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The Butterfly Attack – Episode 1 – An Interactive Graphic Novel about War on the Web

 

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Cyber terrorists are out there. They are always plotting their next move. It’s scary how easily it is for cyber terrorists to hack into secured databases and reap havoc on not only governments and businesses but also on innocent people like you and me.

It’s scary to think that one lone person can hack into a computer system and cause planes to crash or steal the identities of thousands of people.

Often hackers work as a team with other hackers. I’m sure right now – at this moment of time – there are several hacker groups working towards shutting down a government or destroying a countries economy.

Not all hackers are bad. There are those who hack to protect people. There are many people employed by our government and private agencies who use their high tech computer skills to protect us from harm.

It amazes me how tech savvy today’s teens, and even children, are. My husband is a computer tech and has been for 20 years. There are things about computers our 14 year old knows that my husband doesn’t.

If all this high tech computer hacking stuff interests you there is a graphic novel that is worth checking out. This is a unique graphic novel because it’s interactive. It’s called The Butterfly Attack – Episode 1. Its an interactive graphic novel about a team of hackers that were hired to conduct a mock cyberwar game.

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Here is a bit of background about the interactive graphic novel.

The modern day battleground is no longer on land, it’s on the web – This is Netwars. The Butterfly Attack is the latest installment of Netwars: Out of CTRL, a cross-platform fact-based multimedia experience that uses fictional characters to explore the very real threat of digital warfare in today’s technologically driven and digitally connected world. Written by award-winning British novelist and screenplay writer M. Sean Coleman and created by the German production company filmtank, The Butterfly Attack is a graphic novel app for iOS and Android. Combining true facts with actual events, The Butterfly Attack is a captivating and visually stunning fictional story about a team of hackers hired to conduct a mock cyberwar game that goes terribly wrong.

The Butterfly Attack – Episode 1 can be downloaded on iTunes App Store, Google Play Store, Amazon App Store or Samsung App Marketplace. You can enjoy it on your smartphone, tablet or other devices. The app sells for $2.99.

I downloaded the app on my iPhone to check it out.

The story does play out on your smart phone or device as a graphic novel. You can control how fast you read through each “page” by swiping your finger across the screen. You can also go back if you want to re-read something.

Throughout the story there are special areas on the screen that you can press on to get more special features within the scene. For example, one one scene a man was on his lap top in the backseat of the car. The laptop had the special interactive icon on it. When you press on it you get to see the computer screen so you can see who the man is talking to and what he’s saying. The icons give you “extras” to go along which each scene.

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The animations are cool and there are plenty of sound effects to add to the experience. With more graphic novels you have to come up with the sounds in your head since books and ebooks don’t come with sound effects.

There is even a revolutionary 3D parallax technology with motion sensors for unlocking hidden artifacts. In my opinions this is the coolest feature of the app. I have never experienced anything like this before. It’s amazing!

The app is available in different languages including English, Spanish, German, Mandarin Chinese and Brazilian Portuguese.

To be honest with you I’m not personally into graphic novels. I do read The Walking Dead comics, but that is about it. However I did find The Butterfly Attack – Episode 1 to be very interesting. I did get lost a few times with all the high-tech talk, but I am able to go back if I need to and there are little “I” buttons that appear on the screen from time to time to provide you with extra information. That helped too.

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There are plans to release an episode 2 and 3 in the near future.

Basically want it boils down to is that The Butterfly Attack – Episode 1 is setting the precedence for the future of graphic novels, possibly even books. Reading is fun but having the ability to add sound effects and being able to interact with the story takes reading to a whole new level.

The Butterfly Attack – Episode 1 is NOT for children. There is a lot of high tech talk in the story and curse words. I would recommend this for ages 13+.

If you would like to learn more about The Butterfly Attack – Episode 1 and the Netwars visit www.Netwars-Project.com. You an also check it out on Facebook and follow @NetwarsProject on Twitter.

Check out this brief trailer that tells you a little more about The Butterfly Attack – Episode 1 and shows you how cool the special 3D effects are.

netwars / out of CTRL // GRAPHIC NOVEL / TRAILER from netwars-project on Vimeo.

Kimberly

*I received a free credit in order to review the app. Although compensated the opinions expressed are entirely my own and not influenced in anyway. 

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Do you like taking pictures? Find out how you can win prizes with Snaapiq (giveaway ends 7/12/14)

 

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Do you enjoy taking photos? Are you the Queen or King of “selfies”? Do you find it hard not to snap a picture of your dinner and upload it to Instagram? If you answer “yes” to any of these questions then you should check out Snaapiq.

Snaapiq is a free interactive application you can download on your smartphone where you can participate in photo challenges and win prizes such as Amazon gift cards. You can also earn SnaapCoins which can be used to enter other contests to win great prizes.

Currently the app is only available on iTunes. There is an Android app coming soon.

If you are already “snap happy” with your smartphone or tablet, why not try and win great prizes too?

Snaapiq is simple to use. Simply download the free app (you can find it on iTunes or your app store). Once you are set up on Snaapiq you can start participating in the photo challenges. There are usually several to chose from and they are constantly changing.

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Join in on one or all of the Photo Adventures.

When a Photo Adventure is over a winner will be chosen. The winner’s prize will be sent to their Snaapiq account.

When you participate in a Photo Adventure you also earn SnaapCoins. These virtual coins are earned for not only photo submissions but also sharing with your friends. These coins give you a chance to win additional weekly and monthly prizes. You can also cash them in for great rewards.

If you already enjoy documenting your life in pictures on Instagram, Facebook and other social media outlets, why not join Snaapiq and win great prizes. The photos you use in the Photo Adventure contests don’t have to be new ones. You can enter with older photos that you have taken.

The Photo Adventures are divided into different categories such as food, animals, fashion, travel, selfies, celebrations and several other categories. You can pick and choose which Photo Adventure you want to participate in.

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Right now there is a selfie contest that goes with the soccer fever. It seems like everyone is into the World Cup these days. You can enter the #CopaSelfie tournament and submit your best selfie to win.

If you would like to learn more about Snaapiq visit www.Snaapiq.com. You can also find it on the iTunes app store. The application is FREE.

Snaapiq is also on Facebook and Twitter (@Snaapiq).

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Snaapiq would like to give a lucky reader a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Thank you Snaapiq.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on July 12, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter:

You can enter one of two ways.

1. Join Snaapiq and leave your user name in the comment section of this post (JUST the user name – NOT the password!). Don’t worry. People can’t follow you on Snaapiq. Its more of a game then a social networking site.

OR

2. Tweet the following message on Twitter and then copy/paste the URL of the tweet and post it in the comment section of this post.

Cool FREE iPhone app @Snaapiq. Download bit.ly/1qqECTs to win prizes for your photos. #copaselfie @She_Scribes

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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Kimberly

*I have partnered with Snaapiq to bring you this information. Although compensated the opinions expressed are entirely my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Host your own 90′s themed party! (giveaway ends 7/2/14)

 

Photo Source: National Geographic Channel Facebook Page

Photo Source: National Geographic Channel Facebook Page

I know it seems a bit “odd” to be doing a giveaway for the 90′s, after all, the 90′s seem like another life time. Some might even say that the 90′s was the last great decade.

When you think of the 90′s, what comes to mind? Do you think about the music? Television shows? Political events? Technology? When I think about the 90′s I think about more personal things first and foremost – like when I first met my husband and we got married (96′), our first home (97′), when our daughter was born (97′) and when our son was born (99′).

When I think back to that decade I also think about the music. Although I still prefer 80′s music, the 90′s also had a lot of great and memorable hits like Macarena (Los Del Rio), One Sweet Day (Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men) and I Will Always Love You (Whitney Houston).

The 90′s was also when Princess Diana died (97′) and when Sir Elton John’s song Candle In The Wind became a hit.

In the 90′s we had Bill Clinton and his Monica Lewinsky “incident”, OJ Simpson’s murder trial and the first World Trade Center bombing.

I also feel that the 90′s saw a huge leap in technology. When my husband and I first met in 97′ we were still using monstrous sized computers with the dark screen and little green “blip” as a curser. Suddenly there were computers where you could see photos on the internet. Video games also came a long way since I had my first Intellivision game console in the 80′s. The television games of the 90′s seemed so much more advanced.

Beepers were suddenly replaced with cellphones (they were huge!) and if you owned a Palm Pilot you must have been really important. LOL!

Photo Source: National Geographic Channel Facebook Page

Photo Source: National Geographic Channel Facebook Page

If you were born in the 90′s, or just grew up during that decade, you will want to mark your calendar for Sunday, July 6, 2014. Premiering at 9:00 PM (EST) the National Geographic Channel is hosting The 9o’s: The Last Great Decade? The show is narrated by Rob Lowe, who I swear hasn’t aged since the 90′s either. Ha Ha.

The air dates are as follows;

Episode 1: Great Expectations – Air Date: Sunday, July 6 at 9 p.m.

Episode 2: Friends & Enemies – Air Date: Monday, July 7 at 9 p.m.

Episode 3: Politically Incorrect – Air Date Tuesday, July 8 at 9 p.m.

I have been watching screeners with my family. My husband and I have been having fun remembering things. There as a lot about the 90′s that we’ve forgot about. This special series have reminded us of some great, and not-so-great, things about the 90′s. Take for example Waco, Texas. I totally forgot about that situation – yet I remember watching it on the news.

It’s a fun trip down memory lane for those of us who lived through the 90′s.

Photo Source: National Geographic Channel Facebook Page

Photo Source: National Geographic Channel Facebook Page

The best part about watching this special series with my family is watching my kid’s reaction to things. They were only infants in the 90′s. They have no recollection whatsoever.

Please note that some content might not be suitable for young viewers. Parental discretion is advised. My kids are 17 and almost 15 so they are a decent age for this. There is a segment for Jerry Springer where women’s breasts have to be fuzzed out. I just made my kids close their eyes.

The 90′s: The Last Great Decade is both fascinating and entertaining. From what I’ve watched so far (I have to finish watching Episode 3) it’s pretty amazing. National Geographic put a lot of time and research into this.

I think it would be cool to see similar series for the 70′s and 80′s too.

I’ll be having a 90′s themed party the night of the event. National Geographic sent my family plenty of goodies to get us in the 90′s mood.

Fun masks (sticks included - some assembly required). The Bill Clinton mask was smiling at me when I opened the package. LOL!

Fun masks (sticks included – some assembly required). The Bill Clinton mask was smiling at me when I opened the package. LOL!

Screener (disc shaped container) not included in the prize package.

Screener (disc shaped container) not included in the prize package.

Fun candy and coasters with 90's themed recipes on them.

Fun candy and coasters with 90′s themed recipes on them.

Fun games and toys!

Fun games and toys!

90's theme cups, napkins and beverage.

90′s theme cups, napkins and beverage.

I’ll also be live-tweeting during the series too. If you don’t follow me already please consider doing so. My Twitter handle is @She_Scribes.

To get you excited about the series I have a special giveaway for a lucky reader. This will be a quick giveaway because I want the winner to get the prize package BEFORE the series starts.

One lucky winner will receive the following – similar to my prize package pictured above:

  • Themed cocktail recipes,
  • Mad libs and other familiar party games
  • Celebrity party masks
  • Branded décor.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on July 2, 2014 at 12:00 noon (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me what comes to mind when you think about the 90′s? Is there a specific event, show, song or something else that comes to mind?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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Kimberly

*I received free products and screeners in exchange for a review and my participation. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Great Summer Time Giveaway – Win an HP Laptop & Printer! Ends 6/28/14

*I wrote this review while participating in a program on behalf of HP and received an HP PC, a Snapfish gift card and other items as part of my participation.

 

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If you follow my blog on a regular basis (which I hope you do :-)) you have probably read about my experiences with the HP Pavilion x360 laptop/tablet computer hybrid. It’s part laptop and part tablet.

Just in case you missed any of the posts you can find them here;

Staying Connected and Having Fun and Having Fun This Summer with HP

My Two Favorite Travel Companions – My Husband and my HP x360

Make Summer Time Travel Less Boring With HP

I LOVE my HP Pavilion x360. I have always hated to bring my laptop with me when I travel because it’s big and bulky. I also don’t like traveling with my iPad or tablet because I need something with a standard keyboard (like a laptop). The HP Pavilion x360 is a hybrid and a combination laptop and tablet all in one. It’s the best of both worlds!

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The HP Pavilion x360 is slim, lightweight and portable. It’s easy enough to tuck inside your backpack, luggage, tote bag or large purse. Or you can easily carry it in your hand.

A unique feature with the x360 is that it has a 360 degree hinge allowing you to use it as a laptop, tablet or have it stand like a “tent”. This allows you the ultimate flexibility in the way you use, watch and enjoy your x360 whether you are connecting with family and friends on Facebook, catching up on e-mails, watching a movie, reading an e-book or playing a computer game.

The HP Pavilion x360 comes with built in Beats Audio for superb sound and a camera/webcam with allows you to take photos and/or video chat with family and friends – even when you are on the go (as long as you have Internet service).

I prefer using a keyboard but the x360 has a touch screen display too (just like a tablet). You can even use both the keyboard and touch screen when the computer is in laptop mode.

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If features Windows 8.1 too.

This computer is great to take with you on the go whether it’s for business or pleasure. It’s perfect for your summer travels because your kids can watch downloaded moves in the car, you family can enjoy downloaded music, you can instantly share summer time photos with family and friends and stay connected with e-mail and social media (Internet service required).

We plan on taking it on our various summer time adventures.

Speaking of summer time you should check out my Summer Time pinterest board. I’ve made sure to include the HP Pavilion x360 as a summer time must have.

Thanks to HP I am giving away one of these cool computers to a lucky winner! But wait! There is more!

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The lucky winner will also get an HP ENVY 5530 e-All-in-One printer. This small, compact printer is all you’ll need for your copy and printing needs. You can print, copy and scan.

For me the best feature about this printer is that you can e-print from your phone, tablet or PC. It prints out decent photos too so that you can snap a photo and send it to your printer via the WIFI connection. Why should Instagram have all your photos? LOL.

You can also use the printer with HP Connected and enjoy an abundance of fun and useful printables – some of which can be delivered directly to your printer on a daily basis such as recipes, comics and a menu planner. You children can enjoy a lot of great coloring page and activities.

If you would like to check it out for yourself visit HP Connected website.

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You can also sign up for the HP Instant Ink program with this computer. HP Instant Ink is a service that ships printer ink to you when your printer is running low. Your printer “talks” to your computer which notifies HP that you are in need of ink and HP will ship that ink out to you right away so that you never find yourself without ink.

I have the service and I think it’s a fabulous idea. Its also a time saver because you don’t have to worry about checking ink levels or making a trip to your nearest office supply store to buy ink. It’s budget friendly too! If you are an occasional printer (printing approximately 50 pages per month) the cost is only $36 per year. If you print on average 100 pages per month the cost is $60 per year. That is not bad considering how much ink can cost, plus the gas money to go to store and the time it takes.

Don’t forget to send your favorite photos to Snapfish. :-)

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One lucky reader will win BOTH the HP Pavilion x360 computer AND the HP ENVY 5530 All-in-One-Printer, compliments of HP. Thank you HP!

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end 0n June 28, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eliglble entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me how you would use (and enjoy) the HP Pavilion x360 computer? Would you use it for work, play or both?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement (I do check) or the extra entries won’t qualify. Extra entries are optional.

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Kimberly

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*I wrote this review while participating in a program on behalf of HP and received an HP PC, a Snapfish gift card and other items as part of my participation.

 

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My daughter looking through movies to see what she wants to watch on our road trip.

What are your plans for the summer? Do you plan on taking your family on vacation?

My family does a lot of “day trips” during the summer. Some might refer to it as a “staycation” since we don’t go far and we’re home every evening. We don’t really have much of a choice. We have a dog, five cats and fish. Two of our cats have medical needs. It would cost a lot to put them all in a kennel, plus hire someone to come to our home and feed our fish.

Because we don’t venture far doesn’t mean that we don’t spend a lot of time traveling in the car. We have been known to drive three hours to our destination and three hours back the same day (we have someone come over to walk our dog and feed our pets).

If you have ever tried to travel with children you know how bored they can get whether it’s a plane ride or car ride. I honestly thought that when my kids got older they would be less bored, especially with their cellphones. They are a bit better about traveling then they used to be as children, but they still get bored. Thank goodness for our  HP Pavilion x360.

My kids found something funny on the HP Pavilion x360.

My kids found something funny on the HP Pavilion x360.

The HP Pavilion x360 is part laptop, part tablet. I can do anything your laptop or tablet can do including keeping your kids entertained this summer when you are traveling.

We went out of stated for a party recently. It was close to a three hour drive each way. I knew the kids would get bored so I decided to bring the HP Pavilion x360 with us.

I downloaded a few movies on to our x360 for them to watch. I took advantage of the awesome Disney Movies Anywhere app that allows us to download (or stream) our purchased Disney, Pixar and Marvel films. We do have a few other movies that we purchased from iTunes but my kids were rather watch Disney and Pixar flix. “Their movies” (meaning Blu-ray and DVD movies they like) are not downloaded at this time. That is fine. They love Finding Nemo and The Incredibles even though they have seen both films a dozen or more times each.

FYI… The Disney Movies Anywhere app is awesome!

We gave our kids the HP Pavilion x360 to pick out a movie that they wanted to watch. Of course they had to fight over which movie. LOL! I expect that from children, not teenagers.

They didn’t use earphones to listen to the movie. My husband and I listened along (we turned the radio off so we could hear) plus we chatted quietly in the front seat while they watched the movie in the backseat.

Some people might wonder why we’d bring a computer with us to watch movies instead of a tablet or portable DVD player. The HP Pavilion x360 is both a tablet and a laptop in one. My kids forgot that the computer can be positioned in different ways for easy viewing. I’m guilty of that myself. I tend to use it more as a laptop. I think for the sake of watching the movie in the car it was easier to view it as a laptop instead of a tablet.

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I prefer this over a portable DVD player too because it does so much more than just play movies and we don’t have to worry about plugging it in or carrying DVDs around with us. We simply make sure we have a full charge and download the movie or movies they want to watch. It’s so much easier and more convenient.

In addition to watching movies my kids were able to listen to music off the HP Pavilion x360. I don’t know if that was a smart idea on our part – we ended up having to listen to a lot of “their” music.

I downloaded a lot of music on to the HP Pavilion x360 because I like to listen to music sometimes when I work from the computer. In all fairness I downloaded some songs that my kids purchased from iTunes too. I wanted to have a good mix of tunes. Since my kids had control over the x360 in the backseat they kept playing the music they wanted to listen to. Apparently they are not into 80′s “hair bands” like my husband and I are. Ha Ha.

The HP Pavilion x360 comes with Beats Audio. We heard the music clearly in the front seat. It actually sounded a bit better than the radio. It was much more clear sounding.

My son trying to access something on the x360

My son trying to access something on the x360

 

We plan on taking the x360 on another long trip next month (this time I’ll conveniently delete some of the tunes -LOL). We’re going to a Sweet 16 birthday pool party for a relative. Since my cousin has WIFI in his home we can set up the HP Pavilion x360 and stream music for the party goers. It’s much better than using a radio and more portable than a stereo system. Plus we’ll be able to instanly upload photo from the party to share online  with other family members who are unable to make it to the party due to distance. I can pop my camera’s memory card directly into the port on the side of the x360 to upload photos instantly. We could even do that in the car on the way home. We just couldn’t share them until we get home since we don’t have Internet service in the car.

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I have a nice folder of photos that I plan on uploading to Snapfish to make into a photobook at the end of summer. It’s a beautiful way to preserve previous photos and it’s much nicer than a photo album. Plus the photobooks fit perfectly into the bookcase. We don’t have to worry about finding a place to store big, bulky photo albums.

Photobooks are great too because you can make more than one so you are able to share the photos with family and friends. Or you can upload your favorite photos to Snapfish and turn them into mugs, pillows, wall art or make prints that you can share with others.

Speaking of prints, if you can’t wait to get your prints from Snapfish you could always print them out on your home printer. We have an HP ENVY 5530 e-All-in-One printer which is great for printing out your favorite photos. You can even send them to the printer wirelessly (e-print) making it so easy to quickly enjoy your favorite photos. The quality of the photos that the printer prints out are pretty nice too.

I don’t worry about running our of ink either. My printer is set up with the HP Instant Ink program. My printer “talks” to my computer which in turn notifies HP when I am running low on ink and instantly ships it to my home so I have it handy when I run out. Trust me, that is really handy to have because there is nothing worse than being very excited about printing something out only to realize you are out of ink and have to wait until you can get to the store. Who wants to stop their summer fun to have to make a trip to the office supply store for ink?

HP ENVY 5530 All-in-One Printer

HP ENVY 5530 All-in-One Printer

Life is too short not to have fun and make memories.

What are your family’s plans for summer? Are you taking “staycations” or are you planning to travel? How do you keep kids occupied during long car trips or flights? Feel free to share your thoughts.

GUESS WHAT? You probably won’t guess so I’ll tell you - I’m giving away an HP Pavilion HP and HP ENVY 5530 e-All-in-One Printer! The giveaway post will be up tomorrow (Monday, June 16, 2014).

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Kimberly

 

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Oral-B teams up with the March of Dimes to celebrate Fatherhood’s littlest moments that power dad’s biggest smiles

 

Me and my father when he came home from Japan where he was stationed in the military.

Me and my father when he came home from Japan where he was stationed in the military.

Father’s Day is just around the corner. I have been blessed with two very special men in my life – My biological father and my paternal grandfather who helped raised me (I refer to him as my dad). Sadly my dad passed way last year. Thankfully my father is still very much a big part of my life. I am grateful that he’s best friends with my husband too.

My husband is also a great father. I know he doesn’t think that sometimes because we have teenagers and they tend to make us question our parenting skills (teens love to push those buttons and make us seem like we’re the worse parents ever…sigh…). I have seen him in action. I have seen him climb on monkey bars and get down on the floor to play with the kids. He’s always been a “hands on dad”, right down to 3 AM feedings and diaper changes.

Just last night my husband gave our son his very first razor and watched as he shaved for the first time on his own (my husband has helped him the past few times since he started shaving). My husband had the biggest smile on his face. He felt so proud to hand our son his own razor and watch him shave. On the other hand I was all misty eyed because it’s just more proof that our youngest is no longer a “child”.

There are so many times my husband finds reason to smile when it comes to our kids. They make him laugh. He’s a big kid himself so he’s always joking around with them. He even makes ME smile all the time.

My husband is not one to show his teeth when he smiles. He’s conditioned himself not to have a toothy smile. It’s because he needs braces. His mom was a widow and had to raise six children on her own after his father died when he was 11 years old. She didn’t have money for braces and as a result he has a few crooked teeth that he’s ashamed of. It’s a shame too because he takes excellent care of his teeth.

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Having fun at the pool.

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Making memories on our only trip to Disney World.

Apple Picking

Goofing around picking apples.

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Special father and son moment.

Christmas Eve

Goofing around on Christmas Eve with the kids.

Our family

Our family

Oral-B, a leader in oral care, has teamed up with the March of Dimes for Father’s day, as well as joined forces with New York Giant’s quarterback Eli Manning and his children to help celebrate fatherhood’s little moments. These little moments can be helping your son shave for the first time, teaching your child to ride a bike, or simply sitting at the table and coloring together. Big or small there are plenty of moments that make us smile.

“Winning football games is an incredible feeling, but there’s still nothing quite like throwing around the football with my dad in the front yard like I used to as a kid, or tucking my daughters in at night,” said Manning. “That’s why I’m proud to partner with Oral-B and March of Dimes this Father’s Day – to celebrate those little moments between fathers and children, no matter where they live or what they do.”

I agree. I remember when I was little. I used to like to watch my father shave. He would always take a little bit of shaving cream and wipe it on the tip of  my nose. We also used to watch old Godzilla movies together.

The March of Dimes, a leading organization for healthy, happy families, now in its second year partnering with Oral-B on the Power of Dad campaign. We actually met another March of Dimes spokesperson a few years ago – Dee Snider, lead singer of Twisted Sister. It was totally by chance. We were at a local park and he was hosting a motorcycle ride for the March of Dimes and stopped at the same park. He was happy to take a picture with us (our kids were less than amused. LOL!).

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My family and Dee Snider when he was hosting a March of Dimes motorcycle event.

“While the March of Dimes strives to see every baby be born strong and healthy, we also value the importance of bringing a smile to your baby’s face,” said Meri-Margaret Deoudes, vice president of Strategic Alliances, Corporate Relations and Cause Marketing for March of Dimes. “And we’re so happy to partner with Oral-B and Eli Manning to celebrate fathers everywhere, who are doing just that.”

In honor of dad’s everywhere, Oral-B is asking everyone to share their favorite fatherhood moment and photo. Simply upload your favorite fatherhood moment photo and include the hashtag #PowerofDad. You can also visit www.PowerofDad.com to see special moments shared by others as well as to watch a special video. In addition you can get a $7.00 off coupon for the purchase of the purchase of an Oral-B toothbrush, including their The new Oral-B BLACK 7000. This is like the “Mercedes” version of a powered toothbrush. LOL! It’s one of the most sophisticated and technologically advanced power brush available.

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The Oral-B BLACK 7000 would make a great gift for Father’s Day too. That way that special man in your life can care for their “pearly whites” to help keep their smiles clean and well cared for.

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“This Father’s Day, we want to celebrate dads by giving them the power to keep smiling,” said Michelle Lohman, communications manager for Oral-B. “Oral-B power brushes help keep dads’ smiles healthy and beautiful, every step of the way.”

If you would like more information about Oral-B visit OralB.com. You can also check the brand out on Facebook, Twitter (@OralB) and on Instagram. You can also join in on the conversation by using the hashtag #PowerofDad.

I hope you’ll join in. I’d love to check out your special #PowerofDad moments. Please consider sharing them on your social media sites. You are welcome to hare the links in the comment section of this post so I can check them out. I am happy to “like” and “retweet” them for you too.

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Kimberly

*I received an Oral-B gift package in exchange for my participation. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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