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The New Play Park at The Florida Mall!

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We were invited to see the new Play Park inside the Crayola Experience Wing of The Florida Mall and Aidan loved it!

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The Florida Mall is one of our favorite malls to visit because they offer so many family friendly attractions.  With the Crayola Experience, American Girl Store, M&M World, and so much more, it is one mall my kids don’t complain about shopping at.

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The Florida Mall has a brand-new attraction for kids, The Play Park.  It is an interactive play area for kids of all ages and the perfect spot for parents to take a break from shopping the gigantic Florida Mall. 

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This 3,000 square-feet Play Park features imaginative play in an enchanting, nature-inspired play space.
Play Elements include:

  • The Story Tunnel – (Zone: 6 months to 2 years)
  • Piano Patio – (Zone: 6 months to 2 years)
  • Kaleidoscope Mushroom – (Zone: 6 months to 2 years)
  • Magic Doors – (Zone: 6 months to 2 years)
  • Windy Wall – (Zone: 6 months to 2 years)
  • Chasing Game – (Zone: 3 years to 6 years)
  • Wind Tube – (Zone: 3 years to 6 years)
  • The Egg – (Zone: 3 years to 6 years)
  • Spinning Top – (Zone: 3 years to 6 years)
  • Digital Pond – (Zone: 3 years to 6 years)
  • Talking Flower – (Zone: 3 years to 6 years and 7 years to 10 years)
  • Memory Game – (Zone: 7 years to 10 years)
  • Pixel Wall – (Zone: 7 years to 10 years)
  • Electric Maze – (Zone: 7 years to 10 years)
  • Mushroom Run Interactive Game – (Zone: 7 years to 10 years)
  • Glowing Grass – (Zone: 7 years to 10 years)
  • Stepping Stones – (Zone: All zones)
  • Sound Flower – (Zone: All zones)

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Grand Opening

Tomorrow, May 20th, The Florida Mall is hosting a free grand opening celebration for the public.  Starting with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m., followed by an afternoon of family friendly fun from noon until 3 p.m.

Activities will include:

  • Thomas the Tank Engine™ Meet and Greet (adjacent to The Play Park near Dick’s Sporting Goods)
  • Live DJ featuring kids’ games, entertainment and a photo booth
  • Face painters, balloon artists, strolling entertainers and stilt walkers
  • Popular costumed characters including Beauty and the Beast, The Trolls and Snow White will be available for photos throughout the day
  • Crayola Experience will be offering an exclusive bag and a personalized crayon to the first 250 event attendees as well as character appearances throughout the day. Plus star in your own coloring page when you stop in to the Crayola Store and enter for your chance to WIN annual passes
  • Craft stations and mad science experiments
  • Food sampling from select Dining Pavilion Retailers
  • A scavenger hunt
  • Exclusive complimentary offer booklet from kids’ retailers offering exclusive weekend savings
  • Gift bags and exclusive swag for the first 250 children
  • 2 grand prize ‘shop and stay’ giveaways
  • Dance, karate and gymnastics performances by local youth groups

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Looking for some family fun this weekend?  Head over to The Florida Mall and celebrate this fun filled grand opening!
For more information visit shopfloridamall.com.

Take a minute for yourself to enjoy dessert! Duncan Hines Perfect Size for 1

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Duncan Hines, All opinions are 100% my own.

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We’re busy moms, and as such we all know how few moments we get to ourselves a day.  Between the meals, cleaning, pickup lines, homework and everything in between, we must take full advantage of the minutes we get of silence without little people crawling on us.

 When I get that quiet couple of moments at the end of a long day, before I collapse on the couch, I am usually craving a warm sweet treat.  However, the last thing I want to add to my already crammed to-do list is baking or the mess that comes with it.

Now thanks to the new Perfect Size for 1 by Duncan Hines I can eat chocolate cake every night, if I want to with just a mug, some water, and about a minute!  No mess, no wait, no leftovers, but all the yumminess.  How perfect is that?

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Quick and Easy

Perfect Size for 1 is an individually portioned cake mix that is made quickly and easily in a 8oz coffee mug that is easy in about a minute!  That’s right 1 minute and you have a warm delicious treat just for you. 
Each box comes with 4 individual pouches so you can have a treat whenever you want!

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Customize your Favorite Treat

Craving something different?  Customizing any of the Perfect Size for 1’s varieties is easy.  Switch up the liquid, instead of using water to make your treat use milk, coffee, exc.  Also, the add-in possibilities are endless, mix nuts into the apple cinnamon muffin mix or extra chocolate chips into the chocolate cake.  My favorite is adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream to the top of my cake and some caramel drizzle.

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There are 18 Varieties

Perfect Size for 1 comes in 18 different flavors, which are good for morning, noon, and evening indulgences!  School vacation is coming up soon, the breakfast options are going to be a hit in my house with three kids who are always hungry.

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These are a must have in my pantry now.  I look forward to sneaking away and indulging my sweet tooth every night. 
Have you tried the Perfect Size for 1 pouches yet?  What is your favorite flavor?

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Let’s Celebrate 40 Years of Fun with Chuck E. Cheese’s, Plus a fun Giveaway!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chuck E. Cheese’s. The opinions and text are all mine.

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If you ask my kids on any given day what they want to do, the answer is “go to Chuck E. Cheese’s” 100% of the time.
They love eating pizza, playing games, and crawling through the tubes.
I love that I can take them there when I really need to get some work done, but they’re full of energy.  I take advantage of the free Wi-Fi while they play and then we end it with pizza for dinner.  Chuck E. Cheese’s has been my “work at home mom” saving grace, but on May 19th I won’t be working during our visit, I’ll be celebrating!

Chuck E. Cheese’s is celebrating its 40th birthday by hosting a world-record breaking party!

A GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSTM record attempt

Chuck E. and friends have teamed up with GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSTM to attempt A GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSTM title in stores nationwide on May 19!

Families are invited to visit their local Chuck E. Cheese’s to be a part of the “Most People Blowing Party Blowers Simultaneously for 10 Seconds” world-record breaking event.

Every child that comes in on May 19th will receive a free slice of cake and 40 free tickets, while supplies last, regardless of participation in the record-breaking stunt.

So lets head over and celebrate with Check E. and make his birthday as special as he makes ours!

40 Days of VIP Birthday Giveaways

In honor of its own birthday, Chuck E. Cheese’s is hosting a daily sweepstakes to celebrate 40 years of fun!
In the 40 days leading up to the milestone on May 19, Chuck E. Cheese’s will be giving fans a chance to win a free VIP birthday party experience. 
To enter, upload an image of your receipt showing that you visited a Chuck E. Cheese’s between 4/10 and 5/19 for a chance to win the VIP party for up to 20 kids.

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Birthday Parties is What Chuck E Cheese’s Does Best!

We have had so many birthday parties at Chuck E. Cheese’s that I’ve lost count.  Anthony’s first birthday was there 12 years ago tomorrow and ever sense it’s been my go to party spot for an easy and fun kid’s birthday party.

Why I love Chuck E. Cheese’s Birthday Parties:

  • Online reservations, right from the start it’s simple.  I have 3 loud kids, I don’t want to be on the phone with anyone trying to make reservations.  Chuck E. Cheese lets me book my entire party online.
  • I can order the goodie bags through them if I don’t feel like making them myself.  Time saver!  Plus, Chuck E. Cheese’s now has bigger and better goody bags.
  • I can also order my cake at Chuck E. Cheese if I don’t want to order it somewhere else, or (don’t laugh) bake it myself.  
  • The kids get to run around and have a blast without tearing up your house.
  • Their new pizza recipe is delish.
  • Best of all, no clean up!  Literally I get to pack up my kids and the gifts and head back to my still (semi) clean home.

Chuck E. Cheese has come out with some great new party features including VIP parties that include having the entire party area to yourself before the restaurant opens.  Eat more Play more packages geared towards the older kids, which gives them 3 slices of pizza each.  Also they have come out with exciting new party themes to choose from including: Party Like a Rock Star, Dressed in Pink Party, Sports Sports Sports, and Chuck E. Super Fan.

Plus for a limited time only the Birthday Star gets 1,000 tickets!

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The New Eat & Play Express Package

During my usual weeknight visits, I anticipate the spending a few hours between the kids playing, eating, and visiting the prize counter.  Because I am going to make the most of my time with work, this usually doesn’t bother me.  However, there are nights that I would love to bring the kids into Chuck E. Cheese to celebrate small accomplishments or because I really want the pizza but I just don’t have the entire evening to set aside.  
Chuck E. Cheese’s has rolled out a solution, new Eat & Play package.  Visit Monday through Thursday and order the Eat & Play Express package for just $31.99-$32.99, depending on the Chuck E. Cheese’s location. 
(If your pizza does not arrive within 20 minutes, receive a FREE dessert)

Package includes:
1 Large 1-topping Pizza
4 Drinks
2 20-minute Play Pass Cards/45 tockens (for non-play pass stores)
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1 Dessert (giant chocolate chip cookie or cinnamon dessert pizza, based on availability)

I will definitely be taking advantage of this package during busy weeks that I want to add a little fun to!

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GIVEAWAY TIME!

Will you be joining the 40th anniversary celebration?   Make sure you snap a quick picture while you’re there!   

I am hosting a giveaway for one lucky reader who goes in-store on the 19th!  Take a picture at Chuck E. Cheese’s and post the picture in the comments section below.  One lucky winner will be chosen a random.

Winner will receive a swag bag with two guest passes, 1,000 tickets, a Chuck E. Cheese’s shirt and a goody bag.

Head over to 40YearsofFun.com for more details on Chuck E. Cheese’s birthday celebrations and enter for a chance to receive special offers.

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New Disney Pixar’s Cars 3 Trailer and Printable Activity Sheets #CARS3

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We have a house full of Lightening McQueen fans, so as you can imagine we are counting down the days till Cars 3 races into theaters.

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo), with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!

 Are your kids excited to see Lightening’s latest race?  My kids have been watching the newest trailer all day!  Check it out, this is going to be an awesome family movie!

While we wait for the CARS 3 release, Walt Disney Pictures has provided these adorable activities to get everyone in the racing spirit!

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CARS 3 Maze Printable Activity Sheet

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CARS 3 Spot the Difference Printable Activity Sheet

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CARS 3 Memory Game Printable Activity Sheet

CARS 3 is Racing into Theaters Everywhere on June 16th!

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Spring Cleaning Tips For Cleaning The Bathroom

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Spring Cleaning Tips For Cleaning The Bathroom

If you are thinking of tackling your home, and getting some spring cleaning done, let me share some tips to get your bathroom looking and smelling fresh!  Spring cleaning is a great way to de-clutter from the year! Get rid of clothes you no longer wear, organize your closets, clean out your medicine cabinets and more.

Today I have partnered with ScriptSave® WellRx to want to focus on cleaning your bathroom top to bottom and saving money when you restock that medicine cabinet! This will leave your bathroom looking fresh and clean and get you set for a whole new year! The bathroom can be one of the dirtiest places in the whole house, so it should be a room you really clean well!

Tackling the Bathroom for Spring Cleaning

Cabinets: Make sure to start with your cabinets. Take out all the items, dust the shelves, and organize your products and such. Great time to check to see if any beauty products are expired and need to be tossed, wash any bedding or towels that haven’t been used in a while.

Medicine Cabinet: If you have a medicine cabinet, make sure to take time to look over all your medicines for any that are outdated and expired. Wipe down your shelves and put your medicines back in the cupboard.

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  • Tips to Save on Prescriptions: If you are looking for more affordable prescriptions consider using ScriptSave® WellRx, it is a free card/app that you can access online or download on your smartphone for free. It requires no credit card, and there are no membership fees. You can find the best prices on prescriptions in your area when you use theScriptSave WellRx website or app on your smartphone. It has an expedia-like lookup tool that makes finding the best price on the prescription you need, simple! It will show all your local pharmacies on one screen! You can save up to 80% off on prescriptions, but on average you can save around 44%. This is a great app or site to use because prescriptions can really add up, so getting great savings is worth trying!
  • If you are like some, insurance doesn’t mean low-cost prescriptions. But with the ScriptSave WellRx program, you can get help tocut down the cost on your prescriptions!

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  • Now know, that prescription prices do change daily, and that is why sometimes your medicine might be $35 and other times it is $22. With the ScriptSave WellRx pricing tool, you use it each time you are ready for a prescription and they will help find the best pharmacy to refill.

As many of you know, Aidan has autism spectrum disorder.  There was a point in time when my husband and I had to make the decision to try medication for his hyperactivity and lack of sleep.  We went through several medications untill we found the one that lasted through the school day without causing him any side effects.  The problem was this medication cost over $350!  This was the first medication I searched for with Script Save WellRX, and I can refill it at the same pharmacy we are using for under $200.  That’s a huge savings!
However, that’s not the only prescription we’re saving on.  Between Lilly’s asthma, my husband’s cholesterol problems, and my chronic pain and arthritis, my family fills over ten prescriptions a month, some months it is over 20 prescriptions.  I have searched the prescriptions I will be filling at the end of the month and I can potentially save over $300.  ScriptSave WellRX is going to make my family’s medication costs a lot more manageable, and I am incredibly thankful for that!

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Shower: Next you want to move on to spraying down your shower and working on wiping it all down. If you have some soap scum buildup let it sit while you work on the rest of your bathroom.

Counters and Mirrors: Wipe down any counters and mirrors, getting it all nice and clean. I like to make sure my counters are nice and decluttered, maybe add some flowers to freshen it up.

Toilet: Next tackle your toilet, make sure to clean the inside and around the base of the outside. If you have to let it sit for a little bit to work inside the toilet to get rid of any rings.

Floors: Lastly you will want to sweep and mop the flooring. Then you are fully finished with the bathroom!

Are you ready to get busy with your spring cleaning?  I have the perfect way to start, use this Printable and you won’t forget anything!

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After spring cleaning comes summer vacation!  If your family is as adventurous as mine school break can be an expensive time of year, entertaining 3 kids isn’t easy or cheap.  Having a clean house going into summer break helps reduce my stress level that comes with a house full of love.  Saving money on my family’s prescriptions with WellRx, gives us more wiggle room in our summer budget, which is sure to increase our summer fun!

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Disney Pirates of the Caribbean Movie: Dead Men Tell No Tales Printable Activity Packet

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Did you know that a new Pirates of the Caribbean film is being released?  I didn’t until last week while the kids and I were at Hollywood Studios. We went in to see One Man’s Dream and stumbled upon the trailer for the upcoming release of Pirates of The Caribbean Movie: Dead Men Tell No Tales and it was AMAZING.

My kids are beyond excited that a 5th Pirates of The Caribbean Movie is about to be released, and they walked out of that preview in a pirate frenzy.  Based off the trailer, I foresee this being our all-time favorite movie from this franchise! 

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The kids were so excited that we “needed” to go straight over to the Pirates of The Caribbean ride at Magic Kingdom (which meant missing the rest of the day’s fastpasses, ugh!).  Plus, the pirate excitement didn’t end at the parks, as soon as we got home out came the pirate costumes, the fool’s gold, and of course all of the DVDs.

The Jack Sparrow fandom has been on overload this week, so we started completing the Dead Men Tell No Tales Activity Packet.
Our favorite activity so far is the “Creating A Spyglass” this added a fun prop to their costumes, that they haven’t taken off for days.

Are there any pirate fans in your family?  If so, make sure you download the Dead Men Tell No Tales Activity Packet  and get excited for the newest pirate adventure!

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Pirates of The Caribbean Movie: Dead Men Tell No Tales will be in theaters everywhere May 26th, so get ready!
It has a rating of PG-13.

Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.

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Let’s Join Walmart to Fight Hunger and Spark Change!

This post is brought to you by Walmart’s Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.

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According to the USDA 1 in 8 Americans struggle with hunger.  As a mother the idea of food insecurity frightens and saddens me.  When 42 million people, including 13 million children are hungry in our country, we’re doing something wrong!

Luckily Walmart has committed to providing meal to people in need.  As the nation’s largest grocer, Walmart is in a unique position where they can engage with both suppliers and more than 140 million customers to help make a positive impact on the fight against hunger. 

During the “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” Campaign which runs from April 17 through May 15th, Walmart is aiming to reach a total donation of $3 million for Feeding America.

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Feeding Tampa Bay

People say we live in paradise, we are surrounded by the beautiful beaches, pristine ocean waters, with the sun shining almost every day.  However, if you look deeper there is a large hunger issue, and according to Jayci Peters at Feeding Tampa Bay, “in Tampa Bay, almost 70% of the population is not even aware there is a food insecurity issue.”  That’s a scary thought!  Being relatively new to Florida, I am always humbled by the kindness of the people in Tampa Bay, but when we’re unaware of such a heartbreaking issue, it’s hard to help.

So, if you didn’t know hunger was in our backyard, you do now and Feeding Tampa Bay needs your help!

“ The one valuable asset that every person in our community has and can share is the gift of their time.  Come in and volunteer.  Most all food relief happens because volunteers supply the labor.  This is, after all, how food banking started to begin with.” – Jayci

Feeding Tampa Bay is a vital charity in our area, they offer several programs that improve the lives of our neighbors.  Including My Mobile Market which is a pop-up style grocery store that offers low-cost items.  They also work with back-to-work programs to help workers find good paying positions with the food bank.  Also, they work with different intern programs to provide training.  These are all in addition to their food distribution programs such as mobile food pantries.

These programs are making our community a stronger place and feeding our neighbors in need.  Now it’s up to us to give our time to Feeding Tampa Bay and engage with Walmart to “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” And remember;

“It’s not a character issue.  It’s your neighbor, your child’s teacher, the local firefighter or retired veterans who are needing help.  It’s those who’ve worked hard, leaned in but can’t make their financial ends meet.” -Jayci

How You Can Help

Online Acts of Support with Social Media:  Every time you show support online, Walmart will donate the equivalent of 10 meals to Feeding America on behalf of member food banks, up to $1.5 million.  You’re on social media, make it help your community.

Facebook – Create original content that uses #FightHunger; like, share and/or react positively to campaign content; click on Walmart-provided campaign content.
Instagram – create or share content using the campaign hashtag #FightHunger; like or share Walmart-generated campaign content.
Snapchat – Use Walmart provided Fight Hunger. Spark Change. filters nationwide on April 21.
Twitter – Create original content that uses #FightHunger; like, share and/or make a campaign tweet a favorite; retweet a message featuring the campaign hashtag #FightHunger; click on Walmart-provided campaign content.

Purchase Participating Products at Walmart: For each participating product purchased in Walmart stores, the supplier will donate the equivalent of one meal on behalf of a Feeding America member food bank, up to applicable limits.
 Additionally, for every Discover card transaction made at U.S. Walmart stores and Walmart.com during the campaign period, Discover will donate the equivalent of one meal to Feeding America and its network of member food banks, up to $1 million.


Donate: Donate to a Feeding America food bank at the register during checkout.

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  These are all simple ways that everyone of us can make a big impact to Fight Hunger in Tampa Bay.  No one, especially a child, should be going to bed tonight hungry, so let “Fight Hunger, Spark Change“!

The $100 Margarita at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

 Thanks to The Network Niche, today’s post is sponsored by Fleming’s Steak House & Wine Bar.  As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

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Are you ready for Cinco de Mayo?  I have the perfect way to celebrate.  With the delicious $100 margarita at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar!  

I was invited to an amazing event last night to try this unique drink and it was incredible.  Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar took a drink that is usually thought of as a pool side drink and brought it to another level!  

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However, the $100 Margarita is only available for a short time, from May 4-6, so get your friends together, get a babysitter, and head out for the perfect night out!

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The $100 Margarita includes Tequila Herradura Seleccion Suprema and Grand Marnier Contenaire premium liquor and is served in Baccarat’s designed Diamant Highball.

When purchasing this on a one of a kind experience, you also get to take your glass home in an iconic red box.  This is a yummy way to indulging way to elevate your Cinco de Mayo celebration!   

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Are you ready for Cinco de Mayo?
Visit Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar to take your Cinco de Mayo to a new level!

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Five Ways to Make Dental Hygiene Fun! #TheraBreathKids

This is a sponsored post on behalf of The Motherhood,  All opinions are my own.

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Taking care of our teeth from a young age is very important.  Cavities are painful, dentist bills can be very expensive, poor hygiene causes bad breath, and uncared for teeth can result in some scary health issues.  So, starting our children off young, with good oral hygiene skills is imperative.  However, it’s not always the easiest parenting task.

Teaching kids to follow a dental hygiene routine can be hard, getting them to enjoy taking care of their teeth without any fuss, can seem nearly impossible at times.  Luckily, I’ve compiled a list of some easy things you can do that will have kids asking to brush their teeth.

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Five Tips to Make a Dental Hygiene Routine Fun

Sing Songs and Make the Bathroom a Fun Area

I would bring my children to the bathroom sink singing some of their favorite songs, and danced as we put on the tooth paste and flossed.  Showing the kids that we could have fun as they brushed their teeth helped tremendously.

Use a Timer

Letting the kids see exactly how much time they have left to brush or swish mouthwash helps them know they only must do it for a short time and they can watch how quick the time is passing.  We use a sand timer our dentist gave us; however, I have seen some fun musical and light up ones.

Get Kids Fun Toothbrushes

Toothbrushes are available in practically every color and feature countless character options.  Let your child pick out a fun toothbrush that they love and they will likely want to use it all the time.  I know whenever we buy new toothbrushes, I don’t have to remind even my oldest son to brush.

Give Rewards

Remember as a child being able to go in the treasure chest after a good dentist appointment?  It sure did make me want to keep my teeth clean for next time.  Rewards work, try using stickers as a reward for each day they do a great job taking care of their teeth.

Choose a Great Tasting Mouthwash

Mouthwash helps prevent cavities and keeps kid’s teeth healthier.  But in order get children to successfully swish for the time needed, the mouthwash must taste great.  We started using TheraBreath for Kids! Oral Rinse and the kids can’t get enough of it.  The yummy grape flavor keeps them swishing for the full minute as directed.  TheraBreath Kids is a healthy mouth wash option for children 6 and older.

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A Healthier Kids Rinse

The kids love TheraBreath for Kids! Oral Rinse because of the great taste, as a mom, I love it for the oral health benefits and Organic ingredients.

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Made with Organic Grapes
Made with Natural Non-Sugar Sweetener
Is Certified Gluten-Free
Includes NO Artificial colors and flavors

Providing the benefits of Fluoride and Xylitol without any questionable additives!

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For my family TheraBreath for Kids! Oral Rinse is now the best way to end the kid’s oral hygiene routine each morning and night, by freshening their breath and preventing cavities.

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5 Ways to Celebrate Spring with Oshkosh B’gosh!

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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After a long cold winter, there is nothing better than the sight of a tulip popping through the soil, or the racks of bright clothing being displayed at your favorite stores.  Knowing things are growing, the weather is improving, and the days are getting long brings us joy and energy.
So let’s celebrate!  Here’s 5 ways we plan to celebrate spring.

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Ways to Celebrate Spring!

Splash in a Puddle
“April Showers bring May Flowers” so let’s celebrate those gloomy days, knowing the sunshine is right around the corner.  Put on a pair of rainboots and let the kids jump in the biggest puddles they can find.

Plant a Garden
Nothing feels springier than a bright bouquet of flowers.  Enjoy a beautiful spring day outside in the sun planting a pretty flower bed with the kids.  Make it as colorful as possible with a variety of Daisies, Tulips, and Sun Flowers.  

Get Active Outside
After spending the winter cooped up inside, it feels great to be able to get your heart pumping in the fresh air on a sunny day.  Go for walks after dinner, take the kids on a bike ride, or head to the neighborhood playground.

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Have a Picnic
Pack up some sandwiches, a blanket, and maybe some bubble or sidewalk chalk and head to the beach or a local park for a picnic.  Eat outside, play, read, just enjoy the slower pace and the fresh air while soaking in some vitamin D.

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Get New Clothes
With spring comes spring cleaning, that magical time when we get to open all the windows and let the air in.  When we purge all the things we don’t need any more and get rid of all the clutter in the house.  I love the feeling I get walking into my house during the months of spring.  After spending at least, a week deep cleaning everything, the house feels fresh and welcoming.  
However, with my big annual purge, I end up dropping bags and bags of kid’s clothes for donation.  All the outdated and outgrown clothes go out the door, and all the heavier fall and winter clothes get boxed up till next year.  This can leave the kid’s closets looking bare, so we like to take an annual shopping trip to freshen up their wardrobes.  
We all load into the car and head out for a fun day of shopping.  There is a lot of outdoor shopping centers close to us, and the spring weather makes them perfect.  Not to hot when you are lugging shopping bags around and not to cold when you want to sit at the play area.
The first and most of the time only store we need is Oshkosh B’gosh.  I remember my mother shopping there when I was a kid, so of course once I became a mom myself, Oshkosh became my go to store.
They have age appropriate clothes, that are comfortable and come in styles my picky kids love.  Plus it has a huge convenience factor, I can buy all the kids clothes, shoes, and accessories in one spot at affordable prices and a great variety.  I can buy everything I need from dress up outfits for church, to play clothes.
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On my last trip to Oshkosh, I bought Lilly and Aidan each 2 outfits.  For the first outfits, I chose bright colored pieces with fun patterns, that screamed spring.

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Aidan can’t get enough of this shark shirt.  He has worn it so many times that I haven’t been able to get it back in his closet, he grabs it as soon as he sees it coming out of the dryer.

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Lilly loves her “Pink Outfit” because it’s her favorite color and she loves anything bright girly.  I love that Oshkosh’s shorts have a decent inseam, for little girls!  

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For the second outfits, I went with more dressy styles.  The kids have a lot of school functions in the spring as well as church on Sunday’s so they always need some nice dress up options.

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When I saw the pink boy shorts, I needed them!  They are so cute!  The plaid shirt coordinates perfectly, and the sleeves roll up so he can wear it all year long.

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Lilly got a pretty denim colored dress with a rope belt. It coordinates well with Aidan’s outfit and she is always asking to wear dressed, so I liked that this one was casual enough to wear anywhere.

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The kids loved every style they saw, so I will surely be visiting Oshkosh again soon to stock up on fun spring and summer essentials.  Are you ready to freshen up your child’s wardrobe?  Now’s the time, we have a coupon just for you!   Use Online Coupon Code OKBG3270 and code 036602 in stores (click on the coupon below to print) to save 25% off $40+ purchase!

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