All-New Harlem Globetrotters Pushing The Limits World Tour (Get 25% off-PROMO CODE included)

We had a blast!! It was classic family fun entertainment!  We giggled till it hurt, did the wave forward, backwards, and in slow-motion, got outta our seats with the “YMCA”, & enjoyed all the audience participation.

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This was definitely more than a basketball game. It was a show, a comedy with lots of tricks up its sleeve, acrobatics….mad dance skills! And the kiddos loved the 5th Quarter when they got to Meet their favorite Globetrotter court-side after the game and received autographs and got photos. FYI- basketballs are $25 😉

 

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When the Harlem Globetrotter’s larger-than-life world tour rolls through your town be sure to get tickets!!

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Don’t miss out – get your tickets today and save SAVE 25% for ALL Harlem Globetrotters Games with promo code FUNFAM Must purchase 14 days before Game Date. https://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/world-tour/schedule

Share, tag family, friends, & enjoy the show!!

New Year’s Eve 2020 Countdown Bags!

Who’s staying in for New Year’s Eve? 🙋‍♀️ Whether you’re staying in to save money, for safety reasons, or wanna sleep, you can still have fun!! Throw a mini New Year’s Eve party. Put together Countdown Bags full of goodies to help you Countdown each hour until the New Year (or half hour…depending on age if your kiddos 😉).

Our activities include…getting festive with hats, masks, necklaces, decorating a glass to toast in the New Year, writing down everything we were thankful for this year, writing New Year resolutions on balloons that will be popped at midnight, & noisemakers, silly string, poppers, etc. to do outdoors at midnight. And it doesn’t cost a lot, all these items came from Dollar Tree 😉 what are your New Years Eve plans? Wanna add to the fun? Share, tag friends & prep your bags together, or better yet, divide & conquer the Countdown bags!

Toledo Winter Break 2019 Family Fun Guide

I will be honest, when I heard the kiddos break started on Friday Dec. 20th I got my calendar out and counted how many days until school resumed, in case you’re wondering, 18 days including weekends, 18! Don’t get me wrong, I love spending time with my kiddos but 18 days without a routine, scary! Thus in order to minimize the meltdowns here’s a guide of some fun ideas, day-trips, & places to take kiddos that’ll help make it a joy filled winter break! 😉

 

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Toledo Museum of Art Presents, The Great Art Escape 

Address: 2445 Monroe Street Toledo, OH 43620

Phone: (419) 255-8000

Website: https://www.toledomuseum.org/visit/events/great-art-escape-0

Cost: FREE

The Great Art Escape is a FREE holiday tradition at the Toledo Museum of Art, where a number of special programs are planned Dec. 26, 2019-Jan. 1, 2020. Bring your family and friends to this annual event for live performances, art activities and more. This year will include a series of live dance performances in the galleries and in the Peristyle. A variety of genres will be represented, including ballet, swing, Mexican folk, Irish and Indian dancing.

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The 2020 Great Art Escape is sponsored in part by Taylor Cadillac and by members of the Museum. Here is a day-by-day schedule of events, all of which are mostly FREE!!! Click HERE for dates & times.

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Play:CLE

Address: 38525 Chester Rd, Avon, OH 44011

Website: https://www.playcle.com/

Phone: (440) 695-3565

Hours: Vary, click on website for schedule

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If you’re looking for the place to mix fun and fitness, you’ve come to the right spot. Play: CLE has created a unique mix of attractions that will have kids and adults’ alike running, jumping, climbing and challenging themselves!

  • Zip line
  • Ropes course
  • Climbing wall
  • Ninja warrior course
  • Parkour course
  • Bouldering wall
  • Dining area (The Biner)
  • Kids’ area

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Outdoor Adventure Center

Phone: 844-OAC-MDNR (844-622-6367)

Address: 1801 Atwater Street Detroit, MI 48207-4020

Website: http://www.michigan.gov/oac/

Hours: Varies during the holidays, see website for schedule

Cost: Children 2 & under are FREE, Children 3-12-$3, & Adults- $5

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Experience exciting outdoor adventures with hands-on activities, exhibits and simulators — walk behind and touch a waterfall, step into a fishing boat and reel in a big fish, hit the trail on a mountain bike or snowmobile, and much more. At the OAC, you’ll learn about how the DNR manages state parks, forests, wildlife and fish as you climb the roots and explore the canopy of a massive bur oak tree, hop aboard a real airplane, and see what’s swimming in our aquarium.

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University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

Address: Biological Sciences Building, 1105 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1085

Phone: 734-764-0478

Website: https://lsa.umich.edu/ummnh

Museum Hours: Monday-Sunday 9AM-5PM

Admission: Free (suggestion donation of $6)

Parking: Good luck, lol! Just kidding…there is a parking garage on Forest Ave. Cost us $6

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You too can deny your child a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle and allow your inner child to come out and play at A Christmas Story House!!

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A Christmas Story House Tour

Address: 3159 W. 11th St., Cleveland, OH 44109 in the Tremont neighborhood.

Phone: (216) 298-4919

Website: https://www.achristmasstoryhouse.com/

Hours: Varies during the holidays, see website

Cost: Children 2 & under are FREE, Children 3-12- $10, Adults-$13

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Harlem Globetrotters Pushing the Limits World Tour

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This is more than a basketball game. It is more than a show. It is the one and only Harlem Globetrotters in an all-new, larger-than-life world tour! You’ll be on your feet, out of your seat, laughing until it hurts and loving every moment. The 5th Quarter – The game isn’t over after the final shot! Meet your favorite Globetrotter court-side after the game to get an autograph and photo. Don’t miss out – get your tickets today!! Take the fam, your local basketball team, scouts/troop, and/or any tween/teen

WHERE:

Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, OH 43604

WHEN:

Monday December 30th @ 2pm

TICKETS:

https://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/world-tour/schedule

 

 

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Toledo Botanical Garden’s Hidden Treehouse

Address: 5403 Elmer Drive Toledo, Ohio 43615

Phone: 419-270-7500

Website: https://metroparkstoledo.com/explore-your-parks/toledo-botanical-garden/

Hours: Open 7 a.m. until dark every day

Admission: FREE

Amenities: Picnic area adjacent as well as restrooms

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Copper Moon Studios 

Address: 8007 Airport hwy Holland, oh 43528

Phone: 419-867-0683

Website: https://www.coppermstudio.com/

Cost: Varies, depends on project

Hours: mon – sat  (10-6) & sun (12-5)

 

My kiddos absolutely adore dropping in & making a Lil’Chips project! Deets in pic below.

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Share, tag friends, & make plans to meetup at one of these awesome kiddo fave hot-spots today!

 

 

 

Let’s get Social in 2020, Best Party Planner in Toledo!

Hot Cocoa Bar, pancakes piled high with whipped cream & sprinkles, cookie decorating, craft table, & more! It was legit a child’s dream come true! Oh, and best part, everyone got to come dressed in the PJs!!

My youngest & had had the privilege of attending Breakfast at the Barn, Presented by Social Events Company.  And I must admit I was blown away by the activities, food, presentation, attention to detail, etc.

First we had to hit up the bar, the Hot Cocoa Bar, ya’ll how adorable is this?

 

 

Then we hit up the pancakes….in fact, I do believe we managed to cover all but one of the major Elf food groups, we had candy, candy canes, & maple syrup….just needed candy corn & even Elf himself would have felt at home.

 

 

After our bellies were full we got to work, at the craft table making an ornament that now hangs on our tree reminding us of this awesome morning. Followed by cookies decorating!

 

 

And I absolutely LOVED this idea!! Each kiddo helped pack a blessing bag with toothpaste, snack, gloves, hat, etc. for those less fortunate this Christmas and were able to include a homemade card.

 

 

Lastly, apparently Social Event Company has the hook—up because look who made an appearance!!!

 

If you are looking for someone to help your host a company gathering, party, a house party, b-day party, Social Event Company has you covered….no party is too small or too big for them to take on. Looking to host an epic Moms Night In party? Have Social Event Company man the bar….they’ll bring in the bar, set everything up, provide bartender, etc.  Let’s ALL get social in 2020, let’s being back PARTIES!!!

 

Phone: 419-392-3569
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Social-Events-Co-2016376978669820/
Specializing in event design and planning, Social Events Co. is all you need to bring your event to life!
Social Events Co. has worked with several Toledo area nonprofit organizations to create the perfect fundraising event!
Social Events Co. offers mobile bartending + beverage planning; let our professional bartenders take care of all your bar needs!

 

Win a family four-pack to see THE ELF ON THE SHELF

 

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Cheryl Lehsten 

Check your email for details & Congrats, love!!  

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THE ELF ON THE SHELF, A Christmas Musical plays one night only at the Stranahan Theater, Saturday. December 21. When one Scout Elf gets assigned to a family struggling to rediscover the Christmas Spirit, he’s got to find a way off of the shelf and into their hearts.

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 WHERE:

Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd, Toledo, OH, 43614

SHOW DATE & TIME:

Saturday December 21st @ 7:30PM

TICKETS:

Link to purchase tickets – https://bit.ly/33S1pgX

CONTEST

Enter to win THE ELF ON THE SHELF Family 4-pack tickets for Saturday December 21st @ 7:30PM

HOW TO ENTER:

1-Share this post on Facebook

2- Fill in the blank, The Elf on the Shelf didn’t move today because, _______? Comment on the BLOG (Have fun with it!)

Winner will be randomly selected December 15th

Countdown to Christmas 2019

“It’s that time of year, when the world falls in love…every song you hear seems to say, Merry Christmas…”, The Christmas Waltz, by Frank Sinatra hums in the background, spiced pumpkin latte candles fill the air, as the fire in the fireplace envelops the space like a warm hug.  The children put the finishing touches on their gingerbread house before changing into their cozy matching PJs to watch the classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, and string (and eat) popcorn to hang on the Christmas Tree. That is how I have always envisioned spending Christmas time, when in reality it’s more like a cyclone of ‘to do’ lists…clean house, decorate house, buy gifts, me losing my patience and yelling at kids to get their PJs on, or anything that resembles PJs, because I am lucky enough if I get them matching Christmas clothes let alone matching PJs.

There is a lot on our minds this time of year and sadly the things that slip away are the things we would really enjoy doing with our children, like decorating a gingerbread house, stringing popcorn, decorating cookies, etc. Not this year! This year we are going to take back the joy of Christmas with this awesome countdown to Christmas!

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How it works:

First make a list of the things you would like to do with your children during Advent (time leading up to Christmas), or feel free to copy mine.

  1. Visit the Manor House Decorated for the Holidays at Wildwood
  2. Decorate Christmas cookies
  3. Get out the Advent wreath and read daily sections from the Advent book
  4. Attend the Christmas Carol Sing at Rosary Cathedral
  5. Watch Polar Express & get the Polar Express train out to place around the tree
  6. Make ornaments for ornament exchange
  7. Listen to, The Great Santa Clause Mystery & other books on tape
  8. Read, The Christmas Sweater
  9. See The Toledo Ballets 79th performance of the Nutcracker, at Stranahan
  10. Watch the classic, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer & Frosty
  11. Read a Christmas Carol
  12. Decorate Gingerbread House
  13. Family Christmas Bingo Night & Watch a Charlie Brown Christmas
  14. Read, The Christmas Story
  15. Visit Children’s Wonderland
  16. Watch, How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  17. Read How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  18. Listen to Christmas records while decorating the tree
  19. Go to the Lights before Christmas at the Toledo Zoo
  20. Watch the classic; It’s a Wonderful Life at Valentine Theatre
  21. Watch the Nativity Story
  22. Go to a Lighted Christmas Parade (Shout out to & thank you goes out to Pemberville for adding the magic to our Christmas season with their awesome lighted parade, and to Dei Fratelli for one sweet twinkling tomato!)countdown2
  23. PJ brigade & Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt
  24. Read, The Night Before Christmas

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Second, get out your planner/calendar and determine which day works for each activity. For example, I know that Friday nights are our movie nights, so we will watch Christmas movies on Friday night. That being said there are particular evenings that certain events have to happen, such as the Nutcracker Ballet, touring the Manor House, Visiting Children’s Wonderland, Christmas Carols at the Cathedral, and visiting Children’s Wonderland. I find that laying everything out on a table and simply placing a Post-it on the date that works best for said activities is the easiest & most efficient way to schedule said events and activities for the month of December.

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Third, wrap each activity/event (place tickets in an envelope and wrap the envelope) and place number/date on the back of each package so you can remember which day to open each item. And set them out wherever you wish. I place our countdown packages on our mantel, they double as decoration. Not only does it look visually appealing but it also saves us money. I purchased the gift wrap from the Dollar Store; I spent $2 on our Christmas decorations this year. Winning! 😉

Not only does the countdown help you to spend quality time with your children, but, hopefully, it helps you budget your Christmas Activities. While most are activities we already had, like the books, books on tape, DVDs, and craft items (just raid your arts and craft bin) there are a few free events, like touring the Manor House at Wildwood, Christmas Carols at Rosary Cathedral, & Lights before Christmas at the Zoo (thanks to our membership) but, also some events and activities that we needed to budget into finances.

Coming up Next week: I will be discussing the benefits of living life simply, or rather, embracing the simple life this Christmas.

Do you have a countdown or Christmas tradition that your family practices? I’d love to hear about it, please share.

 

 

Sleepovers in the 90s vs Struggles of Sleepovers Today (WARNING for Parents!)

Nail polish, magazines, CD player, CDs, & chick flicks, the classic starter kit for any tween/teenage girl sleepover in the 90s. Sleepovers in the 90s would start off slow with social time, which literally meant having a conversation, discussing the latest happenings since we weren’t up-to-the-minute on everyone’s lives, while swapping out everyone’s CDs in the CD player…a little, Ace of Base, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Beck, etc.  Then ease into more activities, painting nails, flipping through magazines looking at the latest hair & fashion styles, “Are you still French Rolling your jeans? That’s SO 80s!” Followed by pizza & basically any Molly Ringwald movie, lol! Then once the rents went to bed the real fun began, we’d get all kinda crazy, stuffing our faces with Cool Ranch Doritos & playing, “Truth or Dare”, and surprisingly the group of gals I ran with were always up for a good dare! Finally we’d often end the night with a classic game of, “Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board”, where we would basically challenger ourselves to see if we could be quiet long enough to attempt anything remotely serious, we inevitably always failed.  Then, sometime around 2/3AM we’d all start dozing off. It sounds so cliche, but those were simpler times.

Fast-forward and now I’m the one with the 14 year-old daughter hosting a b-day sleepover and to say it is complicated is an understatement. Let’s start with what should be a simple question, who’s invited?

Who’s invited?

In the 90s:

  • Girls-If you are a girl having a sleepover then ONLY girls are invited.
  • Boys- If you are a boy having a sleepover then ONLY boys are invited.

Today:

  • Agender -Not having a gender or identifying with a gender. They may describe themselves as being gender neutral or genderless.
  • Bigender -A person who fluctuates between traditionally “male” and “female” gender-based behaviors and identities.
  • Gender Fluid- A mix of boy and girl. A person who is gender fluid may always feel like a mix of the two traditional genders, but may feel more man some days, and more woman other days.
  • Gender Variant- Someone who either by nature or by choice does not conform to gender-based expectations of society
  • Third Gender-A term for a person who does not identify with either man or woman, but identifies with another gender. This gender category is used by societies that recognize three or more genders, both contemporary and historic, and is also a conceptual term meaning different things to different people who use it.
  • Transgender-A person who lives as a member of a gender other than that expected based on sex assigned at birth.
  • Two-Spirit-Is an umbrella term traditionally used by Native American people to recognize individuals who possess qualities of both genders
  • Intersex-A person born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male. For example, a person might be born appearing to be female on the outside, but having mostly male-typical anatomy on the inside. (Source: https://young.scot/get-informed/national/gender-identity-terms )

 

So my daughter made her list and on the list there was a young boy who identifies as gay, thus he’s attracted to boys, not girls, so couldn’t he spend the night?  Well, the rule is ONLY girls (girls who don’t like other girls), but, he could have stayed with my son, if he didn’t identify as liking boys, thus, no, he will NEVER be able to spend the night in our house. It saddens me that we have so many children who are trying so hard to identify themselves and in doing so end up missing out on some of lives’ rites of passage.  In the end my son ended up spending the night at one of his friend’s houses out of respect for parents of one of the girls who spent the night & the young boy who identifies as gay was able to stay until 10pm, then he went home….did I mention it’s complicated?! Finally, guest list was complete, next up food & entertainment!

Food & Décor

In the 90s: Helium Balloons, streamers, & birthday banners! Cool Ranch Doritos, Pizza, Pop!

Today: No more helium! But thankfully the food category is one that has withheld the sands of time. Those Cool Ranch Doritos haven’t gone anywhere & pizza and is still a huge hit!

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Sugarberry Lane 

Phone: (419)944-6205 (Jan)
Facebook Group: Sugarberry Lane, https://www.facebook.com/groups/2408159029229938/
She will make you awesome favors and gifts for YOUR celebrations and special occasions.
She’s ALL ABOUT THE PRESENTATION!
And SUPER reasonable pricing!

 

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In the 90s: CDs, Games, Magazines, Prank Calls, Movies…might have even TP-ed a house (shhhh!)

Today: Games, Movies….Smartphones!

They started the evening off with games, Taboo, & later Apples to Apples, both of which lasted for roughly 10 minutes. They also attempted watching the Pilot episode of “The Office”, which again lasted for all of 10 minutes.  The energy level was through the roof, the excitement of just being together with other kids proved too much for one party goer to contain, which then made it tricky for other party goers to really enjoy themselves. They sang “Happy Birthday”, cut cake, & had pizza. The boys left, the girls calmed down, & got situation for the evening, chatted, listened to music, & they were asleep before midnight!

Next morning I’m in the restroom getting cleaned up and I hear, “hello”, “hello”, “hello”, every few seconds coming from my daughter’s bedroom. First thing that pops into my head is that they are calling a bunch of different people. I bop in the room to see who they are calling and I am introduced to Monkey App! Talk about a BAD BANANA!

What is Monkey App?

The way the Girls explained it:

It’s a fun app just for teenagers, no parents are allowed (1st RED FLAG), you have to be 18 or younger or you’ll get kicked off. It’s a fun way to meet other kids from all over the world (2nd RED FLAG…talk about an easy way for human traffickers to gain access to kids from everywhere!). You simply open the app and start saying “hi” to different kids. And you get like 10 seconds (3rd RED FLAG) or so to talk before it goes onto the next person. And if someone is doing something weird or looks too old we can report them (4th RED FLAG…because a lot of teens will definitely report other teens for doin weird stuff?!).

What it actually is:

With MONKEY teens connect their Snapchat accounts and can “meet” random people via video chat. To sign up, they have to share their phone number and Snapchat username and password as well as invite friends by messaging them. Friends will get a message that says, “Yo (name) someone was talking about you…” Once they’re registered, opening the app starts a connection with another user. Teens will see the age, gender, and location of the connection and can accept it or skip it. If accepted, the video chat opens for 10 seconds, with the option to extend the time if both parties agree or add the connection on Snapchat.

Parents need to know that Monkey randomly connects teens with other Snapchat users for a 10-second video chat. They can add more time or add the person on Snapchat to continue the connection. Before connecting, teens will see the age and gender of the potential friend, and they can accept the video chat or not. The terms of service allow users ages 13 and older, but there’s no verification of age. Personal information is collected and can be shared with third parties. Read the privacy policy for more information about the information collected and shared.

Parent Reviews…..

“One of the top reviews in a google search (by James Grebey at inverse.com) relates how as new user he encountered older men posing a young girls. As soon as Grebey accepted their invitation to chat, he heard just the type of revolting things you’d expect middle-aged perverts to say to kids. So, until there’s some way to guarantee the age and gender of the user, it’ll be off limits to my kids”.

“Found my 16 yo daughter on this app video chatting with random strange men. We almost went to blows. It is a dangerous app that is unregulated and can very easily lead to the wrong people becoming involved in your child’s life. With all the sexual trafficking happening in our state, this app is definitely in the RED FLAG zone!!!”  (Source: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/app-reviews/monkey/user-reviews/adult )

I shut that down real quick, picked my jaw up & served the girls breakfast!

What I learned….

Going forward, if we are to ever have another sleepover in this house stricter rules must be put into place regarding Smartphones. I was under the assumption that other parents guarded their children’s phones the same way we guard our daughter’s and looking back I realize that was naïve on my part. Some parents have suggested taking everyone’s phones and storing them away while children are at the party/sleepover. However, as parents I know we want our children to have access to their phones so if they feel uncomfortable at any point they can call and be picked up.

I propose that, out of respect for all the parents, Smartphones can be used ONLY in the community spaces at other’s homes, where parents are within view/earshot. At bedtime phones must be left in a community space together and not touched until morning?

What do you propose? How do you handle Smartphones when you have gatherings, parties, or sleepover?

Have you ever heard of the MONKEY App? What’s your thoughts?

Don’t you wish we could just go back to the 90s?

Stanley’s Market is a Holiday Tradition in Toledo!

Tradition, tradition…tradition! I can legit hear Tevye from, “Fiddler on the Roof” singing, “Tradition” as we roll up in Stanley’s Market’s parking lot.  It isn’t officially the start of the Holiday season until we’ve visited Stanley’s, it’s TRADITION!

 

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A tradition that spans back to my grandmother, I can recall being a young child patiently holding our number in my hand, eagerly waiting to get Kielbasa. And the tradition lives on as I walk through the same doors I did once with her (who passed away in 1996), now with my children (who just so happen to proudly hold a Polish name now!…that’s right, this Irish, German, French Indian girl married a handsome talk glass of water that is Polish), and my Godchild and nephew.  But my story isn’t rare, Stanley’s Market isn’t just a tradition for our family; it’s a tradition for Toledo! Has this tradition passed your fam by, or, perhaps your new to town? Here are all the deets you need to know…followed by pics of our latest visit! (FYI- you can’t leave without getting their sauerkraut, horseradish, & Polish coffee cake….slice coffee cake, place in oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, add butter, & breakfast is served for Christmas morning, it tastes AMAZEBALLS!!)

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Phone: 419-726-4347

Address: 3302 Stickney Ave. Toledo, OH. 43608

Website: www.StanleysMarketStore.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StanleysMarket/

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About:

Stanley’s Market is Toledo’s Polish Butcher Since 1932 offering fresh and smoked kielbasa, pierogi, sweet and sour cabbage, sauerkraut, czarnina (duck soup), kielbasa loaf lunchmeat, dips and deli salads all made in house as well as placek (Polish coffee cake), horseradish, fresh baked rye bread, gołąbki (stuffed cabbage rolls), opłatek (Christmas wafers), imported Polish beer, imported Polish grocery goods and many more items and gifts for your holiday traditions.

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And they offer LOCAL flavors…..

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Oh, and I almost forgot, the Kielbasa! So, you need to boil the Kielbasa in beer first, then bake…and whatever you do don’t rinse the Kielbasa off with water, my dad did that back in 1988 and he’s never lived it down, lol!

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I shared mine, your turn! What’s your fave food from Stanley’s Market? Never been?….then what are you looking most forward to trying out?

The Lion King PRE-SALE Tickets

The Lion King PRE-SALE Tickets for Mom on the go in Holy Toledo followers! ❤️ Get your tickets for the Lion King before the general public! If you are looking for the perfect experience to gift your family this Christmas this is it! And FYI, these tickets will go FAST!

USE THE CODE: SSWSNX to purchase tickets

THE LION KING comes to Toledo’s Stranahan Theater, March 25-April 12, 2020.

Ticket link: https://bit.ly/2qmI3TJ

Share, share, share…& tag family & friends, and make plans to see The Lion King Together! Hakuna Matata 😘

Forest Time Kindergarten

Cher sang it best! If I could turn back time, if I could find a way….I’d enroll my Pre-K in Forest Time TODAY! I am loving everything about this school, the outdoor education, organic vegan snacks, child-led learning and adult guidance, the incorporation of STEAM learning through play, etc.   I wish it was around when my kiddos were younger; I would have enrolled them in a heartbeat.  Not familiar with Forest Time Kindergarten? Here’s some info…

A popular schooling across Europe, forest kindergarten or Waldkindergarten, is a rising star in the United States preschool education. As the first forest school in Northwest Ohio, Forest Time Kindergarten is proud to welcome children between the ages of 3 and 6 to an education that will provide them with lifelong skills and friendships.

Welcomes children between the ages of 3 and 6 to an education that will provide them with lifelong skills and friendships.

Our classes are held almost exclusively outside and children are encouraged to learn through their greatest tool: play. By exploring nature in its purest form, through all types of weather, Forest Time Kindergarten provides children with a safe environment to grow and learn. Our goal at Forest Time Kindergarten is to create a setting in which child-led learning takes precedent and adult supervision is there to guide and assist. It is our hope that your children will discover a lasting love of the outdoors and learning through our program.

Forest Time Kindergarten

Email:  sherrid88@gmail.com  Sherri Dauer, Director and Founder

Website: www.foresttimekindergarten.com

Address: 1205 Louisiana Ave. Perrysburg

WHAT CAN THE FOREST DO FOR YOUR CHILD?

A play-based and child-guided education, our outdoor classroom encourages a love of learning in children from a young age. Our curriculum is focused on creating a relaxed and mindful environment where children practice empathy for each other and all of nature. Forest Time Kindergarten provides children with: -A safe environment to grow -Child-led learning with adult guidance -Life-long love of the outdoors and learning -Organic Vegan snacks provided -Learn how to take care of others and the Earth -Learning outside is the perfect place to incorporate STEAM learning.

FOREST TIME KINDERGARTEN (Ages 3-7)

Our main programming at Forest Time Kindergarten revolves around the ages 3 to 7. Sessions run for 12 weeks, you may choose up to 3 half days a week: Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays: 9:00-12:00. Each class provides a vegan snack, often cooked over an open fire on those chilly fall and winter days, and a well thought out curriculum filled with nature inspired themes and education. Classes are capped at a teacher-student ratio of 2:7 so spaces are limited. Please register on our website today to secure your spot.

IN-TWO THE FOREST (Toddlers)

In-Two the Forest provides toddlers with an early experience of nature with interactive lessons on safety, risk assessment, and learning through nature-play. In-Two the Forest is not a drop off program with the purpose of involving and teaching parents the Forest School movement lessons In-Two the Forest provides education on the importance of play in child-development and learning, risk assessment, outdoor safety for adults and children, as well as instilling a genuine love for nature and the Earth. It is our goal to create stewards of the Earth through our programming and by educating children from a young age we are able to accomplish just that.

Let’s spread the word about this awesome preschool & kindergarten option in our community, share on Facebook and with moms or grandmothers of toddlers-kindergarten aged children. This would also make a fabulous Christmas gift for kiddos….register them, pay tuition, & have them open a new tote for school!!