Rio 2 Sing-Along Blu-Ray #giveaway #celebraterio2 #dadchat

 photo disclaimer_zpsaa1cb05b.jpg
About the Movie

Just in Time for the Holidays,

Rio 2 is Back with a Limited Edition Sing-Along!

Sing-along with your favorites including: Billboards Rising Star Award® WinnerJanelle Monae, Tony Award® Winner Kristin Chenoweth, Anne Hathaway, Grammy Award® Winners Bruno Mars & Jamie Fox & More!

Now you can sing-along with your favorite characters to songs What is Love, I Will Survive, Rio Rio & more!  Come take a walk on the wild side with Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, George Lopez and an incredible flock of all-star talent in this soaring sequel to the animated hit comedy Rio!

Blu-ray™ Special Features

  • Rio 1 Refresher
  • Birds & Beats: The Singing Talents of Rio 2
  • I Will Survive multi-language music video

Fun Movie Activities

rio-2-sing-along rio-2-sing-along rio-2-sing-along rio-2-sing-along rio-2-sing-along


How would you like to win this for yourself or for your family? All you need to do is fill out the below form to be entered.  The contest will run for one week and will end on October 28, 2014.

Winner must be a resident of the U.S.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Winners are chosen at random, if you want all your chances counted, make sure you leave individual comments, not all of them in one!

Winner has 48 hours to contact me or another name will be chosen.



New to the Divadom or to Dad of Divas Reviews?

Please Subscribe to my RSS Feed! Subscribe in a reader

Questions?Drop me a line at

WWE Slam City is Coming to Nicktoons #WWEMoms #WWESlamCity #dadchat


WWE and Nickelodeon today announced that WWE Slam City™, WWE’s kids property that includes an original animated short-form series, will debut tomorrow night during the NickSports programming block from 9–11 p.m. (ET) on Nicktoons.  The 26-episode series is comprised of two-minute shorts featuring WWE Superstars John Cena®, Randy Orton®, Sheamus®, The Miz™, Rey Mysterio®, Kane® and Mark Henry® in a new animated world. The NickSports block airs every Wednesday from 9–11 p.m. (ET) on Nicktoons and features a rotating lineup of sports-themed content including series, specials and documentaries from leagues and key athletes, as well as acquired theatrical movies.


WWE Slam City, filmed in the next generation of stop-motion animation, features a new WWE animated character, The Finisher, who fires all of the WWE Superstars and sends them to WWE Slam City to find day jobs. With John Cena as an auto mechanic, Randy Orton as a zookeeper and Sheamus as a theater usher, these Superstars stay true to their WWE personas as they face life outside of the ring with new career challenges.


“This exciting partnership will allow us to bring WWE’s passionate fan base to the NickSports programming block while also creating new WWE fans through Nickelodeon’s massive audience,” said Michelle D. Wilson, Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer, WWE. “WWE programming reaches 3 million kids each week and we’re sure they’ll be excited to watch WWE on Nicktoons.”


“True to the spirit of the NickSports programming block, WWE Slam City offers kids and their families a fun, fresh way to experience these exciting WWE Superstars, and the series is a great complement to our diverse, and ever expanding, sports lineup,” said Keith Dawkins, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Nicktoons, TeenNick and Nick Jr.


WWE Slam City is a key component of WWE’s larger strategy to expand its reach to kids. In 2013, WWE’s national TV programming reached nearly 3 million kids each week, representing more than 20 percent of WWE’s average weekly TV audience.  WWE also reaches kids through the number 2 action figure property in the U.S., WWE Studios productions of The Flintstones, Scooby-Doo WrestleMania Mystery and Christmas Bounty as well as partnerships with Mattel, Kraft Foods, Frito-Lay, Post Foods and MilkPEP. In addition, WWE supports programs that positively impact children and families around the world, including a 30-plus year relationship with Make-A-Wish as well as various literacy, education, anti-bullying and military initiatives.


Since its launch earlier this year, WWE Slam City has secured nearly 20 million views across a variety of platforms including, Cartoonium, WWE Network, Hulu, Kabillion, Nintendo and AOL.

Monsters University Invites You to Party Central #dadchat


Join a monster of a party with the Disney Movies Anywhere premiere of PARTY CENTRAL.  The Disney•Pixar short is now available to view for free for the first time, and reunites everyone’s favorite monsters, Mike and Sulley, for another hilarious adventure.  Download the Disney Movies Anywhere app for iPhone or iPad to watch Party Central now, for a limited time!


Featuring Billy Crystal as Mike, John Goodman as Sulley and directed by Pixar’s Kelsey Mann, Party Central features Mike and Sulley’s return to Monsters University for a fun-filled weekend with their Oozma Kappa fraternity brothers. The gang is throwing their first party, but no one’s showing up. Luckily for them, Mike and Sulley have come with a plan to make sure “Party Central” is the most epic party the school has ever seen.


Go to Disney Movies Anywhere to find out more about collecting, watching, and taking your favorite Disney, Pixar and Marvel movies anywhere you go! Visit or download the app at

How to Train Your Dragon 2 #Giveaway #DragonsInsiders #HTTYD2

 photo disclaimer_zpsaa1cb05b.jpg
The thrilling second chapter of the epic HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON trilogy returns to the fantastical world of the heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon Toothless. The inseparable duo must protect the peace and save the future of men and dragons from the power-hungry Drago when Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment releases DreamWorks Animation’s critically acclaimed HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 on Digital HD October 21 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD November 11.



HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2, the next chapter to the Academy Award® nominated film released in 2010, is “sensational…an instant animated classic,” proclaims Access Hollywood. A hit with audiences and critics alike, the film received an outstanding audience reaction with a coveted “A” CinemaScore® and certified 92% fresh on Variety’s Peter Debruge declares the film is “Braver than ‘Brave,’ more fun than ‘Frozen’…Dragon delivers.” It’s a must-own title for the whole family!


Fans will get even more excitement, adventure and, of course, more dragons when DreamWorks Animation releases DRAGONS: DAWN OF THE DRAGON RACERS, an all-new animated adventure featuring the original voice cast. A hunt for lost sheep soon turns into a high-flying sprint in the all-new epic adventure as Hiccup and friends battle to become the first Dragon Racing Champion of Berk!DRAGONS: DAWN OF THE DRAGON RACERS will be available exclusively on the Blu-ray™ combo pack, DVD double pack and Digital HD.


The all-star film talent features Jay Baruchel (This Is The End), two-time Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Gerard Butler (Olympus Has Fallen), Craig Ferguson (“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”), America Ferrera (“Ugly Betty”), Academy Award® nominee Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Neighbors), T.J. Miller (“Silicon Valley”) and Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids).  The film also adds the voice talent of Academy Award® nominee Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond) and Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”).
The Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD feature hours of bonus materials that explore the world of dragons and more. Furthermore, the Blu-ray™ and Digital HD contain four exclusive featurettes, deleted scenes and a 60-minute behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of the film, shot and created by the film’s writer and director Dean DeBlois.



Digital HD Twitter Party – Oct. 24
To celebrate the Digital release of Dragons next week, we are hosting a Twitter party with DreamWorks Animation! We would love for you to share the below invite with your readers to get the word out about #DragonsDay, and we have a few digital iTunes codes if you’re available to tweet along with us that that time!


How would you like to win this for yourself or for your family? All you need to do is fill out the below form to be entered.  The contest will run for one week and will end on October 28, 2014.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Winner must be a resident of the U.S.

Winners are chosen at random, if you want all your chances counted, make sure you leave individual comments, not all of them in one!

Winner has 48 hours to contact me or another name will be chosen.



New to the Divadom or to Dad of Divas Reviews?

Please Subscribe to my RSS Feed! Subscribe in a reader

Questions?Drop me a line at

Walt Disney Animation Studios Sets Sail With MOANA! #Moana #dadchat



Walt Disney Animation Studios revealed plans for “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated comedy-adventure about a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestors’ quest. In theaters in late 2016, the film is directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “The Princess and the Frog,” “Aladdin”).


“John and I have partnered on so many films—from ‘The Little Mermaid’ to ‘Aladdin’ to ‘The Princess and the Frog,’” said Clements. “Creating ‘Moana’ is one of the great thrills of our career. It’s a big adventure set in this beautiful world of Oceania.”


In the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, Moana, a born navigator, sets sail in search of a fabled island. During her incredible journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, to traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds and ancient folklore.


“Moana is indomitable, passionate and a dreamer with a unique connection to the ocean itself,” Musker said. “She’s the kind of character we all root for, and we can’t wait to introduce her to audiences.”

Get a #Deal On A #Halloween #Costume Only Until Friday #dadchat

Halloween is just around the corner and there’s not much time left to shop for a costume. BuyCostumes has over 900 costumes and accessories on sale right now!

Today through Friday, my readers have some great deals to get some hot costumes in time for Halloween! Check out today’s great deals below!

Also, you can use coupon codes with all sale items. Below are a few of the coupon offers!

15% off 1 item at BuyCostumes
Coupon Code: AFCBC151
Expiration Date: 10/31/2014

20% off orders of $50+
Coupon Code: 20buyco50
Expiration Date: 10/24/2014

Guardians of the Galaxy – Deluxe Star-Lord Kids Costume
Only $28.99

Skylanders Swap Force – Chop Chop Kids Costume
Only $24.99

Blue Beasty Child Costume
Only $29.99

Robin Hood Adult Costume
Only $44.99

Cleopatra Adult Costume
Only $28.99



New to the Divadom or to Dad of Divas Reviews?

Please Subscribe to my RSS Feed! Subscribe in a reader

Questions? Drop me a line at

#School, #Curriculum, #Kids, and How WE #Parents Fit at #DadChat


When I went to elementary school (a few years back), my parents had little to do or worry about when I headed out the door. In fact, they had little to worry about after school as well because I rode my bike wherever I wanted as long as I got home before dark. Mom made sure I knew who to call and how to call “just in case” I needed to call home. These days, it’s just a tad bit different!

Common Core, Home Schooling, Political Correct History, Politics in the classroom, No Tolerance, Self-Esteem, and EVERYONE gets a trophy is the new world of primary school. How do we parents navigate this “new world” if, GULP, we have values or concerns about life and, BIGGER GULP, even are religious?! What if we have a kid with “challenges” – can we count on the schools for help? Do we EVEN DARE to discuss the horrors of Middle and High School? That’s why we have noted clinical psychologist Margot Holloman and her husband, Andy Holloman, writer, father of three, and just coincidentally Margot’s husband as our co-hosts this Thursday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET.


Dr. Holloman is a Clinical Psychologist located in Apex, North Carolina. She attended the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated from U.C. with Honors and received the Arthur G. Bills Award for Excellence in Research. She began graduate school at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in School Psychology. After making the decision she wanted to work primarily with therapy clients, she transferred to The University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she received her Masters and Doctoral Degrees in Clinical Psychology.

She has worked in private practice in the Raleigh area since 1997. She currently specializes in anxiety and depression across the lifespan. More recently, she has developed a strong interest in treatment methods for ADHD in children and adults. She has always loved positive psychology including how one develops resilience despite difficult childhoods or adversity in one’s current circumstances. Her research interests also primarily focused on developing and maintaining positive self-esteem.

She currently works full time with individual clients and is developing several workshops designed to facilitate the participant’s development of healthy habits for greater happiness and success. These workshops will focus on the ability to establish more authentic, meaningful, and satisfying paths throughout our lives.

Dr. Holloman is married and has three teen and preteen children. She loves dogs, gardening, reading, music, photography, scrapbooking and anything crafty or creative. She has recently discovered genealogy and may need an intervention to stay off of She is currently dabbling in woodworking and loves to decorate. She has recently learned how to use wordpress and first became confident about her computer skills through learning photoshop elements. Her guilty pleasures include spider solitaire, So You Think You Can Dance, and reading self-help books



Writer Andy Holloman has been scribbling stories since a young age. (According to reliable sources.) Shades of Gray is his first published novel and grew out of his experiences as a travel agency owner many moons ago. He was fascinated with the true story of a client of the business that was murdered. Suspecting her line of work was drug smuggling, a story sprouted in his over-active imagination – How far would a desperate person go to save their child and their business.

His 2nd novel When His Dreams Take Flight was published in Oct. 2013 and is a Suspense/Thriller novel set in present day North Carolina.

He is the father of three and happily married for 20 years. A graduate of UNC-CH, he lives in the Raleigh, NC area and is busy carpooling, keeping his wife happy, and attending his kids sporting events. He loves the great outdoors in NC, is an avid reader, and a social media goofball. Most evenings, he can be found tapping on his well-worn keyboard as he “births” his next novel. Andy website:

Here are some tweets that you can send out to bring out YOUR friends and others to join our #DadChat community. Obviously, adjust to your own liking:

  • #School – Why is it so complicated these days for our kids and US – #DadChat Thursday
  • Common Core, Bullying, Self-Esteem, Trophies for everyone – this is #School today! Let’s discuss tomorrow at #DadChat
  • How to navigate our kid’s school journey tonight at #DadChat


Disney’s FEAST – Special Look #Feast #BigHero6


A special look at Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new short FEAST is now available. FEAST will open in theaters in front of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new action-packed, big-screen adventure BIG HERO 6 on November 7th.


Like us on Facebook:

Follow us on Twitter:


“Feast,” a new short from first-time director Patrick Osborne (head of animation for “Paperman”) and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is the story of one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share.



  • Director Patrick Osborne, who joined Walt Disney Animation Studios in 2008 as an animator on “Bolt,” took part in the Studio’s Spark program—which invites artists to explore their own unique ideas in a month-long project that is presented to the Studio team. His experimental short “Pet” was a hit among his fellow Disney artists. Osborne, whose credits Disney’s 2010 feature “Tangled” and 2012’s Oscar®-winning short “Paperman,” for which he served as head of animation, was later tapped as co-head of animation for the upcoming feature “Big Hero 6.”  But his plans changed when he pitched the idea for “Feast” as part of WDAS’ new shorts program—the project was greenlit with Osborne as director.
  • Producer Kristina Reed produced 2012’s Oscar®-winning short “Paperman.”

Dads in the Limelight ( #limelightdads ) – Nick Boyle ( @DinnerbyDad ) #dadchat

Dads in the Limelight Series

Our 480th Dad in the Limelight is Nick Boyle. I want to thank Nick for being a part of this series. It has been great getting connected with him and now sharing him with all of you.


Nick-Boyle1) Tell me about yourself, (as well as how you are in the limelight for my readers knowledge)
My name is Nick Boyle and I’m a mid-20s first-time Dad. Why/How am I in the limelight? I don’t know… you tell me! I currently work as an SEO Manager for a luxury fashion brand during the day, then rush home to be with my partner and son, Isaac for the rest of the evening. In my spare time, I document my experiences over at Dinner by Dad to share the highs and lows of fatherhood with my readers.
It’s a real balancing act – but I love it. Coming home to that little man at the end of every day is just the best feeling anyone could imagine.
2) Tell me about your family
My family still has its ‘L’ plates on! We’ve jumped headfirst into parenthood and both love all the joys and challenges it has thrown our way. My partner, Nikki, is on maternity leave as I write this – and she’s a fantastic mum to Isaac. We met around 10 years ago on our first day of college – and despite going our separate ways for a few years, we found ourselves together and were soon buying a house and expecting our first baby!
Nick-Boyle3) What has been the largest challenge you have had in being a father?
To put it simply: going to work. Leaving the little man and Nikki behind in the morning is really difficult – even after 7 months. Sure, there have been loads of other challenges (nappies, feeding, projectile vomiting, etc.), but missing out on small yet significant developments is pretty tough. Nikki does a great job with recording the mischief Isaac gets up to – but I can’t help harbouring a slight feeling of jealousy at times that I wasn’t physically there to see something.
That being said, there’s no other (acceptable) way to earn money than to head out and work; and knowing that I’m putting food on the plates of my family gives me a growing sense of pride and responsibility. I work hard to ensure my family are safe and healthy, so despite not enjoying leaving in the morning, my motivation has never been stronger.
The drive home from work always starts off a little downbeat after a stressful day, but by the time I’m turning that final corner into the driveway I’ll have a big smile on my face!
4) What advice would you give to other fathers?
My first piece of advice is: love every minute; love every smile, every gurgle, every burp, every snore. Just love it all.
My second piece of advice is to be patient. Sure, your little one may have been screaming for 30 minutes straight… but it’s their only way to communicate how they feel at that moment. Patience, my friend, will get you through. Remember that your child doesn’t know as much as you, so don’t get frustrated when they fling a tomato-based meal over your cream carpet, they didn’t mean to!
My final piece of advice is based on teamwork. You and your partner have entered this together – so no matter how tired you are, how hungry you are or how annoyed you may get at each other, you a part of a team; a team that your little one wholly relies on. Work together to get things done; ask each other what you find difficult and come to a joint solution. Not only will you both grow together, but you’ll convey a powerful and meaningful message to your child – one that will stick with them forever. Remember, they are part of your team too – so never leave them stranded.
5) How have you come to balance parenthood and outside life? 
Before Isaac was born, Nikki and I had a chat about how we’d retain certain elements of the lives we had become accustomed to. I would continue to go to the football (soccer, for those of you based in America) on a Saturday to cheer on Preston North End, and Nikki would continue to go out for meals with friends, etc.
In reality, this has been a little more difficult as parenthood takes over; but it’s something we’re working on! We still have ‘date nights’ every week, which is great. We’ll put Isaac down to bed then put a movie on and have a nice tea; having that time together is really important.
Nick-Boyle6) What have you learned from the fathers that you have interacted with?
Friendship and a strong collective identity. Dads are fantastic friends to have; whenever something isn’t going right, just like your closest friends, they will be there to pick you up. I’ve been touched by how welcoming and open many fathers have been and how strong the community is. The year of the Dad Blogger is upon us… #Dadpower
7) What else would you share regarding your experiences as a father thus far?
Remember that your child is your child – so when someone says “I would do this”, or “You should do that”… take it with a pinch of salt and just smile in response. You make the calls, you make the shots – don’t let other people’s opinions govern the way you father your child.
I’ve been told how to father my child by many a passer-by. Sure, they may just be offering harmless help, but they don’t really have a right to tell me how to look after Isaac. It’s the one thing that annoys me about some people’s perceptions of fathers. I will proudly say that I am a good father; I work hard to pave a happy future for my family and I regularly show my son the unconditional love he deserves.
There we go, it’s off my chest now!
8) What have been the most memorable experiences that you have had thus far as a parent?
So far, it has to be Isaac’s transition into crawling. He spent so long trying to move across the room, only to be floundered by his own arms getting in the way. Seeing him actually move in the direction he wanted for the first time filled me with pride… and tears! Now, though, we can’t stop him – he’s absolutely rapid when he wants to be and a nightmare to catch sometimes! I’m so proud of my son – he’s taught me so much about what really matters in life in such a short space of time. Never did I think I could love someone so much.

If you have any questions for Nick, please leave a comment here and I will make sure that he gets them so that he may be able to respond!

Also, do you know a Dad in the Limelight? If so, please email me their contact information so that they too can be a part of this series!

Dad of Divas,

New to the Divadom?
Please Subscribe to my RSS Feed! Subscribe in a reader
Questions?Drop me a line at

PLAYMOBIL Celebrates Fire Prevention Month #dadchat

 photo disclaimer_zpsaa1cb05b.jpg
PLAYMOBIL’s 40th Anniversary Fire Rescue Operation Compact Set + Quad inspires kids to become heroes!  With accompanying quad car and functioning fire hydrant, children can discover the essential tools and teamwork to fight fires while indulging in hours of creative play.  Gear up for action with PLAYMOBIL’s Forest Fire Truck and Forest Fire Helicopter, helping kids learn the importance of environmental protection and preservation. They can navigate the fire truck to douse burning trees on the ground and keep a watchful eye from above in the helicopter, with a bird’s eye view to extinguish the flames. Plus, young children can learn and get excited about fire safety with  PLAYMOBIL’s 1.2.3 Fire Rescue Helicopter.  With a bright, colorful design and large, rounded pieces for toddlers to grip, this helicopter lets kids prepare to respond to any emergency.


40th Anniversary Fire Rescue Operation Compact Set + Quad (#5169): Celebrate 40 years of PLAYMOBIL with the Fire Rescue Compact Set + Quad. This compact set with bonus gift contains two fun-filled sets that kids will love. Race to the scene and help extinguish the fire with this compact set, featuring a functioning water hose. With the help of the bonus Quad, kids can respond to emergencies even faster. Just pull back the car and release to send it zooming to the rescue! Compact set includes three figures, working fire hose, fire hydrant, house, tree, flowers, and more. Bonus set includes one figure, pull-back quad car, rescue cable, and additional accessories. Recommended for ages four to ten. Suggested Retail Price: $19.99. Warning. Choking Hazard. Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.


Forest Fire Truck (#5616): Even the most rugged terrains face dangers, and the Forest Fire Truck is there to help keep things safe.  Equipped with strong tires and a functioning fire hose, this truck can tackle fires in the deepest parts of the forest.  Use the truck’s front winch to move burning trees so that they don’t spread to unharmed areas.   Set includes two figures, red off-road vehicle, flaming tree, functioning water hose, fire helmets, and other accessories.  Recommended for ages four to ten. Warning.  Choking Hazard.  Small parts.  Not for children under 3 years.


Forest Fire Helicopter (#5617): Extinguish fires from the sky with the Forest Fire Helicopter.  Kids can fill the water bucket before attaching it to the copter and flying to the scene of the fire.  Then, pull the lever to empty the bucket, spraying water over the ground and putting out the fire.  This bright red helicopter is outfitted with functioning top and tail rotors.  Set includes one figure, helicopter, water bucket, and other accessories.  Recommended for ages four to ten. Warning.  Choking Hazard.  Small parts.  Not for children under 3 years


1.2.3 Fire Rescue Helicopter (#6789): Put out the blaze with the Fire Rescue Helicopter. With a bright and colorful design and large, rounded pieces, this PLAYMOBIL 1.2.3 set is ideal for toddlers. This bright red helicopter with movable rotor blades is ready for any emergency. Set includes one figure with fire helmet and helicopter. Recommended for ages 18 months and up. Suggested Retail Price: $10.99.

About These Products

I was so impressed with the quality of these sets, and loved that they connected to the idea of fire safety, especially during this month where it is talked about more than in other months. These sets have so much detail and you can tell that the people that design these sets take painstaking care to connect with the consumer. Both of these sets have small details that are so connected to how kids will play with the sets. From a working fire pump to other small details such as working parts on the truck or the detail on the fire uniform. Each of these details are so connected to the user that you get transported into the active and creative play that these sets promote. The toys are heavy duty and will withstand a ton. While the sets have small parts and thus should not be played with by very small children, the sets are perfect for a wide array of ages that enjoy using their imagination and creating a world around them with the people, vehicles and other connected world elements that you can get through this company. All-in-all these both were great sets and ones that I would highly recommend to all!


New to the Divadom or to Dad of Divas Reviews?

Please Subscribe to my RSS Feed! Subscribe in a reader

Questions?Drop me a line at

%d bloggers like this: