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The Greatest Show on Earth is Built to Amaze!

Ringling Brothers Circus Built to AMaze!

I’m so excited to be taking Mr P to the Greatest Show on Earth in a couple of weeks time. He really loves live performances and though he has seen musicals and concerts, he has yet to see the circus, I know he will love it!  The newest season of the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus, Built to Amaze! features Andre McClain as Ringmaster, the legendary King Charles Unicycle Troupe, and award winning comedic duo Alex and Irina Emelin. I have to admit that I am just as excited to see the show.

Alex and Irina Emelin from the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus

This year Built to Amaze is playing in 4 venues: Prudential Center, IZOD Center, Nassau Veterans Coliseum and in my very own backyard at the Barclays Center. I’ll be heading to opening night on March 20, and the Brooklyn show will run to April 1.

The Fairy Hobmother Came for a Visit

As you can tell by the silence in the past week, I have been super busy! Blog posts have been piling up and I have so much to share. That is why it was so nice to have received a message from the Fairy Hobmother during this manic week, to tell me how impressed he is by my blog! It’s nice to know that even with a couple of days down time, I can still get compliments :) He sprinkled his fairy dust in the form of an Amazon gift card and I know exactly how I am going to treat myself.

My husband and I have been on a huge home reorganizing kick, and If we owned the place we lived in now, we’d be sure to check out the home of the Fairy Hobmother at Appliances Online for the bigger ticket items like a dishwasher, dryer or washing machine. For now I will just dream about the dishwasher I wish we could have *sigh*.

So what would you do if you had a little extra Amazon cash?

disclousre: I received an Amazon gift card in exchange for this post. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Chuck E. Cheese’s Valentine’s Day Pinterest Contest Winners

Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter the Chuck E. Cheese’ s Valentine’s Day Pinterest Contest! It was so nice to see all the place that you took Chuck E.! From the park, to sleepovers and playdates, it was hard for the judges to choose.

The 5 winners have now been chosen and notified via their Pinterest board. So without further ado, here are the 5 Winner’s of a month’s worth of trips to Chuck E. Cheese’ s. If you are a winner and you still haven’t gotten in touch with me, please make sure to email me at ghada (at) mamagoesbam (dot) com ASAP!

The winners are: Jacqueline Taylor Griffin, Shyla Rittgers-Atkins, Kristie Waddell, Joanne French, and Hazel Lopez.

Win the Bare Essentials with Bare Fruit Apple Chips

Between a 15 month old who loves trying new foods and a 5 year old with a ravenous appetite, I am always on the lookout for easy healthy snacks to feed them. When I was given the opportunity to try Bare Fruit’s Apple Chips, I thought why not. The Bare Fruit Chips are 100% organic and are baked not fried. I’ve had apple chips in the past that have been too sweet, but these were just right. With only a small sprinkling of cinnamon added for taste, they have a really fresh flavor.

Because they are made with apples, you can easily just eat a handful and feel full. The best part is the kids get a healthy snack and don’t even question it! They also make a good on-the-go snack, easy to pack and you don’t have to worry about them getting soggy or dried out.

What I love about the Apple Chips is that they are truly nothing but the bare essentials – apples (with a hint of cinnamon) and no added sugar.

Bare Fruit would like to give you the chance to win a case of Apple Chips. Just head over to the Bare Fruit Facebook page, fill out your details and you are in to win. Contest is open til February 12 at 11.59PM. And if you don’t already like Mama Goes BAM on Facebook, make sure to head over there and like it now.

You can also scan the QR code below from your mobile phone to go straight to the form.

Mama Goes BAM QR Code for Bare Fruit Apple Chips

Good Luck!

 disclosure: I received a sample to help facilitate my review.

Chuck E. Cheese’s Valentine’s Pinterest Contest #FlatChuckE

UPDATE: Winners have been announced here.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I am so happy to be able to tell you about this ah-MAZING Pinterest Contest that is being sponsored by Chuck E. Cheese’s! If you haven’t been to Chuck E. Cheese’s yet, why not? Chuck E. Cheese’s is a great all-year round place to let the kids (and the kids at heart!) burn off some steam. If you are having the same unconscionably cold temps that we are having in NYC, then Chuck E. Cheese’s is a warm fun place to escape with arcade games and even to have a bite to eat.

How Pin-tastic!

Do you have a Pinterest account? If not, again I say why not? First things first you will need to sign up for a Pinterest account to enter this fantastic contest. But hold on, before you go you probably want to know what you can win.

Five people will win a month’s worth of Family trips to Chuck E. Cheese’s!

It’s really easy to be in to win, so read on and then get to pinning! Contest opens January 31 at 10AM EST and closes on February 12th at 11:59 PM EST.


I'm entering the Dinner with Chuck E. Pinterest Contest! #FlatChuckE

Pin this! Hover over the image in the upper right hand corner!

  1. Follow @ChuckECheese  and @Ghada on Pinterest.
  2. Create a board and title it “Dinner with Chuck E.
  3. Pin the Official Announcement graphic above to your board and tag it #FlatChuckE (by writing #FlatChuckE  in the comments box, you are tagging it).
  4. Pin the downloadable Flat Chuck E. from the Chuck E. Cheese’s website and tag it with #FlatChuckE
  5. Ok, this is where it gets really fun! Print out your Flat Chuck E., dress him up with colored crayons (tinsel, and feathers optional) and then take him for a spin on the town. We’re interested in seeing where you take your Flat Chuck E. Will it be to a playground, a restaurant, a friend’s house? Wherever you go with Flat Chuck E., take a picture then upload it to your board using the “Add” button from within your board. Choose “Upload a Pin” then browse to your picture of Flat Chuck E. out on the town and upload it. You have to tag this one #FlatChuckE as well.  You can upload more than one picture, but you only need one uploaded picture to be in to win. Don’t forget to tag it with #FlatChuckE
  6. You’re done! BUT to be officially entered you MUST link to your board in the comments from this Official Announcement Pin.

Got it? Make sure you’ve pinned the 3 images mentioned in steps 3, 4 and 5 and comment on Pinterest with a link to your pin, it’s that easy. Need inspiration for your board, then check out my example board. Don’t worry, even though I’d like to enter I can’t :)

Good Luck and see you back here on February 15 for the winners announcement.
By submitting your link to the Official Announcement pin, you are agreeing to the Official Contest Rules. Winners will be chosen by a panel  based on creativity (75%); and Pinterest user likes and comments (25%).

Make sure to click on any of the lovely social media buttons below to share this Contest with family and friends. Maybe if they win, they’ll bring you with them! For more great deals from Chuck E. Cheese’s make sure to follow them on Facebook.

disclosure: I have been compensated for hosting this review. As always all opinions are my own and I only share information that I feel will be of value to my readers.

Welcome to the Jingle Jam Hop

Welcome to the Jingle Jam Giveaway Hop hosted by MamaNYC and Cheap Is The *New* Classy! We’ve organized this giveaway event in order to kickoff the holiday season with a bang. Let’s get ready to jingle and jam with some amazing prizes from some amazing bloggers. This event will run from December 1-15th, so you will have plenty of time to enter all of our giveaways! Good luck and Happy Holidays!

I am giving away a great gift for the kiddies in your life and perfect as a stocking stuffer! The Twooth Timer and its perfect companion, the Twooth Pocket Pal. Head on over to read my review of these Twooth Timer products and then enter below to win. Then don’t forget to go down the link and enter the other giveaways.