Grace Unplugged Prize Pack Giveaway!

I am super excited for the release of this movie! With all the media hype and conversations surrounding Miley Cyrus the timing of this moving could not be more perfect! This is a movie that all tweens should definitely see!

Synopsis…..

Sometimes, chasing your dreams leads you right to where you belong!

Having just turned 18, Grace Trey aspires to more than just singing at her church where her father, a former pop star, is the worship leader. So, with the help of Mossy, her dad’s former manager, Grace records a cover version of her dad’s old Top-10 hit, runs off to Los Angeles, and begins to taste the kind of stardom she’s always dreamed about.

Yet with each rung of the ladder she climbs, Grace feels more and more pressure to compromise her values, further straining her relationship with her parents. Will everything she experiences lead her to reject her faith… or rediscover it?

Grace Unplugged opens in theaters October 4 and is “Family Approved” by the Dove Foundation.

The Grace Unplugged Cast: AJ Michalka James Denton Kevin Pollak Michael Welch

Trailer…..

Now for some fun…..

Are you ready for a Rockstar Life? Click on the image below and take the quiz to find out!

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Giveaway…..

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Official Grace Unplugged Prize Pack to be awarded to one lucky reader!

Grace Unplugged Prize Pack INCLUDES:

• Grace Unplugged Soundtrack CD  –  Songs by TobyMac, AJ Michalka, Chris Tomlin and Shawn McDonald.

• Grace Unplugged: A Novel by Melody Carlson.

•  Own It: The book Discover Your Faith in God by Michael & Hayley DiMarco.

•  Grace Unplugged Exclusive Guitar Pick.

To Enter the Giveaway complete each of the following…..

Like Mom on the go in Holy Toledo Facebook page

Like Grace Unplugged Facebook page

Follow @mamaof3onthego on twitter

Reply with your results from the quiz…Are you Rockstar ready?

Winner to be randomly selected Oct 8th @ 11:59pm

(Winner’s name will be posted on this blog post, Facebook, and twitter.  Winner will be asked to email their address to mommyblissmarks@gmail.com.  Thank you)

The Oogieloves: Roundtable Discussion with the Creator & Camp Oogie

As many of you may have noticed I took a brief hiatus Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. But it was for an exciting reason and one that I can’t wait to share with all of you!

 

I had the opportunity to participate in a roundtable discussion with Kenn Viselman (pictures below with me), The Oogieloves creator and marketer behind Teletubbies, Thomas the Tank Engine and Eloise.  During the roundtable discussion the subject of appropriate FAMILY friendly films was addressed and the fact that there is a lack of QUALITY family entertainment.  True, Hollywood has released films that they felt were appropriate for young children but if you really sit back and contemplate those movies most, if not all, were not appropriate. True many were cartoons, but, just because movies are animated doesn’t make them appropriate for young children. Take a moment and think about the movies that have been released for children this summer. Now, if you were to make those animated movies into a movie with live actors would that movie be appropriate for your young child? I know I personally wouldn’t allow my 2-year-old to view those movies. 

As a mother to 3 children ages 2, 5, and 6 years old I want to be able to take all 3 of my children to an APPROPRIATE QUALITY FAMILY film and…..

I do not want to have to leave my older two children in the theater by themselves while I walk around with my 2-year-old because there was a “scary” scene during a film. (True story, this did happen and thankfully my mom was with us to stay with the older two kiddos while I walked the halls of the theater with my 2-year-old while they finished watching the film).

Or, worse, after spending over $40 for my family to enjoy an afternoon at the theater together, having to leave because there are just too many “scary” scenes.  Given our family budget I know I can’t afford to take a gamble like that!

I do not want to have an awkward discussion with my children during or after the film about adult issues. (Up was one such movie that was followed by a slew of questions from our preschooler that I was not prepared to address at such a young age).

The Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure has heard us moms loud and clear and is a TRUE G-rated film. In fact this movie is a mommy film going ally.  Not only do us moms not have to worry about scary scenes in the film for our toddler, or awkward discussions with our preschoolers, but we can also eliminate the constant request to…”sit down please”…” be quiet please”….”shhh”….”put your hands down”….”sit on your bottom”….etc.

Asking young children to sit still for over an hour is asking a lot. Also, they are young and inquisitive, they will have questions, and that is good. Now imagine if you could address the questions and actually interact during a film?  Shocker right!?! Once again The Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure delivers.

Children are encouraged to get up, out of their seats, and dance! As well as talk and interact with the film while in the theater. There is queuing in the film that indicate when it is time to standup and dance and when it is time to sit back in your seat.  The queuing is easy for a child to comprehend and follow, the butterflies fluttering across the screen indicate it is time to get out of your seat, while the turtles indicate that it is time to slow down and be seated.

At the culmination of the round table discussion I found myself quite eager to attend The Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure Premiere the next day.  As I left the roundtable discussion I felt such gratitude because my voice as a mommy had finally been heard! The Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure was finally going to provide the quality family entertainment us moms have been longing for.

Speaking of moms, Kenn Viselman’s mom attended the roundtable discussion and I also invited my mom to attend. Here is a picture of Kenn Viselman with his mother, me, and my mom. We give The Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure a thumbs up!!

While I was attending the roundtable discussion my children were attending Camp Oogie!  Where they had fun decorating an Oogieloves lunch bag, learned songs from the movie, learned some dances from the film, and had an all-around fabulous time.

As we left The Townsend Hotel on Tuesday we were all elated and in much anticipation for the premiere of The Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure the next day.

Here is The Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure trailer….