NANO METALFIGS Collectible Figures Review

Do you have a Harry Potter, Disney, DC Comics and/or WWE fan at home? If so, you must check out the new NANO METALFIGS! They are small collectible figures made out of 100% die-cast metal.

 

About NANO METALFIGS:

From Jada Toys, the company who created a new category of collectible figures with their Metals Die Cast line, comes an all-new line of collectible die-cast figures called Nano Metalfigs!

Each posed Nano figure is made of 100% die-cast metal and stands about 1.65″ tall and weighs about 30g or roughly 5 quarters. Although they might be small, each is finely sculpted and has premium metallic paints to achieve a high-quality appearance and durability, all at a Nano price.

 

These collectible figures come in single packs and also packs of 5, 10 and 20. I was able to review some of the Harry Potter Metalfigs single packs and also a Disney 5-pack. The figures are so character lifelike and make a great addition to any collection! There are also Nano Scenes which right now are available in Harry Potter Gryffindor Tower and DC Comics Batcave. You can create your own scene and show it off, how fun! I am so excited to purchase more of these for my 9 year old who absolutely loves Harry Potter.

There are also Nano Scenes which right now are available in Harry Potter Gryffindor Tower and DC Comics Batcave.

These would also make great birthday and holiday gifts for kids/adults of all ages! These are available for purchase at Target, Toys R Us and Walmart.

*I received the mentioned items in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own. 

Marijean

My name is MJ. I have two wonderful children and work part time as well as volunteer at my children's school.

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“Science Unboxed” Monthly Subscription STEM Science Box for Kids!

 

 

Do your kids love Science? Do they love hands on activities that involve Science specific creations? If so they will LOVE a monthly subscription from Science Unboxed!

 

What is Science Unboxed?

A science-themed monthly subscription box for kids ages 6 to 12 Each box contains a project or model that kids build, plus guided-reading activities that help develop critical thinking skills.

 

Created by credentialed teachers. That means students will learn.

It’s pretty simple, actually. Engage students, give them something interesting to do, then challenge them to improve it. We’re teachers, and we’ve created what we wish we had time to do in our daily classrooms.

 

 THE MONTHLY TOPIC 

We’ll provide both digital and physical resources to either introduce or refresh the given topic. It’s up to your child to apply what they learn. Don’t worry, we provide guidance!

BUILD

 THE PROJECT 

Depending on your child’s age and abilities, he or she will either work independently or follow the provided instructions to construct an awesome project. No matter what, they’re flexing critical thinking muscle!

REVIEW

 & VIA INCLUDED MATERIAL 

“Right-tighty, lefty-loosey” … “the human heart has 4 chambers and a combination of electric and neurological signals”. Your child picks up tactile skills and core ceonceptual knowledge. Best of all, our projects are actually fun!

REMIX

 & THE FUN PART 🙂  

We create big picture thinkers, so it’s important that students be able to go from what we’ve given, to creating their own projects. Every package is specially designed to help kids do that.

 

My kids (ages 9 and 6) were so excited to review this box. They are both really big into science and love doing science experiments and projects. This month’s box was based on Pressure. They received a booklet with information all about Pressure, and instructional booklet to create a really cool Pressure Robot, and the Pressure Robot kit. The instructions were very simple and easy, my 9 year old put together the robot with no help. This project utilizes syringes with water to connect and make your creation move! There are many different robot creations to make from the booklet, but also my children loved making their own unique creations out of the cuboid blocks. The booklet explains everything in details and gives your child knowledge on the project instead of just following directions. They are enjoying this so much. Each kit includes step by step instructions in printed format and video format. You can choose a month to month plan costing $29.99 per month, and you can also do prepay plans which will save you money. You can also give a subscription gift to someone.

 

 

 

This subscription box is perfect if your child loves Science! It would also make a great gift to give.

My readers can receive $5 off their order PLUS free shipping! Use code: MHTW at checkout. Click here to order!

*I received a box in exchange for my honest opinion. All thoughts are my own. 

Marijean

My name is MJ. I have two wonderful children and work part time as well as volunteer at my children's school.

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Simple Wishes Signature Hands Free Pumping Bra Giveaway

Mommy Has To Work is excited to partner with Simple Wishes to host a giveaway for their Signature Hands Free Pumping Bra! Do you have a baby or are you expecting a baby? Are you a working mom or a mom on the go? Read all about how this Hands Free Pumping Bra will make your life a lot easier on the go! *Please note that a beast pump is not included in this giveaway, just the pumping bra. 

7:00 AM – Get Ready For Work While You Pump

Simple Wishes makes it possible for you to do two things at once. Get a little extra beauty rest now that you can save time pumping while you get ready for the day.

2:00 PM – Only Have 20 Minutes? No Problem

Simple Wishes makes it easy to complete your pumping while you are on break. Eat a snack or read a book while our bra holds the pump securely on your breast.

3:00 AM – With Simple Wishes, at Least One of You Can Sleep Like a Baby

Pump comfortable at night without needing to wake your baby to nurse. You could even find a book or magazine to help pass the time.

 

This pumping bra would also make a great gift for a baby shower/new mom gift! Check out the Amazon listing here!

 ****GIVEAWAY****

One lucky reader will win the Simple Wishes Signature Hands Free Pumping Bra in soft pink color and their choice of size (XS-L or L-PLUS). To enter, please comment on how this pumping bra would make your life easier as a new mom? U.S. residents only. Giveaway ends on 2/12/2018.

 

 

Marijean

My name is MJ. I have two wonderful children and work part time as well as volunteer at my children's school.

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Achieving a Better Work/Study/Family Balance

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As you are already probably well-aware, being a parent on its own is challenging enough without fitting in other things! Perhaps you are running your own home business at the same time or you have decided to go back to studying again. When you are trying to juggle different responsibilities at the same time, there is no doubt that things can get very challenging, very quickly. But it is possible, and this blog post is here to give you five tips that will hopefully show you how.

 

Organisation is Vital

 

First and foremost, you need to be very organised to make sure you are devoting enough time to all your different priorities. Keep a timetable of what your different family members will be doing during each day of the week. Next, find a block of time that you can devote to working or studying. Perhaps there is a time when your kids can be looked after by your partner, they are at school or a club. When you have the time available, you need to make sure that you are making full use of it.

 

Study Online

 

Online studying helps to give you a lot more freedom when you can fit in the time to learn. Rather than having fixed class times, you get much more of a sense of balance. And there are so many different options from language courses to a masters imc that there is bound to be something for you. Of course, there are still likely to be deadlines, so you need to ensure that you are organised enough to hit them.

 

Make a Work/Study Spot

 

Ideally, you will be able to find a spot in your house where you can close yourself off and devote some time to working or studying. This way, you can signal to your family that when you are here, you are to be disturbed as little as possible. Your mind will also come to naturally associate this place with work. If you can’t get a whole room, a corner of an existing space will work as well.

 

Recruit a Study Buddy/Business Partner

 

If you are struggling to get the motivation that you need, a study buddy or business partner can help to keep your mind on track. You can find people online if you don’t know anyone in person. Take the time to coordinate your schedules so that you can spend time working on your goals together.

 

Remember to Give Yourself a Break

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Don’t be too hard on yourself if there are times when you don’t get as much done as you wanted during your study time. There are also likely to be occasions when something crops up and throws your schedule out of whack. Remember, it is all about the big picture. Keep your goals n mind and you can get things back on track again in the future.

Marijean

My name is MJ. I have two wonderful children and work part time as well as volunteer at my children's school.

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“ALIENS ATE MY HOMEWORK” AVAILABLE ON DVD, DIGITAL AND ON DEMAND MARCH 6th #AAMH

GOLDEN GLOBE® WINNER WILLIAM SHATNER LENDS HIS VOICE

TO THE DELIGHTFUL INTERGALACTIC ADVENTURE

FROM UNIVERSAL 1440 ENTERTAINMENT

 

ALIENS ATE MY HOMEWORK

 

AVAILABLE ON DVD, DIGITAL AND ON DEMAND MARCH 6, 2018

 

Universal City, California, January 10, 2018 – Unexpected extraterrestrial guests team up with a pair of middle schoolers to prevent the destruction of the planet in Aliens Ate My Homework, coming to DVD, Digital and On Demand on March 6, 2018, from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. A humorous and suspenseful intergalactic adventure, Aliens Ate My Homework follows the whimsical members of the Galactic Patrol on the trail of an evil alien criminal hiding out on Earth.

 

Based on the first book in prolific author Bruce Coville’s globally renowned “Galactic Patrol” series published by Aladdin Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing, Aliens Ate My Homework features the voice of two-time Emmy Award winner William Shatner (“Star Trek”)  and comes from director Sean McNamara (The King’s Daughter). The film also stars Jayden Greig (The Shape of Water), Lauren McNamara (“Summer of Dreams”), Kirsten Robek (The Edge of Seventeen), Dan Payne (Star Trek Beyond, Watchmen), Ty Consiglio (Wonder) and Alex Zahara (“The Man in the High Castle”).

 

Aliens Ate My Homework is a suspenseful family comedy which follows the adventures of sixth-grader Rod Allbright (Greig) and the extraterrestrial lawmen known as the Galactic Patrol. When a tiny spaceship flies through his window and lands on his science project, Rod and his cousin Elspeth (McNamara) meet a group of friendly aliens, including Phil, a talking plant (voiced by William Shatner). The earthlings quickly join the aliens’ adventurous mission to help defeat an evil alien criminal. After discovering the evil alien is disguised as a human – someone he knows all too well – Rod and Elspeth race to save the world from total planetary disaster.

 

 

BONUS FEATURES on DVD and digital

  • Not of This World: Creating Alien Life Forms – A look at creating some of the film’s Alien characters, showcasing the work of Emmy-winning visual effects maestro Todd Masters and his creature effects team. Viewers will get a peek at what it takes to bring the creatures to life on-set through the magic of prosthetic make-up, as well as practical effects techniques like oversized sets and puppetry.
  • Aliens Ate My Homework: From Page to Screen – This piece will give viewers a peek at the process of turning the novel into a film – from concept to production and visual effects. Featuring behind the scenes footage plus interviews with the cast, filmmakers, and author Bruce Coville.
  • On the Set with Bruce Coville – The beloved author gives viewers a peek at life on the set of Aliens Ate My Homework while providing details on the origins of the Galactic Patrol book series.
  • The Galactic Patrol Wants You! – A closer look at the members of the Galactic Patrol featuring Grakker, Madame Pong, Rod Allbright, Elspeth, and Phillogenous Esk Piemondum, aka Phil. In this featurette, the intrepid crew of the Starship Ferkel will reveal details on their current mission and will inform viewers on what it takes to become a member of the Galactic Patrol.

 

Aliens Ate My Homework will be available on DVD and Digital.

  • DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
  • Movies Anywhere is the digital app that simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-rayTM and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere. MOVIES ANYWHERE is only available in the United States. For more information, visit https://moviesanywhere.com.

 

 

 

Website: http://uni.pictures/AliensAteMyHomework

Trailer: http://uni.pictures/AliensAteMyHomeworkTrailer

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AliensAteMyHomework

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AliensAteMyHW

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aliensatemyhomeworkmovie

#AAMH

 

 

FILMMAKERS:

Cast: Jayden Greig, Lauren McNamara, Kirsten Robek, Dan Payne, Alex Zahara, Ty Consiglio, Sean Quan, William Shatner, Tristan Risk

Casting By: Jackie Lind, CSA

Music By: Brandon Moore

Edited By: Tony Dean Smith

Production Designer: Bob Bottieri

Director of Photography: Adam Sliwinski

Co-Producer: Todd Masters

Executive Producers: Harvey Kahn, Sean McNamara

Produced By: Roger Lay Jr. and Eric Carnagey

Based on the book series ‘Rod Allbirght Alien Adventures by: Bruce Coville

Screenplay By: Judith Reeves-Stevens & Garfield Reeves-Stevens

Directed By: Sean McNamara

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:

Street Date: March 6, 2018

Copyright: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Selection Number: 63187246

Layers: DVD 9

Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen

Rating: PG for some rude humor, mild action and thematic elements

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian, French European, Latin American Spanish

Sound: English, French European, and Latin American Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1

Run Time: 1 hour, 29 minutes

 

About Universal 1440 Entertainment, LLC:

The Universal 1440 Entertainment banner develops and produces live-action and animated non-theatrical productions directly for distribution in all media worldwide. Since its formation in 2005, the group has assembled an exceptional roster of animated family fare, including the Daytime Emmy®-winning Curious George television series for PBS Kids and Hulu; as well as the beloved The Land Before Time film series and the all-new animated family film Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You. The group also has successfully built upon some of Universal’s highly celebrated live-action, comedy and drama franchises, Scorpion King, Jarhead, American Pie, Honey and Bring It On as well as the terrifying Chucky movies.  Projects currently readying for release include the newest installment of the epic sci-fi adventure hit Tremors, the next chapter in the gritty action franchise Death Race and an exciting new film from the popular Honey franchise.

 

Universal 1440 Entertainment is a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (www.uphe.com). Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios. Universal Studios is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

 

Marijean

My name is MJ. I have two wonderful children and work part time as well as volunteer at my children's school.

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