Category Archive:indoor outdoor activities

Groupon Has Great Deals On ‘Good For Kids ‘ Classes and Activities Near You ( Momimhar posted on September 14th, 2016 )

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

If you are a mom like me who’s always on the lookout for engaging activities for children to enjoy all year round, let’s high five!  You see, keeping our kids busy on the activities they love to do is beneficial to their development because, not only they gain self-confidence but also, they learn how to socialize.

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When my darling K turned 3, I started looking for an activity that might interest her.  I enrolled her to ballet classes.  Searching for dance schools wasn’t easy for me.  I asked for recommendations from my mom friends.  There was one close to our town but the registration fee was so expensive.  I bumped into Groupon.com and looked around their website and found some good Good For Kids health and fitness, and classes.  The locations were ideal and they offered discounts on classes with Groupon coupons.  Since my darling daughter was interested in gymnastics, I enrolled her in a gymnastics school and availed the discounted price listed on Groupon.  Not only K enjoyed the gymnastics classes.  She’s also learning about balance, composure, posture, and teamwork.

I was a happy mom since I found Groupon.com.  I like their site because of so many great deals – not only on kids activities but also on dining and shopping.  Every now and then,  I check for Nordstrom coupons on shoes and apparels on their site, too.  You can also follow them on social for updates at:

Now that the Holidays are fast approaching, start checking out Groupon.com now.  🙂

 

Parenting Challenge: Be Firm ( Momimhar posted on June 2nd, 2016 )

My darling daughter is growing fast that I am almost not aware that she will be in Kindergarten this year.  Oh how I adore her being so sweet and smart.  Sometimes, but not very often, she is testing the length of my patience.  Like what happened during our vacation in the Philippines two months ago.

My niece and nephew.

My niece and nephew enjoying a night’s swim.

It was a very fine evening at the Sabin Resort Hotel.  My siblings and their kids were with us spending the weekend to swim and have fun since it’s summer vacation and the school is out.  My niece and nephews were swimming that night.  K saw them in the pool and she asked me that she wanted to join them.  I said no.  Because as you know, she already get in the pool around 4:00 P.M. and I told her that if she go swim, she’s not gonna go night swimming with her cousins after dinner.  I asked her twice if she really want to go ahead and swim without her cousins.  She said yes.  Okay.  So I let her because she insisted, and she agreed she won’t get in the pool again after dinner.

When she’s done swimming, we had dinner with the family at the resort’s restaurant.  After about an hour, my niece and nephews went ahead and swim in the pool.  K saw them having lots of fun – splashing and chasing each other.  But kids are kids, you know.  K was jealous.  She came to me and asked if she can go in the swimming pool and join her cousins.  “See.  They’re having lots of fun,” she said.  I reminded her about our agreement.  I told her that we talked about that earlier.  Calmly, I recalled everything to her.  But of course, K gave me that sweet-begging-kind of look on her face.  It was precious but I have to be firm.

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She really wanted to go in the pool.

She said, “I will just sit down on the edge of the pool and feel the water on my feet.”

I said, “Not even that one.”

See our kids sometimes play tricks on us.  If we give in, we lose.  They will think that we don’t have one word.  We have to be firm on what we agreed on.  It is part of good discipline.

I am glad that my daughter didn’t fuss on that. She knew her boundaries there.  To take her attention away from the swimming cousins, I suggested we leave the pool and take a walk towards the seawall.  And guess what, we found a treasure.  A hair tie. 🙂

Blue hair tie. Finders keepers. :)

Blue hair tie. Finders keepers. 🙂

Hot Air Balloon Glow Fest ( Momimhar posted on November 9th, 2015 )

Barrel ride.  That red balloon is mine. :)

Barrel ride. That red balloon is mine. 🙂

Obstacle course bounce house.

Obstacle course bounce house.

On a roll!

On a roll!

Hot air balloons.

Hot air balloons.

Summer Is Not Over Yet ( Momimhar posted on October 11th, 2015 )

Beautiful day to be out in the backyard playing in the pool.

Beautiful day to be out in the backyard playing in the pool.

Although October is here but it’s a hot weekend here in Texas.  Summer is not over yet for us here.  That’s good I guess because my darling daughter enjoys the outdoors so much.  One weekend she asked me if she can play in her pool in the backyard.  Of course, she had to bring all her bath toys out with her.  🙂 After I filled up the pink pool I bought from Walmart for $8.00 last year, I sprayed some sunscreen all over DD.  I used Banana Boat Baby Sunscreen Spray on her because it’s non-sticky and non-greasy.

And just look at that little girl.  She asked for her Scoobydoo umbrella after a while. Ah, toddlers.  😀

National Night Out Promotes Year-Round Community Safety Awareness ( Momimhar posted on October 7th, 2015 )

“I had so much fun!” K told me when we were in the car pulling out of the Baptist Church parking lot last night.  We went to town for the 2015 National Night Out celebration.  National Night Out is an annual event uniquely designed to promote year-round crime prevention, strengthen the police-community cooperation against crime, and build strong community safety awareness.  Sponsors gave reading materials for everyone to read and small favors for everybody, too.

As soon as we got there at the Olde City Park in Downtown Wylie, where the event was holding, I let K try riding on the pony. I saw it has a long line so we started there because they might load the ponies back to their trailers when it gets dark.  K enjoyed the ride.  She said it was her favorite part in the event.  Next she got to pet the goats and the sheep.  She liked that so much that she went there and fed them after a while again.  K was happy to know that there was a mini-petting zoo because she enjoyed petting the goats last year.

Pony ride.

Pony ride.

Feeding the goat.

Feeding the goat.

I enjoy these kinds of community events.  There is people interaction and learning.  There are fun activities for kids and adults include:

  • bounce house
  • games in every booth
  • face painting
  • petting zoo
  • fire trucks
  • K9 Demo
  • SWAT Team
  • free food
  • music
  • pony rides
  • fireworks
Fireworks 2015 Texas National Night Out

Fireworks 2015 Texas National Night Out

And fireworks display concluded the 2015 National Night Out in Downtown Wylie, Texas.  To learn more about the National Night Out please click here.

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