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Girls’ Swim Night at Goldfish Swim Mt. Laurel – How to Host on a Budget!

April 17, 2017
Goldfish Swim - Family Swim

As you probably know from my recent posts, my girls have been taking group swim lessons at Goldfish Swim in Mt. Laurel. Just to reiterate, they still love it (lol). This past Easter weekend, my nieces traveled from Connecticut to visit us. So in addition to our 3 girls, we had to find a way to host 4 more little girls – what a blessing! I had to put on my mommy hat and figure out an affordable way for all 7 girls to have fun. Thanks to Goldfish Swim, it was a breeze and affordable too.
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2017 Easter Egg Roll Lottery Now Open + A Freebie!

March 15, 2017
EasterEggRoll

Yes, the 2017 Easter Egg Roll happening and the lottery is NOW OPEN!

As of NOON today, families may now enter the lottery for the Easter Egg Roll.  It’s been an (im)patient wait, but we are a step closer to the actual Easter Egg Roll!  Registration will end in 3 days, on March 18 at 12 PM ET.  According to Recreation.gov, selected families will be notified of results on March 31st.  Entering the lottery is FREE of charge, but families must have a ticket to enter the event.  Communications will be sent via the email address you’ve used to register on their website so please ensure your email address is correct.

**If you are on the homepage, click Continue Reading for a chance to WIN**

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2017 White House Easter Egg Roll – While We Wait…

March 7, 2017

While We (im)Patiently Wait…

Update 3/8/2017 – Official Easter Egg Roll Announcement

Parents are still speculating on the ticket distribution method that will be used for the 2017 Easter Egg Roll.  At this point, we know 3 things – (1) The 139th Easter Egg Roll will take place on Monday April 17th on the South Lawn, (2) Recreation.gov launched a recruitment campaign which is now closed, and (3) Wells Wood Turning was moving the eggs thru the paint shop on March 2nd.  However, it’s still a mystery on the actual distribution of the tickets.

Easter Egg Roll

Easter Egg Roll

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Goldfish Swim Mt. Laurel : 5 Reasons Why We’ll Be Back!

March 5, 2017
Goldfish Swim Review

Dear Goldfish Swim, thank you!

One of the proudest moments that I can remember growing up as a kid was when I learned how to swim at summer camp. I was so excited and I can re-live that thrill over and over again in my head…it was the same feeling I got when I learned how to ride my bicycle without training wheels. With 10 people drowning daily and 2 of these unintentional drownings being kids under the age of 14 (cdc.gov), it is mandatory for my girls to get formal swimming lessons before the summer hits as we plan to enjoy many swim/water activities this summer. As I explained it to my girls, it’s time to go from the bathtub to the swimming pool (lol).

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3 Ways to Prep Young Children for Visit to the National Museum for African American History & Culture

February 21, 2017

My 6-Year-Old Daughter Felt Empowered, Enriched and Educated.

Last Fall, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) finally opened its doors to the public in Washington, DC.  For months, I tried to get free tickets to the museum and was finally able to experience this masterpiece this month.  Perfect timing for Black History Month!  Although there are other museums who scratch the surface of Black History, NMAAHC is “the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture.”  Being local to Continue Reading…

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Johnson’s Corner Farm – 5 Educational Activities for Little Minds

August 2, 2016

Farms are a great place to nurture little growing minds though hands-on activities!

In recent years, farms have expanded their offerings to attract families with little kids. From hay rides to petting zoos, farms provide enough variety of activities to keep your family there the entire day. The same is true of the local farms in South Jersey! So, I decided to take the twins on an exploratory day at Johnson’s Corner Farm in Medford, NJ after hearing so many other moms in the area give them praise.
Here are 5 educational activities you can do or explore on Johnson’s Corner Farm:

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5 Things to Do at Camden Children’s Garden

June 27, 2016

Are you looking for a family-friendly attraction in the South Jersey area where you can explore and discover the natural world?  Have younger children who enjoy imaginative play?  Looking for affordability?  Look no further!  The Camden Children’s Garden gives you all of this at a very affordable rate.

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Ready, Set Go…and Keep Going!

June 21, 2016

Ready, Set Go…and Keep Going!

Yup, that’s how I’ve felt over the last 2 weeks.  I’ve shifted so far from my goal of writing 2-3 times per week, but I have so much to tell you (keep reading!).  Life has been so busy.  Not bad busy, great busy…the type of busy that you can actually enjoy.  From recitals to graduating Kindergarten, I haven’t been able to even have a cup of Caramel Macchiato – now you know that’s a damn lie (lol).  I just wanted to make sure you were paying attention (wink).

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UMMM Ice Cream Parlor – Family Friendly Review

June 2, 2016

UMMM Ice Cream Parlor – Local Review

UMMM is damn right!  This hidden gem was the last place I needed in my life with 3 little kids.  Since we’ve found out about this place, my girls ask for UMMM Ice Cream every day of the week.  We are still newbies to the area and try our best to support local businesses.  UMMM Ice Cream Parlor prides itself on providing quality homemade ice cream and waffle cones since 1982.  They’ve been voted Burlington County’s Best Ice Cream Shop and Best of the Best by South Jersey’s Magazine (resource: www.ummmicp.com) – just to mention a few.  While reading reviews on Yelp, I decided to take my girls on a mommy + me date to see if UMMM Ice Cream parlor can live up to its hype…

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Kinks And Coils

The PuffCuff – 2 Month Review For Kids

May 21, 2016

The PuffCuff Review for Kids

Tired of ponytail holder pulling at my daughters’ edges and the banana clip falling apart, I decided to research other alternatives that I can use to style my 3 daughters’ hair when their hair is not in a protective braiding style. After reading some initial reviews, I decided The PuffCuff Hair Clamp was exactly what I was looking for. So…I purchased the PuffCuff Jr (2 pcs.). The PuffCuff Jr worked really well for my 5-year-old daughter who has type 3C hair that is very thick and curly. However, when I tried to use this size with my twin 2-year-old daughters, the puff hold was too loose. This had nothing to do with the functionality of the hair clamp…it meant I needed another size as the twins hair is not as thick. Since I was pleased with my initial purchase, I made purchase #2 using the coupon the company provided in my first purchase and decided to go a step down to the PuffCuff Mini (3pcs). Also, I was able to find this chart below on their website that confirmed the size I needed for my twins. Boy oh boy, this chart was so helpful – great resource for buyers who need size confirmation. Based on this chart, I expected the PuffCuff Mini to fit just right…and it did!

Source: http://www.thepuffcuff.com

Source: http://www.thepuffcuff.com

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