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.

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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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Explore The World While In Your Home, Through Foods! TryTreats.com Review

Written by lyricsmama on February 18, 2016 – 7:00 PM -

treats

We’re a family of travelers. We’ve been to various states throughout the USA, and to many provinces in Canada. We’re also a very multicultural family, so it’s not unlike us to try new foods from around the world. We’re all pretty open to trying almost anything.

The newest ‘craze’ seems to be all about those monthly subscription boxes that you can get shipped to your home each month with a surprise, or something new. The coolest one by far that I’ve come across is Treats. Treats ships you monthly delicious snacks from around the world, right to your home!

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My oldest daughter has a love of Asian culture right now, so we decided to check out the Japanese Snack box. Check out the video below of the girls unboxing their Treats subscription box and trying each new thing inside.

For the most part, they loved it! They can’t wait to try out a new box! They were excited to try things, even if they were a little “different” for their taste. They were also excited to bring the snacks into school to let their teachers and friends try things out as well.

Treats carries a variety of different snacks from various different parts of the world. You can try snacks from a new country every month starting at just $13.95. It’s something totally different, but so fun to see what surprise comes each month that you can try out, things you may not have ever even heard about, tasted or seen. It’s also (in my opinion) a great box for kids to try out new things they might not ever be exposed to otherwise.

You can subscribe now, or get more information about Treats by visiting their website at TryTreats.com. You can also follow them on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.

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“I Love HUE” – Paint On The Valentine Charm With Duri

Written by lyricsmama on February 8, 2016 – 4:50 PM -

Duri Nail Polish

Valentine’s day is upon us, how many of you are looking for a last minute gift idea? Why get the usual chocolates or flowers, why not give the gift of color?!?! Duri Cosmetics brings you the perfect set of polishes for Valentine’s Day.

Duri Valentine Hues

Their Valentine inspired hues come in some great colors like:
EVERY DAY IS A VALENTINE – a pigment rich true red
CUPID RULES – a modern bubblegum pink
ICED ROSES – a ten digit worthy pastel floral bouquet
UNEXPECTED KISS – a sheer, orchid pink
SWEETHEART – a bright, red-orange shade.

Duri Valentine's Gift Box

 

Whether you purchase them for yourself, or give them of a gift, Duri nail polish brings something new to a Valentine. To make things even better, Duri is allowing you to customize a Valentine’s Day Gift Box with your four favorite hues for just $24.

Duri Polishes are available retail for $6 each and can be found on www.duri.com. Duri nail polishes are completely safe, environmentally-friendly and 3 FREE (no DBP, TOLUENE, FORMALDEHYDE).

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