Archives for May 2, 2015

The All-Female Band The Mrs. Continues Their Mission To Uplift and Empower Women Everywhere Words of Wisdom “#YouToldMe Mother's Day” Contest Offers Participants A Chance to Win $50,000 -- Lucky Winner To Be Selected on Mother’s Day, May 10th, 2015 –

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Hot on the heels of the release of their latest single “You Told Me” which debuted at a New York City Mother’s Day gala celebration benefitting Dress for Success and hosted by Jenny McCarthy, the all-female rock band The Mrs. continues to honor moms everywhere.

 

The Mrs. is launching the #YouToldMe Mother’s Day Contest today to give participants across the U.S. a chance to win $50,000 for sharing their mother’s life lessons and words of wisdom.  One lucky winner will be selected on Mother’s Day, May 10, 2015.

 

By having entrants write about their mother’s words of wisdom, the band hopes to continue to draw attention to the incredible work moms do in caring for their families every day.  Recently, The Mrs. commissioned a survey of 5,000 mothers, and found that nearly 95% of them feel inadequate – and 90% agree that feeling like they’re not “enough” is a universal pattern among mothers. The Mrs. is on a mission to help change that!

 

“We all have worries, fears, and times when we feel we are not enough,” said The Mrs. founder and drummer, Andra Liemandt. “We want to empower women to believe they are enough just as they are.”

 

As part of their growing female empowerment movement and to help support the financial security of women, The Mrs. is aligning with Rising Tide Capital, a non-profit organization that will provide financial advisement to the contest recipient.

 

The Mrs. #YouToldMe Mother’s Day contest is designed to draw attention to the value of all the little things moms do and say every single day.  To enter the contest, and for complete rules and details, go tohttp://themrs.com/youtoldme/ to access the entry form. There is no purchase necessary.

 

The Mrs. “You Told Me” song is available on iTunes; video is available on The Mrs. YouTube Channel.

 

The Mrs. became known across the country for their powerful message of self-acceptance. Their first single “Enough” inspired the #ImEnough movement that is resonating with women from all walks of life, empowering them to love themselves just as they are. To bring this message to life, they created a talking “magic mirror” and have been successfully convincing women everywhere that they are, indeed, Enough!

 

For more information, visit www.themrs.com.

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. Credit: www.themrs.com.

This Mother’s Day, Promise Mom She’ll “See” More of You…

Moms crave time with their children, and they aren’t usually happy with just receiving a text, email or phone “check-in,” especially on Mother’s Day. In fact, more than one-third of parents (35%) with college-aged children prefer using video chat* to speak to their kids face-to-face.

This year, Mother’s Day can be a starting point for your readers to get on board for regular “video visits” via Skype with one of the most important women in their lives and to make it easy for kids living away from home to visit their moms virtually over video, check out these downloadable “coupons” they can send for mom to cash in on throughout the year. Coupons are redeemable for a range of activities that can easily take place over Skype, from cooking together to learn mom’s secret recipes to working out together to a virtual breakfast in bed.

With Skype..you can give Mom more quality time!

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Credit: Skype. No compensation was received to post.

New episodes & games from Emmy winning ODD SQUAD

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Calling all agents: New episodes of PBS KIDS’ Emmy-winning new series ODD SQUADare set to premiere this May!

PBS KIDS’ live-action math series, ODD SQUAD, is set to premiere five new mystery-filled episodes during May 25-29. In this special week, the agents will face a mysterious arch-nemesis, along with other dastardly villains. Also, the puzzle surrounding Agent Oliver’s former partner will finally be solved!

Additionally, a new ODD SQUAD online game, Pienado, will debut on May 25, and the first soundtrack release from the series will be available May 26 on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Spotify.

New Episodes of ODD SQUAD Premiering May 25-29, 2015 (check local listings):

“Training Day” – premieres Monday, May 25
In this half-hour episode, Olive reveals the story of what happened to her former partner. (Educational objectives: Algebraic thinking; deductive reasoning with number operations)

“Trading Places/Bad Lemonade” – premieres Tuesday, May 26
A villain uses one of Oscar’s gadgets to cause destruction around town, eventually leading to Olive getting kicked off the squad. (Curriculum: Numbers and counting; understanding place value) / Olive and Otto are called in to help when Polly Graph mysteriously quits her lemonade stand. (Educational objectives: Data collection and analysis; creating and interpreting bar graphs and pictographs)

“Robert Plant/Game Time” – premieres Wednesday, May 27
Olive and Otto must find a way to stop Obfusco’s plant from taking over headquarters. (Curriculum: Geometry and spatial sense; understanding that maps provide information about direction and distance) / When Otto is trapped inside a video game, it’s up to Olive to rescue him. (Educational objectives: Measurement; identifying value of coins and combinations to make a dollar)

“O Games” – premieres Thursday, May 28
In this half-hour episode, Odd Squad agents compete in Olympic-style games to determine who gets to be Ms. O for the day. (Educational objectives: Algebraic thinking; skip counting by 2s, 5s and 10s)

“Captain Fun/Switch Your Partner Round and Round” – premieres Friday, May 29
In the middle of summer, Olive and Otto investigate why parts of town are turning snowy and cold. (Curriculum: Data collection and analysis; using tally marks to record data) / Olive and Otto discover what life would have been like if Ms. O had assigned them different partners. (Educational objectives: Measurement; using standard measurements to compare capacity)

Credit: PBS KIDS.

Hot Sox – Fun Women’s Socks Unique and fun Mother's Day Gift Suggestion!

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Looking for something unique and fun as a Mother’s Day gift this upcoming holiday? Actually, any time of the year this would be fun! Hot Sox- Women’s Socks. They have fun designs and are also comfortable to wear!  YOu can find them at SocksMax.com. They have styles such as Mona Lisa and Fun Dot Denim Socks. I received a pair in the Birth of Venus style. These are different and I like them. I think my favorite would be the HOT SOX WOMEN’S SOCKS MONA LISA TROUSER LEAF  and I may just have to buy them in the near future! I love the unique artwork and that these socks fit perfectly. They really are a Must-Buy! They are quite affordable too. They retails at $7.99. They also have socks for kids and men too.

Check them out at http://www.socksmax.com/

For Mother’s Day, they currently have a 20% off Deal!

 

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this unbiased review.