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What is Moms Meet?
Moms Meet is an online community that helps connect and empower parents. Through online discussions, informational articles and product testing opportunities, moms come together to share resources and inspiration on the path to raising healthy and happy families. The free Mom Ambassador program gives moms the chance to try and review better-for-you products and services. Plus, a Rewards Program allows members to collect and redeem coins for tons of great prizes—like a subscription to KIWI magazine or a surprise box of natural and organic products!

What is the WOW℠ summit event all about?
As part of our mission to bring like-minded moms together, we held our first ever WOW℠ Summit last year—and now we’re bringing it back! Just like last time, we’re giving moms like you the chance to attend expert-led seminars and workshops, sample amazing products, and connect with your peers. Plus, throughout the conference, there will be a ton of chances to score free products and pri…

Win an AUTOGRAPHED Makeup by One Direction Collection Giveaway

Earlier this month I reviewed Makeup by One Direction (click here to check out my review) now one lucky Three Boys and an Old Lady blog reader will win an autographed Makeup by One Direction.   Can you imagine the look on the face of the 1D fan in your house if you won this awesome prize?  OMG!  
Which one would you like to win?
Click here to enter this fab giveaway or enter below

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I Don't Think I Ever Thanked You I Am Boymom

I get asked about how I started blogging several times a week and I figured I've shared this story hundreds of times but never on my blog. I started blogging nearly 7 years ago but one post changed my life forever.  In January 2010, I entered a giveaway -  http://iamboymom.blogspot.com/2010/01/dentyne-gum-review-and-giveaway.html - and won.  Yep, one win and I was hooked.  Soon after wininng PR firms and companies began contacting me asking me to try their products and blog about it.  
I don't think I've ever thanked I Am Boymom on my blog for fostering my love of blogging so without further ado...
I Am Boymom

Green Virgin Products Soap Nuts Liquid Review

 This is a sponsored post

Have you ever heard of Soap Nuts?  For anyone who hasn't heard of soap nuts before the thought of using soap berries/nuts may see a little odd but it's really not.  There are stories of many cultures who used soap nuts in the past to launder their clothes and also used soap nuts for their medicinal properties.  When my youngest of Los Tres Amigos as a toddler, I tried laundering with soap nuts in their most organic form.  He has pretty sensitive skin and I struggled to find a laundry detergent that didn't cause him to break out.  A friend of mine had recommended soap nuts and I tried with some hesitation but they actually worked.  
Fast forward to today.  A few weeks ago, I received a bottle of Soap Nuts Liquid from Green Virgin Products to review. The 8 oz. bottle supposedly cleans 120 HE loads.  Yes, 120.  One hundred twenty HE loads.  I am about 25 loads in already and so far so good.   Nothing to measure.  Just a couple of pumps from the dispense…

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SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: SPONGEBOB’S HALLOWEEN COLLECTION Now on DVD

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS:   SPONGEBOB’S HALLOWEEN COLLECTION NOW ON DVD


Bikini Bottom is about to become a whole lot scarier as SpongeBob and his friends encounter ghosts, curses and other frightening things! 

Nickelodeon LET’S LEARN: PATTERNS & SHAPES DVD Giveaway

Nickelodeon LET’S LEARN: PATTERNS and SHAPES comes to DVD this week and what better way to celebrate than with a giveaway.




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Nickelodeon Let’s Learn: Patterns and Shapes Now Available on DVD

Nickelodeon extends its line of “Let’s Learn” DVDs with the brand new Let’s Learn: Patterns and Shapes. In a fun-filled two hours of “edu-tainment,” kids can play along to five new episodes from Team Umizoomi, Dora the Explorer, Blue’s Clues and Ni Hao Ka-lan! as they explore circles, squares, triangles, and more. The set also includes a shapes worksheet!

Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment, and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Let’s Learn: Patterns and Shapes is available on DVD on September 9, 2014 in the US.

Let’s Learn: Patterns and Shapes Episodes:
· Team Umizoomi: Team Umizoomi vs. The Shape Bandit
· Dora the Explorer: Catch the Shape Train!
· Ni Hao Kai-lan: The Dinosaur Balloon
· Blue's Clues: Shape Searchers
· Blue's Room: Shape Detectives

Let’s Learn: Patterns & Shapes Fast Facts:
Street Date: September 9, 2014
Catalog: 804284
Running Time: 138 Minutes

Buy It:  Let’s Learn: Patterns and Shapes is available wherever DVDs …

Introducing Makeup by ONE DIRECTION #makeupby1D

Earlier this Summer, Niall of One Direction tweeted about 1D makeup (https://twitter.com/NiallOfficial/status/481098167816294401) and it's here... it's FINALLY here.  Seriously, I remember watching Entertainment Tonight when they first announced 1D was entering the makeup game.  This is HUGE news.
About the Product Makeup by ONE DIRECTION:

A range of makeup and cosmetic products celebrating youth, style, and the uninhibited lifestyle of a new generation. Celebrating life with bold shades, unique formulae and infused with limited edition collectable packaging, Makeup from One Direction is fun, bold, often irreverent, with a touch of cheeky mischievousness. Offered at prices that every girl and woman can afford.

THE LOOKS COLLECTIONS.
The Looks Collection comprises three keepsake tins inspired by One Direction's globe-conquering albums, Up All Night, Take Me Home and the latest chart topper, Midnight Memories. Each tin comes complete with everything you need to show off your …

Chicken Soup for the Soul Book Giveaway (3 Winners)

How'd you like to win this pair of Chicken Soup for the Soul books?
Check out my reviews of  Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cat Did What? and Chicken Soup for the Soul:  The Dog Did What?

Buy It:  Both books are available online at www.chickensoup.com and stores nationwide including Amazon, Walmart and Barnes and Noble.  

* * * G I V E A W A Y * * * Win It:  Three (3) lucky Three Boys and an Old Lady blog readers will win both Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cat Did What? and Chicken Soup for the Soul:  The Dog Did What? books.

Be sure to subscribe to the blog for extra entries.  


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Disclosure:  I am a member of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Blogger Network and received a copy of this book for purposes of facilitating this review. Opinions are my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. The opinions expressed above are mine. Click here for the Disclosure Policy of Three Boys and an Old Lady blog. The opinions expressed above are 100% my own. I received a product in exchan…

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dog Did What?

About This Book

Our canine friends make us smile every day with their crazy antics, their loving companionship, and their amazing intuition. You will enjoy reading all the 101 heartwarming and often hysterical stories in this book about our canine companions and the magic they bring to our lives. This collection will make you laugh and touch your heart and after reading the stories we know you'll say, "The dog did what?"



My Thoughts

The moment I picked up Chicken Soup for the Soul:  The Dog Did What?  I knew exactly who I needed to share this book with.  I've got this friend who has two of the most mischievous dogs I've ever seen.  This duo gets into so much mischief but it makes for the best stories.  I told her she should read this and submit a couple of her stories to Chicken Soup for the Soul.  As dog lovers we could totally relate to many of the stories in the book.

This would be an ideal book to gift for any dog lover!   

Buy It:  Chicken Soup for the Soul:  …

The Legacy Letters Book Review

A tragedy begins. A husband and wife separate. He’s dying. She doesn’t know. She’s pregnant. He can’t return.
Now he races against time— In the solitude of a mountain cabin. In a faraway mountain range. Trying to finish . . .
For his children— his captivating stories and memories, turned into practical, moral, and spiritual instructions, now their “guidebook to life.”
For his wife— his intimate words of great love and deep regret, now his journey of redemption, now her passage to forgiveness.
Ultimately, he gives his final gift to her, to them, and now, to us all.
My Thoughts:  In a nutshell, The Legacy Letters is a series of letters written from a dying father to his children.  It's a beautiful story and evoked many emotions.  As I read the book I reminisced about my father-in-law who passed away years before Hubby and I married.  I recall him as a wonderful man with a gracious smile and a kind demeanor. Although my children never met their grandfather, they love hearing stories about him and often …

The Sixteen

About The Sixteen:

There are people out there who don¹t die with their bodies. Their souls live on in the bodies of others. Some good, some bad‹they are soul jumpers.

Nothing in Iris Brave¹s world makes sense anymore. Her father, Micah, is still alive‹his soul survives in the body of a teenage boy.

It is up to Iris and a rogue group of soul jumpers called the Sixteen to save Micah. To do so Iris must take on the unscrupulous leaders of the Council. Can she save her father? Will she survive? Who can she trust when one mistake could cost her everything?

Scared and running out of hope, Iris doesn¹t know what her next move should be but she knows she must act to save the people she loves. A long way from home and surrounded by people who she knows are not what they seem, Iris jeopardizes her own freedom. Her brave rescue forces her on the run and changes her into someone she could¹ve never imagined.

In the Soul Jumpers Series, Ali B. shares the message that we are more than the body we live in…

40% Discount on Your Next Eyewear Purchase from Firmoo

Firmoo is celebrating their 5th anniversary and now until September 10, 2014, Firmoo is proud to  offer a 20% discount for all customers. 



However, you and I get a 40% discount on all the frames storewide. Feel free to use and share this code---FIRMOO5Ywith your family, friends and on your social sites.






Disclosure:  I participate in the Firmoo Blogger Program. Opinions are my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. The opinions expressed above are mine. Click here for the Disclosure Policy of Three Boys and an Old Lady blog. The opinions expressed above are 100% my own. I received a product in exchange for this review and post. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising 


Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cat Did What? Book Review

About This Book

Our feline friends constantly surprise and charm us with their silly antics, their loving connections with our family members, and their surprising intelligence. You will enjoy reading all the 101 amazing and humorous stories in this collection about the mischief, miracles, and magic our cats bring to our lives. This collection will make you laugh and touch your heart and after reading these stories we know you'll say, "The cat did what?"

My Thoughts

Pets never cease to amaze me and this collection of stories is adorable. I really enjoyed the book and liked the foreword by Country superstar Miranda Lambert and the anecdotes throughout the book.  Mark Twain's "A cat is more intelligent than people believe, and can be taught any crime" is one of my fave anecdotes in the book Chicken Soup for the Soul:  The Cat Did What?  This would be an ideal book to gift to a  cat lover!   

Buy It:  Chicken Soup for the Soul:  The Cat Did What? is available onli…

Join the Cartoon Network 5th annual Stop Bullying: Speak Up campaign

Just in time for children to go back to school, Cartoon Network is announcing the details of its 5th annual Stop Bullying: Speak Up campaign.


Created in 2010 to provide elementary school-aged children with necessary tools to speak out against bullying, the campaign this year has a new and special goal: to collect ONE MILLION online pledges from parents, children, government officials, celebrities and educators vowing to say something if they witness someone being bullied.

SPONGEBOB’S HALLOWEEN COLLECTION Available on DVD September 9, 2014

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS:   SPONGEBOB’S HALLOWEEN COLLECTION


Available on DVD September 9, 2014

Bikini Bottom is about to become a whole lot scarier as SpongeBob and his friends encounter ghosts, curses and other frightening things! SpongeBob SquarePants: SpongeBob’s Halloween Collection is a 2-disc special filled with frightening fun, including 17 episodes and two bonus features. With all the craziness that SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy and other friends get into, fans won’t want to miss this! 

Our Thoughts:
SpongeBob is a HUGE hit in the Three Boys and an Old Lady household.  His laugh is contagious and fills our home with laughter.  This collection features some of our fave episodes.  The older boys like the Frankendoodle and the Band Geeks episodes but the Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost is my fave.  We enjoyed every single episode and it's a video everyone in the family watches.  Makes for a great Family Fun Night!

Check out the list of episodes!

SpongeBob SquarePants: SpongeBob’s Hallo…

Nickelodeon LET’S LEARN: PATTERNS & SHAPES Coming to DVD on September 9

Nickelodeon extends its line of “Let’s Learn” DVDs with the brand new Let’s Learn: Patterns and Shapes. In a fun-filled two hours of “edu-tainment,” kids can play along to five new episodes from Team Umizoomi, Dora the Explorer, Blue’s Clues and Ni Hao Ka-lan! as they explore circles, squares, triangles, and more. The set also includes a shapes worksheet!

Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment, and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Let’s Learn: Patterns and Shapes is available on DVD on September 9, 2014 in the US.

Let’s Learn: Patterns and Shapes Episodes:
· Team Umizoomi: Team Umizoomi vs. The Shape Bandit
· Dora the Explorer: Catch the Shape Train!
· Ni Hao Kai-lan: The Dinosaur Balloon
· Blue's Clues: Shape Searchers
· Blue's Room: Shape Detectives

Let’s Learn: Patterns & Shapes Fast Facts:
Street Date: September 9, 2014
Catalog: 804284
Running Time: 138 Minutes

Princess Cupcake Jones Won't Go To School Book Review

She's baaaaaaaaack...
and this time Princess Cupcake Jones Won't Go to School.
The first day of school is daunting for many children, especially if they haven't been in daycare or some other group setting. Will the other children like me? What if I don't know what to do or where to go? These and other worries rattle around in their little heads.

In the new children's book, Princess Cupcake Jones Won't Go To School by Ylleya Fields, Princess Cupcake initially refuses to go to school.


The end of the summer was finally here,
which meant, in the kingdom, a brand new school year.
But at 6 Garden Place, Cupcake sullenly pouted.
"I won't go to school! No, I won't!" Cupcake shouted.

The Queen watched from the doorway perplexed as to why.

"But you were excited," was her calm reply.
"I'm not," Cupcake said. Her foot stomped with a boom.
"I don't want to go. I'm not leaving this room!" 
When just pouting doesn'…