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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...]

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...]

What to Expect at Goldfish Swim School

Goldfish Swim School

This post about what to expect at Goldfish Swim School is sponsored. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. As a parent it's hard to fully prepare for the unknown. When you start something new with your child/children you want to be as prepared as possible. We've been attending classes at Goldfish Swim School with our three children for about two months now. I thought it would be helpful to bring you this information … [Read more...]

How hello Products Helps Our Children’s Oral Care Problems

hello oral care products

We all know brushing is important. Often times children aren't too fond of this daily chore. Our children's oral care problems have been ongoing for a little over a year. They've decided they don't want to brush or they brush too quickly and don't get their teeth clean. We've recently been putting extra effort into turning things around because we know the habits they develop now will influence them for the rest of their lives. My 6 year … [Read more...]

Give A Lifelong Gift for Kids with Goldfish Swim School

gift of swimming

This post about a lifelong gift for kids is brought to you by Goldfish Swim Schools. I partner with them to bring you the latest Goldfish Swim School information and to share our experience. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. My kids love being in the water. They were in lessons over the summer but we took them out when school started as we were moving and had a new baby arriving so it was too much to keep them in. … [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...]

Doctor On Demand – A Parent’s Dream

Doctor on Demand

This post was sponsored by Doctor On Demand as part of a Blog Blast Activation for Influence Central. As a mama to four who is busy with the kids, hubby, taking care of the house and working outside of the house I am very limited on time. There have been many times when I've needed to take the kids to the doctor and can't get into our doctor (because she's always booked) and end up taking them to urgent care. I waited 6 hours at urgent care … [Read more...]

The Big $10 Sale Happening NOW at Kate Quinn Organics!

Kate Quinn Organics Sale

You all know I love this sale! It happens a few times a year and I love getting some things for my girls at this sale! Kate Quinn Organics has some of the cutest clothing I've seen! I love their unique styles and the fact that the clothing is organic! The big $10 sale has started! This sale offers some amazing deals and again, only happens a few times a year! Don't miss your chance to get some deals on some quality, safe clothing for your … [Read more...]

Teaching Kids About Recycling with Homemade Earth Crayons

teaching kids about recycling

My kids are still fairly young at 5, 4 and 2. They are not, however, too young to learn about recycling and how important it is to our Earth. April is Earth Month and it's the perfect time teaching kids about recycling. My kids have been somewhat familiar with it for a while now since we have been recycling items in our home for years. We all know there's always more to learn and teaching them the hows and whys behind the action is something we … [Read more...]

One Question to Ask Children Today!

Putside Play with Love

As part of the Stonyfield YoGetters team I receive products and/or compensation to share Stonyfield goodness. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. One of the things I love about being a Stonyfield YoGetter is the wide range of topics that we get to cover. Stonyfield gives us some great opportunities and I am in love with the prompt they sent us to write about this month. All because the wonderful people at Stonyfield … [Read more...]

Give the Gift of Imagination with the Pet Portrait Studio

the gift of imagination

When I was a child I can remember how often I entertained myself by putting ordinary every day objects together to build new and exciting structures. Back then, boxes especially were my favorites as they were easy to stack together and fun to crawl through when my house or building was complete. These days, using your imagination to build has evolved from simple every day objects or building blocks, lego's ect. and now there is an endless supply … [Read more...]

Don’t Forget the Books! Great gift ideas for Children & A Giveaway!

No Yeti Yet

I've partnered with Media Masters Publicity to bring you this review and giveaway. All opinions are 100% my own. Books have been a passion of mine since I was a kid. I love to read and now that I have little ones, I love to read to them. We read a few times during the day and every night at bedtime. The kids always love hearing the story and the love talking about it. Often times they will remember parts of the book and want to "read" pages to … [Read more...]

TINKERTOYS – The Perfect Classic Toys for Christmas!

Tinkertoys

Do you remember playing with TINKERTOY® toys when you were small? TINKERTOY® was created in 1913 after inventor Charles Pajeau observed children playing with pencils and empty spools of thread. They've been around for a long time and I know I have loved them since I was a child. If you are looking for the perfect classic toys for Christmas, keep reading! As a K'NEX blogger, I was sent their TINKERTOY® 150 piece essentials set for review. These … [Read more...]

Keeping Kids Safe from Everyday Poisons in Our Homes #keepinkidssafe

Everyday poisons in our homes

This is a sponsored post, however, all opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Having three little ones five years old and under I am always watching what they are doing and where they are going. I have cabinets locks in place and corner covers on furniture. As parents, no matter how many safety devices we have around the house we still need to be cautious when it comes to the everyday poisons in our homes. Many times we … [Read more...]

Elementary School Lunch Must Haves

School lunch must haves

This post is written as part of my partnership with Stonyfield, however, all opinions are 100% my own. It's no secret that I love making fun snacks for the kids. I've mentioned Bento style lunches more than a few times. It's fun stuff to do for the kids that makes their lunch and/or snacks fun! LA starts school next week. I've also said this before, but where has the time gone!? Kindergarten already!? We've been practicing our lunch routines … [Read more...]

The Good Dinosaur – New Teaser Trailer and Poster Now Available! #GoodDino

Disney Pixar's The Good Dinosaur #GoodDino

Disney Pixar is on a roll! Inside Out will be in theaters soon and then later this year, it's The Good Dinosaur! Have you heard about this movie yet? I've got the details below for you! THE GOOD DINOSAUR U.S. Release Date:  November 25, 2015 Director: Peter Sohn Producer: Denise Ream "The Good Dinosaur" asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs … [Read more...]

The Kate Quinn Organics Semiannual $10 Sale Starts Today!

Kate Quinn Organics Semiannual sale

We are huge fans of Kate Quinn Organics in this house and one of my favorite sales of the year has started today! The $10 semiannual sale at Kate Quinn Organics runs today through June 9! Shop early to get the best selection!   … [Read more...]

Make Learning Fun with Hands-On-Prints Books #HandsOnPrints

Hands-on-Print Books

My husband, as you all know, is a teacher. He and I both have an incredible love for books. I recently participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Hands-on-Prints books. I received books to facilitate my review and since we love them I want to tell you all about them! With a Masters in Early Childhood Education, Christinia Cheung was compelled to write her Hands-on-Prints books after establishing a Montessori … [Read more...]

Carhartt Kids’ Styles are Perfect Holiday Gifts

Carhartt Horses

Getting the kids things they need for Christmas is always something I try hard to do. It's sometimes hard to not get them all fun toys and games, but when you have kids' styles like Carhartt has, it's easier to get them things they need! Yes, I said Carhartt! Carhartt has an incredible line of kids' clothing that includes outerwear, but doesn't end there. They recently sent us some of their girls line for toddlers to try out and let me tell … [Read more...]

Quick and Healthy Lunch for Kids with Applegate Half Time (Giveaway)

Quick and Easy Lunch for Kids #LunchingAwesome

This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own. We are settling into our fall routine. Daddy is back to teaching, the kids are back to daycare/school, schedules are busy as can be, the days are getting shorter and we need a solution for a quick and healthy lunch for kids. Even quick and healthy snacks are something we constantly look for. Applegate has a new solution for all of us who need a quick and healthy … [Read more...]