I have never been nor ever will I ever be a seasoned ice skater, but my girls and I do love to revel at the talents put forth at each and every Disney on Ice show. We wouldn’t miss it!
Disney on Ice Orlando Ticket Giveaway
The ice skating spectacular is coming to the Amway Center in Orlando from September 4-6, 2015 for six performances.
Audiences will be a part of the magic at this year’s Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. Mickey Mouse will lead a parade of more than 50 beloved characters starring Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and featuring an ensemble of Disney Princesses including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White and Tiana. The wintry wonderland of Disney’s Frozen also comes to life with Anna, Elsa, and the hilarious Olaf, as they discover that true love is the greatest magic of all. Exciting moments from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Nemo, Disney’s Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast will leave the whole family with memories to last a lifetime (promise).
I have a family four pack to give away! Woo Hoo! This is for either the Friday, Sept. 4 7 pm show or the Saturday, Sept. 5 11 am show.
How to Enter:
- Leave a comment below letting the world know your favorite Disney character.
- Extra entry for tweeting out the giveaway – Enter now to win a family 4-pack to @DisneyonIce in Orlando from @amandamkeefer & The Mamma Mia Blog! #Orlando #Giveaway
- Extra entry for liking Disney on Ice on Facebook – leave a comment letting me know you did.
Winner announced August 17!
If you don’t win, no worries. You can use this discount code to get $5 off tickets – MOMS5. Not valid on VIP or Rink Side seating. Hurry for the best available seats! Code expires September 3, 2015.
Sometimes…. the best adventures are right in your backyard! Follow our family adventures live on Instagram and Twitter!
We are being provided with 4 tickets to this show in exchange for spreading the word. All opinions are those of The Mamma Mia Blog.
We’ve been talking a lot about travel here at Mamma Mia, but I’d never give up the chance to share a new children’s book!
You might be familiar with a character named Captain Underpants? Of course! If you are a parent today, I’m sure you’ve heard of this guy. Dav Pilkey, author of Captain Underpants has a new series and I’m thrilled to be able to giveaway a four-pack – Ricky Ricotta.
New Series from Dav Pilkey
Little known fact, author Dav Pilkey suffered from ADHD as a child and through his struggles developed characters like Captain Underpants! What an amazing story of overcoming a challenge. This series is illustrated by Dan Santat.
Ricky Ricotta is a little mouse with BIG problems. Every day he is picked on by the neighborhood bullies. He lives in Squeakyville with his mother and father, and being an only mouse, he is often lonely. That is until something big happens. A giant flying robot enters Ricky’s life and an unlikely friendship is born! Together, Ricky and his Robot must save the planet from a galaxy bursting with bad guys.
How To Win:
- Enter a comment below with the name of your child’s favorite (or your childhood fave) book
- Tweet about the giveaway and leave a comment with the tweet link
- Like Scholastic Parents on Facebook and leave a comment letting me know you did
I’ll contact a winner on September 30. This giveaway is open to residents of US only. Prizes and samples courtesy of Scholastic.
Win 4-Pack of Travel Guide Books!
The DK travel guide covers are recognizable to just about everyone. Hard to believe that DK’s Eyewitness Travel guides have been around for 20 years. This summer, guides to iconic destinations like Italy, Ireland, London, Paris, and New York City received a makeover.
As many of you know we embarked on a journey to Paris and London a few months back. We pulled from multiple resources for our trip, but this new revamped London guide is definitely a perfect one stop shop for your London travel. Mia had a great time perusing the book reminiscing about our London trip.
I love to give away books on Mamma Mia, but especially travel related books! I’m excited to give away a 4-pack from DK including the new London,Paris, Italy and New York City guide books. Perfect for planning a trip or just dreaming about one! The pack is valued at $100.
4 Travel Guides Worth $100
How to Win:
- Leave a comment letting me know which location you’d most like to visit out of the four books.
- Follow DK Travel (@dk_travel) on Twitter and leave a comment letting me know you did.
- Like DK Travel on Facebook and leave a comment letting me know you did.
I’ll select a winner on Monday, August 4 at 3 pm.
This contest is open to residents of US/Canada only. I was provide with a copy of the DK London guide for review. All opinions on The Mamma Mia Blog are my own. Photographs and text reproduced by permission of DK, a division of Penguin Random House ©2014 by DK.
The Baby Tree is a new super cute book that plays off of a child’s confusion of exactly where babies come from. While I do think there’s a time when this answer should be explained in detail, for now, I’m happy to share this playful book with my girls.
The Baby Tree Book Giveaway
Answering this question has never been this easy or entertaining! In the book, a curious little boy asks everyone from his babysitter to the mailman where babies come from… getting all sorts of funny answers along the way before his parents gently set him straight.
The Baby Tree is a new book from Sophie Blackall. She is the illustrator of several award-winning books, including Ruby’s Wish by Shirin Yim Bridges, Meet Wild Boars by Meg Rosoff, Pecan Pie Baby by Jacqueline Woodson, and the Ivy and Bean books by Annie Barrows.
I’m excited to be able to give a copy of the book away along with a soft kids blanket!
How to Enter:
- Leave a comment below with the funniest story you were told about where babies come from
- Tweet about the giveaway using the hashtag #thebabytree and tag (The Mamma Mia Blog) @amandamkeefer
- Follow Penguin Kids on Twitter or Facebook and leave a comment letting me know you did so
This giveaway is open to US residents. I’ll notify a winner on June 20 at 3 pm.
Sample and prizing courtesy of Penguin Books USA
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Charli (3) is obsessed with building puzzles and any type of blocks she can get her hands on. I think I have an engineer on my hands! The Mega Bloks Barbie™ Luxe Camper is right up her alley because it combines another love… Barbie. Geared to kids ages 4-10, but she and I worked on it as a team.
MEGA BLOKS BARBIE™ BUILD ‘N PLAY LUXE CAMPER
The sparkling holiday cruiser includes bunk beds, make-up area and front seats. Outside of the camper there is a firepit, hot tub and picnic area. I’m not gonna lie, I was pretty jealous of Barbie and her friends once we completed the camper.
I’m really excited to be able to give one away!
How To Win:
- Leave a comment below letting me know your favorite thing (or not fave thing) about camping
- Follow me on Twitter and leave a comment letting me know you did so
- Tweet about the giveaway: Win a @MegaBloks Barbie Luxe Camper on The Mamma Mia Blog @amandamkeefer #giveaway
Contest open to US residents only. Contest ends on March 25 at 3 pm.I was provided with product for review. All thoughts and opinions on The Mamma Mia Blog are my own.
I haven’t done a giveaway in awhile, but I’m pretty stoked to be able to giveaway three copies of the new Sofia The First:Songs from Enchancia music CD. You all know we are Disney fans… Kind of a given living where we live.
Sofia The First: Songs From Enchancia
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love this recently released Disney Jr. series. Even my older daughter and nephew beg to watch this show. I love that Sofia is part of a blended family (like our own). In my opinion, this show does an excellent job of teaching children how to be kind and accepting of others. Project Runway fans will become attached to Baileywick… Tim Gunn is the voice behind this loveable character.
The album includes tracks such as “Good Little Witch” and “Ride of our Lives,” plus 4 instrumental karaoke tracks. Oh yes, we love some karaoke.
How To Win:
- Leave a comment below letting me know your fave character from the show.
- Follow me on Twitter and leave a comment letting me know you did. I swear you’ll love my tweets!
- Tweet about this contest with the following tweet: Win a #SofiaTheFirst CD from @amandamkeefer & @disneymusic www.themammamiablog.com
This giveaway is for US residents. I will select and notify winners on 2/14. For more information on Walt Disney Records’ releases, please visit Disney.com/music, become a fan at Facebook.com/disneymusic or follow at Twitter.com/disneymusic.
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I’m excited to announce the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey January Orlando premier of their brand new show LEGENDS!. The show will be in Orlando January 9-12, 2014 at the Amway Center.
The circus has been a tradition for families for many years. It’s an experience that spans generations. Truly a show for all ages.
The Greatest Show On Earth!
Just in time for Christmas, I’m giving away a family 4-pack to this year’s show. I’m sure your family would be excited to see these tickets under the tree. I’ll be contacting the winner on Dec. 23.
How To Enter:
- Leave a comment below letting me know your favorite circus memory or act
- Tweet about the giveaway using this tweet: Enter to win tix to @RinglingBros #Orlando LEGENDS! show on @mammamiafl blog. #RinglingOrlando
- Share on Facebook (leave a comment to let me know you did)
Even if you do not win. You can use special code MOM14 to receive $4 off each ticket. This code is valid only for Friday 7:30 p.m., and Saturday 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. performances. Not valid on front row and premium seats. Not valid day of show.
Thursday, January 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, January 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 11 at 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 12 at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Tickets for Thursday and Friday performances are: $75 (Front Row), $35 (Premium Seats), $27, $23 and $16
You can also like Ringling Bros. on Facebook or follow on Twitter!
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Feld Entertainment is providing me with complimentary tickets to the show. All opinions on The Mamma Mia Blog are my own.
I’m not a huge country music fan, but the new music CD Frog Trouble had my girls dancing around their playroom, smiling and laughing uncontrollably…. Therefore, I was sold. It’s nice every now and then to shut off the TV and just listen to some fun music. Big names like Brad Paisley, Josh Turner, Darius Rucker and Dwight Yoakam come together to create this fun tune compilation, Frog Trouble. Don’t take my word for it. Watch the clip.
Grammy nominated and bestselling children’s author, songwriter and music producer, Sandra Boynton, is the mastermind behind Frog Trouble. Boynton produced the tracks mostly in Nashville, with renowned session musicians and an All-Star roster.
I am so excited to have 3 copies of Frog Trouble to give away!
How to Win
1.) Leave a comment below letting me know your favorite children’s song.
2.) Tweet about the giveaway and leave a comment letting me know you did so.
3.) Follow me on Twitter @amandamkeefer. I love to share parenting tips and will have more giveaways coming up so you won’t be disappointed!
I will select a winner on Thursday, October 17 at 3 pm. Good luck!
I was provided with a complimentary copy of Frog Trouble, but all opinions on The Mamma Mia Blog are my very own.
Bugs In My Hair By David Shannon
Through the years, we’ve had our share of “lice” scares. The email goes out from the preschool/elementary school saying that a student has lice… The chaos of checking through hair and worrying about every speck or flake ensues. I’ve found myself explaining exactly what lice is, in the kindest most non grossed out way possible, time and time again. No matter how many times I explain, it leaves us all itching, even when there is nothing to itch.
This book, Bugs In My Hair by David Shannon, makes light of lice and will truly make dealing with the issue easier for any family. It talks about getting rid of lice, but in a humorous way that kids and adults alike will appreciate. I recommend every family has this book on hand for those incidents that WILL come up over the years!
I have 3 hardback copies of Bugs In My Hair to giveaway! These are perfect for any classroom or family library. This hardback book retails at $17.99.
How To Enter:
- Leave a comment below letting me know your favorite book to read with your family.
For Extra Entries:
- Tweet about the giveaway and leave a comment letting me know you did.
- Share with your friends on Facebook and leave a comment letting me know you did.
- Follow me on Twitter! @amandamkeefer
I’ll contact winners on Thursday, October 3. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.
Our family loves to travel, but we haven’t had the opportunity to get to far away places like the adorable Chihuahuas Bella & Harry who visit Rome and Edinburgh in their two newest adventure books. Someday we will get there!
Bella & Harry Let’s Visit Edinburgh
The Bella & Harry series was developed to inspire young readers to embrace the world and encourage its exploration. This is creatively done through the funny yet informative adventures of cute sibling Chihuahuas Bella and Harry, while traveling through various countries.
Bella & Harry Let’s Visit Rome
Whether you are planning a trip or just in the mood to take an imaginative journey, these books are great way for kids, and parents, to learn about these far off places in a fun way. I definitely felt a little more worldly myself after reading the books with the girls.
I am obsessed with this series because it aspires to stimulate children’s imaginations and helps them to understand the world in which we live.
I have both Bella & Harry Let’s Visit Rome and Bella & Harry Let’s Visit Edinburgh to give away to one (1) lucky reader.
How to Enter:
- Leave a comment below letting me know what far off place you hope to visit with your family someday.
I’ll announce the winner on Monday, August 26. Happy discovering!
I was provided copies of Bella & Harry Let’s Visit Rome and Bella & Harry Let’s Visit Edinburgh for review.