Wenda the Wacky Wiggler Interactive Storybook – $75 Visa Gift Card #Giveaway

by Janice

Janice Croze, 5 Minutes for Mom co-founder, shares a look into the Wenda the Wacky Wiggler Interactive Storybook and a chance to win a $75 Visa Gift Card. This post is sponsored, but all opinions remain those of the writer.

Wenda the Wacky Wiggler is a fun and interactive storybook app that encourages children that it’s okay to just be themselves.

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Do you have a “wiggler” at home?

Perhaps you are a wiggler too.

I have a couple of wigglers here. Both of my kids, and I as well, struggle are blessed with ADHD.

My youngest, Olivia, actually can’t physically NOT wiggle — Olivia has Stereotypical Movement Disorder, also called Complex Motor Stereotypy.

When Olivia is sitting or standing still, listening to instructions, bored, etc., her body involuntarily begins her repetitive movements where she clenches her arm, fist, and jaw in a “tic” like movement. (You can read more about our journey over the years with Olivia’s stereotypies in this post, “Diagnosis Stereotypy.”)

While it isn’t always easy for Olivia to deal with her movement disorder, and having people or kids make comments or stare is obviously upsetting, Olivia is learning to take it in stride.

Olivia is an imaginative, creative, fabulous child — with so much passion for life, she just can’t hold it all in…

Meet Wenda

Wenda, the heroine of her own Interactive Storybook, Wenda the Wacky Wiggler, is in a similar situation as my Olivia.

Wenda is a girl who is constantly on the move. She wiggles and moves all the time – even at night when she’s asleep, much to the consternation of the adults around her.

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High spirited, active children, like Wenda and Olivia, who march to the beat of a different drummer can identify with Wenda as they learn that their uniqueness is their gift to the world and not to listen to others who might put them down for being different. 

My Olivia really enjoyed experiencing this interactive story. We don’t have an iPad, so we downloaded it on my iPhone. There are three modes for the storybook app — Read to Me, Read Myself, and AutoPlay.

Livvie liked listening to the narration by writer Christopher Aslan and the wonderful illustrations, but she also got me to read it to her again myself.

This sweet story is definitely one that parents and children can enjoy together. Wenda the Wacky Wiggler’s enthusiasm for life is infectious and delightful.

The storybook app is narrated by award winning writer Christopher Aslan and contains beautiful illustrations as well as the following features:

  • Touch and tap animation surprises
  • Original music score
  • Multiple reading modes allow your child to have the story read to them or to read it on their own
  • No in-app purchases or ads
  • Plays on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

You can download Wenda the Wacky Wiggler interactive storybook on iTunes.

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“Creating stories that ignite your heart, delight your senses and inspire us all.”

Enter to Win

Aslan Studios is offering 5 Minutes for Mom readers a chance to win a $75 Visa Gift Card! Use the entry form below.

 



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1 Mami2jcn August 22, 2014 at 9:58 pm

I would take my family out to dinner.

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2 terri lewis August 22, 2014 at 10:14 pm

I would buy my clothes for my kids and grandbaby!

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3 Kelly D August 22, 2014 at 10:18 pm

I would buy outfits for my kids for back to school.

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4 Clarissa Laskey August 22, 2014 at 10:18 pm

Some new books and clothes for my kids!

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5 Sarah August 22, 2014 at 10:23 pm

Textbooks. Thanks for the chance to win!

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6 Elena August 22, 2014 at 10:39 pm

I would buy Christmas gifts

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7 Felicia August 22, 2014 at 10:42 pm

I would go to a drive in theater and get concessions!

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8 Brittany August 22, 2014 at 10:50 pm

I would spend in on new clothes for my kids.

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9 amyc August 22, 2014 at 10:54 pm

I would use it towards my nieces baby boy due in October.

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10 Mary W August 22, 2014 at 10:58 pm

The $75 would go towards school uniforms.

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11 heather August 22, 2014 at 11:00 pm

I would spend it on clothes and shoes.

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12 Amyc August 22, 2014 at 11:02 pm

I would spend it on my nieces baby due in October

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13 Lisa Davis August 22, 2014 at 11:11 pm

I would put it toward Christmas presents for my daughters.

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14 Susan P. August 22, 2014 at 11:13 pm

I would buy my daughter new clothes for her teaching job.

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15 Kimberly Kihega August 22, 2014 at 11:24 pm

I would buy some presents for my son for his birthday!

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16 Jessie C. August 22, 2014 at 11:53 pm

I would save it for holiday shopping.

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17 Cheryl W August 23, 2014 at 12:02 am

I would spend the $75 on stocking the freezer with some meat.

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18 Cindy August 23, 2014 at 12:03 am

Gas and groceries.

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19 Suzanne G August 23, 2014 at 12:37 am

I would spend the money on a massage.

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20 Thomas Murphy August 23, 2014 at 2:21 am

I would buy some clothes.

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21 Sarah L August 23, 2014 at 2:40 am

I’ll get groceries!
Thanks for the contest.

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22 latanya August 23, 2014 at 6:49 am

I would buy new bedding

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23 Lisa Brown August 23, 2014 at 7:09 am

i would buy groceries

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I would buy new sheets and pillow cases.

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25 BlessedTA August 23, 2014 at 8:46 am

I would buy clothes

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26 Audra O'Hara August 23, 2014 at 9:16 am

I would get my daughter some fall/winter clothes and some new books.

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27 Katherine August 23, 2014 at 9:27 am

Stuff for packing lunches

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28 Virginia Rowell August 23, 2014 at 9:29 am

I would probably end up using it for groceries.

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29 Amanda Sakovitz August 23, 2014 at 9:30 am

I would buy groceries if I won

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30 Barbara Platt August 23, 2014 at 10:02 am

I would spend it on my grandkids

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31 meredith August 23, 2014 at 10:07 am

It would get spent on baby gear!

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32 Katherine H August 23, 2014 at 11:29 am

I would spend it on bills or groceries!

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33 DEBIJOT August 23, 2014 at 11:39 am

I would use it for Christmas shopping.

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34 Kimberly Bauer August 23, 2014 at 11:41 am

I would buy more books for my daughters.

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35 anne August 23, 2014 at 11:42 am

I would buy groceries and dishes.

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36 Ashley Tucker August 23, 2014 at 11:58 am

I would spend it on baby gear.

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37 Jennifer J August 23, 2014 at 12:48 pm

I’d spend it on school supplies for my little girl.

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38 Karen Glatt August 23, 2014 at 2:36 pm

I would buy a new Winter Coat!

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39 Pat Nolan August 23, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Back to school supplies

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40 kelly au August 23, 2014 at 3:06 pm

I would spend it on groceries

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41 kristen mcclary August 23, 2014 at 4:40 pm

bacck to school supplies

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42 KV August 23, 2014 at 5:30 pm

I’d spend it on groceries.

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43 Erika W. August 23, 2014 at 5:48 pm

I would use it buy my kids some fall clothes and some books for school!

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44 mysweetiepiepie August 23, 2014 at 5:53 pm

I’d spend the $75 on some things for the kitchen.

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45 Sarah VM August 23, 2014 at 7:08 pm

I would use it to buy clothes for my kids.

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46 Susan Christy August 23, 2014 at 7:35 pm

I would spend the $75 on clothes.

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47 Jaclyn Reynolds August 23, 2014 at 7:46 pm

I would put it towards back to school shopping! New socks and notebooks!

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48 Erica Barnes August 23, 2014 at 8:35 pm

I’d spend it on Christmas presents.

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49 Nicole D August 23, 2014 at 9:09 pm

I would spend it on some leap frog products for my kids. Love these educational toys.

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50 Birdiebee August 23, 2014 at 9:15 pm

I would spend it on school clothes for my granddaughter.

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51 shaunie August 23, 2014 at 9:21 pm

Would have to say that it would be backpack and folders

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52 Heather B August 23, 2014 at 9:30 pm

My youngest son’s birthday is coming up in October so I would use it for that!

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53 anna pry August 23, 2014 at 10:15 pm

I would save it for our next vacation to buy gas or whatever we need

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54 LaVonne August 23, 2014 at 11:46 pm

Back to school supplies of course :)

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55 Cheryl Free August 24, 2014 at 12:06 am

I’d use it towards gas or groceries.

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56 Gina M August 24, 2014 at 8:35 am

I would spend it on groceries!

Thanks for the chance to win!
wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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57 Kat August 24, 2014 at 11:13 am

I would spend it on a new router for more reliable wi-fi in my home.

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58 Allison Downes August 24, 2014 at 12:21 pm

I would spend it on clothing.

Thanks for the nice giveaway! I would love to win this.

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59 Jessica To August 24, 2014 at 2:07 pm

I would buy school clothes for my son.

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60 Cheryl August 24, 2014 at 4:04 pm

I would buy school supplies & clothing for kids in need.

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61 Mike August 24, 2014 at 4:10 pm

Would definitely buy xmas presents. Cool app!

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62 Katy August 24, 2014 at 6:07 pm

I would put it towards buying a mattress for my new baby!

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63 Kim Henrichs August 24, 2014 at 6:55 pm

I would love to get a new pair of boots.

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64 Zenetta August 24, 2014 at 7:53 pm

I would spend it on birthday presents.

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65 Tabitha August 24, 2014 at 10:44 pm

i’d buy christmas gifts.
you can never start too early.

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66 Barbara Montag August 24, 2014 at 11:21 pm

I’d buy a Magic Bullet – thank you.

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67 Carol August 24, 2014 at 11:24 pm

I would get some new clothes.

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68 Holli G. August 25, 2014 at 1:45 am

I would buy Christmas gifts and school clothes for my kids.

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69 Patricia Wojnar Crowley August 25, 2014 at 10:14 am

I would buy school supplies!

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70 Danielle T August 25, 2014 at 12:11 pm

i would buy some decor for my house

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71 vickie couturier August 25, 2014 at 1:19 pm

I would buy some jeans for my grandsons for school

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72 Kathy stevenson August 25, 2014 at 1:52 pm

I would use it when we go to DisneyWorld in a month!

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73 Jeanna August 25, 2014 at 2:19 pm

I would use it to get Back to School shoes for my son and daughter!

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74 Terra Heck August 25, 2014 at 3:41 pm

I’d use it to purchase athletic pants and socks for my teen son. Thanks.

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75 Stacey Roberson August 25, 2014 at 5:05 pm

I would spend on my son and daughter. For my son, a new toy and my daughter, some new shoes for school.

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76 D Schmidt August 25, 2014 at 8:39 pm

I would spend the gift card on clothes for my children.

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77 Janet W. August 26, 2014 at 5:47 am

I’d probably spend it on my grandson’s birthday coming up and get him some new toys.

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78 Mathew August 26, 2014 at 6:18 am

I would buy it for my lovely kids.

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79 Karen Lynch August 26, 2014 at 9:32 am

I would use it for a new comforter for my daughter bedroom that she has been wanting.

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80 Arena Thompson August 26, 2014 at 10:57 am

christmas presents! (yes I’m starting early, LOL)

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81 Meagan bs August 26, 2014 at 11:33 am

i’d use it for our next grocery shopping trip!

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82 Tammy S August 26, 2014 at 12:39 pm

I would use it to get some gifts for Christmas.

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83 Daniel M August 26, 2014 at 7:04 pm

i’d get gas and groceries

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84 shelly peterson August 27, 2014 at 2:36 am

I would use it towards Christmas shopping.

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85 steve weber August 27, 2014 at 2:54 am

I’d pay my internet bill.

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86 Linda Meyers-Gabbard August 27, 2014 at 3:25 am

I would put it towards the monthly medical expenses m

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87 Sonya Morris August 27, 2014 at 2:02 pm

I would use it for clothes for the kids. Thanks and it looks like a great app!

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88 Angela Y August 27, 2014 at 3:54 pm

I would spend it towards some groceries and diapers.

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89 Kristen August 27, 2014 at 6:55 pm

I’d spend it on groceries and toiletries.

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90 Rebecca Parsons August 27, 2014 at 7:04 pm

I would love to get this on my ipad for my granddaughter. I would also get a few other books and games for her.

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91 shelly August 28, 2014 at 9:47 am

I’d spend the GC on Christmas gifts. My munchkin has a long list of toys.

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92 Benita August 28, 2014 at 10:16 am

I’d buy great food for a family dinner.

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93 ACMommy August 28, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Christmas Gifts for our family and our Operation shoeboxes. :-)

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94 Idaho Jill August 28, 2014 at 2:08 pm

back to school stuff for my daughter…and maybe a pedi :)

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95 Natalie S August 28, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Would use it to buy myself some new tops for the fall.

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96 Janice Crespo August 28, 2014 at 3:16 pm

I would probably put this towards some groceries for the house. Once the fall weather comes, it seems we start baking more (and sharing more with our friends and neighbors).

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97 Jessica T August 28, 2014 at 11:01 pm

2 kids-9 and 11. And aren’t they ALL wigglers?

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98 Theresa Jenkins August 28, 2014 at 11:24 pm

I have 3 daughters(twins 34 and 31yrs old) and 5 grandkids(10, 8, 7, 5, and 3 yrs. old) and they’re all in and out everyday….and they’re ALL constantly on the go!!!….MY Dad use to say ‘idle hands, ildle minds’ so keep them busy and they’ll stay out of trouble.

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99 Jennifer H August 29, 2014 at 12:40 am

I have three children ages 11, 9, and 7. The two youngest are major wigglers.

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100 Christina G. August 29, 2014 at 8:19 am

I have one child, 34 years old. She was not a wiggler, but I sure was. Thanks for the giveaway!

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101 jenn giannetto August 29, 2014 at 4:04 pm

i have two kids. they are 6 and 1 and they are both wigglers!

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102 Kristi Renout August 29, 2014 at 10:18 pm

My boys can both be wigglers at times.

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103 Laura J August 30, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Carter is 4, and is a wiggler! Always active moving around! Doesnt like to sit still for long!!!

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104 Colette S August 30, 2014 at 1:20 pm

I have two children. Both are awesome wigglers :)

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105 Liza Ramsey August 31, 2014 at 1:44 am

I have three wiggling kids between the ages of 4 and 11.

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106 Krista August 31, 2014 at 2:50 am

I have 4 kids, 7, 4, and twin 2 year olds. None of them are particularly wiggly… they can sit still. But they are active children for sure, not wanting to sit still if they don’t have to!

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107 Jacob August 31, 2014 at 2:25 pm

2 Boys (3 & 5) – both wigglers. Especially the younger boy!

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108 Stacey b August 31, 2014 at 11:08 pm

I have 3 kids. 7, 3 & 1 years old and none of them have ever been!

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109 Marilyn Nawara September 1, 2014 at 11:22 am

I have 2 boys 25 and 27 and a Granddaughter who is 6

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110 Laura I. September 2, 2014 at 12:24 am

I have 1 daughter, 22 months old! She is most definitely a wiggler!

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111 Christina September 2, 2014 at 1:29 am

I have two boys, five and nine, and a seven year old girl. They aren’t so much wigglers any more, but they were when they were younger.

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112 Susan Smith September 2, 2014 at 5:15 pm

I have two children ages 16 and 20. My daughter was a wiggler

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113 Nannypanpan September 3, 2014 at 12:29 pm

I have 3 kids..7,1 and 1

They are all very busy..hate to sit still

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114 Domari September 3, 2014 at 2:37 pm

I have 3 kids – 13, 4, and 3. The two youngest are boys and they are MAJOR wigglers!!

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115 lana September 3, 2014 at 7:40 pm

I have two boys. I will buy stuff for my 5 year old boys that goes to school

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116 kelly g September 3, 2014 at 8:35 pm

2 kids. 1 13yo, 1 5yo. they are both HUGE wigglers.

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117 julie moore September 3, 2014 at 8:56 pm

Only one and she was a world class wiggler. Rocking her to sleep, she may end up completely upside down by the time she fell asleep

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118 brittany September 4, 2014 at 1:42 am

I have 2 kids. one is boy who is 3 and the other is girl who is about to be 2 and they have both been wigglers. :)

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119 Ron Miller September 4, 2014 at 8:29 am

a 27YO & a 17YO

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120 mrsshukra September 4, 2014 at 2:18 pm

Just one and she’s a wiggler!

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121 Kerrie Mayans September 4, 2014 at 2:26 pm

I have four kids, ages 15,12,8, and 5. My eight year old used to be a wiggler and now is a chewer. He can now sit still as long as he is chewing on something. Sometimes it is his clothes, his pens and pencils at school or other toys and things. Right now he is obsessed with chewing on rubber pencil grips. I wish he would go back to wiggling.

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122 Staci A September 4, 2014 at 8:18 pm

Two boys, 10 and 3, and both are nonstop wigglers!

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123 Alice Elzey September 6, 2014 at 12:06 am

I have 4 children. All grown now. But I have a granddaughter who is a wiggler!

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124 jenny pizana September 6, 2014 at 9:59 am

Ihave 3 girls, 5, 3 and 1. The baby is definitely a wiggler.

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125 jenny pizana September 6, 2014 at 9:59 am

I have 3 girls, 5, 3 and 1. The baby is definitely a wiggler.

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126 jenny pizana September 6, 2014 at 10:00 am

I have 3 girls. 5, 3 and 1. The baby is definitely a wiggler. Actually, they all are!

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127 Austin Baroudi September 7, 2014 at 12:51 am

I have 2 kids, one 4 and the other 1 year and 5 months, and sadly they are not wigglers.

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128 Lindsay Howard September 7, 2014 at 6:14 am

I don’t yet have children but know my future children will be :)

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129 Roseann September 7, 2014 at 6:20 pm

I was curious if you ever considered changing the layout of your website?
Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.

But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it
better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having
1 or two pictures. Maybe you could space it out better?

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130 Jenny September 7, 2014 at 7:24 pm

I have two kids – 9 year old boy and 5 year old girl. They are occasional wigglers. :)

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131 Crystal Rose September 7, 2014 at 8:45 pm

I have one daughter who is 7. She wiggled a lot when she was younger.

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132 jeannine s September 8, 2014 at 6:28 am

I have 3 kids (18, 8 and 4) and two of them were wigglers

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133 Fiona N September 8, 2014 at 7:13 am

I have 2 kids and would love to win this awesome prize for them!
Thank You for the chance

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134 christine j September 9, 2014 at 4:45 pm

i have 2 kids. my daughter is definately a big wiggler

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135 Janell Poulette September 10, 2014 at 11:21 am

I have 3 kids – 9,6,and 4. We homeschool so we love book!

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136 Tabathia B September 10, 2014 at 7:04 pm

I have four girls ages 5-20 and they have all been wigglers

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137 Sarah L September 11, 2014 at 1:25 am

subscribe email: slehan at myway dot com

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138 Stephanie September 11, 2014 at 9:22 am

i could use this for xmas gifts

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139 Sindy Murray September 11, 2014 at 12:04 pm

I have for kids 4 to 9 they all have been wigglers!

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140 Dorothy Whelchel September 11, 2014 at 4:18 pm

My son is now 18 but when he was young he was a wiggler. Marched to the beat of his own drummer.

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141 Jill Myrick September 11, 2014 at 6:10 pm

We have seven children ages 18 months, 3yrs, 6yrs, 8yrs, 11yrs, 17yrs and 18yrs. Of the seven 2 have been wigglers.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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142 Teresa Thompson September 12, 2014 at 10:57 am

I have an adult son and daughter and 5 grandkids. All wigglers.

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