Tips to Help you have an Injury-free Fourth of July

With Independence Day, right around the corner, I thought I’d share some tips, to help you use fireworks, safely.

  • Fireworks should only be used, outdoors.
  • Make sure there’s always an adult around.
  • Always have water, either a hose or bucket, handy.  You never know when you may need it.
  • Never relight a “dud” firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
  • Spectators should keep a safe distance from the “shooter.”
  • Please don’t mix alcohol and fireworks. It’s best to have a “designated shooter.”
  • Keep kids, 12 and under, away from the sparklers. They may seem “harmless,” but they’re not.
  • Stay away, from the homemade fireworks. They could explode, and cause severe, or even terminal, injuries.

By following these guidelines, and employing some common sense, you should have wonderful;ysafe 4th of July!

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An Instagram Week in Review

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Nothing says, "summer" like FreezePops & high-powered fans. 😀☀️👍🏽

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Happy Father's Day, to this awesome guy.

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Never Been Here Before

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A few months ago, when the hubs and I were having a particularly bad time with the kid‘s behavior, my dad said to me, “Be patient, he’s never been eight before, and you’ve never parented a eight year old before.” Now, while the statement may seem simple, it’s really not. To me, what it means is that it’s all new to all of us. We can’t approach parenting and discipline like the kid already knows what’s going on. We need to address each new challenge with a fresh perspective. Otherwise, we’ll get stressed out and find no resolution.

I’m trying to approach things, from this point of view, but it’s hard. Really hard. It’s easy to say, “You’re seven years old, act like it!” But, really, how would he know how a seven year old is supposed to act? Heck, how do we know how a eight year old I supposed to act? Because really, my eight year old is different than every other seven year old. I just have to learn to approach parenting from this P.O.V.

What about you? How do you approach parenting? What’s your technique?

It’s Grilling Season

Johnsonville BratsSummertime is just around the corner and with summer comes getting together with friends and family, throwing some delicious food on the grill and having a good time.

One of the hubs favorite things to grill is brats and no one does brats better than the folks at Johnsonville. In addition to brats, hey have tons of different meats for you try.

Original Brats – The original “thrill for the grill” that started an American fun food revolution. Perfect for any occasion and a favorite at picnics and barbecues everywhere.  These also come in different flavors, including Irish O’Garlic, Beer ‘n Brats, Cheddar, etc.

Smoked Brats – These are cured, cooked and naturally smoked in our Johnsonville’s smokehouses. They’re super-easy to cook and are oh so tasty.

Grillers – Come in flavors like Cheddar Cheese & Bacon, Swiss Cheese & Mushroom, Cheddar Cheese, Steakhouse Onion and Original Brat. The grillers are made with only premium cuts of pork, combined with a unique blend of herbs and spices. So flavorful!

Johnsonville Celebrates Father’s Day

As you know, Father’s Day is coming up. Johnsonville has come up with a recipe for a “Bratfast in Bed” tray – complete with a “Brat-y Mary.” All you need are two juicy Johnsonville brats drenched in sauerkraut served right off the grill.

The Brat Signal

Johnsonville also has a new app called The Brat Signal that helps you let your friends and family know that a grilling gathering is about to start. The simple web-based app allows users to send out a virtual “smoke signal” with the grilling location and menu to Twitter followers and Facebook friends.

Disclosure: Though this is a sponsored post, all my opinions are my own.

Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is a week away so I wanted to share some last minute gift ideas. All of them are from Amazon, so you still have time to order and get them sent to you.


Electronics


 

GoPro HERO

$129.99

Fire HD 7, 7″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB

$99.00

Pebble Steel Smart Watch for iPhone and Android Devices (Brushed Stainless) 

$149.99

SONOS PLAY:1 Compact Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music (Black)

$199.00


 Clothing


Perry Ellis Men’s Two Button Peak Lapel Suit with Flat Front Pant

$149.99

Kenneth Cole Unlisted Men’s Worth While Oxford

$51.00

Stacy Adams Men’s Atwell Oxford

$43.99 – $100.00


Grilling


 

Cuisinart CGS-5014 14-Piece Deluxe Stainless-Steel Grill Set

$31.87

George Foreman GGR50B Indoor/Outdoor Grill

$69.99


Fitness Tech


 

Fitbit Charge HR Wireless Activity Wristband, Black

$149.95

TomTom Runner GPS Watch (Black)

$94.00


Jewelry


Akribos XXIV Men’s AK736BK Ultimate Swiss Multifunction Black Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch

$62.76

Fossil Men’s JR1354 Nate Stainless Steel Chronograph Watch with Black Leather Band 

$145.00

Konigswerk Mens Black Leather Dress Watch Big Face Rose Gold Tone Case

$45.00

Disclaimer: Affiliate links used. Prices subject to change.

Who wants to win the #Lego #JurassicWorld video game for PS3?

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Hey, friends. Guess what? Jurassic World is in theaters RIGHT NOW! I can’t wait to see it. As you probably already know, Jurassic World occurs 22 years after the original Jurassic Park. The island is now a dinosaur-themed park called “Jurassic World.” Visitor rates falling so the park runners bring in a new attraction, which as you can guess – fails miserably and all hell breaks loose.

As I mentioned, here and here I’m hosting three Jurassic World giveaways here on The Mom with Moxie. It is now time for the final and super-awesome giveaway.

I’m giving away a copy of the LEGO Jurassic World Video Game for PS3! How exciting is that? The kid has been waiting to get the game since he heard about it.

The LEGO Jurassic World video game is available TODAY, June 12, on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, 3DS, PSVita and 3DS.

This game is awesome. You can follow the storylines of Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park III and  Jurassic World, all in one game!

The Giveaway

To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below. A winner will be chosen on June 15.

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Good luck!

Don’t forget to like LEGO Jurassic World Game on Facebook, follow on Twitter and Instagram @LEGOJurassic.

Jurassic World opens TODAY. For more info on the movie, follow it social media: Official Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | #JurassicWorld | #TeamJurassic.

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DISCLAIMER: This is a sponsored post, however all opinions are my own. Also, affiliate links used.

Del Taco’s #EpicAvocado Burrito is #UnFreshingBelievable

For me, few fruits say summer like a fresh avocado. Imagine how excited I was to try out Del Taco’s new Epic Grilled Chicken Avocado Burrito. It’s loaded with six fresh slices of avocado, freshly-grilled chicken, handmade pico de gallo (handmade!), fresca lime rice, seasoned black beans and salsa casera wrapped in a warm flour tortilla.  It was so good and so filling and all for just $5.29.* And, if burritos aren’t hour thing, you can add one or three slices of fresh avocado to any Del Taco item. One slice is 30 cents and three is 90 cents.*

IMG_2011Del Taco is offering a complimentary medium drink with purchase of any Epic Burrito now through June 17 at participating locations. 

About Del Taco’s Avocado Initiative

Del Taco, a leader in the Mexican Quick Service Restaurant category, is thrilled to offer guests yet another fresh ingredient at an UnFreshing Believable® value with the introduction of fresh Hass avocado. The new addition of fresh avocado is one of many exciting menu developments Del Taco has in store for 2015 as part of the company’s continued commitment to deliver fresh, quality and delicious ingredients. Del Taco has aligned with the California Avocado Commission to provide guests the opportunity to enjoy sliced avocado in the new Epic Grilled Chicken Avocado Burrito or add to any existing menu item.

About Del Taco

At Del Taco, all menu items taste better because they are made to order with fresh ingredients including cheddar cheese grated from 40-pound blocks, handmade pico de gallo salsa, lard-free beans slow-cooked from scratch, and marinated chicken grilled in the restaurant. The menu includes classic Mexican dishes such as tacos, burritos, quesadillas and nachos as well as American favorites including hamburgers, crinkle-cut fries and shakes.

In 2013, Del Taco launched the UnFreshing Believable campaign to communicate the lengths the company goes to in order to deliver quality, made-to-order menu items created with freshly-prepared ingredients at unbelievable prices. Del Taco also serves breakfast featuring a full line of breakfast burritos and tacos. Del Taco has close to 550 restaurants in 16 states serving more than three million guests each week.

Del Taco Online

Web | Facebook | Twitter |Instagram |Pinterest | Hashtags: #EpicAvocado, #Epic, and #UnFreshingBelievable

*Prices, product, and participation may vary.

Disclosure: Though this is a sponsored post, all my opinions are my own.

Whoo hoo! Another #JurassicWorld #giveaway.

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Good morning, friends! I’m back and hosting another Jurassic World giveaway (the second out of three). Are you excited? Yes? Good!

As you well know, we love dinosaurs in the Glenn household. All three of us – although, the kid and I are a slight bit more fanatic than the hubs. We’re all counting down the days until June 12 when Jurassic World comes out in theaters.

As I mentioned in my last post, Jurassic World takes place 20+ years after the original Jurassic Park movie. The island is now a dinosaur-themed park called “Jurassic World.” Unfortunately, visitor rates are declining so the powers that be bring a new attraction, which of course goes horribly wrong.  Awesome, right? And, have you seen the trailer? If, like me, it makes you squeal in delight you’ll want to check out this Featurette: A Look Inside.

The Giveaway

As previously mentioned, I’m hosting three giveaways through June 12 – the movie’s release date. My second giveaway is for the following…

One (1) Winner Receives:

  • Jurassic World T-Shirt (colors vary)
  • Jurassic World Backpack
  • Jurassic World Hat
  • Jurassic World Key Chain

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To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below. A winner will be chosen on June 11.

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Good luck, and stay tuned for for my last giveaway later this week!

Jurassic World opens June 12. For more info on the movie, follow it social media: Official Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | #JurassicWorld | #TeamJurassic.

DISCLAIMER: Prize pack valued at $50. Prizing and samples courtesy of Universal Pictures.

Jurassic World in theaters June 12 and a #giveaway!

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Growing up, I was always fascinated by dinosaurs. Now, the kid is as well. Recently, the hubs and I introduced him to the Jurassic Park series. He was hooked after the first movie. Imagine our delight when we heard that a new movie was coming out this summer (June 12).

Jurassic World occurs 22 years after the original Jurassic Park. The island is now a dinosaur-themed park called “Jurassic World,” which, as you may recall, was the goal of John Hammond in the first movie. With visitor rates falling, the park runners bring in a new attraction, which as you can guess – fails miserably and causes the havoc we’ve come to love in the Jurassic franchise.

The Trailer

The Giveaway

Because I love Jurassic Park, and you guys, so much I’m hosting three giveaways between now and June 12 – the movie’s release date. My first giveaway is for the following:

One (1) Winner Receives:

  • Jurassic World Dinosaur Field Guide (Paperback)
  • Jurassic World: Where Dinosaurs Come to Life (Hardcover)
  • Jurassic World Velociraptor Figure (styles vary)

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Jurassic World Dinosaur Field Guide (Paperback)

Written by two noted paleontologists and illustrated in big bold colors, the Jurassic World Dinosaur Field Guide is a kid-friendly nonfiction guide that uses simple text to describe over 100 dinosaurs. Kids will learn tons of awesome facts about the most well-known dinosaurs and some of the newest discoveries.

Jurassic World: Where Dinosaurs Come to Life (Hardcover)

The official Augmented Reality book to accompany the highly anticipated Jurassic World includes five breathtaking Augmented Reality sequences featuring life-size dinosaurs and a brand-new dual user mode.This book is the perfect purchase for every Jurassic World and dinosaur fan. Plus, a free interactive app brings the action alive . . . right at home!

Jurassic World Velociraptor Figures

Clever as ever, the Jurassic World raptors are masterful hunters on the lookout for prey. The assortment features three of the most popular raptors from the Jurassic World movie, Charlie, Delta, and Echo.  The figures each span approximately 12 inches long with articulated arms, legs, and tails.  Each sold separately. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.

To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below. A winner will be chosen on June 7.

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Good luck, and stay tuned for additional giveaways between now and June 12!

Jurassic World opens June 12. For more info on the movie, follow it social media: Official Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | #JurassicWorld | #TeamJurassic.

DISCLAIMER: Prizing and samples courtesy of Universal Pictures, Hasbro, Carlton Books, and Random House. Also, affiliate links used.

Mompreneur Social: The Event for Detroit’s Entrepreneurial Moms

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Today’s mom does everything, from homemaking to running their own companies. The Mompreneur Social was designed to support supermoms and assist them on their path to success. There will be a complete “merchant’s row” of Mompreneur vendors! The Mompreneur Social was created to support, educate, and empower moms in business. This event is dedicated to bringing the businesses and talents of moms in business and female entrepreneurs into recognition to create a collective community of thriving mothers! Attendees will be able to participate in hands-on pitch competition workshops, cooking demonstrations, mommy Zumba and more!

Also, immediately following the Business Story telling Workshop, The Mompreneur Social will be making an investment of $250 to a startup business at the event! There will even be a grand finale of a children’s mini marathon.

The Mompreneur Social will also feature an exclusive pop-up retail shop from Club LA by Logan Asher, full of handmade genuine leather and specialty cotton children’s apparel and accessories!

The Where and the When

Where: 2345 Cass Avenue., Detroit, MI 48201

When: Saturday, June 6 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Sunday, June 7 from noon – 3 p.m.

Full Schedule

Saturday, June 6

9:00 -10:00 a.m. Morning “Moms Forum” with Alternatives for Girls, Payne-Pulliam School, and others. Morning speakers include Wing Stop Franchise Owner and Mom, Dominique Lenard and International Model & Mom D’Wanna Randolph

11:00 a.m. – noon Business Plan Development with Lara Galloway

Noon –12:15 p.m. Club LA by Logan Asher Presentation

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Branding Through Social Media

1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Moms Mix & Mingle

Sunday, June 7

Noon – 12:30 p.m.  Gates Open, Stretch

12:30 p.m. Diaper Dash

1:00 p.m. 200 Meter Dash

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.  Detroit Girls Workout Fitness Workshop

2:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

Tickets for the two-day event are $25. Click here to go the the Eventbrite to purchase your tickets.

I am so excited for this event. Will I see you at Mompreneur Social this weekend, Michigan moms?

Disclosure: I have been provided passes to the Mompreneur Social in exchange for writing this post.

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