Snowball Express: Honors Gold Star Children

Snowball Express Logo

What is a Gold Star Child? A Gold Star Child is a very special child. They are the children of our Fallen Soldiers. They come in all ages and have many different stories. Ours is just one. My son Kelton is a Gold Star Child (wears a Gold Star next of kin lapel pin.), almost […]

Summer Camp for Boys Close to Ohio – Camp Rockmont

Camp Rockmont Summer Camp for Boys

What are your plans for your son this Summer? A long boring Summer in front of the TV? Consider sending your son on an adventure of a lifetime that will change him physically, socially, and spiritually at Camp Rockmont, a summer camp for boys. Boys from across the world have been choosing Camp Rockmont for […]

Celebrate Birthdays at Castaway Bay


When I asked my son what he wanted for his birthday, he said he wanted to go to Castaway Bay waterpark. What a great idea! We actually joined the Castaway Bay Birthday Club a couple years ago and had just received a birthday card from them. It didn’t take much convincing to escape the extreme […]

Helping Kids with Back-toSchool #Tools4BTS


It is time to start thinking about back-to-school. For many kids, about 15 million back-to-school means being left unsupervised after school. It is a tough spot to be in – for kids and parents. That is why I fully support the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. They offer quality after-school programs to support kids […]

My Girls’ Awesome Horseback Riding Camp At Larry’s Stables in Kent, OH


Every summer, we moms are faced with the same stress-inducing dilemma…what are we going to do with our kids all summer, and how are we going to keep them happy and busy? Many of us Akron area moms scour the local papers and websites for camps that might appeal to our kiddos.  My girls had […]

Help Decide the Logo for the Akron Children’s Museum

Akron Childrens Museum

Yes indeed, Akron IS going to get a Children’s Museum!   While it is still drumming up support, I know that our readers were ecstatic to find out about it when we first mentioned. To keep interest pumping, the Board of Directors at the Museum have run a logo design contest- and voting is now taking […]

My Daughter’s Experience at Akron ZooCamp


My kids love the Akron Zoo, so they were thrilled to be able to attend the Akron ZooCamp this Summer!  Kids as young as 2 can attend Akron ZooCamp – with a caregiver – and alone starting at age 5. My daughter attended the Rockin’ Reef  – Kids will Journey to the Reef Akron ZooCamp […]

The Tick and Lyme Disease… in Ohio

A Tick Collage

The phrase lyme disease, and the word ‘tick’ can cause fear and trepidation among anyone within ear shot of a deer crossing sign.  After a recent back and forth with Glenn Needham of The Ohio State University, I have some things to share, including a tick comparison chart, – and some questions to have you […]

Whole Family MetroParks Season Swim Pass for under $100

Lake Swimming at the Metro Parks in Akron

One of our most visited articles in the summer time is  swimming pools for kids in Akron.   Who knows if this will be a sweltering summer or one of global cooling, but it’s always great to have a plan to cool off the kids aside of the garden hose. Any pool is great, however I […]

Classroom Antics Tech Camps in Akron, Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati


Classroom Antics offers technology education camps and classes for children ages 7-13. Video Game Design Camp in Akron, Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati Video Game Design Camp is designed for kids ages 9-13 that love video games. Kids learn how to program their own games in this camp! They will learn how programming skills, computer science, […]

Register Your Kids Now for Akron ZooCamps


Register your kids now for Akron ZooCamps. This Akron summer camp program is for kids ages 2-15 and is an excellent way for kids to learn about zoo animals. Each camp includes a tour of the zoo, time with the zoo staff and animal keepers, animal encounters, a Zoo Camp t-shirt, keep-sake photo (except early […]

Gelarti Paint & Decorate Peel Off Stickers Review

Gelarti Pain & Decorate Peel Off Stickers

Gelarti is a fun painting craft that your kids will enjoy over and over again.  With Gelarti, your kids can paint pre-made stickers and decorate everything in their life including walls, windows, notebooks, lockers, and more.  With Gelarti, you can use and reuse the stickers over and over again.  Gelarti stickers don’t leave a messy […]

Ohio Conservatory of Ballet Classes and The Nutcracker Performance

Ohio Conservatory of Ballet

The prestigious ballet school, Ohio Conservatory of Ballet has a reputation of sending many students to college and professional levels of dance.   The Ohio Conservatory of Ballet has been in operation since 2000 and is located in Green, Ohio. They specialize in Classical Ballet, Pointe, Variations, men’s classes, Partnering, Baroque and Character Dance. Many students […]

Marquette School of Dance in Stow, OH – A Fun Place to Learn – Review & Giveaway

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Do you have a child at home looking for some dance lessons? If so, I have just the place for them to hang their ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, or lyrical shoes – Marquette School of Dance in Stow, OH!  Dance studios are a dime a dozen, but Marquette School of Dance has a special […]

Win $199 Classroom Antics Summer Tech Camp


Classroom Antics offers Summer Tech Camps for kids ages 7-13 across NE Ohio. They are giving readers a chance to WIN a $199 camp for your 7-9 year old son or daughter!! My son attended the Jr. LEGO Robotics class earlier this month and had a blast, read the Classroom Antics Jr. LEGO Robotics […]