Care Bears Mystery in Care-A-Lot DVD #GIVEAWAY

Care Bears Mystery in Care-A-Lot DVD #GIVEAWAY

Just in time for my favorite holiday, I was asked to review Care Bears Mystery in Care-A-Lot DVD and of course I said YES. As my readers, friends and family know halloween is my absolute FAVORITE HOLIDAY and Care Bears are my favorite childhood memory.

Care Bears Mystery in Care A Lot

Care Bears Mystery in Care A Lot

In the Care Bears Mystery in Care-A-Lot we join the Care Bears for a Halloween-themed adventure filled with friendship and good cheer. The Bears show the power of caring and sharing as they transform bad dreams into sweet ones, solve the mystery of the legendary Scare Bear, and save Care-a-Lot from turning into Grump-a-Lot in this delightful collection that kids and their families will love!

Care Bears Mystery in Care-A-Lot can be purchased on Amazon for $9.96 which is perfect for your ghost, goblin or Care Bear for halloween… OR you can enter to win a copy of your own!

The Care Bears are back and here to stay so make sure you stay connected with them and #SHAREYOURCARE by following them on Twitter, Instagram , Pinterest, and YouTube

** I have received a copy of Care Bears Mystery in Care -A- Lot for review purposes, no other compensation was received**

#RISEABOVECANCER and GO PINK WITH WWE

#RISEABOVECANCER and GO PINK WITH WWE

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and once again our friends at WWE have joined forces with Susan G Komen to #RISEABOVECANCER and GO PINK!

To support Komen’s mission, WWE will utilize all its assets including WWE Network and TV broadcasts, live events, PSAs, digital and social media to generate awareness and encourage fans to get involved. Throughout the month, the WWE announcer table, entrance ramp and ring skirts will be co-branded and the middle ring rope turned pink to promote the fight against breast cancer. Fans will also have the option to turn their Facebook and Twitter profiles pink to show their support. In addition, a co-branded WWE and Susan G. Komen flag will be flown outside of WWE’s corporate headquarters.

“We are so grateful for our partnership with WWE,” said Christina Alford, SVP of development for Susan G. Komen. “Their ‘Rise Above Cancer’ campaign reaches women in communities across the country, bringing awareness and helping us fund lifesaving research, and support to families living with breast cancer who need our help today.”

“WWE is exceptionally proud to continue our partnership with Susan G. Komen and its support of breast cancer research and awareness,” said WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon. “WWE remains deeply committed to this movement, as we utilize our global platforms to raise awareness and funds for a disease that impacts so many people around the world.”

Susan G. Komen and WWE have a history of success in raising awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer. The partnership launched in 2012 and has generated more than $1.5 million for Komen to date. This past May, Komen and WWE teamed up again to support the Washington, D.C. Race for the Cure and National Women’s Health Week.

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month WWE fans can buy #RISEABOVECANCER gear and WWE will donate 20% of all sales to Susan G. Komen while shopping the WWE SHOP you can also add an additional donation of your own.

While watching Monday night Raw this past monday I was touched when all the superstars came our wearing their #RISEABOVECANCER ring gear, but what touched me more was that my 8 yr old son went and got a WWE gift card he had and asked if he could buy a shirt to wear and make a donation. I believe it was this segment that moved him to do so!

 

Lifelong Fan Signs Contract With WWE

Lifelong Fan Signs Contract With WWE

Last Monday like we do every Monday  I sat with my 8 year old son Nicholas and we watched Monday Night Raw. Earlier in the week I had watched a video on Triple H’s Facebook page showing a very special young man named Elijah Mainville receiving a Money In The Bank briefcase. from The briefcase contained a real life WWE CONTRACT, just like the one Seth Rollins carried into WrestleMania 31.

Elijah Mainville is an 8 year old Lifelong WWE Fan. Elijah who is battling Neuroblastomia since the age of 3 has been receiving treatment for the past 5 years. In April of this past year Elijah and his family were told his cancer was in remission to only learn in July that it had returned.

Elijah like many kids has a dream of growing up and becoming a wrestle, I can only imagine his compassion as I have a son the same age with the same dream. This past spring while WWE launched auditions for their new reality show Tough Enough, Elijah decided to make an audition video and his mom posted it to You Tube.

The Authority, which consists of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon saw Elijah’s video and in true WWE fashion decided to make this little boys dream come true. After Monday Night Raw went off the air last week an arena full of the WWE Universe looked on as this Lifelong Fan signed his WWE Contract!

Since Elijah’s favorite wrestlers are The Undertaker and StarDust it would only be right that StarDust be present and welcome Elijah or as he will be known to the WWE Universe Drax Shadow to the WWE family.

Drax Shadow Contract Signing

Drax Shadow Contract Signing

As a parent I thank god everyday for the gift of motherhood and I can only imagine what The Mainville Family has gone through these past 5 years. As a #WWEMom I can Thank WWE for what they stand for and once again showing that their are businesses that truly care.

Speeding Through Summer with Razor

Speeding Through Summer with Razor

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While the lazy days of summer are upon we enjoy doing all we can outdoors, yet my son has started his holiday gift list as he gets older the list gets longer and the gifts much bigger but more practical. Items added recently include more outdoor toys for next year.

With new technologies Razor USA is a leader in the industry and our house. Razor features all new designs, tires and a few special features suck as the Spark Bar and in the wheel hub motor. There is sure to be one for everyone in your family.

Dedicated to providing children of all ages with fun, freedom and speed. Razor is featuring products that include:

The GFD Fury which offers high flying speeds and is recommended for children 8+ and has a suggested retail price of $369.00. What sets the Drifter apart is the details , with a Go Kart style it affords superb handling and drifting and the one of a kind Spark Bar will leave everyone behind in a shower of sparks.

GFD Fury

GFD Fury

 The Delta Wing is a favorite in our house recommended for children 6+ and a suggested retail price of $99.00. The Razor’s 3 wheeled offering will make a statement on the streets. Uniquely designed featuring a large pneumatic front tire that coupled with the low angle rear wheels, allows for a self propelling side to side movement.
Delta Wing

Delta Wing

Looking for something for younger children don’t fret Lil’ Crazy and the Mini Mod priced between $69.99- $99.99 both recommended for children 3 and up offers kids a chance to join in the fun only with simplified controls and smooth electric rides. Both of these provide your child with a chance to explore the Razor family.
Mini Mod available in a variety of colors

Mini Mod available in a variety of colors

Lil Crazy Hours of Fun for Your LIl Crazy

Lil Crazy Hours of Fun for Your LIl Crazy

Razor was founded in 2000 and and is a brand that embodies the spirit of fun and freedom.
**Disclosure** I have not been compensated for this post. I had the pleasure of meeting Razor at BBNYC 2015 and was intrigued by their products.

DoSomething.org and WWE Take On Bullying For Second Straight Year

DoSomething.org and WWE Take On Bullying For Second Straight Year

For the Second Straight Year WWE has partnered with DoSomething.org to take on Bullying. After blogging about this program last year, my son was proud to do many projects for school on anti-bullying.

Nicholas promoting Anti-Bullying at School

Nicholas promoting Anti-Bullying at School

DoSomething.org is one of the largest global organizations for young people and social change, and global entertainment company WWE and its Be a STAR anti-bullying initiative, are teaming up for The Bully Text: Superstar Edition. The campaign, now in its second year, gets young people to take action around bullying by playing an SMS text message game.

 

From August 3rd until Monday, August 31, young people can virtually work their way through six levels of scenarios with guidance from WWE Superstars and Divas, including Roman Reigns®, Dean Ambrose®, Paige®, Natalya® and Alicia Fox®. Then, each player is given options to stand up and speak out against bullying. For example, “You sit behind Roman. Someone in the back of the bus keeps throwing paper airplanes at him. Do you A) Play it cool- it’s not your fight or B) play Superman?” Along the way, players will see how their anti-bullying skills compare to others, and ultimately whether they’ve earned the WWE World Heavyweight Championship title in bullying prevention. Every player will also receive the chance to win a Be a STAR rally at his or her school or community center.

 

“WWE’s massive reach and stellar talent have helped us activate thousands of young people around anti-bullying,” said Naomi Hirabayashi, chief marketing officer at DoSomething.org. “We’re excited to rally WWE fans around this issue for year two to make it bigger and better than ever!”

 

“We are proud to once again partner with DoSomething.org and provide thousands with resources to help put an end to bullying in their communities,” said Stephanie McMahon, WWE Chief Brand Officer. “Utilizing our global assets and larger than life WWE Superstars and Divas, we are confident that this campaign will help educate young people on the dangers of bullying and encourage them to stand up for themselves and others.”

 

In 2014, nearly 100,000 young people played the Bully Text game. To play Bully Text this year, text BULLY to 38383 or visit DoSomething.org/bully*.

**Disclosure** I am part of the #WWEMoms ambassador program. My son is a HUGE WWE fan and as a parent I love what many of these superstars stand for an that they show the importance of giving back when you are BEing a Star!

WWE Superfan Battling Cancer Meets his Favorite Superstars and Divas

WWE Superfan Battling Cancer Meets his Favorite Superstars and Divas
As my readers know , our house is filled with WWE fans not just my son, but my husband , nephew , myself and my son’s friends gather around the television for every pay per view event, Monday Night Raw and Smack Down Thursdays. I explain to my son that the WWE Superstars are sports entertainers and that he is not supposed to mimic what they do on television, and usually I get a response well what about all the good they do for Connor’s Cure , Make a Wish  and of course the Dream Foundation. I guess he has a point there. When I read the piece on how WWE Superfan Battling Cancer Meets his Favorite Superstars and Divas I just had to share it with you all.
Last Sunday night, in Roanoke, VA, WWE and the Dream Foundation teamed up so that a WWE fan battling lung cancer could have his dream fulfilled.  He was able to attend the show and meet with some of his favorite WWE Superstars and Divas.  An excerpt from the story is below and the full story is available here :http://www.wset.com/story/29436141/man-battling-lung-cancer-meets-wwe-superstarFor one night, cancer was not on their minds, as WWE Superstars came in, one by one, to greet the Fulchers, and brighten their spirits. Kisses from WWE Diva Cameron, and a bear hug from Ryback made their situation the last thing on their minds. Just before showtime, the Fulcher’s favorite wrestler, Roman Reigns, stopped by to meet his biggest fan.

For the WWE Superstar, it’s a moment that is uplifting to him as well, saying “When you can take a little bit of extra time to connect personally with somebody, and make a friend. That’s what’s awesome, the friendships, the relationships. That’s what you take with you.”

Roman Reigns and SuperFan Kenneth Fulcher

Roman Reigns and SuperFan Kenneth Fulcher

For this #WWEMOM I love reading these pieces and sharing them with my son. This summer after reading this he has decided to take a reading challenge and raise money for Connor’s Cure and the Dream Foundation. Not only is it teaching him to care for other’s but it’s increasing his knowledge.

 

Thank you to the WWE Superstars who give so much of their personal time to make precious days a little better.

 

I was not compensated for this post. We love the WWE and what it stands for with family and core values.

 

Happy Father’s Day from WWE Diva Natalya!

Happy Father’s Day from WWE Diva Natalya!

If you follow along with me on Instagram and Twitter  you know that we are HUGE WWE Fans. From PayPerView events to watching Monday Night Raw every Monday and let’s not forget Thursday Night Smackdown. Being a #WWEMOM I watch along with my son , my nephew and my husband. Each week we make our predictions before they begin and the men in my life are in their glory. But for this Diva #WWEMOM my personal favorite WWE show to watch is Total Divas, with Natalya being my favorite Diva, strictly because she let’s us into her life. Personally I can relate she has strong family values and ties. When I read her blog Happy Father’s Day from WWE Diva Natalya, I had to share it with my readers. Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did!

Natalya and Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart

Natalya and Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart

Most people know that I have followed in my dad’s footsteps professionally, carrying on the Hart family legacy in WWE. However, what people don’t know, is how much I’ve followed his example outside of the ring. It’s easy for people to think that because of my last name, I was handed my position as a WWE Diva.  The truth is, I struggled a lot to make it to the WWE.  I am grateful for those doors being slammed in my face. I kept going, following my heartbeat, my pulse, and what made me excited to wake up every morning, my love for wrestling. I didn’t realize it at the time, but all of the tiny wars and setbacks would make me stronger than I could ever imagine. My dad reminded me that I would become more skilled learning how to “drive” on that winding road, than on that straight, “perfect” road. So I kept going. I persevered through years of being rejected, trying to make it to WWE. It is true, I am my father’s daughter. Our professions may be the same, but I’ve learned much more about life from my father than I could ever learn about wrestling. Growing up, my father instilled in me several key values that have made me the person I am today. Most importantly, hard work and determination pay off, family will always come first and having fun is more important than winning. After all, in the end, it’s the fun stuff in life that we want to remember!

My father always had goals. Before he came to WWE, he was a world class shot-putter. He went to UCLA on a full scholarship. He played in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys and the Oakland Raiders. Then, he went on to become a multiple-time WWE Tag Team Champion.  My dad was always working toward something. He had this incredible discipline inside of him. When he put his mind to it, there was nothing he couldn’t do. He showed me that if you never stop setting small goals, big dreams come true as long as you have enough determination and motivation to not give up. He taught me that just because someone tells you can’t do something or a door closes, doesn’t mean you should throw in the towel. That’s when you grab the towel and hit the ground running!  Each set back and each obstacle is a learning experience that provides the knowledge you need to achieve your goal on the next try. My dad showed me that it’s ok to fall down,  because when you get back up, you’ll be strong like an ANVIL.

I’m also incredibly grateful that my father showed me what unconditional love looks and feels like. He has lived through major triumphs and some difficult pitfalls. Through it all, he never forgot the importance of family. My father has always believed that family is EVERYTHING. Winning the Divas Championship was a wonderful feeling and getting to be in the ring during WrestleMania is indescribable. However, I came to the realization a long time ago, that for me, if I don’t build relationships with people that share in my joy and help carry me when I stumble, my accomplishments won’t mean anything. Every time my dad watches me wrestle & cheers me on, I feel like I’m the champion of the world. 

Finally, my father taught me the importance of having fun… F-U-N! My father is my biggest supporter, and he is always there to remind me to smile, pause and enjoy the moment. I can still hear his words ringing loudly before I walk out for every match: “Don’t forget to look out at the crowd and connect with them. They believe in you the same way that I do.”  Being a WWE Diva is hard work, there’s no doubt about that. There are long hours, lots of traveling and intense training. However, I wouldn’t trade it for the world because I really love what I do. My father reminds me to this day how lucky I am that my passion is wrestling because I never have to work a day in my life.” (Insert ANVIL laugh while pulling his goatee!) For that reason, I never gave up on my dream, and now I get to live it every day. My dad pushed me to keep going because he knew I loved this. He knew how much fun it was for me. My happiness made him happy. 

Recently, I moved to a new house. I hired movers, thinking I would just sit back and let them take care of everything. I hate moving! My cats hate moving. My goldfish hates moving (Ok, I don’t have a goldfish, but you get it!).  Instead, my father insisted on coming to oversee the move. He took such pride in taking the reins and making sure everything went smoothly. What is normally an exhausting and stressful event turned out to be one of the best days I’ve ever had with my dad. I also schemed up a plan with my dad to break a plastic lion head my mom bought me at a garage sale. I secretly thought it was absolutely hideous. I didn’t have the heart to tell her I did not want it hanging front and center in my living room. Who else could I turn to? Of course, I asked my dad for his assistance! I told him to pretend he tripped over the sprinkler outside and “accidentally” broke this horrendous plastic piece that was truly uglier than any garden gnome I’ve ever seen. Without fail, my dad happily body-slammed this plastic hunk of junk onto my driveway, risking my mom yelling at him if she had caught him. Imagine what the neighbors were thinking!?  My dad did it for me! Mission accomplished! He broke that plastic lion head and my mom’s feelings were spared! Now that is LOVE.  During the move, we worked hard, we laughed, and when he couldn’t quite get the giant couch out the door by himself, I got the other end and we moved it together. 

 

My father has taught me about love, perseverance, reflection, and how to throw a great punch! I am so proud of my dad. I wouldn’t be where I am today without him. I’m still working on growing my Anvil style goatee so I can be just like him 🙂 

 

Happy Father’s Day, Daddy!  And Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful dads out there!

I hope you truly enjoy reading Natalya’s Father’s Day Blog as much as I did. Natalya is truly hands on with her fans. Just this past week I tagged her in an Instagram  photo of my son and nephew who were sporting Cesaro & Kidd tee shirts. For those of you who are not WWE savvy Tyson Kidd is Natalya’s husband. WELL Nattie not only “liked” my photo she commented as well! Natalya’s actions are from the heart not only with her family but with her fans.

** Disclosure** I have not been compensated for this post. I am a #WWEMOM Ambassador and I enjoy sharing my love for WWE!

 

WWE and NBC Universal Launch ‘For The Hero In All of Us’ Campaign

WWE and NBC Universal Launch ‘For The Hero In All of Us’ Campaign

NBC Universal and WWE today unveiled a comprehensive  campaign, “For The Hero In All of Us,” that will air across NBC Universal’s expansive network of two broadcast networks, 17 cable channels and more than 50 digital properties in addition to all of WWE’s platforms. In conjunction, NBC Universal and WWE will engage consumers through #MyHeroIs inviting fans to name their favorite WWE Superstars and share personal and inspirational stories of heroism.

In addition, advertisers can work with NBC Universal and WWE in new ways to tap into the scale and reach of WWE’s multimedia platforms, which all deliver a TV-PG family-centric, multigenerational and multicultural audience. As part of the suite of NBC Universal and WWE assets offered together for the first time, the companies have created bigger, more immersive opportunities than ever before for advertisers, including multiplatform, customized and turnkey initiatives.  Advertisers will also have unprecedented access to WWE Superstars and Divas for the creation of custom on-air campaigns, in-show integrations and social campaigns.

“WWE is one of the biggest, family-friendly, year-round programming opportunities on TV,” said Dan Lovinger, Executive Vice President, Advertising Sales, NBC Universal. “We wanted to bring all of WWE’s brands, properties and platforms together so advertisers can more easily benefit from the massive and passionate audiences its live entertainment attracts. Our teams are excited to develop unique marketing campaigns for our partners in conjunction with the WWE.”

“Our new campaign illustrates all that is great about the WWE brand from our charismatic and athletic Superstars to our multigenerational and multicultural audience, and our commitment to giving back,” said Michelle Wilson, WWE Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer. “In partnership with NBC Universal, we now have unprecedented opportunities for advertisers to engage our fans and Superstars while leveraging all of our platforms, including television, live events, digital and social media.”

 

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Four key, marketing opportunities have been created for advertisers to take advantage of by utilizing WWE’s powerful engagement

  • “The Road To WrestleMania” – a 32-day build up to the Super Bowl of sports entertainment.
  • “The Slammy Awards” – an amped up version of WWE’s annual awards show that moves to first quarter in the heart of the red carpet season.
  • “Champions of Fatherhood” – a special series which turns the spotlight on America’s unsung heroes.
  • “Heroes of Tomorrow” – a way to highlight WWE’s legion of young fans

**DISCLOSURE** This is a sponsored post. All opinions are that of my own. We are BIG WWE fans in our house. This collaboration is absolutely going to be a win win for the fans, superstars, divas, #WWEMOMS and of course both NBC UNIVERSAL and WWE.

WWE Tough Enough Premiere and WWE Network FREE for April

WWE Tough Enough Premiere and WWE Network FREE for April

The re-imagined “WWE Tough Enough” reality TV series, featuring an all-new format, will premiere on USA Network on Tuesday, June 23, at 8/7 C.

New Season Premieres June 23

New Season Premieres June 23

USA announced the renewal of the groundbreaking reality TV series, which debuted in 2001, earlier this year. The new series will include live elements and more fan participation than ever before.

“WWE consistently delivers one of the largest and most socially engaged live audiences in entertainment and we’re excited to expand our long-standing relationship and be the true cable home for the WWE fan,” USA Network President Chris McCumber said in a press release.

The announcement is part of USA Network’s expanded commitment to WWE programming.

Can’t get enough of WWE on USA or SyFy, did you know that the WWE Network plays 24 hrs a day 7 days a week ! With 12 live pay per view events that you get to see on the network for just $9.99 a month as part of your subscription. Along with original series, interactive superstar and diva interviews. Not to mention live in ring action. If you miss Raw or Smackdown within 24 hrs you are able to watch it right on the WWE Network. 

APRIL FREE for NEW Subscribers

APRIL FREE for NEW Subscribers

WWE is offering NEW subscribers to the Network April FREE which will allow you to watch the ever awaited Extreme Rules. Extreme Rules follows the biggest WWE event of the year Wrestlemania where titles are on the line and the storyline continues to unfold. The authority I am sure has many tricks up their sleeves for Extreme Rules especially with the World Heavy Weight Title on the line!

WWE network is available using:

Apple TV
Amazon Fire TV
Roku streaming devices
Sony Playstation 3 and Sony Playstation 4
Xbox One and Xbox 360
Smart TVs including Samsung, Panasonic and Sony*

Download the WWE App to watch on a mobile device
Amazon’s Kindle Fire
Android devices such as Samsung Galaxy
iOS devices such as Apple iPad and iPhone

**Disclosure** I have been compensated for this post as part of the #WWEMOMS and the Online Moms. All opinions are that of my own and our family does not miss any of the WWE Network 12 pay per view events. We fully feel it’s the best $9.99 we spend each month!

 

Connor Michalek WWE’s first ever #Warrior Award Recipient

Connor Michalek  WWE’s first ever #Warrior Award Recipient

Connor Michalek, a Pittsburgh native and passionate WWE fan who passed away last year from cancer, will be the first-ever recipient of The #Warrior Award, which will be presented each year at the WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.  The Warrior Award will be given to someone who has exhibited unwavering strength and perseverance, and who lives life with the courage and compassion that embodies the indomitable spirit of WWE Hall of Famer, The Ultimate Warrior.  This year, the award will be presented by The Ultimate Warrior’s widow, Dana Warrior, and WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan to Steve Michalek, Connor’s father.

WWE will present an award in my husband’s name each year at the WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony,” said Dana Warrior.  “Connor displayed all of the positive traits that Warrior stood for, and he is the perfect recipient for this inaugural award. I am sure that Warrior is smiling today, knowing that this award is being given to a true warrior.”

With the love of his family and WWE Superstars as well as the tremendous care by Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Connor battled cancer like a true warrior for as long as he could, and his charisma made him a local celebrity in Pittsburgh. Connor’s spirit inspired WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon and WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events & Creative, Paul “Triple H” Levesque to launch “Connor’s Cure,” a fund dedicated to furthering Pediatric cancer research.

 

Connors’ Cure bracelets are available to purchase for $5.00 .   Whenever we have attended a WWE event we have  purchased bracelets to support  #ConnorsCure. I must say that whenever I wear mine it symbolizes to me to take a moment and be thankful.  We try to teach our son to care for others.  Connor has touched his heart and he reminds me each time we head to a WWE Event to text our donation for Connor.   As a parent I couldn’t imagine what his parents have gone through , but I hope they know that #ConnorTheCrusher is an inspiration to this #WWEMOM and many other #Warriors.

A small reminder of Connor who made a HUGE impact #ConnorTheCrusher

A small reminder of Connor who made a HUGE impact #ConnorTheCrusher

The WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will air live on Saturday, March 28 on WWE Network at 8 p.m. If you don’t already have the WWE Network for $9.99 it is the most worthwhile monthly expense you will have.