Tuesday, August 24, 2010

5 of My Family's Favorite Family Time Ideas

These are just a few of the things that my son and me like to take part in as a family.

1. Playing Board Games - Whether we are playing together, with friends, or even by ourselves, my family just loves board games.

2. Making S'mores - Nothing beats the fun of roasting marshmallows on a beautiful summer's evening with your family. And then turning them into yummy S'mores. Definitely a perfect way to gather up the family for an sweet evening of stories and fun.

3. Having a Movie Night - On those cold winter nights, my son and I love to cuddle up on the sofa with a cup of warm hot chocolate and a good movie. Even at 8 years old he is always on the go so movie night is special.

4. Building with Lego's - With my son being a huge Lego fan, we love to work together to build the big sets. That way we can accomplish our goal much quicker and what better way to teach teamwork.

5. Camping - We are definitely a family of campers. It certainly is a great way to get away and enjoy the beauty of the nature that surrounds us. Whether it be a family camping trip, a trip with my son's Cub Scout Troop, or just setting up the tent in the backyard, there is just something memorable about camping.

I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and LEGO blogging program, making me eligible to get a prize pack. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Helping to Make a Difference with Elmer’s Virtual Bag It Forward

Do you want to be a part of something big. Then why not participate in Elmer’s Virtual Bag It Forward. For every blog post written, Elmer's will donate $10 to Adopt-A-Classroom, up to $10,000.

As a single mom, I know how difficult it can be to provide the things that your child needs for school. So even though this is just a virtual bag of school supplies, I'm donating my bag to Angie over at A Simple Kinda Life. From one single mom to another, I know the struggle. Love ya girlie! : )

HOW CAN YOU JOIN? It’s easy.

  • Participate in the Elmer’s Virtual Bag It Forward and by giving away a virtual bag of school supplies and creating a blog post with specific rules described below.
  • Elmer’s will donate up to $10,000 to Adopt-A-Classroom.
  • You can give as many virtual bags as you want.
  • The Elmer’s Virtual Bag It Forward will officially begin at 12 AM EST on July 22, 2010 and end at 12 PM EST on August 12, 2010. Blog posts submitted to us before or after that time period will not be counted.
  • The blog post link has to be submitted in the comment section below for your participation to be counted.
  • In addition copy and paste the following text into your blog post:


  • Copy and paste these rules into your blog post.
  • Create a blog post giving a “virtual bag of school supplies” to other bloggers or write about your Back to School shopping trip at Walmart.
  • Link back to the person who gave you a bag of school supplies.
  • Let each person you are giving a virtual bag of school supplies know you have given them a bag.
  • Leave your link in the Elmer’s Virtual Bag It Forward comment section. You can also find the official rules of this virtual #bagitforward program there.
  • Elmer’s is donating $10 for each blog participating in the Virtual Bag It Forward Donation to Adopt-A-Classroom (up to total of $10,000 for blog posts written by August 12, 2010).
  • Please note that only one blog post per blog url will count towards the donation.

Disclosure: I was not compensated in any way, shape, or form for this post. Posting to help out and to make a difference in the life of someone else.

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