Sunday, April 18, 2021

Twitter Party Calendar With Prizes Includes Facebook Live + Instagram Parties

Social Media Parties

Master Social Media Party 

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

Twitter Party 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 for U.S. and Canada residents with multiple updates daily as new parties are announced.


Monday, April 19

Mortgage Savvy Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @tangerinebank @shesconnected. Prizes: $500 in prizes - Canada residents ONLY eligible to win prizes#MortgageSavvy Details

Tuesday, April 20

No Naked Chicken Twitter Party at 9 pm ET with @chickenfarmers @sjconsulting_ca. Prizes: TBA - Canada residents ONLY eligible to win prizes. #NoNakedChicken Details

Wednesday, April 21

How to Talk to Your Kids About Money Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @experian. Prizes: $50 Amazon giftcard. #CreditChat RSVP

American Dairy NE Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @americandairyne. Prizes: $200 Amazon giftcard. #DairySustainable RSVP

Thursday, April 22


Friday, April 23

Crazy Aarons's Twitter Party at 11 am ET with @thetoyinsider @thinkingputty and others. Prizes: FIVE (5) winners get fun prizes, see RSVP link for prize descriptions. Plus follow @thetoyinsider on Instagram for more chances to win. #CrazyAaronsParty RSVP


Monday, April 26


Tuesday, April 27


Wednesday, April 28

Closing the Financial Literacy Gap in Underserved Communities Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @experian. Prizes: $50 Amazon giftcard. #CreditChat RSVP

Thursday, April 29

Cookies for Breakfast Facebook Live at 2 pm ET with Moms Meet. Prizes: FOUR (4) winners, see RSVP link for prize description. RSVP

Friday, April 30



Monday, May 3


Tuesday, May 4


Wednesday, May 5

Best Financial Advice for Moms Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @experian. Prizes: $50 Amazon giftcard. #CreditChat RSVP

Thursday, May 6


Friday, May 7


About Master Social Media Party List
Compiled by, this 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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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

PAW Patrol Dino Rescue Movie Review Giveaway


MBE partnered with Paramount for this campaign; post contains affiliate links

PAW Patrol: Dino Rescue Roar to the Rescue Review + Giveaway

Lots of little PAW Patrol fans are similarly fascinated with the prehistoric world of dinosaurs which is why I'm pleased to announce that PAW Patrol: Dino Rescue Roar to the Rescue (Paramount 2021) is now available on DVD. This is the latest family-friendly PAW Patrol home entertainment release based on the popular preschool kids animated series seen on Nickelodeon and produced by Spin Master Entertainment.

Kids at Dinosaur Museum

The all-new title invites youngsters to return to the Dino Wilds for some exciting (and rip roaring) new rescues. Included on the DVD are the remaining episodes from the Dino Rescue story arc as well as six Dino Rescue original shorts. 

PAW Patrol nemesis Mayor Humdinger is stuck on a runaway Brachiosaurus and a T-Rex is noshing on just about everything in sight. What will happen next? From performing dino dentistry to saving a Pterodactyl egg and celebrating a Tyrannosaurus' birthday, the PAW Patrol pups reunite with their prehistoric buddies for all kinds of exciting new challenges and adventures.

PAW Patrol Dino Rescue Roar to the Rescue Review

PAW Patrol: Dino Rescue Roar to the Rescue Episodes

  • Dino Rescue: Pups Save a Hum-Dino
  • Dino Rescue: Pups Save a Sore Dino
  • Dino Rescue: Pups Save the Triceraptops Tag-Alongs
  • Pups Save a Waiter Bot
  • Pups Save a Pie-Clone
  • Pups Save the Big Bad Bird Crew
  • Pups Save a Soapbox Derby

PAW Patrol: Dino Rescue Roar to the Rescue Special Features

  • Pups Ave a Tromping Triceratops
  • Pups Save a Baby Stegosaurus
  • Pups Save a Dino Christmas
  • Pups Save a Pterodactyl Egg
  • Pups Save the Baby Raptors
  • Pups Save a Tyrannosaurus' Birthday

As we've done before to celebrate new PAW Patrols releases, we are thrilled to be hosting another fabulous giveaway. Up for grabs this time around is the new PAW Patrol: Dino Rescue Roar to Rescue DVD. Read on to find out how easy it is for you to enter for your chance to win this recently new home entertainment title for the little PAW Patrol lover in your life.


PAW Patrol: Dino Rescue 
Roar to the Rescue DVD

MBE Giveaway

PAW Patrol Giveaway

Thanks to Paramount Home Entertainment, ONE (1) MBE giveaway participant will win the new PAW Patrol: Dino Rescue Roar to the Rescue DVD to watch at home. To enter this movie giveaway Mommy Blog Expert is hosting, visit this MBE Instagram post. Contest is open to US residents only and qualifying winner will be selected at random. Hurry, this giveaway ends Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET. Paramount Home Entertainment is providing the prize and is responsible for delivery to the winner.

PAW PATROL: Dino Rescue
Roar to the Rescue DVD 

About PAW Patrol: Dino Rescue Roar to the Rescue

PAW Patrol: Dino Rescue Roar to the Rescue DVD (Released: March 23, 2021) is now available on Amazon and elsewhere. From Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and produced by Spin Master Entertainment,the DVD has a run time of 1 hour 36 minutes. Learn more aboutPAW Patrol;and follow this popular entertainment enterprise on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.


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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

A Baby Boomer’s Encounters with Hip Pain

Zimmer Biomet Sponsored Post 
For MommyBlog 

By Janis Brett Elspas
Mommy Blog Expert 

This post is sponsored by Zimmer Biomet. All opinions expressed in this post are my own and not those of Zimmer Biomet. 

Note: Readers should consider this post for informational purposes only. Always consult with your own doctor and healthcare team as this is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice. 

A Personal Journey

This is the story of my personal journey with osteoarthritis and chronic hip pain. Several years after learning my orthopedic surgeon’s diagnosis, I am still in shock, struggling to come to terms with the fact that I have severe bone-on-bone osteoarthritis in my hip with eroded cartilage and bone spurs. With no family history of arthritis, joint replacements, nor any other major health issues, and now approaching my mid-60s --- how could this be?

Family Ski Trip Mammoth Mountain California

I thrive on adventure, enjoy staying active, and love to travel with my family. In fact, up until recently, I was in denial trying to convince myself that I’m still too young and too physically fit to slow down. In recent months, my joint pain seems to just be getting worse, without a day going by when I don’t think about it consciously. I’ve discovered there is a wealth of supplementary resources I can also tap into via Don’t Let Pain Gain on You, an educational campaign hosted by Zimmer Biomet with helpful resources about joint health and joint replacement that can help inform conversations that I have with my doctor about joint replacement surgery. 

I decided it was time to do a reality check, to open my mind to doing something more proactive about the pain, to change my mindset and dig deeper. The next thing I did was talk at length with several of my female friends who are the exact same age as I am, and who both have had successful hip replacement surgery within the last few years. While hip replacement surgery undoubtedly involves surgical pain and at times a difficult post-surgery rehab process, neither of these friends of mine have any regrets about the procedures they underwent, and both have encouraged me to keep an open mind about following suit.  Still, I did not want to rush into making such a serious decision about my body just because a few friends I know are doing it. What I have realized from listening to their stories is that one thing is crystal clear: each individual’s lifestyle and physical condition is unique. Just like there are no two people with identical fingerprints, my own physical and mental situation is different as night and day from everyone else’s. 

My hope is that by sharing my own hip pain challenges, thoughts, decision making processes, resources and insights publicly, we can stand on a common ground together. That I can inspire others who find themselves facing a similar decision to the one I’m now making; that you and I both have the vision, tools and energy at our disposals to take action that positively impacts, rather than detracts from, living the best life either you or I might live.

In retrospect, I realize now that I first noticed signs of joint trouble when I was in my late 40s which probably had little to do with breaking my leg at 8-years old – which I often attributed it to, and more likely caused by aging and heredity. Thinking back to all the multi-week summer road trips taken with my kids and hubbie, I vaguely remember my hip feeling a little stiff, numb and sore off-and-on when climbing in and out of our SUV after several hours of driving and sitting while exploring America’s back roads and national parks. 

As my range of motion became more limited and I wasn’t able to, for example, sit cross-legged on the floor, my physical therapist sent me for re-evaluation by an orthopedist. After the MRI results came back, my bone specialist gave me the bad news: I had osteoarthritis and was potentially a candidate for a complete hip replacement rather than simply hip cartilage repair due to my age and the extent of the damage.

As soon as I returned home from my most recent ski trip, where I suffered from joint pain taking over my days, I decided to face the music. To sit down, take inventory and make a deeper, honest assessment of my true condition. This resulted in a long list of all the ways I was compensating for the hip pain I have endured for years. I was faced with a lengthy list of the many lifestyle modifications I’ve made in recent years and months and realized that these changes were only the tip of the iceberg. Most importantly, I didn’t want hip pain to prevent me from being able to participate in the ceremony as mother of the bride, but also wanted to be able to dance with my daughter at the wedding reception. While the wedding was incredible, in retrospect my hip pain prevented me from moving comfortably and dancing as I wished I could have.

Wedding Family Portrait Father Mother of Bride With Groom

Looking at that list, I ask myself with all these adaptations I’ve made in the past few years, how I can I keep ignoring all that inconvenience and long-term suffering from my chronic joint pain? Joint pain is not only affecting my daytime activities, it’s also seeping into my ability to wake up well-rested each morning. I’ve always been a heavy sleeper, but now I often have major trouble sleeping at night because of the nearly constant aches and sharp pains keeping me awake, leading to fatigue and a much lower energy level during the day. 

Today I’m at the crossroads, still on the fence about going ahead with a complete hip replacement. To make an informed decision, I still want to know more, to completely educate myself about joint replacement surgery. Not only that, I also want to understand more about what to expect when proceeding with an elective surgery in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as take a glimpse into what the intricacies of the rehabilitation process might involve.

Mom Spring Dress on Walk

To get answers to these and many other questions, of course, like you, I will consult my doctor and healthcare team first and continue to educate myself with resources from Don’t Let Pain Gain on You. As I start looking into my options to take the next step in my joint pain journey, I feel optimistic for what is to come. 

About Don’t Let Pain Gain on You 

If you are contemplating joint replacement like I am --  or even have already decided on this type of orthopedic surgery in the near future -- after meeting with your healthcare team, I encourage you to check this free and useful site out to enhance what you’ve learned and to educate and empower yourself to make the best-informed decisions possible. Not only will you find more general information here, you’ll discover digital resources which may help you gain confidence to alleviate your worries related to the COVID-19 pandemic about hospital safety and rehabilitation. 

Important: Remember, this post is for informational purposes only and it is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice. Any questions or concerns should be directed to your own doctor and healthcare team. Depending on COVID-19 restrictions in your area, your healthcare provider can confirm whether elective surgeries are actively taking place where you live or if they may be temporarily paused. 

This post is sponsored by Zimmer Biomet. All opinions expressed in this post are my own and not those of Zimmer Biomet.