Why Should Kids Join The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

Why Should Kids Join The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

Kids don’t want to read during the summer, or do they?  I don’t know, my kids changed their tune a little thanks to The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge™.  You might remember my post last month about summer reading, where I provided 10 tips to get your child reading this summer and introduced The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge™.  I am very proud of my girls, especially Vayda … [Read more...]

How To Raise Money For Kids Soccer Teams

Use Social Networking For Good and Raise Money For Kids Soccer Teams.

How To Raise Money For Youth Soccer Teams

Children from all over the world love to play soccer.  It's a great sport for both their physical and emotional wellbeing will benefit from playing the sport.  I played soccer as a child, and now I get to watch my children play soccer.  From watching my kids practice to helping them raise money for kid's soccer I am happy I can be part of it.  Speaking of raising money for … [Read more...]

The Perfect Pre-school Toy To Play Or Surprise Your Kiddos With?

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We look forward to summer it’s the best time for fun, especially for the kiddos! Looking for ideas on the perfect Pre-school toy to play or surprise your kids with? What about that special birthday present? Well, look no further, I have found the ultimate preschool toy!! The Julius Jr. Rock‘n Playhouse Box from Fisher-Price, which just hit shelves, for you and your family to enjoy. The Perfect … [Read more...]

Back-To-School Shopping: Tips To Help Save Time & Money

Don't Let Back-To-School Shopping Be Stressful For Your This Year!

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Back-to-school shopping is expensive, and it's easy to let everything become overwhelming and stressful.  One of the things I dread most about back-to-school shopping is store hopping - bouncing from one store to another to get everything needed for the kids to start the school year.  We have four children, I have to spend time finding great deals, trendy clothing that not only fits … [Read more...]

14 Reasons We Are Loving Zoomer™ and Zuppies™!

The Super Cool Robotic Dog!

14 reasons we are loving 14 Reasons To Get Zoomer™ 2.0 & Zoomer Zuppies™

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. I am sure you have heard of Zoomer, the robotic dog.  Well, I have good news, he's gotten cooler, and even brought on a few friends - Zoomer™ and Zuppies™. Zoomer™ and Zuppies™ I know my kids are going to be super excited when they learn about the Zoomer™  and … [Read more...]

Water Safety: 8 Tips To Keep Your Kids Safe In The Pool

Eight Tips To Consider Before Purchasing a Pool For Kids

It’s summer, and there is still plenty of warm days left to get a pool for the kids if you haven’t already, but it's also important to consider water safety.  It doesn't matter the size of the pool, water safety is important. It took me a little while before I purchased a pool for kids, because I wanted to be sure I picked the right pool for my kids.  As a parent, I want to be sure … [Read more...]

10 Reasons We Love the Talking Teddy Bear from CloudPets

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When I was little I had a talking teddy bear, and it was SO STINKING COOL!  We did everything together, and all he did was a say the same lines over and over, but hey a talking teddy bear from the 80s one cannot expect a lot.  Of course, it wasn’t nearly as cool as the talking bear from CloudPets™  that my daughter is carrying around with her everywhere she goes.  Whether … [Read more...]

Safety Tips For Outdoor Fun In The Sun With The Kiddos!

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Summer is here, rain or shine fun outdoor activities are essential for a child’s development and strengthening their motor skills. We don’t wait for the perfect weather around here, if we did that the kids may never get outside to play. Outdoor fun in the sun with the kids is a rewarding experience in so many ways, all the fun, joy, & laughter builds such a strong family bound! Keeping the … [Read more...]

How To Get Kids To Drink More Water!

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. How to get kids to drink more water?  WOW, I can honestly say I have asked myself that question with all my children – more than once too.  Since water is crucial to our children's health we need to make sure they drink it.  Water hydrates, helps to regulate body temperature, prevent … [Read more...]

Make Learning Fun with Thames & Kosmos

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Thames & Kosmos is one of the most innovative and fun ways for your child to learn science. I love having children who love to learn and when I find great companies like this one I am excited because it means more fun learning. Plus who doesn't love a gift where your child actually learns something and starts to know more than they did before you were playing with them.   Science in the … [Read more...]

Help Your Child Retain What They Learned All Summer Long with Lakeshore Learning

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I have been a huge supporter of year round school for some time. I know that many parents and lots of kids would not agree with me but the fact remains that your children often lose a lot of knowledge over the summer and do not retain the things that they learned the previous school year.  Lakeshore Learning offers a simple and fun solution to this problem that will make summers a perfect … [Read more...]

Playing Cards and Water? They Finally Mix with Winning Moves Games

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One of the things that my husband and I used to love more than anything else was playing cards together. As life has gotten busy and with one us seemingly always working it can be tough for us to spend time together. Well now we can play cards anywhere even in a hot tub or pool with the waterproof line of Winning Moves Games cards.   We were very fortunate to be able to receive Splash Jack … [Read more...]

Real Kids Shades is Changing the Way that You Look at Sunglasses for Kids

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Do you put sunglasses on your kids each time that they are going to be out in the sun? Do you keep sunglasses for your children in the car so that their eyes are always protected? I will admit that I am a bit of a freak about sunglasses and have been for years but I have so many friends who do not think about putting sunglasses on their children even though they are always wearing them for … [Read more...]

PiYo PiYo Offers Unique and Innovative Fun for Your Little One

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I am a sucker for the unique and different. One of the things that I love most about blogging is that I research companies and find fun things that I would have never known about otherwise. PiYo PiYo is one of those great companies that I found when I was looking for bento boxes for children and the best thing is that they have so much more to offer you. I contacted PiYo PiYo because of all of … [Read more...]

Tips For Choosing Trendy Children’s Toys!

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If you have children then you can relate when I say it can difficult choosing quality, inexpensive, trendy toys. If they are over the age of 6, they probably have a gaming unit, if so, then you are definitely familiar with Minecraft! I know in our home Minecraft has become the game of choice for our little man. My Niko is 6 years and was introduced to this game through his 12-year-old cousin and … [Read more...]

Tips For Keep Kids Entertained When Eating Out

Tips For Keep Kids Entertained When Eating Out

Keeping five children entertained while we wait for our food at a restaurant like Denny’s is next to impossible.  I have even printed out our own coloring pages, and played games to help keep kids entertained when eating out.  You might have already heard, but if not I am a Denny’s Brand Ambassador.  I cannot tell you how excited we are to start new adventure with Denny's, tips to … [Read more...]

A Special Way to Play with AirHogs

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I have two little boys. I struggle with finding toys that they will both love because they are 4 and 11. Obviously most things that are appropriate for my 11 year old are not appropriate for my 4 year old. This does not stop my 4 year old from wanting to play with his big brother's toys all of the time. In fact it probably makes it worse because he really wants to play with him and is always … [Read more...]

5 Reasons why We Love Past Generation Toys!!

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If you have been following my reviews then you know I have come across the best online toy shop ever called Past Generation Toys!! I don’t know about you guys but my family and I are Transformer fanatics!! I kid you not, we absolutely love the Autobots!! Hey this may sound cheesy to you but all our cars are named after transformers we love them that much!! When the folks at Past Generation Toys … [Read more...]