"Go outside and have fun!" Come home when the street lights come on.

Go outside and play!

Do you remember the “good old days” when you were told first thing in the morning to “go outside and play” and you played with your friends until the street lights came on? Go outside, play and have fun with your kids! Before you know it they are going to be grown and living on their own and you won’t have the opportunity any more.

Exercise Your Brain with SmartGames

Exercise Your Brain with SmartGames

Yesterday I had the opportunity to host a fun SmartGames game night through Tryazon. Tryazon sent us samples of three SmartGames: Ghost Hunters, IQ XOXO, and Busy Bugs. We invited some friends over and everyone grabbed a game to try. Since all the games were one player games we timed each round for 10 minutes and then swapped. Everyone had a great time learning the games. Ghost Hunters ended up being the favorite of the night! But we had fun playing them all. About SmartGames SmartGames utilizes skills ranging from spatial insight to pattern recognition, while improving your problem solving abilities and your memory. Each SmartGame is carefully designed and produced using quality materials that last. Challenges are divided into 4 or 5 levels of difficulty. And with so many included challenges, each …

The Lazy Mom’s Guide to Party Planning - My Mommy Brain

The Lazy Mom’s Guide to Party Planning

Disclosure: I am part of the BJ’s Wholesale Club Blogger Ambassador program. The following is a sponsored post. Although I was supplied products and/or compensated for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I only recommend products or services I believe in, and use myself. I have a confession. I hate planning birthday parties. Coming up with a clever theme, all the researching, organizing, Pinterest-ing and the feelings of inadequacy that brings! Then all the shopping, baking, goody bag making… it’s all too much for a lazy mom like me. I’d rather spend my time with the girls doing fun things like exploring the many Charlotte area festivals and events! Not to mention I’m cheap! I know it’s less work, but I don’t want to spend the money to have a party outside of our …

Mother's Day at the Aquarium

Mother’s Day at the Aquarium

Because my husband had to work on Mother’s Day (he is the Clubhouse Manager at a local country club and Mother’s Day is one of their biggest events of the year) it was up to me to plan something if I wanted to get out of the house. Since moving to the Charlotte area, we haven’t ventured out much aside from a couple of trips to Carowinds and a local spring festival. So I was very excited when I was contacted to take a tour of the SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium. I was provided free entry to the aquarium, but was not compensated for this review, and the thoughts and opinions in this review are my own. When we walked into the mall I could see a line of people waiting …