Sponsored: Time in a Box

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FoxMind Presents the Gift No One Else Can Give

What does every child want? An I Pad? Xbox? Maybe, but what is the one thing that every child wants, needs and deserves? At FoxMind Games they believe they know the answer and today announced the international availability of its new Time in a Box.

The new product, the brainchild of child psychologist and writer Rute Moreira, is more than its contents. It’s a gift of dedicated time; an opportunity to try new things; a way to explore art and science; a chance to plan for the future and to consider the past; and a way to tell a child in your life that they matter to you – more than anything!

David Capon, President of FoxMind, explained, “The benefits of Time in a Box extend beyond the product itself because it creates uninterrupted quality moments with the family and reinforces social-emotional connections. It also aims to reinforce the child’s feeling of connection to a larger community such as the neighborhood or the town where he or she lives.”

When you give Time in a Box, (MSRP $17.95 for 2 players ages 6 and up) you are offering a child you care about the gift no one else in the world can give them: your time. Inside the box you’ll find 96 activity cards that allow a child to momentarily shift your priorities and focus on doing a special activity together, such as playing a board game; solving a puzzle; starting a family tree; making a blanket fort; or carrying out an act of kindness that will bring a smile to a stranger’s face. Time in a Box includes a simple written agreement between you and the child that sets the ground rules by which you’ll both abide. Adults should switch off their smart phones and get ready for some quality time!

“Season-by-season, Time in a Box is a gift that inspires activities that provide a wealth of ways to make memories together and the unique and beautiful box can serve as a memory chest where pictures and notes can be collected and treasured,” Capon said.

Order yours today! http://www.foxmind.com

 

Reviewed byJust Jeanae was compensated for facilitating a review. All opinions are always my own, and are never influenced by any other factors. Stay tuned for a review of my family’s experience with this product!

 

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Sponsored: Breakfast with Santa

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It is that time of year again! Grab you kiddos, and their wishlists, for a fun breakfast with the Big Guy.

Breakfast with Santa
iT’Z Family Food & Fun

Saturday, December 13
8 AM to 10 AM
All iT’Z locations: Euless, Houston, Pasadena, Colorado Springs, Albuquerque
For more details: http://www.itzusa.com/breakfast/

* Breakfast to include items such as pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, skillet potatoes, etc.
* Santa will be visiting with the children while they eat and available for photos. Please don’t forget your camera!
* Please note that the Admission is $5.99 per person and is required for all guests who wish to enter for this promotion.

Just Jeanae was compensated to attend this event in order to facilitate a review.
All reviews always reflect my own opinion, and are never influenced by any other factors.
Stay tuned for photos from my family’s fun morning at iT’Z!

 

The Match Maker by Karey White

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The Match Maker is book #2 in Karey White’s Husband Maker series. Although this book can be enjoyed on its own, I believe that book 1 would grant a great deal of context. It was so difficult to begin this review because I want to tell everything that happens! I love this series so far! I think that it is much more enjoyable for readers to take the emotional ride with Charlotte, and her friends, without too much information. I therefore will not spoil too much of the story for you.

I love stories with relatable characters, and I am a firm believer that you can write about relationships and romance, without being distasteful. Karey White does an incredible job of presenting characters that are hilarious, and not exactly predictable. The women in this book are much like those that you would find in your own social circles, and they want what most women want: love. The characters aren’t perfect, and they don’t make the wisest decisions, but I couldn’t help myself from cheering them on, and wishing the best for them.

Charlotte must not be wife material because as soon as a man breaks up with her, he marries the next woman that he dates. Imagine what that could do to an ego! When she broke up with Kyle, it was disappointing enough. Upon hearing that he was officially engaged, just six months after their relationship, she is devastated! Who really wants to be the “husband maker” instead of the wife? Is she the cause? Is her timing “off,” or something? Why are these men ready to marry after she is out of the picture?

As life moves on, she manages to successfully play matchmaker for her friend Aleena, but still ponders when things will ever turn around for her own love life. Finn, a Scottish tourist, helps things to become a bit interesting for Charlotte. She meets him during his visit to the States, and thinks nothing more of the relationship than friendship. She remains in touch with Finn after he returns home to Scotland. She takes a chance by taking Finn up on his offer to visit him. Although she fights against it, Charlotte finds herself intrigued, charmed, and even hopeful. Maybe he is it, the one, hers at last. Maybe her heart will not betray her. Maybe things will work out, and she will find love at last.

If you enjoy clean romance stories, and find yourself cheering for true love, then I believe that you will enjoy this series. The Match Maker is a fun, quick read, and can be a nice break from the hustle, and bustle of the next few weeks of holiday plans. I look forward to what happens next in Charlotte’s life.

 

Match Maker Book CoverABOUT THE BOOK:

The Match Maker by Karey White (The Husband Maker #2)

(Summary contains spoilers if you have not yet read book #1 The Husband Maker)

It’s been six months since Charlotte and Kyle broke up, and the Husband Maker strikes again. Kyle is officially engaged, while Charlotte is still nursing a broken heart.

In an effort to get Charlotte out of her rut, she and her best friend decide it’s time for some good old-fashioned matchmaking. While Aleena arranges for Charlotte to meet up with a handsome Scottish tourist, Charlotte gets her two best friends together. But when sparks start to fly between Aleena and Angus, Charlotte is left feeling more alone that ever–at least until the charming Scotsman becomes more than just a safe, rebound guy and teaches her that maybe, just maybe, she can dare to open her heart again.

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Karey White grew up in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Missouri. She attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University. Her first novel, Gifted, was a Whitney Award Finalist.

She loves to travel, read, bake treats, and spend time with family and friends. She and her husband are the parents of four great children. She teaches summer creative writing courses to young people and is currently working on her next book.

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LEGO® Creativity Tour: We Have a Winner!

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 DING, DING, DING! We have a winner!

Congrats to Heather B., winner of the (2) free tickets to the opening night of the LEGO® Creativity Tour in Biloxi!

The LEGO® Creativity Tour is powered by the team that created the LEGO® KidsFest tour.  The Tour will premiere during the weekend of Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 – Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention Center in Biloxi, MS.   LEGO fans of all ages the opportunity to build, create, and enjoy an unforgettable LEGO experience through engaging play areas, construction zones, family-oriented activities, and more!

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Sessions are quickly filling up, so you are encouraged to hurry, and secure your tickets. This is the session availability as of today:

Friday Session 1             TICKETS AVAILABLE
Friday Session 2             TICKETS AVAILABLE
Saturday Session 1         TICKETS AVAILABLE
Saturday Session 2         SOLD OUT
Saturday Session 3        TICKETS AVAILABLE
Sunday Session 1          TICKETS AVAILABLE
                                             Sunday Session 2          TICKETS AVAILABLE
                                             Sunday Session 3          TICKETS AVAILABLE
There will be no tickets available at the door for a sold out session.
For more information, and ticketing, please visit: www.LEGOcreativitytour.com
Just Jeanae has been compensated with free passes in order to complete a review. All opinions expressed are always my own. Many thanks to US Family Guide for the opportunity to visit and review this event.

What to Read: Thanksgiving

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We are discussing great reads for Thanksgiving, and my favorite kid selected the books for this week. Yes, this is normally published on a Wednesday; however, Superkiddo insisted that he must finish another book before we could release this list. So, there you have it. I hope that you will enjoy this entry from my favorite kid guest blogger:

 

Thanksgiving

 

Turkey Trouble on the National Mall by Ronald Roy. KC’s mom married the President, so she gets to live in the White House. KC and her best friend Marshall always find mysterious adventures. The President gets to pick one turkey to pardon for Thanksgiving. The night before, 177 turkeys are put into the National Mall to wait for the President’s pick. The next morning, all of the turkeys are GONE! KC and Marshall are always so helpful in searching for clues. This is a fun mystery, and it will make you think about Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanksgiving Thief (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew) by Carolyn Keene. Nancy, Bess, and George are very best friends, and detectives. They are the Clue Crew. The Clue Crew was very excited to dress up like Native Americans for the Thanksgiving program at school. Everyone in town was preparing for Thanksgiving and the students were learning about traditions. One day, they discovered that something very odd was going on: all of the Thanksgiving foods were disappearing! The Clue Crew had to find out who was trying to destroy Thanksgiving for everyone. This is a very fun mystery, and  if you follow all of the clues, you might be able to solve it before the book ends.

The Turkeys’ Side of It: Adam Joshua’s Thanksgiving by Janice Lee Smith. Adam Joshua hoped to get a really cool part in the Thanksgiving play. He was not happy to hear about the role he was given. He had to play a turkey! His best friend Nelson has to be a turkey, too. At first, they are so embarrassed to participate, but they work together to find a way to make the play so much fun.

Thanksgiving on a Thursday by Mary Pope Osborne. Jack and Annie travel through time in their magic treehouse. This edition took them back to the very first Thanksgiving. They met the pilgrims and Native Americans, and tried to help with the meal. Jack and Annie were not the best at using the old methods for cooking. They burned the Thanksgiving turkey by dropping it into the fire! This book has so many funny and interesting parts. If your class is studying Thanksgiving, you might recognize some of the characters and traditions in this story.

Superkiddo hopes that you, and your young readers, enjoy these books. Stay tuned for what he discovers next week.  Do you have favorite Thanksgiving books? I would love to hear about them.

Be sure to check out the others who have linked up their Thanksgiving posts:


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