Have you ever been inspired by another woman in your life? I’m sure you have, there are several women who inspire me, some I know personally, and some I don’t yet they’re still an inspiration.
The woman I’m most inspired by would be my mother. She’s overcome depression, she’s overcome child abuse and is now an advocate for it, it’s inspiring to see her overcome so many things, and finally push through the barrier and move on with her life making a difference and being a happier and better person, she truly is amazing. Here’s my entry: https://twitter.com/wrestlingaddict/status/477976455637651456
So who can you think of? Maybe you have a few women in your life who inspire you for one reason or another. Family Dollar and Dove want you to think long and hard and then share a photo of an inspiring women in your life to be entered to win a trip to New York City.
How can you do this? It’s easy, take a photo of you and an inspiring family member, then upload the photo to Twitter or Instagram with the Hashtag #FDBeautyIs. Make sure you register your information with Family Dollar and post your photo URL for an extra entry each day.
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Who’s your family inspiration? If you enter the contest I’d love to see your photos, leave your links below.
This post is sponsored by Global Influence, all opinions are of my own. Please see my disclosure policy for more info.
June 14, 2014 – 8:35 PM - | Posted in daily life | No Comments »
The Ad Council and the WWE have partnered up for an amazing PSA that encourage dads to recognize their critical role and give them the tools to help get more involved. They had some great WWE Superstar Dads and their kids do some amazing videos (the Roman Reigns one is my favorite). You can see them in my previous post here.
To celebrate this new PSA from the Ad Council and WWE, the WWE Moms is having a special Twitter Party!
A Special WWEmoms Twitter Event
When: Thursday, June 12, 2014
7:00 – 8:00 pm ET
4:00 – 5:00 pm PT
‘Take Time to Be a Dad Today’
Join myself (@wrestlingaddict) and the @WWEmoms as well as special guests Rowena Patrick from @AdCouncil and David Miller from @Fatherhoodgov this Thursday, June 12 at 7 pm ET as we discuss our new PSAs about responsible fatherhood and the various resources available at Fatherhood.gov.
RSVP and attend the party for a chance to win an iPod nano, a Kindle Fire or a Vivitar X327 Digital Camera!
Email RSVP@theonlinemom.com (subject line: WWEmoms) and include your Twitter ID
Spread the word and RT this post to your followers, then join us on TweetDeck or HootSuite (#WWEmoms) this Thursday between 7 – 8 pm ET
Prize winners will be announced during the party! Hope to see you there!!!
I am part of the WWEMoms program with the WWE and may have been compensated for this post, all opinions are of my own. Please see my disclosure policy for more info.
June 10, 2014 – 9:29 PM - | Posted in #WWEMoms, twitter party | No Comments »
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.
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.
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.
June 9, 2014 – 5:54 PM - | Posted in Reviews, travel, Travel Tips | 2 Comments »
TWIX just announced a new yummy snack! TWIX Bites! Offering the same rich caramel, crunchy cookie and smooth milk chocolate as a full-size TWIX Bar, TWIX Bites are unwrapped and now available nationwide in two convenient sizes! A 2.83-ounce sharing size, and a 7.0-ounce resealable stand-up pouch that are ideal for sharing and on the go.
So why didn’t TWIX think of this sooner? To hear a decade-by-decade list of excuses as to why they didn’t create TWIX Bites sooner, you can call 1-844-WHY-SO-LONG.
Who will YOU share your TWIX Bites With?
One lucky reader from A Wrestling Addicted Mommy will win a TWIX Bites Movie Prize Pack that includes a $15 Fandango gift card, 2 sharable bags and a larger resealable bag of TWIX Bites. All you have to do is leave a comment below and let me know who you would share your TWIX Bites with? Extra entries? Of course, just use the giveaway widget below for more ways to win!
This post is sponsored by TWIX Brand, all opinions are of my own. Please see my disclosure policy for more info. Each household is only eligible to win One (1) TWIX Bites Movie Prize Pack containing 3 Twix Bites Bags and 1 $15 Fandango Gift Card via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
June 9, 2014 – 12:01 PM - | Posted in Giveaways | 101 Comments »
WWE has always partnered with some great campaigns, and this latest one is no different. WWE has joined the Ad Council and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Launch the Fatherhood Involvement PSAs just in time for Father’s Day.
In advance of Father’s Day, WWE Superstars are inspiring dads throughout the country to get more involved in their children’s lives. WWE is joining the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Family Assistance, the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse, and the Ad Council to launch a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) that encourage dads to recognize their critical role and give them the tools to help get more involved.
WWE donated their time, talent and resources for the campaign which uses humor and features WWE Superstars Alberto Del Rio, Titus O’Neil and Roman Reigns experiencing poignant moments with their actual children in an effort to inspire a nationwide commitment to fatherhood. The stars provide the voiceovers at the end, directing audiences to “Take Time To Be a Dad Today.” The campaign communicates to fathers that their presence is essential to their children’s well-being and emphasizes that “the smallest moments can have the biggest impact on a child’s life.”
All of the creative assets direct fathers to visit www.fatherhood.gov or to call 1-877-4DAD411 to provide them with the information they need to become more involved with their children’s lives, including parenting tips, fatherhood programs and additional resources. In addition to the English and Spanish-language advertising, the campaign also includes social and digital extensions, leveraging fans of WWE and its Superstars. To coincide with Father’s Day and the campaign launch, @WWEMoms is hosting a Twitter Q&A on June 12 at 7:00 p.m. via #WWEDads. The campaign will also be leveraging Thunderclap (a public synchronized social media post), and developing blog posts and additional activities.
“The importance of being a present and engaged dad lies in the long term effects and benefits that this responsibility has on the children and families we serve. Fatherhood must be respected as essential to the wellbeing of our communities and as an investment in the creation of a caring, healthier and more productive society as a whole. Fatherhood is both a privilege and an honor, and the greatest reward is when your child calls you dad,” said Office of Family Assistance Director Earl Johnson.
Children with involved, loving fathers are significantly more likely to do well in school, have healthy self-esteem, exhibit empathy and pro-social behavior, and avoid high-risk behaviors such as drug use, truancy, and criminal activity compared to children who have uninvolved fathers.
“Of course, with our target being dads, WWE was a natural partner for this effort,” said Peggy Conlon, President and CEO of the Ad Council. “This campaign has already made such an impact on fathers and families throughout the country and I know that with the help of Alberto, Titus and Roman, we will be able to show dads how important their role is in their child’s life.”
The new PSAs are an extension of the Ad Council’s award-winning Fatherhood Involvement campaign, which launched in 2008. The ads will air and run in time and space entirely donated by the media. To date, the Fatherhood Involvement campaign has received more than $193 million in donated media.
June 6, 2014 – 12:41 PM - | Posted in #WWEMoms, Wrestling, WWE | 1 Comment »