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Ringling Bros And Barnum & Bailey - Tickets and Discount!

PhotobucketWhen I think of my childhood, one of the most vivid memories I have is that of visiting the Big Top. The razzle dazzle, the glitter, the crowd and of course, the astonishing performances have remained in my memory even now. Apparently I'm not the only one - a national survey found that 88% of Moms regarded Ringling Bros.® as a "not to be missed" childhood experience!

And those who've had the pleasure of checking out the newest production from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey in Orlando, FL, were blown away by the energy, music, dancing and really outstanding illusions found in ZING ZANG ZOOM. The show features magical Zingmaster Alex Ramon, who had the crowd gasping in disbelief at the grand illusions that he performed, and the amazing interactive family experience merged with traditional circus acts was remarkable.

However, with the economy posing a challenge for many families, the value of a night out at Ringling Bros. is high, as the experience includes the All Access Pre-show, a fun opportunity to meet circus performers and dress up in clown costumes, which happens one hour before each performance.

Thanks to Mom Central, I'm pleased to extend to my readers these following special family offers:

The discount code for Ringling Bros Circus Code: MOM

Offer #1: Get 4 tickets for just $44 by entering the code "MOM" at select ticketing channels**. Offer good on all performances, minimum purchase of 4 tickets required; additional tickets above 4 can be purchased at $11 each. Offer not valid on Circus Celebrity Seating, Front Row and VIP seating or combinable with other offers. Other Restrictions May Apply.

Offer #2: A select amount of Front Row and VIP seats have been reserved for you to buy before they go on sale to the public - just enter the code "MOM" when purchasing those seats.

Dates and cities where families can use the national MOM discount code this spring are as follows:
Newark/East Rutherford/Uniondale/NYC
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents ZING ZANG ZOOM
March 5 - April 13
Offer not valid on performances from April 10 - 13 at Madison Square Garden

Washington D.C./ Fairfax, VA/ Baltimore, MD
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® proudly presents Over The Top
March 18-April 19

Philadelphia
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents ZING ZANG ZOOM
May 13-May 25

Phoenix
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents ZING ZANG ZOOM
June 24-June 28

Houston
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® proudly presents Over The Top
July 15-July 26

Anaheim/LA/Ontario
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents ZING ZANG ZOOM
July 8-August 2

San Francisco
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents ZING ZANG ZOOM
August 12-August 23

Dallas/Ft Worth
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® proudly presents Over The Top
July 29-August 16

Sacramento
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents ZING ZANG ZOOM
August 27-August 30

Kansas City
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® proudly presents Over The Top
September 16-September 20

To see which Ringling Bros. tour is coming to a town near you, visit www.Ringling.com. And visit www.ticketmaster.com to use the 4 tickets for $44 code, MOM.

I also encourage you, dear readers, to spread the MOM code around to friends and family near those cities. They can simply go on www.ringling.com and type in their zip code to find the shows and purchase tickets online with the code.

As an added bonus - To help start the family traditions early, the Baby’s First Circus program allows babies to receive a free ticket voucher that can be exchanged for a free ticket to any Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey performance, anytime, anywhere. No expiration date!

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Electrolux Charity Auction

Electrolux is auctioning off a one-of-a-kind red kitchen suite on eBay.

The bidding on the "Red Hot Red" kitchen - which includes a built-in range, dishwasher, refrigerator and microwave - starts Wednesday, February 11th at 3 p.m. EST and lasts until 3 p.m. EST on Wednesday, February 18th. All proceeds of the charity auction benefit the OCRF as part of Electrolux's commitment to help this worthy cause.

Click here to check it out!

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Parenting Style

Recently on TwitterMoms, and courtesy of Care.com, an interesting question was asked - What’s the rudest comment from a stranger you have ever gotten about your parenting style?

PhotobucketUnless one stands in a Parent's shoes and does the actual parenting of a particular child, in my opinion, that person has no right to criticize said Parent. Ever since I became a parent I've been getting my share of rude, obnoxious etc comments. Some from total strangers, some from friends and family and from people you know. While those from strangers come as a shock, those from family and friends hurt as well as shock.

One of the rudest comments I got was from a guy - yes, a guy - at a store. As an infant my son had tiny fingers and sharp nails. I was too scared to cut them for fear of cutting his fingers and so let them grow until they'd grown visibly long. In the meantime, to save him from scratching himself, I put on those cute little baby mittens on him. One day, I was rushing to pick up something and couldn't find those mittens. As a quick substitute, I put on some soft white cotton socks of PhotobucketKiddo's that were fresh out of the wash. He looked cute in them! I'm standing there in the long, l-o-n-g checkout queue, and this guy breaks line to come to me and asks about them. I explain it to him, but I don't think he heard me. He just kept staring at me and then loudly asks if I'm a fan of boxing! Boxing?!! I was flummoxed! Words wouldn't come out of my mouth! He takes advantage of my open-mouthed state and proceeds to tell me that it's wrong of me to start foisting my tastes and interests on a young child, especially something as potentially lethal as Boxing and that as a Mother I should know better. WHAT THE *&#$&#$&#? I think to myself. I continue to be silent, this time with Fury! He then walks off to the next aisle and proceeds to tell the people there all about the "strange woman who's forcing her son to...". I tuned out at that time. I'm one of those people who always go silent when angry. Which was good thing here as otherwise there might been some BIG unpleasantness there.

PhotobucketOne of the other things I've faced constant criticism about from people I know is about another Parenting decision we've made. We're Vegetarians, and are bringing up our kids in that same manner. From our Pediatrician to our friends, anyone who is not a vegetarian (and very, very few are) and who hears of this is shocked! One of the biggest misconceptions out there is that if one doesn't eat meat, one doesn't get the required amounts of protein / nutrition. That's simply not the case! Food stuffs like vegetables, lentils, sprouts, rice and many other items are chock full of the good stuff and contain very little of the bad stuff.

PhotobucketAnd here's my third and favorite (NOT) criticism. This one has come from Family members and again is something that really hurts. One of the things as a Parent I always try and follow is to follow through on anything I state. For example, if I tell Kiddo to move his tricycle from the driveway or I won't let him have it the rest of the afternoon, then I mean it. If he doesn't do it, I take it away and the next time he knows to listen to me. But Family members (I won't say who, but you all know, right?) have been known to call me "hard" and "disciplinarian" when I do this. It hurts, but I keep silent here as well. Not just because I'm furious, but because the people who make those comments had a different style of parenting and while what they did worked with their child, it doesn't always work with mine! That's the crucial difference and one that I hope, they'll realize that for themselves sooner or later.

Our job as parents is not to do what is the easiest but what is in the children's best interests.

How about you? If you've ever faced something like this, do share!

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Hear Through Your Bottom

NO, I'm not kidding. I read this article and just had to share!

From ItExaminer.com:

Scientists have developed a chair which will help people hear using their bottoms.

Ryerson University's Centre of Learning Technology and the Science of Music, Auditory Research and Technology Lab have developed chairs that translate music into a series of tactile sensations.

The vibrating Emoti-Chairs analyses sound frequencies using a similar mapping to the human ear. These are then translated into mechanical responses – including motion, vibration, and blasts of air on the face.

Scientists hope that it can give deaf people the chance to experience music for the first time.

They are also interested to see if they can spot the difference between Beethoven, Mozart and popular beat combos like the Beatles and ZZ Top.

A concert is being planned with the musician's sound gear being linked into the chairs.
Better hope that no one wants to get up and dance otherwise they will not hear a thing.    The chance of having people hear through their bottoms is a boon for artists like Craig David and James Blunt who have been singing out of theirs for ages. X

Check Out
The Guardian

Sometimes Man's ingenuity just begs to be applauded, don't you think? Share your thoughts via comments!

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Seal's Soul!


Seal’s sixth studio album SOUL, comprised of the best classic soul songs ever created, has fans groovin’ nationwide selling 250K albums and counting since its release in November. This widget is a stone cold SOUL classic featuring a swoon worthy video of Seal singing "If You Don't Know Me By Now" live on stage, a handful of songs from SOUL that you can listen to anytime, smooth photos and other goodies, all make this widget full of romance and possibilities.
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Importance of Playing

Scientific American magazine has a good article on why it is so important for children to have free, imaginative play.

Bullet points from the top of article:
  • Childhood play is crucial for social, emotional and cognitive ­development.
  • Imaginative and rambunctious “free play,” as opposed to games or structured activities, is the most essential type.
  • Kids and animals that do not play when they are young may grow into anxious, socially maladjusted adults.
Read more here - http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=the-serious-need-for-play
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Movie - He's Just Not That Into You

A romantic comedy about meaning what you say without saying what you mean, He’s Just Not That Into You boasts an all-star ensemble cast including Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, Bradley Cooper, Ginnifer Goodwin, Justin Long and Drew Barrymore.

Written by former Sex and the City writers Greg Behrendt and Liz Tucillo, He’s Just Not That Into You is about modern day relationships and how men and women so often misconstrue the intentions of the opposite sex.

This Picture's Soundtrack is a seriously stellar collection of songs unlike any other romantic comedy soundtrack.





Just look at this song list! This is going to be your soundtrack for the season.

Corinne Bailey Rae “I’d Like To”
My Morning Jacket “I’m Amazed”
The Human League “Don’t You Want Me”
R.E.M. “Supernatural Superserious”
Tristan Prettyman “Madly”
Talking Heads “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)”
The Black Crowes “By Your Side”
Wilco “I Must Be High”
James Morrison “You Make It Real”
Maroon 5 “If I Never See Your Face Again”
The Replacements “Can’t Hardly Wait”
The Ting Tings “Fruit Machine”
Lilly Allen “Smile”
Keane “Somewhere Only We Know”
Erin McCarley “Love, Save The Empty”
The Cure “Friday I’m In Love”
Scarlett Johansson “Last Goodbye”

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Free Photos!!!

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