Parents of the Year Award goes to #TheHouseMovie

 This is a sponsored post for Warner Bros. Pictures’ THE HOUSE. The new comedy hits theaters on June 30 and stars Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler.

By now, most of you know that both of our girls compete in gymnastics. It’s a year-round commitment, and it’s not the cheapest sport in the world to participate in. Plus, our son plays in a premier soccer league, which runs 9-10 months. We just paid for the 2017-18 season on Wednesday. Kids are expensive- we all know that- and it’s a no brainer for us to try to let them follow their passions!!

What isn’t a no brainer is paying for these activities. I mean, do I don a clown costume and try to entertain people on the sidewalk in the city closest to us? Would that even be legal? Would I be able to even try on a clown costume without creeping myself out?

Do I start working 3 and 4 jobs at once? (Answer: No, because I have kids who need a mother actually IN the house to feed them etc).

Maybe I can start studying books about how to win at a casino and try my luck there. I mean, I could. But my attention span… that might backfire.

I could elicit sponsors for my clothing and walk around like a billboard every day. I don’t know what market there is here in rural Connecticut for a chunky lady to do this, but it *is* possible. OH! I could rent my car body to be covered with magnetic or vinyl signage. Maybe that would pay off some of the athletic costs.

Of course, none of these are options I’ve *actually* considered (and my friend Dani would never ever forgive me if I did the clown thing, because she hates them). We’re lucky so far, knock on wood, that between my husband’s income and the work I do on ThisMamaLoves, we can swing the costs. But- if I need to, I’ll do more. Do people still use singing Telegrams? You don’t need to sing WELL for that, right? Just be funny?

Anyway, we’re not the only parents doing a lot to make ends meet. Although we aren’t the ones who lost their kid’s college account money!

 

THE HOUSE – In Theaters June 30

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After Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) lose their daughter Alex’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university.  With the help of their neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to start an illegal casino in his house.

The comedy “The House” also stars Nick Kroll (“Vacation,” TV’s “Kroll Show”), Allison Tolman (TV’s “Fargo”), Michaela Watkins (TV’s “Transparent”), Ryan Simpkins (“Arcadia”), Jessie Ennis (TV’s “Veep” and “Better Call Saul”), Rob Huebel (“Horrible Bosses 2,” TV’s “Transparent”), Cedric Yarbrough (TV’s “Reno 911!”) and Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Town,” “The Hurt Locker,” “Arrival”).

Kinda makes the rest of us look like parents of the year, right?

One (1) winner receives a $50 Visa gift card to have a ‘wild Parents night out at the movies’ with THE HOUSE (Enter on Giveaway Tools widget below)

About the author: I’m a 30-something mom to three, brand ambassador. content creator, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, earth lover, butcher, baker, candlestick maker (or something along those lines) – love word games, crafting, cake decorating or shooting pictures.

45 comments… add one
  • I would do anything to help the kids realize their dreams in life.
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  • I think mainly supported him...and always putting away for college...even when money is tight. His education is a priority.
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  • We are helping them live the college experience on campus
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  • I have worked extra jobs to support what they are passionate about. It was worth it.
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  • I've always been there to encourage them, I've been known to go above and beyond on school fundraising.
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  • This has got to be a hilarious movie! We have been using all of our profits with our embroidery business straight into her college fund. She will have several scholarships, but this extra will most definitely come in need. That and also visiting colleges that she is interested in!
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  • My stepson wanted to be a baseball player, so I bought him all kinds of expensive equipment. He loved his ball playing days so it was all worth it.
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  • I don't have kids but I like anyone else would do whatever I needed to!
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  • My oldest is in college so there are cuts in the budget to help him pursue his degree.
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  • I've gotten my daughter into ballet, tap, and gymnastics lessons.
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  • I have gotten out and froze to death and spent days on the field helping and supporting them!
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  • I would be willing to work multiple jobs to make my kids dreams come true.
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  • I helped my daughter achieve their dream of dancing by getting a second job to pay for the dance lesson and costumes she needed.
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  • I worked extra hours each week to send my son to a sports camp.
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  • I would invest in their talents and skill and offer as much support as possible.
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  • I would help support in any way possible.
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  • I do not have kids, but if I did I would do whatever it took to support their dream.. getting a second job, working extra, etc.
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  • I support all of my kids by being active in their schooling, activities, and helping them get to where they want to be.
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  • I try to expose my son to his different interests so he can figure out what he likes.
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  • My son dreams of playing professional sports, such as soccer and football, so we encourage that by letting him go to camps, etc that he's interested in.
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  • We helped my Son especially when he went to college to get an degree! We were very supportive,financially and I always told him,he could do or be anything that he wanted too!!
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  • I would buy a special gift from my little one.
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  • My husband has worked 2 jobs while I work 1 & stay home the other days so that we can support our boys dreams!
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  • To help the kids with their dreams, as a single parent I worked a factory job so there would be more money in our budget. They could participate in more activities then. thank you
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  • I would put them thru collage.
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  • I worked double shifts when my boys were younger to pay for their sports uniforms and equipment.
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  • My daughter is still really young but we are enrolling her in gymnastics and soccer because those both seem like something she would enjoy. I'm not sure what her dreams are yet but I would definitely do anything I could to help her achieve them!
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  • I would be willing to go into a lot of debt to support my kid's dreams!
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  • I have never really gone over board but I definitely encourage them to follow their dreams. I would do what is possible to help make them happy.
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  • I've never went overboard for my kids dreams but I would do whatever was needed to support them.
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  • I helped my daughters achieve their dream of playing tennis by driving them to lessons an hour away from our house and waiting for them for 3 hours each lesson before the long drive back home. I did that for years several times per week. One of my daughters ended up playing collegiate tennis!
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  • I encourage them in everything they do. I really think it comes down to just telling them that you can do anything you put your mind to. Plus they see their mother going to graduate school while raising all three of them on her own. I always say if I can do it anyone can do it. It's not easy but it's worth it.
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  • My daughter talks about being a vet. I encourage her with questions about why!!
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  • I pay for lessons or classes for my kids to learn different things. This way they know what they want to follow their dreams
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  • I would do anything in my power to do to help my kids realize their dreams!
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  • I'm extremely involved in their schooling, PTO president, chauffeur to all events desired, but I think the best thing I do is just be there and to show them my love and commitment to them and their dreams.
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  • I have no kids, but I would do pretty much anything for them :)
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  • I encourage and support my kids to pursue their dreams by providing every opportunity I can afford.
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  • I stood out in the cold weather handing out literature and sales brochures for a Company so my kids could go to summer camp!
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  • I paid for their summer camps and private schools
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  • I have checked the trailer and it seems quite nice. I would love to watch the movie.
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  • I gave them lots of support with anything they wanted to do, took part in fundraisers, whatever could be reasonably done for them.
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  • We supported her with encouraging her to fulfill her dreams.
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  • I drive one of my sons to orchestra practice out of town every Sunday for a year to practice for tryouts and he found out he earned a spot on the orchestra with his trombone and now is getting ready to leave on a once of a lifetime European tour.
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  • We bought over 100 pizza kits for a school fundraiser just so our son could win a special mountain bike he wanted.
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