10 Best Baby Walkers

baby pushing walker outside

If you know anything about babies, you know that it doesn’t take long until they want to be on the go. Sure, they just lay there and look cute when they’re born, but soon enough they’ll start rolling, sitting, crawling, …

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How to Make Make-Ahead Freezer Smoothies

My son loves those Jamba Juice and Yoplait frozen smoothie mixes you can buy in the frozen section. However, it’s been awhile since I’ve seen a screaming deal for those, so I decided, “hey – why not make my own?”

I once saw a great tip for prepping freezer smoothies in a magazine using ice cube trays to freeze yogurt! I decided to put my own spin on this idea.

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • Yogurt (I used a 32 tub to save on cost)
  • Frozen or Fresh Fruit
  • Bananas
  • Freezer Bags
  • Ice Cube Trays
  • Orange Juice, Milk, or Non-Dairy Milk

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Microsoft: FREE Summer Camps for Kids (STEM, Coding, and More)!

Microsoft is offering free summer camps for kids ages 8 and over. While these events are free, you will need to register your children online. Some classes are geared for a particular age group, and not all classes will be offered at all locations.

Here are the details about some of the various free summer camps and workshops they are offering for 2019.

Schedules and offerings will vary from store to store. Locate your store’s schedule for times, dates, and to register.

Harry Potter Creative Coding Workshops

Ages: 6 and up and 8 and up (be sure to select the class that’s appropriate for your child’s age)

Description: This is a foundational workshop on computer science and coding. Children will use the Harry Potter Cano Coding Kit. According to the course description, “Participants will follow simple steps with drag-and-drop code blocks and create Harry Potter spells with their wands.”

Duration: Two hours

Additional Notes: My store is offering this workshop as “autism friendly” on one of the dates.

Gaming Summer Camp

Ages: 8 and up

Description: According to the course description, participants will develop “positive life skills like teamwork, communication, and resilience via group discussions and unplugged activities. Each session features a fun competitive gaming team tournament with Rocket League that helps reinforce the camp’s learning objectives and puts gaming skills to the test.”

Duration: Four day camp with 2 hour sessions each

MakeCode Arcade Camp

Ages: 8 and up

Description: Iorking on the game from home.

Duration: Four day camp with 2 hour sessions each

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Mabel’s Labels: 30% off Custom Medical Tags, Allergy Alert Labels for Kids + Free Shipping

It’s been awhile since I mentioned Mabel’s Labels, but I noticed they are running a great sale right now I wanted to let you know about. Through April 30th only, you can save 30% on custom medical tags, kids’ medical labels and kids’ safety bracelets! The savings is reflected automatically at checkout (there’s no coupon code to enter) and you’ll enjoy free shipping in the US, no minimum purchase required!

Here are a few of the things that I’m finding:

Custom Medical Tags$14.70 (reg. $21)

You’ll receive 6 custom, metal medical tags that are durable and waterproof. Affix them to your child’s luggage, backpacks, lunchboxes, and more.  You can include up to 4 lines of alert text, plus your child’s name and contact details.

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