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Jumpstart LearnNPlay

November 4, 2009

Escape the Everyday
Use Playtime as Learning Time! has released a fabulous new Wii game!


And you do just that. You play and gather fun things and when you have enough.. you get to float away on a hot air balloon, Dorothy Style! And of course all there is so much learning while they are playing they hardly realize what they are getting out of it! #learnNplay baby!

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My 8yrold’s favorite part is the fashion show. {No wonder, I think}, she has been creating American Girl Doll dress up clothes for nearly 2 years now. She’s a regular fashion designer diva these days!

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The 5yrold prefers… um. Everything. I asked him and he couldn’t decide. He is all about numbers right now.. so the math games rock. But he is seriously on the cusp of reading, so the library part is perfect!

And they all like the music!

What does mom likes the best? That they barely realize they are learning. Numbers, letters, shapes, music…. what could be better? Well besides brownies?

math skills kid game wii jumpstart

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And Guess what! is giving away A whole Escape Package. {Well THREE to be exact..}
Did I mention a $250 spafinder gift card for mom… uh huh, as in ESCAPE!

Plus they are giving away 50 copies of the new Wii game:
JumpStart Escape from Adventure Island

And here’s what the 3 Lucky Escape Package Winners will recieve:

  • 1 copy of JumpStart Escape from Adventure Island (rated E by the ESRB)
  • 1 Nintendo Wii console – to escape boredom
  • $250 in SpaFinder® gift certificates – to escape stress
  • 1 Flip™ Mino HD video camera – to record your adventures
  • 3 lifetime JumpStart memberships – 1 for you, 2 to share with friends
  • 500 virtual coins – to keep your kids’ online adventure exciting
  • JumpStart gear – to dress for adventure

Sorry don’t enter here for this amazing giveway! Goto the Blog to Enter.
All you have to do is answer this question:

PhotobucketHave you and your kids ever built a “pirate ship” out of couch cushions?

Explored the backyard in search of “fairies”?

Hunted under the bed for “buried treasure”?

We want to hear about how your family uses imagination to escape the everyday and turn life into an adventure! Tell us your story for a chance to win.

What are you wating for? Hurry! Ends Nov. 16th.

If you have any questions feel free to follow and chat with @Jumpstart_Erin

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Here’s how my family escapes….

On Sunday nights The Dad figure bakes cookies with the kids. They make a big giant mess and I get to stay OUT of the way. They learn: measuring, the importance of Dad time, and just how many chocolate chips they can pilfer before dad notices.

Another Dad activity is carving pumpkins. If it’s left to mom, they get a bagful of markers to decorate it. With Dad it’s all knives and designs and gross insides! They learn: Dad is awesome, big knives are sharp and sometimes make dad bleed, and pretending to blow chunks while holding pumpkin guts in your hand is hilarious!


What does your family do that encourages learning while playing? Tell the Jumpstart Team and win!

disclaimer: Jumpstart provided a wii game for the goodncrazy team to review. I participated in the #learnNplay campaign in the month of October.


February 11, 2009

  • Who I am
  • What I do
  • Why I do it

Carissa Rogers.
Hi! Welcome to My World.

Where the town is tiny and the air is clean.
The Fighter Jets Train and The Ducks Reign.
Where Good is Crazy & Crazy is Good.
Mom of all trades… Jack of NONE.

I’ve got three Crazy kids and one Good husband.

In my former life I was a molecular biologist. In my current life I am the chief researcher of bloggy html, parenting dos (and some don’ts), new recipes (with accidental veganism thrown in) and for spice I pretend to be a photographer…

I started blogging in February of 2008. I love the bloggy world where I share and connect with thousands of people about the happy, the sad, the rotten, and the silly! I write about my family, my story, my way.

I’ve learned that conversations start with stories… and explode into friendships.

I rely on my 7500+ Twitter followers and 1200+ Facebook friends to continue the internet conversation! My blog is the jumping off point for creative connections. (See my Twitter Grader 100%, Facebook Grader 95.7%, and Website Grader 95%.)

{CarissaGoodNCrazy at}

Currently I am not taking on new ‘reviews’. But I work with many bloggers who are. Holler and I’ll point you in their direction. I am willing to write about interesting projects and take part in mom campaigns.

Find Me

  • On Twitter


  • On Facebook

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Currently Consulting for

  • Creative Blog Director for ‘…In The Mix‘ Company Blog
  • Tweeting as @memorymixer
  • Advising Facebook/special projects/SEO/Social Media Strategy

February 2010-

  • I helped Co-Found:

Mom It Forward (and the #GNO movement on Twitter, Tuesday nights.)
September 2008- April 2008

: Most feature posts and reviews are ‘paid in kind’. I receive the product at no cost. And after my family has reviewed the product or service I post our goodNcrazy thoughts and our story. If I receive cash for a review I will state that in the post. If we do not like a product or service we do not post about it. I try to be fair and point out any negatives along with the positives when I can.