Showing posts with label kids. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kids. Show all posts

Sep 5, 2017

Back to School savings with Label Daddy! Check out the discount here! #labeldaddy

Get ready for the new school year with personalized labels for each child's gear and save 25% on Label Daddy peel and stick custom name labels! Label Daddy is an amazing solution for labeling your belongings! No ironing or sewing . . . just peel and stick. 

Their exclusive laminated coating gives labels an extra layer of protection and is a must for school! Remember to label all clothing, books, bags, sports equipment,

Sep 4, 2017

HICKIES keep shoes together without the hassel of tying! #hickies

Hate tying your kids' shoes everyday before they step out of the house? 
Hate stopping to tie your own shoes mid-run?
Have kiddos that get discouraged trying to tie their shoes?

Check out the newest help for moms, dads, grandmas, teachers and kiddos . . . HICKIES!

 HICKIES products turn any pair of sneakers into

Oct 20, 2015

Blast off on a new adventure with #GALAXYBUCK Mission to Sector 9 #FLYBY

About the movie:
Buck Denver has a simple dream - to save the galaxy.  Working for the Galactic Mission Board, Buck dreams of carrying God's love to every corner of the Milky Way!  Except he doesn't have a starship.  Or a crew.  Or even a captain's license.  He just needs a chance.  But when that chance comes and Buck finds

Oct 16, 2015

Nancy Drew®: Sea of Darkness ~ Come on a new Adventure, Solve puzzles and Interview Suspects #NancyDrew

Nancy Drew®: Sea of Darkness

Set a Course for Danger and Discovery!
The celebrated ship “Heerlijkheid,” is usually the centerpiece of an Icelandic town’s local festival. Now that its captain has disappeared, the renovated vessel has become an eerie distraction. Did Captain Magnus sail away with a legendary treasure, or was he carried off into the night? Take the helm as detective Nancy Drew and set a course for the Sea of Darkness!

Aug 28, 2015

Check out the new Toy that has everyone excited! Kendama Review & Giveaway #kalebkendamaco

The Kendama is a traditional Japanese toy which consists of the “Ken” (handle) and the “Tama” (ball),  which is connected by a string.  The two extending sides of the kendama are concave cups, with one end smaller than the other. The larger cup is called the ōzara ("big cup") and the smaller cup is called the kozara ("small cup"). There is another, even smaller cup, called the chūzara  ("center cup") at the bottom of the ken. The Kendama tricks are done by variations of juggling the ball in the three cups spiking the ball with the Ken spike, and balancing both in new creative ways. Mastering the Kendama takes practice, focus, patience, and creativity.

So there you have it, readers! The Kendama is anything but a boring toss and catch game…and it goes to show

Dec 10, 2014

Kids will investigate, test and redesign their own creations with Groovy Lab in a Box subscription service #review

Each month through our Groovy Lab in a Box subscription service, young STEMists (your children!) will receive fun, hands-on projects and an engineering design challenge – all focused on that month’s STEM topic.All STEMists will receive a Lab Notebook, where they can read about that month’s topic, perform

May 21, 2014

{Affiliate Post} Save 40% off Little Passports USA or World edition - great for travel with kids or summer adventures right at home!

**The links in this post are affiliate links and Mom Loves 2 Read will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.

Little Passports Summer Sale: 40% Off Your First Month!

Little Passports will take your kids on an adventure around the world this summer! Follow Sam and Sofia as they journey to new places and share their educational activities to keep your kids inspired and entertained

Apr 24, 2014

{Review} The Adventures of Mouse and Mole DVD for Kids

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

This series originally aired in BBC is a sparkling adaptation of Joyce Dunbar's classic stories about practical Mouse and capricious Mole. Mouse and Mole live together in a little cottage in the country. Mouse is practical and cheerful. Mole gets into scrapes and needs mollycoddling. Their everyday adventures appeal to adults and children alike. the charm of the stories lies in the endearing friendship of the two central characters and the humor of their exchanges.

Apr 5, 2014

DIY T-Shirt Scrap Headband



  • 3 pieces of orange t-shirt cut to approximate 2” wide & 24” long
  • 3 pieces of white t-shirt cut to approximately 2” wide & 24” long
  • Additional t-shirt scraps in smaller pieces for creating flowers

Feb 13, 2014

Grab FREE Valentine's Printables & Save $5 on your purchase of Little Passports #littlepassports #affiliate

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links.

Little Passports has Valentines Day Cards for Everyone!

With Valentines Day tomorrow, some of us will be trying to find unique and fun valentine's to give to friends or family.  Why not try one or more of these fun Little Passports Valentines Day Card Printables that your child can give to their friends. These are perfect for homeschool groups too!

Have you ever wondered how to say ‘I love you’ in German? How about in Tagalog? Our Little Passports Valentine’s Day cards include

Dec 23, 2013

XBOX ONE - Win 1 today on Mom Loves 2 Read! #Giveaway

Now that Christmas is over and the gift are all unwrapped, what do you do about those gifts that just didn't make it under the tree this year?  You go online and enter to WIN them of course -
My 12 year old son would LOVE to have an Xbox - it is one thing that I will not purchase for him, but told him he would have to save up his own money to buy - BUT if we were to WIN one -that would be even better - here is your chance (and mine too) to try to win the NEW Xbox One!  Check it out!

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Oct 16, 2013

Looking for Healthy School Snack and Lunch Options? Check this out!

Put a Snack Pack in a Back Pack Contest

Cedar's All Natural Snack Packs make the perfect addition to kid's and adults' lunchbox, backpack or just on the go healthy eating.  Right Now Cedar's is hosting a  “Put a Snack Pack in a Back Pack” contest to motivate YOU to put “healthy” into your kids’ backpacks!

Here are some of Cedar’s Snack Packs that are offered in 7 delicious flavors and are packed with healthy goodness:

Oct 11, 2013

Don't forget to DROP your kids ~ for a fun night of adventure while Mom and Dad go kidfree.


Friday, October 11 - "DROP" at Inspired Arts Academy

DROP is a “drop off” program offered every Friday Night for parents to "drop off" their kids in a safe and fun environment – for up to 3 hours. Kids will enjoy the company of other kids and activities including: art projects, dance lessons and games, theatrical performances, movies, video games, tech opportunities, gymnastics, musical activities and more. There will also be a pre-packaged snack and drink for every child.
My girls have been to DROP nights a couple times now and they absolutely love it.  There are usually quite a few of their friends from school, church and neighborhood friends, but they always come home talking about someone new they played with.  They love attending all the fun DROP night activities . . . check it out!
Where:  Inspired Arts Academy, located at 2137 South Main Street (the Field Shopping Center) in Morton.
When:  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Who:  Ages 3 and up. All kids attending DROP MUST be potty-trained.
How:  Just show up! For more information or to purchase sessions in advance, visit the Inspired Arts Academy website or call  (309) 340-4520 .
  Cost:  1 session: $15; 5 sessions: $70 (save $5); 10 sessions: $130 (save $20); 20 sessions: $250 (save $50)
And don't forget they have classes for kids and adults too!

Disclosure: I receive free class credit in exchange for posting updates on IAA events.  Regardless, I only post about businesses and sponsors that I personally support. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”.

Oct 9, 2013

School Lunches, Family Travel, Picnics and More with Cool Gear ~ Review & Giveaway on Mom Loves 2 Read 
Cool Lunches with Cool Gear!

My two older children LOVE to take their lunches to school.  With the new food rules about healthier school lunches, my kids eat at school less and less than they used to.  The 'whole wheat' breads and buns often taste stale to them, and many of the side items are weird and do not taste as the kids think they should.  So sorry "healthier" lunch options, but my kids are not fond of your taste, textures, funny looking broccoli or weird dried apricots and beets for side dishes.

Sep 30, 2013

Save your kids' favorite sports memories ~ Review on Mom Loves 2 Read is a website that lets you create custom decals and magnets that match the sports team you or you child plays on.  It is a fun way for a parent, child or grandparent to preserve memories of their favorite sports by creating a replica of the team shirt, or cheer cone and poms.

For this review, I chose to use my son's baseball jersey from this Spring.  He played on the Red Sox Team in Baseball.  His Team Jersey was dark blue with

Aug 13, 2013

Groove to the Rhythm and Dance along with the kiddos ~ Review of Rhythm Bears CD

Groove Kid Nation continues its award-winning music education series with a third release  Rhythm Bears . Producer Rodney Lee once again recruits top L.A. musicians and heads deep into the woods to create a soulful folk hoedown. 

As the title suggests,  Rhythm Bears  is all about drawing kids into the music with rhythmic call and response games that will have them clapping, stomping, playing percussion, and vocalizing to the beat. 

In addition, a band of groovy bears open childrens’ ears to a whole new set of musical instruments including harmonica, fiddle, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, clarinet, kalimba, ukulele, and even didgeridoo. Each song features a new instrument, and the enclosed 10-page booklet features colorful illustrations of each Rhythm Bear.

My Review :
Oh My!  All three of my kids had smiles on their faces when this CD began playing.  My oldest said the music was "kinda cool" for a little kid's CD.  My two girls loved it and immediately began dancing to the beat of the drums and tempo.  My youngest has been listening to it off and on for weeks in her room and often wants it brought into the living room so we can "all dance together" as it plays.

This is a fun and cute set of music for younger children that teaches rhythm, music, and fun through the use of different instruments and musical selections.  Not only do the children enjoy listening and dancing along, but parents will enjoy the music right along with their kiddos.  I found myself tapping toes, moving feet and dancing along with the kids when this CD was playing.  It is definitely worth checking out! 

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Aug 10, 2013

Historical Conquest Review - A journey through time and a blast to play!

World Map to Domination 

About the Game
Historical Conquest: The Journey Through Time is an adventurous card game where players can create personalized societies with key players from history and battle them one against another; anyone, anywhere, anytime. Each card is complete with: fantastic illustrations of people, places, events in history; abilities in the game according to the abilities they had in real life; and a full summary of their actual history. Eric the Red can help the Mongol Army conquer Argentina during the Black Plague. Albert Einstein can live peacefully in Japan under the leadership of Abraham Lincoln during World War I. The possibilities are endless, as is the fun!
If you can imagine a game played with actual heroes and villains worldwide from throughout history, you understand the concept behind Historical Conquest. The first edition was printed a few years ago and has grown a following; everyone who has played it loves Historical Conquest. Unfortunately, due to certain limitations we were not able to mass produce it… UNTIL NOW!

Aug 9, 2013

Family Travel - how to entertain the kiddos on long trips

Are you in need of some ideas for your next family vacation trip?  Kids getting on your nerves fighting with each other in the car?  Tired of them always playing electronic games the whole trip?  Well, you are in luck!

A place where busy parents can come for great ideas
Find games, travel tips and fun things to do on vacation
Ways to keep the kids from making your trip seem longer than it actually is.

Travel Tips & Tricks

Things We Do:

Jul 25, 2013

Illinois Friends ~ Rockfords Discovery Center Museum has a great FREE admission offer for you!

What is treasure? How do people hunt for treasure? What do YOU treasure? 

We like to Treasure our local Museums - especially when the weather is hot and humid and the pool is filled with people.  I like to take my kids to a Children's Museum for the day to explore, have fun and enjoy themselves while learning about new and exciting things!

The science, technology, history, and thrill of treasure hunting are explored in the fantastic traveling exhibition Treasure! The Hunt Has Just Begun. This joint project of Burpee Museum of Natural History and Discovery Center Museum in Rockford IL, features 5,000 square feet of artifacts, hands-on activities, videos, biographies, and tales from around the world. 

The traveling exhibition opens May 25 and runs through September 2. 

Delve into the technology employed by treasure hunters and focus on the people and personalities lured by the promise of prosperity. Be enticed by shipwreck and treasure site artifacts, and learn to use the tools you'd need to find a fortune. Dig for treasure and pan for gold. Operate a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) in a tank of water. Use a metal detector. Use maps, compasses and clues to locate treasure. Learn how to geocache. You can even try your hand at cracking a safe!

Treasure! can be uncovered in the Woodward Exhibit Hall. Admission: $2 for Members; $4 for Public + general Museum admission of $8/person. Parking is free.

Make sure to check out Discovery Center Museum on Facebook!
My readers can get FREE admission to Discovery Center Museum with one paid general admission!


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Jul 22, 2013

Grow your walk with God with Adventures in Odyssey and a Giveaway too!

This is the final post on Mom Loves 2 Read about the  Adventures in Odyssey 's Summer of Service Challenge - The July theme is Grow in your walk with God every day, and includes a wonderful giveaway of the book: 90 Devotions for Kids!
So much fun!

Adventures in Odyssey, the beloved audio series from Focus on the Family, has encouraged kids toward a stronger faith for 25 years. Whit, Connie, Eugene, and the other loveable characters from Odyssey have shared countless adventures with kids across the world in the classic audio dramas, books, videos, and devotionals, fulfilling the AIO promise to help kids discover, imagine, and grow. 

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