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Charlotte Nature Museum Giveaway {CLOSED}

Charlotte Nature MuseumThis past week our family had the opportunity to visit the Charlotte Nature Museum and we had a ton of fun, visited with beautiful owls, got to touch Texas tortoises, and even crawled through groundhog holes! For our complete review and more pictures check out my post on The Charlotte Moms here:

If you’re interested in getting your own tickets to The Charlotte Nature Museum, you know you want to! WIN 5 tickets for admission to the Charlotte Nature Museum.

How To Win:

Using the ENTRY FORM directly below this post (NOT the comment form), submit your name, an email address that you check regularly, and the entry/entries you are submitting all at the same time. There is no need to fill out separate entry forms for each item you complete. *Please note the Mandatory Entry MUST be typed into the form BEFORE you can qualify for additional entries.


Giveaway ends March 17th @12:00 am. The winners will be chosen at random, verified, emailed, and announced in a Winner’s post. The winners will have 48 hours to respond to the email from MommyB to claim the prize, if the prize is not claimed within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen at random. You must be a US resident and 18 years or older to enter.

 

Mobile Breast Care Center by Charlotte Radiology

Miss A PinkValentine’s Day is coming up and when I think of this day I think of love and I even think of pink. You know what else makes me think of love and pink? Charlotte Radiology’s Mobile Breast Care Center. Pink because most forms of breast awareness is typically signified with a very bright pink color, and love because if you love yourself you’ll see that you’re important enough to get screened.

  • Women 40 years and older should get a mammogram every 1 to 2 years.
  • Women who have had breast cancer or other breast problems or who have a family history of breast cancer should speak with their doctor about when to start and how often they should have a mammogram performed
  • Although Breast Cancer hasn’t been a part of my immediate life I have seen the effects and even mourned their passing. Breast Cancer Awareness has always been a huge weight on my heart, and now that I have two little girls it’s even more important to me. Read More

    Project Charlotte

    So yes, I teased my new project in my post Project & Life the other day, but couldn’t really reveal exactly what the project was until it launched, which was Feburary 1st!! Hooray!!

    I’d like to introduce you to my new website: The Charlotte Moms:

    Screenshot The Charlotte Moms

    Isn’t she purdy?? Go to the link above or go to http://www.thecharlottemoms.com to get a better look. I am very proud of this site, especially since DaddyB and I spent so many nights staying up late to work on it. Read More

    Runway for the Ballet Giveaway {CLOSED}

    Runway for the BalletOh how I miss ballet, yes I’ve only seen a “real” ballet once in France when I was in college, but every Monday at 1:15 I get to see Miss A do some plies and grand jetes, that counts right??? Oh, it doesn’t?? Well if you’re into ballet and fashion, you can dream of seeing the two together, or you can attend the 4th Annual Runway for the Ballet this Saturday, February 5th.

    The show has a  “Mid-Winter Night’s Dream” theme and showcases spring fashions from sponsor Neiman Marcus. Dancers from Dance Theatre will be performing double duty as they dance but also serve as the models for the fashion show. Read More

    Mammogram Awarness in Charlotte

    Charlotte Radiology Mammogram Pink tires are “rolling” across Charlotte and surrounding areas! Why??? Charlotte Radiology, in an effort to increase mammogram awareness, are placing pink tires in local spots just waiting for us to find them. Did I mention that the tires are pink?

    Here are two simple steps to follow if you’re driving/walking/biking/flying/buzzing around Charlotte, this week and you spot a bright pink tire:

    1. Take a photo of the PINK TIRE (there are 30 in the Charlotte area, so you can make it a game to discover all of them, or just try to scope out those in your neck-of-the-woods) with whatever you have handy, cell phone or camera.

    2. Post the photo on the Charlotte Radiology Facebook page (be sure you like their page first, and feel free to tell them @MommyBKnowsBest sent you), also tell them where you found the tire, ( give landmarks or street address please.)

    The tires will look like this:

    Charlotte Radiology Pink Tires

    For every picture posted Charlotte Radiology will donate $1 to Ann’s Fund, which raises money to fund mammograms for underprivileged women in the Charlotte area. Isn’t that great? So be sure to get your friends to join in this great cause and their friends too. Let’s raise lots of money for those who are at risk but can’t afford a mammogram! As an added bonus your name will be entered to win a $100 gift card to Laura James Jewelry.

    Please don’t forget, if you are 40 years old +, or may be high risk be sure to schedule your mammogram today:  http://www.charlotteradiology.com/appointments-mammogram-screening.cfm.

    (Also stay tuned for an even bigger, related announcement on January 21st.)

    If you’re in the Charlotte area and would like to go on a “MommyB Knows Best Pink Party” comment on this post. We’ll round everyone up, wear pink, search Charlotte for pink tires, and make money to fund mammograms for the underprivileged women in our “backyard”! Everyone’s invited, men, women, kids, let’s get out there and show our support.

    Operation Beautiful Review

    Operation Beautiful CoverI first met Caitlin Boyle, from HealthyTippingPoint.com at the Ball Canning Event I blogged about in July. I sat at a table full of food bloggers/”foodies” and was the only one at my table using the wrong fork I’m sure! Although, I personally was a little intimidated to be amongst the bunch each one of the girls I sat with, including Caitlin were very inclusive and personable. Although none of the bloggers at my end of the table were moms I even got a chance to talk about the girls, which, as some of you know I can’t get enough of.

    After meeting Caitlin and checking out her website, and social media outlets, I found out that she had written a book. Actually, it’s not just A book, it’s a very special book, Operation Beautiful: Transforming the Way You See Yourself One Post-it Note at a Time. Operation Beautiful is an amazing, inspirational book that, (in my opinion,) should be on the coffee table in every home.

    Why would I be so bold to make such a statement?? Here’s why:

    I believe in self. I am a strong believer that every person, no matter what background, what race, gender, economic status, or hardships in life, can change their life for the better and find peace and happiness. Now I may sound like I’m delusional, but I know several people, Caitlin Boyle for one, and the many participants in the Operation Beautiful Movement who agree with me. Read More

    Purchase for a Purpose Winner

    Santa ShopsJust wanted to remind all you Charlotte area readers that The Santa Shops: Purchase for a Purpose event is going on as I type! Now through tomorrow (Friday, November 10th) at 9:00 pm you’ll be able to find some amazing vendors, yummy food and give to a great charity while buying presents for your favorite people. So be sure to stop by and feel free to tell them MommyB Knows Best sent you.

    Now for the winner of the Facebook giveaway! Thanks to everyone who updated their statuses to spread the word about Santa Shops: Purchase for a Purpose. The winner of the tote from Quill Designs is: Lisa W!! I am emailing Lisa to be sure she can pick up her tote today or tomorrow and if not I will redraw.

    Purchase for a Purpose – Giveaway {CLOSED}

    Santa Shops‘Tis the season, the season to shop apparently. I went to North Lake Mall today and all of the Holiday decorations are up, Miss A is loving them and thankfully for my sanity they have not started playing Christmas music yet. Don’t get me wrong I love the holidays, what I don’t love is hearing the same song 500 times in one day. Another thing I love about Christmas is picking out unique Christmas presents and giving to those less fortunate.

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    Discovery Place KIDS Sneak Peek

    Discovery Place KIDS LogoI kept a secret from you…shame on me!! But I was actually invited earlier this month to attend the Discovery Place KIDS media event. I was ecstatic to be able to check out this great new children’s museum, (the only children’s museum in the greater Charlotte region.)

    Sorry adults you must be accompanied by a child to be admitted, so if you’re not a parent you need to find a pint-sized cutie to borrow for the day (legally please!)

    Have you ever considered purchasing a membership to the Discovery museums? Membership is available, but not limited to all three museums including Discovery Place (science center in Uptown), and the Charlotte Nature Museum near Freedom Park and Discovery Place KIDS. I’ve been eying the family membership to at least Discovery Place KIDS because if I take Miss A at least 6 times just the three of us (Baby C is free since she’s under 1) then we get our money’s worth. ****WARNING Insanely long post to follow with some greataction photos, prepare yourself! This is my longest post to date since there is so much to tell you about. (I’m hoping to make a post with just pictures or segments on each exhibit in more detail so be on the lookout in the future.) For photos only go to my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/mommybknowsbest Read More

    Discovery Place KIDS Opening Weekend

    Discovery Place KIDS LogoI’m beyond excited about the opening of Discovery Place Kids in Huntersville, North Carolina this weekend. Every Sunday we pass the building on our way to church and both Miss A and I have been waiting to see the “Now Open” sign up. Well, guess what??? This is the weekend!

    At 9:00 AM Saturday, October 23rd, Discoverpy Place Kids will open it’s doors to the public for the first time. Discover Place Kids is the only children’s museum in the greater Charlotte region and is the third Discovery museum member in the Charlotte area among it’s older brother and sister Discovery Place (science center in Uptown), and the Charlotte Nature Museum near Freedom Park. Read More