Wednesday, April 1, 2020

One Year Subscription to Disney Plus Giveaway

Welcome to the Mom To Grandma blog, we are happy you are here! At the beginning of each month throughout 2020, we offer a different group giveaway as we have noticed they are well liked. April's giveaway is especially nice because most of us must stay at home. We all need certain activities to make this time pass more pleasantly.

Have the rainy day blues got you down? Chase them away with a chance to win a One Year Subscription to Disney Plus! We're teaming up with our favorite tribe of bloggers to offer the chance to win this fun subscription so you can ditch the rainboots and kick back on a rainy day and watch all your Disney favorites!

Monday, March 2, 2020

March Target Gift Card Giveaway

Welcome to the Mom To Grandma blog. It has been a little quiet around here but no fear a giveaway is right below. Enter to win a $100. Target Gift Card! We will have a new Gift Card Each month through December 2020! Good Luck All!

We're MARCHING on with another event for our lucky leprechauns!! Follow the Rainbow to a fun pot of gold during our $100 Target gift card event! So let the shenanigans begin, grab your four-leaf clover and SPRING your way over and enter the giveaway event! march giveaway This event is HOSTED by The Kids Did It & The Mommy Island and sponsored by the awesome bloggers, authors, and Etsy shop owners! Dash Your Way Over To The CoHosts! Deliciously Savvy, Mom To Grandma, This Frugal Family, Angie's Angle, Lynchburg Mama, Christy's Cozy Corners, The Frugal Grandmom, Shopping Kim, and Raising 3 Savvy Ladies. ONE entrant will be selected by the entry form to win a $100 Target gift card! Open for entry US 18 years and older from 03/01/20 at 12:01 a.m. ET thru 03/31/20 at 11:59 p.m. ET. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. A winner will be chosen after/around April 01, 2020. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to notification email to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected. See Rafflecopter for official rules. The Kids Did It & The Mommy Island are responsible for sending the winner their prize. Twitter dummy/fake accounts are ineligible for entry and will be blocked. Authentic accounts only are eligible to win. Visit our hosting sites for some new 2020 ideas and events!
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Sunday, March 1, 2020

How to Talk to Your Teens About Drug Abuse

How to Talk to Your Teens About Drug Abuse

When your kids begin to grow into their teen years, many things will change. Parents may notice their kids developing new hobbies and interests, leaving old ones behind and making new friends. Some of these shifts are great and help your children realize their full potential, but others can be riskier.
Teens experience more independence while they get their license and start applying to colleges. While they learn how to take care of themselves, they also see new parts of life — which may include both legal and illegal drugs, since teens and young adults notoriously embrace experimentation. 
As parents, it's hard to know when to bring up tough subjects and how to do it. However, you can read up on how to talk to your teens about drug abuse to make the conversation easier. Use these tips to drive your points home and protect your child's health. 

1. Avoid Over-Sensationalizing

Elementary and young middle school students may sit through presentations that inform them about drugs. Although a factual education is helpful, schools often it them with hyperboles. Even though they mean well, teachers and videos may present drugs as scary things that people peer pressure innocent kids to take. Teens may picture dark alleys or drug deals happening in the middle of the night.
Misinformation makes it challenging for kids to recognize the same risks when they come across drugs that appear harmless. They could find prescription medication at a friend's house or pass around a bong at a birthday party and think it's fine to try because there's nothing scary going on. Avoid over-sensationalizing drugs while you talk about them. Mention how they may appear unthreatening, but those tiny pills or packets can still destroy lives.

2. Explain Your Reasoning

Teens need to know information beyond how drugs may appear. Calmly state your preference that your kids avoid drugs and other substances, as they can impair memory and harm your body. Drugs are dangerous and illegal, and you want more for them than what comes with addiction.

3. Discuss the Consequences

Trying drugs may seem like a safe, one-time deal for teens, but there are immediate and long-term consequences to discuss. Talk about how drugs lead to hallucinations and paranoia, along with impaired muscle function and respiratory failure. 

4. Get Real With Side Effects

Harsh side effects must be a reality with teens. Drugs increase dopamine production, giving users an intense high. When the substance wears off, the brain craves that same high, which leads to addiction. Introducing drugs into your system starts this vicious cycle, whether or not your teen intends to experiment or just fit in.

5. Assure Their Safety

Teens often retreat from their parents and caretakers because they feel misunderstood. It's crucial to assure your child's safety if they ever have questions or concerns about drug use. You only want to help them out of love so that they can talk to you about anything.

Always Stay Honest When Talking About Drug Abuse

Teens can understand much more than parents may think. Stay honest about the realities of drug abuse, and they'll be more willing to listen and learn.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Send Stan's Donuts through Goldbelly

We received a sample in exchange for a honest an unbiased review.

We had the opportunity to receive a dozen of Stan's Donuts CHI shipped to us through Goldbelly. These were some of the most amazing donuts, they're soft, moist and delicious.