It was late July and I had just posted a meet up with our playgroup, our destination, Rolling Hills Water Park in Ypsilanti, MI. As a mom I was slightly terrified, how was I going to watch all three kiddos go in three different directions at a water park? Turns out one of the best thing I ever did was to make the event a playdate meet up! Many eyes and hands make for light work when it comes to watching children. Playgroup moms are like an extension of oneself. We each divided and conquered the water park that day. Two moms took a group of kiddos to the lazy river, another two took kids to the water slides, two stayed by the splash area with toddlers, and it was such a relaxing, enjoyable, and fun day for all of us, moms and kiddos. Seven years later and we are still continuing the tradition!
Money a little tight? Has dad reached his tie and coffee mug limit? Looking for something entirely original that dad is sure to love and treasure for a lifetime this Father’s Day? Why not make him a video? A short film, skit, or like we did, a music video. Nothing says “I love you”, you’re appreciated, and extra special than giving your quality time. Worried it won’t be good enough? You won’t after you see ours, lol! I mean, dads love unconditionally so he’ll understand that it’s the thought that counts.
“Are we still in Toledo?” exclaimed my youngest as we made our way into the grandiose theater! It was a LONG awaited experience, an experience 2 years in the making! So was it worth it? Was that LONG wait worth it? YESSS!! But don’t take our word for it…Saturdays are Imagination Station “FREE admission days” this summer, see details blow.Read more
Every year, McDonald’s restaurants in the Toledo, Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton and Lima areas bring back the coveted koozie cup sleeves for their large beverages. These Sleeves retail for $5 each and all proceeds from purchase are donated back to the local Ronald McDonald House chapter. Supporting families in need at RMHC is a big priority for McDonald’s and I’m teaming up with them to help them spread the word & giving away 2 koozies cup sleeves to 5 followers as an appreciation for helping spread the word.Read more
Sauder Village plans to roll back admission rates to only $2.50 on June 16 & 17, and will host a free 1920s Main Street Fest on the evening of June 18 with a concert to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Ohio’s largest living-history destination!Read more
Looking to make some fun memories with the fam in the 419 this weekend June 11th-13th? Here’s some fun ideas…Read more
BRING IT Summer 2021! The kids were in school full time for a total of a month, thus, this definitely isn’t my first rodeo! If the last school year of mostly remote learning has taught me anything it’s that we need schedules, routine, daily conversations/check-ins, and more recently in-person interactions with family and friends if we are to push beyond anxieties & nurture our mental health.Read more
“Mom, I’m bored!” “Mom, the Wi-Fi isn’t working!!” (This legit just happened to us the other day, modem and router died at the same time and it was practically the end of the world as we knew it, lol!) “Mom is it cool if we surf down the stair on sleeping bags?” For those moments during Summer Break when you need to bust their boredom, when the Wi-Fi goes out, or when their imaginations highjack all common sense, busy bags to the rescue! So, what exactly are Busy Bags? Busy Bags are bags filled with age appropriate activities, arts, crafts, games, etc. to occupy your kiddos. If the thought of having to research various activities and purchase all those supplies to place in your kiddo’s busy bag sounds overwhelming and totally something you don’t want to be doing I am right there with ya!! Which is why I invited other mommas to participate in a Summer Busy Bag Swap, after all, many hands make for light work! A couple years ago was our first Busy Bag Swap and it turned out so successful that we did it again and again…and with so many families opting to Staycation for Summer Break this year I’m looking to do this again! Who’s interested?
Looking to give that special dad in your life something unique, one of a kind, and even a bit sentimental? Then a customized gift is the perfect solution. Sure anyone can stop in a store and purchase a mass produced product, but doesn’t your dad, husband, grandfather/Papa deserve the best? What’s more, if you act now you’ll also make them extremely proud of you for practicing your financial literacy skills and taking advantage of this great deal, ALL products are up to 50% off. And since you’re shopping from the comforts of your own home you’re also saving on gas…this gift is practically paying for itself, lol! So grab yourself a cup of something warm and let’s get shopping!Read more
Best friends are vital. For someone to earn that coveted title, they must have a deep and intimate understanding of you, to have stood by you through hard times and good times, and to add real value to your life. For that reason, it’s important to find ways to express how valuable they are to you. Here, we’re going to look at a bunch of little ways you can show your appreciation for your best friend.Read more