<![CDATA[Newly Crunchy Mama Of 3 - Home]]>Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:35:19 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Save 20% On Crab Pot Trees Eco-Friendly Outdoor Holiday Decor #Sponsored]]>Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:59:51 GMThttp://www.newlycrunchymamaof3.com/home/save-20-on-crab-pot-trees-eco-friendly-outdoor-holiday-decor-sponsored
***Disclosure: As a USFG Blogger, I received complimentary product to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
When I lived in VA, I saw a lot of pretty unique, regional Holiday decor. Much of this had to do with the area's thriving crabbing and fishing industries. I remember a neighbor had the coolest Christmas tree in her yard, made entirely of upcycled crab pots! When I asked her about it, she told me someone had gotten it for her while visiting North Carolina, but that she wasn't sure where it was purchased exactly. 

So when I received an e-mail from US Family Guide, talking about a campaign featuring Crab Pot Trees, I got really excited. Could this possibly be the same Crab Pot Trees I so enviously drooled over a few years ago in Virginia? 


So of course, I hopped right on board. I couldn't wait to check out these pre-lit, attractive, weather-proof trees. The fact that they're made from real crab pots? Well, that just ups the cool factor another notch!
We received a 3' tall LIGHTED Crab Pot Tree to check out for ourselves. We received a green wire tree with 200 clear lights. It arrived very quickly, and I was pretty amazed by how compact the tree is when it's not in use. It folds completely flat for easy storage! 
This tree was very easy to set up as well. As you can see, it's all one piece. To set up the tree, simply open it up and secure it with twisty-ties. (These keep it open.) There are also anchors included to make sure it stays firmly in the ground. 
When you've got the tree where you'd like to display it, simply plug it in, and watch it light up with loads of Holiday cheer! Please note: While our tree is green with white lights, there are other color options available to suit your own personal style!
Overall, we're absolutely delighted with our Crab Pot Tree. It's fun, durable, and has tons of character. I love how low-maintenance it is, and my neighbors have even remarked how different and unusual this product it. It's like we brought a taste of the mid-Atlantic region here to Ohio! It's definitely a hit! 

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<![CDATA[Turn Back the Clock - Apple Watch and Hydra Skin Sciences Giveaway 12/15]]>Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:00:36 GMThttp://www.newlycrunchymamaof3.com/home/turn-back-the-clock-apple-watch-and-hydra-skin-sciences-giveaway-1215
Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered what happened to that youthful look you used to have? You still feel vibrant and full of energy, but sometimes you wish you could turn back the clock… even just a few years?
Hydra Skin Sciences has developed a pair of amazing new skin care products that can help you turn back time and look as young as you feel! Clinically proven, independently tested, and formulated with exclusive and patented age-defying ingredients Hydra Skin Sciences products target wrinkles, age spots, discoloration, sagging skin, loss of firmness and more. It is not necessary to turn to risky plastic surgery or painful injections to bring back the glow. Hydra Skin Sciences offers a facelift in a box with Brio Day & Night Serum. This formula helps diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles and restore the fragile skin around the eye area.
If you want youthful, flawless looking skin, then Hydra Skin Sciences also offers Allegro Anti-Aging cream. Allegro's breakthrough formula delivers whole collagen molecules to the skin. The peptide-rich wrinkle serum is applied to the skin, rebuilding and rejuvenating the skin. This will give you the appearance of smooth, supple, wrinkle-free skin. Allegro works naturally to help replenish your skin’s moisture, firming its appearance and restoring your natural glow to reveal a younger-looking you.  

Now for the Giveaway!

Hydra Skin Sciences has sponsored this awesome giveaway! One super lucky winner will receive the Brio Day & Night Serum, the Allegro Anti-Aging Cream AND an Apple Watch sport! Total Prize package is valued at over $550!

Good Luck!Share this Giveaway with your friends and use hashtag #TurnBackTime

a Rafflecopter giveaway This blogs participation in the promotion of this giveaway does not make them liable for the prize fulfillment. Prize fulfillment is the sole responsibility of the sponsor. This event is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook or any other social media. One winner will be chose via a 3rd party service and will be contacted via email. Winner will then have 48 hours to respond to the email, otherwise forfeit their prize. At that time a new winner would be chosen. US Residents 18+ years old only. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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<![CDATA[Hometown All Stars Giveaway ARV:$150 12/10]]>Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:03:34 GMThttp://www.newlycrunchymamaof3.com/home/hometown-all-stars-giveaway-arv150-1210
I am sharing this post as part of a collaboration with Bloggin' Mamas and The Hometown All Stars. I received books and other items in exchange for my participation. All opinions expressed are my own. The Hometown All Stars Logo

Do your kids love playing sports and being active? Here in the Cleveland, OH area, sports are a HUGE deal. HUGE. Now if only one of our teams could actually WIN....But that's a different post entirely.

The Hometown All Stars is a book series for children that focuses on teaching early sports skills along with interactive, educational activities, and more importantly – fun! Kids ages 3-7 years old and parents, teachers, librarians, and others who want to promote “Less Screen, More Green” and get kids outside and active again! The Hometown All Stars series is also for parents who don’t know much about baseball and want to be ahead of the curve when their kids begin to play, for sports enthusiasts looking for a book that doesn’t involve talking animals to read at bedtime to their children, and for anyone interested in promoting the love of baseball and sports overall to a new generation. Visit the site at www.TheHometownAllStars.com


The Hometown All Stars Team

Nick’s Very First Day of Baseball

Nick's Very First Day of Baseball

 Nick’s Very First Day of Baseball teaches children about baseball using real coaching techniques. In this interactive storybook, kids will find hidden baseballs in the pictures, answer trivia questions, and there’s even a page for autographs from their favorite players. Fun, interactive and educational.

This book serves as a wonderful introduction to baseball. Kids will learn a bit about the sport, as well as several new words. There's a lot of info packed into this fun story, and kids are sure to learn a lot about America's favorite pastime. They'll be ready to hit the baseball diamond before you know it!

Magic Bat Day

Magic Bat Day Cover

Magic Bat Day is the first real practice after the Hometown All Stars get their uniforms. Batting is the most fun of all skills and drills! This book concept shows techniques of how to hold the bat and where to stand. Most importantly, it shows that every kid can find their own ‘magic’ bat and the magic within themselves to hit the ball!

This book is really cute, and helps teach little ones proper baseball technique. I remember holding a bat when I was little, and it can be tricky to get it down correctly! I love the fact that this story encourages children to give it their all, and always keep trying! Eventually, they'll be hitting homeruns of their own!

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And Now For The Giveaway

The Hometown All Stars Giveaway- Ends 12-10-15. US 18+. Win a Barnes & Noble Giftcard, books and more!
 Give­away begins Novem­ber 26th, 2015 at 12:01 am EST and ends December 10th, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST. Open to US res­i­dents age 18 and older. Win­ner will be selected by Random.org and be noti­fied by email. See Give­away Tools wid­get below for full terms & conditions.
Dis­clo­sure: Blog­gin’ Mamas is host­ing this give­away and the Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment. While I received the items mentioned above, all opinions expressed are my own.
<![CDATA[Paw It Forward With Morris the Cat This Giving Tuesday And Help Feed ASPCA Kitties #Sponsored]]>Thu, 26 Nov 2015 02:20:29 GMThttp://www.newlycrunchymamaof3.com/home/paw-it-forward-with-morris-the-cat-this-giving-tuesday-and-help-feed-aspca-kitties-sponsored​Hey Newly Crunchy Mama of 3 readers! Morris the Cat, from 9Lives cat food, here. (You may have thought that a cat's only computer skills involve laying on the keyboard while others are trying to use it, but in fact, we are very tech savvy.)
​For those of you who don't know me, I've starred in over fifty 9Lives cat food commercials, am an advo-cat for kitty rescue, and was even crowned one of Advertising's Greatest Icons by the Museum of Broadcast Communications. (But I must say, I took issue with this honor. I didn't know I was advertising all those years... I just really love 9Lives!)

​In case you couldn't guess, I'm purr-ty much an expert when it comes to eating, and that's the subject of my next venture. I know we just had Thanksgiving and you may have promised yourself you were never going to eat again. But trust me, your appetite will come around like a good old friend and when it does, I want you to be ready!

I also thought since we just had a day to give thanks, we should now take a moment to give back. After all, December 1st is Giving Tuesday, a day people all around the world have dedicated to affecting 'pawsitive' change. Lucky for you, giving back is as easy as using your opposable thumbs. With those two bad boys – and the rest of your fingers – you can help feed a kitty in need. Watch this video to find out how. (Spoiler Alert: It's totally FREE!)
​I don't know about you but all this meowing about food has gotten me hungry.

I've made it my mission to help cats and humans eat well – and by extension – live well. (I've often said the key to life can be found in your food dish.) With that in mind, I invite you to check out my Official Guide to Eating, Munching, Snacking & More. If you've ever caught yourself inhaling your food between errands or carting your human kittens around... or if you mindlessly shovel in your dinner while catching up on the latest episode of "Meownton Abbey" or "Silicon Alleycat"... then this guide is for you!

In it, you'll learn how to eat like the true foodie you were meant to be. On my site Prospurr.9Lives.com, you can also enter to win a customized drivable cooler, so if you do have to eat on the go, you can do so in style. And don't forget to tweet #MorrisFeeds to give hungry kitties the gift of a tasty, hearty 9Lives meal.

On that note, my stomach is starting to rumble. What's on the menu tonight, you ask? 9Lives Lean & Tasty and a side of Meaty Paté with Real Chicken. For a beverage I'll be enjoying some delicious tap water. How about you?
<![CDATA[The Water and Dust-proof Kyocera Hydro AIR Is Available Now At Walmart For Only $99 #Sponsored]]>Tue, 24 Nov 2015 22:22:21 GMThttp://www.newlycrunchymamaof3.com/home/the-water-and-dust-proof-kyocera-hydro-air-is-available-now-at-walmart-for-only-99-sponsored
​The Hydro AIR provides all of the functionality and style of more expensive devices, but offers users the peace of mind that comes with a waterproof, durable phone. Most smartphone failures result from water damage and drops, but Hydro AIR protects against those and more thanks to its waterproof, drop-proof and dust-proof design. So there’s less need to worry about breaking its big, beautiful 5-inch display.
With its IPX5 and IPX7 certifications, the Hydro AIR will survive an unexpected shower or water immersion for up to 30 minutes in up to 3.28 feet (1 meter) and the touchscreen can even be operated when wet. And while no phone is indestructible, this one gives you the peace of mind of Military Standard 810G certification for shock and drops, and an IP5X dustproof rating. It comes ready with Google Mobile services including Google Play, Google Hangouts, Gmail and more. The phone also is equipped with a 5MP camera, Stereo Bluetooth, a memory card slot that supports up to 32 GB of extra memory and a long-lasting 2300mAh Lithium ion battery supported by enhanced power-management software.
The Kyocera Hydro AIR is available at Walmart for $99 with no contract as part of AT&T’s GoPhone prepaid mobile service. To learn more, visit www.kyoceramobile.com/hydro-air or watch the video.

<![CDATA[How To Survive Holiday Overindulgence from About A Mom #PinkRelief #Ad ]]>Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:19:25 GMThttp://www.newlycrunchymamaof3.com/home/how-to-survive-holiday-overindulgence-from-about-a-mom-pinkrelief-ad
***Disclosure: I’m a Smiley360 blogger and will be receiving Pepto-Bismol product samples to facilitate my honest review and share information with my readers.***
Thanksgiving is only a couple days away! Does everyone have their turkeys ready, pies made, and guest-lists finalized? 

We aren't cooking at home this year. We will be heading to my Aunt and Uncle's house with much of our extended family, and I know there will be loads and loads of delicious foods to enjoy. (I'm in charge of making mashed potatoes for 30 people. Wish me luck!) 

The only gripe I have about Holiday feasts are what they tend to do to my poor tummy after the fact. Gas, bloating, indigestion, heartburn....It's enough to put me out of commission for a day or so afterwards. I have a sensitive stomach to begin with, and Holiday meals always seem to leave me feeling less than 100% afterwards. 

I went searching some of my favorite blogs to look for tips on how to avoid this problem. I want to be able to have my cake and eat it too, so to speak. I found this great article on About A Mom on How to Survive Holiday Overindulgence. I love the idea of assembling a Holiday SOS Kit including things like stain remover, pain reliever, and of course, a bottle of Pepto-Bismol to help with those tummy problems we all know and love.

For more Holiday tips, follow the hashtag #PinkRelief 

Happy Thanksgiving! 

<![CDATA[Rovio ToonsTV Angry Birds Giveaway 12/13]]>Mon, 23 Nov 2015 22:09:24 GMThttp://www.newlycrunchymamaof3.com/home/rovio-toonstv-angry-birds-giveaway-1213
ToonsTV, Rovio’s in-game platform for mobile video content with more than 5.4 billion views globally, is now launching as a standalone app.

With more than 30 channels of free, on-demand, family video entertainment, the ToonsTV app is the home of Rovio’s original scripted animated series Angry Birds Toons, Piggy Tales and Stella as well as a host of high-quality, third-party shows such as Wallace and Gromit, Pucca, Qumi-Qumi and National Geographic’s Zooville and 50 Birds, 50 States.
ToonsTV will continue to be available within Rovio’s games, but the standalone app will be the first to show new episodes of Angry Birds Toons and Stella. The ToonsTV app also includes a Play All mode, My History feature, and post-video recommendations.

ToonsTV began in 2013, when every Angry Birds game also became an ad-supported video distribution channel, bypassing traditional broadcast media and delivering original content straight to consumers. In January 2015, ToonsTV won a DigiDay award for Best Video Distribution/Syndication 

The full listing of ToonsTV programming is available within the app and also online at www.toons.tv.
Download from the AppStore 
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                 The Giveaway 
 One lucky winner is going to receive a Angry Birds Prize Pack! To enter, just fill in the Giveaway Tools form below. This giveaway will end on 12/13/15. Open to the US only. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply. Thanks again to the sponsor for offering this fantastic prize.
<![CDATA[Holiday Gift Idea: Photo Jewelry From PicturesOnGold.Com #ChristmasForCorey #Sponsored ]]>Mon, 23 Nov 2015 21:56:11 GMThttp://www.newlycrunchymamaof3.com/home/holiday-gift-idea-photo-jewelry-from-picturesongoldcom-christmasforcorey-sponsored
***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
A week or so ago, I shared a post about a local man named Corey. Corey was murdered on November 9th, and he leaves behind a fiance and small children. When I learned about this family losing such an important piece so close to the Holidays, my heart literally broke. I can't even imagine the pain, anger, grief and confusion these folks are going through right now. 

I decided that I was going to do something to help. No, I cannot bring Corey back to his loving family. I wish I had a magic wand that was capable of such feats. What I can do, with the help of some friends and some generous sponsors, is make sure that Christmas is not something they have to worry about this year. They need time to heal, pick up the pieces, and learn how to live their "new normal". 

I have had some wonderful sponsors reach out wanting to help. I am SO incredibly grateful, too! I am really hoping to bring some joy and comfort to these folks this year, and I think it's really going to be something amazing. 

The next sponsor I'd like to feature is a brand I have been a HUGE fan of for quite some time. PicturesOnGold.com offers a wide selection of quality jewelry that can be customized with engraving, photos, and more! When I reached out to them regarding my ideas to help Corey's family this Holiday season, they were more than happy to help out! 
Not familiar with PicturesOnGold.com? No problem! Let me tell you a bit about this wonderful brand:

As the holiday orders pour in, the staff of Pictures On Gold works overtime to meet the increased demand for their year-round bestseller: lockets with lasered-in color photos.

"Customers easily upload, e-mail or mail in their photographs to us, we digitally enhance it in the computer, we laser it inside the locket, and we make it waterproof, scratchproof, and it’s really, really high-definition", says Daniel Schifter, co-owner of Pictures On Gold.

The owners of the retail shop Casale Jewelers in Dongan Hills launched picturesongold.com about 10 years ago. Schifter heads the family-run business from the backrooms of Casale.

He says he personally configured the machinery he trained on in Europe to deliver the unique service from his hometown.

"It's a big plus for us and it's a big plus for the customer. We turn around in one day. It's shipped same day, sometimes the next day," says Schifter. "A lot of the variety that we do are children, babies, deceased loved ones, families, boyfriends, girlfriends."

While the lockets are made on-site, customers can take creative control from the comfort of their living room, not just choosing the picture, but designing all aspects of the locket from engraving to embellishing. 
The very generous folks at PicturesOnGold.com got to work right away creating some beautiful keepsake photo jewelry featuring a photo of Corey. They sent a photo locket for Tia, Corey's fiance, as well as some photo pendants for the kids. How awesome is that?! 

These items arrived with lightning speed, and were beautifully packaged in these nice little gift boxes. 

As you can see, the quality of workmanship is amazing. The jewelry itself is high quality sterling silver, and it's nice and shiny. Definitely very good quality workmanship for an affordable price! 
Of course the most special part about these items would have to be the inclusion of Corey's smiling face.

I have to be honest, I didn't have any great photos of Corey....Most of his photos were clearly taken using a phone, so they weren't high-resolution AT ALL. I sent a few pictures, crossed my fingers, and hoped for the best. 

The results? Well, let's just say they brought tears to my eyes. Here is Corey, immortalized forever for his family in this special jewelry. There is so much detail, and they came out better than I could have possibly imagined. 
Overall, I am thrilled (as always) with my PicturesOnGold.com experience, and I am incredibly grateful for their kindness and generosity and willingness to help with my special "project". I know that while there's nothing I can do to bring Corey back to his family, these beautiful photo gifts will definitely help them keep his spirit close to their hearts forever. 

If you have a loved one that has passed on, be sure to consider creating photo gifts like these from PicturesOnGold.com. You can also choose personalized gifts for any recipient or occasion. They even have really neat Jersey number jewelry for the sports enthusiasts out there! I definitely recommend checking out the HUGE selection of custom gifts they have available. They'd make the perfect gift this Holiday season! 


You can check out the awesomeness that is PicturesOnGold.com on their website.

You can also connect with them on Facebook, on twitter and on Pinterest to stay on top of their latest products and promotions!
<![CDATA[Holiday Gift Idea: KEEP Collective with Amanda Popp #ChristmasForCorey #Sponsored ]]>Mon, 23 Nov 2015 17:43:24 GMThttp://www.newlycrunchymamaof3.com/home/holiday-gift-idea-keep-collective-with-amanda-popp-christmasforcorey-sponsored
***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
A week or so ago, I shared a post about a local man named Corey. Corey was murdered on November 9th, and he leaves behind a fiance and small children. When I learned about this family losing such an important piece so close to the Holidays, my heart literally broke. I can't even imagine the pain, anger, grief and confusion these folks are going through right now. 

I decided that I was going to do something to help. No, I cannot bring Corey back to his loving family. I wish I had a magic wand that was capable of such feats. What I can do, with the help of some friends and some generous sponsors, is make sure that Christmas is not something they have to worry about this year. They need time to heal, pick up the pieces, and learn how to live their "new normal". 

I have had some wonderful sponsors reach out wanting to help. I am SO incredibly grateful, too! The first sponsor I'd like to introduce is Amanda Popp. She is a consultant for a great brand called KEEP Collective
I have worked with Amanda before with some of her other businesses, such as WildTree and Mia Bath and Body. I can tell you from experience that she's wonderful to work with, and she devotes so much care to meeting the needs of her customers. 

Anyway, when I posted about Corey's family, Amanda was eager to help. In fact, her KEEP Collective products are the perfect gift for Tia, Corey's fiance.

Haven't heard of KEEP Collective? Let me tell you all about this awesome brand! 

"From the believers who brought you STELLA & DOTcomes the next generation of FLEXIBLE ENTREPRENEURSHIP for women. We share a deep belief that living a HAPPY LIFE comes from always keeping in mind what truly matters. Our mission at KEEP is to give every woman the means to create her ONE-OF-A-KIND LIFE." 

KEEP offers tons of gorgeous, trendy, highly customizable gifts that are sure to bring many smiles this Christmas season. They have bracelets, necklaces, and special "keys" or charms, making each KEEP creation uniquely YOU.

There are even special collections to shop, such as Love, Faith, Family & Friendship, Sports and Hobbies, and even Animals, just to name a few! Just choose a "Keeper" AKA necklace or bracelet, and choose the "keys" that resonate with your style for a one-of-a-kind accessory! Pretty neat, don't you agree? 
Amanda generously sent me a beautiful leather bracelet and an assortment of charms to adorn it. I was clueless as to what to choose, but Amanda really has a gift! She chose charms with specific meanings, and this will hopefully serve as a comfort to Tia as she moves on to her "new normal". 
These "keys" are absolutely beautiful. Amanda sent a couple of silver leaves, which symbolize nature. (Tia is very into nature and healthy living.) Also included were a Round Wishing Stone in Green Quartz which symbolizes Healing, another Round Wishing Stone in Blue Lace Agate to symbolize Strength, and a delicate silver Angel Wing, to remind her that Corey is always, always with her. 
Aren't these beautiful?! 

I just love the fact that these pieces can be totally customized to suit the personalities or needs of the recipient. KEEP offers so many different styles and options, so the possibilities truly are endless! 
These keys or charms slide right onto the leather bracelet. This leather is very soft and supple, making it super-comfortable for everyday wear. It's not stiff or scratchy, and the backs of the charms remain smooth against the skin as well. KEEP definitely offers high-quality pieces that are sure to become fashion staples in any wardrobe. 

Overall, I am definitely quite impressed with KEEP Collective! Not only are their accessories fashion-forward and stunning to the eye, they also help to tell your own unique story. 

It is my hope that Tia wears this bracelet with pride, and that it helps her heal during this very difficult time. 

Thanks again to Amanda Popp at KEEP Collective for her generosity and HUGE heart! I appreciate it so much, and I know that Corey's family will, too! 

How to Connect :

You can check out all of the awesomeness that KEEP Collective with Amanda Popp has to offer on her website. You can also join her Facebook Group to have access to exclusive sales and promotions! 

You can also check out KEEP Collective on Facebook, on Instagram, on twitter, and on Pinterest to stay on top of their latest styles, news, and promotions! 
<![CDATA[National Adoption Month Awareness $100 Amazon Giveaway 11/30]]>Mon, 23 Nov 2015 16:42:34 GMThttp://www.newlycrunchymamaof3.com/home/national-adoption-month-awareness-100-amazon-giveaway-1130
We are shar­ing this post as part of a Blog­gin’ Mamas Social Good Cam­paign, and were not com­pen­sated for doing so.
National Adoption Month Awareness Giveaway- US 18+- Ends 11-30-15  
 Bloggin' Mamas is sponsoring this giveaway in support of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AdoptUSKids, and the Ad Council. November is National Adoption Month and they are encouraging prospective parents to adopt older youth from foster care. The theme for National Adoption Month is, "We Never Outgrow the Need for Family." That's because older children and youth still have many big milestones in their life they need a family for. There are 415,000 children in the U.S. foster care system and 108,000 are waiting to be adopted.

 AdoptUSKids’ maintains a national photo listing service for children waiting to be adopted. Since the project launched in 2002, more than 25,000 children who were once photo listed on adoptuskids.org have been adopted and nearly 38,000 families have registered to adopt through the website. Nevertheless, older youth are disproportionately represented – approximately 41 percent of children and youth photo listed on adoptuskids.org are between 15 and 18 years old, but only 17 percent of those adopted have been in this age group. Older youth and teens have lower adoption rates than younger children, and they often wait longer to be adopted. But no matter their age, all kids need a supportive, loving home and the teenage years are a critical period for growth. Visit adoptuskids.org or to call 1-888-200-4005(English) or 1-877-236-7831 (Spanish) to receive the latest information about the foster care system and the adoption process. You can also visit the campaign’s communities on Facebook and Twitter.

And Now for the Giveaway!

One Win­ner will Win a $100 Ama­zon Giftcard! Give­away begins Novem­ber 21st, 2015 at 6pm EST and ends November 30th, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST. Open to US res­i­dents age 18 and older. Win­ner will be selected by Random.org and be noti­fied by email. See Give­away Tools wid­get below for full terms & conditions.
Dis­clo­sure: Blog­gin’ Mamas is host­ing this give­away and coor­di­nat­ing prize ful­fill­ment. Ele­ment Asso­ciates, The Ad Coun­cil and the AdoptUSKids are in no way respon­si­ble for the give­away, and only pro­vided the above con­tent to be dis­trib­uted in the form of a PSA.