As we all know, WWE is more than just wrestling. In fact, it’s more than just entertainment. WWE is very into getting involved with their fans, and the community and helping out where they can be it bringing to light breast exams with Susan G. Komen, visiting the troops overseas, or helping out with an anti-bullying campaign with Be A STAR. WWE and their superstars are all about what more they can do besides entertaining us.
WWE and NBCUniversal have come together to air “For The Hero In All Of Us” which will be shown across NBCUniversal’s two different broadcast networks, 17 cable channels and more than 50 other digital properties, that’s in addition to the platforms WWE uses as well.
Who is your hero? Is it a WWE Superstar? I can tell you, although I’m personally not a huge John Cena fan, if I had to pick a hero, it would be him. Why? Because he’s helped me to better my health, he’s helped me to see how to get healthier in my life, with his Changetime program, John Cena is my hero. Check out the #MyHeroIs hashtag on twitter, and check out who other fans heroes are, as well as who some of the WWE Superstars have as a hero.
If you are not currently a WWE fan, you may not know how valued the company is within the community, with the help of NBCUniversal it can now be knows how family friendly and how involved WWE is to families, communities and more.
There’s already been an advantage for different advertisers that you may not have thought would be working with WWE, take the “Champions of Fatherhood” series and the “Heroes of Tomorrow” campaign, things you may have not thought WWE was involved in.
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April 17, 2015 – 1:27 PM - | Posted in #WWEMoms, WWE | No Comments »
April is a busy month for WWE and WWE fans! First off, WWE is offering WWE Network to new subscribers for FREE this month! That’s right, if you have not yet checked out WWE Network now is your chance to do so. Not only do you get original WWE programming and tons of matches to watch all month, but you also get this month’s PPV event Extreme Rules!
Normally WWE Network is just $9.99 (in the USA) but if you have not yet subscribed this month you can get for FREE, and the great thing, there’s no commitment, so you can cancel at any time!
Speaking of Extreme Rules, this is one PPV event I’m excited for, not only because it’s going to be amazing but because thanks to WWE I’ll be there LIVE in Chicago at All State Arena representing the WWEMoms! If you don’t have the network, now’s your time to get it so you can at least spot me in the crowd!
This month WWE also announced the return of Tough Enough June 23rd. If your not familiar with Tough Enough, this is another WWE reality show where participants go through training and competitions to win a contract with the WWE. This will be the 5th season of Tough Enough and will be revived on the USA network and paired with WWE Raw. Think you have what it takes to be a WWE Superstar? You can apply for Tough Enough 2015 on the USA Network’s website here. You can also catch up on the past seasons of Tough Enough on WWE Network, where you will see some familiar Superstars.
WWE has also announced this month that in 2016 Smackdown will be moving to the USA Network! That means both Raw and Smackdown will be hosted on the same network. I told you, it’s been a busy month for WWE and fans….
Now I’m getting my mind going, and thinking about just what sign I’ll be bringing to Extreme Rules! Any suggestions? Watch for the sign on April 26th at Extreme Rules on WWE Network.
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April 17, 2015 – 7:29 AM - | Posted in #WWEMoms, WWE | No Comments »
My daughters are huge fans of Teen Titans Go! Every morning before school, you can find them downstairs eating breakfast catching an episode or two. If they have TV time at night, they’re glued to Cartoon Network watching Teen Titans Go!
They never seem to get tired of seeing the same episodes over and over again, so of course they own different seasons on DVD, including the newest season to hit shelves today (April 14th). Teen Titans Go!: Appetite for Disruption Season 2 Part 1 is now available on DVD.
Teen Titans Go!: Appetite for Disruption Season 2 Part 1 includes 26 different episodes. In Season 2 Part 1, the Teen Titans return with a whole new bevy of baddies, beverages and adventures! Partner up with Robin, Cyborg,Raven, Starfire and Beast Boy to defend Jump City against slimy monsters, tyrannical villains and of course, crime fighting induced hunger pains. Every vote counts when the Teen Titans hold team leader elections, Beast Boy dials up the “man-factor” with his new robotic limbs, while Raven races to save the cotton candy bushes from the Gumdrop Goblin. It’s a titan red alert with 26 gut-punching, gut-busting adventures in this all-new collection.
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April 15, 2015 – 6:15 PM - | Posted in Entertainment, Giveaways, Reviews | 48 Comments »
The winter woes are almost behind us; we’ve been cooped up, living under layers, craving comfort foods, working out irregularly – and possibly even struggling with a spell of seasonal depression? Rejoice! Springtime is near and while we welcome the season happily, it’s a little easier said than done to adjust mentally and physically so quickly.
EAT THIS, NOT THAT: The winter months have had us reaching for warm (not waistline-friendly) comfort foods. Time to swap out those heavy foods for lighter variations that still satisfy your cravings. Trishna recommendstrying sautéed garlic spinach instead of creamed spinach and quinoa bowls topped with fresh, light flavors including roasted vegetables, vinaigrettes, lemon, and herbs. Opt for spaghetti squash or spiralized zucchini to replace pasta. The emphasis should be on lighter dressings and seasonings, fresher ingredients.
ON THE ROAD-READY SNACKS: The important factor here is to think about what foods that travel well and to pick snacks that will be play if they get bumped and do not have to be refrigerated. Nuts, seeds and kale chips are always a good choice: low in calories and in fat. Roasted chickpeas are high in potion and in starch that keeps you fuller longer. If you’re taking a cooler, opt for yogurt. Pair hummus and peanut butter with celery or cucumbers because they’re non-starchy vegetables. Remember that protein helps to satiate your appetite while sweets tend to make you hungrier.
BLOAT-LESS BITES: Hiding under layers has come to an end – we’ll be sporting spring dress and bathing suits shortly and now is no time for bloating. Trisha advises to stock up on fiber and potassium from bananas to help reduce water retention. Also reach for melons, leafy greens, artichokes, avocados, yogurt, cucumbers, tomatoes, berries, asparagus, almonds, and eggs.
EXERCISE EATS: What you eat before and after a workout is critical for energy, rebuilding and maintaining a healthy weight.
PRE-WORKOUT: Contrary to what you might believe, Trishna recommends to snack on carbs! Cereal, oatmeal, yogurt with granola, and peanut butter toast are all great options.
POST-WORKOUT: You need to opt for something with protein to help replenish muscles: cottage cheese with fruit, an omelet, bean salad, pita with hummus, or chicken salad.
THE POWER OF PERSPECTIVE: Just the mere mention of ‘bathing suit’ sends shockwaves through our system. Rather than approaching the layer-shedding season with the knee-jerk reaction of dread or anxiety, how about changing your perspective? What would be possible then?
BONUS TIP: Step into a variety of different perspectives on getting in swimsuit-ready shape – ask yourself, “What if I succeeded?” “What if I did nothing?” Say to yourself, “I feel sexy,” “It’s fun.” Listen to your body’s reaction to these new perspectives and choose one to focus on. Now fully embody this fresh perspective. Remember how it felt, what sound it had. Notice how your posture, breathing, even outlook changes.
DEFENSE KNOCKDOWN: How many times have you said, “I’ll start tomorrow?” or “I don’t have enough time in the day?” Transition and change almost instinctively activate the fear of the unknown and this is when our defenses go up. Many of us will choose to stay where we are just because it’s familiar. What small steps can you take daily that will help build your confidence and familiarity with this new unknown?
GO FOR THE GOAL: The ‘Mindset Reset’ challenge encourages you to break down larger goals into one specific and measurable goal because our brains are more effective when they focus on one thing at a time. Whether it’s giving up sweets or working out five days a week, choose a different piece of your goal that’s obtainable and awards you with “quick wins”.
BONUS TIP: In the world of instant gratification, the biggest hurdle is accepting that transformation won’t happen overnight. Shortcuts or an excessive approach for a week won’t help you reach your goal. We ultimately want lasting change instead of making diet and exercise a grueling seasonal thing – commit to one small goal every day that will get you closer to your bigger goal.
WORKOUT WARRIOR: A total mind and body transformation will come from making healthy habits – after awhile, these become practices you crave rather than dread. For maximum results, aim for 30-50 minutes per workout. Try doing 2 days of an intense workout (boxing or plyometrics), 2 days of moderately intense (running or biking) and 1-2 days of a lighter workout (Pilates or yoga). It’s also important to have a day or two to give your mind and body a chance to rest and recover.
March 23, 2015 – 10:56 PM - | Posted in health | No Comments »
We all know I have a love for wrestling, and that includes everything and anything WWE, including their animated movies and shows. Yup, you can catch me watching WWE with Scooby Do, WWE Slam City, and now The Flintstones and WWE: Stone Age Smackdown.
In fact I was so excited to watch it, I brought it into the first grade classroom I volunteer in for a Friday treat. The kids were so excited! They kept saying they saw this movie on TV and couldn’t wait to watch it! It was a show they loved, and were entertained with. It was super cute! My two girls were even fans when we watched it at home that weekend as well.
About The Flintstones and WWE: Stone Age Smackdown:
When Fred loses his family’s vacation money, he hatches one of his hair brained plans to get it back. It’s a sports entertainment spectacle that involves throwing his best bud, Barney into the wrestling ring with the likes of John Cenastone (John Cena), Rey Mysteriopal (Rey Mysterio) and even The Undertaker, with Fred himself as event promoter! The crowds roar, the “clams” are pouring in from ticket sales and even Mr. McMagma (Vince McMahon) is taking notice of all the hoopla. Including all-star appearances from The Boulder Twins (Brie and Nikki Bella) Marble Henry (Mark Henry) and Daniel Bry-Rock (Daniel Bryan), it’s time to get the whole family together for hard-hitting, side-splitting laughs from the most epic event in all of prehistory!
Yes, you’ll see a couple of wrestlers who are no longer with the WWE, but it’s still great fun, and they’re still characters kids know and identify with.
Your whole family will enjoy this movie, even if they’re not die hard WWE fans like my family, it’s a great choice for a family night!
The Flintstones and WWE: Stone Age Smackdown can be purchased on Amazon.com or other local retailers.
Check out The Flintstones & WWE Stone Age Smackdown App below:
• Take the quiz to find out which Flintstones & WWE Stone Age Smackdown Star YOU are?
• Download the fun activities – and do them together as a family while you watch the film at home.
• Watch the official trailer & click the box art to bring the film home today!
Each household is only eligible to win One (1) The Flintstones and WWE: Stoneage Smackdown Blu-Ray Combo Pack 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.
March 23, 2015 – 10:31 PM - | Posted in #WWEMoms, Entertainment, Wrestling, WWE | 31 Comments »