Feb 112016
 

If you need some last minute valentines for the kids to give to family or friends, here are some free printable valentines from DreamWorks Animation.  These cards feature the characters from some of the fun animated shows available on Netflix.

Free printable valentines from some of your favorite DreamWorks Animation characters

Just click the image below to above and print out the valentines. Continue reading »

Dec 092015
 

A couple of weeks ago I was sent a free digital code for Marvel’s Ant-Man movie.  We didn’t get a chance to catch it at the theater and my parents hadn’t watched it yet, either, so we had a little (pardon the pun) Ant-Man viewing party while they were here a couple weeks ago.

Marve's Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, now on Digital Download & DVD

Let’s talk about all the reasons Ant-Man is a Marvel movie not to miss. Continue reading »

Sep 152015
 

This shop and my ideas for a backyard safari have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions and tiger sightings are mine alone. #FuelTheirAdventures #CollectiveBias

Bubbles has a lot of different interests, but one that hasn’t waned since she was even just a few months old is her interest in animals.  She’s curious about their habitats, what they eat, what they liked to do, and more.  So we read a lot of animal-themed books and then I try and come up with projects or activities to tie in to reinforce the learning (and fun).

Easy DIY Safari-Themed Lunch Bags for your backyard safari adventure!

One idea I came up with recently would be for us to have a backyard safari.  We don’t exactly have a savanna or jungle behind our house but I thought we could do a few fun things.  Here are some suggestions for your own backyard safari. Continue reading »

Jan 152015
 

Just thinking about Jake & The Neverland Pirates the fun theme song pops into my mind.  Sometimes a song getting in your head like that isn’t a great thing, but when it’s Jake it’s awesome.  It puts a little bounce in your step and a smile on your face.

Disney Junior's Jake and the Neverland Pirates Battle for the Book - comes with a fun (free!) checkerboard bandana game and tokens right in the case.

Jake and his friends are characters we really enjoy.  In fact the LeapFrog LeapTV Disney Jake and The Never Land Pirates game has become Bubbles very favorite to play on our LeapTV. And, of course, we watch on Disney Junior. Continue reading »

Jan 062015
 

This shop and my Disney Frozen potty chart have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PUBigKid #CollectiveBias

Bubbles has been “in the process” of potty training for awhile now.  We’ve had a lot of success in certain areas; she’s been nighttime potty trained for probably a year and always goes potty first thing in the morning.  It’s the rest of the day where we have had a few challenges.

Potty Training with Elsa & Anna + a free printable Disney Frozen potty chart! #PUBigKid

The main challenge being that Bubbles doesn’t like to miss out on anything.  If we leave the room to go potty, we might miss the family of rabbits in the backyard or her favorite song might come on.  Or worse still in her mind, she’d have to miss a few minutes of playtime.  None of that is worth taking two minutes for a potty break. Continue reading »