• Swim Safety Tips for Kids: Encouraging Confidence in the Water

    Key Takeaways: Giving children access to a secure and encouraging setting is crucial for them to acquire the valuable life skill of swimming. Parental involvement and proper swim gear are essential to swim safety and developing confidence in the water. Incorporating games and fun activities into swim lessons can foster a love for swimming in children. Ensure children’s safety in the water with these swim tips. Encourage confidence through supervised practice, teaching basic skills, and emphasizing water awareness. Enforce rules like swimming with a buddy and staying within designated areas. Equip them with flotation devices and teach them to respect water hazards. Introduction Learning to swim is not only a…

  • How to Enjoy Summer Break with Your Kids

    Although parents adore their children, summer break can feel like more of a chore than an exciting vacation. While kids count down the months, weeks, and days ’til they are free from school, many parents dread having to deal with the fighting, whining, and boredom that is sure to make an appearance during the break. Transitioning into summer break smoothly can help create a fun, enjoyable break for all people involved, thus here are a few tips on how to enjoy summer break as a family: Entertainment Rewards While many parents do not want their children to spend their whole summer playing video games or watching mindless TV, most kids…

  • Westside Boards Surf Board Growth charts!!

    Ohhhhhhhhhhh WATCH OUT today!!  You know how I get when I am super excited about something….. (insert giddy dance… jazz hands… jumping up and down) First Thank YOU to Esther over at Buy Modern Baby Blog and Adam over at Westside Boards I won a growth chart for baby Alice. The little growth chart is AMAZING!!!!!!!  It’s a SURFBOARD!!!  I know!!!  I know… stop yelling at you…. but it’s SO perfect!!!  Now if you have ever been on a surfboard… or held a surfboard you would know just how amazing and PERFECT this board is!!!!  Oh my gosh!!  It’s the cutest growth chart I’ve ever seen!  I AM over the moon beyond…

  • Storytime Yoga

    I won a copy of Storyland Yoga from Parent Palace. I am in LOVE with this video!!!!!! Emma is 3, Eli is 19 months and they had a BLAST!!! This is the first time playing the Storyland Yoga dvd and the kids kept up with NO PROBLEMS!!!!! Ahmed Fahmy is a wonderful instructor.  The kids were 100% enthralled with Ahmed’s story telling that go along with instruction for the poses.  Storyland Yoga is so much fun!!  It’s easy to follow allow along Ahmed.  There is enough time  between poses for the kids to follow along. AND…. here’s Nonnie’s big bonus!!!  It’s exercise!!  THEY were TIRED afterwards!! Ahhhhhhhh 10 minutes of quiet!!…