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Visiting #Hersheypark #PepsiAtThePark #ad

Disclosure- I received free tickets to the park in order to facilitate this review. This is a sponsored post in cooperation with Pepsi. All opinions are my own and honest. Now that summer is here, and the heat is definitely on, the sweetest place on Earth aka Hershey Park in nearby Hershey, Pa is a great place to visit.  You smell the chocolate as soon as you arrive- but even before you get there, the Hershey Kiss light … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activities, Events, Play, Summer, Travel

National Get Outdoors Day – Get Up Get Outside

National Get Outdoors Day – Get Up Get Outside

Indoor play can be fun – but there really is nothing like heading outdoors and enjoying nature. Whether you are exploring a national forest or simply a local park, outdoor exploration is much closer than you might think. Every neighborhood has a #Naturehood. As kids it was easy for us to spend time outdoors – to go barefoot in the grass, play in the mud, explore the wilderness. As we get older we find ourselves struggling … Read entire article »

Filed under: Eco-Friendly, Summer

As Seen on TV: Wubble Bubble Ball Review

As Seen on TV: Wubble Bubble Ball Review

*I was sent product in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* I’ll confess that I’m a sucker for “As Seen on TV” products. My house is full of kitchen gadgets, cleaning products and appliances I saw on TV. Very few of those products really live up to their hype, so I try to resist purchasing more things I’ll rarely use. My kids have inherited my love of all things “Seen on … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Gift Ideas, Play, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Summer, Toddlers, Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)

Have a Food Safe 4th of July!

  The smell of barbecue on the grill, happy picnics with family and friends, pool parties with hamburgers, fresh veggies and delicious fruit and colorful fireworks all evoke the essence of summer and true Americana. We dream about it all year long and rejoice when the season of sunshine and outdoors has finally arrived…summer! Before you gear up for your plethora of summer festivities, let’s talk about food safety during the summer. Not to be a buzzkill, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Food, Food Safety, Health, Safety, Seasonal, Socially Conscious, Summer

Summer is the Perfect Time to Head Outdoors and Discover the Forest

Summer is the Perfect Time to Head Outdoors and Discover the Forest

Bright sunshine, a fresh breeze, warm weather and the sounds of birds tweeting are just a few of the great things about summer. The gorgeous weather alone is compelling enough to tempt anyone off the couch and I am making it a point to get my family outdoors and active all summer long. Valley Forge National Park is very close to us and we’re lucky to have smaller parks nearby as well. Did you know that … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Educational, Kindergartners, Parenting, Play, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious, Summer

Summer Days with Under Armour

Summer Days with Under Armour

* I was provided with product to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* Summer is here parents, and the long days filled with sun, camp, pool days, play dates and hours at the playground are upon us.  So how do you keep your little guys feeling and looking cool? Under Armour of course! I didn’t even know they made kids and baby wear, so I got schooled pretty quickly on their amazing … Read entire article »

Filed under: Boutiques and Stores, Featured Store, Kindergartners, School Aged Children, Seasonal, Summer

My Summertime #Solestory

My Summertime #Solestory

*I was sent product to facilitate this review and post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.” I am going to preface my story with the fact that I will always choose comfort over style when it comes to shoes. ALWAYS. I just cannot stand to have uncomfortable shoes on. I can’t even function in them. Jimmy Choos, Manolo Blahniks? No thank you. Unless they’re very comfortable flats. It’s now post-Memorial Day weekend and if you haven’t … Read entire article »

Filed under: Accessories (Adult), Daddy Gifts, Gift Ideas, Health, Hip Find, Mommy Gifts, Shoes (Adult), Summer

It’s Almost Summer and You Know What That Means…

It’s Almost Summer and You Know What That Means…

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Figleaves.com. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” Ugh the dreaded “s” word. Swimsuit season.  Ok that’s two words, but you get my point. Makes us *almost* wish for the snow and cold again. Ok, after the winter we had, not at all. But let’s face it. Most of us … Read entire article »

Filed under: Fashion, Hip Find, Seasonal, Summer

Universal Orlando Reveals Details of Harry Potter World

Universal Orlando Reveals Details of Harry Potter World

Muggles, get your engines started for the drive (or flight) down to Orlando. I had the privilege of viewing the highly anticipated webcast announcement of the details surrounding the Harry Potter World Expansion in Universal Studios, and wow there’s so many new and exciting things they are bringing to an already enthralling theme park! Set to open sometime this summer, Universal Studios creative team presented quite a few details on the expansion project and had three … Read entire article »

Filed under: entertainment, Summer, Travel

#JerseyLove Social Media Event Raised $5k for Displaced Belmar, NJ Families

#JerseyLove Social Media Event Raised $5k for Displaced Belmar, NJ Families

The #JerseyLove Social Media Moms Retreat was a huge success and raised a total of $5k for displaced families along the Jersey Shore. These moms and bloggers pulled out all of the stops to bring attention to the destruction Hurricane Sandy caused to so many shore towns in NJ and NY and to show the world that the Jersey Shore is open for business.I was so excited to be a part of this event and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Socially Conscious, Summer, Travel