#HighStrungMovie opens April 8th

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My son and I recently saw the movie “High Strung” , which opens in theaters April 8th.  We both enjoyed the movie, which was full of dancing (of all kinds and varieties), music, and some stars of one of our favorite TV shows, “So You Think You Can Dance”.  In fact, one of the companies that helped make the movie was the Dizzy Feet Foundation, which is the brainchild of the show’s hosts and producer Nigel Lythgoe and director Adam Shankman to help bring dance to everyone.

The show had a light plot, and of course a love story- the love of arts, but also of a young, down on his luck violinist and a blonde ballerina.

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My son was able to meet choreographer Dave Scott, who has also appeared on So You Think You can Dance, as well as stars of the movie Keenan Kampa and Nicholas Galitzine. He loved seeing the people on the big screen in person, especially Dave Scott (whom he has been watching for years).

Please also join us for a Twitter Party tonight at 9pm EST to chat with the movie’s director, Michael Damian, and win great prizes.

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About HighStrung:
In a city where only the best succeed, two radically talented people from opposite sides of the tracks need to find harmony to achieve their dreams.

RUBY ADAMS is a dancer from the Midwest on scholarship, living her first day in New York City. JOHNNIE BLACKWELL is a British musician, playing for money in the subway tunnels. Ruby’s world is classical and disciplined; Johnnie’s is improvisational and street smart. When a hip-hop battle gone wrong throws these two artists together, they immediately clash but can’t deny it when sparks begin to fly. Their lives quickly get entangled in the pitfalls that come with competing in New York City. With the help of a dynamic dance crew called The SwitchSteps, Ruby and Johnnie must find a way to save Ruby’s scholarship and keep Johnnie from being deported.

In an action-packed extravaganza combining cutting edge hip-hop with contemporary and classical dance, the two must navigate their opposing worlds and prepare for a competition where winning or losing will change their lives forever.

Watch the Trailer: https://youtu.be/v3Xi1yEDN7U

High Strung opens in theaters on April 8th. You can find a list of theaters on http://www.highstrungthemovie.com.

#HighStrungMovie Twitter Party Tonight!

Last night, my son and I went to go see the preview of  the new movie, High Strung. We both really enjoyed it, and my son especially loved the music and dancing- really, what the movie was centered on.

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If you are a fan of music, dancing, and fun movies, you will want to join our TWITTER PARTY tonight at 9 PM EST.

You can follow along by using the  hashtag #HighStrungMovie , and tweet along to win prizes and find our more about the movie and it’s stars. Director Michael Damian will also be tweeting with us, and you can win super cool prizes like Joseph Nogucci necklaces, Pastry dance shoes, and so much more.

About HighStrung:
In a city where only the best succeed, two radically talented people from opposite sides of the tracks need to find harmony to achieve their dreams.

RUBY ADAMS is a dancer from the Midwest on scholarship, living her first day in New York City. JOHNNIE BLACKWELL is a British musician, playing for money in the subway tunnels. Ruby’s world is classical and disciplined; Johnnie’s is improvisational and street smart. When a hip-hop battle gone wrong throws these two artists together, they immediately clash but can’t deny it when sparks begin to fly. Their lives quickly get entangled in the pitfalls that come with competing in New York City. With the help of a dynamic dance crew called The SwitchSteps, Ruby and Johnnie must find a way to save Ruby’s scholarship and keep Johnnie from being deported.

In an action-packed extravaganza combining cutting edge hip-hop with contemporary and classical dance, the two must navigate their opposing worlds and prepare for a competition where winning or losing will change their lives forever.

Watch the Trailer: https://youtu.be/v3Xi1yEDN7U

High Strung opens in theaters on April 8th. You can find a list of theaters on http://www.highstrungthemovie.com.

House Monkey Twitter Party! #HouseMonkeyTribe

 

House Monkey Twitter Party 3-29-16 at 9p EST RSVP bit.ly/housemonkeyrsvp

Join Blog­gin Mamas & House Monkey as we host the #HouseMonkeyTribe Twit­ter Party on Tuesday, 3–29–16 at 9p EST/6pm PST! We’ll be chat­ting about the new House Monkey app and website.

Date: Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Time: 9:00–10:00pm EST / 6:00–7:00pm PST

Hash­tag: #HouseMonkeyTribe

Pre­sented by: @monkey_tribe and @BlogginMamas

Mod­er­a­tors: Eng­lish– @HeLoEnterprises Span­ish– @BBabushka

Co-Hosts: @EnzasBargains, @havesippy, @DarciBean, @MamasMission, @MommyPowers

About House Monkey

House Monkey is a home management solution (app & website) to efficiently organize & motivate the tribe living in your home to get everything done! Bring the concept of spending time together and caring for your home back to life with the digital tool perfect for your tribe.

Get 30 days FREE by using code I4dLNT in the coupon code. The coupon code is case sensitive! After 30 days you have the OPTION to get a year’s subscription and pay just $28.99 for the first year.

$28.99 yearly fee includes:

· All standard features of House Monkey – the preferred home management system

· 1G of data for your home used at your discretion (videos, chat, appliance manuals, receipts, etc.)

· Unlimited members in your family’s account

· Access to your account via both the mobile app and the website

· Accessible on any platform (PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, mobile web browser)

· No ads

Tweet­share:

Dur­ing the Twit­ter Party there will be a chance to win one of the fol­low­ing prizes by answer­ing var­i­ous ques­tions about House Monkey. Win­ners will be selected at ran­dom from all eli­gi­ble entries.

Prizes

One (1) prize pack, including a One-Year House Monkey subscription + Stephen Joseph Monkey Backpack and lunch box (ARV $71)

One (1) prize pack, including a One-Year House Monkey subscription + SOZO Cuddle Mat (ARV $84)

One (1) prize pack, including a One-Year House Monkey subscription + Kangovou Stainless Steel Dish Set (winner’s color choice) (ARV $99)

First Prize

One (1) prize pack, including a One-Year House Monkey subscription + Stephen Joseph Critter Table and Chairs set – MONKEY (ARV $109)

Grand Prize

One (1) prize pack, including a One-Year House Monkey subscription + 4 tickets to your local ZOO (ARV $149)

RSVP Prize

One (1) prize pack, including a One-Year House Monkey subscription + SOZO Monkey Hooded Towel (ARV $50)

RSVP Below!!

Terms and Con­di­tions

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.

By RSVP’ing to this event and uti­liz­ing the #HouseMonkeyTribe hash­tag, the atten­dees acknowl­edge hav­ing read and agreed to these terms and con­di­tions.

Twit­ter Party Prize Give­away begins March 29th, 2016 at 9:00 pm ET and ends no later than March 29th, 2016 at 10:30pm ET (the “Twit­ter Chat Entry Period”). Entrants enter via fol­low­ing @monkey_tribe, @HeLoEnterprises & @BlogginMamas, and post­ing a tweet with the #HouseMonkeyTribe hash­tag dur­ing the Twit­ter Chat Entry Period. Five (5) Win­ners will be drawn ran­domly by random.org at approx­i­mately 12 minute inter­vals dur­ing the Twit­ter Party Entry Period. One (1) Win­ner will be drawn ran­domly via random.org from the event RSVP’s on the Mr. Linky wid­get.

Prizes include:

One (1) prize pack, including one (1) One-Year House Monkey subscription + One (1) Stephen Joseph Monkey Backpack and One (1) lunch box Total approx­i­mate retail value (“ARV”) $71, for one (1) win­ner.

One (1) prize pack, including one (1) One-Year House Monkey subscription + One (1) SOZO Cuddle Mat. Total approx­i­mate retail value (“ARV”) $84, for one (1) win­ner.

One (1) prize pack, including one (1) One-Year House Monkey subscription + One (1) Kangovou Stainless Steel Dish Set (winner’s color choice). Total approx­i­mate retail value (“ARV”) $99, for one (1) win­ner.

One (1) First Prize pack, including one (1) One-Year House Monkey subscription + One (1) Stephen Joseph Critter Table and Chairs set – MONKEY. Total approx­i­mate retail value (“ARV”) $109, for one (1) win­ner.

One (1) Grand Prize pack, including one (1) One-Year House Monkey subscription + four (4) tickets to winner’s local ZOO of choice. Total approx­i­mate retail value (“ARV”) $149, for one (1) win­ner.

One (1) RSVP Prize pack, including one (1) One-Year House Monkey subscription + One (1) SOZO Monkey Hooded Towel Total approx­i­mate retail value (“ARV”) $50. One (1) prize pack to be awarded to one (1) win­ner who RSVP’s via the Mr. Linky wid­get.

 

Each win­ner receives one (1) prize pack. Entrants who fail to com­plete said actions will be dis­qual­i­fied and an alter­nate win­ner will be selected from all entrants who entered dur­ing the Twit­ter Party Entry Period. Win­ners will be noti­fied via DM (Direct Mes­sage) on Twit­ter with a request for an email address to send prize claim infor­ma­tion. Win­ners will have 48 hours to reply to the DM with a valid email address. Win­ners will have an addi­tional 48 hours from when prize claim infor­ma­tion is sent, to claim their prize and pro­vide ship­ping info, or a an alter­nate win­ner will be selected from amongst all entries received dur­ing the Twit­ter Party Entry Period. All prizes will be awarded pro­vided they are validly claimed by April 1st at 11:59AM EST.

Entrants agree to release and hold harm­less the Blog­gin’ Mamas, Heather Lopez Enter­prises, LLC, Twit­ter, and any other orga­ni­za­tions respon­si­ble for spon­sor­ing, ful­fill­ing, admin­is­ter­ing, adver­tis­ing or pro­mot­ing this give­away, and their respec­tive par­ent, sub­sidiaries, and affil­i­ates and each of their respec­tive offi­cers, direc­tors, mem­bers, employ­ees, agents and sub­con­trac­tors (col­lec­tively the “Released Par­ties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and lia­bil­ity, includ­ing but not lim­ited to neg­li­gence and dam­ages of any kind to per­sons and prop­erty, includ­ing but not lim­ited to inva­sion of pri­vacy (under appro­pri­a­tion, intru­sion, pub­lic dis­clo­sure of pri­vate facts, false light in the pub­lic eye or other legal the­ory), defama­tion, slan­der, libel, vio­la­tion of right of pub­lic­ity, infringe­ment of trade­mark, copy­right or other intel­lec­tual prop­erty rights, prop­erty dam­age, or death or per­sonal injury aris­ing out of or relat­ing to a participant’s entry, cre­ation of an entry or sub­mis­sion of an entry, par­tic­i­pa­tion in this give­away, accep­tance or use or mis­use of prize. Entrant agrees to indem­nify, defend and hold harm­less the Released Par­ties from and against any and all claims, expenses, and lia­bil­i­ties (includ­ing rea­son­able attorney’s fees) aris­ing out of or relat­ing to an entrant’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in this give­away and/or entrant’s accep­tance, use or mis­use of prize, includ­ing, with­out lim­i­ta­tion, lia­bil­ity for per­sonal injury, dam­age, or loss.

The Released Par­ties make no war­ranties, and hereby dis­claims any and all war­ranties, express or implied, con­cern­ing any prize fur­nished in con­nec­tion with the give­away. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING,SUCH PRIZES ARE PROVIDEDAS ISWITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND THE RELEASED PARTIES HERE BY DISCLAIM ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT ABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

Dis­clo­sure: Blog­gin’ Mamas is man­ag­ing this Twit­ter Party. Indi­vid­ual co-hosts are receiv­ing com­pen­sa­tion for their par­tic­i­pa­tion. All prize ful­fill­ment is the respon­si­bil­ity of the spon­sor.

Twitter Party with #BedtimeBattle 2/23 at 8 pm EST

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! I am sure we have all been there at one point or another. Struggling to get our little ones to brush their teeth before bed! But we all know just how important it is to make sure we get that teeth time in! All young children need help with brushing from an adult to make sure a good job is done.

  • As soon as baby is born, you can start good oral health practices. If possible, use a soft washcloth to wipe your baby’s gums after feedings. Remember not to put babies to bed with a bottle filled with milk. And, when it is time to introduce solids, choose healthy foods to reduce the risk of tooth decay.
  • For children under age 3: As soon as you see a tooth in your baby’s mouth you can start to BRUSH! Use a smear (grain of rice) of toothpaste with fluoride 2 times per day.
  • For children ages 3–6: Use a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. It is OK to let them practice with the brush, but you get your turn too.


On Tuesday, February 23rd, the Ad Council’s Kids’ Healthy Mouths campaign will hold a Twitter chat to celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month with cohosts Momfluential, HaveSippy and Teeth Fairies and we would love for you to join us!

The chat will focus on how parents can win the #BedtimeBattle with the 3 Bs: Brush, Book, Bed. Tips will be shared for structuring children’s nighttime routines in a healthy way (including brushing for 2 minutes) that helps them get to sleep.

Together, we can win the #BedtimeBattle for healthier children and happier parents – and you might even win prizes from Teeth Fairies. It’s a win/win.

#DoggyDateNight Twitter Party

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is in the air — and pups can sniff it too!  That’s why I’ve partnered with Big Heart Pet Brands dog foods, including Milk-Bone, Pup-Peroni, Canine Carry Outs and Milo’s Kitchen) to invite you to the first-ever #DoggyDateNight Twitter Party!
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Come celebrate with other dog lovers, show off your best puppy pics, and get treated to lots of cool surprises. Just cuddle up with your furry soulmate and tag your tweets with #DoggyDateNight to join in the fun!
For those are you unfamiliar with Twitter Parties, they are really fun and oftentimes, huge, live chats on Twitter that use specific hashtags to connect participants to the conversation stream.
In preparation for the #DoggyDateNight twitter paw-ty, I found some great doggy outing ideas at TheNosePrint.com, a site with tons of paw-some tips, tricks and advice for dog parents.
  • How about a sweet treat? Here’s a great roundup of DIY Valentines to make for your furry friend. [link to: http://thenoseprint.com/article/valentines] (Bonus Treat: Make and share a photo of your DIY Valentine project at the Twitter Party and you could win a prize!)
  • With Valentine’s Day coming up, this #DoggyDateNight couldn’t have come at a better time.
    Share a photo of your homemade doggy valentine at the Twitter Party and you could win an awesome prize!
    Have fun at #DoggyDateNight on Wednesday, Feb. 3, from 8-10 pm ET (5-7 pm PT).
    Please RSVP here to join the fun:  http://tweetvite.com/event/doggydatenight

Join Me in an Understood Twitter Party #LDCHAT

One in five children struggles with issues related to reading, math, writing, focus, and organization, yet many children with learning and attention issues do not have a diagnosis. With the right diagnosis, parents and teachers are better able to understand what their children are going through. This leads to a better understanding of the help that they need in order to be successful. When a child is able to fully understand and overcome whatever struggles they are facing, they will finally feel normal. They will have a higher self-esteem and feel more in line with their peers.

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On Wednesday, November 11, at 12pm ET, Understood will be holding a Twitter chat that aims to keep the momentum going and raise awareness of learning and attention issues. Follow along with hashtag #LDCHAT and follow users @understoodchats & @understoodorg. Experts will be available to answer your questions and concerns and share resources from Understood.org.
I hope you will join me on #LDCHAT, to chat about this important topic and that you will look to Understood.org for resources and to keep this dialog open all year round!

Join Me at the #LoveLO Twitter Chat

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IT’S TONIGHT!
We invite you to join us at the ‪#‎LoveLO‬ Twitter Chat! We have tips & ideas to bring out the beauty that you already possess.
Oct. 20, Tuesday
6pm PST | 8pm CST | 9pm EST
Hosted by: Ciaran Blumenfeld at Momfluential Media, along with our other #LoveLO Your Skin Ambassadors.
We have PRIZES- You can win $50 – $100 Visa Gift Cards and Liquid Oxygen products!

Join Me for a #FamTimePV Family Travel Twitter Party

Please join me for a TMS Family Travel Twitter Party! @TMSFamTrav and Family Travel Consulting (@FamilyTravel4um and @Takingthekids) are cohosting an hour Twitter chat with Visit Puerto Vallarta (@PuertoVallarta) on “Food & Fitness for Healthy Family Travels”. The chat will take place on Thursday, October 8th, from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET. The chat will use hashtag #FamTimePV.

Panelists: make sure you follow!

– Lois Alter Mark – Midlife at the Oasis – @loisaltermark

– Heather Delaney Reese, It’s a Lovely Life – @itisalovelylife

– Samantha Feuss – Have Sippy Will Travel – @havesippy

– Dave Parfitt – Adventures by Daddy – @adventuresbydad

– Carrie Robinson – The Frugal Foodie Mama – @FrugalFoodieMama

Prizes:

Chat Participants will have the chance to win 1 of 6 prizes!

We will be giving away 4 Visit Puerto Vallarta Swag Bags as well as 2 Grand Prizes! The Grand Prizes are a 3 night stay for 2 at the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta (@HyattPVZiva) and a 3 night stay for 2 at the Hilton Puerto Vallarta (@HIltonVallarta). Both properties are all-inclusive. *Trip does not include airfare.

To enter the prize giveaways, participants must follow @PuertoVallarta, @HyattPVZiva, and @HiltonVallarta.

Swag Bag winners will be announced at the conclusion of the Chat on October 8th.

Trip prize winners will be announced on Monday, October 12th.

Here’s how the chat works:

  1. Log in to Twitter at http://twitter.com before the chat starts at 8:00 PM ET.
  2. Enter the hashtag #FamTimePV into the search bar and select the “All” search option to follow the chat in real time (you will see all of the tweets coming in that incorporate that hashtag).
  3. Remember to always add the hashtag #FamTimePV to your tweets.

Good Luck!