Can you believe it’s almost time for the kids to head back to school? It’s true. I’ve been busy buying school clothes and supplies for the past few weeks. Our school requires a graphing calculator, so I bought one of those. Speaking of gadgets, I’ve also been testing out the Fire Kids Edition Tablet. It’s not really for school, but the device will come in handy during the school year. BTW, don’t let the words “Kids Edition” fool you. This Fire Kids Edition is a real Amazon tablet.
Father’s Day is just around the corner. I’m hoping to chill out with the kids and grill a fresh pizza or two next Sunday. That’s right, you can grill a pizza instead of baking it in the oven. It’s a new grilling trick I learned recently. My co-workers have told me about cooking their pizza in a smoker before, but I have never tried it until this past weekend. I made it easy on myself by purchasing a couple of take and bake pizzas. BTW, I will be compensated for this post on my dad blog for writing about Papa Murphy’s and their Father’s Day giveaway. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review. #DadMoments #EGGhead4Life #sponsored
Santa’s Little Helpers are at our house. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment sent my two youngest kids some t-shirts, hats, and ornaments. Aren’t my little helpers cute? As you can see in the photos on this page, Santa’s Little Helpers have been helping around the house. I think they’ve made Santa’s nice list this year. BTW, Santa’s Little Helper is available now on DVD and Digital HD — just in time for the holidays.
I have a practical giveaway for dads and moms with kids still in diapers. Thanks to Huggies, I’m giving away their improved Little Movers Diapers on my dad blog. According to the press material, Huggies has upgraded their line of Huggies Little Movers to facilitate movement and help all babies thrive. Increased movement builds stronger muscles, bones and can even support brain development. We all want that for our children, don’t we? Of course we do.
Can you believe it’s almost time for the kids to head back to school? I can’t either. Summers are way too short. Speaking of back to school, I have a tip for parents — label all clothing, sports equipment and other personal belongings your kids bring to school, camp, sports leagues, day care, and other places. Labels, such as the ones from Label Daddy, keep your kids stuff from getting lost or mixed up with others. Right now you can even save 20% on Label Daddy labels for Back to School. Just use the promo code USFAMILY20 at checkout. According to the press material, Label Daddy is the number one solution for labeling your belongings.
Looking for something to do with the kids this summer? Here’s an idea: bowling. Thanks to the Kids Bowl Free program, your children can almost bowl for free. By almost, I mean they can bowl two games for free each day. However, shoe rental is not included. Most bowling centers will charge their standard rate for shoes. But if you’re lucky, your bowling center will have unlimited shoe rental summer passes for sale.
School is over for my kids. It’s time for their summer break. They have 11 weeks of summer vacation. Can you believe that? I only get two weeks off at work every year. Not fair. Not fair at all. Anyway, if you’re looking for an inexpensive activity this summer, Regal’s Summer Movie Express starts this week. Admission to their Summer Movie Express movies is only a dollar. The films are not first-fun movies, but they are aimed at kids and a dollar per movie is a great deal. In addition, a portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.
Summer is just around the corner. Now would be a good time to sign up for one of the Harlem Globetrotter Summer Basketball Clinics. They will take place in Austin, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New York / New Jersey, Orange County, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, and Washington DC. And thanks to US Family Guide, you can get $10 off with the promo code USFAMILY when you register for a basketball clinic. You better hurry because space is limited.
Shout! Factory Kids and Hasbro Studios sent me the new My Little Pony DVD for review on my dad blog. I’ve seen the toys at the store, but I’ve never seen the Little Pony TV shows before. I watched all four films on the two-disc set. It’s pretty much what I expected — an animated show featuring cute and colorful ponies. What I didn’t expect was that my three youngest kids (ages four to ten) would all enjoy the shows — even the boys. According to my oldest son (age ten), he was bored out of his mind. But that’s not what I saw. Don’t worry, son. I won’t tell your friends. My Little Pony: Classic Movie Collection is available now on DVD. It has a list price of $14.93, but you can currently purchase it on Amazon for $13.44.