.

Deluxe Bed & Blanket:After a busy day of playing, The Happy’s need rest! You can tuck them into their soft, fluffy bed with five styles from which to choose.

The Happy’s will be available at major retailers beginning this spring, with even more pets to follow later this year. The Happy’s pets, playsets, and accessories range in price from $5.99-$24.99, ages 4+. The launch of Happy’s will be supported with a national media campaign including TV, radio and social media. For more information, please visit www.the-happys.com and watch for my review of The Happy’s coming soon!

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