Frends Taylor Headphones Giveaway

September 07, 2014

It has been awhile since we hosted a giveaway on our CuteGirlsHairstyles Youtube Channel, so we decided to hold one today!

I recently bought a pair of Frends Taylor Headphones in Rose Gold & White, and I loved them! So, the girls and I decided to give a pair away to one of you!

There is only one thing you must do to enter, and it is super easy! Then, by completing that entry, the Rafflecopter widget will unlock several other options to gain even more entries {some you can do daily}! Each of these latter entries are optional, but completing them can increase your chances to win.

Enter in the widget below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

All rules and entries are managed by Rafflecopter. The widget will be selecting one winner at random, and that winner will be contacted via the email address you provide in the widget. {We have a strict privacy policy listed in the widget. No personal information will be kept, other than only to notify the winner.} A winner has 24 hours to claim the headphones, or we will redraw a new winner. For a full list of giveaway rules and requirements, please click the “Terms & Conditions” link in the widget above.

This contest ends on Saturday, September 13th at 11:59pm CST, is open internationally, and entrant must be 18 years of age {or older} to participate. If you are younger than 18, you must have a parent enter. Good luck!

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What’s In Bailey’s Backpack

August 13, 2014

Brooklyn and Bailey have uploaded a Back-to-School “What’s In My Backpack” video on YouTube where they show you their new backpacks, and what school supplies and surprises that they have to begin their Freshman year in high school!

Not only do they show you what’s inside, but they are each giving away identical backpacks, including everything inside! There are a total of 13 entries possible, only one is required and it is so simple!

Be sure to check out Brooklyn’s Backpack, and enter there to win hers as well! If you would like to enter Bailey’s Backpack Giveaway, you can do so below… Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

All rules and entries are managed by Rafflecopter. The widget will be selecting one winner at random, and that winner will be contacted via the email you provide in the widget. {We have a strict privacy policy listed in the widget. No personal information will be kept, other than only to notify the winner.} For a full list of giveaway rules and requirements, please click the “Terms & Conditions” link in the widget above.

This contest ends on Tuesday, August 19th at 11:59pm CST, is open internationally, and entrant must be 18 years of age {or older} to participate. If you are younger than 18, you must have a parent enter. Good luck!

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What’s in Brooklyn’s Backpack

August 13, 2014

Brooklyn and Bailey have uploaded a Back-to-School “What’s In My Backpack” video on YouTube where they show you their new backpacks, and what school supplies and surprises that they have to begin their Freshman year in high school!

Not only do they show you what’s inside, but they are each giving away identical backpacks, including everything inside! There are a total of 13 entries possible, only one is required and it is so simple! Be sure to check out Bailey’s Backpack, and enter there to win hers as well!

If you would like to enter Brooklyn’s Backpack Giveaway, you can do so below…

Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

All rules and entries are managed by Rafflecopter. The widget will be selecting one winner at random, and that winner will be contacted via the email you provide in the widget. {We have a strict privacy policy listed in the widget. No personal information will be kept, other than only to notify the winner.} For a full list of giveaway rules and requirements, please click the “Terms & Conditions” link in the widget above.

This contest ends on Tuesday, August 19th at 11:59pm CST, is open internationally, and entrant must be 18 years of age {or older} to participate. If you are younger than 18, you must have a parent enter.

Good luck!

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Teaching Independence to Kids | Mom Minute

June 29, 2014

Just in time for Independence Day, on today’s #MomMinute we are talking about how we as parents can help our children learn confidence and independence at a young age.

Independence

I have been there, as a first time parent with twins, constantly hovering over them wherever we were. I was ready at the blink of an eye to swoop in and “rescue” them from falling down, dirty binkis, older kids bopping them with toys, etc.

Having now had six children, I did learn a few lessons on how to help my own kids become less dependent on me, and depend on themselves. {This happened naturally, but also out of necessity – because there was not enough of me to go around!}

One of our viewers, Kristen, asks the following question… “How do you help your kids become more independent?”

Independence

This isn’t easy, for sure. We love our kids, and it hurts us to see them hurt. To see how we have handled this, including a few lessons from my own childhood, fee free to click the video below…

The whole “letting our children fail while the price tags are little” is something I feel very strong about.

It is very similar to us as kids when our parents cautioned us not to help the butterfly out of its cocoon, because doing so would weaken its wings and it wouldn’t be able to fly away from predators. The sooner our kids learn life’s lessons, even if they are somewhat muted while they are little, the sooner they will be prepared for the reality of a sometimes “harsh” world out there.

What ideas do you have about how to teach children independence? Other parents would love to hear from you, so please leave a comment below!

Happy Parenting!

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Musical Talents in Children | Mom Minute

June 21, 2014

Music has always been an important part of our family, going back generations.

Developing Musical Talents

In Shaun’s family, his grandmother was a concert violinist, his mom plays several instruments, and every sibling can sing, play the piano, or other instruments. My siblings and I all took piano lessons as children, and one sister is phenomenally gifted with it!

{Like many of you, I personally hated piano lessons as a kid, but LOVE that I can play the piano as an adult!} One of our viewers, Louis, asks the following question, “How do I get my kids interested in music and the arts?”

Music in Kids

So we invited guest, Jorge, the father behind TheRealityChangers music YouTube channel, to share with us his tips and advice on how to nurture an interest in music with our children from a young age. The key, is to never force your child to do something they do not want to do. It also means that we should  not also allow them to give up on something so easily, either. There needs to be a balance between effort and desire, which goes for adults as well as our children Although the twins have dropped piano as a musical interest, they still pursue dance and choir. In our home, we do require that each child have at least one musical activity every year {band/orchestra, piano, choir, dance, etc}, in order to continue with an appreciation for music and the arts. I do feel that music often invites feelings and emotion that sometimes words cannot communicate. Music has always been an important part of my life, and I am so happy that my kids share in that enthusiasm. Click below to view the episode… What ideas do you have about how to nurture musical talents in your children? Other parents would love to hear from you, so please leave a comment below! Happy Parenting!

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