2014 Christmas Assistance in Medina, OH

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Below is a list of places that offer Christmas assistance in Medina, Ohio. Also check out our 2014 Holiday Assistance for Akron, Ohio Area for Thanksgiving and Christmas for those living in Summit County. Toys For Tots Forms to request toys can be found at all Medina County libraries, Medina County Health Department, Job and Family Service […]

Join Buckle Up For Life’s Safe Holiday Travel Twitter Chat – Win Car Seat

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During the holiday season families often do more traveling then normal. Every other year was have a big family Christmas that means traveling! I always worry about being on the road near holidays because you never know how reckless or unsafe someone else can be. This means it is extra important for us to make […]

21 Scary Cake Ideas for Halloween

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Every year I get the opportunity to photograph some great cakes from my son’s Cub Scout ‘Scary Cake Bake’ event.  These are not professional cakes, and, certainly well within your reach to create for yourself.  If you like these, check out 2013 scary cakes!    

Boo at the Akron Zoo is this Weekend

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Are you looking for a safe trick or treating option in the Akron, Ohio area? Dress your little ghosts and goblins up in their Halloween costumes and head to the Boo at the Akron Zoo this weekend. There are plenty of treat stations where your kids can trick or treat plus all of the fun […]

Choose Welch’s Fruit Snacks for Halloween with Real Not Scary Ingredients

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Halloween = Treats – and lots of them. It is amazing how many treats kids get at school, class parties, trick or treating, and other Halloween events.  Candy is fine in moderation but I also like to provide healthier options like Welch’s Fruit Snacks made with real fruit.  They make an excellent Halloween treat! I […]

Celebrate Sweetest Day

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I love celebrations! I love any excuse to give gifts. Maybe I am a little crazy. When I first moved to Ohio and heard about Sweetest Day, I thought it was silly and a little nutty.  After living here a little while I though to myself, when is a good time to celebrate caring for […]

Halloween Safety Tips #PoweringSafety

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Halloween is just a couple weeks away. We are already planning where we are going to trick or treat, costumes we are wearing, school party treats, and more. It is an exciting and fun time of year where kids – and adults – can be whatever they want to be from a ninja to a […]

Bring the Aroma of Fall Into Your Kitchen With Duncan Hines

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Fall is my absolute favorite time of year! Whether it is the fashion, weather, family traditions or the food, autumn has always given me a feeling of coziness. I love to come inside from playing outside with my girls to a kitchen that smells like a warm baked dessert! This fall, Duncan Hines can be […]

More Screams at Cedar Point HalloWeekends 2014

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Expect more screams than ever at Cedar Point HalloWeekends 2014 with a newly expanded kids area and more! My family looks forward to Cedar Point HalloWeekends every year! It is our last chance to ride all the rides as well as enjoy frightfully fun family-friendly monsters and entertainment! We were welcomed by these family-friendly monsters […]

September 2014 Fall Events in Medina Area

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There is lots of fun stuff going on this September Check it out and let us know in the comments if you know of anything else! 41st Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival in Brunswick September 13 & 14th at Maple Side Farms Sat. 10am-7pm and Sun. 10am-6pm – 41st Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival in addition to […]

Free and Low Cost Crafts at Michael’s Craft Stores in September

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Michael’s craft stores are holding special free and low cost crafting events this September and early October for both adults and children. There are some really fun classes to get you crafting through the fall. Try jewelry making 101 or introduction to scrapbooking!  Great Crafts for Adults and Older Kids DIY Day – Martha Stewart […]

Top 5 Grandparent’s Day Gifts

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My kids are lucky to have 4 fantastic grandparents and 3 great-grandparents in their lives.  Grandparents are so special and to be celebrated. Did you know that Grandparent’s day is Sunday, September 7th? It is the perfect day to remind the grandparents in you and your children’s lives how much you love and care about […]

Our Summer Boating Adventures

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The most thrilling experience of this Summer for my family by far was our banana boat ride in Myrtle Beach. It was exhilarating, and even a little bit scary which made the experience all the more memorable and exciting! I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Discover Boating. I […]

Discover Boating this Summer for Family Fun!

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Summer is here and people are turning to boating as their choice for fun recreation in record numbers! Nearly 37% of Americans enjoyed boating in 2013, with more expected this Summer. Why? It’s fun! Boating is a great way to get the entire family outdoors to appreciate nature, disconnect from technology, and enjoy quality time […]

COOKINA: Reusable Grilling Sheets – Father’s Day Gift Idea

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Does your husband or father love to grill? Doug would grill everyday if he was home early enough to do so. His dad grills all the time too. I noticed they never grill anything beside meat. I wondered what might make grilling veggies more appealing and COOKINA had the answer. A  reusable grilling sheet, but […]