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Why Dental Checkups are Important for Kids

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Just like well-visits to your child’s pediatrician, routine dental visits are important for kids and their ever changing teeth. Your child should have his first pediatric dentist visit by the age of 2 unless there is a concern earlier on. Parents should schedule a routine cleaning and exam every six months. Why Dental Checkups are […]

Inspirational and Fun Family Movie Night with HEAVEN IS FOR REAL

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For family night, we watched HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, just released on Blue-ray/DVD this week. It was the most inspirational, touching movies we’ve ever watched. I wasn’t sure if my kids would like it since it has a more serious message but Sony Pictures delivered a movie that was intriguing, inspirational, and fun for the […]

Before and After Pictures of Our New Concrete Driveway

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If you have been following my series of driveway posts, you know how excited we were to get a new concrete driveway to replace our old gravel one. Check out our before and after pictures of our new concrete driveway. This is not a sponsored post. I received a discount for a series of posts. […]

Visit the Newest Playground in Akron at Stan Hywet Playgarden for Hours of Fun

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Last year, I was excited to tell you about the Stan Hywet Playgarden that opened this Summer. I had no idea just how marvelous it was going to be! We went to it earlier this month and my kids played for 2-1/2 hours straight!! There is so much to see and explore. Make plans to […]

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 […]

Get Anti-Aging Treatments at Home with Silk’n FaceFX

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Now that I am approaching 40, I’m really getting serious about wrinkles and taking better care of my skin. There are a million creams that promise great results but some leave my skin feeling thick and heavy. I have had the opportunity to check the the Silk’n FaceFX anti-aging device over the last couple weeks […]

Soap Box Derby with The Boxtrolls in Akron, Ohio

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The greatest amateur racing event in the world, the Soap Box Derby has raced into Akron this week! Nearly 500 racers from across the United States, Canada, and around the world take part in the 77th annual Soap Box Derby on Saturday, July 26th. The winners from races that took place across the country over […]

Traveling with Sunoco – Win $5,000 in Free Fuel

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With summer road trips comes plenty of visits to the gas station. On our recent trip to Myrtle Beach, we were happy to find Sunoco filling stations along the majority of the route. It’s a company my family trusts for reliable fuel every time – as well as a hot cup of coffee and snacks […]

Sphero Robotic Ball Speeds into Family Game Night

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We were excited to be able to test out the world’s first robotic ball for kids that is controlled by a smartphone or tablet. It puts a whole new twist on family game night!! There are so many ways to play with Sphero – for kids and adults! We could hardly wait to charge it […]

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Myrtle Beach

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You’ll feel like you were transported back in time to the Medieval Times with you walk into the stone castle at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Myrtle Beach, SC. Video of Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Myrtle Beach We were so excited for our night at the Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament on […]

Get $10 Off Disney PLANES Apparel at Kohl’s #FireAndRescue

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My kids were so excited to see Disney’s PLANES: Fire and Rescue movie- read our full review here. It is now in theaters everywhere! You can get $10 off Disney PLANES apparel at Kohl’s for a limited time with your movie ticket stub – see below for details. We met up with friends to see […]

Disney PLANES: Fire & Rescue Review #FireAndRescue

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Disney’s PLANES: Fire & Rescue is in theaters today! Planes fans will embrace the firefighting aircraft crew of Piston Peak National Park with all their personalities. I found that each character development impressive with each having back story and a lot of personality. Our favorite Disney PLANES plane, Dusty has to deal with some pretty […]

Fashion Has Never Felt So Good as with Brian James Sandals

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The founder of pediped shoes for children has launched a new line of shoes for women called Brian James™. I’ve written several posts for pediped, we love the comfort and style. Apparently many moms wanted the same comfort that their children were getting from pediped shoes and requested it for years. Finally, Angela Edgeworth, the […]

Sky High Adventure on Ropes Challenge Course and Zipline in Myrtle Beach

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Take family fun to new heights at the Soar + Explore Zipline and Ropes Course at WonderWorks in Myrtle Beach. It is an amazingly good time where you’ll be challenged to face great heights, obstacles, and more together as a family. It is the perfect place to create life-long memories! I received tickets to facilitate […]

Pediped Flex for Summer and Back-to-School Sandals – Enter Giveaway

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Whether you are shopping for a reliable pair of sandals yet this Summer or back-to-school shoes, check out the Pediped Flex. I couldn’t be more thrilled with my daughter’s Pediped Flex sandals that she has been wearing since April – they are still in fabulous shape and she wears them almost daily. I received product […]