New Wonder Forge Games are Perfect for Spring! (Giveaway)

This post is brought to you by Wonder Forge.  All opinions are my own.

When I was a child, I looked forward to the Easter Bunny gifting me with a giant basket full of sinfully sugary treats, and I was never disappointed.  Once I had my own children, I promised myself that I would try my best to “treat” them with things that are just as enjoyable but are a bit less unhealthy.  Thus, the Easter baskets that I’ve been assembling have included a few organic candies, but they’ve most been filled with fun, non-food items, such as books and movies.

This year, we’re adding something new:  games!  Wonder Forge has some wonderful and colorful games launching in April that are perfect for stuffing those Easter baskets.

Disney Frozen Matching Game, On-the-Go Edition

Frozen Matching Game

Your kids have probably played some matching games before, but have they done it Frozen style?  Match up pairs of your favorite Frozen faces, like Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf.  It’s big fun in a small package that will fit nicely into your child’s basket.  This Frozen fun you can take anywhere!

Marvel Dominoes Game

Marvel Dominoes

Here is another classic that is sized just right for an Easter basket–but this one is superhero themed!  Your kids will love collecting and connecting daring portraits of Marvel characters!

Peanuts Surprise Slides Game

Peanuts Surprise Slides Game

Race through the seasons with the Peanuts gang.  Time flies when you are having fun with the colorful characters of PEANUTS ! Zing through spring, race past summer, fly through fall, and skate across winter!  Shortcut slides zoom you ahead…or fling you backward!  You’ll never know when the seasons will mix and flip, filling the year with surprises.  It’s a different game board every time you play!

At just $14.99 or less each, these games are an affordable way to put a smile on your child’s face.  You’ll feel good knowing that you’re encouraging creativity and imaginative play instead of cavities. The kids will be so busy having fun, they won’t even miss the jellybeans. Whether you’re looking for alternatives to Easter candy or just an interesting way to supplement the traditional options, you can’t go wrong with these games from Wonder Forge.  And really, you don’t even need Easter as an excuse to grab these.  They’re a great value and will be sure to keep your entertained all year long!

One lucky Game On Mom reader will win both the Disney Frozen Matching Game On-the-Go Edition and for Marvel Dominoes Game!  Giveaway is open to US residents who are 18 and older.  Ends 4/9/15.  Good luck! [Read more…]


It’s International Waffle Day. Let’s Celebrate with a Van’s Giveaway!

Thank you to Van’s for providing samples for our review and for a giveaway prize.  All opinions contained in this post are my own.

As we wrap up Frozen Foods Month, we inch closer to what might now be my favorite “holiday” – International Waffle Day.  That’s right.  International Waffle Day is March 25, my friends.  Celebrate with me.

I’ve mentioned busy mornings more than once recently, because I know most weekday mornings are a rush and a blur for many families.  I’m a waffle lover, but I just don’t have the gumption to make a homemade waffle at 6:30 in the morning.  I salute those of you who do.  Instead, I’ll be munching on frozen waffles.

I’m sure you’ve noticed the frozen waffle variety has grown a lot in the past few years.  New flavors, new styles, new shapes, you name it.  And with that change, you’ve likely noticed a selection of “whole grain” and “organic” waffles among the traditional offerings.  Have you tried them?  They are not created equally.

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For your next trip to the grocery store, let me make things a little easier for you:  bypass all the other brands and head straight to the Van’s section.  Why?  Van’s has an amazing line of waffles that are great for you and absolutely trump their competitors in nutritional content.  Just a side note:  I love that Van’s offers a food traditionally loved by kids, and makes it even better by providing real nutritional value.  Those busy mornings no longer mean sacrificing good food for your children.  They will enjoy their waffles as usual, while you enjoy knowing they’re eating better ingredients.

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I tried out Van’s Organic Blueberry Waffles and Whole Grains Lite Waffles to see how they stacked up against the rest.  Get it?  Stacked up?  Do pancake jokes work with waffles?  I digress.

Let’s look at the blueberry waffles, because Van’s knocks these out of the park.  Instead of the enriched flour and processed sugar of competing brands, Van’s uses organic whole wheat flour and organic unbleached flour, as well as organic cane sugar.  We all know the benefits of organic versus non-organic, but let’s talk specifically about this flour situation.  The enriched flour you get in many foods loses a lot of nutritional value.  Whole wheat flour has more protein, more fiber, more potassium, more vitamin A and vitamin B6, just to name a few.  When I have a choice between the two, I definitely go for what is better for me and my family.

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Van’s Whole Grains Lite Waffles stack up equally well.  These are a lighter offering for anyone who wants to cut calories.  They also use whole wheat flour instead of enriched flour, but they don’t stop there.  These actually have a Van’s 8 Whole Grains Mix, which includes whole wheat, oat, barley, brown rice, dark rye, quinoa, and amaranth and millet flours.  Wow.  Even competitors’ whole wheat waffles don’t come close to touching that.  If you look at the labels, you’ll see enriched flour right at the top of the ingredients list, second only to water.

I think the choice is pretty clear if you’re looking for waffles with better, healthier ingredients:  Van’s is the way to go!  To check out the full line of Van’s delicious waffles, have a look at their website.  There are plenty of gluten-free offerings, by the way!  Follow Van’s on Facebook and Twitter to be the first to learn about promotions and new products.

Van’s is generously offering Game On Mom readers a chance to win 5 free product coupons for their frozen breakfast line!  Giveaway is open to US residents who are 18 and older.  Ends 4/8/15.  Good luck! [Read more…]


Start Your Day with a Protein-Packed Breakfast from Jimmy Dean Delights + Giveaway

Jimmy Dean has provided product for this post.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Mornings are not my friend.   If you’re polite, you might say I’m very groggy in the mornings, but if you call it like you see it, you’ll say I’m a zombie.  It’s just the way of things around here.  So needless to say, breakfast is not a meal I eat very often.  If I have time to cook, I’m too sleepy to bother, and if I’m in a hurry, I just rush out and sacrifice the meal.

In honor of March being both National Nutrition Month and Frozen Food Month, we have a yummy and better-for-you frozen breakfast option to tell you about today:  Jimmy Dean’s newest breakfast sandwich.

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Behold, Jimmy Dean’s Delights Applewood Smoke Chicken Sausage, Egg Whites, & Cheese English Muffin sandwich!

This English Muffin is seriously tasty.  Frozen food really has improved, and I’m glad I decided to give it a second chance.  There are still some second-rate items out there, but there are also options that taste good and are good for you.  Like this sandwich.  Seriously.

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I really love this 100% chicken sausage.  It’s a healthier alternative to traditional sausage, and the Applewood Smoke flavor really gives it something special and takes it way beyond what I expected from frozen sausage.  The egg portion, as the name suggests, is egg white only, which I really like.  I’m not crazy about the flavor of egg yolks.  And the cheese?  Delicious sharp American that tops everything off nicely.

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The best part of this sandwich for me is the nutritional content.  It tastes like a 500 calorie sandwich but it’s only 250 calories!  It’s also low in sugar and has 17 grams of protein.  I especially love food with a good amount of protein at breakfast, because it helps me feel full throughout the entire morning. (Read how eating protein for breakfast can keep you slim!)  And since the sandwich is low in calories, you can also feel free to add fruits or other proteins to your breakfast and not feel guilty about it.

Jimmy Dean’s has an entire line of Delights foods, and you have to check them out.  I can’t wait to try more!  Learn more about Jimmy Dean’s Delights here, and make sure to enter the contest below –  you could win 5 free product coupons good for any of the Jimmy Dean breakfast products!  Open to US residents who are 18 and older.  Ends 4/7/15.  Good luck! [Read more…]


$125 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway

Enter for your chance to win a $125 Amazon gift card!

Sponsored by Sprinkles Magazine

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There’s always something you can get at Amazon with their fantastic prices and shipping. Here’s your chance to get a chunk of change to use on something you’ve been wanting. Is it movies, books, cloth diapers, or some new technology? Now you can have the chance to try for yourself!

One lucky reader will have the chance to win a $125 Amazon Gift Card! This giveaway is open to US & CA and ends on 4/13 at 11:59 PM! Don’t miss out!

 

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The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies Giveaway

The final installment of The Hobbit is here! Warner Bros. (who has supplied the content and the prize in this post) is proud to bring you the Digital release of The Hobbit:  The Battle of The Five Armies!

The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.  “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield, and the Company of Dwarves.  Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world.

 

Own it on Digital HD NOW.  Own it on Blu-ray March 24th.

The Hobbit:  The Battle of The Five Armies App:

• Are you Battle Ready? Take the quiz to uncover your Middle-Earth Weapon of choice!
• Mouse over the Interactive Map to learn fun facts about Middle-Earth.
• Watch the official trailer, & click the box art to bring the film home today!

 

Warner Bros. is sponsoring a giveaway for a Digital Copy of The Hobbit:  The Battle of The Five Armies!  Just enter via the Giveaway Tools form below.  Open to residents of the US and Canada.  Ends 4/2/15.  Good luck! [Read more…]