Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sheng Chi Martial Arts for Kids Review, Discount + Giveaway with Five Winners

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


Have your kids always wanted to check out the martial arts but you just didn't want to make the initial investment?  Maybe they have had some issues with bullying at school. I have recently heard and checked out a great option to dip your feet into the martial arts...totally online. The web's first Martial Arts for Kids MOOC (Massive Open Online Classroom) is up and running. Although the primary benefit of training in the system is self defense children, will also gain in other areas.

Respect- They will learn the protocols and meanings of these protocals. these are designed to teach respect for oneself and others.

Discipline- Our martial arts instruction is inspiring. Children will be inspired to work hard and will thereby naturally develop self discipline.

Physical Fitness - Classes are energetic. Kids will get lots of exercise.

Coordination - Shou' Shu' develops coordination. Especially due to that large amount of cross lateral motions. Cross lateral motions have been shown to enhance learning. Especially helpful for kids with ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia or similar.

Ant-Bullying - Kids will learn to understand how to prevent bullying as well as determining threat level and appropriate responses.

Fun - classes your child is sure to enjoy!


This is a fun and easy to learn program that includes 13 lessons and a handbook.  A few details about the program:


Nothing! If you have a punching bag that is great, otherwise you can use a big pillow.


What is my child going to get from this online course?

Your child will be able to defend him/herself from a punch by the end of the course

By the end of the course you will understand the body mechanics of creating power

Your child will develop balance and coordination


What kind of background does my child need to start this program?

This is a beginning level course. No prior knowledge is necessary

This course is for parents who want their children to understand the fundamentals of martial arts

This course is for parents who want to bully proof their children

Sheng Chi Martial Arts has been teaching the self defense art of Shou' Shu' Kung Fu professionally since 1995. They actually pioneered the teaching of children in this art. Having perfected the teaching system over the last 19 years they are now bringing the experience online to help more children.

The scarcity of martial arts schools teaching a self defense art (in contrast to a sport karate) has prompted us to develop this online curriculum. Making it available in the convenience of your home makes it super easy for anyone to access and learn.

Are you ready to get started? You can go to their website and enter your email to get a coupon for a 50% discount! Check out more about the school at Sheng Chi Kung Fu.
I was impressed with their Sheng Chi non profit foundation at well.  You can also take a peek at their adult martial arts lessons as well.

You can follow Sheng Chi Martial Arts via Twitter, and you can follow the course instructor via Twitter.  You  can follow Sheng Chi Kung Fu on Facebook and you can follow Liz the instructor on Facebook as well.

Sheng Chi Martial Arts has generously provided me with a giveaway for 5 of my readers. Enter here to win.
Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Learning Success For Kids Program Review + $564.00 Value Giveaway

Disclosure: I received this program complimentary in order to evaluate it. My opinions are my own.


So many of my friends struggle with helping their children.  It is so common these days.  Children can have a variety of stumbling blocks that make learning a challenge. But there are ways to help your child and they don't always cost an arm and a leg. I recently looked at an on-line option called the Learning Success Program that might be a good option for you and your child.
The Learning Success Program is a simple do-at-home program that will show you how to find the core problems and overcome them. Sometimes you just need a place to start. Learning is made up of basic core skills. There are 16 of them in all. Typical learning difficulties are small weaknesses in a combination of two or three of these skills. The Learning Success Program can helps overcome learning difficulties such as:

  • Dyslexia 
  • Dyscalculia  
  • Dysgraphia 
  • ADD/ADHD
Each of these pretty technical terms simply means that there is a weakness in two or more of these basic learning skills. But it doesn't define which ones. Once you get started in the course you'll quickly find the trouble spots. Once you do that your child will be on the path to learning success. The Learning Success Program will help teach your child how to learn simple exercises that strengthen the skills needed for successful learning. Modern scientific breakthroughs have discovered a number of methods for overcoming these problems. Once you do your child will actually enjoy homework and not have those frustrations that make the two of you nuts.

Learning Success  

The best part is that you don't have to drive around to appointment after appointment. No waiting. The course is delivered via email. You will receive emails each day with exercises you simply print out and do with your child. It takes approximately 15 - 20 minutes 3-5 days per week.  We found them fun and easy to do. Results are typically seen starting at about 3 months but can come earlier. If there are more compound problems it might take approximately 1 year to overcome them. Try it out and see if this works for you. Let me know your thoughts!

Learning Success has generously provided me with an opportunity for a Learning Success Program Giveaway. Enter my Rafflecopter below for your chance to win.a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Belitae FRESH-C Vitamin C serum Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


Are you tired of dry winter skin and you are determined to get a fresh, pretty and bright look for spring?  I am too!  Serums are the newest and easiest non-surgical option out there to help set your skin in the right direction. Have you heard about Vitamin C serums yet?  I have been so excited about them and I was pleased to have the opportunity to review Belitae Organics FRESH Vitamin C Serum recently.  You are going to love what it does for your skin..I was pretty impressed.   

Belitae Organics FRESH is formulated with STAY-C50! What is this?  Belitae's FRESH-C Vitamin C Serum is formulated with this proven highly active form of Vitamin C. This Vitamin C goes to work deep in the layers of your skin where it is converted to Ascorbic Acid by your cells. It has the added benefit of staying fresh in the bottle until applied and absorbed by your skin too.   STAY-C50 has been studied to  show that it is a more stable and bio-available formulation of Vitamin C. What this means for you (and me!) is that more "C" gets to the place you want it to be…deep inside your skin. This way your skin gets the most benefit from all that special restorative, refining and brightening that Vitamin C can do for you. Belitae Organics Vitamin C serum bio-converts to L-ascorbic acid when it combines with those enzymes in your skin.  More of it is available to help you be the most beautiful you can be.  STAY-C 50 is a very potent antioxidant but no worries for you or me since it does not oxidize in the bottle. 

An amazing fact that I learned is that topical Vitamin C  is 20 times more effective when applied on your skin versus popping a vitamin pill.  Vitamin C serum has been shown to restore, refine and brighten skin and we could all use a little of that!  Belitae Organics shared with me that their product can offer reduction in age spots and discoloration, smoother, more vibrant skin, reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, hydrated, healthier and younger looking skin and even a boost in collagen production.  You need to use it every day to see long term results. That is a huge deal for one little bottle!

Some information about Belitae Vitamin C Serum 
  • Formulated with STAY-C50 a proven bio-available form of Vitamin C
  • A quick acting, easy absorption formula which goes on easy, smoothly, and lightly. Made in the USA (FDA registered facility)
  • 98% natural and 72% organic ingredients
  • NO added fillers
  • Cruelty Free,phalate free, paraben free, gluten free
  • Added benefits of Amino Complex, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid and Organic Aloe Vera
  • For All Skin Types. Use Daily for Best Results.

Ingredient List
Organic Aloe Vera and Organic Gotu Kola and Organic Horsetail and Organic Geranium and STAY-C 50 (Vitamin C) and MSM and Botanical Hyaluronic Acid and Witch Hazel and Kosher Vegetable Glycerin and L-Arginine and Jojoba Oil and Phenoxyethanol (1%) and Ethylhexyl Glycerin (1%)


Easy directions
Apply 2-3 drops to the face and neck twice daily after cleansing. Allow for absorption before applying moisturizer.


My thoughts
I have been using this for a few weeks now.  It is very gentle and easy to use. I don't have a ton of extra time for wiggle room in my beauty routine but this is super fast and simple. I just put a few dots on in the am and pm when my face is clean and it dries in about 30 seconds. I continue with the rest of my makeup during the day or night creams in the evening. I see that my skin looks brighter and fresher in the morning. I simply don't look as exhausted as I did this winter. I really needed something to rev up my routine this spring and I feel like I am seeing a benefit. I think I will notice more of a benefit over the next few months. I will also be diligent as usual with my sunscreen regimen so I don't take any steps backward.

Bellitae Organics is an excellent skin care option for anyone who needs a little brighter or fresher look and doesn’t want a complicated routine. You can pick up Belitae Organics FRESH-C Vitamin C Serum right on Amazon for only $15.95.


You can get more information on Belitae Organics by following them on their social networks like Facebook , Twitter and checking out their website.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Movie and Prize Pack Giveaway #Spiderman

Many thanks to Propeller, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one  entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification."


The Amazing Spiderman 2 comes to theaters this May! Can you believe it is almost here? It is going to be a fantastic movie and perfect for the whole family. If a lot of action, crafty villains and a few explosives will give your family a thrill then you are going to be as hopped up as we are.  I was so excited when I heard about an unique opportunity to share a Family Discussion Guide surrounding the movie.  This was created as a resource for families like mine to discuss those important themes that are key to this movie.  Themes that go right to the heart of what many of us are trying to teach our children.  It allows you to broach subjects like the relationship between personal choices and destiny, living a life that counts, sacrificing yourself in service to others, and the nature of power. These are all so important for children to understand and this guide will help parents start those conversations with their children.  Hopefully these kinds of regular discussions will inspire them to think outside themselves and challenge them to live lives that really matter. The conversations that will result from using this guide will reveal that even the most explosive summer blockbuster can leave lasting, positive impacts on its young viewers.  Don't you think this sounds amazing? What could be better!

About Spiderman 
We've always known that Spider-Man's most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2™, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead. You can get more scoop on this great movie through the official website, Facebook and Twitter!

I have a great giveway for a GIVEAWAY PACK that includes that excellent discussion guide for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.  plus an AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2 Prize Pack (t-shirt, paper mask and phone case) and a chance to win a 4 pack of tickets to the movie opening weekend! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

MyDream Family Edition Game and Kickstarter Campaign Plus Beta Key codes to WIN early access

Disclosure:  I received the MyDream complimentary in order to review it. I was not financially compensated for this post.  The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.  However, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


I was lucky enough to recently preview an amazing new family friendly game that your kids are going to love. This is a fun and exciting game that you can feel comfortable about the kids playing. MyDream Family Edition is mydream.com/family.  Next week, I am going to have some beta key codes that so all you readers will have the chance to win free MyDream early access. The beta version currently costs $5, and similar to Minecraft, the retail version will run around $29.99 or so. I think that is very reasonable for a safe, kid-friendly game.


MyDream currently has a Kickstarter campaign that ends this Friday night. Kickstarter is all about voting with your dollars. It would be fantastic if you  can support the mission to create a game kids can play without parent worry.  You can contribute  on their Kickstarter campaign before Friday, April 11.

Check out some of the stunning game images. The game includes beautiful sunsets, sunrises, starry skies and varied building types for historical genres with corner pieces, cornices, specialty fencing and Roman Greco columns for amazing doll houses and virtual castles.  You know the kids are just going to go nuts over this game. There are the historical worlds, but kids and parents can also create a new world of their own.


They even have a MyDream Forum up and running already so you can get more scoop there. 

They already have 10K+ Twitter followers, tons of FB friends and many more registered users so you know this is going to be an amazing game. Let me know what you think and consider a contribution!

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."