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Friday, December 27, 2019

Are Your Children Getting Enough Fun in their Lives?

How much fun would you say your children get on a regular basis?

Sure, many kids can create fun times by playing with friends, watching cartoons or videos and more.

That said you want them to have more than just play time or the television to entertain them.
So, where can you turn to provide more fun in your child’s life?

Come up with Ways to Make Your Child Smile
In coming up with ways to make your kid smile, it often involves taking some time to think about things.

So, give yourself some thinking time, clear your mind and get to coming up with more fun for your child.

One option would be to plan a family trip. This is even more important if it has been a while since the family had a chance to get away from the daily grind.
No, a family trip does not have to cost you an arm and a leg. By planning far enough ahead and looking for values, chances are high your family can travel. That is without having major financial repercussions.

So, if seeking tickets for Universal Studios Orlando or other destinations, get on it.
One avenue to explore is the Internet.

Many brands have websites and are quite active on social media. As a result, chances are rather good you will find ways to save money when you get your family out of the home more often.

By taking your children on some trips during the year, it does several things.
One, they get out of the home and see some new or familiar sites that they like.

Second, there is the opportunity for them to learn. Whether they go to a theme park, museum or other locale, chances are high they learn something.

Last, such trips are a great opportunity for some family bonding. Given how quick kids grow up, you want to enjoy all the time you have with them while they are young.
So, plan a trip and make your child smile time and time again.

How Active is Your Child?
It is not a good idea to run your child into the ground with too many activities. That said not having enough things for them to do can also be problematic.

With this in mind, it is good to come up with a reasonable amount of activities for them to stay busy. If you worry they will burn out, keep in mind that summer breaks and breaks over the holidays allow them to relax.

That said you should be able to come up with enough activities in and around the home to create a fun atmosphere.

For example, do you have a child with an interest in or a talent for sports?

If so, encourage them to go out for a sport in their area. Many communities have youth sports programs available. Not only can your child hone a talent, but it gives them a good chance to bond with other children their age.

You can also encourage your child to play an instrument, get involved in their church and more for fun times.

At the end of the day, where the next adventure awaits for your child is up to you and them.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

ROALD DAHL’S Charlie and the Chocolate Factory coming to DETROIT!



DETROIT, MI, November 5, 2019 – Broadway In Detroit is thrilled to announce that tickets for the February 18 – March 1 engagement of Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at the Detroit Opera House will go on sale Sunday, November 17.

Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased online at or and by phone at 800-982-2787. Tickets may also be purchased at the Detroit Opera House and Fisher Theatre box offices beginning on Monday, November 18.

Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY tells the story of Willy Wonka, world famous inventor of the Everlasting Gobstopper, who has just made an astonishing announcement. His marvelous—and mysterious—factory is opening its gates…to a lucky few. That includes young Charlie Bucket, whose life definitely needs sweetening. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing, life-changing journey through Wonka’s world of pure imagination. Get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!

Thursday, October 3, 2019

pediped Shoes, Next Best Thing to Bare Feet & GIVEAWAY

I received a sample from pediped for the sole purpose of this review. All opinions are 100% my own.

We have been huge fans of pediped for years and years! We first discovered them when my daughter was just a toddler (she's now 12.5!!) and my boys  have worn pediped since they were just baby's in the Original styles. 

We had the chance to try out a Big Boy pair for back to school this year. My youngest headed off to Kindergarten this year and he was looking so stylish in his FLEX Dani Blue/Lime style (They still have the Dani style, but no longer have this color available).

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Henry Ford Breast Cancer Risk Assessment

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Henry Ford Cancer Institute. All opinions are 100% mine.

1 in 8 women get breast cancer in their lifetime. Your risk is much greater if a close relative has a history of breast or ovarian cancer. But breast cancer can, of course, still hit anyone at any time. It is a very scary thought, but the Henry Ford Cancer Institute is here to make it a little easier on you, by offering a free Breast Cancer Risk Assessment to help you determine if you're at a higher risk of developing breast cancer.

Visit: Breast Cancer Risk Assessment to take the assessment and get results immediately.
I did the assessment, it was super simple. Asked me questions about my age, fitness level, diet and health habits. Then asked me about my family cancer history. Now because I'm only 29, it didn't give me a 5 year or lifetime risk result, but for women between ages 35 and 85 it can give you the 5 year risk result. But based on my lifestyle and family history (none) it came back as being at an average risk of breast cancer. The assessment can be downloaded so you can share with your doctor.