RSVP for the #Phones4School Twitter Party!

CB-Twitter-Party-Post-Disclosure-June2014-TM2-450x24 _Phones4School-Twitter-Party-7-25 Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know I do, and I am totally excited to host a party about Back to School savings with Walmart Family Mobile.  On July 25th at 12:00 PM EST, please join me for the #Phones4School Twitter Party where we’ll be talking about how you plan to stay connected with your student as they go back to school. I will also be giving you a chance to win prizes of $550 in Walmart gift cards throughout the hour!

Are you familiar with Walmart Family Mobile? They offer up some great savings such as a $34.88/month plan for Unlimited Talk Text & Web (First line only, price applies for the duration of the service plan if purchased within the promotional period) and $24.88/month for Unlimited Talk & Text. With four kids, I love the savings that we could get by using their services.  If you want to learn more AND have a chance to win awesome prizes, then join me at the #Phones4School Twitter Party!

Ready to learn more? Join me for the #Phones4School Twitter Party where we will discuss how to save money on wireless plans for your student.

Join me and RSVP for the #Phones4School Twitter Party on SoFabChats!

DATE: Friday, July 25th

TIME:  12-1 pm ET

PRIZES: 5 – $100 Walmart Gift Cards

EARLY BIRD PRIZE: 1 – $50 Walmart Gift Card

HOSTS:@LaughWithUsBlog,@iamthemaven, @MudpiesandTiara, @jamieharrington, and @tsue1136

SPECIAL GUEST: @FamilyMobile

RULES: #Phones4SchoolTwitter Party Official Rules

RSVP & PARTY GRID: #Phones4School Twitter Party Page

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— Mudpies and Tiaras (@MudpiesandTiara) July 18, 2014

 

How To Participate In A Twitter Party on SoFabChats!

TIP:  How to join a Twitter Party – sign in! Before party starts, click on the green “Sign In On Twitter” bar at the top of the page!

TIP: Who to follow at a Twitter Party? Follow the Party Team by clicking on the Twitter handle links on the RSVP page!

TIP: Want to win Twitter Party prizes? RSVP by clicking on RSVP button before you join the party, follow everyone on the Party Team, and tweet with the party hashtag during the party to be eligible!

TIP: How to win the Early Bird prize? Watch for chance to share a tweet when you RSVP for chance to win!

TIP: Special deals and brand coupons? Keep that options checked when you RSVP for the party!

TIP: New to Twitter parties? Watch your column and Party Team tweet columns – they are slower paced and easier to follow!

TIP: Where to find Twitter Parties? Check out the SoFabChats Twitter Party Calendar to find more fun parties to attend!

Find more helpful Twitter Party Tips on SoFabChats!

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Motts for Tots via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.

Summer time and warm days mean lots of time playing outside. We have almost 1 acre, a zip line and a swing set. Our kids love playing outside from sun up to sun down. This is awesome, but during the Summer I do worry about them staying hydrated. Luckily, our kids and our toddler all love Mott’s® for Tots.

When our kids are toddler aged we always diluted their juice with water. But get this…Mott’s® for Tots has already done this for us busy moms which is why their juice has 40% less sugar than 100% apple juice*! Their juice is a good source of vitamins A, C & E, so your kids are getting good vitamins and staying hydrated at the same time. Mott’s® for Tots comes in easy to tote juice boxes and the larger bottles as well.

We keep the larger bottles inside the fridge. But the juice boxes are our go-to for when we are playing outside.

These juice boxes are a lifesaver! We can grab them and run outside to play. And they are a great size for letting our toddler sip on while we drive around running errands. But best of all….they are 100% toddler approved by OUR toddler, Benjamin!

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*Mott’s Fruit Punch Rush and Wild Grape Surge have 15g sugar and the market average of 100% fruit juices and blends have 25g sugar.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Motts for Tots via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

Kristen and I love our readers!  So we thought we’d host a giveaway to thank you all for being so great :)  One reader will win a $10 Amazon GC just because! We have some great giveaways coming so stay tuned!!

 

Belinda is a wife, mom, blogger, and Brand Ambassador. She has six children including 5 boys and 1 girl. Belinda enjoys reading, photography, crafts and DIY projects, and watching her boys play soccer. You may contact Belinda at mudpiesand tiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Belinda

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received free admission to Charlotte Nature Museum for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

During our recent trip to Charlotte, NC, we got the chance to visit the Charlotte Nature Museum.  This fun museum features live animals, shows, hands on activities and more.  I knew it would be right up my kids’ alley!  Right after we got there, there did a live demonstration of a snake feeding.  I will preface this by saying I am TERRIFIED of snakes so I watched from a distance!  However, my boys thought it was super neat.  The woman doing the demonstration was very informative and made it interesting even for someone who is not a fan of snakes!

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After the demonstration, we explored the rest of the museum.  It was really easy to navigate since it is basically one big circle.  The Beginnings exhibit showed the life cycles of different animals.  The kids were especially fascinated by the  baby chick and tadpole section.  I liked that they had interactive displays that really got the kids interested and made it fun.  My 4-year-old loved seeing the turtles!

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They also had other animals native to the Carolinas, like opossums, owls, snakes, skinks, skunks and more.

They all enjoyed Our Big Backyard.  This section let kids experience what life is like for animals.  The boys loved crawling through the tunnels and playing in the water.

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In Insect Alley, the kids learned about various insects with some really neat displays and activities.  They were able to see how the world looks to a fly, see an assortment of bugs up close and try on an insect body :)

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In the Butterfly Pavilion, we got to see a variety of beautiful butterflies.

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During the Creatures of the Night show, Grandpa Tree taught the kids about nocturnal animals as they listened to the nighttime sounds of the forest.

We walked through the Pap Paw Nature Trail to our last stop, Fort Wild, the outdoor play area.

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I have to say, Fort wilderness was one of the neatest play areas we have ever been to!  It encouraged kids to explore and create using natural materials.

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The kids were able to run, climb, dig and just have fun!  I never imagined they would have so much fun with just a few small wheelbarrows and some logs!

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They also loved climbing on this huge dragonfly.

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The area was nice and shady and there were Adirondack chairs for parents to sit in while the kids played.  We seriously could have spent the whole day there!  It was so relaxing and was a great reminder that kids don’t need big fancy toys to have fun.  Nature can provide plenty on it’s own!

Freedom Park is right next to the Nature Museum so we decided to walk over to check it out.  We crossed over this pretty bridge.

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It opened up to an absolutely beautiful park!

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It was so pretty and peaceful!  There was a walking/running trail all around the lake, places to picnic and fish and a playground.  It was the perfect way to relax together as a family and enjoy the nice day.

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Charlotte.  We were impressed with all it had to offer for families as well as how clean and well kept the city was.  It had the city with attractions and culture and just minutes away you could experience nature with beautiful parks and walking trails.  There are plenty of great places to stay as well.  We stayed at Sonesta ES Suites.  I had honestly never heard of this chain before but it got good reviews online and they offered rooms big enough to accommodate our large family at a good price ($115 for a 1 bedroom suite with a kitchen!).  When we got there we were excited to learn that they had not only given us a complimentary upgrade to a 2 bedroom (we never luck out with things like that!) but we also learned that they provide free “appetizers” and drinks Tues-Thurs evenings.  What they considered appetizers, I would call a meal!  One night they had steak and cheese sliders with chips and the next they had hamburgers and chips.  Huge perk! The staff was very friendly and the kids loved the pool and basketball court.  I was super impressed with the hotel and wanted to share with our readers since I know how hard it can be to find a family friendly hotel at an affordable prices, especially for large families!

We ended our trip with a visit to IKEA (LOVE that place!) and lunch from Hungry Howie’s (best pizza and I LOVE their steak and cheese subs!).  We have decided we will make yearly tradition of visiting Charlotte.  There are so many things to do and we look forward to exploring it more!  Have you ever been to Charlotte?  What attractions or places would you recommend?

 

 

Belinda is a wife, mom, blogger, and Brand Ambassador. She has six children including 5 boys and 1 girl. Belinda enjoys reading, photography, crafts and DIY projects, and watching her boys play soccer. You may contact Belinda at mudpiesand tiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Belinda

Thanks to Pop Secret for sponsoring today’s discussion.

During the Summer we have all kinds of fun outdoors.  There is swimming, playing in the yard, bike rides, decorating the sidewalks with chalk, nature hikes and so much more.  But when the heat is too much, or the rains come, there is nothing much that can beat a family movie night.  Of course, if we are watching a family movie then the kids want some Pop Secret Popcorn to go with the movie.

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We all enjoy Pop Secret Popcorn, but have you ever burned your popcorn. Phew! That stuff is stinky!  One time my cousins and I were all visiting our grandpa in the nursing home.  We were little, maybe each around 8-10.  He asked us to make him some popcorn and bring it to another room where we could all hang out.  Well, we burned the popcorn right up.  The whole nursing home stank like burned popcorn and we were afraid it would set off smoke detectors. LOL!  I am sure you may have a popcorn horror story as well.  Luckily, Pop Secret Popcorn is changing all that with their new Perfect Pop App.

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After you download the App, using it is a cinch.  You grab your Pop Secret Popcorn and your favorite popcorn bowl and your iPhone.

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Turn up the volume on your phone and start the App at the same time you start your popcorn.  You will need to stay within 3 feet of your microwave.  The App will listen and determine when your popcorn is ready.  A Perfect Pop every time, leaving you to enjoy your Pop Secret Popcorn and a family movie night.



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I would love for you to share your burned popcorn horror stories below and let me know how the new Pop Secret App will help you avoid this in the future.

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Thanks to Pop Secret for sponsoring today’s discussion.

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen