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….

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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

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…

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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!

Designer Purse Bingo! Discount Code Included

Picture it, glass of wine in hand, chattin it up with your BFF, & admiring all the eye-candy…Michael Kors, Coach, Kate Spade, & etc.!  And to think, you might be taking one of those beauties home, swoon!

Share and tag your girlfriends NOW, don’t miss out on this epic night. It could even be “the night”…the night you finally get your claws on that Coach.

But wait it gets better! Mom on the go in Holy Toledo Followers get 10% off their $45 ticket. Code below 😉

iLead is hosting its first annual Designer Purse Bingo to support enrichment opportunities for our learners.

Here’s the lineup for the evening……

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Grazing stations/cash bar

Sell additional bingo tickets

Chance Auction tickets

7:00 p.m. – 7:50 p.m. First Session – 5 purses

7:50 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 10-minute break

8:00 p.m. – 8:50 p.m. Second Session – 5 purses

8:50 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 10-minute break

9:00 p.m. – 9:50 p.m. Third session – 5 purses

10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Door Prize drawing & DANCE PARTY!

Schedule subject to change

Tickets:

Click here to get tickets NOW

Discount Code:

The code is purse10 and it is good for 10% off the price of $45…..In the notes section, please put “Mom on The Go” or something similar so we know you were refereed by Mom on the go in Holy Toledo.

I’ll see you there! BINGO! 😉