Snoopy Pop Game Launches Today + Samsung Galaxy Tablet Giveaway!

I’m writing this post on the heels of a very stressful day. You know those days where it feels like you’re herding cats and putting out fires all over the place? It’s been one of those. It all started the moment I woke up (late) and the day isn’t over yet. Yikes!

Ironically, my stressful day is actually a perfect backdrop for this post, because I get to share one of my favorite ways to relieve stress and chill out:  fun little game apps I can play on my phone. I have always enjoyed the occasional video game, and since smartphones and tablets have become a daily staple, I love having a variety of games at my fingertips. I’ll be honest with you: if the going gets tough, I’ve been known to escape to the bathroom to play a few rounds of some game or other on my phone, and I bet I’m not the only one. Game apps are also a great way to kill time while you’re doing boring things like waiting at the doctor’s office.

Snoopy Pop

When you combine the fun of a game app with the national treasure known as Peanuts, you should already know I’m 100% ready to play, which is why I am so excited about Snoopy Pop!

Snoopy Pop is a brand new game created by Jam City, the company behind games you or your kids may already play, like Panda Pop and Marvel Avengers Academy. Snoopy Pop is officially launching today, July 12, but my family was thrilled to have a chance to try out the game in advance on a Samsung Galaxy tablet. We all love it!

Snoopy Pop Game
Like Panda Pop, this is a bubble shooter game. I personally love bubble shooters because they’re challenging enough to be fun, but not too difficult for kids. In fact, Snoopy Pop appeals to my entire family, and we’ve all taken turns enjoying some time with the game. Have a look at the game trailer to get a sneak peek at the gameplay: [Read more…]

A Motorized Umbrella that Opens AND Closes with the Touch of a Button + Giveaway

How’s the weather where you are?  The sun is trying to come out here, but lately, it’s been rainy more often than not.  Don’t tell my husband, but I have a Father’s Day gift that will help him keep dry and looking pretty snazzy during his daily commute in less than perfect weather:  the ShedRain e-Motion™ Motorized Open & Close Compact Umbrella.

Note the “Open & Close” in the name.  With the push of one button, the ShedRain e-Motion can be both opened and closed, and the canopy doesn’t just close, it also slides all the way down to the handle.  That means you only need one hand to operate this, so you can go ahead and do what you like with the other hand.  I suggest using it as a bagel holder, but if you’d rather carry a briefcase or a coffee, I’ll understand.

ShedRain E-Motion Motorized Umbrella

I can honestly say this is my first experience with a battery-powered umbrella, and it’s just as cool as it sounds.  The built-in, rechargeable battery is responsible for the motorized magic of the e-Motion.  The package includes an international voltage charger (100-240V), and you get between 120-150 open/close cycles per charge.  That’s a lot of rain between charges.

ShedRain E-Motion Umbrella Buttons

Press and hold the Up Arrow to open. Press and hold the Down Arrow to close.  Easy peasy.

ShedRain Umbrella Charging

The LED light on the handle will turn red to let you know it’s time to charge.  (Another sign is if the umbrella opens and closes slowly.)  Once it’s fully charged, the light turns green.  Don’t worry if you forget to charge it; the ShedRain e-Motion will also operate as a manual umbrella.

This is a nifty gadget, and it’s made me think of an umbrella as a tech item for the first time ever.  It’s more than just a gadget though–it’s a really nice umbrella with or without the motorization.  As you might expect, there’s a little more heaviness in the handle than you find in your average compact umbrella, but overall it’s fairly lightweight.  The frame is made of fiberglass and aluminum, and the fabric is coated with Teflon.  It’s a very sturdy umbrella, and I can see this being just what my husband needs on those rainy and windy days in NYC.

ShedRain E-Motion Umbrella Cover

Another feature worth mentioning is the case.  Getting a case back onto an umbrella can be like trying to refold a map.  This case that comes with the ShedRain e-Motion is roomy AND it has a zipper.  You will not have any problems getting this cover on over a sloppily closed umbrella, and despite it’s roominess, the cover stays put.  The fabric is nice and thick too.

ShedRain E-Motion Umbrella

The ShedRain e-Motion can be purchased at for $99.00.  You might be thinking that’s a heavy price tag, but let me assure you, this is a very high quality umbrella.  Once you get your hands on one, you will be able to feel the difference.  ShedRain offers a limited Lifetime Warranty, and every umbrella they make is designed to hold up in adverse weather conditions and withstand the stresses of use over time.  I’d say this one umbrella is worth about a billion of the ones my husband buys in the city.   Okay, that’s an exaggeration, but seriously, this is the real deal.

ShedRain is generously offering Game On Mom readers a chance to win an e-Motion Motorized Umbrella!  Giveaway is open to US residents who are 18 and older.  Ends 6/23/17 at 11:59 ET.  Good luck!

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Grilled Cheese & Beer: Recipes for the Finer Things in Life + Giveaway

Does the idea of a sandwich dripping with ooey, gooey, cheese make your tummy grumble?  Me too.  If, like me, you are also of the opinion that such a sandwich can be improved by the addition of the perfect beer, then this is definitely the post for you, because today, I am sharing with you a wonderful new book:  GRILLED CHEESE & BEER from authors Kevin VanBlarcum and Eddie Davis.

VanBlarcum, a brewer at Keegan Ales in Kingston, NY, and Davis, a skilled chef, have collaborated to bring their experience and good taste together in one clever and mouthwatering volume.  GRILLED CHEESE & BEER has more than 50 sandwich recipes, and each comes with suggestions for craft beers that will draw out the flavor of each ingredient.  These guys know their beer and food, and we are the lucky beneficiaries of their wisdom.

Grilled Cheese and Beer Book [Read more…]

Save the Planet with Dad’s Pants + Haggar Giveaway

Growing up, I lived with my grandfather. He was an amazing man, and I have more fond memories of him than I can begin to count. One of my favorites is of when I would sit on the bathroom counter and watch him get ready for his day. He’d sing Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennett to me while splashing his face with Aqua Velva and combing some sort of oily substance through his hair.  His uniform for this daily routine was an undershirt (do men still wear those?) and a pair of Haggar pants.  But my grandpa called them slacks.

Haggar Pants

He had a closet full of Haggar “slacks”, and I can’t remember him wearing anything else (except maybe a bathing suit in the summer). He liked to look nice at all times, but he also insisted on being comfortable. This is what Haggar has been doing best since 1926, so it’s no surprise it was his favorite brand. That was way back in the 80s, and in my opinion, Haggar has only gotten better since then. They’re still making stylish, quality apparel that’s comfortable to wear, but now they are also one of the first men’s pant brands to offer eco-friendly and sustainable options.


Yes, my friends.  Earth-friendly pants are a thing, and I’d say it’s about time.  Haggar’s E-CLO Stria Dress Pant and their Life Khaki Sustainable Chino are both made with REPREVE, a fiber made of recycled materials.  Six water bottles are used in the production of each pant, enabling Haggar to save more than 125 million water bottles from entering landfills.  It sounds like magic, but it’s really quite simple.  Plastic bottles labeled with #1 on the bottom are made of a polyester called PET.  These PET bottles are ground into flakes and transformed into REPREVE threads that are woven into fabric.

That’s a pretty special pair of pants, and the bonus is that you’re not sacrificing style or comfort for sustainability.  Whether you wear the dressier E-CLO Strias or the more casual Life Khaki Chinos, you’re going to look good.


You’ll feel good too.  The REPREVE fabric stretches for comfort and wicks away moisture to keep you cool.

Haggar Expandable Waistband

The E-CLO pants even have a hidden expandable waistband that stretches up to 3 inches and they’re no-iron.  Both pairs are machine-washable, and since I’m in charge of laundry, that’s my favorite feature.

My husband is very happy with the E-CLO Stria pants that Haggar sent us to try.  Comfort is a priority for him, and these fit the bill.  They’re super soft, and don’t tell him I told you, but he appreciates that hidden waistband.

What’s better than looking good and feeling good in your clothes?  Looking and feeling good in them and about them.  That’s what you get with Haggar, and with prices of $65 and $70 that are frequently discounted to just between $30 and $35, you can’t beat the value.  You can get both pants at and as well as major retailers like Kohl’s, JCPenney, and Macy’s.

The value is about to get even better.  My readers can get $10 Off When You Spend $60 or More with Code 10AFF17 or $15 Off $100 or More + Free Shipping with Code 15AFF17.  These aren’t specifically for Father’s Day, but it’s the perfect time to take advantage of these deals.

Haggar is also giving Game On Mom readers a chance to win a pair of E-CLO Stria Dress Pants!  Enter via the Giveaway Tools form below.  Giveaway is open to US residents who are 18 and older.  Ends 6/19/17.  Good luck!

Haggar E-CLO Stria Dress Pant Giveaway [Read more…]

Double Beauty Giveaway Worth $900!

Today, we have a HUGE beauty giveaway for you with an ARV of $900! One lucky reader will win two amazing products. Read all about them, and then enter to win via the Giveaway Tools form at the end of the post.


For 40% of women who suffer with hair loss and the self-consciousness it leads to, finally there is an FDA-cleared, at-home product designed strictly for women. Theragrow™ is a helmet worn at home that harnesses the power of laser light to minimize hair loss and promote hair growth.

Theragrow Helmet for Hair Loss

It delivers the same precise wavelength and dosage of energy proven to rejuvenate hair follicles and effectively regrow hair. Only lasers with a wavelength between 670 and 686 nanometers can penetrate deep enough to reach the base of the hair follicles and stimulate growth–a depth of 3 to 5 millimeters. No other light source, including devices using LED light, can achieve this.

Theragrow Complete Set

By treating the base of hair follicles, Theragrow’s proprietary cold laser technology ensures the mitochondria, the energy generator of hair cells, is reactivated. The mitochondria then produce cell energy that is absorbed by hair follicles, stimulating new hair growth.

Price: $495.00

Tresor Rare Ultimate Pearl Facial Peel

A definitive facial peeling gel which assists brightening, cleansing, detoxifying, and conditioning the skin, generating a softer, fresher, and brighter-looking complexion. This mild formula includes a unique combination of ingredients to methodically and comfortably eliminate dead skin cells, surplus oil, and residues, thereby leaving the skin feeling smooth and soft, resulting in a new healthy glow.

Tresor Rare Ultimate Pearl Facial Peel

Application: Use this facial peel up to twice weekly in the evening. Apply a small amount of the peeling gel onto dry skin. Using the tips of your fingers, rub the gel into the face in small circular movements until you see a water-like basis. At that point, leave the mask on your face for 2-5 minutes. Remove by gently rubbing off, in the same circular motion (a tad more aggressively), getting the peeling effect. Keep rubbing until the mask has completely flaked off. Keep away from rubbing onto the eye contour area. Rinse off any remaining residue using lukewarm water or a toner.

Price: $399.00

Giveaway is open to US residents who are 18 and older. Come back daily for more entries. Good luck!

Double Beauty Giveaway for Theragrow and Tresor Rare [Read more…]