R.M. Palmer has the best chocolate for Father’s Day! Giveaway Opportunity!

Father’s Day is this week and I know many dads love chocolate! Some of my favorites are from R.M. Palmer and I am sure these will be a hit with Dad! They are easy to find too! I always find their products at our local CVS!


R.M. Palmer is one of my favorite chocolate brands and they have so many different choices! I love their Peanut Butter Cups and Soft Caramel Cups! I also think that the chocolate Sports Ball Mix would be a hit with many Dads this Father’s Day!

Look for their products at a store near you! I always find their products at our local CVS.  Check out their website to see all of their products!

We have teamed up for a Father’s Day Giveaway! One winner will win a chocolate prize package! This one is for Moms! Leave a comment below telling us which one would be your favorite! Winner will be chosen on Father’s Day (Sunday, June 17th at 12 pm PST). U.S. Residents only. 

Self Disclosure: SoCal City Kids will select the winner and R.M. Palmer will send out the prize package. Images were provided. 

All Our Wild Wonder by Poet Sarah Kay would make a great gift for Teachers! Special End of the School Year Giveaway!

The end of the school year is quickly approaching! Are you looking for a gift to tell your Teacher that she is appreciated? Hachette Books has published a delightful book that would make the perfect gift! It is a beautiful single poem volume titled ALL OUR WILD WONDER by YouTube poet sensation Sarah Kay and it’s a tribute to extraordinary educators and teachers. The poem is about one of Sarah’s most beloved teachers, Mrs. Ribiero. I received a copy and I really think that this would be a wonderful gift for children to give their Teachers at the end of the school year! It’s such a great way to let a Teacher know that they truly make a difference!

You can find it on Amazon. You can also find other retailers here.

We have teamed up for a giveaway! To enter leave a comment below telling us about one of your favorite teachers! There will be 10 winners but there will be a quick turn around on this one so enter now! Deadline to enter is June 6th, 2018 at noon PST. U.S. Residents only, please.


Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this book post/giveaway. The image was also provided. 

Chocolate for Mother’s Day? Only from R.M. Palmer! Mother's Day Giveaway!


What is Mother’s Day without chocolate? I really can’t imagine since it really truly is one of my favorite things to receive any day if it is from R.M. Palmer!

R.M. Palmer is one of my favorite chocolate brands and they have so many different choices! I love the Soft Caramel Cups! The Peppermint Patties are really good too! Yum! Their chocolate is sooooo good that you may not want to share! But, the Yahoo Candy Bar is definitely big enough to share with a loved one!

Look for their products at a store near you! I always find their products at our local CVS.  Check out their website to see all of their products!

We have teamed up for a Mother’s Day Giveaway! One winner will win a chocolate prize package! This one is for Moms! Leave a comment below telling us which one would be your favorite! Winner will be chosen on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 13th at 12 pm PST). U.S. Residents only. 


Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Images were also provided. 

Win a $10,000 cash prize, healthy lifestyle products from True Lemon

The #HealthyHappyTrue Sweepstakes was created to celebrate how people live their healthiest, happiest and truest life possible. Entering provides the chance to win a grand prize including a $10,000 cash prize, a Vitamix Professional Series Blender ($600 value), Fitbit watch ($200 value), a True Lemon Swell water bottle and a sampling of all True Citrus products.
To enter the sweepstakes and for details on how to increase chances of winning, visit www.truelemon.com/HEALTHYHAPPYTRUEsweepstakes between April 2 and June 15. (The link will go live on April 2.)
I received samples and True Lemon products are a hit with my family! We love the taste!
Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Image and Sweepstakes information was receive to post. Sweepstakes is not affiliated with SoCal City Kids. 

Acclaimed Bay Area Songwriter Sara Lovell Releases ‘Wild Is Everywhere’ on April 20 Giveaway Opportunity has been extended until May 2nd!

Award-winning songwriter Sara Lovell celebrates the release of her fanciful new album “Wild Is Everywhere” with this all-ages acoustic show. Furry alligator puppies, pickleberry wormnut pies,  run-away socks, rhinos under the bed, and flying children are just a few of the wonders you’ll encounter in Sara Lovell’s fanciful worlds. With two full-length albums of songs for kids and families, it’s apparent that Sara is not so much singing to children as she is reporting back with love from a magical landscape she inhabits.
Her music is fun and guaranteed to inspire your children and dancing, smiling and singing along is guaranteed!~SoCal City Kids. 

Sara Lovell, an award-winning songwriter and producer known for “imaginative lyrics, sparkling harmonies, intriguing musical layers” and “a voice rich in both purity and nuanced detail,” will release her second all-ages music album Wild Is Everywhere, on April 20 (Unbreakable Chord Music/ distributed by Burnside Distribution). With a wide range of topics and musical styles, these 14 original songs journey through a landscape populated with flying children, misplaced animals of a certain size, and insects or flowers that turn up in the most unexpected places.

From the Sgt. Pepper’s inspired first track, “Get Up,” where listeners are invited to “grab onto the tail of someone’s kite,” the excitement and mystery builds and expands song by song. Wordplay and a vivid fantasy life are apparent with the funky “Rhinoceros under the Bed” and “Raspberry Pickleberry Wormnut Pie.” Blues, disco and funk inflect “Bounce,” “Stand Together” and “Where You Hiding All Day Long?” Every child will recognize the unfairness when “All the Grownups Get To Stay Up Late” and the impatience of “I Want It Now,” showing that Lovell understands the big feelings that live in all of us.

At a time when it can be a challenge to find good news, Lovell reminds us in the songs of Wild Is Everywhere, that joy and imagination are no small offerings. “When we allow curiosity to take hold, it widens our perceptions letting us envision the world we want to see.” As she says in the playfully creepy song, “The Dark Side of My Room,” it’s important to acknowledge: “Oh, I know, I can be a hero in my dreams / Oh, I know, I will see the light in every scene.”

Sara Lovell’s first album for families, You’ve Got Me, won a 2016 Parents’ Choice Gold Award and national critical acclaim. Songs like “Dance Like There’s Music in Your Pants” remain YouTube and radio hits. In fact, her animated and live-action music videos have attracted fans from around the world. Belarus artist Anna Silivonchik, created the colorful album art for You’ve Got Me and Wild Is Everywhere.

A songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer with a clear, strong voice and a wide-ranging musical repertoire, Sara Lovell is also a solo mom to an imaginative eight year old who loves to paint his face and dance in front of the mirror. In her home studio in Berkeley, CA, Sara continues to follow the lead of the myriad characters that show up in her songs and stories. She collaborates with producer/arranger Monica Pasqual and guitarist/engineer B.Z. Lewis to create her kid-friendly recordings. Lovell plans to release new music videos and perform concerts for children and their families this spring. Visit www.saralovell.com for updates.

Connect with Sara Lovell on Facebook * Instagram * YouTube

Sara’s site: www.saralovell.com
Sara also has an upcoming show and we have teamed up for a giveaway! One winner will win a CD and a family 4-pack of tickets to the show! To enter, leave a comment below but hurry! The deadline has been extended to May 2nd, 2017 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected. 
Show info:
Sara Lovell’s “Wild Is Everywhere” concert at McCabe’s Guitar Shop
Sunday, May 6 at 10:30 am
Self Disclosure: I received a free CD to facilitate this post. Information and images were also provided. 





Sgt Stubby: An American Hero Family Movie Giveaway Opportunity!

As documented in history books but largely forgotten today, the heartwarming CG-animated feature Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero from Fun Academy Studios, based on the incredible true story of the unbreakable bond between a young Soldier and a stray dog, is coming to theatres across the U.S. on April 13!

Opening April 13 on approximately 3,000 screens across the U.S. and Canada and coinciding with the year-long 100th commemoration of the United States’ role in the “War to End All Wars, Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero tells the story of Army “doughboy” Robert Conroy (Logan Lerman) whose life is forever changed when a little stray dog with a stubby tail wanders into a training camp in New Haven, Conn.  Conroy gives his new friend a meal, a name, a family and the chance to embark on an adventure that would define a century.

Narrated by Robert’s sister Margaret (Helena Bonham Carter), Stubby and his new best friend quickly find themselves in the trenches of France. Befriended by French poilu Soldier Gaston Baptiste (Gérard Dépardieu), Stubby accompanies the duo along their epic journey through harsh conditions and incredible acts of courage.

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero was directed by award-winning documentarian Richard Lanni in his feature film debut and stars Logan Lerman (Fury, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Percy Jackson & The Olympians), Helena Bonham Carter (the upcoming Ocean’s 8, the Harry Potter films, The King’s SpeechSweeney Todd) and Gérard Depardieu (Life of PiCyrano De Bergerac, The Man in the Iron Mask, Green Card).

Featuring an original score by Patrick Doyle (BraveThorCinderella, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Sgt. Stubby is produced and distributed by Fun Academy Motion Pictures with animation by Mikros Animation, a Technicolor company.  Screenwriters are Richard Lanni and Mike Stokey II (Band of Brothers, The Pacific, Alexander, Born on the Fourth of July), with editing by Mark Solomon (Frankenweenie, Chicken Run, Shark Tale, the upcoming Sherlock Gnomes). Produced by Laurent Rodon and Emily Cantrill; and executive produced by Frank Lumpkin IIITom Sheehan and Richard Lanni.

Genre:  Animated, Family, Adventure, History.  Running Time:  90 Minutes.  Anticipated MPAA Rating:  PG.

And don’t forget to check out the book Stubby the Dog Soldier: World War I Hero from Capstone for readers ages 5-7 by Blake Hoena and Illustrated by Oliver Hurst – a 2015 Notable Social Studies Trades Book for Young People selection from the National Council for the Social Studies & the Children’s Book Council.

Plus, check out the fun FREE ACTIVITY PACK at www.StubbyMovie.com for more fun facts about Stubby plus some exciting activities, including making your own origami Stubby, a maze, coloring sheets and more!

Visit us online:  www.StubbyMovie.com

Like us:  www.Facebook.com/StubbyMovie / www.Instagram.com/StubbyMovie

Follow us: www.YouTube.com/StubbyMovie / www.Twitter.com/StubbyMovie

We have also teamed up for a Special Giveaway! One winner will win an adorable free Stubby plush (value $20); a Stubby Kuzi(valu$5); Stubby drawstring bag (value $12); and a copy of the hardcover book Stubby the Dog Soldier: World War I Hero from Capstone for ages 5-7 (value $14.95). A value of over $50!

To enter, leave a comment below! One winner will randomly be selected! Deadline to enter is April 3rd, 2018 at noon PST. 

Self Disclosure: I was unable to review this movie but am planning to go see it when it comes out. I will also be receiving a prize package. Images and information were provided. 

Ring in Spring with MAM: Share your Baby’s Breastfeeding Style with MAM and win BIG! Giveaway Opportunity!

MAM is celebrating breastfeeding and the triumphs and challenges that come along with it. MAM is inviting moms to share their breastfeeding experiences and baby’s different nursing styles to win big.

March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb! MAM is celebrating Spring’s arrival by discounting 25% off all MAM pacifiers featuring lions and/or lambs until 3/31. Shop here: http://www.shopmambaby.com

 MAM also has a great contest going on for the month of March as well:

 Which of the below styles best represents your baby’s breastfeeding style?

The Barracuda: Feeds rapidly with laser-like focus. Gulps like it is his/her first-ever meal. The Billy Goat: Sometimes head-butts you in the face/chest with no warning. You always have to be on your toes with the billy goat. The Black Belt: Favorite pastimes include karate chopping you in the breasts and kicking you in the face. The Dine + Dasher: After eating a bit it’s off to the races for the dine and dasher. On the bright side, you get a nice workout constantly chasing after him/her to continue their meal! The Dentist: Probes your mouth while feeding, often scratching your tongue and scraping your teeth as if performing a professional cleaning. The Gymnast: Likes to switch between various acrobatic positions while feeding, treating your body like a balance beam. The Kitten: Paws at your body while feeding, batting at your eyes and ears like a kitten would yarn. The Lion Cub: Prefers to eat in the ‘pounce’ position, laying on top of you. The Milk Drunk: Often unable to keep their eyes open, the milk drunk is notorious for falling asleep mid-feed. The Nibbler: Teething bites.. so your baby bites you. The Sloth: In it for the long haul, the sloth likes to hang off of you and feed at his/her leisure. The Space Cadet: Everything distracts the space cadet from feeding – ooh, a dust bunny!

Which unique breastfeeding style best describes your little one? Share with MAM and they’ll select three lucky winners to receive a $100 prepaid card and a $50 gift pack of MAM Anti-Colic bottles for yourself or a friend!  Learn more and enter here: http://www.facebook.com/mambabyusa

Join the MAM Club today and receive a free 2-pack of pacifiers with $25 purchase + free shipping on shopmambaby.com and be the first to know on news of special offers, promotions and new product introductions from MAM!


 We have also teamed up for a Giveaway! One winner will win a $30 giveaway prize package of assorted MAM items. To enter, leave a comment below! Deadline to enter is March 20th, 2018 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected by SoCal City Kids. 

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received. Information and images were provided. 

R.M. Palmer Introduces ‘Selfie Bunnies’ & Other Treats For Easter 2018! Easter Giveaway Opportunity and Check out The R.M. Palmer Selfie Sweepstakes!

Easter is almost here and what is Easter without chocolate? R.M. Palmer has some new favorites for the upcoming holiday! I’m not sure which one is my favorite but I do love the Selfie Bunnies! All of them taste delicious! Nibbles is my second favorite and the Big Bunny Bites are a hot with my family!

R.M. Palmer is introducing several new hollow bunnies and confections for Easter 2018. With a reputation as the leader in seasonal hollow chocolate, the company continues to provide innovative chocolate novelties for all consumers and retail channels with their new Easter lineup, which includes:

  • Selfie Bunnies -10 oz. boy and girl hollow milk chocolate bunnies are ready for

their “selfie” photos – get in on the selfie and social media phenomenon. Cutout

props on-pack help capture the perfect selfie moment that will support a national

“Sweet Selfie” consumer sweepstakes (#sweetselfie).SRP $6. (I love this one!)

  • Nibbles – Our 8 oz. hollow milk chocolate bunny proudly holds an enormous

chocolate carrot and is the perfect addition to your Easter basket. SRP $5

  • Flopsy – a 14 oz. adorable floppy-eared, milk chocolate hollow bunny that no one can resist. SRP $8
  • Lil’ Flopsy – The proud little sibling to Flopsy, this 5 oz. Double Crisp® bunny is chocolaty smooth and crisp n’ crunchy! A great way to say Happy Easter! SRP $1
  • Caramel Big Bunny Bites – A 4-pack of delicious chocolaty eggs with soft caramel centers adds a new flavor option to the existing flavors of Peanut Butter and Smooth & Creamy Big Bunny Bites. Each egg is 1 oz. SRP $1 per 4-pack.
  • Eggword’s Eggs – A whopping 32 oz. bag of assorted Smooth & Creamy eggs…Wow! 2 pounds! Have fun spelling names or Easter messages with these yummy eggs foiled with bright festive letters. Available in 32 oz. lay-down or stand up gusset bags containing 94 letters. SRP $7 – per bag.

Which one is your favorite? Let us know and you could win an Easter prize package from R.M. Palmer! Deadline to enter is March 14th, 2018 at noon PST. U.S. Residents only, please. One winner will be selected randomly by SoCal City Kids.

And, don’t forget to enter R.M. Palmer’s Selfie Sweepstakes! 

Every Bunny loves a selfie! This year R.M. Palmer Company’s newest hollows are getting in on the fun. These 10 oz. boy and girl hollow milk chocolate Selfie Bunnies are camera ready and excited to celebrate R.M. Palmer’s 70th anniversary in a very special way.


Snap a selfie with your Selfie Bunny and enter for a chance to WIN a trip for two to Chicago and visit the 2018 NCA Sweets & Snacks Expo as a guest of R.M. Palmer Company. Cutout props on-pack help capture the perfect selfie moment. Upload your selfie to the Selfie Sweepstakes link on R.M. Palmer Company’s Facebook page and use #selfiebunny. https://www.facebook.com/MakingCandyFun/app/403834839671843/


Two grand-prize winners will be chosen and each grand-prize package includes a trip for two adults to Chicago, one-day entry into the 2018 Sweets & Snacks Expo, roundtrip airfare, two-night hotel stay and $500 spending money. Runner-up prize packages include an assortment of R.M. Palmer everyday and seasonal favorites valued at $75.00 – 2nd Place winners will receive a Palmer selfie stick. Contest ends April 2nd, 2018.


Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this holiday post. Images were also provided.