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What is Coming to America’s Largest Indoor Waterpark @kalahariresorts

Only a 1.5 hour ride outside of New York City, and tucked away in what I can only describe as a beautifully landscaped and very secluded property, is one of the largest indoor water parks in America, Kalahari Resorts & Conventions. Having never been to an indoor water park, we were excited to see what the hype was all about and after our stay last weekend, I think it’s safe to say our family has found a perfect slice of summer in the middle of a long New York winter. Kalahari Resorts & Conventions opened their Pennsylvanian doors in 2015 and

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Getting Creative & Crafty with Lakeshore Learning!

The school year is in full swing and that means homework, book reports and projects all around! The 2 newest additions to our homework nook is the Arts & Crafts Supply Center and Crinkle-Cut Craft Scissors Center. I am completely in love with them both.  Having had them now, I think they should be a staple that every school family should have. I really don’t know how we lived without them before. Craft projects before involved separate visits to the store, sometimes multiple trips to make sure we got everything we needed. If you all know me, efficiency is a

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I Spy… the Gifts for Growing Minds Catalog

With school in full swing, it’s busy! The kids social calendars are quickly filling with play dates, birthday parties and right around the corner the holidays. If it hasn’t already, the Gifts for Growing Minds catalog will being hitting your mailbox soon and you’re going to be so excited! As a parent I always strive to give thoughtful gifts. I want the gifts my children give to be something both the parent and the child will love and appreciate. Lakeshore Learning makes it a no brainer! We’ve always loved perusing a Lakeshore Learning Catalog as a family. Unlike other catalogs,

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Get Hands On with your iPad and the OSMO Genius Kit

If there’s one thing my kids are addicted to it’s their iPad much to the chagrin of their parents. Everyone is worried about too much screen time and not enough of hands-on learning. The  award-winning OSMO iPad Gaming System was a game changer.  It changes the way children interact with their iPad by opening it up to hands-on play and we are absolutely obsessed at our house.  It is so loved, I actually have to hide OSMO as soon as we are done with “supervised” playing, lest we lose some of those valuable pieces that makes OSMO well… OSMO. The games are

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How Playtime Can Help Avoid the Summer Learning Slump with Lakeshore Learning

Ahhh, summer break. Time to get outdoors and go swimming at the local pool. For our family summer is all about weekend getaways, baseball games and have a blast at camp. My kids will say that summer is a time to have tons of fun. While I wholeheartedly agree that school is out and it’s time to relax, I don’t necessarily believe in the saying “no more pencils, no more books.”  As a matter of fact, I often try to incorporate lots of education fun in our summer activities so that my boys are constantly learning, even while having their summer fun.

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Summer Learning Challenge with Lakeshore Learning!

For some homes, like ours, summer is already under way.  It has only been a week and already my kids are going bat crazy.  While they are definitely not looking for a school like environment — Its summer break Mom!!! — that doesn’t mean mom and dad can’t slip in a little fun learning here and there. We love Lakeshore Learning products for this very reason.  My children love getting new toys! Really, who doesn’t? And who is telling them that they’re learning toys? NOT ME! In all honesty though, when we go to our local Lakeshore Learning store, my

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Get Out To See High Strung! #HighStrung

It’s a movie about passion, excitement, endurance and motivation. The characters reek of talent, drive, and commitment. All of this and more is what you will see when you check out High Strung, in theaters this weekend. The film tells a story about a young dancer named Ruby who comes to New York to live her dream of being a classically-trained dancer at a prestigious school. She eventually crosses paths with a young, British violinist named Johnnie who’s musical talents are recognized only in the tunnels of the NY subways.  The two artists, who come from two entirely different worlds,

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My Big Fat Greek Experience – #PutSomeWindexOnIt

It’s not every day that you get to sit face to face with the lead actors of one of the most relatable movies for moms in 2016. Just last week, that is exactly what Mom Confessionals got to do. Thanks to the wonderful women of @TheMOMS , in conjunction with @Windex and @Instax Fuji Film, I was presented with an exclusive opportunity to preview the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 AND meet two of the loveliest actresses in Hollywood, Nia Vardalos and relative newcomer Elena Kampouris. This is a movie not to be missed this year! My Big Fat

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