April 12, 2014

Spring Amazon Giveaway

 $250 Amazon Gift Card up for grabs. 

Welcome to the

Spring Amazing Comfort Sweepstakes

Sponsored by QiPillow

Organized by Mom Powered Media

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Did you know that 1 in every 4 Americans experiences chronic back pain? With many of us now spending our days sitting at a computer, even more of us are suffering from back pain, leading many of us to spend hundreds of dollars a year on pain relief products. Most of these products are built on a one-size-fits-all model and don't deal with the overall issue - supporting the lower back. To properly deal with pain and relieve muscle fatigue, you need a product that contours to and supports the lower back. Luckily, there is a product on the market that does just that - the QiPillow! What is so unique about this pillow? Unlike other orthopedic pillows, the QiPillow contours to the lower back using its own unique air-controlled orthopedic core. By inflating and deflating the pillow, it can adjust to the contours of your back, and lessen or eliminate muscle fatigue and back pain. Since it can be completely deflated, it can easily be folded and thrown in a bag, allowing you to use it at home, in the office, or even while driving. The QiPillow had great results in independent clinical studies, which showed that the QiPillow helped 91% of users improve sitting comfort and posture while relieving back pain, stiffness, and fatigue. With the QiPillow, you can take control of your back pain, allowing you to relax and enjoy the things you love!
Would you love to learn more about the QiPillow? Due to popular demand, the QiPillow is coming back to QVC on April 15! Join host Jaque Gonzales and the inventor of the Qipillow, Patrick Lee, as they discuss this revolutionary pillow and how it can help you. You may even find this pillow even cheaper than its recommended price of $49.95! So mark your calendar and make sure to check out the QiPillow on QVC's Active Aging on April 15 between 1 - 2 PM ET!  
 To celebrate the QiPillow returning to QVC, Mom Powered Media is excited to be working with QiPillow on this awesome giveaway! One of our lucky readers will win a $250 Amazon Gift card, which they can use to make their life even more comfortable. To learn more, make sure to read the rules below and the enter through the Rafflecopter. Spring Amazing Comfort Sweepstakes
  • One lucky reader will win a $250 Amazon Gift Card.
  • Open to US & Canada.
  • Winners will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter via Random.org.
  • Sweepstakes ends April 26th at 11:59pm ET.
  • Winner will be notified via email.
  • Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.
  • Mom Powered Media & associated bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.
  • Must be 18 years or older to enter Rafflecopter.
  • Only one entrant per household.
  • Void where prohibited.
  • Entering the Rafflecopter means you agree to terms above.
  • Good Luck!
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Orange Scented Natural Play Dough

What fun we had this week exploring scented play dough. As part of our 12 months of sensory dough series, I was really looking forward to this month. Scented dough really brings so many extra things into the experience for the children. 
I choose to explore a natural play dough scented with real orange. YUM!!!   
This is how I set up an invitation to explore with orange scented natural dough.
To me it was a fun set up for toddlers and we were able to work on shapes and the color orange. So we really brought many learning opportunities into this fun activity.
Not only do they get to use their sense of touch, they get to use their sense of smell with this play dough.
As you can see they loved it.  
The recipe for Orange Scented Play Dough
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 Tbsp. cooking oil
1 Tbsp. cream of tartar
1 cup water
1/2 fresh squeezed orange
orange zest for extra smell and texture
for color- you can use a small .15 oz pack of orange kool-aid or wilton food coloring. Both work great. 
Mix all ingredients (except zest) in pot on low heat for about 5 minutes stirring until it clumps together. When it has formed a ball and doesn't look sticky it is done. 
Let it cool for a few minutes and then add your orange zest(optional) 
The best part of this activity was sitting back and watching the children explore and enjoy this scented dough. I highly suggest you try out scented dough with your children, I am sure they will love it.

Looking for more sensory dough, my Sensory play Pinterest board is filled with hundreds of ideas.
Are you ready to check out some other scented dough options?
I've come together with these other fabulous bloggers to bring you 12 scented dough ideas. Check out what they came up with.  

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April 10, 2014

Huge Homeschool Giveaway

Attention homeschoolers! Looking for resources, encouragement, and training for next school year? This giveaway has some great resources to get you started. We're giving away $600 in prizes.
Get Equipped! Homeschool Giveaway - 10 winners, $600+ in prizes. Ends 4/19/14

8 Winners Will Get...

  • A live stream pass to the Family Discipleship and Homeschooling Conference (worth $29.95)
  • Two year-long handwriting workbooks—print and cursive—that help kids memorize a long text of Scripture, and a 30-day family Bible study that delves deeply into that same passage (worth $17.50)

2 Grand Prize Winners Will Get...

  • All the prizes mentioned above
  • A year-long subscription to Lessontrek's lesson planning app (worth $60).


One-year subscription of Lessontrek's lesson planning app (2 Winners)

Sponsor: Lessontrek

Lessontrek is a better and modern web application for online lesson planning for the homeschool, private, and public school teacher. Lessontrek helps parents create lesson plans quickly and easily. In just a few minutes you can setup your school year and subjects, create lessons and assignments, record grades, and more. Their handy drag-and-drop system makes reordering lessons easy.
"I like how you can organize the subjects, set up the school based on whenever you start and take breaks. I also like how easy it is to use and create the subjects, assignments and color code everything." - Gretchen (Colorado)
Lesson trek is giving two Grand Prize winners a year subscription ($60 value for each). .

Livestream Pass to the 2014 Family Discipleship and Homeschool Conference (10 Winners)

Sponsor: Christian Heritage

Live Stream Main Prize Image Live stream Ken Ham to your living room! Enter to win a Live Stream Pass to 2014. Family Discipleship & Homeschooling Conference. 10 WINNERS! Watch the preview video at http://bit.ly/1hea4QB From the comfort of your own home, join thousands of other homeschoolers for two full days of hope, encouragement and inspiration. The live stream of the 2014 Family Discipleship and Homeschooling Conference will present something for every member of your family:
  • Fathers will be called to loving, servant leadership and faithful discipleship in the home by looking to their heavenly Father for the perfect example of fatherhood they never had.
  • Mothers will be encouraged with a fresh perspective on the big-picture “why” behind the daily routine of motherhood, as well as practical tips for keeping the “homeschool routine” from turning into the “homeschooling rat-race.”
  • Young adults and children will be prepared to engage the culture for Christ with a biblical view of history, science and defending the faith.
Through the lineup of dynamic speakers and practical sessions, you will be equipped to fulfill your great calling in life: making disciples of Jesus Christ – one child at a time.

One-year handwriting curriculum and accompanying family Bible study (10 Winners)

Sponsor: Intoxicated On Life

Philippians ESV Family Bundle
This bundle of resources is aimed at helping kids memorize and understand a longer text of Scripture—in this case, Philippians 2:1-18, the Apostle Paul's great hymn to Christ celebrating his incarnation, death, and exaltation. The bundle comes with two handwriting workbooks—print and cursive—which provide a year's worth of handwriting practice, vocabulary words, and dictation practice. The bundle also comes with a 30-day family Bible study and Scripture memory cards. All of these resources are centered on Philippians 2.
Intoxicated On Life is giving 10 winners this family bundle, each one priced at $17.50.

Enter the giveaway below!

Giveaway runs from April 10 to 19. Enter below and don’t forget to share this great opportunity with your friends!


April 3, 2014

Earth Day Activities for Everyone

Are you a nature lover like us? Do you celebrate Earth Day all year long? 
Wonderful, I'm so glad you do. I've put together several activities that you can do all year to celebrate this wonderful World we live in. I've also got together with several other nature bloggers to share with you their ideas for Earth Day. So come along and explore different ways for you to Learn and Love Earth.  
Even Infants can get involved with Earth Day
 Don't Forget to Help Protect our Ocean's 
Earth Day for us is a way of living. Not just one day a year, everyday of the year. Let's strive to make this world a better, cleaner one by doing our part. 
Please enjoy my Pinterest Board where you can find hundreds of other Spring and Nature activities.    

Check out these fabulous nature bloggers for more great ideas.  


April 1, 2014


I use to be "that mom" that always had arts and crafts out for the children. That thrived on little artistic masterpieces everywhere. However, for the past few months I've noticed I've been enjoying the paints locked away in our art container way to much. That's right even though I cherish the children's creative works of art, I also really enjoy a clean house. So I had to break the cycle. I just knew the Tinkerlab Creative Challenge would bring the paints out, and get the creative juices flowing again. 
I love setting up an invitation to play, and just watching everything unfold. 
After all I love what Maria Montessori said in The Absorbent Mind, "The teacher when she begins work in our schools, must have a kind of faith that the child will reveal himself through work". To me, that is exactly what a child is doing with his art, he is revealing himself through his very own masterpiece. 
I knew watercolors would be perfect for this child-led egg activity. Little B loves to paint, and he loves his wooden eggs so what better than to allow him to make his favorite eggs even more beautiful. 
This was such a fun day of creating. It also inspired me to get those paints out more often. The family loved Little B's eggs so much, they all want to paint wooden eggs for the Springtime.  
I hope this has inspired you to get out those paints and let your children create. 
It will give them confidence and bring smiles to everyone around. 
If you are interested in what we used I listed it below with a link.  
Watercolors we used for this activity were (affiliate)Sax concentrate washable liquid 
and the Eggs and Egg Holder can be found at Elves & Angels.

Visit the Tinkerlab Challenge for many more egg creations and explorations.

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