Create Excitement While Learning, Make Memories Accessible, Sweeten the Day the Nut-Free Way and a GIVEAWAY

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That title is a mouthful, isn't it? Going back to school is a time of transition for families but it's also a time of excitement for kids as they get ready to learn new things, make new memories and spend time with friends.  Think of this post as a helpful guide to get back into the mojo {plus there's a FREE PTPA Back to School must have Guide available for viewing and download below}.  I'll be sharing some new … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Homework Helper Apps

Favorite and free homework helper apps for kids. #homework #apps #school #kids #HTCRemix #VZWBuzz

Our Favorite Homework Helper Apps It's time for school and all that entails, desk work, homework, learning, understanding, growing.....all so important, but sometimes it can be overwhelming.  When kids need help with their school it can be frustrating but thankfully, there are FREE apps to help with their learning and encourage them to learn more!  We use the HTC Remix and HTC One for the majority of … [Read more...]

Healthy Lunch Ideas and a Giveaway #RockTheLunchBox

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Rock the Lunch Box with Healthy Lunch Ideas  #spon: I'm required to disclose a relationship between my blog and Annie's Homegrown. This could include Annie's providing me w/ content, product, access or other forms of payment. Healthy lunch ideas can be daunting.  It seems so much easier to just grab something on the go or something that's quick but that's not what's best for kids {or adults}. … [Read more...]

How To Teach an Old Dinosaur a New Trick with Fruit Shoot #StuntHunt

Teach an Old Dinosaur a New Trick

Ever since my boys were little one of my favorite things to watch them do was play ~ crazy and wild or quiet and imaginative their playing always makes me smile.  I only have one left that's in the kids active adventure stage {the older ones are JUST CRAZY and WILD}.  My youngest usually makes movies ~ all kinds of movies ~ with his toys but for this post he, Spike, a ball and Fruit Shoot were the … [Read more...]

How-To Pack a Fun and Healthy Kids Lunch #fruitshoot #fuelyourimagination #ad

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A big Thank You to Fruitshoot for sponsoring today's post. I remember growing up lunchtime was very serious business ~ I went to a private school and there was NO WAY we could play with our food...not even poke at it but now that I'm a mom and I homeschool my kids lunch is fun. :) Sometimes lunch is just a sandwich cut in triangles or leftovers from dinner the night before but sometimes lunch is something … [Read more...]

Transformers Construct-Bots ~ Imaginative/Interactive Play #ConstructBots

TRANSFORMERS BLITZWING #CONSTRUCTBOTS

My youngest son loves to build and create.  That being said anything he can get his hands on to put together {construct}, recreate {convert}, and make his own {customize} , is a joy to him and a win-win for me.   I love to keep his imagination flowing and Transformers Construct-Bots from Hasbro do just that.   Each TRANSFORMERS CONSTRUCT-BOTS figure includes a robot frame and lots of armor, … [Read more...]

Snapple Half and Half to Quench your Thirst~Fast, Tasty and Affordable

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I am a Snapple lover from way back.  Do you remember Wendy, the Snapple Lady {if you don't because you're too young....I still love you...I'll just relive those memories by my lonesome}?  Those first commercials began my introduction to the wonderful world of Snapple.  Actually, those commercials and my Dad.  Daddy was a cool guy who was cutting edge.  The first sip I ever had of a Snapple was from my Dad and now I've … [Read more...]

Unplug the Kids this Summer with Some FREE Summer Fun

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Free Summertime Fun ~ what could be better than that? My goal this summer is to have the kids do more activities outside of the house.  That’s a good goal and it can also be an expensive one but thanks to the AMF Summer Unplugged Program your kids (under age 15) can bowl TWO free games a day ~ now that will leave you some change to spare. My Bowling Story and Family Memories When I was in the 8th grade my … [Read more...]

Mason Jar Easter Basket, Cotton Candy Peeps and an Easter Basket Rainbow

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This is a post filled with color....and lots of fresh, squishy Peeps! This would be so cute for an Easter table display or on a buffet ~ I used some margarita glasses, filled them with little puffs of cotton candy and plopped some Peeps right into the center. I like symmetry and when things in my life are color coded ~ I have no idea why....everything just seems to make more sense.  I don't have any daughters … [Read more...]