United States of Motherhood: November 2014

Saturday, November 29, 2014

How To Eat Pie

My college age son has taught me well.  

Yep, I'm having a little pie on top of my bowl of whipped cream.

That is all.

Monday, November 10, 2014

You Need the Virtually Indestructible KINDLE FIRE HD 7 for the Kids (& You) for the Holidays!

Oh Mah Squee!! 

My friends?  I got my very first tablet.  A little baby Fire HD 7 Kids EditionI know.  I know. Welcome to the 21st century, right?

I am already loving it!  So many cool parenting features plus a TWO year warranty replacement NO MATTER WHAT.

Yes, you heard me.  No matter what!!  TWO YEARS!!

Even if your kid dumps it in the toilet? Yep, replaced free of charge. Yes, I asked the Amazon rep because maybe I've ((ahem)) I mean my kids have dropped a device or two in the toilet! 

I have to admit I watched in joy when the Amazon representative at TNT Seattle literally chucked it 20 feet in the air and threw it against the wall!! Pretty much indestructible!!  

Yep, as their Amazon website says, "Built for even the toughest kids." You can enjoy peace of mind with an unprecedented 2-year worry-free guarantee—if they break it, return it and they will replace it for free. No questions asked!


Perfect for kids and maybe a mom that sometimes drop devices out of her lap getting out of the car in the dark, then feels movement by her ankles, immediately thinks zombie critter, and literally stomps the ever living crap out of her fave smart device...

...not that I would do that! Nope, nope, nopity, nope! Ok, true story! Ahem. So it's like totally mommy-proofed because I admit I am super hard on my devices! 

Even better if you are actually going to GIVE it to the kiddos?

All-new Fire HD 6 or Fire HD 7 tablet—with 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, Kid-Proof Case, and a 2-year worry-free guarantee—up to $95 in savings
  • A real tablet, not a toy—A quad-core processor for great performance, a vivid HD display, front and rear-facing cameras, and Dolby Audio
  • Built for even the toughest kids—Enjoy the peace of mind with an unprecedented 2-year worry-free guarantee—if they break it, return it and we'll replace it for free. No questions asked
  • Don't worry about the bill—The Kids Edition includes a year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited so kids get unlimited access to 5,000 books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games—at no additional cost. Learn more
  • Starts in Amazon FreeTime—Built from the ground up for kids, the background color and fonts change to a kid-friendly design. Kids can navigate visually to content based on characters or topics. 
  • Best-in-class parental controls—Personalize screen time limits, set educational goals, and choose which titles kids can access from your own personal content collection
  • Coming soon—Take photos within Amazon FreeTime mode using front and rear cameras. Fun editing tools lets kids explore their creative side by adding stickers, drawing on their pictures, and more
  • Kid-Proof Case—Durable, lightweight case to protect against drops and bumps caused by kids at play.

And most importantly??? 

Parents can exit Amazon FreeTime mode with a passcode,  so YOU can use it as well to watch your fave TV shows, read, or cruise Facebook.

So need some holiday gift ideas for the kids or you? Or need something to keep the kids busy on the orad while you are traveling for the holidays to SAVE YOUR SANITY??  Check it out!!

Disclosure: Many thanks to Amazon Mom Techlicious and Traveling Mom at #TNTSeattle, a Fire HD 7 Kids Edition landed in my hot little hands. As always, any reviews are entirely my own opinion and always honest. 

PSST!  Want to win your own?  I am on a twitter party tonight where lucky winners will get some AWESOME prizes including  a kindle so check it out at Traveling Mom:

Who loves tech and travel? We do! And we’re teaming up with Techlicious to share our love of technology and travel (and giving away some awesome tech) on our Nov. 10 tech and travel Twitter chat. Join us to share your favorite gadgets, learn about some cool new ones, and pick up tips for getting the most out of the tech you have without it overtaking your family time during the holidays.
During the party, we’ll share information and give away these cool prizes from our sponsors:
AT&T Unite for GoPhone Mobile Hotspot and $25 data refill card from AT&T. Enjoy 1.5GB of data on AT&T’s high-speed 4G LTE mobile broadband network anywhere you travel.
Fire HD Kids Edition tablet from Amazon.com. The Fire HD Kids Edition is a regular Fire HD, but it’s outfitted with a kid-proof protective case, a 2-year worry-free guarantee (if your child breaks it, you get a new one) and comes with 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited (5,000 free videos, books and apps).
Thinium Charge dock (a $49.99 value) from Thinium. With this unique, ultra-slim charger, you can charge directly from a wall outlet or your computer without the need for a cable.
Omaha Steaks gift cards. Three $30 gift cards.
Hyatt Regency Bellevue amenities package.
When: Nov. 10, 9-10 pm ET (8-9 pm CT; 7-8 pm MT; 6-7 pm PT)

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