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CARS 3 – Coloring Pages

CARS 3

Now that summer break is in full force I'm sure you've heard the "I'm bored!" phrase a few times! My soon-to-be 7 year old has said it daily. These fun CARS 3 coloring sheets should keep the kids busy for a bit! Have you taken them to see CARS 3 yet? If not be sure to check out the trailer and go this week! We'll be taking our older two kids this weekend and they can't wait! CARS 3 Coloring Sheets (click the link for a full page PDF for … [Read more...]

Our Day at the Detroit Zoo

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My husband asked me what I wanted to do for Mother's Day this year and I think he was surprised by my answer. I wanted to go to our local zoo with the kids. We've not been to the zoo in a few years, which is sad because we only live about 30 minutes from our local AZA accredited zoo, the Detroit Zoo. This post was done in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Our Visit to the Detroit … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss the Goldfish Swim School Water Safety Awareness Events!

Having Multiple Kids in Swimming Lessons

Tomorrow (Saturday, May 20) Goldfish Swim School will be hosting water safety events at their Metro Detroit locations! Families that attend will receive tips on staying safer in and around the water this summer. It's a great event to take the kids to this weekend! Details About the Water Safety Event: Goldfish Swim School’s annual Water Safety Day is held at Goldfish metro Detroit locations in Ann Arbor, Birmingham, Canton, Clarkston, … [Read more...]

CARS 3 Activity Sheets and New Trailer!

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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...]

What Kids Really Think About Goldfish Swim School

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Kids say just about anything. Mine do anyway. Sometimes they are so funny. The also say very honest things. They will tell you how it is and not mean to be rude (if they are). I often laugh at the things my kids say. It's very entertaining. My five year old, Addy, talks and talks and talks. I don't think the girl knows how to stop sometimes. I thought she would be the perfect one to ask about her experience at Goldfish Swim School. She's normally … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Having Multiple Kids in Swimming Lessons

Having Multiple Kids in Swimming Lessons

Three kids in swimming lessons and a baby in tote can seem overwhelming at times. We've gotten a lot of looks as our crew files into Goldfish Swim School. I'm sure some parents are thinking we must be crazy. It took us a while to get adjusted and organized. Having multiple kids in swimming lessons is only as stressful as you allow it to be. After several months of having three in lessons I think we've finally gotten organized and lesson days have … [Read more...]

Tips for Photographing Children & Spring Photos with Portrait Innovations

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This post is sponsored by Portrait Innovations. I've learned these tips for photographing children while working with Portrait Innovations. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. When it comes to photos you could say I'm a bit obsessed. Every detail about the photos has to be perfect. I worry about it from the moment I make the appointment until the moment the session is over. Finding just the right outfits and … [Read more...]

Transitioning Classes at Goldfish Swim School

Transitioning Classes at Goldfish Swim School

"Three kids in swimming lessons, it must be rough when one transitions to a new class!" Someone actually said that to me recently when we were discussing swimming lessons at Goldfish Swim School. I can see where they might think that. Coordinating classes for three little ones could be a nightmare at the wrong school. Changing classes, even with one child, may seen a bit nerve wrecking to many. That's why today I thought I would discuss our … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss LEGO Batman Movie Days at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

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That's right! LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan is celebrating LEGO Batman Movie Days! We were invited to attend earlier this week and the kids had so much fun! I mean really, LEGOLAND and Batman? Yes, please! My kids adore both so for them this was an amazing treat! LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan is hosting LEGO Batman Movie Days events this weekend, February 25-26. There will be fun build activities, a LEGO Batman meet and greet, … [Read more...]

NEW! Organic Whole Milk Smoothies from Stonyfield

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Being part of the Stonyfield blogging team has been one of my favorite things about blogging. I'm proud to be a part of this team of amazing people. I love introducing you to new, amazing products from Stonyfield. I believe in this company and their ways so sharing their stuff is always enjoyable! Their newest products are organic whole milk smoothies that are DE-LI-CIOUS! They recently sent some right to our door for my family to experience so … [Read more...]

Is My Child Ready for Swimming Lessons?

Have fun Swimming

This is a question I found myself asking for far too long. I always knew I wanted my children to learn to swim. I love being in water and swimming so of course I want them to experience this love but my main reason was something else. Simply put, it was for their safety. I want my children to be able to survive if a moment ever arises that they fall into a pool or any body of water. We live around a lot of lakes and in the summer time most people … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

Our Favorites for Packing School Lunch

Packing School Lunch

This is the second year I've gotten to pack lunch for my little guy. He loves going to school and for me it brings back memories of my oldest son when he was this age. It reminds me to enjoy every moment because time flies during these years. I love packing lunch school lunch and trying to get creative to keep my son interested but there are also some favorites that will always be a part of our lunch routine! Packing school lunch doesn't have to … [Read more...]

Flourishing at SafeSplash Swim School #IAmSafeSplash

SafeSplash Swim School #IAmSafeSplash

Swimming is something I've always personally loved but water scares me when it comes to my kids. There are always those "what ifs" that cross a parent's mind. That's why I knew I wanted my kids to take swimming lessons. I was recently offered a chance to review SafeSplash Swim School and knew I needed to let the kids experience the month of lessons they offered us in exchange for a review. What I didn't realize at the time was just how happy we … [Read more...]

Book Review: Garden Safari Vegetable Soup + Discount Code

Garden Safari

Disclosure: This post regarding Garden Safari Vegetable Soup is sponsored by Kitchen Club Kids, however, all opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Reading has been a huge part of my life since I was a little girl. I've always loved books. My husband, as you all know, is a teacher and he truly knows the importance of reading with kids. He and I both have always been passionate about spreading our love for reading to our … [Read more...]