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Monday, May 23, 2016

How to Spot Stroke Warning Signs - 80% of Strokes are Preventable #StrokeHero


You don’t need superpowers to be a #StrokeHero

May is American Stroke Month, so we’re working with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and the Ad Council to raise awareness about Stroke knowledge, prevention, and what to do in an emergency. Strokes are much more common than most people realize: A stroke happens here in the U.S. every 40 seconds. However there is good news – stroke is the No. 1 preventable cause of disability – and 80 percent of strokes are preventable.

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You can be a Stroke Hero by controlling your blood pressure and other risk factors and by knowing F.A.S.T, the warning signs of stroke, so you'll know what to do and are prepared to help others know when and how to take action. 

Only 9% of us can identify all the letters in the F.A.S.T. acronym for stroke. When you recognize a stroke and immediately call 9-1-1, the person has a greater chance of getting to an appropriate hospital quickly and being assessed for treatment options like a clot-busting drug or clot-removing device. 

How to spot a stroke F.A.S.T. (the warning signs):
  • F - Face Drooping - Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile.
  • A - Arm Weakness - Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
  • S - Speech Difficulty - Is speech slurred? Are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence like: “The sky is blue.” Is the sentence repeated correctly?
  • T- Time to call 9-1-1 - If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get them to the hospital immediately.

Take the Quiz

If you know someone who could be at risk for a stroke, or even yourself – take the #StrokeHero quiz. It is fast, easy, and could save your life or the lives of people that you love.  
While stroke threatens millions of lives, it is largely preventable, treatable and beatable. Together, we can end stroke. 

Share this with your family, friends, co-workers and community by sharing on social media. You can share this post or tweet: You don’t need superpowers to be a #StrokeHero. 

Live healthier and know the F.A.S.T. warning signs, visit the official American Stroke Association site to learn more.

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Master Twitter Party Calendar May 22-28 Parties w/ Prizes - Continuous Updates

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Get all the details in this free constantly updated Master Twitter Chat Party Calendar listing tons of family friendly parties including specifics on prizes you can win and links to RSVP and participate. Includes Twitter Parties in the U.S. and Canada. A brand new weekly Twitter Party Schedule is published every Sunday at 9 am ET.

Be sure to check back often during each week as new events are added on an ongoing basis -- often with new prize-winning opportunities added several times per day. You'll also get a sneak peek at Twitter parties coming up next week and in the month ahead. Now listing Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and Blab parties with prizes too.

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The majority of parties are for U.S. only, unless indicated otherwise. Look for parties for Canada residents highlighted in pink.


Monday, May 23

Traveling Mom Twitter Party at 9 pm ET with @travelingmoms @kimorlando and others. Prizes: THREE (3) Ford Warriors in Pink swag bags, ONE (1) $50 giftcard. #TMom RSVP

Tuesday, May 24

Blue Plate Greek Mayo Twitter Party at Noon ET with @sitsgirls. Prizes: TWO (2) $50 Walmart giftcards, ONE (1) $150 Walmart GC, ONE (1) Grand Prize $250 Walmart GC. #BluePlateGreek RSVP

Share A Song Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @coolchillmom @agirlsgottaspa and others. Prizes: Prizes TBA. #ShareASong RSVP

Kindle Spelling Bee Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @momtrends @amazonkindle and others. Prizes: FOUR (4) Kindle for Kids Bundles. #KindleSpellingBee RSVP

Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @modernmom @bhgrealestate. Prizes: FIVE (5) $25 giftcards. #BHGREProTips RSVP

Brushtime Confessions Twitter Party at 2 pm ET with @helloproducts @dadofdivas and others. Prizes: TBA. #BrushtimeConfessions Details 

Taste the Milo's Difference Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @pollinatemedia @livinginyellow
and others. Prizes: FIVE (5) Milo's prize packs including swag + $25 Walmart giftcard. #TasteTheMilosDifference RSVP 

Walmart Vote Oreo Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @freebies4mom @dawnchats and others. Prizes: SIX (6) $100 VISA giftcards, ONE (1) $200 VISA GC. #WalmartVoteOreo RSVP

TB Blood Test Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @dimemedia @latinomarketing and others. Prizes: ONE (1) $100 VISA giftcard, TWO (2) $150 VISA GCs, ONE (1) $200 VISA GC. #TBBloodTest #PruebaDeSangreTB RSVP

Sleep Number Sweepstakes Twitter Party at 9 pm ET with @sleepnumber @eatmovemake. Prizes: ONE (1) Queen Sleep Number p5 mattress set with SleepIQ technology ARV $2,779.96. #SNSweepstakes RSVP

Vote for Travel Twitter Party at 9 pm ET with @jenreyneri @heloenterprises and others. Prizes: Assorted traveling books. #VoteForTravel Details

Wednesday, May 25

Ask Dr. Nasiff at 11 am ET with @itsalovelylife. Prizes: TBA. #AskDrNasiff RSVP

College Savings Day Chat Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @resourcefulmom. Prizes: TBA. #CollegeSavingsChat RSVP

Blissful Summer Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @fruit_bliss. Prizes: THREE (3) Fruit Bliss Minis sampler prize packs. #BlissfulSummer 

Snapple Tea Twitter Party at 2 pm ET with @smiley360. Prizes: TWO (2) $25 giftcards, EIGHT (8) winners get 10 Snapple Straight Up Tea coupons + tote bag prize packs. #SnappleTea RSVP 

Nancy Drew Codes Twitter Party at 2 pm ET with @herinteractive @lisasamples and others. Prizes: SIX (6) Nancy Drew Codes & Clues download game codes, SIX (6) $50 giftcards (winner's choice of either Apple, Android or Amazon), THREE (3) Kindle Fire tablets. #NancyDrewCodes Details 

Dare Crackers Summer Entertaining Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @bretoncrackers @clever_network. Prizes: SIX (6) $100 VISA giftcards, ONE (1) Grand Prize $200 VISA GC. #DaretoEntertain RSVP

Gluten Free Life Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @mambosprouts @kashifoods and others. Prizes: FIVE (5) gluten free food prize packs, TWO (2) $100 Whole Foods giftcards. #GlutenFreeLife Details

Love with Food Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @lovewithfood. Prizes: SEVEN (7) assorted May tasting boxes, ONE (1) Grand Prize gets all three may boxes - See RSVP link for complete prize details. #LoveWithFood RSVP

Swiffer Fanatic Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @seemomclick @mrsilverscott. Prizes: FIVE (5) Swiffer Fanatic and Magic Eraser prize packs. #SwifferFanatic RSVP

Granite Gold Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @granitegold @coryanneettiene. Prizes: FOUR (4) $100 VISA giftcards. #GraniteGold No RSVP, Details

Summer Scoop Twitter Party at 9 pm ET with @savvysassymoms @projectnursery and others. Prizes: SIX (6) giftcards + prizes for baby ranging from $100 ARV to a Grand Prize CYBEX Agis Travel System in Moon Dust ARV $600. #SummerScoop4Moms RSVP

Thursday, May 26

Kiwi Free From Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @kiwimagazine @momsmeet.
 Prizes: $500+ in prizes with FIVE (5) winners. #KiwiFreeFrom Details

Cherish Your Health Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @natures_flavors @naturallysavvy and others. Prizes: SIX (6) tea gift sets ARV $20. #CherishYourHealth No RSVP, Details

King of Rest Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @restonicbeds @lifeofdadshow. Prizes: ONE (1) Grand Prize Restonic Queen Size Mattress, FIVE (5) $25 VISA giftcards. #KingofRest Details

Bite Sized Bits of Joy Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @keeblerelves @dentistmel and others. Prizes: ONE (1) $50 Kroger giftcard, FIVE (5) $100 Kroger GCs. #BiteSizedBitsofJoy RSVP

Choose to Smooth Twitter Party at 2 pm ET with @influenstervox. Prizes: FIVE (5) VoxBoxes. #ChoosetoSmooth RSVP

HogWild Throwdown Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @smithfieldbrand @tuffystone and others. Prizes: ONE (1) $50 Walmart giftcard, FIVE (5) $100 Walmart GCs. #HogWildThrowdown RSVP

Fruits and Veggies Day Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @stephenglickman @doletweets. Prizes: TWO (2) $100 VISA giftcards, ONE (1) each $50, $75, $125 $150 VISA GCs. #FruitsAndVeggiesDay No RSVP

Summer Fun Twitter Party at 9 pm ET with @ihomeschoolnetPrizes: TBA. #ihsnet Details

Half Your Plate Twitter Party at 9 pm ET with @halfyourplate @foodbloggersca. Prizes: Breville Boss to Go Plus ARV $299.99, Breville Sous Chef 12 Plus ARV $469.99, Breville
Quick Touch Crisp ARV $599.99 - Canada residents ONLY eligible for prizes. #HalfYourPlate RSVP

Friday, May 27

Elevate Super Foods Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @elevate_foods @kateuhldean. Prizes: ONE (1) $50 Wegman's giftcard, FIVE (5) $100 Wegman's GCs. #ElevateSuperFoods RSVP

Mobile Entertainment Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with the VZWBuzz team. Prizes: ONE (1) Nest Learning Thermostat, ONE (1) Nest Protect smoke & carbon monoxide alarm, ONE (1) Nest Cam security camera . #VZWBuzz RSVP

Dip Into Meze Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @kellysluckyyou @ourhomemadelife and others. Prizes: ONE (1) $50 Walmart giftcard, FIVE (5) $100 Walmart GCs. #DipIntoMeze RSVP

Special Moms Twitter Party at 9 pm ET with @winitcanadausa @mommiesdrink. Prizes: TBA Canada residents ONLY eligible for prizes. #SpecialMoms RSVP


#DadDayHero Twitter Party, June 1 at 2 pm ET

Tuesday, May 31

Dental Life Smile Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @purinacanada @chancesmom and others. Prizes: FOUR (4) prize packs including $25 CAD VISA giftcard + DentalLife chews, ONE (1) prize pack including $50 CAD VISA GC + DentalLife chews, ONE (1) Grand Prize pack including $150 CAD VISA GC + DentalLife chews - Canada residents ONLY eligible for prizes. #DentalLifeSmile RSVP

Blogger Bash Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @bloggerbashnyc and others. Prizes: Lots of prizes TBA. #BBNYC RSVP

Share the Luv Twitter Party at 9 pm ET with @luvs @iconnectim. Prizes: FOUR (4) prize packs including Luvs products + either a $100, $150, $200 or $250 American Express giftcard. #SharetheLuv RSVP

Wednesday, June 1

Paws to Savor Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @amomsimpression @mandiepie4u and others. Prizes: ONE (1) $50 Petsmart giftcard, FIVE (5) $100 Petsmart GCs. #PawstoSavor RSVP

Dad Day Hero Twitter Party at 2 pm ET with @brushhero @mommyblogexpert @darcibean @mommalewsblog. Prizes: TWO (2) Brush Hero starter sets, ONE (1) Brush Hero deluxe prize package, ONE (1) $75 Outback giftcard. #DadDayHero RSVP

Friday, June 3

Getting Ready for Summer Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with the VZWBuzz team. Prizes: TBA. #VZWBuzz RSVP


Tuesday, June 7

Give Extra Get Extra Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @extragum @kateuhldean. Prizes: ONE (1) $50 Walgreens giftcard, FIVE (5) $100 Walgreens GCs. #GiveExtraGetExtra RSVP

Thursday, June 9

But First Folgers Twitter Party at 9 pm ET with @folgers @shespeaksup. Prizes: EIGHT (8) prize packs including product + Amazon GC, ONE (1) Grand Prize pack including product, Keurig B60 Brewing System + $100 Amazon GC. #ButFirstFolgers RSVP

Eggs for Everyone Twitter Party at 9 pm ET with @burnbraefarms. Prizes: TBA - Canada residents ONLY eligible for prizes. #EggsforEveryone RSVP

Friday, June 10

Dads & Grads Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with the VZWBuzz team. Prizes: TBA. #VZWBuzz RSVP

Friday, June 17

Calling All Foodies Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with the VZWBuzz team. Prizes: TBA. #VZWBuzz RSVP

Monday, June 20

1st Day of Summer Eden Foods Twitter Party at 8:30 pm ET with @joyofkosher @mommyblogexpert and others. Prizes: TBA. #joyofedenfoods Watch for RSVP link and more details soon here

About this Weekly Twitter Party List

Compiled by Master Twitter Party Calendar, the most comprehensive, constantly updated Free resource of its kind online. However keep in mind that each party is run by a different brand and/or hosts and MommyBlogExpert, unless specified otherwise, is not responsible for any dealings readers have with these events including, but not limited to, prizing of any party on the calendar.

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Add an event to the Mommy Blog Expert Master Twitter Party Calendar FREE by emailing with "Twitter Party" in subject line including all details and links in the body of your message.

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Also available, for a nominal fee, to plan, promote, host, co-host or serve as a panelist for your own brand Twitter party. To inquire, email for information with "Twitter Party Consulting Query" in the subject line.

FTC Disclosure: MommyBlogExpert does attend some Twitter Parties as a guest and works as a consultant, host, co-host and/or panelist for others. Except for the #DadDayHero Twitter Party 
on 6/1/16 and the Eden Foods Twitter Party on 6/20/16, I am not receiving payment or compensation associated with any party on this calendar. See complete FTC disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.

Friday, May 20, 2016

What Depression Feels Like Videos Bring Mental Health Awareness Month to Forefront


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