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Did you know Power Rangers is in it’s 20th season? Four million viewers watch each week on Nickelodeon making the Power Rangers series the #1 live-action series!

My son turned 18 recently and moved out on his own – but not before getting my five year old daughter hooked on his favorite childhood show, Power Rangers.  He thinks it is funny that he made her fall in love with the show and then moved away, leaving me to deal with her constant requests to watch it.  At first I baulked at her requests but I did sit down and watch with her and was pleasantly surprised. The Power Ranger aren’t the violent packed shows I thought but were in fact, good wholesome characters who were supportive of each other and defenders of good. Her favorite is Power Rangers Samurai and she would watch it over and over again if I let her.  

I recently had the opportunity to review the Power Rangers Megaforce: Ultra Defenders and I knew Kinsley would love a chance to see a different Power Rangers series. 

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Earth is in serious danger and it is up to the Power Rangers Megaforce to defend it in Power Rangers Megaforce: Ultra Defenders, arriving on DVD, Digital HD and Video on Demand June 17 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. When menacing robots attack using a powerful weapon, the Megaforce team looks to the sixth Ranger, Robo Knight, along with Rico the Robot to help fend off major destruction.

When the powerful but dangerous Aurora Box gives mutants Bluefur, Bigs and Dream Snatcher one hundred times their normal strength, it’s up to the Power Rangers to stop their destructive rampage! When the evil robots Metal Alice and Rotox attack, the Power Rangers Megaforce must rely on Robo Knight and their new ally, Rico the Robot, to prove that humans and robots can work together!

 

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From left to right: “Robo Knight” (far left), the Pink Ranger (“Emma,” left), the Black Ranger (“Jake,” left center), the Red Ranger (“Troy,” right center), the Blue Ranger (“Noah,” right) and the Yellow Ranger (“Gia,” far right) star in Lionsgate Home Entertainment’s POWER RANGERS MEGAFORCE: ULTRA DEFENDERS.

Power Rangers Megaforce Ultra Defenders includes five episodes:

  • Dream Snatcher
  • Gosei Ultimate
  • The Human Factor
  • Rico the Robot

Of course, Kinsley was over the moon watching the new episodes. I asked her how she liked it and she said it was “good, good, good”.  She loves the Pink Ranger and even wanted to name our new baby girl due in September after the pink ranger!  She has a pink ranger costume and romps around the yard “defeating evil”.  I think it is great that girls can have someone to look up to who can save the world right along side of the boys. 

Now is your chance to win a copy of Power Rangers Megaforce: Ultra Defenders for your child!  Enter on the widget below!

Power Rangers Megaforce: Ultra Defenders is available on DVD today for $14.95!

Everything is Awesome because The Lego Movie was released on BluRay today! Lego and non-Lego fans alike are going to enjoy this action packed animated film.  Read about the movie, make your own Lego GIF and enter to win a copy for yourself below!

The LEGO® Movie, the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO® adventure, directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller is an original 3D computer animated story that follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

Chris Pratt (Moneyball) stars as the voice of Emmet. Will Ferrell (The Campaign) stars as the voice of his primary adversary, President Business, an erudite, anal-retentive CEO who has a hard time balancing world domination with micro-managing his own life; while Liam Neeson (Taken) voices the president’s powerful henchman, known as Bad Cop, who will stop at nothing to catch Emmet.

Starring as Emmet’s fellow travelers are Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), as Vitruvius, an old mystic; Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Emmy nominee for 30 Rock), as tough-as-nails Lucy, who mistakes Emmet for the savior of the world and guides him on his quest; Will Arnett (Emmy nominee, 30 Rock), as the mysterious Batman, a LEGO minifigure with whom Lucy shares a history; Nick Offerman (NBC’s Parks and Recreation) as a craggy, swaggering pirate, obsessed with revenge on President Business; and Alison Brie (Community) as a sweet, loveable member of the team, with a powerful secret.

Now you can make your own mini 6 second Lego GIF video with The Lego Movie App! Move your mouse across the GIFs to control the action and play “EVERYTHING IS AWESOME” at the same time to really get crazy with it!  Press the “record” button and make a mini 6 second LEGO GIF video that can be shared to Twitter and Facebook. Videos instantly get posted to YouTube for everybody to enjoy!

See the video I created here!

Create your Lego GIF below and then enter to win The Lego Movie Blu-Ray!

 

Each household is only eligible to win The Lego Movie Blu-Ray via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central for Revolution Foods. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

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The kids are all out of school and we are ready to begin our summer adventures.  With the warm weather, brings trips to the park & lake, hiking, camping, summer camp, road trips and many more activities.  Since we are on the go so much, I tend to try to pack convenient lunches and snacks for our activities.  Unfortunately, when shopping for convenience, you often have to make a choice between that and nutrition.  It’s hard to fine, good tasting, real food for on the go. 

Until now!

Revolution Foods, founded by two moms who have ignited a healthy food movement in schools, now offers Revolution Meals Meal Kits.  These convenient meal options for kids are made with natural, high quality ingredients and contain no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

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Last year, when my twin daughters turned 13, the asked to join some social sites.  As a seasoned parent, I knew exactly how to prepare them for their life online but I wasn’t always a “CyberSmart” parent.  Hidden behind a computer or cell phone, bullying is easier than ever now. My older daughters and I had to learn the hard way about cyber safety.  I had no idea who to ask for help and did the best I could at the time but one of my daughters was bullied, both online and at school, and it led to a downward spiral that was hard for both of us to recover from.  Thankfully, we both came out smarter, more aware and I am now armed with tools to help my twins now.  How prepared are you?

With smart phones and laptops readily available to our kids today, Cyber safety is as important as ever. June is Internet Safety Awareness month and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, in partnership with Sprint, has created the CyberSafeFutures.org website where parents can go to learn more about cyberbullying, online privacy, social networking, and mobile smarts through an abundance of resources.

The website not only includes resources, including tips and discussion topics, for parents to keep their children safe, but the site also has an option to ask the Boys & Girls Club teenCyberTribe, a group of real life expert teens, questions and get real answers.  Participates who submit a question to the CyberTribe are entered into a raffle to win one of three grand prizes: an iPad and $500 to the Club of your choice.  Here are some of the past questions.

To submit your questions to the CyberTribe:

  • Visit the BGCA CyberSafe site
  • Visit the “Ask the CyberTribe” tab
  • Click “Ask now”
  • Write in your question, fill out your information (First Name, Last initial, City, and State)
  • Click “Submit”
  • After hitting submit you will be given the change to enter the CyberSafe Futures Giveaway.

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To find out how Cyber Smart you are, take the CyberSmart Parent Quiz.  This quiz will give you some indication of what areas you are proficient in and what areas you may need to focus on.  The key at the end of the quiz explains every question with full detail.  Then visit the resource page for tips on becoming Cyber Smart!

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I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for BGCA. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

 

ABC’s Bet on Your Baby is back!  All parents think they know their baby well, but are they willing to bet on it? Find out when actress/comedienne and working mom Melissa Peterman, star of ABC Family’s Baby Daddy hosts this adorable, hilarious and surprisingly suspenseful game show.


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Join Forces to Find GUARDIANS OF GOOD—

Real “Guardians of the Galaxy” Who Better Their Communities

Through Service, Science or Innovation

Are you a real life Guardian of the Galaxy?  Here is your chance to strut your stuff and win a trip to the Guardians of the Galaxy World Premiere!

 Check out the deets below!

Burbank, Calif. (June 11, 2014) –SEEKING REAL “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY!” Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Marvel Studios, Dolby® Laboratories and Visa Signature are joining forces for a nationwide MARVEL’S “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY”—GUARDIANS OF GOOD contest in conjunction with the August 1, 2014 release of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper.

MARVEL’S “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY”—GUARDIANS OF GOOD invites real “Guardians of the Galaxy,” young men and women (ages 14-18) from across the United States, to share their stories of how they are bettering their communities through service, science or innovation, and gives them the opportunity to connect with a galaxy of Peer Guides—who are already doing great things—to learn from their successes. Entries will be accepted between June 11, 2014 and June 29, 2014.

Application forms, eligibility requirements, official contest rules and more information are available at http://www.marvelguardiansofgood.com.

Applicants for GUARDIANS OF GOOD will participate in online sessions with Peer Guides, who will include representatives from generationOn, Broadcom MASTERS®, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” Ultimate Mentor Leadership Council. Peer Guide sessions are scheduled to take place between June 13, 2014 and June 21, 2014. The Peer Guides will discuss their personal stories of service, science or innovation as well as learnings and advice.

Following the Peer Guide sessions, all applicants will then submit a short video explaining how they are improving the galaxy and what inspiration and guidance they received from their Peer Guides. The five best video entries will be selected as winners.

The five winners will each receive: Two round-trip tickets to Hollywood, including hotel accommodations, from July 20 through July 23, 2014, to be on the red carpet at the World Premiere of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” on July 21, 2014; an invitation to the first-ever GUARDIANS OF GOOD INNOVATION & SERVICE SUMMIT on July 22at The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, where professionals and peers will share their knowledge; a backstage tour of the Disneyland Resort; and a red-carpet screening of the film at a Dolby® AtmosTM Theatre in or near the winner’s hometown.

GUARDIANS OF GOOD INNOVATION & SERVICE SUMMIT is scheduled to include presenters from NASA/JPL, speaking on the monitoring and protection of Earth through asteroid detection and Earth-observing satellites and ensuring the safety of Mars spacecraft during a comet encounter, Disney Imagineers, generationOn, Broadcom MASTERS®, Discovery Science Center, & Disney Global Community Outreach.

For more information about MARVEL’S “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY”—GUARDIANS OF GOOD, please visit http://www.marvelguardiansofgood.com.

About the Contest:

No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited.  Contest commences on or about 6:00 AM PST on June 11, 2014 and ends at 11:59 PM PST on June 29, 2014.  Open only to persons who are 14-18 years of age and legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and not employees of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, MARVEL, generationON or any of their parent, related or affiliated companies nor members of their households or immediate families.  Limit one (1) entry per student. Winners must be able to travel on July 20, 2014.  See Official Rules at www.marvelguardiansofgood.com for full eligibility and entry requirements, prize description, conditions and limitations. The official contest sponsor is Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

 

About the Movie:

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which first appeared in comic books in Marvel Super-Heroes, Issue #18 (Jan. 1969), stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova Prime and Benicio Del Toro as The Collector.

James Gunn is the director of the film with Kevin Feige, p.g.a. producing, and Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham,  Nik Korda and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. The screenplay is written by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”releases in U.S. theaters on August 1, 2014

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Pier 1 Imports. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating.

IMG_2985One of my favorite things about summer is getting together with family and friends for a BBQ or party.  I love creating a space outdoors to entertain our guests that is both comfortable and stylish.  This year, I kicked off the summer season with products from Pier 1.  The Pier 1 Outdoor Collection is amazing!  From the Living Alfresco collection with elegant neutral colors and subdued patterns to the Coastal View collection that will remind you of a seaside retreat with lovely hues of blues and greens, Pier 1 has everything to create the perfect outdoor oasis!

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We love to travel and one of the places on our bucket list to visit is Washington, D.C.!  While I haven’t been there yet, here is your chance to explore the city with this wonderful giveaway package.  Check it out!

This Mama Knows just had a fabulous family getaway to Washington, D.C. and so could you! Thanks to some generous sponsors, we have been able to offer this incredible getaway package:

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Deadline for entries is Friday July 4th at 12:00 am EST.

Giveaway prizes are subject to availability and black out dates may apply, prize must be used by July 1, 2015. The winner will be notified via email and has 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. The winner is responsible for any and all federal, state or local taxes related to winning this prize. By entering this giveaway you are agreeing to This Mama Knows’ terms of use and agree that your name and/or likeness may be used for promotion purposes by any of the giveaway sponsors. This giveaway is open to residents of the United States, age 21 or older. One set of entries per household and IP address. Any invalid entries will be voided. Travel to/from Washington, D.C. is not included. Prize has no cash value and is not transferable. Odds of winning is dependent on the number of entries.

 

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About the Embassy Suites Washington, D.C. Convention Center:

The Embassy Suites DC Convention Center is a full-service, upscale, all-suite hotel conveniently located in downtown Washington, D.C. – just 1.5 blocks from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The hotel amenities and location make our property perfect for both leisure and business travelers.

Every stay with Embassy Suites includes spacious two-room suites, complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast, and Evening Manager’s Reception. New to Embassy Suites Washington, D.C. Convention Center: you can now upgrade your room to a Premium Suite for just $25 per night and receive free high-speed WiFi, in-room Keurig coffee maker and access to complimentary fresh fruit, snacks, juices, soft drinks and water.

Looking for a hassle free trip? Be sure to ask about the Family Freedom Package that includes a fabulous two room suite, daily cooked to order bread, lunch or dinner and evening reception- plus all taxes and gratuities are included!

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It’s exciting to watch when your baby transitions from a stationary infant to an active baby!  The first time they roll over, crawl and take those first steps – these milestones are filled with joy…and challenges. Because of the new movement, baby’s diaper can shift as they move causing leaks and an incorrect fit.

Just as your baby is changing, so should their diaper.  As a parent, you want your baby to be comfortable and dry throughout the day, whether it be at home or on the go.  Huggies understands that baby’s needs change as their little bodies grow and have introduced the new and improved Huggies Little Movers Diapers for those little ones ready to take on the world.

Huggies Little MoversThe Huggies Little Movers diapers feature new double grip strips that provide double the grip and a stretchy Snugfit waistband for the perfect fit and flexibility through all baby’s twists and turns.  Little Movers stay in place as baby moves thanks to the contoured shape and with the improved Leak Lock design, baby has the best protection and security against messy leaks.

Side by SideHow would you like to win a year supply of Huggies Little Movers diapers?  Now is your chance!

Target is offering the chance to win a year supply of Huggies Little Movers diapers! To enter, visit here and uploading a photo or video of your baby’s best moves. To enter, you’ll need to create or login to your existing Huggies account. Plus, when you enter, you will automatically receive a $2.00 Target coupon for Huggies diapers. Score!

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