Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

We went to watch Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day a couple of weeks ago, it was such a fun movie. I found myself laughing out loud. So many times I could see my little K-man being much like Alexander, it seriously is a fun movie that shows the simple concept of family being everything.

I loved watching as this family learns life lessons about who is always there for you, who to trust and that you should always be one with your family. Sure family has it’s ups and downs, sometimes we feel mistreated, we feel hurt and we feel like no one gets us. What we forget to remember is that if you speak up, you will be heard. If you open your mouth and speak, demand your voice to be heard within the comfort of your own family household; then you will be heard and realize that no one was trying to hurt you.

Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a movie I highly recommend every family go watch, I was very entertained and my attention was on that theater screen the whole time.

Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn’t had one.

Here are some family fun activities you can do with your family to have some fun bonding time together – click on image to download the PDF to print.

Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day BOARD GAME



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10/25 Weekly Giveaway Link Up #Giveaways #contestalert

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Giving Back to The Community with Apreciation Letter #12WeeksGiving

Welcome to week Two of 12 Weeks of Giving where Dwan from MommaDJane.com and I will share weekly posts about how we are giving back to the community. This series is all about sharing unique, affordable ways to give back in your own community.  Today I am sharing my experiences with a local Dunkin Donuts being patient and kind to my special needs child. One easy way to give back to your community could be by simply writing a letter of appreciation to commend a job well done.

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As a mom to a special needs child, one who doesn’t exhibit any obvious physical signs of such special needs, I find it pretty awesome when we are treated with patience in a busy restaurant setting. It isn’t easy bringing an autistic child into a fast pace Dunkin Donuts every Friday as our special breakfast treat day. It isn’t easy bringing my autistic son anywhere that may have crowds, while he does okay with crowds, I have witnessed crowds not being so okay towards him. My son takes his time, he has to evaluate what the place has to offer. If my son is used to the same exact thing from this place and all of a sudden, today they ran out, well the staff needs to be prepared for a meltdown. While bystanders will stare at my son, and look so impatient, the staff at our local Dunkin Donuts step customer service up a notch. Due to the excellent customer service at our local Dunkin Donuts, my son has yet to have an extreme meltdown there.

When thinking about a way to give back to the local Dunkin Donuts staff, I felt writing a letter of appreciation to Dunkin Donuts consumer cares address was the best direction to go. It is one thing when you get a one-time act of kindness and patience from staff at a restaurant, but it’s a completely different situation when the staff is consistently patient with my son, even during a busy morning rush hour. It isn’t easy to be patient with a special needs child, if you are not used to being around them. I always say, experience makes you a more well rounded, amazing person. Clearly the staff at my local Dunkin Donuts knows how to serve our community and for that very reason, they deserve a letter of appreciation sent to consumer cares so that their manager can commend them for a job well done.

Giving back to your community doesn’t require a lot of effort nor a lot of time, it also does not require a lot of cash on hand. I am a work at home mother and my family lives paycheck to paycheck, but I still find ways to give back to my community. I feel that many have forgotten what it feels like to receive a letter of appreciation, it can brighten a persons whole day and build self esteem. It makes others feel good knowing that they are being commended for services provided.  In the spirit of giving back, I hope that you find a way to give back to your community by following MommaDJane and I on this journey to close out the year 2014 with multiple acts of kindness.

Week 1 – How Would you Give Back to Community with $100 Cash Giveaway

Dole No Sugar Added Fruit Bowls Giveaway

My family received a sample of this product being shared. All opinions are my own.

I am so excited to be be hosting this Dole No Sugar Added Fruit Bowls, not only because I love offering fun giveaways, but because I am a consumer who purchases these on a regular for school snacks and lunches. I love that Dole No Sugar Added Fruit Bowls give me another option to send fruit with the picky eater to school.

Dole No Sugar Added Fruit Bowls Giveaway Ends 10/31

About Dole No Sugar Added Fruit Bowls

There is no added sugar in these Dole Fruit Bowls, sweetened with Monk Fruit which is a little melon that ripens on the vine in remote central Asia. Harvested by  hand, this fruit was originally cultivated over 800 years ago and used by monks for its health properties as well as sweetness.  There are currently two varieties of Dole No Sugar Added Fruit Bowls; Diced Peaches and Mandarin Oranges. Pineapple is coming soon! Suggested retail price is $2.79 per package, I get them for about $2 per package at Market Basket. Each package has four fruit bowls. Dole No Sugar Added Fruit Bowls are also gluten free, non-GMO and have BPA free packaging.

You may visit Dole.com/NoSugarAdded to get a coupon.

Enter the Dole No Sugar Added Fruit Bowls Giveaway

One winner receives one (1) One Month Supply of Dole No Sugar Added Fruit Bowls.

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Announcing Winners for a Contest – Moms Night Out & Pearl Necklace

Today I am announcing winners for a contest hosted earlier on in October as well as one that just ended.

Moms Night out DVD Winner is …

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Pearl Necklace Winner is …

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Congrats and please complete THIS FORM so that I can send your details to the sponsor. PLEASE remember to submit the color pearls you would like, if you are the person who won that contest.

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