Sunday, October 21, 2018

Twitter Party Calendar With Prizes Twitter Parties Oct 21 - 27 Multiple Updates Daily

Twitter Parties



Constant Updates, Keep Checking Back + Sneak Peek at Future Weeks



Master Social Media Party  Calendar -  USA & Canada


Now listing Twitter plus Facebook Live, Pinterest, and Instagram parties with prizes, too!

Twitter Party Facebook Live Calendar

Here's how to find parties on Twitter, Facebook Live, Instagram and Pinterest offering great prizes. Get all the details in this free constantly updated Master Party Calendar listing tons of family friendly parties including specifics on prizes you can win and links to RSVP and participate. Includes social media parties in the U.S. and Canada.

A brand new weekly Twitter Party Schedule is published every Sunday at 9 am ET. Check back often 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 parties coming up next week and in the month ahead.

Be the first to know when the latest MommyBlogExpert party schedule goes live by subscribing to this blog and following MBE on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. Unless indicated otherwise, parties are for U.S. residents only. Parties for Canada residents are highlighted in purple.


THIS WEEK


Wednesday, October 24

TTPM Live Weekly Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @ttpm. Prizes: Fun toys, see RSVP link for prize descriptions - Both US + Canada residents eligible for prizes. #TTPMlive RSVP

Wise Bread Chat Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @wisebread. Prizes: TBA. #wbchat Details

Be Forest Proud Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @boisepapers @familyfocusblog. Prizes: TWO (2) $50 VISA e-giftcards. #BeForestProud RSVP

This is Style Twitter Party at 4 pm ET with @searsstyle. Prizes: TBA. #ThisIsStyle Details

Thursday, October 25

WOW Summit Goody Bag Sneak Peek Facebook Live Party from 2 - 2:30 pm ET with Moms Meet. Prizes: FIVE (5) WOW Summit prize packs. RSVP

Mom Travel Chat Twitter Party at 9 pm ET with @familiesgo @theadventuremom and others. Prizes: THREE (3) fun giveaway packs - see RSVP link for complete prize descriptions. #MOMtravelchat RSVP

Friday, October 26

Snuggle N Hug Twitter Party at 11 am ET with @snap_toys @thetoyinsider and others. Prizes: FIVE (5) winners get fun toys - see RSVP link for prize descriptions. #Snugglenhug RSVP

Mobile Living Weekly Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with the Mobile Living team. Prizes: TBA. #MobileLiving More info/RSVP link to be posted when available


NEXT WEEK

TBA


COMING SOON

TBA

About this Weekly Twitter Party List
Compiled by MommyBlogExpert.com, Master Twitter Party Calendar is the most comprehensive, constantly updated 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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FTC Disclosure: MommyBlogExpert does attend some Twitter, Facebook Live, Instagram and Pinterest Parties as a guest and works as a consultant, host, co-host and/or panelist for others. 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 page including this one.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Bose Connected Home Soundbar Bass Module Family Review at Best Buy

Technology



The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

With all the ways it's made family living better and more convenient, it's hard to remember a time when the internet and the connected home weren't such an integral part of our everyday lives. Of note in particular are all the ways moms, dads and kids can now consume and enjoy music, movies, TV shows and more through advances in sound technology. Now, with the introduction of their new family of speakers and soundbars, Bose continues to lead the pack evolving and constantly improving to make living wirelessly even more pleasurable.




Meet the Newest Bose Collection


Now available at Best Buy for music and sound lovers is the new Bose family of smart speakers and sound bars which tap into the power of Amazon Alexa. In this MBE lifestyle review, you'll learn more about the Bose Soundbar 700, the Bose Soundbar 500, and the Bose Home Speaker 500 which work independently or together to offer built-in voice control to discerning audiophiles. 




Bose Soundbar 700


As the most advanced soundbar for consumers on the market today, the Bose Soundbar 700 features built-in Amazon Alexa Voice Control. It brings an unparalleled level of sophistication in both design and sound quality to home entertainment. Control music with voice, the Bose Music app, or remote. Add the optional Bose Bass Module 700 and Surround Speakers for an even higher level sound experience.


Bose Soundbar 500

Meanwhile, the Bose Soundbar 500 has an ultra slim design profile which is so thin it hides under your TV. Like the Soundbar 700, the Soundbar 500 features built-in Amazon Alexa Voice Control to play your favorite music; you can also access it via the Bose Music app, or remote. It also boasts powerful acoustics which envelop the entire room in pure sound. 


Bose Home Speaker 500 

The Bose Home Speaker 500 with built-in Alexa Voice Control is equally impressive. It delivers the widest sound of any smart speakers. Play music in multiple rooms at once, controlling the sound with the Bose Music app to jump between playlists to find the songs you want to hear.




A New World of Entertainment Options


These new beautiful and functional Bose smart speakers and soundbars with their Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® compatibility, open a whole new world of entertainment options. For purists who desire sound reaching beyond just one room, it's good to know that the new Bose family of smart speakers and soundbars are designed to be able to work together in concert in multiple rooms simultaneously. 

However you use Bose in your home, you can expect to be able to wirelessly stream whatever you want, however you desire, managing it with one-touch access to your favorite sound entertainment or from the Bose Music app.


Sound Excellence, More Options


Just imagine. The Bose sound in your home continuing to get even better, as future software updates and even more new features are unlocked like Apple AirPlay 2 in early 2019.




Bose Connected Home
Speakers & Soundbars

Thursday, October 18, 2018

How to Talk to Teens About Drugs Parent Tips

Parenting




Substance abuse is all too common among today's young people. In fact, parents will find it shocking to know that 44% of current high school students actually know a classmate who sells drugs. With statistics like that, it's highly likely you know (but may not necessarily be aware of) one or more kids in your community who are involved or have had exposure to teens with drugs. 



Sadly, I have personal knowledge of what can happen in a worse-case scenario: like the two kids I know who overdosed recently and tragically didn't survive. But, enough about the problem. Let's move on to taking action by talking about some strategies for helping moms and dads to ease into the discussion of this issue with your kids. 

If you are a parent of a teen this is certainly a timely topic to chat about with your child now before a serious problem develops. Granted talking to your teen about drugs can be a challenge, but it is incredibly important. 

Speaking to teens when they are younger can help prevent stress, addiction and succumbing to peer pressure. Realize that teens can still become addicted to drugs, even in the most loving and supportive of families. Discussing the issue assists you as a parent to know how your teen feels about drugs, and if needed, get some help to deal with it. 

Some of the best tips for having this kind of parental discussion are outlined below.




7 Parent Tips to 

Discuss Drugs With Kids


Thanks to The Recovery Village for providing these useful tips to pave the way and help you start this crucial conversation about drugs with your son or daughter.


Eliminate the Accusations 

A teen may rebel from an innocent question if they perceive it as an accusation. This includes asking them if they have tried drugs. If there is no strong reason for believing the teen is using drugs or has experimented with drugs, it is best to keep the conversation as natural as possible. Parents should make certain your teen has the chance to express their feelings and you should be careful to not immediately place him or her at the center of the conversation. Rather, when the chat is centered on their perception of drugs or their opinions on how drugs impact their community, family and friends, their response will be much better and they are more likely to be open-minded and listen. 


Skip the Scare Tactics and Drama 

Scare tactics and drama are the last thing a teen needs or wants to hear from their parents. Using stories to frighten a teen to prevent drug use is usually not a good idea. They are already familiar with all the stories, so talking about consequences and "what if" situations often don't produce the desired effect. A teen is most likely to show a positive response if the discussion is kept in the present tense. Even teens who are focused on their future may not be considering the importance of attending college or securing a good job. Talking about what's going on now in life and what the teen is currently experiencing not only helps the conversation, it also gives your teenager a voice in how they feel about any issues and how they think they should be handled. This will help provide the confidence young people need to speak to you and open up about their feelings. 


Start the Discussion Early

Talking to teenagers about drugs when they are younger has proven to be much more effective than waiting till later. Once kids are older, it becomes much more difficult to provide them with the right message. If you postpone the talk, at this point, they may have already heard about drugs and drug addictions from their friends, on television and in school. A good thing to keep in mind is that it will be much easier to get a child to understand how to make good decisions if you start with an age-appropriate discussion as soon as they understand reasoning and logic -- which is usually in their preschool years.


Forget the Assumptions 

No mom or dad should ever assume they are more knowledgeable about drugs than teens. In the world we live in teen almost always know much more than us parents about this and will not respond positively to a condescending attitude. Remember, too, that teenagers have access to an ever-growing database of information through the internet, entertainment and day-to-day living that did not exist in the past. Even if the teen has never done drugs, chances are they know who is selling them and have talked about it with their friends. 


Educate Yourself

Take the initiative to learn as much as you can before you talk with your child. Preparing ourselves really makes a lot of sense, since as parents we must understand the facts about drugs to be able to effectively answer our teenager's questions. Researching the latest statistics, substances and issues regarding drugs prepares parents for the one of the most important of all parenting conversations. If mom or dad are unable to answer relevant questions, the discussion will not have the same impact on the teen. 


Talk Continuously

The discussions should begin when the children are small and continue as the years pass. The first conversation can be of a more general nature, focused on the importance of health and not accepting gifts from strangers. This will effectively open the lines of communication. The concept of drugs and drug addictions can be added into the conversation as the child becomes older. It is important to talk about moderation, the difference between illegal drugs and alcohol and making good decisions as an adult. These discussions are meant to spark meaningful conversations about making decisions with confidence and dealing with peer pressure. 


Offering Healthy Alternatives 

While discussing drugs, addictions and substance abuse, it is critical to talk about choices. Sometimes, becoming a part of a sports team, a drama club or band, orchestra, or choir can provide a much healthier outlet than drugs. When teenagers know they have the support of their parents, they will participate in activities that are good for them and help them grow as human beings. This means instead of accepting an invitation to a party where the teen knows there will drugs, they may choose to go to a movie or have a sundae with a friend instead.




Empowering our kids with the right tools and knowledge to help fight substance abuse is one of the best gifts we can give our children as parents. If we make the effort, the odds of our sons and daughters to eventually grow into happy, well-adjusted and mature young adults will be more than well worth it.


Parents Reminder:

These tips are not intended to replace medical or mental advice. Always consult a qualified professional if you have any concerns about your child.


About The Recovery Village

The Recovery Village is a network of rehabilitation facilities offering comprehensive treatment for substance abuse disorders as well as interlinked mental illnesses. The first facility was established in Umatilla, Florida and has since expanded to other locations in Florida as well as Colorado, Washington, and Ohio. Learn more about teen addiction. You can also advantage of additional resources by visiting therecoveryvillage.com; by calling their 24/7 toll-free hotline at 888-925-9753; or by following them on TwitterFacebook and YouTube.