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Tampa Bay Mom

Keeping Kids Creativity Flowing this Summer! #KeepBuilding

We are in the middle of a heat wave in Boston, and even the kids are water logged from the pool and choosing to lounge around in the air conditioning.  However I refuse to let them spend their summer stuck in front of a screen.
I want them to use their imaginations, be creative, and when needed follow directions.  Luckily their favorite activity, building with LEGO bricks, allows them to do all that!

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What to Keep in your Priority Moving Box, Plus my Top Moving Tips! #CleanHomeSavings

This post was sponsored.  All opinions are my own.
Are you planning a move?  We are!  We announced to our family last week that we are are moving down to the Tampa area of Florida!
For the past 5 years or so, my husband and I have debated between moving to South Carolina or Florida, and a couple years ago we took a road trip up and down the east coast and all around Florida, trying to decide on where we wanted to transplant to.  We ended up staying in Massachusetts because I chickened out at the idea of being away from all my family while the kids were so young.  However they have gotten older, and easier, so the move was back on the table.  Then my parents made the sudden decision 6 months ago to make their Florida home, their permanent home.  Suddenly the idea of moving became easier.  My father is home during the day and my mother is working from home so they were able to find us an apartment to transition into and they had already gotten to know the area towns and local establishments.
Plus my brother is only 5 to 6 hours away from Florida in South Carolina, and visits the Tampa area every couple months.  We had been taking a long road trip to South Carolina twice a year over the last few years, so being closer to him is a huge perk.

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Healthy Timeless Hair with Living Proof! #AgeWisely

This post was sponsored by Ulta as part of a Blog Blast Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.
As a busy mom it is hard to schedule a large slot of time to dedicate to my hair.  Every time I visit the salon to get a color and cut, my mind starts making lists of all the things I could be doing with those hours lost sitting in my hairdressers chair.

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K1 Speed Go-Kart Racing in Wilmington, Ma!

Are you looking for a new indoor activity to take your kids to?  I’ve found it!  The cold short days make my kids extra rambunctious so I was ecstatic to get invited to K1 Speed in Wilmington, Massachusetts.
The Wilmington location is new so we had never been there before, and the only go-karts the kids had driven in the past were small ones at the local ice cream stand and the one that Santa had gotten Anthony a few years ago from the toy store..  When the boys walked in and saw the go-karts at K1 Speed their reaction was beyond words.  Aidan’s voice was screeching over the excitement and Anthony face was lit up with a smile from ear to ear.
After we all registered at the front desk and signed waiver forms, we were ready to enter the racing area.  The staff was great, explained everything to the kids from how to drive the karts to what each flag meant.  Plus they took the time to answer every question Aidan asked, which was a lot because he was over excited and his sensory issues were starting to show.
A huge thank you goes out to the men in the racing area for having all the patience in the world with Aidan’s autism!
Once the kids knew how to drive the junior karts and were all set in their safety gear, it was time to race!
The staff is able to control the speed, so the junior drivers rolled out to the starting line slowly.
Then once the race started the go-karts were able to drive at full speed, which is FAST!  After watching the cars go by, I understood why there is a 42″ height requirement for the junior karts.  However like at the start of the race, the staff was able to slow the karts down when needed.  So when Lilly got bumped into and stuck in a corner, they slowed down Aidan and Anthony and ran right over to help her.
The junior races consist of 12 laps and winners are based on speed which is calculated and displayed on the board throughout the entire race.
Anthony came in first place followed by Aidan in second, and as you can see below, Lilly wasn’t very happy that the boys beat her.
However she was smiling again once she got her print out with all the details from the race on it.  She learned she would be able to track her improvement each time we go back and her goal is now to win against her brothers on a future visit.
After the kids settled down from their junior race, it was time to watch daddy take part in an adult race.
The adult races have a minimum height requirement of 58″ and consist of 14 laps.
Wilmington has two race tracks, one that is for both junior and adult races and another that is more curvy and is only for adult racing.
The building is set up beautifully with arcade games, pool tables, and plenty of seating for hanging out with friends and family or grabbing a snack from the snack bar.
K1 Speed also offers birthday party packages for both kids and adults along with hosting special events.
This would be a unique and fun birthday idea that would surely make amazing memories!

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The LEGO® Americana Roadshow is at Providence Place!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of GGP at Providence Place. All opinions are 100% mine.
Its cold outside and the kids are getting restless, so the LEGO® Americana Roadshow LEGO® Roadshow has come to Providence Place at the perfect time!
We visited this fun and free event on Saturday and had such a great time exploring all the incredible LEGO® constructions.

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