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Why We Choose Year Round Swimming Lessons

Excited about Swimming

It's been a while since I've posted but I assure you, I'll still here! <3 We've been dealing with a lot of family things lately and of course, school prep is no joke. When your kids go back to school that's one thing. When your husband goes back, too? That's mass chaos. lol I'm joking but it does make for a busier time and a major schedule change in our house. I, for one, am thrilled to be back on somewhat of a schedule. There are some things … [Read more...]

All About My Dad Printable

All About My Dad Printable

Can you believe Father's Day is this weekend already? This year is flying by for me. I can't believe the baby is almost 9 months old already and the school year is ending this week. Wow. My husband is one of those "Don't get me anything" kind of dads. He's always making sure everyone else has what they need but never buys anything for himself or wants anything. I always like doing something special for Father's Day anyway and this All About My … [Read more...]

CARS 3 Activity Sheets and New Trailer!

CARS3_Art

My kids are getting so excited about CARS 3, are yours? This new trailer is making it even more exciting! It comes out on the last day of school here so we are going to have a fun year-end celebration at the movie! Before then I think we'll watch the first two movies a few times, too! Check out the trailer for yourself (share with the kiddos, too!) and then print these CARS 3 activity sheets for your little ones to … [Read more...]

5 Indoor Family Activities to Ease the Freeze (Free Printables)

Painting Goldfish

Winter is here in full force! Granted, we live in Michigan but these single digit temps make me want to hibernate. It's literally been TOO cold to go outside. With four little ones someone is always wanting to go outside and on days with below zero wind chills it's just not an option. We have a pretty big list of indoor family activities for these cold days to try our best to keep the kids entertained and prevent them from longing to play … [Read more...]

NEXO Knights 4D Movie at LEGOLAND Michigan

NEXO Lnights Lego Movie

Disclosure: I was provided with tickets to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan in exchange for coverage of this 4D movie. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan shared with us the 4D movie: NEXO Knights™! We recently went to view it and had a blast! We are probably the only family in the world that had not yet experienced a 4D movie but for our first, we were quite impressed with NEXO … [Read more...]

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan Grand Opening Date and Tickets on Sale!

Leogland Michigan

Everyone in my family is beyond excited about the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan opening! My kids can't wait, I can't wait, my husband is excited and even wants to take his class on a field trip! It's going to be an amazing place and we are so thankful it's close by! I am SO excited to finally share with you that LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan will officially open to the public on March 25!  About LEGOLAND® Discovery Center … [Read more...]

Snow White Available on Blu-Ray TODAY Plus Free Activity Sheets

Snow White

Snow White has been a movie I've loved since I was a little girl. Waiting for the release of the Blu-Ray seemed like torture but I was thrilled I got a chance to receive a preview copy! I got to sit down on our movie night this past weekend and watch one of my favorites with my kids. These moments are priceless and I tell you, they are times I will treasure forever. Snow White is available on Blu-Ray today, February 2 so make sure you go out and … [Read more...]

Kindergarten Learning Made Fun with LeapFrog

Leap Pad Platinum

As a LeapFrog Mom Ambassador, I receive products to use and share as I see fit. However, any opinions expressed are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. I'm so excited to be part of the LeapFrog Ambassador program! We've been a LeapFrog family since my now 19 year old was small! We are in the sixth week of school here and LA is loving kindergarten. We have been working with him daily on his alphabet sounds. Just in time for back to … [Read more...]

Preschool Halloween Worksheet Printable

Preschool Halloween Printable

Now that LA is in school we practice things every day with him. Addy is 3 now and she loves to learn and thinks she can be just like her brother and do school things, too. It breaks her heart that she can't go to school with him. I've recently gotten in to doing fun printables with her that are holiday or month themed that she enjoys, but they also have a purpose: to teach her more! I thought since we've been having so much fun with these I'd … [Read more...]

Inside Out Family Activities #InsideOutEvent

Inside Out Door Hanger

Hey all! I figured while I'm in San Francisco I'd post some fun Inside Out family activities for you and your kids to, in a way, enjoy Inside Out with me! I hope you are following along on social media with the hashtags #InsideOutEvent, #Waltagram and #MonkeyKingdom! Here are the fun activities! I hope you enjoy! Please remember to click on the link or photo for a full printable version! :) Here's another super fun activity to get … [Read more...]

Sesame Street Live’s “Make a New Friend” is at the Fox Theater Now – Feb 16!

Sesame Street

Disclosure: I received a four pack of tickets to attend the Sesame Street Live show in exchange for promoting the event. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way.  Sesame Street is a lifelong favorite of mine. It's not only educational, but it's fun and they teach real life lessons. This year, Sesame Street Live celebrates 25 years at the Fox Theatre in Detroit and I was delighted to have my family be a part of it! … [Read more...]

Ten Easy Ways to Pay It Forward

Easy ways to pay it forward

It's the holiday season and I've been in a giving mood lately. Sometimes we easily forget how blessed we really are. I've been trying extra hard this holiday season to remember my blessings everyday and then carry that through the entire year. I've also been trying really hard to do nice things for others: strangers, friends, family...anyone I can. I'll admit that sometimes it's hard to figure out easy ways to pay it forward. We are all so busy … [Read more...]

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built to Amaze in Metro Detroit

Barnum and Bailey Ringmaster

I received something of value from Feld Entertainment as part of their Insider Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. It's that time of year again! My kids call it the "magic show", but really it's the circus coming back to metro Detroit! Last year was their first time attending a circus and they were in amazement the entire time! Check out my post about our experience and you'll see … [Read more...]

We’re so Excited! Day Out with Thomas Returns to Flint, Michigan! Win Tickets!

Day Out with Thomas

Our four and two year olds are big Thomas fans! We went to the event last year and they have not stopped talking about it! They always ask to go back! This year we're taking them again and they, along with all the other little engineers, won’t believe their eyes—or their ears!  For the first time ever at Day Out With Thomas™, Thomas the Tank Engine™ will be able to talk to his fans.  Boys and girls will be cheerfully greeted by the #1 Engine when … [Read more...]

Disney on Ice Princesses & Heroes Coming to Detroit!

Disney on Ice Princesses

I'm so excited about this one! Well, I'm always excited about Disney on Ice, but this time Disney on Ice presents Princesses & Heroes!! The show is coming to metro Detroit on October 16-19 and will be at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Hot off the presses, this show now features our beloved characters from FROZEN! My kids are sooooo excited about this! I'm sure everyone will be, so use the code below and get your pre-sale tickets now!! Disney on … [Read more...]

Five Fun Eco-Friendly Activity Tips

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The time of year is upon us that has everyone ready to round up their family and get outside to enjoy some fresh air and sunshine. There are many fun activities to choose from during the spring and summer months. This year, you should consider planning family activities that are eco-friendly as well as fun for the entire family. 1. Go Biking This is a great activity for everyone in the family regardless of age. If you have one who is too … [Read more...]

My Marathon Days are Fueled with Stonyfield Greek Yogurt

Stonyfield Greek

Since baby Annie was born two months ago (wow, has it been that long!?) I feel like I’ve been running a marathon. Even more since returning to work three weeks ago, the marathon seems to be a daily thing! I’ve read in the past that the adjustment from two to three kids was the hardest. For me that wasn’t an issue. Adjusting from three to four kids though? Wow. It’s been quite the adjustment. I’ve had to learn how to save time, especially in the … [Read more...]

Muppets Most Wanted Activity Sheets

Gonzo's Maze

Muppets Most Wanted is now playing in theaters and you know (from older posts) that I love activity sheets! Here are some super fun activity sheets for you and the kids to enjoy!! (Click on the image to open a full sheet size PDF for easy printing) Muppets Most Wanted Activity … [Read more...]