All posts filed under: Motherhood

Swim Lessons at Goldfish Swim School in Springfield, NJ

This post was done in partnership with Goldfish Swim School in Springfield, NJ and we received free classes, however, all opinions are 100% my own. If you follow us on Instagram, you probably have seen that the kids are taking swim lessons at Goldfish Swim School in Springfield for the last few months and I wanted to share our experience with swim lessons because they’ve been such a positive asset to our lives. I’m not a parent who like to over schedule my kiddos. I believe in extracurricular activities, but I really cherish our time home and not having to run from event to event yet. However, I also believe that swim lessons are a MUST. Summer is coming soon and we are basically always around water and having a sense of ease knowing my child can get to safety in case something happens is a top priority in my book. My four year old son Gabriel took a few swim lessons when he was a baby. He has always been happy around water. But …

Liberty Science Center- Wobbly World Exhibit

Thank you Liberty Science Center for inviting us to preview the Woobly World Exhibit. As always, this post is 100% my opinion. Now that temperatures are getting colder, I’m always looking for activities where kids can explore, release some energy and have fun. So I was super excited to be invited to spend the day exploring Liberty Science Center in Jersey City and to preview their new exhibit. In addition to the already amazing exhibits and experiences, LSC is also offering an immersive exhibition called Wobbly World which is exclusively for kids 5 and under. Young guests are invited into a bright, interactive, slightly off-kilter wonderland to explore balance, motion, an cause and effect. The Wobbly World exhibit is located on the second floor. Designed by renowned toy designer Cas Holman, it revolves around the concept of balance, draws inspirations from art, physics and an intrepid toddler’s first steps. We had the chance to meet Cas in person and learn more about this amazing collaboration! My boys had so much fun exploring the whole space. …

A Nice Way to Gift New Jersey Lottery Holiday Scratch-Offs This Year!

This post is sponsored by the New Jersey Lottery and tickets were provided for creating this post! As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I love to have gifts on hand for people that are often forgotten around the holidays. The people who deliver our packages, the secretary in our doctor’s office, swim class instructors, hairdressers, our neighbors. I’m thankful that I have an inexpensive, yet sought after holiday gift idea for all of these people: the New Jersey Lottery The New Jersey Lottery has four Holiday themed Scratch-Offs available for the holiday season. The tickets come in different themes and different price points, including $1 Festive $50’s, $2 Holiday Lucky Times 10, $5 Holiday Delight, and $10 Blowout. These holiday games will make the perfect last minute gift, stocking stuffer, party favor, for anyone and everyone on your list over the age of 18. While the tickets are beautiful and festive on their own, I like to take one step further on something as simple as just putting the scratch-off tickets in …

2021 Holiday Gift Guide for Preschoolers 4 Yrs Old

Christmas is approaching and I’m working on great gift guides to help you choose for your loved ones. I have browsed the internet for the best toys and gifts ideas for those 4-year old boys and girls in your life. My four year old boy has his favorite toys and characters and opinions about everything. That said, today I am sharing this Holiday Gift Guide for Preschoolers packed with fun finds, including educational toys, practical gifts, and unique gifts that are sure to be a hit when your kid opens them! And what’s better than seeing that smile? Just keep reading to shop some really fun toys this holiday season. One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven | Eight | Nine | Ten | Eleven | Twelve | Thirteen Water Doodle Mat They can draw everywhere with this doodle mat. The best part is, they won’t make a major mess. Just add water to the pencil and the mat will dry in a few minutes for non stop drawing. …

2021 Holiday Gift Guide for Toddler 1-3 Yrs Old

I’ve had my eyes on Christmas gifts for Raphael for quite some time now, and I’ve slowly been stocking my Amazon cart in preparation. Especially this year that orders seems to be all backed up is very important to start shopping earlier. So, Today I am sharing my HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR TODDLERS filled with gift ideas that will light up your kids faces on Christmas morning. But more importantly toys that keep the excitement alive all year long! One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven | Eight | Nine | Ten | Eleven Little Tikes Activity Tunnel Great toy to explore. Little ones can play by crawling into the tunnel or engaging in ball play. The activity center features two ball drop towers where kids can drop colorful balls and delight in where they roll! The tunnel even plays silly sounds and music. The flexible-fabric tunnel can be moved in different ways, and it collapses for easy storage. Great for babies that are learning to craw, reach, grasp …

My Journey Taking Probiotics

Last month I celebrated my 35th birthday. Every year that I get older I think more and more about my health and how to nourish my body and mind. I think that when we get older we try to make up for all the unhealthy choices made in the past! So at the beginning of this year I decided that one thing I was going to take more seriously was taking my vitamins and supplements. And that’s when I came to know more about probiotics. I started taking probiotics after having tummy troubles. No matter how clean I ate, how much water I consumed or my level of work out, I would randomly have abdominal pain. So thats when I started my jorney to getting to know more about probiotics and introducing it as a supplement on my daily routine. I came across Kyo-Dophilus probiotics and that’s the one I’ve been taking since then. Kyo-Dophilus Probiotics are formulated to support healthy digestive and immune systems. Their probiotics deliver efficacy, quality and extended live cell viability, …

Visiting Cape May County Zoo in NJ

When my first born was one year old, we took him to our local zoo for a day trip. He was too little and even though he had a good time, he didn’t understand much at that age. So a week ago he started school on pre-K 4 and out of the sudden he started to ask about animals in the zoo and his curiosity grew. So yesterday we planned a fun family day trip down to Cape May to visit the County Zoo. I’ve heard great things about the park and zoo and decided that it was worth the drive. From our house in North Jersey to Cape May it’s about 2 hours and a half drive. So we planned accordingly to go to the zoo first and then spend the day down the shore. The Cape May County Zoo is open every day except for Christmas, weather permitting. The hours of operation are from 10:00 am until 3:30pm in the winter and 10:00am until 4:30pm in the summer. One of the best features …

Summer Fun at the Land of Make Believe

Thank you Land of Make Believe for hosting us. As always, all opinions are still 100% my own. Summer is all about making family memories, and this year we have taken that very seriously. The boys are in perfect ages to explore tons of activities and cool places New Jersey has to offer. So when I learned about Land of Make Believe, I knew that it was a destination I had to plan a trip to. The Land of Make Believe is a family-owned amusement park that features carnival-like rides, a water park, a Christmas barn, a few farm animals, some make- believe entertainment and much more. It was designed specifically for little children, so it is ideal for family with young kids. But seriously, anyone at this park will have an amazing time. I really like the whole concept of how it all started around 60 years ago. “Land of Make Believe’s founder designed & built with the dream of providing affordable Family fun. No longer would parents be “passive spectators.” They would, in …

Comfy Outfits for Family Fun Days

Summer is almost coming to an end and this year Gabriel starts going to school full time. So we are enjoying family fun days to the fullest. Every time I plan a day of fun I also plan my outfit accordingly. With two boys 2 and 4 years old I am constantly running around and playing with them so comfort is key. Below are three outfits I used on the last few adventures with my family. Since is nice and warm I always end up choosing tee and shorts that are so versatile and easy to style. I am loving this length of denim bermuda. It’s super comfortable and looks very cute with a tucked in tee shirt! For the Festival of ballooning I wore it with a graphic tee shirt, chunky sneakers and my go to belt bag. The baseball hat is perfect for a bad hair day and makes your outfit stylish and casual! Shein has a pack that comes with 3 baseball hat in white, black and nude color for only $10! …

Fun Day at Wild West City in NJ

Thank you Wild West City for hosting us. As always, all opinions are still 100% my own. Yesterday we had the opportunity to visit Wild West City for a day filled with fun and excitement. If you follow me on Instagram you probably got a peek of what we experienced, but if you have not I will tell you all details about this family fun day here on this post. Some of you might be asking what exactly is Wild West City. So lets get into it. What is Wild West City? Wild West City is a family-friendly western themed park that makes you feel like you are living in the 1800’s right in Dodge City, Kansas. They present an interactive adventure bringing tales of the wild west to life through historical characters, dramatizations and demonstrations by period craftsmen. These live action shows are presented every 15 minutes right on Main Street and there is even crowd participation including a few events with children participation. These live action shows were very fun to watch and …