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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Summer Sizzle - Wham-O Slip 'N Slide Triple Racer Giveaway

{Summer Sizzle}
Wham-O Slip 'N Slide Triple Racer Giveaway
                                                Winner is Rich H. and has been contacted!!!! Thanks to everyone participating!

Welcome to the Summer Sizzle Giveaway Hop hosted by Mom with a dot com!
Along with many other wonderful blogs Shannon's Tales of Motherhood is participating in this event to feature a variety of giveaways with some really cool prizes! All prizes are family friendly and you will have many chances of winning! Be sure to make your way through all the blogs below as well for your chance to win many fun prizes!!

Keep reading to see what prize Shannon's Tales of Motherhood is giving to one of my lucky readers for this Summer Sizzle Giveaway:

Summer is here and I know it's hot so I wanted to help cool off  this Summer Sizzle giveaway with a Wham-O Slip 'N Slide Triple Racer for one lucky reader to win!

If you have children or know anyone who does then the Wham-O Slip 'N Slide Triple Racer will be  perfect to help keep them cool for the summer heat!! With 3 inflatable slide boogies included more then one person can have fun at the same time. No more waiting in line!

I like the Wham-O Slip 'N Slide Triple Racer because not only does it keep the kids entertained but it won't wear a groove in your lawn. The water pressure is good so all lanes receive ample water sprinkle for maximum slippage. This would be perfect for a birthday party or a cookout. It can be used daily and it holds up very well. My kids had one for a few summers now and I can honestly say I'm a fan!

Here is your lucky day to win a Wham-O Slip 'N Slide Triple Racer:

Giveaway Details:

  • Dates / June 24 - Jun 30, 2012 11:59pm est.
  • Must be 18+ to enter
  • US entries only (due to shipping)
  • Entries completed and winner chosen via Rafflecopter, winner will be notified by email and announced on Shannon's Tales of Motherhood, winner must respond to winning notification email within 72hrs. or another winner will be chosen.
    Please enter through the Rafflecopter form below! For more chances to win more prizes don't forget to stop by the blogs listed below!!  Good luck!!
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Saturday, June 23, 2012

#SummerSizzle Giveaway Event Reminder

You don't want to miss out on the Summer Sizzle Giveaway tomorrow 6/24 (12:01am EST) through 6/30 2012. Shannon's Tales of Motherhood will be giving one lucky reader a Wham-O Slip 'N Slide Triple Racer. You will also have a chance to win many other prizes as this event will feature a variety of giveaways.   Good luck!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Walker Edison Bunk Bed Bunk Bed Giveaway {$549 Value!} #Rafflecopter

Walker Edison Bunk Bed Bunk Bed Giveaway {$549 Value!}
                                                                                    Winner is Tabitha Armstrong and has been notified!!  Thanks for entering!!

Welcome to the Walker Edison Bunk Bed Giveaway! This is one giveaway you don't want to miss out on. I you have kids or know someone who does then this giveaway is for you!
Hosted by Children Teaching Mama this event has been sponsored by our friends BunkBedsAtoZ.



  • Twin over twin
  • Solid wood construction
  • Espresso finish
  • Ladder included
  • Converts to separate beds
  • 42"L x 80"W x 65"H
  • Mattresses not included

To enter to win this cool bunk bed, simply use the Rafflecopter form below! Please make sure you say that  Shannon's Tales of Motherhood referred you!


Thomas the Train Patio Set #Giveaway

Thomas the Train Patio Set #Giveaway

Go Graham Go is hosting a giveaway right now for one lucky reader to win a Thomas the Train Patio Set for your child sponsored by Jakks Pacific! What child wouldn't want to own one of these?

Giveaway ends 7/3/12
Enter via Rafflecopter for easy, quick entries
To enter click here

Good luck & don't forget to let us know if you win!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

BIC Mark-It Permanent Marker Giveaway

BIC Mark-It Permanent Marker Giveaway

Every hour for 30 days BIC Mark-It will be randomly giving away over 200 permanent markers!!

With less then 2 weeks to participate, hurry to get your entries in!! Hours to enter are from 12:00pm - 10:00pm est. daily.
So go check out BIC Mark-It's promotional tab by clicking here for your chance to enter into the BIC Mark-It Permanent Marker Giveaway!!!    No Purch. Nec., U.S. Only, 18+. Ends 6/29/12

**You will know instantly if you win** please feel free to let us know if you win! I entered about 9:57pm the other night and was an instant winner! From what I hear alot of people has been winning!

What are you waiting for?? GO ENTER, good luck!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

An Excessive Sleeping Disorder Called Narcolepsy

An Excessive Sleeping Disorder Called Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy (NAR-ko-lep-se)
 is a disorder that causes periods of extreme daytime sleepiness.

Many people like myself know all to well what it's like to have extreme sleepiness different times throughout the day. The sleep attacks can come on at any moment at any given time. I notice my sleepiness hits especially when I'm feeling sad or I'm laughing. As strange as it sounds narcoleptics feel the tiredness come on more when they show/feel any emotion.

 As a narcoleptic my life is so much different then everyone else in my family. Alot of people don't understand this disorder, I get so frustrated when all I want to do is sleep and I get frowns and comments when I'm to weak and sleepy to participate in family activities such as cookouts, birthday parties, get-togethers and the different events that take place where I should be attending. I can honestly say my kids understand and respect the fact that I can't always be awake. It's some of my friends and relatives who can give me a hard time.
Through the years I have read many different forums and posts on the Internet and I notice alot of people with narcolepsy also has trouble with others around them understanding this. I find often people have the misconception that narcoleptics are just "lazy" like as if we have control over our disorder. I just have to remind myself that many people don't understand and just won't except it.

Growing up I was in and out of counseling being told I have depression and being handed a prescription to treat depression because I'd explain about how I was always tired and lacked social activities. It would just be passed as if I would take a pill I would feel better, I knew it had to be something other then depression. I knew the medicine wasn't making anything better and over the years I have tried out many different medications. Finally when I reached the age 24 I knew I had to figure out what was going on. At that time I started doing research on the Internet, I read articles on sleepiness and looked up symptoms others had like me. I went to my Dr. and explained to him about the Narcolepsy articles and showed him what I read. He sent me for a sleep study and that's when I was diagnosed with Narcolepsy. Needless to say I still have take medicine throughout the day to help me stay awake. Medicine won't take the sleepiness away completely but it does help be more comfortable. I'm now awake more through the day and a little more active. I do have my days where I will have to sleep all day.  

It can be hard at times because those who don't know or understand this disorder can be so cruel, not intentionally but it does happen. Not knowing they will laugh or crack jokes. Narcolepsy is not a laughing matter.

I decided to write this post to hopefully spread the word to help people become more aware and understanding to this disorder. I often remind myself about how many more people in this world suffer with much harder disorders, some can't even walk, some people can't talk, there's people with missing arms or legs or has medical conditions that are so painful for them to even enjoy life. I don't feel sorry for myself, I just have a hard time sometimes excepting that I have narcolepsy.

With no cure for Narcolepsy, the disorder usually begins in young adulthood and lasts for the rest of the sufferer’s life. The disorder also may cause muscle weakness. Some people who have the disorder fall asleep suddenly, even if they're in the middle of talking, eating, or another activity.
Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder caused by the brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally. At various times throughout the day, people with narcolepsy experience irresistible bouts of sleep. If the urge becomes overwhelming, individuals will fall asleep for periods lasting from a few seconds to several minutes. In rare cases, some people may remain asleep for an hour or longer. Some people who have the disorder fall asleep suddenly, even if they're in the middle of talking, eating, or another activity. In addition to excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), three other major symptoms frequently characterize narcolepsy: cataplexy, or the sudden loss of voluntary muscle tone; vivid hallucinations during sleep onset or upon awakening; and brief episodes of total paralysis at the beginning or end of sleep.  Narcolepsy is not definitively diagnosed in most patients until 10 to 15 years after the first symptoms appear. The cause of narcolepsy remains unknown.  It is likely that narcolepsy involves multiple factors interacting to cause neurological dysfunction and sleep disturbances.
Narcolepsy has no cure, but medicines, lifestyle changes, and other therapies can improve symptoms.

Please feel free to comment below with any suggestions or questions. I'd really love to know how you feel and what you think.
*Please note that you don't have to share that you have or don't have narcolepsy, it's entirely up to you. Please still feel free to comment*

Monday, June 18, 2012

Children are a Blessing

Children are a Blessing

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.
Copyright © 1972 by Dorothy Law Nolte

As parents sometimes we can get so side tracked in life with working, household chores, budgets and what ever else is going on in our daily life's. Things can become very overwhelming especially when time doesn't seem to be long enough in a day. We can get so focused on these things and don't realize that our children can use a extra hug, maybe some words of encouragement or to be told "I love you".

I love the above poem as the words are so true. Our children grow up and become their own person and have their own personalities but I truely believe a huge part of who they become will have so much to do with how their raised, how they were loved, what they see and hear in their young life's.

We can be great parents but there is always something extra we can say or do to show our children more love. Children are such a blessing in this world. I'm sure we all would be so lost without them. Many people would love to be parents but unfortunately for some reason some can't. Some can have medical problems or for whatever reason they just can't have kids. For this reason I thank God everyday for blessing me with my 4 children. I'm not sure where I'd be in my life without them.

Our children are a blessing,
Please feel free to share with us by commenting below with the ways your child/children make you proud and what we can all do to help them mature into young respectful adults. I'd love to read your tips, suggestions and responses.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Screaming O’s Studio Collection Review & Giveaway

The Screaming O’s Studio Collection Review & Giveaway
 Ended: winner is #329 Josette Valdes and has been notified!! Thanks to everyone for entering!

Who says's us woman can't have some alone-time fun?  Well ladies, this post is all about fun!!
I'm so excited to review The Screaming O's Collection for my readers because this collection will blow your mind away! I review many kids products but this time I wanted to offer something to mommy's for when they get some time alone to enjoy.

 The Studio Collection is a tongue-in-cheek and classy way for a woman to celebrate her womanhood and gift her friends in the classiest of ways. You know you want to keep reading, go ahead and read on! Any woman at any stage in her life can enjoy The Screaming O's Collection alone and as an enhancement for private time with her partner. This unique product allows every woman to disguise her desires while keeping her secret passions and products hidden in plain sight.

This collection is just as beautiful as you are!

 Check out these chic & discreet sexcesories disguised as cosmetics. The new way to hide your sexy secrets.. In style & in plain sight!

The Screaming O's Studio Collection offers many ways to indulge in your fantasies,

 Privacy is something to be cherished in our world, we do deserve it!

Now for the giveaway, one lucky reader will win their very own Screaming O’s Studio Collection set!!
The set comes in a cute black box wrapped with a pretty ribbon, you will receive a lipstick Vibe, mascara vibe, brush vibe, sexy secrets compact, warming balm, cooling balm, o gloss and a very cute studio make up purse which holds all the tricks you need!

Giveaway will end 6/30/12,
The winner must respond to the winning email within 72hrs. or another winner will be drawn.
U.S and Canada only please.
Please enter this giveaway through the rafflecopter form below.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Free Blogger Opportunity ~ Bunk Bed Giveaway

Free Blogger Opportunity ~ Bunk Bed Giveaway

FREE blogger opportunity:

Who wouldn't want more exposure to their social media sites?

Don't miss out, Children Teaching Mama is having FREE sign-up's for bloggers to participate in a Walker Edison Bunk Bed giveaway sponsored by BunkbedsAtoZ!!

Giveaway will run from June 20th to July 10th. 

Hurry to get your blog(s) signed up!!