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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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Weekend Getaway Tips for Traveling with Toddlers #Tips4Trips

Tips for traveling with toddlers #Tips4Travel #CBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #Tips4Trips #CollectiveBias Living in metro Detroit there are many, many things within driving distance for us. We really enjoy weekend getaways and are lucky to live within driving distance of Niagara Falls, Chicago, Cincinnati, Traverse City, Mackinac Island and more! We also have family that lives in Ohio and we often make weekend … [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...]

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...]

Sibling Gifts Made Easy with Lalaloopsy

Lalaloopsy Logo

It's important to my husband and I to make our little ones feel special when their baby sister arrives. We don't want them to feel left out in any way. One thing I really wanted to do this time around was sibling gifts. Courtney and I agreed that this was an important thing to include in our baby event as well. When Lalaloopsy agreed to be part of the event we knew our little girls would be thrilled with their Lalaloopsy babies that we received … [Read more...]

Holiday Style Made Easy with Osh Kosh B’gosh #MC #OshKoshBgosh

Osh Kosh B'gosh

I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for OshKosh B’gosh. I received a gift card to facilitate my shopping trip and to thank me for participating. We love dressing the little ones in coordinating outfits for things like holidays and family photos. Recently we went shopping at our local Osh Kosh B'gosh store to find some new things for winter and we came home with some great deals! In fact, I plan on going … [Read more...]