June 14, 2017

The Doctor esta en casa! @PAupdates #AskDrPA TWEETY FIESTA!!! 6/15 9PM EST


Pediatric Associates #AskDrPA Twitter Party 6-15-17 at 9p ET bit.ly/parsvp

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

Being a Cuban Abuela, BB is a wealth of information, pero obviously not on everything and not necessarily up to date. Sooo glad to get the latest info in our next Tweety Fiesta!

Join Bloggin Mamas as we host the #AskDrPA Twitter Party on June 15, 2017 at 9p EST/ 6pm PST! We’ll be chatting about Back to School Physicals and Vaccinations with Pediatric Associates. There will even be a doctor on-hand to answer some of your questions. Plus, there’s a chance to win prizes too!

Date: Thursday, June 15th, 2017
Time: 9p EST / 6p PST
Hashtag: #AskDrPA
Presented by: @BlogginMamas
Featuring: @PAupdates
Moderators: English– @HeLoEnterprises Spanish– @BBabushka
Co-Hosts: @CoolChillMom @workingmomof2 @MommyMafia @mtmeblog @ChristinaAllDay @casamoncada @localmomscoop

About Pediatric Associates

Pediatric Associates is Florida’s largest privately owned primary care pediatric practice, with more than 200 providers and 32 convenient locations extending from Jacksonville to Miami. Their facilities offer families comprehensive services, including X-ray and state certified laboratories. They are open 365 days a year with weekend, evening and holiday hours for your convenience. Their mission is to enhance the lives of all children and their families by delivering the highest quality pediatric healthcare in a compassionate and healthy environment.

With this chat, Pediatric Associates would like to inform parents of the importance of physicals, wellness visits and annual shots for your child – especially in preparation of them going back to school. If you haven’t scheduled your wellness visit/exams for your child for back to school, now is the time to book your appointments! You should also make sure your children are up-to-date on recommended vaccines. If your child is entering kindergarten or 7th grade, or plans on participating in a sport, they are required to have updated vaccinations.
During the chat, we will also be discussing back to school tips & recommendations for the summer, such as:
  • Keep them on a schedule so that, when it’s time to go back to school, they’re ready.
  • Maintain a consistent bedtime
  • Keep them reading (kids forget 80% of what they learn every year if they’re not consistently reinforcing it).
  • Help your kids stay active and ready to learn over the summer.
Follow Pediatric Associates
Visit the Website: https://www.pediatricassociates.com/facebook.com/PediatricAssociates@PAupdates
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June 9, 2017


3- $25 Target Gift Cards (1 gift card per winner)

First Prize

1- $75 Simon Mall Gift Card for Back to School Shopping with Your Family

Grand Prize

1- Prize Pack- ARV $200

$50 Simon Malls Gift Card
$50 Target Gift Card
$50 Chili's Gift Card
A Bookbag stuffed with School Supplies- ARV $50

RSVP Prize

1- $50 Chili's Gift Card for a Family Night Out or Back to School Dinner

RSVP Below!!

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BB pass up a chance to talk with un doctor about The Grands?


Hope you take advantage of el chance tambien. Nos vemos alli.


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.

June 12, 2017

BB #Calroo s Do You? TWEETY FIESTA w/ @Calroo_app @blogginmamas and Prizes! Tues 6/13 EST


Calroo App Twitter Party 6-13-17 at 9p ET bit.ly/calroorsvp

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!!

Don't know how you ladies keep up with your familias. BB's only had The Grands for a couple of meses and their schedules me tienen con la lengua afuera! If tu, como Babushka could use a little help, come learn about a great new app you're gonna love!

Join Bloggin Mamas as we host the #Calroo App Twitter Party on June 13, 2017 at 9p EST/ 6pm PST! We’ll be chatting about the Calroo app and how you can use it to ease your family's daily life. Plus, there’s a chance to win prizes too!

Date: Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
Time: 9p EST / 6p PST
Hashtag: #Calroo
Presented by: @BlogginMamas
Featuring: @Calroo_app
Moderators: English– @HeLoEnterprises Spanish– @BBabushka
Co-Hosts: @EnzasBargains, @BabySavers, @HaveSippy, @DonnaHup, @MamasMission

Panelist: @CoolChillMom @darcibean

About Calroo

Calroo is a mobile app designed for busy Moms and Dads to help them coordinate their family schedule with each other. It combines a family calendar, to-do list, shopping lists and messaging in one easy-to-use app. It makes asking for help as simple as a swipe. The app is free to download, and everybody gets a free trial month of Calroo Pro. The iOS app is live on the Appstore, and an Android app is in the works - you can sign up for a beta today.

Featured in Forbes, Inc. and Huffington Post, Calroo makes it easy to coordinate a busy family schedule. Create shared calendar events, assign tasks to family members with a simple swipe, and manage shopping lists.

Is coordinating your family schedule a hassle? Do you wish it were easier to assign tasks and calendar appointments to your spouse or children? Do you use several apps, emails, texting and paper to keep track of events, tasks and shopping lists? Do you dream of having one central place where you could see, plan and manage all your family’s activities? Then Calroo is perfect for you!

Imagine how easy your life will be with Calroo:
• You know exactly who is doing what, with a color-coded family calendar that shows who is participating in each event or task
• You get reminder alerts for events and tasks you need to do – so that nothing slips through the cracks
• If you’re are stuck in traffic, you can hand off an appointment or task to your spouse or family member with a simple swipe
• Your grocery, shopping and packing lists are instantly shared and synced with your family members’ phones
• You can exchange messages and photos with you family members – so that you can be the engaged parent you always wanted to be

Calroo comes in two versions, free and premium. (Unlike other family calendar apps, even the free version of Calroo is completely ad-free). Here are the great features that are available on Calroo Pro:
• Ask family members for help with a simple swipe, or by clicking on the “Ask for help” button. Get an explicit confirmation that they accepted the handoff. Rest easy knowing that Johnny will get picked up from soccer practice.
• Control what your family members see on Calroo. Grant “limited access” to some of your family members like nanny, babysitter or grandparent. They only see the events or tasks that you want them to see on your family calendar.
• Keep private events private – like a surprise birthday party for your spouse.
• Your Google calendar will continue synching with your Calroo calendar in real-time. If any events get added, deleted or edited on your Google calendar, you will see those changes instantly reflected on Calroo.

When you sign up for Calroo, you and your family automatically get a free 30-day trial of Calroo Pro. After the trial, you and your family can continue enjoying Calroo Pro for just $1.99 per month or $19.99 per year*. Or you can keep getting it for free by referring new customers. For every new person you refer, you get an extra month of Calroo Pro for free, and so do they. If you do not upgrade or refer, your app will switch to the free version after 30 days. All your events, tasks and lists will still be there, and you can still use the free features.

Reduce stress, save time, get more help, and become the organized and engaged parent you always wanted to be. Try Calroo today!

Download the Calroo App

Calroo App

App Store/ IOS: http://bit.ly/calroodownload https://www.calroo.com/

Follow Calroo
Visit the Website: https://www.calroo.com/ https://www.facebook.com/calrooapp https://twitter.com/Calroo_app https://www.instagram.com/calrooapp/ https://www.pinterest.com/calrooapp/Tweetshare:
June 1, 2017


3- Prize Packs- ARV $30 (1 per winner)

Get your family to do chores for a whole year with Calroo Pro ($20 value)
Listen to your favorite music with an iTunes gift card ($10 value)

First Prize

1- Prize Pack- ARV $70

Relax with a massage or facial with a Spafinder gift certificate ($50 value)
Get your family to do chores for a whole year with Calroo Pro ($20 value)

Grand Prize

1- Prize Pack- ARV $150

Enjoy a romantic dinner at your favorite restaurant ($100 value)
Pamper yourself with cosmetics from Bath & Body Works ($30 value)
Get your family to do chores for a whole year with Calroo Pro ($20 value)

RSVP Prize

1- Prize Pack- ARV $50

Pamper yourself with cosmetics from Bath & Body Works ($30 value)
Get your family to do chores for a whole year with Calroo Pro ($20 value)

RSVP Below!!

Full Terms and Conditions on bit.ly/calroorsvp

BB not wanna try this one?  JU SO FONII!!!
Bet you will too.   ; )
See You at the Fiesta Beautifuls!!!


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.

June 07, 2017

$529 Towards The Grands Education. ESOOOO!!! #CollegeSavingsPlan #StartingIsBelieving #sweepstakes ad

This is a sponsored post between Florida Prepaid College and Bloggin' Mamas. Opinions and love expressed are all Babushka's.

Florida Prepaid Giveaway

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!!!

With 6 Grands, you KNOW Babushka has to share this info correcto??  This isn't la primera vez that BB writes about the Florida Prepaid College gente.  Sometimes BB feels like they're parte de la familia. Bueno, actually they are. Over 20 years, first with The Trio and now con los nietos. A wonderful way for Florida residents to start their little loved ones on the path toward higher education. Y ahora an even bigger incentive. A giveaway to 10 families of $529 to go towards college. Can BB get an ESOOO!!??!!

Here are the details of the Florida 529 Savings Plan Scholarship Giveaway:
What: The Florida 529 Savings Plan Scholarship Program and you could be one of 10 lucky winners of a $529 scholarship deposited into a Florida 529 Savings Plan account.
When: Enter anytime between May 15 and June 11

Not quite sure what the 529 Savings plan es or how to start? Aqui tienes:

What is a 529 Savings Plan?
529 savings plans are named after section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code 26 U.S.C. § 529 and are designed to encourage saving for future higher education expenses of a designated beneficiary. Many states offer 529 savings plan options, including Florida Prepaid.
Money from a 529 plan can be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment required for study at any accredited college, university or vocational school in the United States and at some foreign universities. The money can also be used for room and board, as long as the fund beneficiary is at least a half-time student. Off-campus housing costs are covered up to the allowance for room and board that the college includes in its cost of attendance for federal financial-aid purposes. Qualified education expenses do not include student loans and student loan interest. There is legislation currently going through Congress that will expand the qualified expenses.
The Florida 529 Savings Plan can be started at anytime and only requires a $25 initial deposit to open. Even if you can’t save for your child’s entire college education, starting something is always better than doing nothing. The funds in a Florida 529 Savings Plan can be used for any qualified higher educational expense, including tuition, room & board, textbooks, graduate school and much more. This gives you extreme flexibility to use the funds as you see fit, for whatever your child may need. And should those needs change during his/her college years, individuals are free to adjust as well.
The Florida 529 Savings Plan offers you the ultimate in flexibility. Simply choose from the investment options, then contribute as much and as often as you’d like to suit your budget and goals. Each investment option, such as our popular age-based option that automatically allocates contributions based on the age of the child, is independently run by professional investment managers. There are 11 investment options let you invest in any way you feel comfortable. From more aggressive to more conservative options, and with age-based and fully customized approaches, you have as much control as you want over how much you invest and where it’s invested. And as the years go by, you’re free to change contribution amounts and how they are allocated at any time.
BUENISIMO VERDAD?? See the website for more informacion.

Because Kaching! Is one of the loveliest sonidos ever.
Especially when it goes to a loved one's future.
Not enter this one?? JU SO FONII!!!
BB's already got 3 entries in.

Buena Suerte Beautifuls!
The link again-  $529 Savings Sweepstakes


June 05, 2017

It's a Win-Win with #ABLEUnited. $500 #Giveaway and #ABetterLifeExperience ad bit.ly/ABLEunited500GW

This is a sponsored post with ABLEunited and Bloggin' Mamas. Opinions stated are Babushka's.

ABLEunited giveaway

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

Babushka has written about ABLEUnited before and will write about them again y again, porque it’s BUENISIMO!! And as if their wonderful programa wasn’t enough, they’re now having a giveaway for 5 lucky participants, with the prize of a $500 contribution to an ABLEUnited account. Siguen BUENISIMO right??? For those who aren’t familiar with the ABLEUnited program, here’s a little intro.

Eligibility? Don't be mislead to think this is just for children, this is for ANYONE who has a qualifying disability diagnosed before age 26.

So who is eligible?

  • Florida Residents
  • Have a qualifying disability with onset before age 26

Qualifying Disabilities-
The Internal Revenue Service categorizes eligible disabilities as follows:

Developmental Disorders:
Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, Developmental delays and learning disabilities
Intellectual Disability: May be reported as mild, moderate, or severe intellectual disability
Psychiatric Disorders: Schizophrenia, Major depressive disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Anorexia Nervosa, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), Bipolar Disorder
Nervous Disorders: Blindness, Deafness, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Spina Bifida, Juvenile-onset Huntington’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Severe sensorineural hearing loss,
Congenital cataracts

Congenital Anomalies: Chromosomal abnormalities, including Down Syndrome; Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Xeroderma Pigmentosum, Spinal muscular atrophy, Fragile X Syndrome, Edwards Syndrome

Respiratory Disorders: Cystic Fibrosis
Other: Includes Tetralogy of Fallot, Hypoplastic left heart syndrome, End-stage liver disease, Juvenile-onset rheumatoid arthritis, Sickle cell disease, Hemophilia, and any other disability not listed.

Our ABLEunited participant is little now, but we know time goes by rapidisimo and before we're mentally ready to accept she's an adult, she'll be wanting to slide through la vida sola. Quee?? Babushka not be ready for this and take all the extra she can get?  JU SO FONII  BB's entering EVERY dia, because La Princesa's already sliding through life now!

The entry link again: http://bit.ly/ablegiveaway

There will be 5 winners. BB's hoping that you will be one of the other 4.

; )


June 04, 2017

"Tale as old as time" isn't running on Cubantime. #BeautyandtheBeast Available NOW!! #Giveaway Promo


Disney Beauty and the Beast DVD

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

The wonderful gente de Allied Contigo once again shares with BB and Beautifuls a magnifico pelicula. Not only shares info, but giving one of y'all a digital code of your own! Quee?? You haven't seen it yet?? Pues aqui tienes a little background, straight from the studios de Disney. 

“A tale as old as time, more magical than ever”
- Mike Wilber, NBC News

Bring home the timeless tale beloved by generations

Arrives on Digital HD, Blu-ray™ and Disney Movies Anywhere on June 6

Bring Home the Timeless Tale Beloved by Generation and Go Beyond the Magic &
Music in Ways Like Never Before, and for the first time, experience how this film was brought to life
Includes 3 ways to watch the movie, an enchanted table read, over 10 minutes of deleted scenes

BURBANK, Calif., May 12, 2017 — Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” the live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic, brought the story and characters audiences know and love to spectacular life and broke box-office records. Now the stunning, cinematic event arrives home on June 6 on Digital HD, Blu-ray™, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand.

Fans who bring home “Beauty and the Beast” can celebrate the release with three ways to watch the movie – the original theatrical cut, the premiere cut with overture, and a musical experience with a sing-along version.  The release invites viewers to get up close and personal with the filmmakers and cast to see how this beloved animated film was transformed into a new live-action classic, from the first enchanted table read to a fascinating look at how the film was brought to life utilizing lavish sets, elaborately designed costumes and props, and state-of the-art technology. A feature on the amazing women behind the enchanted tale hosted by Emma Watson; and over 10 minutes of deleted scenes along with musical extras, including the “Beauty and the Beast” music video starring Ariana Grande and John Legend, Celine Dion’s heartfelt take on the new song “How Does a Moment Last Forever,” and jump directly to all you favorite unforgettable songs.

Disney Beauty and the Beast Live Action

Bonus features include*:
·                  Enchanted Table Read – Join the cast for the movie’s elaborately staged table read, complete with singing and dancing to live music, set pieces and more.

·                  A Beauty of a Tale – Explore the process of transforming a beloved animated film into a new live-action classic.

·         The Women Behind “Beauty and the Beast” – Emma Watson introduces several of the talented women in all aspects of production who helped bring this enchanted tale to life.

·                  Making a Moment with Celine Dion – Celine Dion shares what it’s like to sing “How Does a Moment Last Forever” – and be a part of the legacy of “Beauty and the Beast.”

·         From Song to Screen: Making the Musical Sequences – See what goes into making some of the best-known moments from “Beauty and the Beast.”
o    “Belle” -- Filmmakers and cast reveal how it felt to shoot this memorable scene.
o    “Be Our Guest” -- Discover all that went into creating this epic, primarily virtual performance.
o    “Gaston” -- Join the cast for rehearsals and filming of this rousing, high-energy number.
o    “Beauty and the Beast” -- You’re invited on set for the filming of this beloved, classic scene.

·                  Deleted Scenes
o    Introduction by Director Bill Condon -- Director Bill Condon presents a collection of scenes that, for one reason or another, ended up on the cutting-room floor.
o    Gaston Courts Belle -- Pleased with himself after settling a disturbance with the townspeople, a triumphant Gaston attempts to woo Belle.
o    Bread and Jam for Agathe -- On her morning market rounds, Belle stops by to see Agathe, the village beggar woman.
o    Storming the Ice Gates -- The angry mob of villagers, led by Gaston, overwhelms the castle’s defenses.
o    Lumière Torches LeFou -- As the fight rages around them, LeFou scuffles with Plumette … until he experiences a sudden, extremely heated interruption.
o    Monsieur Toilette -- LeFou escapes from the brawl into a small room, where he's startled by a castle resident.
o    Cogsworth Rescues Lumière -- When Clothilde the fishmonger threatens Lumière, Cogsworth leaps into the fray.
o    Treacle the Lasses -- Three village lasses chase Chip and Froufrou – Madame Garderobe’s dog-turned-footstool – into the kitchen, where a surprise awaits.
o    LeFou and Monsieur Toilette Reunite -- After the spell is broken and the castle residents are returned to human form, LeFou and his new acquaintance meet again.

·                  Extended Song: “Days in the Sun” – Learn more about Beast’s childhood in an alternate version of this beautiful song, introduced by director Bill Condon.
·                  “Beauty and the Beast” Music Video – Award-winning artists Ariana Grande and John Legend perform a moving version of this iconic song.
·                  Making the Music Video – Go on set to capture the magic as it happens in Ariana Grande and John Legend’s “Beauty and the Beast” music video.
·                  Disney Song Selection – Jump directly to all your favorite songs and sing along with the movie.
o    “Belle”
o    “How Does a Moment Last Forever” (Music Box)
o    “Belle” (Reprise)
o    “Gaston”
o    “Be Our Guest”
o    “Days in the Sun”
o    “Something There”
o    “How Does a Moment Last Forever” (Montmartre)
o    “Beauty and the Beast”
o    “Evermore”
o    “The Mob Sing”
o    “Beauty and the Beast” (Finale)   

·          “Beauty and the Beast” Music Video

As Condon explains, “There’s something about this story – and specifically the score, which was written 25 years ago – that is just magical, and I think that’s what still draws people in and is what makes this such a special experience.”

He ain't just whistlin' La Guantanamera with that one Beautifuls! People were singing along in the theater. Annoying but endearing at the same time...

Thanks to the artistry and imagination of Condon and a brilliant creative team, audiences of all ages are sure to be captivated by the story’s music, adventure and romance once again.

And speaking of captivation... 
La Princesa doing her imitation of Beauty and The Beast while doing the activity sheets of the movie. 

To get into the mood of la pelicula one must have the correct comida while watching it. Set in a provincial French town, the faire will be cheese, crackers (alas, no French bakeries nearby) y fruits. And popcorn. Quee?? Ok si, talvez it's not very French, pero a movie sans rosita de maiz? 

Ahora, as promised, a chance to win a digital code of the Bella Pelicula.

Mientras you're waiting for your copia, or maybe if you can't wait, here are the movie's sites:

Feibu:                                                        Facebook.com/DisneyBeautyAndTheBeast
Website:                                                    Movies.Disney.com/beauty-and-the-beast-2017
Tweety:                                                     Twitter.com/BeOurGuest
Instagram:                                                Instagram.com/BeautyAndTheBeast

Bonjour & Buena Suerte Beautifuls!