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Trip to Chattanooga: Exploring Rock City, Ruby Falls, & More

During Spring Break, we decided to randomly take a trip to Chattanooga. My husband was looking on Groupon and at first we thought we would ...

Monday, July 24, 2017

Pretend Play Brought to You Monthly by Bramble Box

My children love to play pretend and make believe. I love encouraging this in each and every way that I can. Plus you know I am a fan of subscription boxes, so insert Bramble Box Pretend Play Kits which is a monthly subscription Box for kids ages 3-7.

Bramble Box delivers themed Pretend Play Activity Kits for kids 3-7, to your door every month. In each kit you will receive a mixture of hand's on pretend play materials, crafts & activities (sometimes a book) and more to inspire creative play, curated into a single recycled cardboard mailer. Each kit focuses on learning through play with emphasis on math, writing, reading, art or science. Choose to receive their surprise monthly theme or choose from some of their favorites (if you don't feel like a surprise)!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Kid-Friendly Shark Week Must Haves Giveaway, Ends 7/30

It is Shark Week!  We love shark week in our home.  We look forward to it every year, it's a big part of our summer break.  One thing I have noticed though is that it's not all kid-friendly.  My 8-year-old always wants to be involved but can't watch all of the Shark Week shows so I like to add in some fun activities and things that she will love.  It gives me a chance to add in some education as well.  We love the ocean in our home so it's always fun when we can teach our kids about sharks and the ocean.  I have put together the Ultimate Kid-Friendly Shark Week Guide with some fun books, movies, games, gear, and recipes.  Hope you enjoy it.  Make sure to scroll to through we have a great giveaway with some really awesome prizes.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

The Real Reason Why Moms Stay Up So Late

My husband asks me almost every night, are you coming to bed with me? And during the school year, I do. But it is summer. The kids are with me 24/7. And before they were in school? I didn't get that break. So the reason I don't go to bed when my husband does? Because I just want some me-time.

During the school year at the end of the day, no matter how many cups of coffee I have had, I'm tired at the end of the day. But during the summer, I don't have to worry about schedules or routines as much. But I do have to worry about keeping little ones entertained. All. Day. Long. I don't mind, I really don't! I love spending quality time with my children making crafts, going to the zoo, or going swimming. But I try to squeeze in me-time any way I can.

Splash Happy with SoCozy this Summer

We live in the pool most of the summer since my in-laws have a pool. We also visit the lake quietly frequently and plan our family vacation around the beach, so protecting my children's skin and hair from all the summer elements is on the top of my list.

Both my kiddos have blondish hair, so chlorine can be hard on it. I have seen sometimes that blonde hair can even get that greenish tint to it. SoCozy has teamed up with FranceLuxe and 37 Actives to celebrate the beginning of summer! They have curated a box of must-have summer essentials for the kiddos (and something for mom too).

What started with an innovative idea to open a salon just for kids, has grown into the nationally-recognized SoCozy brand of salon-quality hair care products developed specifically for kids’. Made from the finest ingredients with absolutely no nasty chemicals, every SoCozy product boasts multiple uses to streamline bath time and calm those hectic mornings of getting the kids out the door.