Showing posts with label Not So Wordless Wednesday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Not So Wordless Wednesday. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

I almost went to meet Jesus! My morning shower almost killed me! #WTFWednesday

My *What the Fuck* Wednesday Moment: 










Ya'll your favorite butterfly almost went to meet Jesus! 

I was taking a shower this morning, I heard a bursting sound and when I looked up my shower head flew off and hit the ceiling and water was spewing directly from the pipe, the water was literally *everywhere*! The shower head then hit the top of a cabinet and was bounding back toward me with full force. 

As an Aries I knew to protect my head as that is where people born under the sign of Aries tend to get hurt.

Once I knew I was safe I went scrambling to put off the water. And when I inspected the shower head it looked like it had melted from the inside, I have never seen anything like it before or experienced anything like it for that matter.

Then I had to get a pot from the kitchen because these arthritic knees was not trying to sit on the floor of the bathtub and take a bath!

It was both not cute and hysterically funny at the same time!

Never a dull moment!

I opted to put on new underwear though, just in case! Special shout out to Jesus and all my Angels for keeping that shower head from hell from killing me!

Readers Sound Off: Has your shower head ever tried to kill you? Have you had a #WTF moment this week yet?

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Fourth of July FIREworks now have a whole new and not so good meaning for me, this #WordlessWednesday photo is definitely worth a thousand words!

I have never truly come close to a true wordless 'Wordless Wednesday', but today will be the closest I have ever come. A bit after midnight on the Fourth of July we were awakened to the sound of someone pounding on our door yelling "FIRE!" "FIRE!".

Someone threw illegal fireworks off the roof and set the building ablaze.

I have more photos of the destruction that the FDNY left in their wake, but I think my battered bible says it all:

Bible, Battered Bible, Post Fire Bible

Unfortunately, this is the second time there was a fire in my apartment complex. This time around I am saddened by not only the things that were lost that can't be replaced, photos, the family bible pictured above, trinkets from my travels but also these things that leave me angry:

- FDNY - The firefighters were so RUDE. They let us know that we were SUPPOSED to go up to the roof and stop people from throwing illegal fireworks, um, it was late at night and I was asleep and two, I am NOT a cop. There has been quite a bit of gang activity in this area and he thinks I am supposed to risk my life confronting criminals?

- My Neighbors - People we have lent a hand to when they were locked out their apartments, held their packages when they missed Fedex/UPS - and when the worst was over everyone closed their doors, not one person asked if we would like to stay with them or needed water or anything.

- My Fair Weather Friends - Remember when it was popular to ask 'Who is your 4 am?' - meaning if anything were to happen to you and you could not call your parents, siblings etc who would that person be that would be there for you in the middle of the night. I should have already known this from my health scare in 2011 - but this, really helped hit home that I do not have a 4 am.

- My Landlord - There should be better security measures in this building and if this isn't proof of that, then I do not know what is.

Readers: Have you ever experienced a fire? 

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

{#WordlessWednesday} My local Supermarket offers Betty Cracker Hamburger Helper Does Yours? {#Photo} {#Humor}

Hope you all enjoyed my April Fool's Day Joke yesterday! I woke up feeling cheeky again so I thought I'd put some funny in your Wordless Wednesday with this recent local grocery store find.

Happy Wordless Wednesday Butterflies! Bloggers feel free to link up by leaving your link as a comment below so we can hop on over to your photo this week too! (Please No Giveaway Links, Thank You!)

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: I got attacked by balloons on the @MTA #Subway!

Oversized Bags of Black and White Balloons take over MTA New York City Subway Car

Bloggers, feel free to link us to your Wordless Wednesday Post as a link in the comment section so we can visit you too!

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FTC Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post. This is a random slice of life on a New York City Subway Train where two oversized bags of balloons took over the car and all we could see was the person's feet beneath the bags!  The next day I rode the train with a pitbull (the dog, not the famous singer) and last night I rode with a chihuahua dog in our car! (Neither were service dogs by the way!) These Balloons made me think of Times Square at New Years Eve - I love Black, White and Gold Balloons for New Years Eve, don't you?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

{Not So} Wordless Wednesday: New Haircut by Mark on Madison Edition! {#Photos}

Yesterday we talked about the Orgullosa Community, and that leads into my not so Wordless Wednesday today. In one of the facebook groups I belong to, one of the bloggers posted a call for New Yorkers who wanted to try out a new salon to let her know. With the year and a half I just went through, while I didn't make formal 'New Year's Resolutions', one of the things I promised myself this year is that I would not just embrace, but actually make change in my life. I know that this year won't be different if I approach it the same way, and do the same things.

I want 2013 to be a whole new year, one where I strive to balance taking more time for myself and still meeting the demands of an ever-changing constantly on the go schedule. Spending so much time last year in the hospital made my hair change a bit because of everything I went through including the crazy meds. So honestly when this opportunity opened up it was a total no brainer for me. And so I decided when I agreed to take it that I would truly let the salon go nuts and make my hair over totally.

Although true to my nature I did do my research!

About Mark on Madison:

Mark landed an apprenticeship with world-renowned hairstylist John Barrett at his Bergdoff Goodman salon (and you can best believe that the iconic salon located on the penthouse floor of Bergdoff Goodman in the heart of Manhattan must have been one amazing training ground as the women there expect no less than the best!)

Mark boasts quite a roster of celeb clientele (I won't name drop here, but you can check out his site for a list).

Mark has worked with publications such as Sports Illustrated and Vanity Fair!

He has also worked a wide variety of high profile events including The Academy Awards, New York Fashion Week and Good Morning America!

Here is my Before:

Left: Ascending Butterfly, Right: Mark Borukhov of Mark on Madison Salon, NYC

I arrived with well below my shoulders curly hair! The first thing he told me was 'throw out your flat iron!' - As a life long wavy girl I wasn't sure at first how possible that would be for me as I normally prefer to wear my hair straight.

Here is my During:

Mark styles Ascending Butterfly at Mark on Madison Salon in New York City

Mark created long side parted fringe layers instead of bangs! He also blew out my hair in what has to be an Olympic Record Speed, and showed me how to section my hair for not only faster results, but also less breakage!

Here is my after:

Mark finalizes the style and the look is complete! Mark on Madison Salon, NYC


My Take:

Mark took the time to understand what my real day-to-day is like and gave me his signature cut which not only frames my face, but he also took the time to teach me step by step how to maintain it, so when I left the salon I could keep the same style up at home with less effort than before. He also gave me product recommendations and helped de-bunked one of my product myths. I often avoided products that were labelled for 'curly' hair since I tend to wear my straight, but the for curly products he used on my hair worked well for me, and made me re-consider what I have been using at home.

And when I told him that I love my waves, I just hate the frizz, he gave me ideas to help achieve 'Beachy Waves' but avoid the frizz. He told after washing my hair to try gathering it like making a ponytail, then twist it clockwise and put it in a bun and sleep with it (works best for me with hair towel-dried because I have thin, fine hair that is very frizz prone) and then wake up and just rake the waves with my fingers, and then blow dry the front if I wanted it to be sleeker in the front or on top. I love that idea because it's actually workable for me since I have very little time in the morning. Thankfully I'm already using the right brushes (he recommended blow drying my hair with a boar bristle brush), which helps to make the process not only easier but also produce the desired results.

Oddly enough I went in finally ready to commit to a bigger change, and he didn't really feel I needed it. I don't have grays yet, so he didn't really feel a one process color would be a good idea for my hair type. And because I told him I do take the time out to try and wear my hair straighter, he didn't want me to take off a lot of length.

And if a great cut and styling, way faster than I even expected wasn't enough, we also went to a local coffee shop and talked 'shop' for awhile, you have to love a stylist who splits a cheesecake with you! If that's not down to earth I don't know what is!

I highly recommend Mark! And I also love that I found him on a New York City Bloggers forum, I love when bloggers share great leads! I'm not sure I would have found this salon without the recommendation, so word of mouth definitely pays off!

Get Social With It:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Book an Appointment with Mark by calling the salon directly at 212.470-3604

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow  on Twitter

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 'Like' Mark on Facebook too!

When you visit the salon, be sure to tag both Ascending Butterfly and Mark on Madison on Facebook so we can check out your new 'do'.

I don't have an official linky, but bloggers please feel free to comment on this post with a link to your Wordless Wednesday posts so we can check out your pictures too!

Happy Wordless Wednesday and Happy Hair Day Butterfly!

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FTC Disclosure: This is a non-compensated post, no monetary compensation has been received to share my salon experience. I was provided with styling services free of charge for editorial consideration, however as always, all opinions are 100% my own!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: The Rockefeller Center Holidays 2012 Edition {#Photos} #NewYorkCity

All things in and around Rockefeller Center in New York City during Holidays 2012! It's one of the most famous holiday trees and I've been visiting the new tree every year since I was a kid!

Tracy from Ascending Butterfly pre Rockefeller Center WATERMARKED
Yours Truly, Ascending Butterfly just enjoying New York City during the Holidays on my way to Rockefeller Center!

mama butterfly pre rockefeller center WATERMARKED
It's Mama Butterfly!

Tree lit up with lights pre Rockefeller Center WATERMARKED
Mama Butterfly got inspired and took this creative shot of the tree. I only wish it had been at night so you could really see all the lights!

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Mama Butterfly!

Big Lights Pre Rockefeller Center WATERMARKED
Check out these cool big lights!

mama butterfly in front of big lights pre rockefeller WATERMARKED
Mama Butterfly loving the lights!

Tracy from Ascending Butterfly big lights pre rockefeller center 03 WATERMARKED
Ascending Butterfly striking a pose!

us in front of big lights pre rockefeller center 2012 WATERMARKED
Left: Mama Butterfly, Right: Ascending Butterfly on our way to Rockefeller Center to see the Tree!

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree 01 WATERMARKED 2012
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York City! I really had to crouch to get the entire tree in the shot!

Ascending Butterfly in front of Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree 02 Holidays 2012 WATERMARKED
Ascending Butterfly striking her best 'Vanna White' pose and presenting the tree!

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Mama Butterfly taking in the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree!

Us in front of The Holidays 2012 Rockefeller Christmas Tree 01 WATERMARKED
Left: Mama Butterfly, Right: Ascending Butterfly - Yay we got a shot together in front of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree! (This is not such as an easy feat with a heavy mix of locals and tourists all going for this same shot!)

Me looking over ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center Holidays 2012 WATERMARKED
Ascending Butterfly enjoying her view of both the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and the Ice Skating Rink!

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Mama Butterfly enjoying the view of the Ice Skaters as well as the Tree too!

wisdom and knowledge sign 01 holidays 2012 WATERMARKED
I have passed this every time I've been in the Rockefeller Center area and never took a picture of it, so I thought I'd snap a pic of it, which I had to do in three shots, see below for what's alongside this on the left and the right! It reads: Wisdom and Knowledge Shall Be The Stability of Thy Times!

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Zoomed in a little closer!

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I can't believe I've passed this every day and never really stopped to get a good look or a pic until this year!

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Even though that's not the happiest face I wanted to get a picture of all three of them, I tried to get them into one shot but the detail would have gotten lost so I seperated them out!

Toy Soldier Rockefeller Center Holidays 2012 WATERMARKED
Nabbing this one wasn't easy because of all the foot traffic, but after a few tries, I finally got a shot that I absolutely LOVE!

Rockefeller Center Gold Statue 01 Holidays 2012 WATERMARKED
This statue of Prometheus at Rockefeller Center in New York City is one of the most photographed statues in New York City, especially at this time of year!

Look Up Rockefeller Center Holidays 2012 WATERMARKED
I wonder what Message Mercury brings today?

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After a long day in the city, a quick rest stop, I liked the perspective of the Angels in front of the tree so I took a shot. There is a special shot from this day I left out from this post for a reason, so there is one more picture from my Rockefeller Center Holiday Tree 2012 that is to come! Stay tuned!

Happy Wordless Wednesday Butterflies! Don't forget to post your WW posts as a comment on this thread so we can see your pictures too!

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FTC Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post. I have received no monetary compensation to share my experiences at Rockefeller Center. These are personal photos from a recent visit.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Pictures from Vapiano's 10th Birthday Bash in New York City! {Photos}

On Monday, October 22, 2012 Vapiano's Restaurant celebrated it's 10th Birthday with a Blow Out Bash in New York City where bloggers, patrons, editors and New York's Social Elite enjoyed great food, great drinks and great service in style! Here are my photos from the birthday bash!

Vapiano Restaurant New York City 10th Birthday Bash, Wideshot of Bar as guests arrive!

Vapiano Restaurant New York City 10th Birthday Bash - The Aperol Spritz and Summer Sangria were the Signature Drinks for the Bash!

Vapiano Restaurant New York City 10th Birthday Bash Close Up of Aperol Spritz Signature Drink! Prosecco and Bitters and an Orange Garnish are all a part of the magic in this cocktail!
Vapiano Restaurant New York City 10th Birthday Bash - And then there were two! Aperol Spritz Signature Event Drink with an Orange Garnish!

Above: Signature Drinks and Appetizers for two at Vapiano Restaurant New York City 10th Anniversary Birthday Bash! Read more here: 
Vapiano Restaurant New York City 10th Birthday Bash DJ Mixes Music during the Bash!

Vapiano Restaurant New York City 10th Birthday Bash - This Little Cutie tried to make off with the Balloons!

Vapiano Restaurant New York City 10th Birthday Bash Menu!

Vapiano Restaurant New York City 10th Birthday Bash Pizza Americana - Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Spicy Italian Sausage, Sliced Sicilian Pepperoni

Vapiano Restaurant New York City 10th Birthday Bash Granchi De Fiume - Crayfish, Lobster Sauce, Fresh Vegetables and your choice of pasta, I selected the Penne Pasta - YUMMO!

Vapiano Restaurant New York City 10th Birthday Bash Staff and (Center) Managing Partner, Christophe Scherman and patrons mingle during the Birthday Bash!

For my fellow New Yorkers you should definitely check this place out and for those visiting New York City, the proximity of the Restaurant to NYC Landmark Union Square makes this a must visit! I greatly enjoyed the Birthday Bash and thank the team at Vapiano Restaurant for their amazing hospitality and attentive service!

Butterfly Bloggers be sure to link up your Wordless Wednesday Posts as a comment to this thread, and if you haven't already done so, don't forget to enter our Nicole Miller Designer Handbag Giveaway of the 'Addison' Style Crossbody Leather Handbag, you have until October 31st to put in an entry to win, the bag has an ARV of $295 and there will be ONE winner!

Happy Wordless Wednesday Butterflies!

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FTC Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post. No monetary compensation has been received to share my event recap of the Vapiano Restaurant 10th Birthday Bash.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: India Arie is a Butterfly Too!

In 2009 I won floor seats to a John Legend Concert followed by a meet and greet. To say I was 'excited' is probably an understatement (You can check out my original review of the concert HERE). On my way in, I met Malcolm-Jamal Warner (best known for his role as Theo Huxtable on The Cosby Show). And if that wasn't enough he was actually only 3 rows in front of me! The opening act for that concert happened to be none other than India Arie! I already love her music, but when she came out dressed up like a butterfly I couldn't help but smile. Butterflies are my sign. They represent luck, change, someone who has passed saying hello, and always represent the universe telling me I am in the right place at the right time!

Here is my favorite concert picture of India dressed in her beautiful butterfly wings:

India.Arie in butterfly wings, John Legend Concert, Madison Square Garden, 2009

You know that The Official #TwitterPartyDJ is always thinking music, and Ascending Butterfly is always thinking butterflies, so this song by India is certainly the best of worlds, it combines my two loves, music and butterflies! Don't song lyrics read like poetry when you see them written out?

India Arie Butterfly Lyrics

Constantly creepin' caterpillar,
Still a swoon in a cocoon.
Soon you might emerge,
And you're made to emerge.
A little longing to love, lush,
Starving for affection.
Hidden by the size of my perfection,
With one exception...
If you wanna butterfly,
You gotta be a butterfly.
You know that nothing falls out of the sky.
Still a swoon in a cocoon.
If you wanna butterfly,
You gotta be a butterfly.
You know that nothing falls out of the sky.
How do I hide somebody from the great blue wide?
I'll come and sweep you up,
'Cause your time ain't up, be patient.
Now you see the sun is rising and your realizing,
Wise enough to know,
That you gotta let yourself grow.
If you wanna butterfly,
You gotta be a butterfly.
You know that nothing falls out of the sky.
Still a swoon in a cocoon.
If you wanna butterfly,
You gotta be a butterfly.
You know that nothing falls out of the sky.
What goes around comes back around;
This is nature's way.
Be conscious of what you do,
Because you will be repaid.
If you put turnips in the ground,
You will not harvest grapes.
You are what you attracted,
And this is why I say;
If you wanna a butterfly,
You gotta be a butterfly.
You know that nothing falls out of the sky.
Still a swoon in a cocoon.
If you wanna a butterfly,
You gotta be a butterfly.
You know that nothing falls out of the sky.
Constantly creepin' caterpillar,
Still a swoon in a cocoon.
Soon you might emerge,
And be made to emerge.
Still a swoon in a cocoon (repeated MANY times!)

India is a fantastic singer, and a BUTTERFLY too! Happy (Not So) Wordless Wednesday Butterflies!

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Happy Birthday Cuz!

Happy Birthday to Cousin Butterfly (as you know I don't name my family here for privacy reasons), my cousin and I were born two weeks apart, here is a picture of us celebrating his birthday this year!

Feel free to list your Wordless Wednesday links as a comment, I look forward to seeing your pictures!

Happy Wordless Wednesday Butterflies!

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: The sometimes you have to leave home so you can miss it travel edition!

As promised, here are the photos that should have accompanied Monday's Post, Happy Wordless Wednesday Butterflies!

Remember, you can press on any individual photo to make it larger, and then hit the backspace on the top of your browser to come back to this page!

Above: I am a Latina Advisory Board Blogger/Britax Hispanic and Digital Outreach Blogger and this is the sign that welcomed me and the other amazing bloggers that were selected for this campaign and invited to Britax USA's Headquarters!

Above: Here is a group shot of the first group of bloggers, call us group 'A'. Bloggers and Team Britax are all smiles, it was a beautiful sunny day. The bloggers were given Headquarter Tours in two segments so they could give us time and really answer everyone's questions. Can you spot Ascending Butterfly?

Above: Another Group A Group Shot. There are a lot of these at different angles, this one is a little closer so I thought I'd include both. To see the list of the bloggers pictured, press on the link above that will take you straight to Monday's post where everyone's name and URL are listed!

Above: Both Group A and Group B were finally united at a Group Dinner for all the bloggers in the campaign at Harry's Grille & Tavern in Charlotte, North Carolina. By the way the next time you are in Charlotte, you need to check this place out, the food was FAB and the service was great, great atmosphere. Poor Harry's, Latina Bloggers from all across the USA descended on them during a weekday! The 'locals' put up with us, promise we didn't make too much noise...well...maybe.......

Since most of the group shots are going to start looking the same to you after awhile, I won't post anymore to this post! I am truly honored to be a part of this campaign, Britax was transparent, welcoming and wonderful hosts, and being amongst this group of dynamic, driven and super smart Latina Bloggers left me so motivated.

Happy Wordless Wednesday Butterflies - Remember sometimes you need to get away from home to realize just how much you miss it! Hope you enjoyed this brief sneakpeak into my Britax USA Headquarters, Charlotte, North Carolina Press trip!

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FTC Disclosure: The Britax Hispanic Digital and Social Media Outreach is in partnership with Mami Innovative Media, a communications and digital marketing company that pairs multicultural and Latino bloggers with influential brands and blogging campaigns. I am a blogger brand ambassador for Britax and while this post is NOT sponsored and NO monetary compensation has been received for sharing this experience, I am part of a long term campaign that does provide additional incentives for my participation. However all opinions are 100% my own. My press trip was sponsored by Britax USA. Questions about our Disclosure? Please visit:

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Not So Wordless Wednesday: It's my birthday and I'll cry if I want to!

Butterflies I am finally back home from the hospital. The rest of my recuperation will take place from home instead of the hospital and I'm a few months away from being back to 'normal'. Whatever that is. Pain has been a constant companion and this is certainly NOT the birthday I envisioned for myself.

My first hospital stay that started in December of 2011 robbed me of New Years Eve and most of the month of January, and now my second stay has robbed me of the month of March, part of April and of the birthday celebration I wanted to have this year.

Yet here I am. With a different perspective on everything. I learned a lot about who I am during this difficult time. I learned a lot about what I do (and don't) want for myself and my life.

Each year for my birthday I always check out birthday horoscopes, and really thought this one was interesting:

Photo Credit:

For those of us born on April 4:

Happy Birthday! Have faith in yourself and your dreams! Your clear-thinking practical streak will get you through the whole year with ease, with some possible material gain in late May, August, and January. Don't let any little self-doubts gnaw away at your confidence. Good luck and good sense are abundant, no matter how hard you imagine things are going. Act like your normal, calm, solid self, and be ready should a big, positive shift in your work or career happen in the winter. Prepare for great things and believe in yourself. Have a marvelous year!

Just because my day didn't turn out the way I expected, thankfully the year is still young enough for me to turn around with faith, persistence, and hard work. So yeah it's my birthday and I'll cry if I want to, but then I'll get back on track and be the positive butterfly you know and love!


Ascending Butterfly

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Not So Wordless Wednesday: Move over Dancing With the Stars, it's time for your child to shine in the Curious George Dance Contest!

If like me, you enjoyed the first episode of this season's Dancing With The Stars this week, and have been running around the house dancing since, I'm sure your child has been watching and imitating you!

As many of you remember last year I became a 'Curious George Moms' Brand Ambassador and helped host a twitter party for the Curious George Mother's Day/Dia de Las Madres episode (you can read about that HERE if you missed it the first time) and as Curious George was so special to me as a child, and I enjoyed sharing his antics with my niece and my nephews I jumped at the chance to share his latest adventure with you all.

First of all my apologies, my goal was to get this post up yesterday for you guys so I could let you know about a twitter party that happened earlier today, but I didn't come out the hospital feeling well enough so yesterday was a completely internet free day for me as per doctors orders. (I probably shouldn't be on today either, but I won't tell if you won't!)

Our friends at Curious George are back to share a new fun campaign they are working on where your child has the chance to be the star! Curious George is hosting his first ever 'Curious George Dance Contest'. Send in a video of your child doing their best monkey moves along to the Curious George theme song for a chance to win!

For more information, please visit:

CONTEST DATES: Video Submissions are due by April 2nd.

PUBLIC VOTING PERIOD: April 16th to April 30th.

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the name of winner, available after May 8 2012, visit

Four Great Reasons You and Your Child Should Spend Some Time Dancing Together:

1. Dancing Promotes Creativity - It encourages Self-Expression, done in early childhood it helps to develop creativity and creative problem solving will serve your child for life.

2. Dancing Strengthens Social and Emotional Development -  It helps a child express themselves and communicate with the world around them.

3. Active Learning - Children glean a greater understanding of spatial development via dance.

4. Dancing Promotes Fitness - The same Cardiovascular Endurance, Muscular Strength, and flexibility you gain from dance your child does too!

Does your child love Curious George? Does your child love to dance? Then grab your video camera and film your child dancing to the Curious George theme song for a chance to win. And if your child is already expressing hollywood aspirations, having their dance video featured on a Curious George DVD will help put them on their way that's for sure!

My nieces and nephews are too old to participate in the contest, but I just might get them to dance to it anyway and film them! (Hey our parents have dance videos of us, we should have some of the next generation too, to blackmail them with, ahem I mean reminisce with them about when they get older!)

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FTC Disclosure: I am a 'Curious George Moms' Brand Ambassador. My participation in this program comes with additional incentives. This post was sponsored in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and WGBH.

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