Transitioning to School Night Bedtimes

Before summer comes to an end, it's a wise idea to start transitioning to school night bedtimes. Waiting until the last minute is usually stressful for everyone involved. That being said, here are a few suggestions to get you started. Honestly, it's probably easier than you anticipate.  School … [Read more...]

TOMY Soccerborg – Robot Soccer Fun! + Reader Giveaway

Whether you and your kids love to play soccer or just love to watch it on TV take a look at Soccerborg! It's a brand new innovative gaming experience from TOMY. We have been enjoying the World Cup and are ready to watch the final game this weekend, are you? It's such a fun way for the whole world to … [Read more...]

Entenmann’s Little Bites Hotel Transylvania 3 Ticket Offer + Reader Giveaway

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION is now in theaters everywhere! To celebrate in collaboration with Sony Pictures Animation, Entenmann’s® is has launched a frightfully fun promotion. Entenmann’s® Little Bites® are the perfect pre-portioned pouches of delicious baked snacks made with real … [Read more...]

How to Host a Kids’ Ice Cream Social

Summer isn't summer without ice cream! As the saying goes... I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! While the entire season is the perfect time for this frozen threat, there is even a special day devoted to it with #NationalIceCreamDay on July 15. In honor of the sweet stuff, we put … [Read more...]

Hotel Transylvania 3 Printable Activity Sheets

The fun family film HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION (rated PG) is now in theaters everywhere! For lots more in-depth information about the movie, be sure to visit our other posts here (like our Hotel Transylvania 3-themed Entenmann's giveaway) and over at ThriftyJinxy.com where we have an … [Read more...]

Tennis for Kids: What You Need to Get Started

I love tennis, but it wasn’t love at first sight for my kids. Tennis rules and terminology can be confusing and frustrating at first. Besides, tennis is hard, and it takes awhile to play well enough to have a satisfying game. At first, when I suggested tennis, I got whines and protests. But I … [Read more...]

Harvey Street Kids Coming to Netflix this Friday!

Get ready for Harvey Street Kids, a fun female-driven comedy series coming to Netflix Friday, June 29th! The names of the main characters of the show - Audrey, Dog and Lotta, might clue you in that they are based on the classic Harvey Comics characters Little Audrey, Little Lotta and Little Dot, but … [Read more...]

INCREDIBLES 2 Printable Activity Sheets: Coloring Pages, Recipes and More

The family film INCREDIBLES 2 (rated PG) is now in theaters everywhere! For lots more in-depth information about the movie, be sure to visit us over at ThriftyJinxy.com where we have an Incredibles 2 Spoiler Free Review and interviews with the cast. We absolutely LOVE this movie and just can't get … [Read more...]

Connect Through Art with Drawn Together by Minh Lê

My kids are much more artistic than I am. They love to draw and paint (if given access to paints)...sometimes on surfaces they're not supposed to. ;) For the past couple years their grandparents have given them drawing pads, crayons, and colored pencils as birthday and Christmas gifts because my … [Read more...]

Easy Rainbow Fish Craft

When my daughter was little, she would ask me to read to her ALL.THE.TIME! And honestly, I didn't mind a bit. I just love to read to my kids! I would read to her at nap time and bed time and so many other times during the day. One of her all time favorite books was The Rainbow Fish by Marcus … [Read more...]