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Friday, February 27, 2015

Win Tickets to the Detroit Pistons 4/8/15 #giveaway

How does a night at the Palace of Auburn Hills sound?  Watching the Pistons/Celtics game on April 8th, 2015.  One Metro Detroit Mommy fan will win four tickets to the game, courtesy of The Palace.  Whoot Whoot.

Enter below for your chance to win:

Elmo Calls App for IPhone

I just wanted to take a moment to share this really cute app with you.  It is for the IPhone or IPad, and if you have an Elmo fan, it is sure to please.

Elmo Calls is an app full of fun phone calls, which will help teach your child about life skills and milestones.

Can you imagine the look on your child's face when you tell them it's Elmo’s calling! You can receive video calls, audio calls, and voice mail from Sesame Street’s own furry, red monster.

Elmo can help with a bedtime story, brushing your teeth, potty training and more.  You can schedule a call just for fun, laugh and play with Elmo and so much more.

I have to tell you I am very bummed.. we have an Andriod:(  I would love this app for my kinds.

Do you have this app?  What do you think?  What is your favorite app for kids?  

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Listen To Your Mother Comes to Detroit 4/26/15 #giveaway

Introducing the 2015 
Listen To Your Mother Show 
Metro Detroit

Photo Credit: Jarrad Henderson
LTYM is half live-stage event and half social media project, and the project serves as a bridge that connects local writers with our local community and with the world.

Listen to Your Mother Show started with one performance in Madison, Wisconsin in 2010 and has now become a nation-wide movement creating a new way to celebrate Mother's Day by giving a voice to motherhood --giving Motherhood a microphone in 39 cities across the country.

Angela Amman and Angela Youngblood are thrilled to bring this amazing project to Metro Detroit for the second year. They’re auditioning and producing a show featuring humorous and heartwarming works to gather the community at Saint Andrew’s Hall on April 26, 2015.

Photo Credit: Jarrad Henderson
Metro Detroit is being publicized nationally as part of the LTYM project, and videos of each and every performance will be shared globally on You Tube this summer. See over 1000 videos from past seasons on the LTYMShow channel — with around 400 more videos coming this summer from the 2015 shows!

While LTYM has featured best selling authors and professional actors, every day people with a story to tell make up the heart of LTYM, and the audience comes from all over the Metro Detroit community. Mothers, daughters, fathers, and sons have all taken the stage to tell their stories, and the LTYM Metro Detroit team would love to see you at the event this April. 

A Listen To Your Mother Show is a fabulous event to attend with your girlfriends, with your mom, or with anyone who appreciates storytelling. The show promises to entertain, to make you laugh, and maybe even make you cry.

Coming April 7th from Putnam & Sons (a division of Penguin): "Listen To Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We're Saying Now,” a book of some of the powerful voices that have taken the Listen To Your Mother stage.

Photo Credit: Jarrad Henderson
Every LTYM show donates a portion of ticket proceeds to charity. The Metro Detroit team is excited to work with Cass Community Social Services as their charitable partner. The project has raised over $50,000 for local non-profits to date.

Enter below for your chance to win two tix to LTYM on 4/26

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Positive Behavior Supports - Free Workshop in Detroit

Positive Behavior Supports with Kelly Orginski

Michigan Alliance for Families in Wayne County is offering a free workshop on Thursday, March 19th from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Latin American for Social and Economic Development, Inc. (LA SED), 7150 W. Vernor Hwy., Detroit, MI. Sign-in opens at 9:30 am. A Spanish Interpreter and materials in Spanish will be available.
This workshop will introduce Positive Behavior Supports (PBS). Many children have behaviors that are part of their disability. These behaviors may make it difficult to learn, cause harm, or isolate a child from his or her peers. It is important for parents to understand that behavior is communication.

We will explain what a Functional Behavior Analysis (FBA) is, and how a FBA leads to the development of a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) that utilizes Positive Behavior Supports.     
Who should attend: families of children/young adults with disabilities or learning difficulties, professionals, service providers, caregivers, school staff.
For more information, see the flyer at
Please remember to RSVP by March 12, 2015 online or with Barbara at 313.557.8780 or

Frozen Fever Trailer... oh yeah!!!

Admit it you might just be going to see Cinderella to catch a glimpse of "Frozen Fever" Featurette.  Right?  I know that is my main motivation to go... well and it's Cinderella.

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CINDERELLA opens in theaters everywhere on March 13th!

Chuggington Live is coming to the Fox Theatre April 12, 2015 #discount and #giveaway




The North American premiere tour of CHUGGINGTON LIVE! The Great Rescue Adventure, produced by Life Like Touring and Ludorum, rolls into the Fox Theatre on Sunday, April 12 with performances at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; locally presented by AT&T. The live-action, musical
children’s show, based on the popular TV series, gives young fans and their families the opportunity to experience the train-tastic adventures of the Chuggington trainees, Wilson, Brewster and Koko.

Tickets ($20.50, $29.50, $38.50 and $58.50 VIP)  are on sale now,  The Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge) at all Ticketmaster locations and The VIP ticket offers the best seats in the house and a Chuggington Live! goody bag. The goody bag includes: a postergram, 2’x3’ imprinted play mat, cardboard sheet of die-cut trains, sheet of temporary tattoos, paint-with-water coloring page and stickers all contained in a poly bag. These contents are subject to change.

Metro Detroit Mommy fans are offered a special discount: Tickets are $24.50 (reg price $29.50) and $33.50 (reg price $38.50). 
use the promo code: metrodetroitmommy (no spaces)

For questions or to order by phone, call Anna Dravland at 313-471-3095 or

This brand-new production features impressive trains with working features and movements that bring the Chuggington TV series characters to life on stage. A fun, two act musical, this live show is presented before a giant LED video wall featuring animated locations and background action sequences from the popular TV In CHUGGINGTON LIVE! The Great Rescue Adventure the trainees are eager to impress their mentors by mastering new roles that test their courage, speed, and determination. When Koko finds herself in trouble at Rocky Ridge Mine, it's up to her friends to help her. Do the trainees have what it takes to put their newly learned skills into practice to save Koko?

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Enter below for your chance to win four tickets to Chuggington Live at the Fox Theatre from Metro Detroit Mommy.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A Happy Mom is not an Oxymoron - Sponsored

Chamaleon John Sponsored Post
Guest Blogger: Gintare Plevokaite
A Happy Mom is not an Oxymoron

If you think that being happy and being a mom are two different things, you are going through a bad phase. You are tired, frustrated because you are working all day and night and you don’t feel appreciated. I hope this post will bring back your lost smile and will make you confident and happy.
Look at your little babies
Yes, they poop, they misbehave, make noise and wake you in the middle of the night. However, their smile is a mood changer. Looking at them, you will notice their effort to make you smile. The crazy moments will make you love them every moment you interact with them.
It’s a happy moment to see them copy you (even, especially the not so good behaviors). In fact, it is a blessing. Realize it and make way for happiness in your life.
No matter what, if you have a smiling face, you will recognize that there are people who have a lot more to worry and your worries are not even close to their issues. There are mothers who have to work harder and in return, they do not get ANY appreciation.
Thank others
Why say “thank you”? If someone is helping you by taking care of your baby when you are taking a comfortable bath for the next ten minutes, you are lucky. As a mommy, if you can get your daily dose of a comfy bath session, you have to consider yourself to be really lucky. So, thank them. Likewise, if someone is helping you by completing your pending task, thank them because if they hadn’t helped you, the task would have remained incomplete.
Also, by thanking others, you appreciate their hard work. Hopefully, they will even notice that you are not invisible, and you are working hard to keep others happy. So, sooner or later, they will come back to you and thank you for your efforts.
Tiredness is your biggest enemy at this stage. You are a mommy, and your little one is totally dependent on you. Not just your little one, but your grown up kid and your husband are also dependent on you. If you are tired, you are bound to feel depressed and frustrated. If you start exercising  it will help you feel relaxed. Yoga or meditation are great options to ease into an exercise routine that will help you stay active and positive.
Make Wise Choices
As a mommy, you will have to give up many things.  Going to the bathroom alone, sleep, time with friends and so much more. So, make a wise choices to help keep yourself happy and healthy. Try to find that balance between having time for yourself and completing your duties as a mother. 
You are special You are special. So, gift yourself something. Look for something that has been on your mind for a while. Buy it online. For discounts, use coupons listed on