As we FINALLY return to in-person learning 5 days a week, should the idea of uniforms be readdressed?

402 day! Come next Monday the kids will do something they haven’t done for 402 days, they’ll begin in-person classes full time, 5 FULL DAYS! I don’t even remember what that was like! Will the struggle be real? Um, YES, most def! Trying to get into the swing of things, going to bed early, getting up early, packing lunches for 5 days…how did we used to do it? The past two weeks have been filled with a lot of preparation, including meal planning, sleep training, and our biggest issue, clothes!! I never thought we’d be doing back-to-school shopping in April, lol! For the most part the kids have just worn play clothes/PJ pants and a nice shirt, ya know, the classic pandemic wardrobe while learning remotely. Since they only started hybrid learning last month and their group of students (Group B) were lucky if they received two full days of in-person schooling a week there really wasn’t a huge need for new clothes. And since kids never seem to stop growing it seemed silly to waste a lot of money on new and/or seasonal clothing that they would just grow out of and ultimately not get much use. Thus, that is how we ended up  back-to-school shopping mid-April and to say it was a challenge is an understatement. 

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April’s Meal Plan: Stop Going to the Store Multiple Times a Week

“Boss up and change your life”, that’s legit my favorite line from one of Lizzo’s popular songs. Why? Because that line is such a true statement, the only person responsible for your life is you! Sure there are environmental influences and we cannot change the inevitable, but ultimately, like Charles R. Swindoll said, “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it”. Bottomline, you’re responsible for your own happiness, no one else, and no one else can “make you” do anything, or, not do something. Sure, we make excuses sometimes, and sometimes we are just so frickin tired, am I right mommas?!  So where am I going with this? Once we realize no one else is responsible for our happiness or lack thereof, then, and only then can we boss up and change our lives. Thus, after 3 cups of coffee and listening to Lizzo essentials on Itunes for an hour I decided to boss up and change my life! 

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Fun Things to do in Toledo with Kids this Weekend

Florida, North Carolina, Washington D.C.? Whether you were off to spend a week on a beach or explore historical landmarks, Vacation was something to look forward to, and possibly even brag about to your friends. However, after COVID many of us are vacationing closer to home. We’re staycationing! Best of all it’s not only fun, it works around your schedule, (every weekend could be a staycation) doesn’t require traveling far, and it’s a great way to boost your local economy. How does one go about having an epic Staycation in Toledo?

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Asbestos and The Dangers It Can Bring To Families

There are a lot of things in life that can cause harm to your health and wellbeing. In most cases, you are able to steer clear of the harm that lurks around you. But there are some things such as asbestos that you cannot see, and it can all sorts of issues for your health. If you think that you have been exposed to asbestos that has led to serious health issues, then you might need the services of a mesothelioma lawyer.

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3 Ways To Take Your Backyard To The Next Level

The weather is getting warmer, days are longer, it’s officially time to expand your work space, schooling, and family gatherings to the great outdoors. Birds chirping, fresh air, the warmth of the sun, it’s all so inviting especially after a harsh cold winter, but what about that old deck/patio furniture? Investing in an outdoor conversation seating set to better utilize your yard this spring and summer is very wise. In addition to outdoor seating here are three ways you can spruce up your backyard. 

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Toledo Summer Camps 2021

It’s that time of year again! Time to register for summer camp! Woot Woot!!  I know what you’re thinking, it’s only March, summer is still months away. I used to think the same thing; I figured summer camp registration would be in May. Let me tell you, it only takes once, one time of seeing your kiddo totally disappointment upon hearing the news that they can’t go to the summer camp ALL their friends are going to because Mom didn’t register them back in March!! Thus we are helping you get a jump start on registration! We’ve taken the time to collate camps and divide them into categories, thus, hopefully making the process as simple as possible for you, simply click on the link to be directed to the camp’s website.  Please note, there are a few camps that don’t have their 2021 summer camp schedule up yet, we will be updating those, so keep an eye out, & stop back. Don’t let your child miss out on the summer fun!! If you appreciate the time and energy spent to collate this list please share & do let camps know you heard about them from Mom on the go in Holy Toledo. Thanks, loves! And Cheers to nothing but HAPPY CAMPERS!! Read more

Indian Creek Zoo is OPENS (Discounted Admission)

Looking for a local place to take the kids for a fun adventure this weekend! Where they have the opportunity to get up close and personal with  camels, goats, Emus, alligators, wallabies, buffalo, and more!! You might not be able to take the kids on a wild and exotic vacation to Australia, the Sahara Dessert, or Florida Everglades but the wild and exotic animals that reside in such places are closer to home than you think, in Lambertville, Michigan at Indian Creek Zoo!!  Best part, they’re opening early and offering a discount on admission…. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS 

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No Mess Paint & Chalk for Kids (Discount Included)

“Mom, I want to paint!” Why do these five words make moms cringe? Though it sounds like an innocent activity don’t let it fool you, it’s legit a lion disguised as a lamb kind of activity. How so? Well, let’s just say it requires multiple steps, messes are not optional, and ya better be packin loads of patience! 

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