Archive | September, 2012

Great Kid, Great Cause

26 Sep

Pretty recently, Michelle, Agent Daddy and myself went to a little shin-dig in Long Beach, where we were fortunate to meet little Brandon Weaver. What a good kid.  There’s nothing like a good kid using his influence to help other kids.  
After reading this, If any of you Moms are truly concerned about the deterioration of  Youth Enrichment school programs, and want to make a real difference in your community, here is your shot.   Feel free… No, it’s your duty as Moms, to recommend businesses in your town to the Swipe4TheKids Program.  Just tell them Brandon Weaver sent you. 
Besides, how can you deny a face like that. Makes you want to pinch his little cheeks.

Race car driver Brandon Weaver has just signed on as a Swipe4TheKids spokesperson, and at 12 years of age, he’s got vision for his generation.
Swipe4TheKids is a program that creates sustainable funding through a business’s ordinary practices, and provides resources for youth sports, music, and the arts programs that are at risk of dissolution or cutbacks.

Brandon initially became interested when learning that the program helps children discover and develop their talents who lack the resources to do so. As a young race car driver, this hit close to home. “My favorite thing in life is racing. Even though I like school and do well, I couldn’t have discovered racing by just excelling in academics. I’ve been blessed to be able to pursue my racing career, but there are a lot of kids who don’t have the choice. Swipe4TheKids helps the kids in my generation discover their talents, and I am happy to support that.”

Brandon has accomplished a great amount in his 12 years thus far. The Bakersfield, CA native began racing with the International Karting Federation at just 6 years old. Since, he’s raced the Bandolero Series, in which he earned the title 2011 California State Champion of the Bandolero Bandit Division, and #3 in the US. In 2012, he began racing the Legends car. To date, Brandon has won more than 25 races and has 40 Top 5 finishes.
Swipe4TheKids recognized Brandon’s talent, appreciates the support in the program, and has joined the two together by signing the young driver as a spokesperson. Swipe4TheKids is proud to have Brandon Weaver on the team and part of the community.

About Swipe4TheKids
Swipe4TheKids is a sustainable funding program for youth sports, music, and the arts programs at risk of cutbacks or total dissolution, providing children with the opportunity to participate in vital youth activities. The program raises money through a business’ merchant services platform. When a customer makes an electronic payment transaction at a participating business, a portion of the merchant services fee that the business incurs goes to Swipe4TheKids. The funding directly impacts programs in the area where that company is located, such as local sports clubs, recreation centers, music programs, and others.


Ozomatli "OzoKidz" Special Ticket Give-a-way

14 Sep

When approached to feature this special Ozomatli, OzoKidz Show Ticket Give-a-way,  I was actually kinda thrilled.  For one thing, in 1997 they played a party for our company, when they were literally unknown.  Secondly, I have had the pleasure of seeing them live a few times over the years and they put on a great show.  Not typically something for the little ones.
However… No need to leave the kids home for this one.

The Real Army of Moms is giving away 2 sets of 2 tickets out for a little entertainment on a Sunday Night.  OC Style! Or if you don’t want to wait we have negotiated a $40 family 4 pack for our followers.

“Ozomatli Presents Ozokidz,”  A  G-rated version for the whole family. “Ozokidz” is filled with Ozomatli’s typical catchy tunes and unique rhyming style, but crossed with educational tales of everything from skateboarding to hygiene, environmental concerns and even animals such as “Moose on The Loose”
So in order to prepare yourself, a little taste of what’s yet to come.  Get a free download! 
Download “Balloon Fest” for your kid, niece, nephew, li’l cousin, girlfriend’s baby, or for yourself  by clicking here

Remember… never underestimate the power of educational music.
Enter to win and mark your calenders… Good Luck!
Sun, September 30, 2012
Doors: 1:30 pm / Show: 3:00 pm
The Coach House
San Juan Capistrano, CA

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Judy Haas Bingham… We call her Jason’s Mom

13 Sep

This is Judy, but we call her Jason’s Mom….  She has a story unique in itself.  So I will set the stage and and give you the scoop.

I recently started working with an old friend and business associate  Jason Bingham (Judy’s son), and when he told me about Judy’s 10+ year struggle Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (aka Complex Regional Pain Syndrome), , I was blown away. I couldn’t imagine living with that pain.

What touched me even more, was Jason’s long and winding road, to finding the cure, so Judy no longer felt the excruciating pain that she, or any any Mom needs or should experience.  

Um… That is what I would describe as a… “Very Very Very Good Boy”

I know my mom did not deserve the pain that she suffered either.  Her problem was called Adam. It was described to me on several occasions, as an overwhelming, constant, pain in the ass. However that’s an entirely different story all together.

Where I leave off, is where Judy begins… on a two week treatment, that should lead to a normal pain free life. Please visit her atJudy Bingham’s Calmare Therapy JournalShow a little support.  She really needs it right now.  

And…. we all know that there is nothing on this earth that even compares to a little “Motherly Love” 

Below is from Judy’s journal of her first day of treatment… Truly Amazing!

I’m in beautiful Rhode Island, “The Ocean State” it’s glorious here, such beautiful green trees it’s like being inside a lush forest. At any time, I expect to see Little Red Riding Hood pass by on her way to visit her grandma.

I‘m here to see a doctor who is a specialist, one of the best, who treats RSD (Chronic Pain). I went to his office yesterday for my first treatment using a cane and with a pain level of 6, left two hours later with nearly zero pain. Don’t need a cane today. He uses the Calmare “scrambler” therapy. It changes the pain signals being sent to one’s brain into non-pain signals or messages. Very complex piece of medical equipment and gives wonderful results. Patients come to him from Hawaii to Canada to across the U.S.A. I’m the first patient to come from San Diego to see him. I expect to run and swim again soon.

Be sure to check out and follow Judy’s Journal daily for updates on Facebook and witness a miracle in new medicine first hand…

Judy Bingham’s Calmare Therapy Journal

If you or a loved one is suffering with, or are curious about Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (aka Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) please check out Jason Bingham’s site RSDS/CRPS Research, News & Information  or simply ask Judy, I am sure she would love to share. 

Fitter Body Fitter Brain

12 Sep

No words necessary on this Wordless Wednesday, thanks to the folks at

Enjoy… Adam G How Working Out Can Make You Smarter Infographic


Wordless Wednesday

5 Sep