It just occurred to me that August is next week, which means school is starting ridiculously soon. I think I'm going to start Lincoln on some sort of homeschool preschool program this fall, but I have yet to get anything organized! I had better get to it. Since he is not going to a traditional school, we don't have a supply list to purchase, but I know that I would love to spruce up our collection of art supplies and writing utensils. School expenses can really add up and cause a lot of financial stress. So, I decided to team up with some amazing bloggers and host an awesome giveaway! What better way to kick off the new school year than to have a back to school $150 Walmart gift card giveaway?! I don't know about you, but $150 would do a lot for our preschool supply wish list!
It's really easy to enter - just leave a comment below telling us what was your favorite subject in school, fill out the entry form, and leave the rest to fate! ;)
Please stop by and show all of these fabulous ladies some blog love!
One reader will win a $150 Gift Card to Walmart! This giveaway will end on August 18. This giveaway is open to Continental US, Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada. If winner chosen is in Hawaii, Alaska, or Canada, they will receive an e-gift card instead of one via snail mail.
When you name your child, you may have a nickname in mind for him or her. I have an example. We thought for sure when we chose "Lincoln" for our little man that he would primarily be called Link. That turned out to be pretty much one hundred percent false. I don't know why we never adapted to calling him Link. We did call him "Blinkin" a lot. Don't ask me why.
When he finally started talking, he dubbed himself "Inky." Now, if you try to tell him his name is Link or Lincoln, he says "No! I'm Inky!"
Adelaide, on the other hand, does primarily go by her nickname - Addie. I love her full name because it has an old-time romantic flair, but Adelaide is a pretty big mouthful for a toddler to learn to pronounce. When she says her full name, it sounds like "Addie-lay" and it is precious. But we usually just call her Addie, or sometimes Addie Rose.
Lincoln, apparently determined to be the one who chooses the names in this family, a few months ago started referring to his sister as "Ad." I thought it was random and hilarious. I didn't encourage or discourage it - and guess what happened? Somehow it became a habit and we all call her that now.
So I'm the mom who is at the park shouting, "Inky! Ad! Let's go on the swings and then down the slide!" and people probably think I'm a psychopath when it comes to naming children.
Oh well. I used to hate being called Jewels, and look where that ended up - it's splashed up there in the title of my blog. Sometimes, things are just meant to be.
Do your kids have weird nicknames or do you maintain more normalcy than my family?
This popular app, Heroes of the City, now has a new YouTube channel where you can check out all of their latest videos! I'm ind of afraid to even show Lincoln the channel because he would insist on watching it all the time!
Here is an example:
Hint: Watch the video above to be able to answer the Bonus question in the giveaway for 10 Bonus entries!
In order to help to promote their latest YouTube channel, Heroes of the City is offering a $25 Amazon.com Gift Card Giveaway! This giveaway is open to US residents ages 18+. It will run from 7/21/14 1am EST -8/4/14 11:59pm EST. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
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