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FREE Kid-friendly Activities in Toledo (2014)

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Rainy Day Activites for Kids

Summer officially started 17 days ago and 15 of them have been ...
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Outdoor Play date: Edible Finger Paint and Fizzy Sidewalk Paint

This morning our preschooler nearly became consumed by the anticipation of having ...

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Kid Curated Art Show!!

Here in NW Ohio we have been receiving some unseasonably cooler temperatures. Thus our typical go to summer activities, like slip ‘n’ slide, waterparks, lounging at the pool, basically any and all water related activities have all been placed on hold till the temperatures rise.  So what are the kiddos to do on these long […]

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Kid’s Top 10 Favorite Day Trips!!

I have received a lot of request for Day trip suggestions.  So I asked my kiddos what their top 10 favorite summer day trip destinations are and this is what they said…and I totally agree with their choices! Here is their list, (in no particular order)…   Rolling Hills Water Park Ypsilanti, MI Hands on Museum […]

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JAWsome Party!

What is it about summer time that seems to send life into warped speed? It seriously feels like the kiddos just got out of school yet it is already the Middle of July!!! Where did the time go? Seriously!?! I told my son we would start planning his b-day party over a month ago due […]

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Orlando here we come!!

The limousine arrived at 9am to take us to the Detroit airport. The kiddos were beyond excited!! They were waiting outside with their book bags on jumping up and down as it approached. My parents took the kiddos overnight the night before we left so that we could finish packing and let me tell you […]

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Indian Creek Petting Zoo

Witnessing your child interact up close with animals you don’t often come in contact results in lots of laughter, fun, and makes for some precious memories which is precisely what you get when you visit Indian Creek Petting Zoo. Indian Creek Petting Zoo is a walk-thru-zoo that offers up close viewing of exotic animals like Zebra, Camels, […]

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Last Day of School!! (and clever ways to spend it)

Goodbye 2013-2014 school year! We will treasure the memories, the Kindergarteners’ special persons’ breakfast, the art shows, carnival, learning what a blizzard bag is, haha! We are sad to see it go but excited for the summer ahead!! Today is the last day of school and guess what? The kiddos didn’t have to go till […]

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Conversations with the Kids

So yesterday after a funfilled day outside we sat down to dinner, late as usual. Haha! We prayed, started eating and conversing. I asked our son about a birthday party he attended earlier. We all talked about the end of the school year. And then it happened. The conversation went somewhere no parent wants it […]

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Say Cheese

End of school year pictures! I adore the idea of having all 3 kiddos together for a picture (truth be told we haven’t had a portrait of all the kids together in forever, in fact, the last time we did we only had two kids, haha!) and then have each child have their own as well. […]

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A Faith of Their Own: An Experience Guide for Parents & Preteens

I was elated when I received an email offering me the opportunity to review the book, A Faith of Their Own: An Experience Guide for Parents & Preteens. Why? Because this book isn’t like all the other books, this book is one that is engaging, interactive, and encourages dialog about our faith. It is an […]

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Power of the Pen!

Some people would say that the cost of silence is free. Those people are not mothers. There is always a cost. Like when your toddler is having a full on tantrum during the 2nd hour of a 14 hour trip so you give him the remaining ½ of a chocolate bar knowing full well that […]

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