7 Kid-Friendly Volunteer Opportunities in Toledo

What Kids Can Learn From Volunteering

  • A sense of responsibility. Kids and teens learn what it means to make and keep a commitment. They learn how to be on time for a job, do their best, and be proud of the results. But they also learn that, ultimately, we’re all responsible for the well-being of our communities.
  • That one person can make a difference. A wonderful, empowering message for kids is that they’re important enough to have an impact on someone or something else.
  • Tolerance. Working in community service can bring kids and teens in touch with people of different backgrounds, abilities, ethnicities, ages, and education and income levels. They’ll learn that even the most diverse individuals can be united by common values.

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Meal Planning, Grocery Lists, & Recipes Simplified

Have tons of cookbooks, random recipes torn out of magazines, food magazines just lying around, or the occasional notecard with recipes passed down from a family member or a friend? So many recipes and food options, yet, are you still struggling with meal planning? I here ya, mommas! That was totally me 3 years ago. Then I bossed up and took control of my life, well, my kitchen.  Doing this one thing has helped me eliminate all the unnecessary clutter, saved me so much time, got me organized, & ultimately made my life so much easier! Oh, yeah, and when my friend called and asked if I could meet for coffee I totally shocked both of  us when I replied, “YES!” (actual image of me realizing I had found time in my busy schedule) And I want the same for you…I want you to have more time, more time with your family, & actually time for yourself!  How does that sound?

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So let’s do this, lets….

-Eliminate the Cookbook & Recipe Clutter Read more

A Mother’s Raw & Emotional Story: Giving Birth to a child with CHD

As many of you know February is National Heart Month, in fact this February marks the 56th consecutive American Heart Month. The first proclamation was issued by President Lyndon B. Johnson in February 1964, nine years after he had a heart attack. The federally designated event reinforces the importance of heart health since heart disease is the #1 killer of Americans.  It also addresses the need for more research, with a reminder to get families, friends and communities involved. (Source: https://www.heart.org/en/around-the-aha/february-marks-56th-consecutive-american-heart-month ) Read more

8 Romantic Restaurants in Toledo

Every time she’d find a minute that’s the time that they begin it mom, mom, mommy!! Night and day it’s mommy, mommy make the dinner, fix the breakfast, wash the dishes, and do the shopping, and the sweeping and the carpooling. They always keep her hopping….she goes around in circle till she’s very, very dizzy still they holler keep a-busy Cinderelly mommy!  Even Cinderella managed to get a night off! Sure it involved a few mice friends and a Fairy Godmother….you’ve got Mom on the go in Holy Toledo & a few sitters on standby, together we can make this happen!   First things first, let’s choose a romantic restaurant and make reservations. Read more

Planning a Party, Toledo? Start HERE!

This girl is on fire! Gabrielle Wilson, wife, mother, owner & event coordinator of Social Events Co. did it again! She blew us all always with her Pop-Up Party this past Sunday at Handmade Toledo, Bestie Bash!!! I had the pleasure of attending this epic event with my youngest and two of her besties. Read more

DRUM TAO Win Family Four-Pack Tickets

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Christina Limauro

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This looks amazing! My kiddos are super excited for this one!

TAO’s modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography, and innovative visuals, the performers of Drum TAO 2020 create an energetic and unforgettable production for the entire family!

WHERE:

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

SHOW DATE & TIME:

March 7th @ 8pm

TICKET INFO:

For information and to purchase tickets: https://bit.ly/37qFEHE

CONTEST:

Enter to win DRUM TAO Family 4-pack tickets for March 7th @ 8pm

HOW TO ENTER:

1-Share this post on Facebook

2- Comment with the answer to the following question: Would you, or have you ever, let your children have a drum set in your house?

Winner will be randomly selected February 27th

Share, tag friends, & best of luck, loves!

 

Sledding Hills Guide for Toledo & Surrounding Area

Flat! That’s the one word that best describes the terrain in NW Ohio & Southeast Michigan, which is totally fine unless it snows & kiddos want to go sledding. In which case kids have two options, one, gather all the neighborhood kids and have a BYOS (Bring Your Own Snow) party in the front yard, where kids literally gather as much snow from all the yards to make a snow hill, or, hit up a snow hill. But let’s be honest, if you’re not a local these hills are tough to find. So here’s a list of some popular snow hills the locals in NW Ohio & SE Michigan frequent with their kiddos…

Blue Creek Metropark

Address: 7215 Providence St, Whitehouse, OH 43571

Phone: (419) 877-5383

Website: https://metroparkstoledo.com/explore-your-parks/blue-creek/

Conneaut Park Bowling Green, Ohio

Address: Conneaut & Haskins Road

Site of the old water wells and reservoir system that supplied drinking water for the City, the sledding hill offers a great place to spend those snowy winter days.

Phone: 419-354-6223

Website: https://www.bgohio.org/departments/parks-and-recreation/parks/conneaut-park-sledding-hill/

Gerber Park Blissfield, MI

Address: 14360 Carroll Rd, Blissfield, MI 49228

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gerber-Hill-Park/105645512949108

Homecoming Park Wauseon

Located on the northwest corner of Wauseon, the Homecoming Park sits between West Leggett Street and Lawrence Avenue. Access to the park and parking is available from both streets. The park offers a sledding hill, walking path, restrooms, playground, gazebo and 2 open air pavilions.

Address: 715 Lawrence Ave, Wauseon, OH 43567

Website: https://www.wauseondowntownassociation.org/wauseon-parks–recreation

Maumee Bay state Park

Address: 1400 State Park Rd, Oregon, OH 43616

Phone: (419) 836-7758

Website: http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/maumeebay

 

Northview High School Hill

Address: 5403 Silica Dr, Sylvania, OH 43560

Phone: (419) 824-8570

Website: http://www.sylvaniaschools.org/northviewhighschool_home.aspx

 

Ottawa Park

Address: Ottawa Pkwy, Toledo, OH 43606

Phone: (419) 245-2875

Website: http://www.ottawapark.org/

Pine Glen Park

Address: 3145-3195 Wynnewood Dr, Toledo, OH 43613

Phone: (419) 936-2875

Website: https://toledo.oh.gov/services/public-service/parks-recreation-forestry/parks/

Pearson Park

Lights also allow for nighttime sledding on the sledding hill. The hill is next to Parking Lot 1, just across from the lake, where you can skate under lights when the ice is safe.

Address: 761 S Lallendorf Rd, Oregon, OH 43616

Phone: (419) 360-9178

Website: https://metroparkstoledo.com/explore-your-parks/pearson/

Side Cut Metropark

The Wagener Sledding Hill is located at the Silver Lake area at Side Cut in Maumee. The addition of lights allows the fun to continue after dark.

Address: 1025 W River Rd, Maumee, OH 43537

Phone: (419) 360-9187

Website: https://metroparkstoledo.com/explore-your-parks/side-cut/

Sylvania Prairie Park (Brint between Centennial and Mitchaw )

Sylvan Prairie Park offers a new and improved sledding hill with three different slopes. The sledding hill is available during open hours and when weather conditions permit.

Address: 8601 Brint Rd, Sylvania, OH 43560

Phone: (419) 882-8313

Website: https://www.olanderpark.com/olanderpark/sylvan-prairie-park/

Woodville by the Library

(If you now the address for this one or nearest crossroads please comment below)

Water Treatment, Hill behind it in Blissfield

(If you now the address for this one or nearest crossroads please comment below)

Did your favorite make the list? If not please share in the comments below!

Monster Jam is coming to Toledo! Win Family 4-pack Tickets

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Carol Cierniak

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Featuring skilled Monster Jam® athletes, Toledo fans will witness a fierce battle for the championship with each competitor tearing up the dirt gravity-defying feats in 12,000-pound Monster Jam trucks going head-to-head for points in Freestyle, 2-Wheel Skills Challenge and Racing competitions.

Plus, fans in every city can become part of the action by voting for the winner in the 2-Wheel Skills Challenge and Freestyle competitions via real-time, in-arena fan voting on their smartphones.

Monster Jam drivers are trained, world-class male and female athletes who have mastered not only the physical strength and mental stamina needed to compete, but the vital dexterity to control 12,000-pound machines capable of doing backflips, vertical two-wheel skills and racing at speeds up to 70 miles per hour to produce jaw-dropping, live motorsports action seen around the world.

At the Monster Jam Pit Party, you can see the massive trucks up close, meet your favorite drivers, get autographs, take pictures and enjoy other family-friendly activities. It is an unforgettable part of the Monster Jam experience where special connections are made and lifelong fans are born.

 

WHEN:

Friday, March 6, 2020 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Pit Party open from 10:30-12:00 PM

*Saturday, March 7, 1 p.m. event ticket & Pit Party Pass required for entry

1:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Pit Party open from 10:30-12:00 PM

**Sunday, March 8, 1 p.m. event ticket & Pit Party Pass required for entry

1:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

WHERE:

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

TICKETS:

Tickets are affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at just $15 each*

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS 

Discount Opening Night tickets for select seating available for only $15

Pit Party Passes available to purchase for $15 each

Tickets & Pit Party Passes will be available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, or in-person at the venue Box Office.  **ticket prices subject to change – venue/ticketing fees may apply. **

 

Contest:

To be entered complete the following steps:

1-Share this post on Facebook

2-Comment with your answer to this question….if you built your own Monster Jam Truck what would you call it?

Winner will be randomly selected on February 24th. Winner’s name will be announced the on this blog post thread and on Mom on the go in Holy Toledo’s Facebook page. Good luck, loves!