SeaWorld Orlando Animal Rescue Team Returns Rehabilitated Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle

SeaWorld_Orlando_Returns_Kemp_s_Ridley_Sea_TurtleEarly Tuesday morning, after being medically cleared, SeaWorld Orlando’s Animal Rescue Team traveled to Washington Oaks Garden State Park in Palm Coast, Fla., just south of St. Augustine, to return a juvenile Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle.

The Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle was rescued in March by a University of Central Florida turtle monitoring group and was taken to SeaWorld Orlando for care and rehabilitation. Upon arrival, the turtle was underweight and lethargic. During its rehabilitation, the SeaWorld Animal Rescue Team treated the sea turtle with antibiotics and fluids. Since arriving at SeaWorld, this sea turtle has gained weight and was medically cleared to be returned today.

So far in 2014, SeaWorld Orlando has rescued 30 sea turtles and returned 20 sea turtles. Since 1980, SeaWorld Orlando has rescued more than 1,700 turtles and returned more than 1,100.

In collaboration with the government and other members of accredited stranding networks, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment operates one of the world’s most respected programs to rescue ill and injured marine animals, with the goal to rehabilitate and return to the waters. SeaWorld animal experts have helped more than 23,000 animals in need – ill, injured, orphaned and abandoned – for more than four decades.

For more information, visit SeaWorldCares.com.

If you see an injured marine animal, you can help by calling the FWC hotline at (888) 404-3922 or by dialing *FWC on a cellular device.

Howl-O-Scream Tickets are now Available for Busch Gardens!

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This fall, for 18 select nights, Howl-O-Scream® 2014 returns to Busch Gardens® Tampa with tormenting surprises and unexpected terrors around every corner. Busch Gardens’ 300 acres will be overgrown with dark, sinister, adult-targeted fun.
 
Hundreds of roaming creatures will swarm the streets, making escape nearly impossible. A chilling live show will get your pulse pounding, and Florida’s top thrill rides in the dark, including North America’s tallest freestanding drop tower Falcon’s Fury™ will keep the screams coming all night long.
 
Freaky Preview is back and will open Howl-O-Scream 2014 on Friday, Sept. 26 and Saturday, Sept. 27.  The event then runs Thursdaythrough Saturday nights, Oct. 2-Nov. 1. Howl-O-Scream will also be open on Sunday, Oct. 19.  Operating hours are 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. 
 
Get your tickets early and save on a single terrifying night at Howl-O-Scream 2014. For a limited time, any single-day admission toHowl-O-Scream 2014 is $47. There’s safety in numbers, so you and three friends can also save on a pack of four or more tickets toHowl-O-Scream 2014 on Thursdays, starting at $35 per person. Busch Gardens Tampa pass members can take advantage of their limited time exclusive discount on any single-day admission to Howl-O-Scream 2014 for only $42. 
 
Stay tuned to HowlOScream.com for the latest terrifying details. Howl-O-Scream 2014 is a separate ticketed night event. No costumes are allowed. For guest information, visit HowlOScream.com or call 1-888-800-5447.
Howl-O-Scream is intended for a mature audience. This year’s event contains intense adult content such as violence, gore and blood.

Send your Kids Back to School in Style with Kohls and Disney! #MagicAtPlay

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Some parents are looking forward to it, some parents are dreading it- but one thing is for sure, Back to School is just around the corner!  Back to School means shopping for new clothes for your little ones- we all know that they need the PERFECT outfit for the first day of school and Kohls wants to help bring the magic of Disney to the classroom with two new Disney Collections by Jumping Beans.

Boys will get to embody the adventurous spirit of Jake and the Never Land Pirates, while girls will
learn to be royal with Sofia the First character apparel. The Disney apparel Jake &
Sofia collection by Jumping Beans is available in toddler and girls 4-7 sizes,
starting July 28.

Colton LOVES Jake and the Never Land Pirates and the new Jake collection has really cute outfits, perfect for being comfy, playing, but still looking stylish for school.

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If you have a girl, the Sophia the First Collection is SUPER cute too!  I love the stylish, yet comfy look of the dresses and skirts with leggings under them.  Of course this collection is brightly colored, with ruffles and tiaras- perfect for every princess :-)

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I can not wait until these new collections become available, I will definitely be stopping by Kohls on July 28th to check out the new Jake and the Never Land Pirates collection, I know Colton will love to wear these stylish outfits to Kindergarten this year.  If you don’t have a Kohls store nearby, or you don’t have time to stop, both of these collections will be available on Kohls.com starting July 28th!

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received a promotional item to facilitate my review. 

BlogHer Here I Come!

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I am so excited that tomorrow morning, very early in the morning I will getting on a plane and headed to San Jose for BlogHer.  I am excited to meet up with old friends, make new friends, connect with awesome brands, and of course LEARN more about blogging and social media.

I need to do a huge shout out and THANK YOU to my two bloggy friends for helping me out tremendously.  Up until Monday I did not think I would be going to BlogHer, I had no plane ticket, no hotel… all I had was a ticket that I won from Mom RN.  Well hubby knew how much I wanted to go and told me to book the plane ticket and Stefanie from Mommy Enterprises and Beeb from Blog My Wedding for letting me stay at their hotels :-)

I hope you will join me on Facebook and Twitter as I am posting LIVE from the conference.  This weekend will be awesome, so feel free to follow along at #BlogHer14

Please join me for the Mommy Has A Life Facebook Party!

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I love my readers and I love working with great brands- I love bringing my readers great prizes… all of this comes together to bring you the Mommy Has A Life Facebook Party!  Please join me August 5-7, 2014 for a fun filled three days of prizes and giveaways on the Mommy Has  A Life Facebook page.

I will start on August 5th with posting giveaways and all giveaways will conclude on August 7th at 11:59 PM.  You, my awesome readers will have an opportunity to enter any and all giveaways that you would like… I hope you enter them all because the more you enter, the more you can win!

How to enter:  Entering the giveaways will be easy, all you have to do is comment on the Facebook post that contains the giveaway.  It is also greatly appreciated if you send the sponsors some love by also “liking” their Facebook Page– if it isn’t for these awesome sponsors there would not be a Facebook Party and awesome prizes!

Please mark your calendar and don’t forget to stop by and check the awesome sponsors’ Facebook Pages too!

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#BlogForACause – All About Save Babies Through Screening and Baby’s First Test

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The_Baby_Ladies05 Blog Her Baby Shower on Thursday.  While I am very excited to check out the cool sponsors and the awesome baby products, there are two other reasons I am looking forward to attending this event:  Save Babies Through Screening and Baby’s First Test.

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The mission of the Save Babies Through Screening Foundation is to improve the lives of children and their families, by working to prevent disabilities and death resulting from disorders detectable through newborn screening tests. The Foundation’s goal is to see that every baby born in the United States is screened successfully, effectively, and comprehensively.

Save Babies Through Screening Foundation educates parents, pediatric healthcare providers, and policy makers about available comprehensive newborn screening, the importance of obtaining positive or other test results requiring follow-up actions within 5 days of birth, and the importance of prompt confirmatory testing and treatment/management when needed.

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Baby’s First Test houses the nation’s newborn screening clearinghouse. The clearinghouse provides current educational and family support and services information, materials, and resources about newborn screening at the local, state, and national levels and serves as the Clearinghouse for newborn screening information. This resource is dedicated to educating parents, family members, health professionals, industry representatives, and other members of the public about the newborn screening system. This site also provides many ways for people to connect and share their viewpoints and questions about the newborn screening system.

If you are pregnant- PLEASE consider screening your newborn.  These tests can not only provide early detection of problems, but also help improve your baby’s quality of life.  I will definitely be doing screening on my little one when he or she arrives and thank you to the Baby Ladies for sharing these two important organizations with me.

 

 

I got invited to #TBLBabyShower Woo Hoo!

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First- this will be my 4th Blog Her- yes, that is right I am actually getting old around the blogosphere, even though Mommy Has A Life is pretty new- and I have only heard about how great The Baby Ladies Baby Shower is!  BUT… This year… I got invited… and I am so excited!

The Baby Ladies is a group of bloggers, moms, advocates, and spokespersons (taken from their website because I did not know of a better way to describe all their awesomeness).  Each of these three lovely ladies has something great to bring to the table and together they team up to share information, products, and their knowledge to help us be better moms.

Why I am excited to go to the The Baby Ladies Baby Shower:  Well it is pretty easy- I want to go because I want to learn about all the new baby products, connect with some other mommy bloggers or soon-to-be mommy bloggers, and I also want to learn about Two new screenings and tests that can help save babies’ lives.  As a mom that is a high risk pregnancy I really want to learn all about these tests because anything that can help me provide a better life for my children, I will do it.  The two causes they are representing this year are Baby’s First Test and Save Babies through Screening Foundation.

You can read about these two awesome causes here!  But please also look out for more information on twitter during the Baby Shower on Thursday at #TBLBabyShower … I will be tweeting :-)

 

#GoodbyeBurnedPopcorn with the @PopSecret #PerfectPop App!

Family movie night is one of our favorite things in this house.  The whole family looks forward to it and we really enjoy the relaxing time spent together as a family.  The one thing that makes every family movie night better is Pop Secret Popcorn, of course!

I have the horror story of all horror stories with making popcorn though.  My little guy had a sleep over with a few of his best friends.  I had 1 bag of popcorn left– go figure… 5 kids and 1 bag of popcorn. It was going to be a stretch to make it so everyone got some, but I knew we could make it work.  I put the popcorn in the microwave and proceed to the living room to get the kids set up and the movie started.  MEANWHILE– the popcorn is burning in the microwave.  Not just burning… but SMOKING burning.  I smelled something burning so I rushed to the kitchen to stop the microwave.  The whole house filled with smoke and the popcorn was black– definitely not edible.  I had to put the bag of popcorn outside and open all the doors and windows to air out the house.  Not the way I wanted the night to go.

Luckily, Pop Secret takes popcorn seriously and has come up with a solution to the burned popcorn problem.  With your iPhone 5+ on iOS 7+, download Perfect Pop (“Perfect Popcorn”) for free on the App Store.  With the Perfect Popcorn app you can say Goodbye!  To burned popcorn and ruined family movie nights.  This revolutionary app listens to your popcorn pop and lets you know exactly when your popcorn is finished so you get the perfect pop every single time!

Of course Colton and I wanted to have a fun family movie night so we headed to Publix to get Pop Secret Pop Corn and Frozen from Red Box!

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Here is how the app works:

1. Put a bag of Pop Secret in the microwave and enter suggested cooking time from the packaging. Note: Perfect Pop is optimized for the deliciousness of Pop Secret popcorn only.

2. Turn up the volume on your iPhone. Point the phone’s speaker towards the microwave and keep within 3 feet.

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3. Start the microwave, and then start the app.

The App will tell you when your popcorn is ready!

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It will also tell you when to stop your microwave if you do not stop it right away.

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No more relying on the popcorn button or guessing how many seconds in between pops. Pop Secret is serious about perfect popcorn, so the less you have to worry about, the more time you can spend enjoying movie night with your friends & family. Perfect Pop listens to the pops, waiting for the precise moment to let you know when your popcorn is perfect.

We enjoyed having PERFECT Popcorn with our movie last night, thanks to the Perfect Pop App :-)


FTC Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by Pop Secret, but my opinions are all my own.

 

What’s the HubBub Kid President? @HubTVNetwork

 

If you watch The Network you probably noticed the new show, Kid President.  It airs on Saturdays at 7 PM- so set your DVR or tune in because this is a funny show featuring You Tube sensation Robby Novak.
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Check out this HubBub Interview with Robby Novak (a.k.a Kid President) and series creator/executive producer Brad Montague. Robby and Brad talk about the series, their inspirations, how they are inspiring others to make the world a better place and more.  It is so exciting to see a kid so excited about making the world a better place :-)

Check out “KID PRESIDENT®: DECLARATION OF AWESOME” on July 19th on The Hub Network

KID PRESIDENT AND FUNNYMAN CRAIG ROBINSON TAKE VIEWERS ON A
“CAT CAROLING” ADVENTURE AS THEY TRY TO MAKE EVERY DAY A HOLIDAY ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF
“KID PRESIDENT®: DECLARATION OF AWESOME,” JULY 19
Kid President Also Interviews Oscar-winning Actor, Jaime Foxx 

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Kid President wants to show people how to make EVERY day a holiday, so he enlists the help of actor and comedian, Craig Robinson, to go “cat caroling.” Later, Kid President interviews Oscar-winning actor, Jaime Foxx, about family, traditions and what makes a successful leader.

Check out this clip of Kid President and Craig Robinson in this week’s episode of “Kid President: Declaration of Awesome” called “Kid President Makes an Episode About Making Every Day a Holiday!” airing Saturday, July 19 at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT on the Hub Network.