June 30, 2015

Help them be Understood. Attention Issues & IQ- Wanting the best for ALL our children.


HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!

BB's reaching out on behalf of the Ad Council and Understood.org with tips and resources to help you and your kids prepare for success next fall.

Did your child struggle during the año escolar? Did your child have trouble paying attention, having conversations or finishing projects? Is reading, writing or matematica a struggle? These behaviors and challenges may be due to an undiagnosed learning or attention issue. And no estas sola.

One in five children struggles with issues related to reading, math, writing, focus, and organization, yet many children with learning and attention issues do not have a diagnosis. The adults in their lives often have a hard time understanding their issues due to misconceptions and a lack of information and resources. As a result, children with learning and attention issues often face both academic and social challenges, such as:

Only 68% of students with learning issues graduate with a regular high school diploma.
55% of students with learning and attention issues have had some type of involvement with the criminal justice system within eight years of leaving high school.

Contrary to what many people believe, there is no correlation between learning and attention issues and IQ. With the right strategies and support, these children can succeed in the classroom—and outside of it too.

Understood. Learning & Attention Issues

That’s why I’m reaching out to you on behalf of the Ad Council and Understood.org, a free, one-stop, easy-to-use online resource and community designed to help parents of children with learning and attention issues.

Understood offers resources and support to parents at all stages of this journey - those who don’t yet know why their child is struggling, as well as to those who have been on this journey for years. Summer can be especially challenging for kids with learning and attention issues because of the change in routine, new social situations, and unusual environments. That’s why resources like Understood.org can be so helpful – for example helping kids tackle the unique challenges of Events and Outings or creating new routines in your daily summer activities can be the difference between surviving or thriving this summer!
Visit Understood.org to experience “Through Your Child’s Eyes,” a series of interactive simulations and videos that enable parents to experience firsthand how seemingly simple tasks become complicated when seen through the eyes of a child with reading, writing, math, organization or attention issues.
The You & Your Family section helps families with practical solutions and advice for social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Having the gift of extra time with your child over the summer means the opportunity to prepare them for the coming school year, as well as engaging in fun family activities.

Communication is key to working with children with attention issues. Check out this video to help you understand the frustration children might experience in school when struggling to communicate:

Additional Resources:

Signs of learning and attention issues

Take These Interactive Quizzes

We could all use a little help Beautifuls. 
Isn't it great to know it's available?


BB donated this post as part of a Social Good campaign in partnership with Bloggin' Mamas and Element Associates. I was not compensated for this post.

June 21, 2015

#Ter­mi­na­tor­Genisys TWEETY FIESTA! 6–30-15 at 9p EST


Terminator Genisys Twitter Party Bloggin Mamas

#Ter­mi­na­tor­Genisys Twit­ter Party

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!
Si, He's Back and Bloggin' Mamas has him.

Join Blog­gin Mamas & the @Terminator as we host the #Ter­mi­na­tor­Genisys Twit­ter Party on Tues, 6/30/15 at 9p EST! Join us as we cel­e­brate the new film & talk about the Ter­mi­na­tor franchise.

Date: Tues, June 30, 2015
Time: 9:00–10:00pm EST / 6:00–7:00pm PST
Hash­tag: #TerminatorGenisys
Pre­sented by: @BlogginMamas and @AlliedHispanic
Mod­er­a­tors: Eng­lish– @HeLoEnterprises Span­ish– @BBabushka

When John Con­nor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resis­tance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Court­ney) back to 1984 to pro­tect Sarah Con­nor (Emilia Clarke) and safe­guard the future, an unex­pected turn of events cre­ates a frac­tured time­line. Now, Sgt. Reese finds him­self in a new and unfa­mil­iar ver­sion of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, includ­ing the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzeneg­ger), dan­ger­ous new ene­mies, and an unex­pected new mis­sion: To reset the future…

Dur­ing the Twit­ter Party there will be a chance to win one of the fol­low­ing prizes by answer­ing var­i­ous Ter­mi­na­tor Trivia. Win­ners will be selected at ran­dom from all eli­gi­ble entries.

Grand Prizes
2– $100 Gift­card + Movie Promo Item
First Prize
1– $50 Gift­card + Movie Promo Item
2– $25 Gift­card + Movie Promo Item
RSVP Prize
1– $50 Gift­card + Movie Promo Item

Rules: Todos pueden bailar, but only U. S. residents age 18 and over are eligible to enter to win prizes. For complete rules and to RSVP, please visit: http://bit.ly/terminatorparty

You must RSVP to be eligible to win prizes!


Babushka not be ready for this one? JU SO FONII  
Ordering my Dr. Scholl's right after posting esto!

Nos Vemos Alli- See Y'all there!!


Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Bloggin’ Mamas. However, all opinions expressed are my own, including thoughts in tweets. I am receiving compensation as a co-host for the Terminator Genisys Twitter Party. The sponsor will be responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

June 10, 2015

#WOW2015 Miami- Women of the World.The Hashtag Says it All.

BB attended this event and of course received swag, 
pero also of course, all stated here are 100% opinioines de Babushka.

Wow2015 Women of the World Miami Event Female Empowerment Training,Networking,Pampering

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

#WOW2015  The title says it all, but you know Babushka's gotta say more than that!

Women of the World -WoW, took place this March and celebrated its inaugural event in Coral Gables Florida.  BB says inaugural because this must be the first of many. Si, it was THAT GOOD!!

When they advertised this as  "Training, Networking, and Pampering" they weren't just whistlin' La Guantanamera. It also was very inspirational, empowering, and just all out enriching on todo niveles.  Let's start by the attendees.  This was not a blogger conference. Ok Si, of course there were bloggers- we're everywhere, pero tambien in attendance were lawyers, writers, artists, celebrities, entrepreneurs, women from all walks of life and various points in life. We were all there to learn, share, and be pampered. And we definitely accomplished all that and more!

WoW and Woah.

Vieron? Babushka wasn't being Cuban, it was all BB said and mas.

From the early am (it was before mediodia so that's early), to midnight, 
these ladies know how to throw a fiesta!!

Founders of WOW2015  Madelin Bosakevich, Wendy Sayago and Aileen Abella

Philanthrophic Partners

Delectable Dishes 

Spectacular Speakers and Sponsors

And the Pampering!!!

Massages by Zeel & Facials by inspira 
there were also manicures and makeup makeovers!

Y tambien, free headshots!!

Azeez Bakare Photography

That is a foto of a happy,llena, satisfecha,relaxed,inspired and recharged Babushka!!

Again, the only word to describe this one day extra ordinary extravaganza-

BB miss the next one in March 8-11, 2016??


Hope to see you there My Beautifuls!


P.S. For more details on WOW Babushka's included the following links


June 04, 2015

Happy Independence Day Giveaway

 Happy Independence Day Giveaway

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!

One of my favorite reasons to celebrate is the birth of this great country. Some fellow bloggers feel the same, and we've gome up with a way to show our love of this holiday and for you our bella readers. A BIG BANGUP GIVEAWAY FOR TODO EL MUNDO!!!

Hosted By:
Presents To You The
Celebrate America Happy Independence Day Giveaway
1 st Place
Ergo Chef My Juicer
6 Foot Uncle Sam Inflatable
3' x 5' Annin USA Home Flag Kit
QMT  3  Red, Silver, Blue Set Windchime Set
1 - Patriotic Snack Sampler
1 - Woodie Specs Wood Watch
2 - Viatek Boom Speaker
1 - Mini Hybrid Dynamo Lantern
2 - Country Bob's Gift Box
1 - Ohio Flame Fire Pit
1 - Mill Creek DVD Set
1 - 4' x 6' Patriotic Holiday Flag Light
3 - Bourbon Q Fighting Cock Nuts
1 Pair of ManBrand.Club USA Socks 
1 - $5 Graeter's Ice Cream Voucher
5 - Bags Rudolph Pork Rinds
2 - Family Fines Vouchers
2nd Place
1- Ergo Chef Prodigy Grilling Set
1 - Viatek Boom Box Speaker
1 - Mini Hybrid Dynamo Lantern
1 - Annin 3' x 5' USA Home Flag Kit
 1 - Patriotic Snack Sampler
 1 - Country Bob's Gift Box
1 - Topbulb USA Keychain Flashlight
1 -Bourbon Q Fighting Cock Nuts
1 - $5 Graeter's Ice Cream Voucher
 1 - Jar Slawsa 
3rd Place
1 - Mini Hybrid Dynamo Lantern
 1 - Patriotic Snack Sampler
 1 - Country Bob's Gift Box
 1 -Bourbon Q Fighting Cock Nuts
1 - Jar Slawsa
Holiday Contest and Sweeps is proud to bring you a Happy Independence Day Giveaway
that will make 3 winners very happy to win. Below you will find the prizes shown above
for each of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes. Good luck to everyone and I hope you all
have a very Happy Independence Day.
Ergo Chef
8 PC PRODIGY Grilling Set

This 8pc. grill set gives you the tools you need for prep and grilling all year round. Includes our new Prodigy Series 7" Santoku Chef knife for cutting veggies, fruit & meat. Our Prodigy Series 6" Boning/Utility style knife for trimming chicken, and all meat before the grill and slicing it up after. Our Pro-Series Heavy Duty Kitchen shears are good for prepping chicken and opening your packages & even peeling vegetables. Our 15" Duo Tongs can pick up anything and are perfect for low flame grilling veggies, hot dogs, chicken, and sausage, ribs & steak. The thermometer will assure your grilling gets to proper temperature and the roll bag keeps everything safely stored with edge guards for the knives. If your cooking fish or burgers you'll just have to add a spatula to the kit, sorry we don't have one yet.

MY JUICER Personal Blender, Smoothie and Juice Maker with extra 20 ounce sport bottle. Made with top quality components for easily blending up healthy smoothies and shakes for a healthier you. 20 oz. Sport Bottle has a carry handle for on the go lifestyle. The powerful 300 watt motor and 4 Stainless Steel blades are engineered for quick and easy blending of frozen fruits, veggies and even desserts & mixed drinks. Perfect for the kitchen, Pool Parties, Birthdays and any occasion where a cool healthy or delicious drink is a compliment and fun to create. My Juicer(TM) is the first part of Ergo Chef's new "Kitchen Collection" of electrics. Includes: High Quality Stainless Steel & Black Plastic Base with NON-Slip Suction Feet. Durable BPA Free Plastic 20 ounce Sport Bottle with Removable Lid with Handle and One Juicer Blade Assembly.

Standard Concession Supply
6 ft Uncle Sam Inflatable
Uncle Sam is featured here holding the American flag in one hand and and a God Blessing America sign in the other hand. Uncle Sam can greet all your guests as they enter all your events and festivities. Bright and colorful inflatable that will definitely brighten up your front yard or all you 4th of July celebrations and cook outs! Nothing brings your celebration to life more than a great inflatable.
Comes with a small, but powerful blower to inflate the Airblown and keep it inflated.
Internal lights create a glowing night-time display.
Tough light-weight nylon is weatherproof and fade-resistant.
Stakes and tethers, Spare bulb & fuse and complete instructions are included.
Annin Flagmakers
  Annin’s Nyl-Glo® U.S. Flag Set
This U.S. flag is 100% Made in USA with Sewn Stripes, Embroidered Stars and
Brass Grommets. Expertly sewn using Annin’s heavyweight 200 denier nylon fabric.
Annin Flagmakers dyes its own SolarGuard ColorFast Nyl-Glo® U.S. Flags and
guarantees the colors for one full year. Also includes 6 ft. X 3/4 in. three piece
Aluminum Flagpole with fasteners, eagle and mounting bracket.
If you’re looking for a high-quality, U.S. flag made in America, there is no reason
to look further. Since 1847, Annin Flagmakers has been the standard by which
U.S. flags are made. Sewn stripes using double-needle lockstitch construction with
4 rows of stitching on the fly hem and back tack reinforcement. Vivid white stars
are densely embroidered. Finished with sturdy canvas heading and strong brass
grommets. Proven to last the longest and be the brightest. This durable fabric flies
in a light breeze and blocks damaging UV rays.

QMT Windchimes
 Red, Silver(White), Blue Windchimes 3-Total
1 -  Corinthian Bells 29" Ruby Splash
 (Red) Windchimes
The Corinthian Bells® 29" T206 wind chime is QMT's most popular small chime
Click Here To Read The Corinthian Bells Windchime Review
1 -  30” Arias Elite, Silver (Use as White)
The Arias Elite® 30" chime's size makes it ideal for anywhere in your yard, or as a gift for someone else's!
Click Here To Read The Aries Elite Windchime
1 - Corinthian Bells 29" Midnight 
Blue Windchimes
The Corinthian Bells® 29" T206 wind chime is our most popular small chime
Click Here To Read The Corinthian Bells Windchime Review
Click Here To Visit The QMT Windchime Website Today
The Popcorn Factory

  Patriotic Sampler

A sampling of gourmet treats perfect for summer celebrations. We pack this patriotic gift box with a mix of gourmet popcorn and mouthwatering treats. The Popcorn Factory takes pride
in making sure each of their snacks are made with quality products and freshness.
Holiday Contest and Sweeps is proud to team up with WoodieSpecs.com to include the
WoodieSpecs.com Wood Watch to this giveaway. The winner will be able to choose their
choice one of two of designs shown above. WoodieSpecs.com brings a new style to watches
instead of the same old choices over and over again. Be the talk of party while you
wear your wood watch choice of designs and colors shown below. These amazing watches
come in Bamboo and Sandalwood Colors.

Each piece is original because no two pieces of wood are exactly the same.
Your red sandalwood watch will also come with an elegant wooden box.
The watch face has a diameter of 50mm and has quartz movement.
Although this is considered a man's watch because of the size, women can wear it too!
Each watch can be easily size sized to fit just about anyone. The choice of color will stand
out at any event with any color or style of clothing you wear with these watches.

Click Here to Visit the Woodie Specs Website

MY Boom Bluetooth speaker is SO SMALL, you can take it with you almost anywhere!
• wireless speaker - music streaming or hands-free phone calls
• no batteries or plugs - charges via micro USB (cord included)

• Bluetooth Speaker
• Micro USB Cord
• Key-Chain Lanyard


The Viatek Mini Hybrid Dynamo Lantern is equipped with four super-bright LEDs that provide ample light to illuminate your patio or porch hours after the sun sets. The compact, lightweight, water-resistant design makes these lanterns perfect for traveling, boating or camping. Each Hybrid Lantern requires four AA batteries for battery power (not included). The Mini Hybrid Lantern is also equipped with an internal battery and dynamo crank so you will never be without light!

 Patriot Fire Pit

"The Patriot” American Fire Pit by Ohio Flame combines sleek and modern styling with tough American quality and durability. With no parts to break or wear out over time, this Fire Pit is built to last a lifetime. “The Patriot” is crafted from thick carbon American steel that is sourced from local steel mills. No maintenance is required for this Fire Pit, as it’s designed to withstand the elements year-round. “The Patriot” features a substantial Rain Drain to allow for water drainage. The “Natural Steel Finish” will develop a natural iron oxide patina and gradually darken over time. This Fire Pit is 100% American Made and is crafted by a local artisan. “The Patriot” is backed by Ohio Flame’s Lifetime Warranty, guaranteeing that the Fire Pit will last a lifetime.

Click Here to Visit the Ohio Flame Website

Gift Pack Includes:
1 Bottle of Original All Purpose Sauce
1 Bottle of Apple Chipotle All Purpose Sauce
1 Bottle of Honey Habanero All Purpose Sauce
1 Bottle of Barbecue Sauce
1 Container of Seasoning Salt
Click Here To Visit The Country Bob's Website Today!
 4' x 6' Patriotic Holiday Flag Light

USA 4' by 6' flag light. 160 small incandescent bulbs. Easy installation. Multiple flags can be connected in series. Indoor and Outdoor use. Commercial grade.

  USA Keychain Flashlight

Celebrate America! These shock proof, wearable lights provide soft illumination where and when you need it. The Patriot features, a lifetime battery replacement, softouch switch and a forged aluminum body. The perfect gift idea!
Click Here To Visit The Topbulb Website Today!
Bourbon Q
  Fighting Cocks Peanuts
These tastiest of nuts are packaged and designed for the party host that is feeling a bit “cocky”. Get all the chicks warmed up at your next get-together by serving up these tasty snacks. Add a little kick to your next cocktail party with Fighting Cock Nuts. 
Click Here to Visit the Bourbon Q Website
Patriotism never gets old. This American Flag ManSock is perfect for the 4th of July, Veterans Day, Memorial Day, or any other day you are feel like wearing comfort and
displaying your Holiday or event spirit.

Click Here To Check out the Man Socks Website Today

Over 145 years of bringing quality and amazing tasting Ice Cream
created by 4 Generations of Family made excellence.
Click Here To Visit Their Website Today!
Follow Them On Social Media on the entry form.

 Rudolph's Food

Tired on the same old snacks, then try the Best Pork  Rind Snacks in the USA
Rudolphs. Made with quality and freshness in each bag.Click to read review.
Click Here To Visit Their Website Today!

 SLAWSA breaks the mold of modern condiments, boldly creating a whole new category of food, and standing alone in its realm of flavor. A delicious cross between a slaw and a salsa and far healthier than other toppers, more versatile and is a must-have for your pre-game tailgate, grilling at your backyard barbecue or to spice up your mid-week family dinners. We beg you, don't serve your guests boring condiments.
Follow Them On Social Media Today on the entry form.
The best homemade small pizza or cookies you can create on your own.
Click here to read review!

Mill Creek Entertainment
 The Lincoln Chronicles

Abraham Lincoln’s remarkable life story and historic achievements are chronicled in this epic 10 DVD collection. Through captivated storytelling and dramatic portrayals witness the unique appeal and legacy of one of America’s greatest heroes!

The Revolutionary War Tin Case DVD Set

This exciting and insightful collection features 4 documentary programs chronicling, with great detail, the battles and major events of The Revolutionary War. Produced by the award-winning LionHeart FilmWorks, these compelling features are filled with accurate reenactments, interviews and dynamic narration.

The Liberty's Kids
Travel back in time to witness history in the making with Benjamin Franklin’s teenage reporters as they confront the real and physical dangers of the American Revolution. Trapped in opposite sides of the war - James, an American colonist, and Sarah, a young English reporter - are forced to choose between friendship and allegiance to their countries. All while they try to look after mischievous Henri, a French boy whose comical escapades constantly lead to trouble. Journey through history and discover the high points of the American Revolution through this fun and animated educational adventure!
Click Here To Visit the Mill Creek Entertainment Website    
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