DIY Kids Fireworks Display

My family’s attendance at fireworks on 4th of July has been spotty at best. It started with my oldest. As a baby he hated loud sounds and would melt down as soon as the noise began and we'd have to leave immediately. Then I had triplets and the thought of taking four young kids to see fireworks was completely overwhelming. Now that the triplets are seven and my son copes better with loud sounds, we usually do hit the fireworks scene. But in the years we missed them, we really missed them! Going to see the fireworks is the height of 4th of July fun, ...

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Rockin' New Attractions at Dorney Park Summer 2017

***Thank you to Cedar Fair and Blog Meets Brand for sponsoring this post so I could fill you in on the new attractions at Dorney Park Summer 2017**** You know what big fans of Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom we are around these parts. We'll never pass up a chance to visit and celebrate the summer playtime! As if all the daily fantastic fun and excitement this park delivers isn't enough, there are three cool new attractions on tap for Dorney Park Summer 2017. Read on, be wowed and then go book your own visit at this amusement park! Dorney Park Summer ...

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5 Family Fun Ideas for the Summer Solstice

Three cheers for summer! This week was the Summer Solstice, the official start to summer (June 21 every year), and the day when the sun is directly above the Tropic of Cancer. What does that mean? Sunset doesn't touch down until 8:25 PM, which means we got a magical 16 hours and 38 minutes of sunlight. Score! After a long winter and springtime of odd weather, my family was pretty jazzed to celebrate the Summer Solistice--which we did, old-school style with some classic summertime activities. And while Summer Solstice has passed, summer is officially here and there are loads of sunlit ...

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Help Your Child Learn to Swim with SwimWays

***This post was sponsored by SwimWays as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central so I could share how to help your child learn to swim and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.*** We live outside and in our pool during the summer months, so it was very important our kiddos to learn to swim at an early age. Since they were both babies, they loved hanging in the pool--as long as they could cozily hang on Mommy! While it was super they enjoyed being in the water, to ensure their safety, we needed them to comfortably move independently ...

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5 Reasons to Visit Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom This Summer

***Thank you to Blog Meets Brand and Cedar Fair for sponsoring this post so I could share the reasons why you should visit Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom this summer!*** I've shared before the fun we've had at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, and remember how I mentioned my dad used to work there back when he was in college? Well, this week, we got to have a very cool experience--not only did we get to back for some serious playtime at this amusement park, we got to take my dad with us for a fun trip down memory lane! It was such a special ...

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