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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...]

Celebrate World Penguin Day with News from Stonyfield

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This post is brought to you by Stonyfield, all opinions are 100% my own. Today is World Penguin Day and we have some exciting news to share! You know we love Stonyfield YoKids and now their actions are making us love them even more! They are sponsoring the AZA SAFE (Saving Animals from Extinction) program. Stonyfield YoKids’ sponsorship of AZA SAFE will support conservation efforts for 10 endangered species, including the African Penguin. As … [Read more...]

Fight the Effects of Aging in Your Older Dog #AwesomeAsEver

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We've had Bailey, our Yorkshire Terrier since she was just five weeks old. She was always been a spunky dog with a yappy bark to match. She's not quite as spunky these days but she does still have that bark. She will be 13 this year and has been showing signs of aging. Did you know that you can help fight the effects of aging in your older dog? This post is sponsored by Hill’s® Science Diet® and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am … [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...]

Earth Day Changes – 3 Ways to Go Green in the Bathroom

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Earth Day is quickly approaching. Every year I have people ask me what are some things they can do to be more green. I love giving suggestions on making small changes because those are the ones people are likely to stick with. As busy as we have become in our every day lives it's hard to add new habits. Things that don't take much effort and are easy to add to our daily routines get my vote, too. Over the past 7 years I've made small changes one … [Read more...]

Easy Easter Basket Gifts from Kroger + 4 Times the Fuel Points! #Kroger4Xpts

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Disclosure: I partnered with Tatu Digital Media to bring you this helpful information. All opinions are 100% my own. It's back! You know I love a deal and today I've got one to share! Today through 4/18 get 4x Fuel Points on hundreds of gift cards with your Kroger digital coupons!! I love stocking up on gift cards when this special deal is offered! It's the perfect time to not only grab some gift cards for those Easter baskets, but also spring … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal with Forti-Flax

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Getting a good breakfast is so important. We all know this but how often do we put it off? We think it takes too long to cook, we don't feel hungry or we just don't even think about it. Today, I'm reminding you just how important this meal is with this delicious recipe for Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal with Forti-Flax. Do you ever add flaxseed to your recipes? It's a great source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Lignans and Dietary Fiber. When faced … [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...]

A Special Look at Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

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In honor of advance tickets now being on sale for Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, I wanted to share a brand new special look at the film as well as a few character posters! Are you as excited for this one as we are?   Here are some amazing new posters, too! (Click on the image for full size, printable … [Read more...]

Great News!! YoBaby Yogurt now has Probiotics!

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This post is done in partnership with Stonyfield. YoBaby Yogurt is a favorite of ours and all opinions are 100% my own. We've had four kids in the past 7 years. Trying to get them all started on a healthy eating pattern has been a goal of mine. One thing I have come to love as a first food is Stonyfield's YoBaby® Yogurt. It's organic and it's made with whole milk. Not only that, but it's recommended by pediatricians. Now, it's even better … [Read more...]

Roasted Garlic Vegetable Medley – Easy and Fresh with Busch’s!

Roasted Garlic Vegetable Medley

Typically you'll find me doing my weekly grocery shopping on weekends. My husband is off of work and it gives this mama a bit of alone time. It's funny how we enjoy errands like the grocery store when we have little ones, isn't it!? Last week I purposely waited until Wednesday to do my shopping because I knew the soft opening for the Busch's Fresh Food Market in Canton was being held. We love supporting local Michigan businesses and Busch's is a … [Read more...]

Strength Has No Gender and Neither Does My Career!

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #StrengthHasNoGender #CollectiveBias Strength Has No Gender™ Gender should not be something that interferes in the workplace. We all know that. Does it happen? Of course it does, unfortunately. I started my career in the technical support world about 16 years ago. It was something that, in a way, chose me. I went to school for accounting … [Read more...]

New Recipe! Sweet and Salty Cookies

Sweet and Salty Cookies

Sweet and Salty! That's right! Who doesn't enjoy that!? It's one of my favorite combinations and these Sweet and Salty cookies are going to knock your socks off! They are that good! It's an easy recipe that will satisfy your cravings! Yum! Sweet and Salty Cookie Ingredients The ingredients are simple. In fact, these may be items you already have in your pantry. Here's what you'll need: French Vanilla cake mix 2 eggs 1/2 cup oil … [Read more...]

Earn 4x the Fuel Rewards Just in Time for Spring Break! #Kroger4xFuel

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Disclosure: I partnered with Tatu Digital Media to bring you this helpful information. All opinions are 100% my own. Finding ways to save money is exciting to me! It's almost a challenge to come up with ways to save. With spring break coming up and my husband being off of work that week we will likely travel throughout the metro area visiting various places for family fun. We like to do a staycation or a semi-local trip for a few days during … [Read more...]

Four Ways to Start Your Day Out with More

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This post is sponsored by Stonyfield, all opinions are 100% my own. When you get to that point in your life where you are ready to make healthier choices it can be tough. Healthier eating, for me, was something that was a huge adjustment. I ate healthy when I was a teen and all through my first pregnancy. After I stopped nursing my oldest son it went downhill. I'm not sure what happened. What I am sure of it it's hard to get back on track but I … [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...]

Extend Your Healthy Lifestyle and Go Green in the Laundry Room

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Going green is something you can do at so many levels. You get to pick and choose what green things you do in your home and in your life. I've often stated that if we all just do a few small things, together we can make a huge difference. When it comes to our personal lives and making sure we chose healthy options for our bodies things may seem a bit overwhelming. It doesn't have to be that way! Rebel Green recently sent me some items to try out … [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...]

SEA LIFE Michigan Welcomes New Sea Turtle, Carr

Sea Life Michigan Sea Turtle

My kids love visiting SEA LIFE Michigan at Great Lakes Crossing in Auburn Hills. It's not far from home but it truly feels like we are millions of miles away when gazing in to the ocean tanks. When we heard they would be welcoming a new sea turtle we were so excited to go see him. Carr, the newest animal at SEA LIFE Michigan came with his own story. Sadly, Carr was injured in a boat collision that resulted in a deformed carapace and … [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...]