Garage Door Safety

September 24, 2012 By · 152 Comments

Every year there are around 20,000 accidents that happen from garages that someone is rushed to the hospital for.  Many of these accidents could be prevented with a few tips that will be provided below, but as we all know, sometimes garage doors are just unpredictable. Take the Garage Safety Quiz and see what you might need to freshen up on.

·         Doors are heavy – never stand, run or play under or near any garage door, especially when the door is open or moving.

·         Openers are for adults – never play with the button on the wall that opens and closes the garage door.

·         Ouch! – never touch any part of a moving garage door. Your fingers and hands can get hurt!

·         Remotes are for adults – never play with the remote control in the car or on Mom and Dad’s keychain.

Giveaway:

1 lucky reader will win a $25 Visa Gift Card

Rules:

Mandatory: Take the quiz and come back here to let me know your score or something you learned. That’s it, it is that simple!

Deadline: October 8, 2012. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to my email (homemom3@gmail.com)

US Only

Filed Under: Home & Living

Get a Free Issue of SIKIDS and Nominate a SportsParent of the Year

September 14, 2012 By · 1 Comment

We haven’t been a sports family since being out of the military, but that doesn’t mean the kids haven’t tried. They just haven’t made the teams. That hasn’t stopped them from wanting to watch sports, go to games (school and professional wise) and read magazine articles about it. So when I was recently asked if I’d like a free issue of Sports Illustrated for kids I jumped at the chance.

Free Issue
As a special offer to my readers, SI Kids is providing their August tablet issue COMPLETELY FREE! The tablet edition has everything that the print magazine has, but also includes bonus photos and interactive features like games and sports cards that kids will love! Simply download the SI Kids app on iPad or Kindle Fire, and use these credentials to access this latest issue:

login: trialissue@sikids.com
password: free2012


Nominate Sports Parent of the Year:
Currently Sports Illustrated for Kids is looking for a Sports Parent of the year. Do you know someone that fits the bill that you’d like to be nominated with. So head on over and vote for the Sports Parent of the year. We know you know someone that is a great role model for the kids out on the field. Maybe it is a coach, a parent or just someone that is taking an interest and helping these kids. Don’t forget that it’s not too late to nominate an exceptional young athletes for this year’s “SportsKid of the Year” award, sponsored by Goldfish. This award honors a young athlete, ages seven to fifteen, for superior performance on the field, in the classroom and in service to the community. To nominate your athlete go HERE.

Subscribe for a year: Or, if you want to receive an entire year of SI Kids in print and on tablet for only $19.95, you can subscribe immediately by heading HERE.

Disclosure: This blog is participating in a sponsored blog ambassador program from Sport Illustrated Kids. As a part of this program we will get a gift basket of Sports Illustrated goodies and a one year subscription to Sports Illustrated for Kids. All opinions are my own. 

Filed Under: Home & Living

Cowgirls ‘N Angels Review

September 13, 2012 By · 1 Comment

I loved the movie “Flicka” so when I first saw previews for “Cowgirls ‘N’ Angels” I immediately wanted to see it and knew my girls wouldn’t be far behind me. I love a good tear jerker and this movie had all the makings for one, only I had no clue how much until I was smack dab in the middle of the movie and crying my eyes out. Of course my heart went out for my 9 year old daughter who was taking the movie much more seriously, but hey we all need a good cry, especially when it is from a movie and not real life. Right? I must admit that watching this with my girls made it so I could explain I once did tricks on horses after visiting a summer camp and now my daughter thinks I’m awesome. Such a great feeling but a bit of me misses that little summer camp and the time with the horses I had.


The Movie:
Film star and youngest actress in the movie, Bailee Madison (Just Go with It), Oscar nominee James Cromwell (The Artist), Jackson Rathbone (Twilight Series) and many other wonderful actors/actresses come together to bring you a rodeo of laughs and tears. A spunky young girl (Ida played by Bailee) with dreams of finding her father goes out in search of the rodeo to hopefully find him. But her love for a particular horse draws the attention of Terence Parker, who recognizes the drive and determination she has and the nature she has with a horse he takes her under his wing. She immediately learns all there is about the “Sweethearts of the Rodeo” and desperately wants to be a part of their team. It isn’t a piece a cake for this young rider though, she must prove herself to the ladies, Terence (who wonders if she is just too much trouble) and of course her mother (who wants nothing to do with the rodeo).

Terence trains the “Sweethearts of the Rodeo” which are trick riders, but when Ida discovers that getting her face and name on the front of a newspaper may draw her father to her she demands to learn the ultimate trick. Terence isn’t sure she has the skills quite yet but she insists and the team begins to train her. But with a fall hurts her and a trip to the hospital puts the whole team on the verge of losing everything will they be able to pull together to help each other out? Will Ida ever find her father or will she just adapt to the new family she has found? Oh I won’t be spilling the beans, you have to watch.

The film will be out on DVD October 2, 2012 at a Walmart near you. Will you be purchasing it?

Filed Under: Entertainment, Reviews

Wordless Wednesday: Kitty in Box

September 12, 2012 By · 2 Comments

Happy Wordless Wednesday! Shadow is just relaxing in the box. She says she hopes you are having a wonderful Wednesday! Don’t forget to leave your link.

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Congratulations BalletGirl!

September 11, 2012 By · 1 Comment


IMG: Glitterfy.com

Congratulations to my sweet BalletGirl who happened to make the Student Council at her school. We are very proud of you. ;)

Filed Under: Home & Living