Thursday, July 23, 2015

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Without Adding Inches to Your Waistline with the NEW Dannon® Light & Fit® Tiramisu Yogurt - Only 80 Calories Per Serving! #IHeartTiramisu #IC #ad

Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Dannon. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All views and opinions are my own, and do not necessarily represent those of Dannon.




Being a busy mom on the go, I am always rushing around getting the girls stuff together, their shoes on, and making sure they have gone potty, then getting them to the car and secured in their car seats.  All this rushing around, i oftentimes forget about grabbing a snack to munch on while out and about, as I start to feel hungry from missing a meal or simply picking.  A good day is when I can drink my coffee HOT in the AM, right from the pot, without having to warm in the microwave,and sitting down at the table with the girls enjoying a hearty breakfast.  But, if you have little ones, you know that this doesn't happen that often.  And, if you are trying to keep your mommy figure :-) and not reach for junk food when you are in need of a snack or pick me up, you have to make sure you only fill your pantry with healthy options.  

We all know snacks should be healthy, but when you are running around all day and just want a quick snack to satisfy your sweet tooth or feel like you are cheating on a diet, what can you reach for?  How about the new Dannon® Light & Fit® Tiramisu yogurt.  

 Dannon(R) Light & Fit(R) Tiramisu Flavored Greek Nonfat Yogurt (Photo: Business Wire)

At only 80 calories and 0% fat per 5.3 oz serving, this Greek nonfat yogurt will definitely satisfy your taste buds and sweet tooth, without adding inches to your waistline.  And, knowing that it is only 80 calories per serving, you will not feeling guilty afterwards, even though it tastes so good you would expect it to be full of sugars, fats and high in calories. 
#IHeartTiramisu #Ad #IC

Being of Italian decent and originally from Boston, I grew up having tiramisu served at all family gatherings, especially around the holidays.  This was the first dessert my Italian grandmother taught me, while also teaching me how to make and drink coffee and espresso. :-)  While there is nothing like Grandma's tiramisu recipe, this new flavor from Dannon® sure does remind me of her mouth watering dessert.  



It is rich and creamy in consistency and so smooth with each and every bite.  It is hard not to think of Boston's North End or being in my grandma's kitchen baking up tiramisu, as you peel back the top of the Dannon® Light & Fit® Tiramisu yogurt cup and smell the sweetness of this craveworthy Greek Tiramisu. 

My parents came to visit the other day and saw the Dannon® Light & Fit® Tiramisu yogurt in my refrigerator...how could they miss, I ended up stocking up at Stop & Shop and filled a whole shelf with my new guilty pleasure, which is also good for you and offer 12 grams of protein per serving.  I let her try a cup and she was in heaven, smiling after each spoonful.  When I told her that the Dannon® Light & Fit® Tiramisu yogurt was only 80 calories, she couldn't believe it, as it tasted so good, and healthy and bland like some other flavored Greek yogurts.  My dad even snuck a spoonful and said it tasted like "butter" meaning it was smooth, creamy and delicious. :-)  It is hard to get my dad to try something new, especially healthy snacks including Greek yogurt.  But, when he saw that it was tiramisu, his sweet tooth kicked in and he started to crave it.  It was so delicious and really does fill you up.  Since my parents visit last week, they have told me that they, too, have stocked a shelf in the refrigerator with the Dannon® Light & Fit® Tiramisu yogurt, and can't stop raving about it with friends.  

Like me, my parents are also enjoying Dannon® Light & Fit® Tiramisu yogurt for breakfast, as a mid-day snack or late night treat.  My husband has been sneaking a few and enjoying as his dessert after lunch.  



There is no right or wrong time to reach for and enjoy Dannon® Light & Fit® Tiramisu Flavored Greek nonfat yogurt.  It will satisfy your sweet tooth, while also helping you manage your diet, weight loss goals, or simply steering clear of junk food and unhealthy snacks, to maintain a healthier lifestyle.


If you are a fan of Greek yogurt, and love flavored ones, you will want to pick up a few Dannon® Light & Fit® Tiramisu yogurt cups the next time you go food shopping.  Once you take a spoonful, you will see why I, my family and so many others are now talking about their new guilty pleasure, thanks to Dannon®.  This is on treat I can't resist, and look forward to enjoying, morning, noon and night! :-)

For some of us, our guilty pleasure or comfort food we turn to after a long day comes in the form of sweets. These indulgences are delicious and satisfying, but can often lead to consuming empty calories that we regret later. Dannon® Light & Fit® Tiramisu yogurt provides the sweetness we crave, without the guilt! This creamy breakfast, snack or dessert option is a treat that helps with managing diet, weight loss, or simply maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Tell your readers about your experience giving Dannon® Light & Fit® Tiramisu Flavored Greek nonfat yogurt a try and how it helps you to maintain a healthy lifestyle, without missing out on the flavor you crave from your go-to treats.

 Stay up-to-date on all things Dannon®, including new flavor additions, special offers and more by following them on their social media pages and website...


Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Dannon. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All views and opinions are my own, and do not necessarily represent those of Dannon.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Connect with Amwell's Board Certified Doctors 24/7 From the Comfort of Your Home -- No Appointment Necessary! #momsloveamwell #ad

DISCLOSURE:  This post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer's Network.  However, all opinions are 100% my own.






Busy a busy mom on the go with two little ones in tow, it is hard to just stop everything and run an errand, let alone go to the doctors.  Have you tried to sit in a doctor's waiting room with a 3 and 5 year old, especially when it is packed and they are not feeling well?  Not fun at all.  What if you really needed to see the doctor for your child or even yourself, but didn't want to deal with the hassle of getting the kids ready, making sure they go potty, getting them to the car, and then waiting in a waiting room for 30+ minutes?  Have you heard of Amwell?  If not, this is the answer to your prayers when it comes to seeing the doctor and not having to rearrange your schedule and life to do so.

So, what is Amwell anyway?  It is the nation's largest telehealth company, which connects patients with board-certified, licensed doctors (most with an average of 15 years in practice), for an immediate one-on-on live online chat, no matter the time of day -- day or night.  You can access Amwell either with your mobile device (iPhone or iPad) or desktop computer.  Now how is that for convenience?  I don't know about you, but I couldn't help but smile thinking about how convenient Amwell is, in that I just have to reach for my iPhone or iPad and within minutes can be connected and talking with a doctor, and on my way to having the girls or myself feeling better.  Who knew going to the doctor's could be so simply and painless?  


"Amwell is also the first telehealth service awarded accreditation by The American Telemedicine Association"

Thanks to Amwell, this telehealth company created by doctors, is making doctor's visits more appealing, not just because of the live, online visits, but also because of what this company has to offer users.  I have tried out other telehealth services in the past, but have been disappointed with their features.  I don't know about you, but I like to know who the doctor is that I am speaking to, including their educational background, and if they are board-certified or not.  With the others telehealth services I have used, you are connected with a doctor through a live online chat, but you can't choose the doctor..you get who is available at the moment in time.  And, on a few occasions, I have felt rushed when talking to the doctor, as you are usually only given 15 minutes for a call -- anything over and you have to pay again in 15 minute intervals, which can get pricey, especially when you have a little one you are trying to have explain their symptoms or respond to the doctor, for a proper diagnosis.  With Amwell, you are able to see a list of board-certified, licensed doctors available to you, and their background, including specialty, years practicing, etc.  I really like this option, as it still lets me feel like I am in control of my health and choosing the doctor I want to see and have treat me or my family.



Creating an account with Amwell is also easy.  Within a matter of minutes you can create an account, enter your medical history and current symptoms and then connect with a doctor.  Each and every time you log on to Amwell, you don't have to worry about having to re-enter the information, as it is stored securely for you the first time, which saves a lot of time, and gets you face to face with a doctor quickly.



So, what types of health concerns or conditions can Amwell's doctor treat or diagnose?  Amwell doctors see patients with minor illness and injuries, general health and wellness concerns those needing a prescription refill and even patients needing chronic condition management.  Based upon your medical condition, you can choose to talk with primary care and specialist physicians, as well as licensed behavioral therapists and registered dietitians, to meet your health and wellness needs.

Have a question to ask a doctor? Get the care you need quickly - typical issues include:
•             Bronchitis
•             Cough
•             Sinus infection
•             Sore throat
•             Urinary tract infection
•             Vomiting
•             Diarrhea
•             Fever
•             Pinkeye
•             Flu
•             Sprains and strains
•             Cold
•             Respiratory infection
•             Headache
•             Depression
•             Anxiety
•             Weight concerns
•             Smoking cessation

"Just choose the type of visit you are looking for and select a provider.  Depending on the issue at hand, the doctor can diagnose, suggest follow up, and prescribe, when appropriate.  Amwell takes your privacy very seriously. Your visit with the doctor is secure and HIPAA compliant." 


I know what you are asking?  This online service must cost an arm and leg, right?  Not at all -- "Amwell is accepted by many major insurers, with more added every day.  Enter your health insurance information for a lower cost visit.  Amwell's on-demand doctor visits are now available in 46 states."  Even if you don't have health insurance you can still use Amwell's service and receive a low-cost consult with one of their doctors, without breaking the bank.   Amwell offers $49 physician visits -- yes $49!!! :-)

"Consumers expect online visits to be cost-savers; with in-office visits costing, on average, $82 for first-time patients according to the Healthcare Blue Book, Amwell offers a $49 physician visit – a savings of $33.  Great option for students in college looking for cost-effective healthcare or those between jobs and without insurance."

Here are some of the reasons why people continue to use Amwell, instead of going to see a doctor in person...



  • "Lower cost. Consumers expect online visits to be cost-savers; with in-office visits costing, on average, $82 for first-time patients according to the Healthcare Blue Book, Amwell offers a $49 physician visit – a savings of $33.  Great option for students in college looking for cost-effective healthcare or those between jobs and without insurance.
  • Accessibility.  After hours, on weekends and in the middle of the night (24/7/365) availability.  Great for those who do have transportation or when you don’t feel well enough to drive and those who are newly relocated and don’t have providers yet.
  • Convenience.  Consumers are looking for a faster appointment.  Now they don’t need to schedule an appointment nor do they need to wait to be seen, especially if on vacation or business travel.  The doctor can be seen from the comfort and convenience of their own home.
  • Quick prescriptions. Consumers would rather have an online video visit than an in-office visit to obtain common primary care prescriptions. 
  • Peace of mind. Rather than self-diagnosing or visiting a social forum for medical advice, users can obtain second opinions directly from board certified, licensed doctors."

Since first being introduced to Amwell a few weeks ago, I have used this service a handful of times.  It seems like my girls always get sick more during the summer months.  From sinus infections to head colds and even conjunctivitis, we have been battling illness for the past few months.  It seems like once the girls are starting to feel better, they pick up another bug and are out of commission for another week or so.  And, because of all this illness, my own immune system becomes comprised from lack of sleep, and I end up picking up whatever the girls have, and we pass it back and forth.  Not fun at all.  But, at least being diagnosed and getting a prescription filled is fast and easily down from the comfort of your home -- in our case, our living room couch. :-)



Want to give Amwell a try?  How about getting your first visit FREE.  Yes, I said FREE! Thanks to the folks at Amwell, they are offering all Inspired by Savannah readers the opportunity to have a FREE visit with an Amwell provider.  Simply use coupon code ROLEMOMMY to receive this exclusive deal.  Act fast, as the coupon code will not last forever.  So, what are you waiting for?  Download the most popular consumer telehealth app worldwide (in 2014 according to App Annie) and within a matter of minutes have a doctor on the line with you.  The doctor will see you now!  :-)  




Can't wait to hear what you think of Amwell.  I know that once you try this consumer telehealth service, you will never worry about dealing with the hassle of going to the doctor in person.  No more waiting rooms filled with sick people, where you will wait longer than your rushed visit with the doctor.  At the end of your visit, you will be send an electronic record of everything discussed for your records and so you can share with your primary care physician, to keep them in the loop.

Stay up-to-date on all things Amwell, including special discount visits, news and more....



DISCLOSURE:  This post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer's Network.  However, all opinions are 100% my own.
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Now That You Have Seen the New Minions Movie...Get the Minions-Themed Candy from Bazooka Candy Brands in Stores Now! #Giveaway

Disclosure: I was sent samples from the vendor as a thank you for hosting the giveaway.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.



My girls have a new favorite movie..."Minions," which released back on July 10th.  We saw the movie in theaters the day it came out and then again last weekend at the drive-in.  Next weekend we plan to see it again with a few of the girls' friends.  Each and every time the girls have gone to see this movie, they have to dress up as minion, including the silly goggles, and bring along a backpack filled with Minion figures.  They really are huge fans, and watch the movie each time as if it was the first time!

When the girls and I are not taking in the new Minions movie for the umpteenth time, we are keeping are eyes out in stores for the fun new Minions movie inspired candy line from Bazooka Candy Brands, which includes Ring Pop Gummies, Push Pops and more.  




Want to win a Minions candy prize pack from Bazooka Candy Brands?  Read on to learn how to enter my giveaway. :-)

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"This summer, everyone’s favorite wide-eyed yellow creatures are making their way back to the big screen with the highly anticipated Despicable Me prequel, “Minions”.  Just in time for the film’s release, the adorable little guys that fans everywhere have fallen in love with will also be making their way to a candy store near you! In conjunction with the film, Bazooka Candy Brands will be introducing a line of Minion-themed candy at retailers nationwide.




Fans will find limited edition-versions of Ring Pops, Juicy Drop Pops, Jumbo Push Pops, Baby Bottle Pops and Ring Pop Gummies, ranging in price from $.53-$1.97 at a store nearby."

--GIVEAWAY--




Thanks to the kind folks at Bazooka Candy Brands, one lucky reader will win a candy prize pack featuring a variety of Minions-themed candy.  To enter this fun giveaway, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!


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About Minions

"The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time.  Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters.  Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression.

But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob—ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.

The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award®winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain.  They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind...from annihilation.

Featuring a soundtrack of hit music from the ’60s that still permeates our culture today, Minions is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and is directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda.  Brian Lynch has written the screenplay for the 3D-CG comedy adventure, and Chris Renaud serves as executive producer of the film.  www.minionsmovie.com."



Disclosure: I was sent samples from the vendor as a thank you for hosting the giveaway.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.
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Monday, July 20, 2015

See You At the 2015 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk in September...Sign Up Now and Save $5 off Registration! #JimmyFundWalk #ad

Disclosure:  I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

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Photo credit to John Deputy

See You There!

This September I will be able to cross something off my bucket list, which I first created when I found out I had stage 2 nasopharyngeal carcinoma back in 2008...I will be walking with my family and friends in the 2015 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk!  Why am I walking you ask, besides having this as a bucket list item?  For starters, I will be celebrating 7 years in remission this year, and wanted to do something as a thank you to all the doctors and staff at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, who gave me a new lease on life.  I was told prior to having radiation and chemo treatment that I wouldn't be able to have kids, but by the grace of God I have been blessed with two beautiful and healthy girls, who will also be joining my husband and I on the 2015 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk.  

My girls are still too young to understand cancer, so I haven't brought it up to them. But, when they are old enough, I will be sharing my cancer journey with them and celebrate my survivorship with them, as they mean the world to me, and I am so grateful to be in remission and have the opportunity to be a mom like I had always hoped for. In addition to experiencing cancer firsthand, I have also seen most of my family and some dear friends lose their battle with cancer.  My mom and I are the only ones left on her side of the family, as cancer took everyone else from us.  

So, when I head into Boston on September 27th to participate in the 2015 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, I will be walking not only as a survivor, but also to honor those friends and family who are no longer with us.  


Photo credit to John Deputy

They didn't let cancer win...they just didn't want to live in pain anymore.  It will definitely be bittersweet when I participate in the 2015 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, as I have chosen to start the walk at  Dana-Farber, and walk 3 miles to the Copley Square finish area in Boston, where walkers will enjoy live music and food  


Photo credit to John Deputy

This is just one of four routes walkers who register for the 2015 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai and help Dana-Farber Cancer Institute can chose.  The other starting points include:  Hopkinton, which is a 26.2-mile walk; Wellesley, a 13.1-mile walk and Boston College, a 5-mile walk.


Photo credit to John Deputy

Do you have a connection to cancer?  Maybe you are a survivor like me, or have lost a close family member or friend?  Why not celebrate your survivorship or celebrate the lives of those taken too soon by cancer, by registering today and walking in the 2015 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk.  With your help, you will help raise crucial funds that will help support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute with their cancer research and patient care.  


Photo credit to John Deputy

Cancer not only is a battle for your life, but treatment and post care can be really expensive, even if you have good health insurance.  I know as I had health coverage, but spent the past 6 years paying off medical bills from my 2008 treatment. 


Photo credit to Aaron Washington


It may sound crazy, but I feel that I owe the folks at Dana Farber Cancer Institute my life, as they treated my rare form of cancer, and put me in remission.  The least I can do to say "Thank You," is to walk in the 2015 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk and raise funds that will go directly to Dana Farber Cancer Institute to help conquer all cancers in both children and adults from all around the world. Will you join me in lacing up and taking steps towards a cancer-free world?  I hope you will!  Make sure you use the following registration coupon code: BLOG - to save $5 off the $25 registration fee.

Photo credit to John Deputy

Even if you can't make it to Boston to walk, or are not healthy enough to walk, it doesn't mean you can't participate.  Learn more about participating as a virtual walker here.

Photo credit to John Deputy


Stay up-to-date on all things related to the upcoming Sept. 27th 2015 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk by following the Jimmy Fund Walk on Facebook, Twitter (hashtag #JimmyFundWalk) and YouTube.


Disclosure:  I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
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Sunday, July 19, 2015

William Shatner Lends His Voice to a New Sprout Original Series, Clangers...A Show Not to Be Missed! @HelloClangers #SproutClangers #ad

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post in collaboration with “Clangers”and Coolabi. All opinions are my own.




Welcomes the Clangers...

Clangers




Sprout Network has gone and added another amazing family-friendly show to their ever popular line up.  Back on June 20th, Clangers, which is narrated by the one and only William Shatner premiered.  I had heard about the show a few days prior when I saw William Shatner making the rounds on daytime talk shows to promote the show.  The show sounded liked something my girls would enjoy, and they sure did!


Did you happen to catch Clangers when it premiered a few weeks ago on the Sprout Channel?  If you missed it, you will definitely want to check your local listings and make a point to watch it with the kids, as it talks about different themes including problem solving, celebrating and understanding differences, diversity, teamwork, loyalty and friendship, kindness, exploration of the world around us and even reusing and recycling.


In case you missed the show, here is more about the show, including my family's thoughts of the show...




"The Clangers are a unique family of imaginary pink long-nosed creatures who live on a small blue planet in space. These inquisitive and adventurous creatures – who are very loving and supportive of each other and their friends - communicate through distinctive Clanger whistles. The Clangers family – alongside a cast of many other extraordinary creatures - create a warm and harmonious world of fun, imagination, exploration and invention."



The Clangers includes Small, Tiny, Major, Mother, Granny, and their friends Iron Chicken, Soup Dragon, The Froglets.  When you think of space shows, William Shatner always comes to mind, as does Star Trek, which I grew up watching and made William Shatner a household name.  So, it was only fitting that when the popular children's show, Clangers, which has been popular in the UK and on the BBC channel for over 20 years, was to be introduced to the USA audience, that William Shatner lend his voice.  What can't this guy do?  Right! :-)


As you know, I have two girls, Bella who is now 3.5 (yes, you have to 3.5, as it sounds older than 3) and Savannah, who just celebrated her 5th birthday today.  They tuned in with me back on June 20th to the premiere Clangers episode -- note: this show airs nightly on Sprout! at 7PM EST, so set your DVRs to record this show.  I didn't tell them anything about the show, except that it took place in outer space and followed a family of tiny pink creators called the Clangers.  I wanted to see their reaction upon seeing the show for the first time, without giving them too much information.  And, I was glad I did this, as the girls were talkative from the very start. 


What really caught the girls' attention was how the Clangers communicated. Instead of talking, they would use high and low pitch whistles to talk.  And, with the help of William Shatner as the narrator, the viewers are able to understand what it going on and being said.  I don't know about you, but I find that shows that contain too much dialogue are a real turnoff for my girls.  They are more into unique audio and animation to keep their attention.  And, the whistles and cute space family was a perfect combination that kept them engaged from start to finish and had them asking for more Clangers.


As a parent, I love shows that discuss themes and life lessons that little ones are working on learning.  We usually watch a show and then will discuss what was seen and if there was a lesson that was to be learned.  Clangers covers so many great life lessons, including celebrating diversity, curiosity and exploring the unknown, family and friendship, just to name a few.  



My girls are at the age that I try to find shows to help explain things I try to teach, including teamwork and kindness.  Even though Bella is the same size and height as Savannah, she is still 15 months younger and still learning.  She doesn't see this difference, and gets frustrated when she can't participate in things or activities that Savannah is.  But, last week, according to Bella, was the best week ever, as she was able to go to Art camp with Savannah.  With her older sister by her side, Bella was able to practice her socialization skills and explore her creative side, without fear.  She had a blast, as did Savannah, as you can see in this photo...




And, this September, Bella will be heading to preschool, the same school Savannah went to, and can't wait.  She saw how much fun Savannah had, and how much she learned.  Thanks to this show and some of the lessons learned, Savannah has been taking it upon herself to help Bella with things like learning how to write her name, explore new things and act out scenarios to build her creativity.  I love watching the girls get along and work together as a team.  And, Savannah is doing an amazing job at sparking Bella's interests to learn and grow, and try new things.  Bella, in turn, is feeling like she is a "Big Girl" finally and at the same level as Savannah (even though there is an age difference).  Like they say, age is but a number. :-)  And, by watching the Clangers together, my girls are being inspired to explore new things together and work together without fighting.  Who knew a show could bring two sisters together and have them fighting less and wanting to be in each other's company?  Thank you Clangers, you have made this Mama very happy and proud of her girls. :-)


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"It's all very well trying to be something we aren't. But true happiness is being something we are."

Even though Clangers has only been airing since June 20th, we have been tuning in and enjoying each and every episode and talking about the show together, before watching again throughout the week as we have to record the episodes to watch again and again.



How can you not love tiny pink creatures who live on a blue planet?  The first episode introduced us to all the Clangers, including Small, Tiny, Granny, Major, Mother.  In addition to the Clangers, viewers also are introduced to their friends Iron Chicken, Soup Dragon, the Froglets.  I could go on and on about The Clangers as it really is a wonderful show for preschoolers. I am so happy that Sprout brought this popular show to the USA and that William Shatner lends his voice.  He speaks in a such a calming voice that my girls really enjoy the show and learning more about the Clangers, each and every time we tune in. 



Family = LOVE!!!! :-)

So, if you are looking for wonderful educational series for your preschooler that teaches social skills and life lesson, and have Sprout as part of your cable lineup, you will definitely want to tune in each and every evening at 7PM EST.  Once you meet the Clangers and their friends and hear them communicating through high and low pitched whistles, you will see why my girls and so many other Sproutlets can't get enough of this new series. 


Visit www.clangers.com to learn more about this new show airing on Sprout.  And, don't forget to follow Clangers on Facebook and Twitter (@helloclangers), to stay up-to-date on all things Clangers, chat with other fans of the show, etc.  Can't wait to hear what your family thinks of the Clangers, so be sure to share your thoughts below in the comments section. :-)



Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post in collaboration with “Clangers”and Coolabi. All opinions are my own.
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Act Fast!...Christmas in July Sale! Free Roku Streaming Stick with a 2 year Feeln Subscription #‎ChristmasInJuly‬ @feeln

Disclosure:  I was given a promotional item as a thank you for promoting sale by the vendor.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.




Are you a sucker for Hallmark movies like I am, and find yourself finishing off a complete box of tissues while watching one of these heartwarming movies?  Or, do you simply like wonderful family-friendly content that you can enjoy with your whole family?  If you answered "Yes," to either question, then you will love Feeln, a movie subscription service of the Hallmark Channel, which you can stream through your television using your Roku stick/box. Don't have a Roku, but would love to check out this subscription service? No worries, and you are in luck, as the folks at Feeln are having an amazing Christmas in July special. Right now, Feeln is currently offering a Free Roku Streaming Stick with the purchase of any 2 year subscription! That’s a $98 value for $47.98.  A steal right?  Think of this as a pre-Black Friday sale that you can't pass up.  :-)



"Feeln is the movie subscription service of the Hallmark Channel and offers quality films that are uplifting, safe and edifying for every family member to watch together. Rob Fried, an Academy Award-winning producer, founded Feeln with a mission to produce films with messages that inspire his own family, and people around the world."

I, for one, love Feeln, and have been a member since it first became available.  And, this past Christmas, my family watched Feeln more than any other channel on Roku, as it offered a great of kids shows that were perfect for my girls, including Rainbow Brite (Yes, the show you loved as a kid), as well as wholesome family friendly holiday movies, including "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa," of which we have seen over a dozen times since the holidays.


Another series my girls can't get enough of is Liberty Kids, which you will find on Feeln.  I was going to buy some of the DVDs for the girls, but saved my money when I found that Feeln offered them. :-)



I have yet to watch a movie from Feeln that I didn't like.  And, when it comes to sitting down Friday night movies, I can count on Feeln to provide quality films for my family to choose from.  For date night last week my husband and I stayed in to watch, "Away & Back," which I missed and forgot to record when it aired a few months back.  I highly recommend this Hallmark Channel movie, and make sure you have your tissues ready. 


So, now that the summer is here and families are spending more time at home and around the television, why not use this time to give Feeln a try?  You can't go wrong with their "Christmas in July" offer.  The price can't be beat, and your get a Roku stick on top of it.  What more could you ask for?  Well, besides more time in the day to watch all the amazing shows and movies Feeln has to offer. :-)


Don't delay in signing up, as the special holiday offer is only valid until the end of July.  And, make sure you share this deal with family and friends, so that they, too, can enjoy quality family programming. Visit Feeln today to learn more and sign up today.


Disclosure:  I was given a promotional item as a thank you for promoting sale by the vendor.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.
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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Arriving on DVD and Digital, Sept. 8th -- SESAME STREET: PLAY ALL DAY WITH ELMO -- Includes Over Two Hours of Fun With Your Furry Red Friend Elmo!


ELMO WANTS TO HAVE A PLAY DATE…WITH YOU!
SESAME WORKSHOP AND WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE
SESAME STREET: PLAY ALL DAY WITH ELMO


ON DIGITIAL AND DVD SEPTEMBER 8, 2015

Includes Over Two Hours of Fun With Your Furry Red Friend Elmo!

"Elmo is ready to share all his favorite games with your little one as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Sesame Workshop, the non-profit, educational organization whose mission is to help kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder, release Sesame Street: Play All Day With Elmo on DVD September 8, 2015 for $14.98 SRP. Sesame Street: Play All Day With Elmoincludes the full length episode “Simon Says,” bonus content and exciting video segment “Elmo’s World: Games.” The title’s release also aligns with the launch of the new Play All Day Elmo toy from Hasbro.

Spend the afternoon dancing, jumping, and clapping while playing all of Elmo’s favorite games. Preschoolers will join Elmo to play Freeze Dance, Red Light Green Light, Elmo Says, and more. Elmo helps make learning fun with his interactive approach to teaching children his favorite games. Sesame Street: Play All Day With Elmo will have your toddler bouncing up and down with excitement while practicing important executive function skills such as self-control, following directions and paying attention.

“Warner Bros Home Entertainment is thrilled to announce the newest addition to the Sesame Street collection, Sesame Street: Play All Day With Elmo,” said Jeff Brown, WBHE Executive Vice President and GM of Non-Theatrical Franchise Marketing. “Elmo continues to be one of the most loveable preschool characters of all time and we are happy to share yet another exciting title starring America’s favorite furry red monster.”

Now in its 45th season, Sesame Street is the longest-running program in children’s television and the number one top-of-mind preschool show with moms. Sesame Street also has the highest "co-viewing" experience - meaning adults watching with kids - of any preschool show. The series has received more Emmy awards than any other show in television history, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award honoring the 40th year."

Basics
Street Date: September 8, 2015
Order Due Date: August 4, 2015
Languages: English
Audio: Dolby Stereo
Color
Run Time: Approximately 124 Minutes
Rating:  NR

SESAME STREET: PLAY ALL DAY WITH ELMO
Price: $14.98

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About Sesame Workshop
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street which reaches 156 million children across more than 150 countries. The Workshop’s mission is to help kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder. Delivered through a variety of platforms, including television programs, digital experiences, books and community engagement, its research-based programs are tailored to the needs of the communities and countries they serve. For more information, visit us at www.sesameworkshop.org.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.
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