October 18th – Weekly Roundup

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  • Find instructions on how to make Giant Candy Corn (out of an orange traffic cone!) over on zakka life. Great Halloween craft that can be reused year after year.

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  • Win a Pretend Play Kitchens accessory set at Feels Like Home Recommends. Ends 10/22.
  • Win a $100 SlimPerfect giftcard at Something to Talk About. Ends 10/24.
  • Win a Tag Reader at The Mommy Files. Ends 10/25.
  • Win free popcorn and hotdogs at Table for Five! Ends 10/26.
  • The Children’s Place has launched a new and improved Facebook page and is now offering fans – old AND new – some really amazing giveaways. Through October 31st, The Children’s Place will be offering a $50 gift card giveaway EVERY DAY to one lucky fan. All you have to do is become a fan (if you aren’t already!).
  • Enter to win $100 worth of toys from Fisher-Price in the Giggle & Grow Giveaway. Ends 11/15.


  • Start your holiday shopping early, and save up to $75 with PlaySkool’s Play Savings coupons! Just download and print.
  • Amazon.com is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the much-loved Amazon Wish List with 10 lavish sweepstakes. Each week customers will have a chance to enter one of the themed Wish List sweepstakes. Just create, add to, or share a Wish List, and you’ll be invited to enter.
    The third week of giveaways starts tomorrow. Prizes include:
    * Week 3 (Oct. 19-25): Meet the Jonas Brothers in London Wish List — A trip for two to London to see them in concert and then meet them in person
    * Week 4 (Oct. 26-Nov. 1): Kindle Love Wish List — 10 Kindles
    * Week 5 (Nov. 2-8): Ultimate Backyard Theater Wish List — $15,000 for a backyard makeover, plus all the equipment needed to start the show
    * Week 6 (Nov. 9-15): Yellowstone Photo Expedition with Canon Wish List — A trip for two to Yellowstone National Park, and a private lesson with a professional photographer
    * Week 7 (Nov. 16-22): The Magic of Disney Wish List — A trip for four to explore the wonders of Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., plus a $2,000 Disney gift card
    * Week 8 (Nov. 23-29): High-Def Heaven Wish List — An HDTV, a Blu-ray home theater, and a Wii
    * Week 9 (Nov. 30-Dec. 6): Glamorous Life Wish List — A set of 1½-carat diamond stud earrings
    * Week 10 (Dec. 7-12): This one is under wraps until it launches!Learn more and enter for a chance to win!
  • Get your old t-shirts and scraps of fabric ready for a fun and worthwhile project! Kids across the world are now making pledges to save the planet with their participation in the recently launched Climate Quilt Campaign. A project co-founded by HabitatHeroes.com and the Green Schools Alliance, this is an effort to tangibly connect children worldwide around the issues of Climate Change and what they can do about it. The Campaign is designed to empower youth, raise awareness, build global community, and be the voice of children around the world who are pledging to do their part to help save their planet.There are many ways for you and your kids to get involved with the project, making patches, assisting with your sewing expertise, or spreading the word to family and friends. It’s also a great way for families to give back, especially as we move into the holiday season. The goal is to have the finished quilt on display in Copenhagen during the UN conference on climate change. Visit www.climatequilt.org for more information.
  • Whether you’re re-entering the job force or making a career change, busy Moms and Dads don’t have time to deal with the “black hole” of internet job searching: you submit an application or resume for a position and chances are, you’ll never hear anything about it again. One new job program has a solution! UnitedWeWork.org is seeking to connect job seekers with employers in a more personalized and humane way that’s free for everyone. The model has been compared to that of the popular dating site eHarmony; instead of listing available jobs and applying to each one, job seekers create one profile which includes their skills, experience, education and desires and the job-matching network connects them with recruiters who are filling appropriate positions. Any job seeker can join and be hired for free. For more information or to join visit www.UnitedWeWork.org.

Have a great week!

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