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Thursday, August 25, 2016

#JungleBook Howling Good Time Code Giveaway

BB’s amigos of Allied Hispanic supplied the party funds and the digital code.
The opinions were supplied by Babushka.

Disney Jungle Book Digital Code Giveawawy

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

Babushka has shared the date of the digital code release and the Tweety Fiesta, y ahora ready to do a fiesta en casa to celebrate Disney's latest live action pelicula, the Jungle Book.  A retelling of one of BB’s favorite childhood films, we had to give complete homage.

"Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire. The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong'o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela. “The Jungle Book” seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world. The wild adventure swings into theaters in 3D on April 15, 2016. For more information, check out us on Facebook:, and follow us on Twitter: Instagram:

“The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub raised in the jungle by a family of wolves, who embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery when he’s forced to abandon the only home he’s ever known."

The buena gente de Allied Hispanic are sponsoring a free digital code download to one of Babushka’s readers.  To enter, please comment below who you will be watching the Jungle Book with.  That is the one mandatory entry.  For more entries:

Follow @BBabushka on Tweety and let BB know your Twitter handle below.

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Quee?? You thought only children would get into the pelicula?



P.S. The giveaway ends at 11:59 pm Sept. 7 and prize will be sent by Allied Hispanic.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Winning Waffles w/ @VansFoods #Giveaway

This is a sponsored post by Van’s International Foods and facilitated by Conservamom

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!!

Si eres like Babushka, you don't even think about starting the day sin un good desayuno.
  Quee??  Just cafe alone???  JU SO FONII!!! 

Aqui tienes a good, crunchy, yummy way to bring a sonrisa to anyone's face.

"In celebration of National Waffle Day, Van’s Foods is sharing some easy and delicious breakfast recipes to make busy school mornings happier for the whole family. Quick and wholesome options like Van’s waffles offer protein and whole grains moms can feel great about serving and are so delicious kids love eating them. Van’s is also offering a chance to win FREE Van’s waffles, a deluxe brushed stainless convection/toaster oven and $100 gift card.

Mini Chicken Waffle Sliders by Kim’s Cravings:

Fruit Waffle Pizza by Nutritious Eats



Triple Coconut Waffles by Peanut Butter Fingers:


And, if you’re looking for a sure fire way to get a breakfast-time smile from your kiddos, check out this awesome video on how to make sunshine waffles:


There’s a Van’s waffle for every member of the family celebrating National Waffle Day – from kid-favorite Van’s Minis (with 27 grams of whole grain per serving) to Van’s Gluten-Free Waffles (free of gluten, dairy and egg) to Van’s 8 Whole Grains Waffles (with 7 grams of fiber).

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#ABLEUnited Let's chat about Savings for Florida Families.


ABLE United Twitter Chat 8-25-16 at 9p ET. RSVP

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!!

For those of us with "disabled" loved ones, the ABLE act has helped us breathe a bit easier when thinking of their future.  Please join us to learn a bit more of Florida's option for savings without fear of losing their government benefits. 

#ABLEUnited Twit­ter Chat

Join Blog­gin Mamas & ABLE United as we host the #ABLEUnited Twit­ter Chat on Thursday, 8/25/16 at 9p EST! Join us as we dis­cuss sav­ing for your child’s future using the ABLE United plan. Floridians with disabilities will now be able to save up to $100,000 in a tax-free account to pay for health care, education and job training without jeopardizing government benefits.The mission of ABLE United is to encourage and assist the saving of private funds to help persons with disabilities cover costs that support their health, independence and quality of life.

Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016

Time: 9:00–10:00pm EST / 6:00–7:00pm PST

Hash­tag: #ABLEUnited

Spon­sored By: ABLEUnited

Pre­sented by: @BlogginMamas

Mod­er­a­tors: Eng­lish– @HeLoEnterprises Span­ish– @BBabushka

Co-hosts: @Outersparkle , @SensoryF , @Lastmom , @xxplumcrazeexx , @SJBlahBlahBlog , @JamieTheCupcake

  1. We will be focus­ing on the impor­tance of sav­ings for individuals with disabilities. Florida enacted the ABLE plan July 1, 2016 to help prepare for their future.
  2. Eligibility- Who qualifies for the plan?
  3. Covered expenses and tax free earnings.

Dur­ing the Twit­ter Chat there will be a chance to win one of two prize packs by retweeting specified tweets. (We reserve the right to offer more prize packs). Win­ners will be selected at ran­dom from all eli­gi­ble entries.


2- ABLE United prize packs with various promotional items.

August 24, 2016

US Res­i­dents age 18 and over are eli­gi­ble to enter.

For full rules, terms and conditions, visit por fa.

RSVP Below!!


By RSVP’ing to this event and uti­liz­ing the #ABLEUnited hash­tag, the atten­dees acknowl­edge hav­ing read and agreed to these terms and con­di­tions.

Hope to see you there Beautifuls!!


Dis­clo­sure: Blog­gin’ Mamas is being com­pen­sated for man­ag­ing this Twit­ter Chat. Indi­vid­ual co-hosts are being com­pen­sated for their par­tic­i­pa­tion. All prize ful­fill­ment is the respon­si­bil­ity of the spon­sor.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Bear Necessities are Back!! #TheJungleBook TWEETY FIESTA



Dicen que "everything old is new again" and with Disney they ain't just whislin' La Guantanamera! Felizmente they're doing it right by retelling their classics for today's generation with modern methods but keeping part of the classic charm. BB not enjoy these new tellings? JU SO FONII!!!

Please join Blog­gin Mamas as we host the #JungleBook Twit­ter Party on Monday, 8–29–16 at 9p EST/6pm PST! We’ll be chat­ting about The Jungle Book, which will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on August 30th!

Date: Monday, August 29th, 2016
Time: 9p EST / 6p PST
Hash­tag: #JungleBook
Pre­sented by: @BlogginMamas and @AlliedHispanic
Fea­tur­ing: @TheJungleBook
Mod­er­a­tors: Eng­lish– @HeLoEnterprises Span­ish– @BBabushka
Co-Hosts: @EnzasBargains, @BabySavers, @HaveSippy, @DonnaHup and @MamasMission
Pan­elist: @MommyPowers

About The Jungle Book
Critically acclaimed, Jon Favreau’s stunning live-action reimagining of Walt Disney’s animated classic, will be available early on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on August 23, and on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand on August 30.

Venture behind the scenes with in-depth bonus features that reveal the innovative filmmaking technology used to create the richly immersive jungle world and characters; Follow the journey of the film’s only on-screen actor, charismatic newcomer Neel Sethi (Mowgli); Delve into a candid and humorous scene-by-scene audio commentary with director Jon Favreau and meet the all-star voice cast who help bring the film’s colorful characters to life, as well as the musicians who accent the adventure with a majestic music score.

The all-star cast includes Bill Murray (“Lost in Translation”) as the voice of Baloo, Sir Ben Kingsley (“Learning to Drive,” “The Walk”) as Bagheera and Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) as the voice of mother wolf Raksha. Scarlett Johansson (“Avengers: Age of Ultron”) gives life to Kaa, Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad”) provides the voice of alpha-male wolf Akela, Idris Elba (“Beast of No Nation”) roars as the voice of Shere Khan, and Christopher Walken (“The Deer Hunter”) lends his iconic voice to King Louie.
Bonus features include*:


· “The Jungle Book” Reimagined – Favreau sits down with producer Brigham Taylor and visual effects supervisor Robert Legato to discuss “The Jungle Book” and reflect on the years they devoted to the reimagining of this timeless tale. Discover how Rudyard Kipling’s original stories and the classic animated film influenced their unique approach, witness the technical wizardry that enabled the team to create a believable and thrilling movie-going experience, and learn how they borrowed a page from Walt Disney’s innovation playbook to make it all happen. Lastly, meet the all-star voice cast who help bring the film’s colorful characters to life, as well as the musicians who accent the adventure with a majestic music score.

· I Am Mowgli – Follow the extraordinary journey of 12-year-old Neel Sethi, who was selected from thousands of hopefuls worldwide to play Mowgli “alongside” some of today’s biggest movie stars. Get a glimpse of Neel’s life before Hollywood came calling, check out his audition that sealed the deal, and see how a close-working relationship with Favreau brought out his best. Plus, Neel shares how filming “The Jungle Book” was one wild ride, from working alongside imaginary animals to performing some super-fun stunts.

· King Louie’s Temple: Layer by Layer – So, exactly how do you create a musical number featuring one man-cub, a massive, legendary ape and an army of wild and wily monkeys in the Seeonee jungle? Viewers are granted rare and unique access to the development of the “I Wan’na Be Like You” sequence in which King Louie attempts to coerce Mowgli into giving up Man’s deadly “red flower” (fire). A fast-moving musical progression reel showcases storyboards, animatics, Christopher Walken’s recording session and visual effects layers, which ultimately merge to form one of the film’s most memorable scenes.

· Audio Commentary – Favreau delivers his scene-by-scene perspective on the live-action adventure “The Jungle Book” with all the candor and humor you’d expect from this multi-talented actor-writer-director-producer.


· King Louie’s Temple: Layer by Layer – So, exactly how do you create a musical number featuring one man-cub, a massive, legendary ape and an army of wild and wily monkeys in the Seeonee jungle? Viewers are granted rare and unique access to the development of the “I Wan’na Be Like You” sequence in which King Louie attempts to coerce Mowgli into giving up Man’s deadly “red flower” (fire). A fast-moving musical progression reel showcases storyboards, animatics, Christopher Walken’s recording session and visual effects layers, which ultimately merge to form one of the film’s most memorable scenes.
*Bonus features may vary by retailer

Note: The 3D version of The Jungle Book will be available later this year.

Connect on Social Media


Dur­ing the Twit­ter Party there will be a chance to win one of the fol­low­ing prizes by answer­ing var­i­ous trivia ques­tions about The Jungle Book. Win­ners will be selected at ran­dom from all eli­gi­ble entries.

One (1) $25 AMEX gift­card (ARV $25)
Two (2) $50 AMEX gift­cards (ARV $50 ea, 1 per win­ner)

Grand Prizes
Two (2) $100 AMEX gift­cards and The Jungle Book Digital Code Cards (ARV $125 ea, 1 per win­ner)

RSVP Prize
One (1) prize pack, includ­ing one (1) $25 AMEX gift­card and one (1) The Jungle Book Digital Code Card (ARV $50)

RSVP Below!!

Todo el mundo is invited to the Tweety Fiesta, pero unfortunately only those 18 years of age and older living in the US can get goody bag (prizes). 
Complete terms,conditions and rules at:

Be ready to have a swingin' time Beautifuls!

Nos Vemos there.


Dis­clo­sure: Blog­gin’ Mamas is man­ag­ing this Twit­ter Party. Indi­vid­ual co-hosts are receiv­ing com­pen­sa­tion for their par­tic­i­pa­tion. All prize ful­fill­ment is the respon­si­bil­ity of the spon­sor.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

MMMM #MyMcNuggets and Happy Meal Every Week for a Year #Giveaway!!

This was an event @McD_SouthFLA invited/sponsored Bloggin' Mamas and Babushka is happy to share some info, pics, and opinions which are BB's.

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HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

Us mamas know that our little one's health is our numero uno concern. That's why we pay such close attention to what we feed them. Quee?? JU SO FONII!!! Si, even abuelas strive for healthy in between all the treats. Sometimes after a long day, we need a quick meal, but we also don't want to feed our children foods that contain harmful and artificial ingredients. How wonderful Babushka found una comidita that qualifies as both good and good tasting!

#MyMcNuggets French Fries McDonald's Salad Healthier Menu

We recently had a chance to sit down with some local McDonald's franchisees in South Florida to discuss McDonald's new and simpler Chicken McNuggets, as well as McDonald's commitment to provide healthier and natural foods to its customers. The three franchisees, two moms and a dad, explained how they have seen McDonald's evolve over the years as they grew up in the business.


We also had the opportunity to taste test the new McNuggets, which are made with 100% white meat and no artificial preservatives, colors or flavors. Babushka noticed a slight difference in flavor from the McNuggets The Trio grew up with. BB liked the new taste and all of us Bloggin' Mamas liked the fact that they were healthier, even more. Less Breading, Mas Sabor. Esooo!!!


Keep reading Beautifuls for an announcement from McDonald's, more info about the McDonald's App, and for the giveaway!

Announcements From McDonald's

McDonald’s USA recently announced a number of moves across its menu as the company continues to evolve. This includes:
  • removing artificial preservatives from several items which also don’t have artificial colors or flavors, including its iconic Chicken McNuggets. Across its breakfast menu, the pork sausage patties and omelet-style eggs served on McGriddles, Bagel and Biscuit breakfast sandwiches, along with the scrambled eggs on its breakfast platters, also now have no artificial preservatives.
  • rolling out new buns this month that no longer contain high fructose corn syrup, including the buns used on Big Macs, Quarter Pounders, hamburgers and cheeseburgers, Filet-O-Fish and McChicken sandwiches. The Artisan roll introduced in 2015 never contained high fructose corn syrup.
  • completing a major commitment to only serve chicken not treated with antibiotics important to human medicine* nearly a year ahead of schedule.
Click HERE to read the full announcement about all of their new developments.

Download the McDonald's App

You can Discover Delicious Deals by downloading the McDonald's App. The app offers both national and local deals.

Some national deals they currently have running are:
  • Savings to Savor
Get FREE 4pc. Chicken McNuggets, made with no artificial flavors or colors and now no artificial preservatives, with purchase of Large Extra Value Meal® when you use our App!
  • Sip, sip, hooray!
Buy 5 McCafé® beverages, get 1 FREE!

Con­nect with McDonald's South Florida #MyMcNuggets
Web­site | Twit­ter | App | Face­book | Insta­gram

South Florida Mamas, We've Got a Giveaway For You!

Win a McDonald's McNugget Happy Meal every week for a Year! 5 Winners- Ends 8-31-16.

Enter now to secure one sweepstakes entry for your chance to win McDonald’s Happy Meals featuring the new, simpler Chicken McNuggets every week for a year*. Additional entries will go up for grabs—by following @McD_SouthFLA on Twitter or by downloading the McDonald’s App to Discover Delicious Deals.

Open to US Only, 18+. One entry per house­hold, per IP address. Win­ner will be cho­sen ran­domly by the entry-form, win­ner will have 48 hours to respond before another win­ner is cho­sen. Give­away begins 8/17/2016 at 12:01am ET and ends 8/31/2016 at 11:59pm ET

*Free McDonald's for 1 awarded as 52 McDonald’s Happy Meal “Be Our Guest” coupon cards to be used once every week for a year . Redeemable only at participating McDonald’s in Miami-Dade, Broward & Monroe County.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Dis­clo­sure: Blog­gin’ Mamas is being com­pen­sated for man­ag­ing this give­away, but is not respon­si­ble for prize ful­fill­ment or ship­ment, nei­ther are any of the blog­gers involved in this give­away. This give­away is in no way affil­i­ated, endorsed, or asso­ci­ated with Face­book, Twit­ter, Pin­ter­est, Insta­gram, or any other social media out­let.

So go ahead and enter S.Florida!!  
Meanwhile, BB's gonna get #MyMcNuggets.
Buena Suerte y

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

#LATISM 16- Latinos as Change Agents

This post was originally written for Conexion, the Premiere bilingual newspaper in N. Florida.
BB added a little algo to appease the Google Gods.

LATISM 2016 Latinos As Change Agents Orlando Florida

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

For the second year in a row, Babushka was honored to be named “a top Latino digital influencer” and is headed to the LATISM16 conference in Orlando this October. LATISM stands for” Latinos in Tech Innovation & Social Media and is a non-profit organization dedicated to the empowerment of the Latino community in the areas de educacion, health, technology y business through the use of Tech innovation and Social Media.” Their goal is to “share best practices,  reach Latino(a)s in the digital space, and  build the pipeline of  tech innovators.  Together we are igniting Latino(a)s to drive the innovation economy." And they are Beautifuls, they are!

The impact of Latinos, especially when banded together and highlighted is a bella and powerful thing.  Thanks to LATISM and other like minded organizations, Latinos are getting heard and paid attention to, but we need more of us to bring new ideas and insights, more potencia and potential, more volume to our voices. This is a particularly crucial time; this is the year politics is priming to either elevate or eradicate the Latino existence in our nation.  Join us in our rally for acknowledgement and advancement.

LATISM-Disney-Coronado Spgs-Orlando-Florida

October  19-21 LATISM will be having their conference at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.  Un lugar perfecto to celebrate our accomplishments and unite on our futures, especially since it’s in our state!  If you’ve wanted to visit Disney World and at the same time make a change in this world, now’s the time for that twofer. If you’ve ever wanted to voice your opinions, learn what that voice could do, and/or learn about topics you could help with, this is the conference to attend. Social Good is a very important part of this mission, and as our numbers grow in the US, we have more potencial in helping ourselves and others.  Babushka would love to see all of you be part of this movement and partake in the conference, por eso te doy el codigo  INFLUENCER16 to get a 30% discount.
Can BB get an ESO!!!

Look forward to being a voice for Latinos and hoping you’ll join in the chorus.
And to those who want to silence us?


Nos vemos Octubre 19 en Disney.


Monday, August 15, 2016

A Fiesta fit for a Princess- @SeaWorld Splash Party #hosted

A storytime outing hosted by Seaworld, pero the opinions and the joy belong to BB y La Princesa.

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

This was the summer of La Princesa.  For those of you that don’t know, La Princesa is my granddaughter,our Hawaiian Princess, the only female in The Grands, party of 6.  Ya tu sabes how she receives the royal treatment, especially since they live with her other grandma, and a diagnosis of Autism just clinched the spoiling.  Pero look at her, how could you not want to spoil her?

hawaiian princess  La Princesa Bohemian Babushkka's Granddaughter

She had informed her parents that this was her summer to stay with Babushka.  She’s all big and grownup at 7 and decided this was the year to visit  and have adventures like her big brother had. So we all did what we could to make it happen.

Unfortunately she and BB got sick during the first few days of her visit.  But we managed to bond and have fun anyway at home.

grandparenting bonding autism quiet time family memories elmo

Honestly, as long as she had a cell phone or tablet to watch her programs she’s no problem. Mealtimes though are challenging.  La Princesa likes what she likes, and since this was vacaciones, Babushka was not about to force the issue.  

Frozen Autism Meals Burger King Grandchildren

Lots of juices,cereals,cheeseburgers, Pretzels y PB&J, spaghetti and pizza.  Bueno, not all pizza.
BB tried to make homemade english muffin pizzas for her, like the ones her mama used to enjoy.
NanaNina.  She wanted the REAL pizza.

Babushka meanwhile, wanted a REAL vacation, to take her someplace, so we were very grateful when the good people of Seaworld invited us to their Splash Party. The invite was for 1245 so we left the casa at 730 am, not an enjoyable mission for our late sleeping princess.  She neither wanted to wake, nor did she want to leave our home. Kind of  a compliment verdad?  Anyway, once it was explained we were going on a trip to Seaworld like her brother El Dr. and that she could sleep all the way there, peace reigned in the kingdom.

A photo posted by Bohemian Babushka (@bbabushka) on

La Princesa and her Royal party arrived a decently Cubanlate 15 mins and guess who parked right alongside us?  Our segundo familia, Bloggin’ Mamas Pres. and her crew.  NOW we knew we were gonna have fun! Equipping us with icecream and water, we were escorted to the Splash Party!!!


Unfortunately Sweetie was beginning to get the cold BB and La Princesa had couldn’t join us under the water works, so he was our photographer.  Ended up he got soaked anyway. A Florida thunderstorm cut short our visit and we didn’t get to visit the rest of the park, so we will go back again with La Princesa. BB owes her that “trip like Big Brother”.  Also owed her a “Real Pizza”.

Of course one never “owes” things like trips and pizza, but a Grandma, especially this abuela not try to get everything for The Grands they want?


Next post, Royalty gets to  #VisitWestVolusia  

And her proclamations are priceless.