The Jersey shore is back and so is the summer fun! And this summer there’s a NEW way for the kids to have fun in the ocean, so we’re throwing a party to introduce you to it: the D6 Surfskimmer!
You can learn more about the D6 Surfskimmer and also have a chance to WIN IT and other goodies at the #Surfskimmer #JerseyLove Twitter Party! Hang Ten D6 Sports and the #JerseyLove Social Media For Social Good Moms are headed to the Jersey shore next week to give #JerseyLove! We will be surfing, our kids will be surfskimming and with the generous support of D6 Sports, we will be making a donation to Belmar, NJ Mayor Matt Doherty for families that were displaced after Super Storm Sandy.
Help us spread the word to give #JerseyLove and meet our friends at Hang Ten D6 Sports.
First- Of- Its- Kind Product Takes Over California And New Jersey Beaches With Bi-Coastal Launch
Introduction of Must-Have Summer Product at Zack’s Pier Plaza in Huntington, CA June 1st with Belmar, NJ Boardwalk Reopening Celebration June 7th
COSTA MESA, CA – May 31, 2013 –D6 Sports, distributor and manufacturer of sporting goods focusing on the action sports and wheeled categories, today announced the debut of its first product, the SurfSkimmer, an innovative skimboard with gripper technology designed to give kids a chance to skim and advance quickly within minutes on the water.
“We are proud to announce the arrival of our first product, the SurfSkimmer,” said Jeff Balaban, Senior Vice President, D6 Sports. “We have licensed brands and produced incredible sporting goods for many years, but to unveil our very own product that also happens to fall in to a new category in action sports is very exciting to us.”
Debuting for public test runs at Zack’s Pier Plaza in Huntington Beach on June 1st, the SurfSkimmer offers kids a hands-on skimboard experience that is both fun and safe. The SurfSkimmer is designed with gripper technology, a stable handle and sleek design allowing the board to glide effortlessly over the white wash giving kids the opportunity to experiment and excel in skimboarding. The handle easily comes off so each board has the ability to act as a traditional skimboard. The 2-in-1 functionality allows for easy learning and advanced maneuvers.
D6 Sports will also join over 40 women from Social Media Moms and New Jersey Digital Moms at the #JerseyLove Retreat in Belmar, NJ June 7th. Coming from all over the country, the moms will convene for the first time ever to utilize their social reach to help raise awareness for and promote the reopening of the Jersey Shore for the 2013 summer season. Now that the official ceremonies are over, the women want to document real families, moms and kids having fun to show the world that the Jersey Shore is still a great place to vacation and visit. They will do this by experiencing it in real life and telling their stories virtually on a myriad of social media platforms.
“I am a New Jersey native who has, literally, hundreds of friends and family members who were affected by Sandy so when we learned of this event, we had to get involved,” said Ben Young, Vice President of Creative and Marketing for D6 Sports. “We have partnered with Eastern Lines Surf Shop to treat the moms to surf and stand up paddleboard lessons, while we introduce kids to the new SurfSkimmer. After the event, we will donate several boards to the local shops so people can continue to enjoy the beach all summer.”
D6 Sports and the #JerseyLove Retreat moms will also present Mayor Matt Doherty with a donation to the Belmar Relief and Recovery foundation that was created to assist displaced families and help rebuild the Belmar Boardwalk after Superstorm Sandy.
For more information and to stay up to date on SurfSkimmer news, developments, event images and fun videos.
PICCADILLY CIRCUS UNDER THE BIG TOP AT NESHAMINY MALL
MAY 17 – 27, 2013
This year PICCADILLY CIRCUS celebrates 75 years of entertaining families across America. The Producers have pulled out all the stops to make this years’ show “A Magical Experience”.
From their offices in Sarasota, Florida, the Garden Family who also produce the fabulous ICE CAPADES have gathered Circus Performers from around the world for this years’ production.
Lots of animals, side-splitting comedy and death defying thrills will keep everyone laughing, gasping and having more fun than ever. Some of the features include the largest herd of Racing Camels; The Dragomir Troupe, ten of Romania’s Olympic Acrobats; Ronzoni, on the Wheel of Death; the Fusco Twins, Guinness Book World Record Jugglers; Clowns from Argentina; and a pickpocket from Paris. You won’t believe your eyes when you see the Human Pretzel from Russia as she twists and curls herself into something impossible. The Lion King Production with live Zebras plus costumed characters bring the movie to life. The biggest stars of the Circus is the Elephant Extravaganza.
PICCADILLY CIRCUS is presented under a magnificent Big Top that soars 70 feet in the air and where every seat is so close you’ll think you ARE the Circus.It’s truly “Memories for a lifetime for Children of All Ages”.
Go early and ride the Circus Animals
Elephants, the Camels, and the Ponies!!
Advance discount tickets are available on-line NOW for a Limited Time http://www.thefuncircus.com
You can also get a FREE TICKET – Admit One Child Free With One Paid Adult (under 13 yrs) Good only Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday performances.
Or get$10 Off Adults for other shows with Promo Code ”Big Top”.
The School Of Rock now has classes for your littlest one!
Little Wing is the newest and coolest way to introduce your 3-6 year old to music!
My husband is a musician, (and friends with the owners) so we are BIG FANS of this program. Can’t wait until my little guy is able to start taking these classes!
Little Wing offers weekly classes featuring exciting musical activities that blend music, science and fun for your preschooler.
Do you remember the first song you heard as a child? For many, this was a special moment when our hearts and minds were sparked with inspiration, when the doors to creativity were opened, and when our inner artists were born. This was the moment we fell in love with music.
School of Rock’s Little Wing program encourages your preschooler to reach their developmental milestones through fun musical activities. Our classes were designed alongside leading experts and PhD’s to inspire the social and cognitive development of your child while enriching their language, literacy, and physical development.
Above all, Little Wing classes are FUN! Great activities and games are set to some of the most important music of our time. Whether you take a class at one of our locations or host a class at your home, Little Wing will foster a love for music in your child that will last a lifetime.
Let Little Wing inspire your child and let their musical journey take flight.
Little Wing classes, are innovative music classes for your pre-schooler. The instructors at Little Wing are all about enabling creativity and confidence. Music is that magical avenue into a little soul with untapped ideas, images, and movement. They aim to unearth that potential. The classrooms are exciting and innovative. Infused with rock music,your little artists will explore rhythm patterns, tonal processing, basic music syntax, and make emotional connections to great music. Confidence emerges leading them down their own little creative journey. Little Wing is looking to contribute to the full development of confident, imaginative, young children, who go out and inspire their world. Enroll Today! You can take a session, or if you are too busy to get to all of them, you can pay by class! Very cool option for those of us who can’t commit to every week.
Little Wing is located in Doylestown, PA, but they also can fly to your school, event or BIRTHDAY PARTY to get the little ones ROCKIN’!
Just Between Friends is now bringing their FABULOUS sale to Quakertown/Hatfield area! If you’ve never shopped a Just Between Friends sale, you are missing a true event! You can find name brand and boutique items for a fraction of what you would pay for these items at retail. Your money goes further when you shop here and you can know you are getting quality items being sold by other parents like you!
All merchandise is inspected to make sure you get only top-notch goods, so you can shop with confidence. And let’s face it. Most of us don’t have the time to run from garage sale to garage sale to save a few dollars. With Just Between Friends you can shop for the whole season in one day (o.k. Some folks come back several times during the sale!) to find all you need to get your family ready for the upcoming season.
10th – $25.00 JBF Gift Card & 2 – 8hr Pre Sale Passes
9th – $50.00 toward 31 products with Michelle Marks
8th – $50.00 in your choice of Melissa & Doug Products
7th – 4 “It Works” Body Wraps & Program Analysis with Jessica Heron
6th – $50.00 JBF Gift Card & 4 – 12hr Pre Sale Passes
5th – 1 year Adventure Aquarium Explorer Plus Pass
4th – 1 year Family Pass to The Philadelphia Zoo
3rd – 1 year Please Touch Museum Pass
2nd – 2 Season Passes to Sesame Place
1st – 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo for a week in Orlando
How do I earn a chance to win you ask? Well its super easy and you have several ways of doing so: CLICK HERE for more info on how to qualify.
ANNNDDDD Because Danielle at JBF is soooooo AWSEOME she has offered a PRESALE PASS to one of our lucky readers! This PRESALE pass gives you exclusive access to shop on Thursday, April 18th. This is so cool because you get to shop BEFORE ANYONE ELSE! You get First DIBS on all of the great deals that are out waiting for you! Just enter via Rafflecopter below. The winner will be notified tomorrow night. GOOD LUCK!
my friend Annie from Tsi-La Organics recently sent me several samples from her perfume line to try. I don’t consider myself a TOTAL “Crunchy” mom, but I do love and appreciate organic products. I try to buy organic whenever I can but, honestly, organic perfume is something I never even thought about to buy for myself. You know that we moms hardly ever buy anything for “us.” I’d say 2 out of 3 of my shopping trips are for the house or the kids. So needless to say, I was thrilled to get these samples!
Tsi~La (pronounced chee-la), is the abridged version of the word “atsilvsgi”, meaning “flower” in Cherokee. Natalie Szapowalo and model Annie Morton founded Tsi~La Organics with the goal of offering pure and natural perfumes and skin care products that benefit your overall well-being.
Tsi-La is 100% pure! All of their products are Animal Cruelty Free, Vegan and made with Natural & Organic Ingredients.
100% PURE, AUTHENTIC & BEAUTIFUL
NO genetically modified organisms
NO harmful synthetic fragrance
NO synthetic colors
NO propylene glycol
NO excess packaging
Another reason I was so glad to share this find with you is that Tsi-La’s Green Luxury line of artisan perfumes, custom-made fragrances and skin care products are made in small batches and bottled by hand ~ right in a Bucks County studio! I am a HUGE proponent ofBUYING LOCAL!
Each sample I opened smelled more delicious then the next one. I could really pick out the notes from each due to the purity of the product. Since all of the oils are blendable, I smelled AWESOME when I was done. The end result was a self made mix that made me smell good enough to eat!
Some of the samples I tried are:
Fleur Savage, which is beautiful floral fragrance with a hint of the woods.
Kizes has a really clean, fresh, almost creamy – citrus scent. (I like this one a ton!)
Kesu seems sensual. The type of scent you would wear when you want to heat things up at home. Oooh La La!
Fiori D’Arancio which smells delicious! It’s citrusy like Kizes, but also has other other ingredients (such as neroli flowers and caramelized vanilla) that bring an air of mischief, THIS WAS MY FAVE!
A Review of Little Passports, A Global Adventure from a Teacher & a Mom to a 5 year old child.
Direct from my daughter, “I love it a lot and want to have one hundred more of Little Passports and Sam and Sofia sending me things from their adventures in other countries!” “It is a very good learning for all the kids that their moms and dads can teach them.” “And, it’s good for them to learn things.” There you have it folks….straight from my 5 year old. This programs receives her seal of approval and what better way to know if a program is worth your money and time, especially a program that is a monthly monetary and time commitment, than to get the kid approval.
So, I received this program to review a few months ago, but I needed to see a few countries (a couple months worth before felt comfortable to review) not just the initial program which included the suitcase and introduction from the 10 year old children who take the adventures, Sam & Sofia, to really be able to review it with an honest opinion. I based my review on how my daughter and I interacted with the program, learned from the program, how much interest was sparked to learn more and as well as how much we enjoyed the program. I have to say, I’m impressed. My daughter and I sat down this morning and I introduced Sofia & Sam to her, the darling little suitcase to store all the trinkets, letters, map and passport they sent.
After introducing the suitcase, passport and Sofia & Sam I gave her the first package from Brazil. I do recommend the company send the first country with the introduction package because my daughter was excited to get started, if they don’t do that already with their paying customers (Like I mentioned, we received this item to review for the parents and children). I’m glad we didn’t have to wait for Brazil to arrive, because it may have made the experience a little less exciting…almost like here is this really cool program, but I don’t have a country to show you how it really works.
Each month the package contains: a letter from Sofia & Sam explaining what country they are in and some interesting information about the country with a real photo of that point of interest, a sticker of the country to put on their suitcase, a pushpin sticker to place on the map to indicate which country their new pen pals wrote from, a flag sticker of the country for their little passport, some sort of trinket from the country (we received an Amethyst rock from a mine in the Amazon Rain Forest from Brazil in our first country package), a boarding pass with a secret access code to play fun games in the Boarding Zone area of www.LittlePassports.com and a page of activities (one of the activities tells you what country the new pen pals are going to be visiting next month).
You can choose from the World Edition or the USA Edition!
There are many choices as far as what you would like to order and pay for. You can pay for a year in advance $131.40 or signup for a year and pay $10.95 monthly or pay monthly for $1 more each month ($11.95). Also, you can choose less months. Check out the website for the most up to date pricing and your options.
It’s that time of year again. You know, when we dress our adorable children in their finest duds and then send them out into our muddy back yards to get their brand new shoes and clothes filthy dirty.
My daughter is practically bursting at the seams this year to do the annual egg hunt that my husband’s aunt does for all of the kids on Easter Sunday. It’s such a fun time for them and for the adults too. We get a kick out of watching them running all over the backyard on an egg hunt induced craze. Stumbling, tripping, picking up and dropping eggs, shoving them in their baskets and then immediately heading off to another bush or tree in search of more Easter treasure. It’s also heartwarming to watch the big kids be aware enough to let the little ones find the last eggs and to make sure they have enough in their baskets too. It’s a great day all around!
Except when my daughter gets her hands on the eggs that are filled with candies that have food dye in them. Her reaction to FD&C Red Dye #40 is especially disturbing. After ingesting something with Red Dye #40, (which is made from petroleum – yes petroleum! FUEL!) I equate her behavior to a 6 year old on crack. She acts like KAITLYN FROM SNL running around the bench in the mall. RICK! RICK! RICK! If she gets too much of it, she will actually get flu like symptoms, feeling feverish with stomach upset and sometimes vomiting. We are a mainly dye free household for this reason. (I try to keep it out of all our diets, but it unknowingly sneaks in sometimes.)
Easter and almost every other holiday are quite a dilemma for me. I feel terrible denying her the sweets that her cousins all eat and I know that filling her eggs with temporary tattoos, sticker and goldfish will only go so far.
Which is why I was so happy I came across The Natural Candy Store! online. I can get rid of the guilt, because I no longer have to restrict her from fully participating in the Easter fun! This candy has all of the fun, but none of the funny stuff! No more worrying about dye in any of her holiday treats! I was and am one relieved mama!