Here’s something a bit ironic. Babies rarely sleep through the night. They wake up because they are hungry, need a diaper change, or they don’t feel good. But newborns eventually grow out of this stage and parents are then blessed with a good night’s sleep. But here’s something I didn’t know. Adults can have trouble sleeping through the night too. That’s the problem I have been having. There are many causes for this, but in my case, I just need to go use the bathroom. I didn’t use to have this problem, but now I can’t sleep through the night without getting up to use the bathroom — even when I don’t drink anything before bed. BTW, I am participating in a campaign on behalf of Dad Central Consulting for Depend. I received products samples and will receive a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
I have a sweet giveaway today. I really mean it, it’s sweet. Thanks to Snickers, a lucky reader of my dad blog will win a Snickers Movie Prize Pack that includes a $15 Fandango gift card and five Snickers bars. Two great prizes, right? Speaking of Snickers, have you guys seen the newest “You’re Not You When You’re Hungry” commercial (see below)? The ad features Godzilla and premiered during the Oscars last Sunday.
My kids and I love DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon. We can’t wait to see the sequel this summer. In the meantime, we’ve been watching the TV series. It’s one of the animated series I don’t mind watching with the kids. BTW, there’s a new title coming out March 25th. The latest DVD is called DreamWorks Dragons: Defenders of Berk Part 1. Fans that purchase the DVD will also get a Digital HD UltraViolet code for the title and an offer for exclusive battle gear and one month’s free subscription to School of Dragons, the online game from JumpStart based on DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon franchise. And thanks to Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, you can win a copy of the new title on my dad blog. Sweet!
I have a useful giveaway for parents. Thanks to iparent.tv, I’m giving away an annual subscription to their service. iparent.tv will give parents access to articles, news, information on what’s new in the world of tech and how it affects your family. There will be ratings and rankings on which platforms are safe for kids and age ranges so you know if a site is safe for very young children. iparent.tv is currently raising funds on Indiegogo.
Shout! Factory and Nerd Corps Entertainment sent me the new Slugterra DVD for review on my dad blog. The latest title is called Slugterra: Heroes of the Underground. The kids and I like the new Slugterra DVD. However, the new title is actually volume four of the series and we had not seen the show before. As a result, it took us a couple of episodes to understand the characters, storyline and the idea behind the series. Slugterra: Heroes of the Underground will be available on DVD on Tuesday, March 4th. It has a suggested retail price of $14.97, but you can currently purchase it on Amazon for $11.69.
Good morning, dads and moms. My youngest son is turning five on Monday, so we’re going to celebrate today. Before I go, I have two winner announcements this morning. But first, here are the current sweepstakes running on my dad and movie blogs.
- Legit DVD Giveaway (movie blog, ends 3/4)
- Thomas Spills and Thrills DVD Giveaway (dad blog, ends 3/6)
- Book Thief Blu-ray Giveaway (dad blog, ends 3/7)
The kids and I watched the new Strawberry Shortcake DVD recently. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment sent me the DVD for review on my dad blog. How nice of them. The episodes are a nice mix of cuteness and humor. In addition, the DVD is in the 3D animated style and it even includes a digital copy so you can watch the episodes on your mobile device or computer. Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Big Help is available now with a list price of $14.98. However, you can currently purchase it on Amazon for $9.96.
I’m sure a lot of parents are looking forward to watching The Book Thief next month. The movie will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on March 11, 2014. But if you and your kids can’t wait to see the film, you can watch it in Digital HD right now. And thanks to Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, a reader of my dad blog will win The Book Thief Blu-ray. Isn’t that awesome?
There’s a new Thomas DVD coming out soon. Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment sent us the new DVD to review on my dad blog. We watched it over the weekend, and I can tell you my pre-schooler likes it. I think it’s because he’s still into trains. Maybe he’ll be a conductor some day. The latest Thomas title features six never-before-seen episodes. We don’t watch the show on TV, so it’s always never-seen-before for us. Thomas & Friends: Spills & Thrills will be available on DVD, Digital HD and Video on Demand next Tuesday (March 4, 2014). It has a list price of $14.98, but you can currently purchase it on Amazon for $12.99. BTW, you can also try to win the DVD on my blog.
Hasbro Studios and Shout! Factory sent me the new Transformers Prime DVD for review. The title is new, but it’s actually a collection of episodes from the Transformers Prime TV series. My kids have seen the show before, but it’s nice to be have some of the episodes on DVD too. Transformers Prime: Ultimate Bumblebee will be available on DVD on Tuesday. It’s priced at only $9.99.