Great Swim Packages at Goldfish Swim!

I totally love the idea of giving a child the gift of water safety (and fun!) and I can personally recommend Goldfish Swim School!!  Goldfish put together some awesome packages...

http://goldfishswimschool.com/swimming-lessons/location/ann-arbor-michigan#tabSelected=locationTab:Contact%20Info/Forms
Mini package:  $80
1 month of swim lessons
4 family swim passes
Rubber duck bath toy
iPlay swim diaper

Group Lesson Package: $160
2 months of swim lessons
6 family swim passes
Goldfish towel
Dive ring

Jump Start Clinic Package: $100
6 family swim passes
Goldfish towel
Fruit basket Goggles


Mother Goose Time Books now on Amazon!

We've accumulated quite a nice stash of books from our Mother Goose Time preschool curriculum.  My girls have a lot of fun with all of them and love and re-reading them over and over.



The great news is that you can now purchase them individually on Amazon.  And hey - just in time for Christmas!!

These are not affiliate links, I just wanted to share the good news with you.

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http://www.amazon.com/Beatriz-Bananas-Very-Big-Hat/dp/1937954153/ref=asap_B00Q733PB0?ie=UTF8http://www.amazon.com/Does-Bear-Wear-Hat-Winter/dp/1937954161/ref=asap_B00Q733PB0?ie=UTF8

http://www.amazon.com/Hello-Bird-Leslie-Falconer/dp/1937954137/ref=asap_B00Q733PB0?ie=UTF8http://www.amazon.com/My-Dad-Tuk-Driver/dp/1937954064/ref=asap_B00Q733PB0?ie=UTF8

http://www.amazon.com/Nursery-Rhymes-Leslie-Falconer/dp/1937954110/ref=asap_B00Q733PB0?ie=UTF8http://www.amazon.com/There-Are-Bugs-Leslie-Falconer/dp/1937954145/ref=asap_B00Q733PB0?ie=UTF8

http://www.amazon.com/Waiter-Leslie-Falconer/dp/1937954080/ref=asap_B00Q733PB0?ie=UTF8http://www.amazon.com/Baby-Animals-Learn-Leslie-Falconer/dp/1937954102/ref=asap_B00Q733PB0?ie=UTF8


MGT School Will Continue over the Holiday Break!

Last week, I wrote about not having a problem fitting the Mother Goose Time curriculum into our busy days because all the planning and prep work is done already and the Day Bags are pretty portable.  With that being said, we have been way off routine this month, and although we are still getting most of the lessons in, they are being done at all different times of the day and even out and about. 

The 4 year-old and I have an hour to kill waiting for Big Sis at gymnastics, so instead of putting her in front of a screen (phone/tablet) like most of the other parents do, my daughter and I sit at a table and have fun doing our MGT activities there.  Because of these off times, I haven't taken many pictures this month - but I will make a point this week to get some snapshots of us working on the road! 

When I asked the 6 year-old what she wants to do when she is on break for the two weeks over Christmas and New Year's, she excitedly exclaimed "School with you guys!"  - Meaning she wants to join in on her younger sister's MGT lessons.  So, I've been trying to save some Day Bags this months just for her.  The order they are done in is not important.

In the meantime, here's some shots of my 4 year-old helping out a younger friend with an activity from our MGT Winter Wonderland curriculum...





The older one is helping the younger one count.


Wisdomantics: An Interactive DVD Board Game - Review and GIVEAWAY!!

This week we had an opportunity to play Wisdomantics.  It's an interactive DVD board game geared for ages 12+.  My husband (who was the winner) and I played against each other, while our younger children just teamed up with us.  The questions seemed difficult, but I walked away feeling smarter.  This would definitely make a great activity to bring to our church homegroup meetings.

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About the game:
For 2-4 players, ages 12+

Wisdomantics–New King James Version (NKJV) is an interactive DVD board game for players of various faiths who desire to gain the vast wisdom of King Solomon. Wisdomantics-NKJV utilizes the proverbs of Solomon and blends chance, knowledge and strategy to create a fun experience while you learn! The game’s intent is to bring individuals together to learn how to cope with numerous situations in a fun and relaxed environment. Inside the box you’ll find 2 interactive DVDs with 400 questions, score cards, blessing cards, and more!










 Watch a How-To on playing Wisdomantics here!


 Enter the rafflecopter below for a chance to win a copy of Wisdomantics...

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"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

"Santa Will Write" Review - Pure Joy!

Thanks to santawillwrite.com, my girls are feeling extra special this week - not only did they get a personal phone call from Santa, but they also got a letter from him and Rudolph, a certificate for making it on the "Nice List," and a bunch of activities!

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It all started with a shiny red package in our mailbox - straight from the North Pole...


Inside the envelope, they found...

...a letter from Santa acknowledging exactly what is on their Christmas list (black high heel hoes, a giant Olaf, and lots of tickles!), a cute letter from Rudolph telling the girls to keep a look out for him in Dexter on Christmas Eve, and a beautiful certificate recognizing the girls' hard work and making it the "Nice List."


 There were also plenty of activities to keep them busy for awhile...




 We've been playing "Don't Eat Pete" every night!


I would totally recommend this for any kid, probably ages 3-8.  It would make such a great gift and a fun tradition.  My husband and I were both quite impressed with everything.  The website was super easy to use and the package arrived within only a few days.  Everything was very professional looking.  I'm even going to frame the certificate!  This was truly a joyful experience, filled with plenty of fun and wonder from santawillwrite.com!

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15% off any purchase - Use promo code: FG15 at santawillwrite.com


I was provided a deluxe package for free in exchange for sharing our personal opinions and experiences with you.


20% off on Splash Math- the fun math program for K-5 Kids!

I can't wait to get started on this with my first grader...!

This holiday season, Splash Math is offering a special 20% discount.  Give your child gift of Math this festive season. Unlock 350+ math skills across Kindergarten to Grade 5. Click HERE to sign up and SAVE!

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Splash Math is an award winning math program for kids of ages 5-10 which can be used both at homes and in schools. Splash Math has benefited over 9 million kids and has been used in over 50,000 classrooms. Available on iPads, Android tablets and web, Splash Math works across multiple platforms and devices.

Splash Math is an adaptive program. It personalizes math practice depending upon the child's level of mastery and covers all math skills for all grades - Kindergarten through 5. Splash Math collects the practice data and shares analytical reports with the parents/teachers.


Splash Math combines the best of both worlds. For a child, Splash Math appears to be like a game which rewards on getting answers correct, keeping them engaged all the time. For a parent, Splash Math covers all necessary math skills for their grade levels and provides crucial insight on the child's performance.