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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Travel Kiddy Giveaway!!-ended- CONGRATS VERA!!

I am SOOOO excited about this new product that I reviewed.

The company is Travel Kiddy, and simply put, they make products that make parent's lives easier!

As a homeschooling parent of 4 children, I have had all kinds of differing thoughts regarding childrens activities in the car on long trips. When my first child was a baby, I remember being appalled at those who turned on their car DVD player to take a short trip to the grocery store. I just wanted to talk to my son as often as I could, and encourage his love for learning. After I had my second, third, and fourth child, those DVD players were looking pretty cool!! After I bought a car with one in it, I couldn't fathom taking a long trip without one! The car was peaceful, the kids were entertained, and I could THINK.

But as quiet as the car was, I still struggled with the fact that sitting in the car, watching cartoons for hours and hours is NOT the best activity for growing brains. But I also recognized that my time in the car is the ONLY time I ever get to clear my head and relax. There must be a way to keep their creative juices flowing, yet keep them happy and entertained while we focus our minds and our driving.

So, the question remains, "How can I keep my children entertained (and somewhat quiet) on long trips, without turning them into Spongebob-Addict Zombies?"

The answer? TRAVEL KIDDY!!!!!!



When the kid arrived, my kids went bonkers. They were pulling items out of the bag, and yelling out to eachother which treasure they had come across. The phrases, "I love these things!" "Oh wow!" "I haven't seen one of these in a long time!" "I can't wait to use this!" were flying around here like crazy!

Just look at all the items that come in a standard Travel Kiddy Pack!





Parents, Grandparents, Teachers, Sister, Brothers....
Enter this giveaway for a $20 giftcard to the Travel Kiddy Store today!

The giveaway will end SATURDAY, JULY 11th, so get your entries in TODAY!
Good luck!!

To enter (you will get one entry for each item below that you complete):
1. Follow this blog, and leave one comment below that you do.
2. Visit http://www.travelkiddy.com/ and leave a second comment below about which of their products is your favorite!
3. Retweet this giveaway on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vaagen/statuses/2422855813
4. Post this giveaway on Facebook, or email it out to your friends, and copy me on it at vaagen@bellsouth.net
5. Favorite this blog on Technorati (click the link in the upper right column of this blog to do so)

45 comments:

The Hutson Family said...

I follow your blog

The Hutson Family said...

I like the ultimate travel package!

The Hutson Family said...

Just tweeted about it: OneBoredMommy

Cherie said...

I follow your blog and it exhausts me how much you do! I like the create your own mask part of the one kit. If only I could keep my child from breaking all his crayons!

Cherie said...

I follow your blog and am exhausted just reading about all you do. I like the create your own mask feature of the one kit. I just wish I could keep my child from breaking all his crayons in half now!

patw said...

I follow your blog

patw said...

I would give this package to my grand daughter, whose birthday is coming up this month!

patw said...

I emailed this giveaway out to friends

Confessions of a Mom said...

I followed your blog today. I loved your post by the way. i feel the same way. We watch a LOT of baby einstein videos in the truck. Anyway, I hope I win. We're taking our first long distance road trip this summer with all three kids (our baby included) yikes.

Confessions of a Mom said...

I visited the site and like the Travel Kiddy Ages 6 and up.

Confessions of a Mom said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/ConfessionsMom/status/2431627605

Erin said...

I love this kit and could really use it with our vacation coming up. 12 hours in the car with two small children - I need all the help I can get. Thanks for the giveaway!

bluecottonmemory said...

What great travel activities. My boys would love to make masks. What a great September project that would be:)I do agree, some of the greatest conversations have occurred in the car.

LuLu said...

This is a great idea. I was trying to put something like this together, but maybe now I won't have to!!

Vera said...

Please enter me, I'm a new follower - vvperesk@gmail.com

Darcy @ m3b said...

Oh my!

We are about to take a 2000+ mile trip following old Rt 66. I am so glad to hear about this company.

I am stocking up on audio books, and want to make each child a bag of thing to keep him busy. I had no idea such a place existed.

Off to learn more...

ps - No DVD player in our vehicle. I'm still holding steadfast to no TV in the car. ;)

Michelle said...

Follower.

Michelle said...

The Ultimate Travel Package looks really nice!

cdziuba said...

I follow your blog.

cdziuba said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/2523167327

cdziuba said...

I also like their PocketKiddy contains a 4 pack of crayons, stickers, activity book, mini-note pad, and more. Perfect for a short trip, waiting in line or in restaurants. Tissues, hand wipes and bandages are included to handle minor mishaps.

Christine said...

I'm following your blog now!

Christine said...

I tweeted it... http://twitter.com/wyndsong/status/2523356107

Christine said...

And that will also show up on my facebook account ;) http://www.facebook.com/wyndsong

Dee said...

This would be great! I'm actually having a baby in 4 weeks and it would keep my son occupied some while at the hospital!

Dee said...

I also like the PocketKiddy

hminnesota said...

I like travel kiddy for ages 6
& up.thanks

hminnesota said...

follow your blog.

Anonymous said...

I follow your blog
Bravo5

Anonymous said...

I retweeted your giveaway
Bravo5

Anonymous said...

The ultimate package looks great
Bravo5

spacegrrl1212 said...

I follow your blog. I neeeed this. We go on looonnngg car trips. At least 15 hours in the car and movies just don't cut it for my kids anymore. This would be great for those trips with my lil ones.

Pithy Liz said...

I follow your blog!

Pithy Liz said...

I love all of their products...I want the travel kiddy!!

Pithy Liz said...

I just tweeted your give-away!!!

Pithy Liz said...

I facebooked it!

MamabearMills said...

im following now...one suggestion for blogs with giveaways, put the comment form as a pop up. the way you have it is difficuly to enter because you can't see what the entries require unless you flip back and forth from your blog to the comments

MamabearMills said...

tech faved you
erinsm

MamabearMills said...

i like the deluxe travel package...not sure if i did this comment yet or not

"Miss" Anita said...

I follow your blog. :)

roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

"Miss" Anita said...

I RT-ed the giveaway on Twitter:

http://twitter.com/HSBSuzanne/status/2585247310

roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

"Miss" Anita said...

I faved you on Technorati. Here's a link to my page...

http://technorati.com/people/technorati/HSBSuzanne

roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

"Miss" Anita said...

My favorite product of Travel Kiddy is the Travel Kiddy for ages 6 and up. :)

Thanks for having this fun giveaway!

roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

Bree said...

I follow your blog and would love to win this for my kiddos! :)

Anna said...

Congratulations VERA! You have won the Travel Kiddy Giveaway! Please respond and let me know you received this message!