Walden Family Theater is proud to announce the Space Warriors Blog App & a chance to Win a Family Trip to Space Camp!
Watch Space Warriors on Hallmark Channel May 31st at 8/7C for your chance to win a trip for the whole family to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s Space Camp! Keep an eye out for the secret keyword for a chance to go on location where Space Warriors was filmed and train like a real astronaut!
In Space Warriors, six highly skilled teenagers are handpicked to be part of a summer space camp competition but they don’t realize that they will be forced to solve a life or death crisis aboard the International Space Station as the world anxiously watches.
About Space Warriors:
Six highly skilled teenagers are handpicked to be part of a summer space camp competition at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. As the competition heats up, the kids have no idea that their ultimate challenge will be to solve a life or death crisis aboard the International Space Station as the world anxiously watches.
Starring: Thomas Horn, Danny Glover, Josh Lucas, Dermot Mulroney, Mira Sorvino and Booboo Stewart.
Space Warriors is the second film in the Walden Family Theater original lineup featuring great family entertainment, airing Fridaynights exclusively on Hallmark Channel. Walden Family Theater is creating films for the whole family to enjoy together, so make sure to mark your calendars and gather around the television to watch all the great upcoming films!
Past films include: “The Chronicles of Narnia” series, “Holes”, “Nim’s Island”, “Charlotte’s Web”, and “Return to Nim’s Island.”
Official Space Warriors Website: http://spacewarriorsmovie.com/
Official Space Warriors Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NutxR0D4FxY
Why you will love the Space Warriors Blog App:
• Win a Family Trip to SPACE CAMP! - Tune in to Space Warriors on Hallmark Channel May 31 at 8/7c for the secret keyword to win a family trip to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s Space Camp!
• How Spacey Are You? QUIZ – Are you a Space Warrior? Do you use the stars to navigate your journeys instead of the map function on your smartphone? Take this quiz to find out whether you’re destined to orbit the cosmos or whether you’re happiest living here on this planet.
• Prepare for Blast-off! Space Warriors Viewing Guide – Mark your calendars for May 31st and check off the boxes as you watch Space Warriors for the most spectacular, spaciest experience!
Get Social With It!
• Tweet with the #SpaceWarriors hashtag to show your excitement about tuning in on May 31st for the secret keyword and a chance to win a family trip to #SpaceCamp!
• Share on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or Tumblr
• Tweet on Friday May 31st with the #SpaceWarriors hashtag
• Post your results from the How Spacey Are You? QUIZ.
• Share your favorite activity from the Prepare for Blast-off Space Warriors Viewing Guide!
• Pin the Prepare for Blast-off Space Warriors Viewing Guide to your Pinterest boards
How to Win:
One reader will win a Space Warriors Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + VUDU Digital Copy) (Walmart Exclusive).
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This promotion is open until June 16, 2013 at midnight EST and is limited to US residents, 18 years or older. The winner will be chosen randomly. Winner must respond to email within 48 hours or prize may be forfeited. Promotional content and prize for this promotion is provided by and shipped by Walden Family Theater release of the Space Warriors Blog App and/or its representatives. All images and content Walden Family Theater release of the Space Warriors Blog App. The prize will be sent via FedEx or UPS. No P.O. Boxes please. This may be a digital delivery. Please also include email address.
Tween brands can be expensive. But, with planning, patience, and some inside tips from a former tween, you can do it.
My son is 10-1/2. At this point, he’s not really into clothes (thankfully). But, I know the day will come soon. So, I wanted to be prepared. My 14 year old niece gave me some advice almost a year ago about tween brands and how tweens dress. She knows I’m a frugal gal, so she gave me plenty of insider tips & tricks to keep more money in my wallet.
What is a Tween?
A 7-12 year old, who feels like he’s not a little kid, but he is not yet a teenager.
Which Items Make Great Tween Outfits
- Graphic Tees
- Skinny Jeans
- California/Surfer-style shirts with print
- Hooded sweatshirts a.k.a. Hoodies
- Hooded Jackets
- Anything Neon
- Oversized Baseball caps
- Glasses without lenses
- Knee High Socks
- Pairing shorts with knee high socks
- Anything Neon
- Touches of 80′s retro
- Glasses without lenses
Which Tween Brands Should You Buy
- Abercrombie & Fitch
- Claire’s Boutique (for jewelry)
- Strawberry (for jewelry, pajamas, inexpensive layering pieces)
When to Shop
- End of season (Feb, May, Aug, Nov)
- Year round at thrift stores or consignment stores like Plato’s Closet, and discount stores like TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, and Ross
- Thrift stores are exceptionaly stocked at beginning of school year and Christmas when parents are cleaning out closets
How to Afford Tween Brands
If your tween likes a particular brand, pick the central items at those stores. Shop the clearance bins or$5 bin at Hollister. To stretch your budget, shop Walmart, Kmart, or Target. They are a great source to buy tank tops in solids or prints for layering. Also, you will find accessory sets like bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and belts .
Otherwise, here are some example price points in our area:
- $5 at Claire’s Boutique will buy earrings or bangles
- $10 at Foot Locker will buy colored or pattern socks
- $20 at Hollister will buy a hoodie
- $60 at Foot Locker will buy a pair of Adidas Sambas
Finding Tween Styles at Thrift Stores
In order to have success at thrift stores and consignment stores, come in with an eye for what you’re looking for. Browse catalogs, storefronts, and websites. Try things on for fit, color, and style.
Key Points for Tween Style
This is their first shot at illustrating their personality, creativity, and style. Shop at the right places, know your price points, and take inspiration from fashion magazines and higher end clothing stores. Focus on quality over quantity or price. Just like stockpiling groceries at the right price, buy larger sizes at the end of the season, in preparation for next year.
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Your birthday is the only day that is truly just yours. Not Mother’s Day, when all mothers are celebrated. Not Christmas, when everyone exchanges gifts.
We plan parties, make gift wishlists, and make cakes for our kids. But, what about us?
I have a very good friend who always takes the day off for her birthday (yes, even as a working mom) . She may go see a movie, go to the spa, even enjoy a nice lunch. But, she always takes the day off for herself. I have secretly been jealous of her planning and celebration of herself. If that inspires you, I recently posted a list of gift ideas for moms. You could treat yourself to any of those items.
My birthday falls on a Tuesday this year. (It’s tomorrow, if you were wondering ) Thankfully, it’s a day I normally don’t work. And, thankfully, both of my kids will be in school, for most of the day. So, I plan to indulge as much as I can.
Here are some freebies I plan to get:
Here are links to other resources:
Things You Can Get for Free on Your Birthday
Birthday Freebies, Clubs & Specials
How to find hundreds of birthday freebies
A former boss would ask us each on our birthday: “what’s the best thing…?” and “what’s the worst thing…?” that has happened since your last birthday. Most years were unremarkable.
This year I would say that the worst thing was my surprising unemployment and all of the life changes that came with it. The best thing was recently getting a new part time job that allows me the flexibility to grow this blog, learn more about marketing/writing/and blogging, and the freedom to do so. I am happy to say I have come full circle.
Do you make a big “to do” of your birthday? How? Why not?
Financial Lessons We Learned from Our Mothers
This is a guest post by John Gower, a writer for NerdWallet.
For most of us, the first thing we learned about finances from our mothers was the sage wisdom, “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” But there is a lot more we can learn from our moms about keeping our financial house in order, after all, moms are often tasked with budgeting, day-to-day spending, and other household financial skills. Here’s a summary of some of the best things we picked up from our mothers.
Starting a home recycling program is a great family activity and a way to teach environmental responsibility to children.
I started with plastic grocery bags (I can never remember to bring in my cloth bags, even though I keep them in the car). I keep about 10 to use in the house for trash bags in individual bedrooms and the bathroom (or other needs). Then, we began drinking bottled water, so I added those bottles from bottled water.
Mother’s Day is all about celebrating moms. But, when the lunches are eaten and the gifts are put away, where do you turn?
Coming off a great Mother’s Day weekend, I wanted to share a few encouraging posts for moms who may be burnt out, worn out, and yelled-out.
signs of mommy burnout and tips to help you avoid it
6 Tips to Overcome Working Mom Guilt
Become the Mom You Want to Be
7 Shortcuts That’ll Take You From Stress to Smiles At Home
Dealing With the Down Days
Download Clever Household Tricks. (affiliate link)
These clever tricks will save you time and free your house of clutter and mess, while using things you are probably throwing out or are collecting dust. Something for everyone in this book, I bet you haven’t heard all these tricks yet.
Download 40 Days of Prayer (affiliate link)
“One of the most significant numbers in the Bible is the number 40. Many of the most well known Biblical events can be connected with the number 40. Each time the number 40 appears, God does something huge. Each day people began to hear about the 40 days of prayer and asked to be added to the list, and our prayer circle continues to grow. It was an incredible 40 days that made a huge difference in the lives of everyone involved. I want to share these devotions with you. My prayer is that God will speak to you about changes He wants to make in your life.
Download 110 Ideas to Keep Kids Busy Without Technology. (affiliate link)
110 Ideas to Keep Kids Busy Without Technology is filled with tons of ideas for kids only, things you can do with them, older/younger siblings working together, and family activity ideas too!
These books are currently FREE. But, the price could change at any time. You can save this to your Kindle or Amazon account.
Don’t own a Kindle? No problem. You can download one of the free Kindle apps for your web browser, desktop computer, or any mobile device you have. I’ve read lots of books on my phone, so let me know if you have any questions.
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This is a Partnered Post written by me. All opinions are 100% mine.
As a busy mom on the go, I am always looking to streamline the number of items I have to carry in my purse. If my cell phone can double as a digital camera, that is one less item to carry and one less item to forget at home. So, when I heard about the Nokia PureView 808, affectionately known as a photographer’s best friend, I was stoked. Continue reading…
Wondering what to get your wife, mom, or best friend for Mother’s Day? If she is a working mom, here are 16 ideas to get you started.
Moms can be hard to buy for. Often, we say we don’t know what we want or we don’t need anything. But, this mom will tell you the truth. Last year, I told you about What Moms Really Want, But Won’t Ask For. I would be happy with anything on this list (and I think my mom would be, too). Each item on this list is a way to treat or pamper mom to a product or service that she probably wouldn’t buy for herself. She’ll be so happy YOU did! Continue reading…
School paperwork is inevitable. With this easy three step plan, you’ll have everything under control in no time.
Whether you have children in preschool, elementary, or middle school, they will come home with papers most every day. From homework to graded papers to school announcements, the papers are always coming in.
Mine often sit on the kitchen counter or my nightstand (waiting to be dealt with). Opportunities missed, dates passed.
With one child in elementary and another in preschool, I decided that I better come up with a system for this sea of papers that seems to pile up. I think the most important thing about keeping the paper piles down is to process them everyday. With this easy plan, you will have the pile whittled down in no time. Continue reading…