Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Free Family Night at Ebenezer Child Care, call to register!



Parenting Tip: Using Non-Food Rewards at Home
     MILWAUKEE, Wis. – When your child does something wonderful, it is nice to reward them. However is using a sweet treat the best way do this?
   
  According to Beverly Anderson, Executive Director of Ebenezer Child Care Centers with locations in Milwaukee, Mequon, Greenfield, Oak Creek, and Wauwatosa, “Whenever it is possible parents should avoid using food as a reward. It contributes to poor health by creating a preference for sweets, and it also encourages the over consumption of unhealthy foods. It can even lay the foundation for a life-long pattern of emotional eating and poor eating habits.”
     So what how should you reward your child instead? Anderson suggests that you start simply with words of appreciation. “Simple phrases such as ‘You did a great job’ or ‘I appreciate your help” and ‘You’re a great kid’ go a long way.”
     Anderson also recommends making a list of fun rewards and posting in a place where children can see it as an incentive. “What’s nice it to have inexpensive rewards for every day use in one column and then another column with more expensive rewards for those really big achievements.”
     Affordable, simple ideas can include giving certificates, ribbons or stickers for healthy behavior; having a family game night; doing a special art project; having friends over to play or for a special sleepover; or camping in the backyard.
  More expensive ideas for bigger accomplishments could include going to a movie, festival or sporting event; or purchasing a toy or game like Wii fit or sporting equipment which will promote physical activity.
     “The whole point of a reward is to make your child feel good about their accomplishment. Make sure you are giving them something which is good for them and encouraging a healthy lifestyle,” says Anderson. “Otherwise your reward could end up causing more harm than good in their future.”
     Ebenezer Child Care Centers will be hosting a FREE Family Fun Night on “Using Non-Food Rewards At Home” on Wednesday, July 18th, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Ebenezer Child Care Center in Oak Creek located at 220 West Forest Hill Avenue. How can you celebrate a job well done without using food as rewards?  What types of problems does using food as rewards cause? Come to this Family Fun Night to get ideas on how to reward your children without food. Activities will include playing favorite board games, creating masterpieces through free art exploration, and experimenting with yo-yos.  In addition to the activities, you will have the opportunity to enjoy dinner on us! Registration is required. Please call 414-643-5070 to register.
     Ebenezer Child Care Centers is a not-for-profit, locally based agency committed to providing early childhood programs from the heart. The agency prides itself on being different from other child care providers in that it offers a home-like atmosphere; individualized, nurturing care; and a structured curriculum that is virtues-based for every child’s developmental stage.
     Every Ebenezer Child Care Center focuses on all aspects of a child’s development:  cognitive, physical, emotional, and social. In addition to providing quality care, the agency also offers a variety of free Family Fun Nights and other educational programming all aimed at helping parents.
     The agency has locations in downtown Milwaukee, on Milwaukee’s southside, in Greenfield, Mequon, Oak Creek, and Wauwatosa. The agency’s main office is located at 1496 South 29th Street, Milwaukee. For more information, please call 414-643-5070 or visit the agency’s website at www.ebenezerchildcare.com.


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Tango in the Town Square 7/14



Did you attend Tango in the Town Square at Bayshore Town Center the last time it was offered?  I am pretty excited, this looks like a ton of fun!


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Save $5.00/1 Enfagrow Premium Ready to Drink 4 Pack Printable Coupon


$5.00 off when you buy any ONE Enfagrow® PREMIUM™ Older Toddler Ready-to-Drink 4-pack (Natural Milk or Vanilla Flavor)
$5.00 off when you buy any ONE Enfagrow® PREMIUM™ Older Toddler Ready-to-Drink 4-pack (Natural Milk or Vanilla Flavor).  These are reported to be about $7.00 at Walmart and this coupon would make them only $2.00!


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Save $1.00/1 Smucker's Uncrustables Printable Coupon


Right now you can print out a coupon that will save you $1.00/1 Smucker's Uncrustables.  Just head over to their facebook page and "like" the coupon.  This coupon is good on the four count box.  

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NOOK Freebies...eBook: The Girl in the Converse Shoes APP: Emma's Difference Adventures


If you have a NOOK I am sure you love to read!  I have one and I have definitely increased my reading.  I have always loved to read but then had "no time".  Having a NOOK has certainly changed that, I make time now, even if it is just a few pages, I have read four books already this year because my NOOK makes it easier!
So I love getting free "stuff", that is one of the other benefits of an eReader, you get free downloads!  Here is a FREE app and eBook you might enjoy!


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Baby Buck Sale at Children's Orchard July 14th!

Children's Orchard is seriously one of my (Mr. Betsy too) favorite places to pick up items for Niecey.  All of the clothing, toys and accessories are clean and well priced.  Children's Orchard is a resale shop not a consignment store.  They are VERY picky about what they will take and they really pick good items.  We always luck out when we go.  This Saturday, July 14th they are having a sale on Newborn-12 month clothing and those items will be $1.00!  This will be on clothing items $4.99 or under.  So everyone can share the sale there is a limit of 20 $1 items which is very fair.  :)  Don't miss it!

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Are you planning on seeing "The Odd Life of Timothy Green"?

Are you hoping to see "The Odd Life of Timothy Green"?


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THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN opens in theaters everywhere on Wednesday, August 15th!



Academy Award®–nominated director/writer Peter Hedges (“Dan in Real Life,” What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”) brings enchantment to the screen with “The Odd Life of Timothy Green.” It’s the inspiring, magical story of a happily married couple, Cindy and Jim Green (Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton), who can’t wait to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like. When young Timothy (CJ Adams) shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim—and their small town of Stanleyville—learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts.

Disney presents “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” with Ahmet Zappa, Scott Sanders and Jim Whitaker producing, story by Ahmet Zappa and screenplay by Peter Hedges. “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” is slated for release on August 15, 2012.


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Flirty Aprons Flash Sale: 50% off select Aprons through 7/12


Flirty Aprons is having a three day Flash Sale!  You can save 50% off three styles of aprons with promo code FLASH at checkout.  Hurry, because this flash sale ends 7/12!

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Save on one Right Guard Total Defense 5 product

I don't know about you but with the really hot days it seemed like we were applying a bit more deodorant and in some cases taking an extra shower.  If you are low check out this coupon...Save $2.00 on one Right Guard Total Defense 5 Antiperspirant, Deodorant, Gel, Bodywash or Bar Soap.

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Save $0.55/1 Smucker's Goober Product Printable Coupon


Head over to Coupons.com and print out this coupon that will save you $0.55/1 Smucker's Goober Product.  This is a rare coupon, so I am not sure how long it will be around.  I am printing mine now and waiting for a good sale in hopes that I can double it at Pick 'n Save.

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Save up to 65% on Columbia Sportswear


Starting today at zulily, they have Columbia Sportswear up to 65% off!  There is plenty to choose from in footwear and jackets for children...all at GREAT prices!  The sizes and selection are going fast, so you will want to check out this sale now!

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LAST DAY Maidenform Bra Sale...


Sizzling Hot Bra Sale. Up to 70% Savings on Select Bras.


Shop the Sizzling Hot Bra Sale at Maidenform.com! 3 Days Only with Up to 70% Savings on Select Bras. Prices are $8 or $10, this deal ends TODAY!  This is a hot deal on Maidenform Bras!  I love a good bra sale, I tend to have a hard time finding my size unless I pay full price, you know that I am not willing to pay $30-$40 for one bra!  This sale rocks!


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Save $1 on any Splenda product.

Splenda is seriously my favorite sweetener for iced tea.  If a restaurant does not have Splenda and I don't have any packets on me then I don't order iced tea.  This is an excellent coupon that I will be able to double!  Save $1 on any Splenda product.

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Pretzel Crisps .96 with coupon at Walmart!



Pretzel Crisps are good!  I like them with spreadable cheese, dips or just pain!  If you pick them up at Walmart with this coupon you will pay .96!

$1.00 off any size bag of Pretzel Crisps

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Crawdaddy's Restaurant, Altius Birthday Party, and Port Hotel one night stay!


If you don't have a LivingSocial account email us at mymkemommy@gmail.com and you will get a $5 credit when you sign up through our invitation to you, otherwise just click below to be taken to these great deals!

Crawdaddy's Restaurant

$20 for $40 to Spend on Food and Drink
My sister and brother-in-law went to Crawdaddy's for their 6 year Anniversary dinner! :)

Altius Gymnastics

$47 for a 90-Minute Birthday Party for Ten Kids

 $121 for a One-Night Stay for Two in a King Room; In-Room Breakfast for Two; $20 Credit for The Port Hotel Restaurant; and Turn-Down Service with Chocolates




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70% off sale from Bebe Bella Designs


Bebe Bella Designs is having a 70% off sale for their Special Edition Beach Stripe & Flirty Flower Minky Chenille Blankees, Blankets, Toddler Blankets, Bibs, and Burpees.  I want one of these for myself!  They are very soft and warm.  They are perfect for snuggling and make a great gift for baby showers, baptisms and birthday gifts.  Use code super70 at the check out.  this is the Weekly Deal and it certainly is a good one!

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