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I frequently receive email from companies asking me to share news or discounts with my readers. Each week I’ll gather the best requests and share them with you here.

KaBOOM!’s Summer Playground Challenge

Naturally, we don’t want kids sitting around inside all summer—we want them at the playground! So this summer we’re challenging parents to take their kids to as many playgrounds as they can.

As parents map each playground using our Tag! mobile app, they are entered to win gift cards and other great prizes. They also earn points and badges toward one of three Grand Prizes: a week-long trip for two to Washington, DC.

Challengers are not only motivated to get outside with their families and play this summer, but they are also contributing to a great cause. By mapping playgrounds across the country, they will help us determine where playgrounds need to be built.

Learn more and sign up here: http://kaboom.org/challenge

Playtex – Celebrate women in sports!

This is an exciting year for women in sports!

We are just weeks away from the commencement of the Olympic Games and this month marks the 40th anniversary of Title IX. It’s the perfect time to reflect on – and more importantly celebrate – women’s vast achievements in sports.

That is why Playtex® Sport® is partnering with the Women’s Sports Foundation and donating $150,000 to support the advancement of young women through sports and physical activity. This collaboration complements thebrand’s new Play On™ campaign, which celebrates confidence, personal achievement and friendships that girls and young women forge on and off thefield.

And Playtex® Sport® is asking you to help support the Foundation’s mission by visiting www.facebook.com/playtexsport to click, share and pledge your support as well as:

· Download free workout tips
· Receive a Playtex® Sport® coupon
· View inspirational messages from champion athletes
· View stories from real girls and create their own on how they Play On™

Alex the Lion – NYC this Weekend!

Alex the Lion will be doing a mini costume tour in NYC today and tomorrow.
He’ll be in Central Park near the zoo today from 3:30-5:30pm and tomorrow he’ll be at The Big Apple BBQ from 11-1pm and then at AMC Empire from 2-5pm giving away fun items and taking photos with kids.

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NJ Mom of 2 boys. – TJ, an 18 year old, and CJ, a 14 year old with Down Syndrome. Jersey girl. I have three younger brothers, all of whom have children. Social media enthusiast. Ds Advocate. Cat person. I love rock music, favorite band is Oleander. I HATE the misuse of the word retarded. I take it personally and find it very offensive.

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