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Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus Comes to So Calif July 10-August 4 – Tickets on Sale Now

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

FTC Disclosure: This is a compensated post and I will be receiving tickets to take my own family to this circus in exchange for posting. All images in this post from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
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The Circus is coming to town and you’re invited. Not just any circus, it’s the one and only original Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus. Yes, this is definitely still The Greatest Show on Earth! Tickets are on sale now for all shows in Southern California July 10 – August 4, 2013.
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This year’s show theme is Built to Amaze featuring more than 100 of the world’s best performing artists and athletes — representing 17 countries around the world — as well as 95 classic and new animals doing amazing things.

Highlights of some of the unique acts you’ll see this season

Nine-time international award-winning comedic animal presenting duo Alex and Irina Emelin of Russia who will introduce their uniquely-designed brand of magic and humor with animals ranging from poodles and ferrets to rabbits, snakes and a few surprise creatures.
The Trampoline Tower Tumblers, a troupe of ten competitive aerial athletes from the Ukraine who launch themselves from trampolines to scale, rapel and pass through a three-story high translucent tower.
The popular King Charles Troupe from New York City bring choreographed, spirited and comedic one-wheeled excitement and basketball competition to the ring featuring 10 whirling unicyclists shooting hoops.

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2013 Southern California
Performance Show Times Schedule
Come Early: All shows include Animal Open House and All-Access Pre-Show Experience

Los Angeles July 10 – July 16
STAPLES Center, 1111 Figueroa Street, L.A., CA 90015

Wednesday, July 10 7:30 pm
Thursday, July 11 12 pm & 7:30 pm
Friday, July 12 12 pm & 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 13 11:30 am, 3:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 14 11:30 am, 3:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Monday, July 15 7:30 pm
Tuesday, July 16 12 pm & 7:30 pm

Ontario July 19 – July 23
Citizens Business Bank Arena, 4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764

Friday, July 19 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 20 11:30 am, 3:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 21 11:30 am, 3:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Monday, July 22 7:30 pm
Tuesday, July 23 12 pm & 7:30 pm

Anaheim July 26 – August 4
Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806

Friday, July 26 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 27 11:30 am, 3:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 28 1:30 pm & 5:30 pm
Wednesday, July 31 1:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Thursday, August 1 10:30 am & 7:30 pm
Friday, August 2 1:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 3 11:30 am, 3:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 4 11:30 am, 3:30 pm & 7:30 pm
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Ticket Prices
Ticket prices range from $20, $26, $42 (VIP), $70 (Front Row) and $100 (Circus Celebrity). Opening Night tickets are only $12 each (not valid for VIP or premium seating). Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com or HondaCenter.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the venue Box Office. *Tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees.

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Harbor Breeze Cruises: Whale Watching with Children

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

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*I received tickets for whale watching in exchange for this post. This did not change my opinions which are solely my own and may differ from others.
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I love whale watching when Mike and I were younger we used to go once a year. Since we had children we have not gone. I for whatever reason thought they were to young to go on a whaling boat or perhaps they would not understand what they were seeing. Plus a 3 hour tour on a whaling boat with my kiddos was a little scary to say the least. Thinking of all the what ifs kept me from giving my children an experience that I myself loved.
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We often visit our local Aquarium. My kids are always enthralled by the wonderful exhibits at the Aquarium of the Pacific. If you have not visited and you are anywhere near the Long Beach Area you need to check it out. It is especially fantastic for young children. On our last visit my children were so excited to see and learn more. When you walk out of the Aquarium you can see the bay and the boats. Kaia started asking about going to see whales and dolphins in the ocean. So our first Whale watching Tour was booked with Harbor Cruises.
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My children were thrilled. We chose there outfits the day before (layering is essential when Whale Watching). I packed the snacks, drinks, and sun block. We got there early and had fun talking about what we saw in the Marina. The different boats, birds and DOLPHINS. Yes we saw wonderful marine life before even stepping foot on the boat. We knew this would be a good day.
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Once we were on the boat their little faces lit up. They had smiles from ear to ear. During almost the entire tour we were surrounded by Dolphins and Sea Lions. We even got to see a baby dolphin and its mother. The entire trip was filled with my children yelling out in excitement “Did you see that?!”, “I saw one!”, “Mommy, Daddy I love you!”.
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This was such an amazing experience for my family even Liam would smile and kick his legs when he saw a dolphin. We had been surrounded by a Mega Pod of Dolphins. My children got to experience seeing these wonderful creatures in their own element. They saw dolphins leaping and playing through the water. They saw sea lions bobbing in and out and swimming on their backs looking straight up at us.

This experience will not soon be forgotten by my children. As I type my daughter is drawing pictures of the dolphins she saw on the tour. I know we will be going every year now and I am so excited I can share in this experience with my children. The wonder, delight and the exceptional learning opportunities are priceless. Our children are active learners they need active experiences to capture and create lasting memories.

Here is my list of Whale Watching Essentials with Children

Sunscreen
Dress in layers
Water resistant jackets (in case of ocean spray)
Snacks and Water (most boats offer snacks and drinks, I prefer to bring our own)
No skid shoes (boats can be wet and slippery, even when they aren’t the rocking can put you off balance)
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There you have it, my list of whale watching essentials. Anything I left off? Have you ever taken your kids whale watching? How did it go?

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Gamewright Games: Mermaid Beach and Splish Splash Games- Review and Giveaway

Saturday, October 1st, 2011


We love playing games with the kids. They are always learning and learning through play is definitely the best way. We got the opportunity top review two very cool games Gamewrights Mermaid Beach and Splish Splash games. Both games are super fun and the kids love playing them which is fantastic. Mermaid Beach is a game for 6+ but Kaia got the jist of it and loves playing it. Anything that has to do with Mermaids is right up Kaia’s alley so she was determined to play this game and to play it right. It is a fun card game that keeps you on your toes this game reinforces counting and matching. The Splish Splash game is a very awesome very colorful game that Mikey and Kaia both love! This game is fantastic because it reinforces Fine Motor Skills, Color Identification andMatching!

Awards

* National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
* Dr. Toy’s Top 100 Children’s Products
* Major Fun Award
* Tillywig Best Family Fun Award
* Play Advances Language (PAL) Award

How to Play

Soak up the fun down at Mermaid Beach! Swim along with Swirly Shirley, Betsy Bubbles, Rip Rider, and a colorful cast of undersea characters as you try to collect the most seashell cards. Watch out for sneaky waves and icky seaweed along the way. Most of all – don’t get caught holding the sea monster at the end of the game!

They say that the ocean is the inspiration for countless works of great art. Such is the case with Mermaid Beach, a game that came about while 8-year-old Emily Ehlers spent an entire year living aboard a sailboat and travelling the world by sea. Emily, along with help from her brothers, Jake and Drew, came up this wildly imaginative card game that has all elements of a great Gamewright game: fantastic art, whimsical characters, and a set of rules that are easy to learn, yet engaging enough to lure you back for more. No word whether Emily visited a real Mermaid Beach during her trip, but if so, we hopes she returns there someday to teach the mermaids her game!
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Awards

* National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
* Dr. Toy’s Best New Products Picks
* Tillywig Sterling Fun Award
* Play Advances Language (PAL) Award

How to Play

Jump right into this lively game that’s sure to make a splash! Roll the die and then drop the wooden pebble into the pond. Did any colorful shapes splash out? If so, match them up to your playing board. Be the first to fill up your board and then dry off with a win!

Imagine walking through the forest on a hot summer’s day and stumbling upon a secret pond that shimmers with every color of the rainbow. Such is the inspiration for this delightful game that aims to pique your sense of wonder. As you play, you’ll hone such essential skills as counting, color identification as well as hand/eye coordination. You’ll even learn some elementary physics, as you see that even the tiniest pebble can make a big splash. Jump right in – the water is just right and the fun awaits you!
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Buy It: You can purchase Gamewright game’s on the Gamewrightsite.
Win It:One lucky reader will win their choice of either Mermaid Beach or Splish Splash game from Gamewright games.
Enter It: Click the Read More LINK below or Click HERE to find the Rafflecopter Widget for entry submission.
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Wisharoo Capezio Dance Promotion- Review and Giveaway

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011


Wisharoo Park is Kaia’s new favorite show. She loves these DVD’s. She sings and dances along and has so much fun. These are very interactive DVD’s that are easy for preschoolers to follow and enjoy. They are catchy and fun and have become an absolute favorite in our house. The Wisharoo Park site is very interactive and fun. You can find games, contests, videos and more. Kaia enjoys playing on it and discovering new games I like that it is a safe age appropriate educational site that she can discover and enjoy while learning.

Wisharoo Park is dedicated to promoting positive self-image and self-esteem in preschool age children. It was originally introduced by airing as a children’s TV series on PBS stations across the country and is now rolling out as a dynamic multimedia program which includes the interactive website WisharooPark.com, DVDs and more! .

Unique among preschool programs, Wisharoo Park is designed to help children age 3 – 6 recognize and appreciate their individuality. With its groundbreaking technology-based curriculum, Wisharoo Park helps children discover and understand their personal strengths and put them on the road to developing greater self-esteem. The Wisharoopark.com enchanting online community stars a whimsical cast of loveable animated, puppet and human characters who are featured in games, videos, music and more! Each week exciting new activities and content are added that are sure to keep parents and their kids coming back again and again.

The Wisharoo & Capezio Duckle Dance promotion is open for entries and will run through September 1st. As a dance promotion in order to enter moms and/or dads and their young children must view a VIDEO and then mom or dad should video tape their child doing their very own interpretation of the Duckle Dance and then submit it by downloading it as per the instructions as part of the entry process. There will be five $500 dance scholarship prizes as well as twenty prize packages like the one be giving away here.

Buy It: You purchase Wisharoo Park products on the Wisharoo Park site and enjoy the FREE interactive site.

Win It: One Lucky reader will win a Goody Bag which consists of a really cool kid’s limited edition Wisharoo & Capezio Do the Duckle Commemorative t-shirt, one pair of Capezio child’s tap shoes, one pair of Capezio ballet slippers, one Capezio drawstring tote bag, one 2-disc Wisharoo Park DVD and six Wish Star finger puppets

Mandatory Entry:This must be done first for any additional entries to count FIRST YOU MUST BE A FOLLOWER OF MY BLOG VIA GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT . Next visit the Wisharoo Park site and tell me about a product or feature you like.

Extra Entries :These are OPTIONAL AND NOT MANDATORY, Leave a separate comment for each one. (Example: If it says 3 entries leave three different comments number them 1. “comment”2. “comment” 3. “comment”

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2. Update YOUR STATUS on YOUR Facebook WALL by writing this I entered to win the Wisharoo Capezio Dance Giveaway @Familylicious Reviews! Stop by and enter! please leave me the URL so I can verify (3 entries)

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You can retweet once an HOUR, please leave me the URL so I can verify your tweet (if you do not know how to find your Tweet URL check HERE for step by step instructions)– I will be checking for the URL! (1entry per Tweet /HOURLY)
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9. Make a blog post linking to this giveaway and the featured company stating why you would like to win this giveaway. Please leave a comment with a direct link to your post (5 entries)
10. Enter one of my other CURRENT giveaways you get one extra entry per other CURRENT giveaway you enter so enter one extra or all of them. Just write in your comment which other giveaway you entered. i.e. “I entered the… giveaway” (I understand that some will end before this giveaway is over, that’s fine)(1 entry per additional giveaway entered)
11. Grab my BUTTON this must be the BUTTON FROM THIS SITE THE OLD ONE DOES NOT COUNT please leave me the URL so I can verify I will be checking. The button MUST be on your HOMEPAGE. (5 entries)
12. Grab my SUMMER GIFT GUIDE BUTTON and tell me where it is make sure to leave a URL address I will be checking. The button MUST be on your HOMEPAGE. (5 entries)
13. Vote for me on Picket Fence. It’s simple all you have to do is click the button below. You can do this once a day for an extra entry each day you vote!
(1 entry per vote *once per day)
14. Enter this giveaway in a giveaway linky on another blog. Be sure to leave me the url to the linky you posted the link to! For an example and a list of places to post linkys Click HERE (1 extra entry per link each comment MUST have a URL as to where the linky was posted if you see that there is already a linky for this giveaway on a site move on to another site I have a ton of sites listed PLEASE DO NOT repeat a linky on a site where there is already one for this giveaway)

Giveaway ends September 5th@11:59PM PST. USA only. Winner will be picked via And the Winner Is a WordPress application. All prizes are shipped from the sponsoring company. Familylicious Reviews is not responsible for any prizes being shipped. Familylicious Reviews does coordinate with the sponsoring company to make sure the winners information gets to the responsible party. Familylicious Reviews will do everything possible to make sure that the winner receives their prize. Please respond within 48 hours, or a new winner will be chosen.
This was not a paid post my honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you to The Hosting Company who supplied the products for the review and giveaway.
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Kidtoons- Candyland- The Great Lollipop Adventure Giveaway

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011


Kidtoons is dedicated to helping parents connect with their kids by bringing family friendly animated movies to the big screen every weekend at participating theatres across the country.

Participating Kidtoons theatres showcase a fun, affordable family friendly matinee movie and provide a family experience filled with entertaining, kid-friendly characters, as well as cartoon shorts, music videos and sing-alongs before each movie. We even have fun giveaways for the kids, such as stickers, temporary tattoos, activity books or toys after every film.

As parents, and as producers of kids’ entertainment, we launched the Kidtoons program to enable families to enjoy movies on the big screen on a regular basis. We know that parents are looking for opportunities to connect with their children, and enjoying the movie-going experience as a family provides easy and fun opportunities for togetherness.

As part of making sure that the content is age appropriate, we’ve asked an expert, Dr. Donna Mitroff, to talk with you about our movies each month. Check out Dr. Donna’s reviews for additional information about the plot, the level of action and the types of humor in the movie, as well as some thought-provoking discussion points for the whole family.


Here’s the synopsis for Candyland: The Great Lollipop Adventure:
Jib, the youngest of all the gingerbread boys is about to go on the adventure of his young life… to bring Mama’s special gingerbread icing to Candy Castle for the Sweet Celebration, a festival that ushers in the sweet new candies of Spring. And all Jib has to do is stay on the Rainbow Path, follow his heart, and be on time. But on his way, Jib meets Mr. Mint in the Peppermint Forest and the most fun-loving fellow in all of Candy Land. Jib tries to stay on schedule, but Mr. Mint has other, much more fun ideas!

The synopsis of The Busytown Mysteries: The Vanishing Vehicle Mystery is:
Curiosities are everywhere in Busytown and so are Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm, Sally Cat, Hilda Hippo plus Pig Will and Pig Won’t. With a learning based blend of humor, six unforgettable friends and many other colorful characters from the amazing world of Richard Scarry’s books scour Busytown looking for the answer to The Vanishing Vehicle Mystery.

Buy It: You can learn more about Kidtoons on the Kidtoons site.

Win It:One lucky reader will win A prize pack for Candyland/Busytown which includes:
* 1 Candyland movie poster
* 1 Busytown Mysteries Toy Vehicle (Various Different Versions)
* 1 Busytown Mysteries Cars & Trucks Numbers Flash Card Game
* 1 Busytown Mysteries DVD (26 Episodes!)
* 1 Busytown Mysteries Shapes Stickers
Mandatory Entry:This must be done first for any additional entries to count FIRST YOU MUST BE A FOLLOWER OF MY BLOG VIA GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT . Next visit the Kidtoonssite and tell me the closest Kidtoons Theatre location to you.

Extra Entries :These are OPTIONAL AND NOT MANDATORY, Leave a separate comment for each one. (Example: If it says 3 entries leave three different comments number them 1. “comment”2. “comment” 3. “comment”

1. Like Kidtoons on Facebook and write this on THEIR facebook wall Thanks for sponsoring the Candyland Prize Pack Giveaway @Familylicious Reviews! (3 entries)

2. Update YOUR STATUS on YOUR Facebook WALL by writing this I entered to win Kidtoons Candyland Prize Pack Giveaway @Familylicious Reviews! Stop by and enter! You can update your status once an HOUR, please leave me the URL so I can verify your status update (if you do not know how to find your status URL check HERE for step by step instructions)– I will be checking for the URL! (1entry per status update/HOURLY)

3. Follow Kidtoons on Twitter (1 entry)
4. Tweet the following: I entered to #win the @kidtoonfilms #candyland #busytown #Giveaway @Familylicious ! Stop by and enter #free http://familylicious.com
You can retweet once an HOUR, please leave me the URL so I can verify your tweet (if you do not know how to find your Tweet URL check HERE for step by step instructions)– I will be checking for the URL! (1entry per Tweet /HOURLY)
5. Sign Up for the Kidtoons Birthday Club You will receive a FREE Gift on your child’s Brithday (1 entry)

6. Subscribe to the Familylicious Reviews and Giveaways feed for EMAIL updates. You can find out about my giveaways as soon as they go live! (3 entries)
7. Make a blog post linking to this giveaway and the featured company stating why you would like to win this giveaway. Please leave a comment with a direct link to your post (5 entries)
8. Enter one of my other CURRENT giveaways you get one extra entry per other CURRENT giveaway you enter so enter one extra or all of them. Just write in your comment which other giveaway you entered. i.e. “I entered the… giveaway” (I understand that some will end before this giveaway is over, that’s fine)(1 entry per additional giveaway entered)
9. Grab my BUTTON this must be the BUTTON FROM THIS SITE THE OLD ONE DOES NOT COUNT please leave me the URL so I can verify I will be checking. The button MUST be on your HOMEPAGE. (5 entries)
10. Grab my SUMMER GIFT GUIDE BUTTON and tell me where it is make sure to leave a URL address I will be checking. The button MUST be on your HOMEPAGE. (5 entries)
11. Vote for me on Picket Fence. It’s simple all you have to do is click the button below. You can do this once a day for an extra entry each day you vote!
(1 entry per vote *once per day)
12. Enter this giveaway in a giveaway linky on another blog. Be sure to leave me the url to the linky you posted the link to! For an example and a list of places to post linkys Click HERE (1 extra entry per link each comment MUST have a URL as to where the linky was posted if you see that there is already a linky for this giveaway on a site move on to another site I have a ton of sites listed PLEASE DO NOT repeat a linky on a site where there is already one for this giveaway)

Giveaway ends August 28th@11:59PM PST. USA only. Winner will be picked via And the Winner Is a WordPress application. All prizes are shipped from the sponsoring company. Familylicious Reviews is not responsible for any prizes being shipped. Familylicious Reviews does coordinate with the sponsoring company to make sure the winners information gets to the responsible party. Familylicious Reviews will do everything possible to make sure that the winner receives their prize. Please respond within 48 hours, or a new winner will be chosen.
This was not a paid post my honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you to The Hosting Company who supplied the products for the review and giveaway.
Good Luck!

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