Jump Start Your Child’s Reading in August? try a Read-a-Thon

milan book list

Need and idea how to jump start your child’s summer reading in August? You may want to try a ‘Read-a-Thon’. This is my 7 year old’s July Read-a-Thon Book List. He gets very excited every time he is able to add another title to his list. 4 family members are sponsoring him for the month of July. This ‘Read-a-Thon’ has kept my little guy on track for summer reading.

He is a ‘lefty’ so any writing practice we do is a bonus.


TEACHERS: Free Colgate Kit for EACH Student (includes toothbrush & More)


Calling Kindergarten -1st Grade Teachers (First off thank you all!!)

Secondly, I came across this cool program for K-1st Grade classrooms, head to Colgate for FREE Bright Smiles Bright Futures Kit for your classroom. Click on the appropriate link and complete the registration form. Then, in February 2015, you will then receive:

  • video
  • posters
  • storybooks
  • curriculum
  • parent take-homes
  • Colgate Kid’s toothbrush and toothpaste samples for each student


thanx Freebieshark and Hip2save

Haagen Dazs Ice Cream Recall

Haagen Dazs Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is being Recalled!! This favor has been mislabeled and is in fact  Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream. This can be very bad those with a peanut allergy as there is no warnings on the package saying it contains peanuts.

10 Things to Do with Kids in Monterey, CA

10 Things to do In Monterey CA with kids

10 Things to Do with Kids in Monterey, CA

I love Monterey. I came across this blog that had a very nicely put together list. I have done everything on this list except #9, and looking forward to trying it. Enjoy Monterey this summer with your kids.

*Lover’s Point Beach (in Pacific Grove) which is just next door to Monterey is my favorite beach to go to at low tide.

Thanx: kidsactivityblog


22 FREE Parks with Water Features in the East and North Bay, CA


Picture: Howarth Park- Santa Rosa

12 Great Parks to Splash Around this Summer, most of these parks are free. I have been to a few but Howarth Park is by far the best. Whenever we travel to Santa Rosa we stop at this park. It is FREE, Huge, Clean and SOOO Much Fun! It also has farm animals to see and parking is FREE.

This park also has many attractions for kids that require $:

  •  carousal
  • pony rides
  • train ride
  • bounce house
  • Click here for prices

The nice thing about this park is you can’t see many of the $ attractions from the huge play area and water park. You can get away with just doing the wonderful FREE things w/out your child knowing there are other attractions. The exception would be the train, you can hear the bell and see it from a part of the park by the swings.

thanx  redtricycle

 There is another notable good splash park in Pleasanton, CA. I have been to Tennis Water Complex with my kids many times, huge play area.
Here is a list of 10 FREE Parks with Water Features in the East Bay


FREE Summer Fishing Days (no fishing license required)!!! Take em’ Fishing!

me fishing liv fish
Me fishing in AK                                My daughter fishing (she caught one that day)

National Fishing and Boating Week, a national celebration of fishing and boating, takes place the first week of June every year. It also is when most state’s offer their Free Fishing Days

Each state has a different FREE Fishing Days, check your state’s days HERE

California’s Free Fishing days are: 7/5/14/ AND 9/6/14

We are a fishing are a fishing family. From commercial fishing, fly fishing guide in AK and just fishing for fun, we love to fish.

Thanx KrazycouponLady

Buy 1 Get 1 FREE LEGOLAND Ticket w/ LEGO Purchase


Did you know can receive a FREE LEGOLAND Ticket with ANY LEGO purchase from a LEGO Store!! Here is how it works:

Receive a FREE LEGOLAND Ticket offer w/ any LEGO purchase. Receive a FREE Ticket with Full paid ticket to LEGOLAND® parks or LEGOLAND Discovery Centers!

Receive this offer with any LEGO® purchase

  • LEGOLAND® California Resort’s LEGO Chima Water Park – NEW 2014!
  • LEGOLAND Florida’s World of Chima – NOW OPEN!
  • LEGO Chima 4D Movie at all LEGOLAND Parks and LEGOLAND Discovery Centers


Offer valid May 12 – June 30, 2014 or while supplies last. This offer is not valid at the LEGO stores at Downtown Disney® in Orlando, FL, Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, CA, and Quebec LEGO store locations.

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