Want a hassle free kite for your children minus a tangled reel?

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Then check out Castakite!

In one word wow! This kite is nothing like I have ever seen!

Easy to use for ages 6 & up, with a reel versus spindle, making tangled lines a thing of the past!

Just open the package and fly! It comes already assembled with a 24″ diamond kite, as well as high quality string. ~LOVE this!

As you all know I adore finding fun items, and this is a MUST for summer!

Just go to www.castakite.com or call 800-297-KITE!

Take it from a Mom Who is keeping our Castakite in our car! Happy flying!

Want to teach your children how to plant from an apartment to a house?

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Then head to your local nursery, or shop online!

Planting with your children as early as two is so rewarding!

Watching something grow from a seed to a small plant is so exciting for children! It teaches so many skills, and can be done in any environment!

First discuss with your child the choices that they can choose from and why.

For example, our son wanted to grow coconuts, and it is not possible where we live on the East Coast. We then had a discussion about climates, which brought on many interests of other countries.

Next plan out where you would like to plant like in the backyard, on a terrace, in flower pots, etc.

I absolutely love Melissa & Doug’s Gardening Tote Sets that come with a basic set of tools! They also sell larger shovels, watering cans, a hoe, and adorable sprinklers separately.

Some gardening ideas are to use flower boxes, wine crates, stack different size plastic or terra-cotta flower pots, use old rain boots for single plants, a wagon, a wooden plastic table, or a sand or water table.

Children can make markers with large popsicle sticks, then spray clear lacquer to prevent the lettering from washing away.

Stepping stones are fun to make in outdoor gardens, as well as birdhouses. Most craft stores sell both items, as well as Amazon.

A great website for Organic & Non GMO seeds and plants is, www.organicseedpeople.com which has it all!

Some of my favorite things to plant are strawberries, raspberries, grape tomatoes, peppers, basil, & mint.

This year we are going to plant bib lettuce & string beans to have an edible garden on our terrace!

Take your children to a local farm or farmers market to get some ideas, as well as have them a part of the process. Going to the nursery or ordering materials online, this project will be a memorable one! And who knows, your picky eater might eat something that they grew!

Take it from a Mom who loves teachable & special moments with her children, & so will you!

Want to do something amazing with the kids this Easter & Spring?

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Then head to Rockefeller Center in New York City to see the Faberge’ outdoor exhibit finale!

More than 260 eggs were hidden in the five boroughs which were decorated by various artists and fashion designers.

Sponsored by world renowned Faberge’, this large egg hunt was open to the public, & the eggs will be auctioned off for various charities.

What better way to see art outdoors, and one exhibit in which your children will adore! Perfect for any age, there are so many eye catching & unique designs.

If you are not able to go, then head to www.store.metmuseum.org for a guide, “Faberge’ presents The Big Egg Hunt New York” (6.00) to share with your children!

For more information on Instagram & Twitter @TheBigEggHuntNY and on facebook.com/thebigegghunt.com, and #TheBigEggHuntNY.

Next year I bet that our decorated Easter eggs will be more detailed after this fab exhibit!

Take it from a Mom Who loves sharing fun cultural things to do with kids during Spring break!

Looking for fun ride on toys for ages 1 & up?

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Then check out the Plasma Bike for ages 1+, and the Plasma Car for ages 3+!

I love toys that promote learning or exercise skills, and these two certainly do just that!

What I love about the Plasma Bike is that it teaches toddlers balancing, which is a great skill. This will prepare them for bike riding, and some children who use balance bikes have an easier time learning to ride a bike!

PlaSmart Inc is well known for the Plasma Car which is a fab gift for ages 3+ and up to 225lbs, which even adults can use! Also it is great exercise for upper body muscles, for the car moves by turning the handles in a twisting motion.

Both the Plasma Bike & Plasma Car can be used indoors too, just not on rugs. It is lightweight, and is small enough to fit in the car.

Take it from a Mom Who loves watching her kids race down the street on their Plasma Cars and you will too!

Want to do something one with nature with your children?

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Then take them to a local bird sanctuary, or nature trail!

Every season we take our children to observe nature & those animals who inhibit that area.

We pack a few bottles of H20, a snack, hand wipes & bird food, then venture off for an amazing experience!

In our fast paced everyday lives, it is important to appreciate what lives amongst us.

From a variety of different sounds, to exquisite flowers & trees, taking a moment to take it all in with your children is priceless!

When a small bird lands on the palm of your hand, you can only for one moment feel like, “Snow White”, lol!

From infant to adult, taking a nature walk is a must, & a moment in which your children will forever remember… Just you, & the world around them!

Take it from a Mom Who loves to take time to teach her children to appreciate the little things in life!

Want a fab beach or pond aquarium for your children?

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Then pick up, “Beach Aquarium Catch & Release” fishbowl!

A month ago I was at the 5c & 10c store in Sag Harbour, New York & found this amazing find!

A plastic aerated fish bowl, with a floating handle, lightweight, that could be taken to the beach or pond!

Our children love our summers at the beach, as well as finding hermit crabs, fish, frogs & fireflies.

So what better & humane way to capture these creatures right? ~LOVE this!

Teaching your children about nature is so important for their development, & releasing them is just as important too!

This product is perfect for children ages 2+, and will be a sure hit this Summer!

Matermindtoys.com sells this item too, @ $10, which makes a fab gift for children, or as a party favor!

Happy exploring with your children!

Take it from a Mom Whose children captured frogs & fish this weekend!

Want a fun paddle game for indoor & outdoor use?

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Then check out the, “Hit Mit”!

It’s paddle ball to the next level, lightweight, waterproof, for all ages, & can be used anywhere!

The Hit Mit comes in six colors, has a travel pouch with three balls, & has openings on either mit, for both hands.

What I love, is that it is made out of EVA foam, which is soft, & floats in the water!

For retailers, go to www.thehitmit.com.

Enjoy another fab indoor/outdoor toy for all!

Take it from a Mom Who had a ball @ the beach today, & so will you!

Want to put a smile on your child’s face this Summer?

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Then head to your local carnival, boardwalk or an amusement park!

From toddlers to teens, heading out for a night of fun with your family is priceless!

Every Summer we try to go to a local carnival, & meet friends every year at an amusement park by the beach.

The smiles, laughter & photos that are captured are priceless!

From rides to games, to fun treats, your children will have a blast!

Some parks give discounted rates for large groups, so get your friends together for a night of fun!

Take it from a Mom Who overcame her fear of roller coasters this weekend!

Want a great outdoor ball for the beach or outdoors?

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Then head to www.HearthSong.com!

I love finding fun & unique things for our children, & these outdoor giant balls, are a sure hit for all ages!

Check out the Incred-a-Ball, The Playball, Y’all Balls & lastly the GBOP Jr., for your children.

These fun inflatable balls range in size from 32″- 63″, & come in fun colors too.

Hearth Song sells an electronic pump which is a must, for you can inflate & deflate these in a snap! ~LOVE this!

Whether playing solo, or with friends, children will flock to these balls!

What better way for your children to run in the great outdoors all year long!

Take it from a Mom Who Knows all about fun!

Want to know MomWhoKnows beach must have’s?

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Then head to Amazon.com for my pics!

Every summer we head to the beach, & I find great new things to bring & do with our children.

My faves are:

1.) Melissa & Doug sand toys, they have such fun varieties for girls & boys.

2.) Rubber Ducky Sunscreen, the best of the best, & the ONLY sunscreen that I have found that is waterproof for 8 hours. I have been using this product for over 7 years! (Solrx were the pioneers of putting good ingredients in their sunscreen!)

3.) California Baby Sunscreen stick I love for under the eyes, nose, & shoulders. It works as a barrier for those areas that get the most sun!

4.) Melissa & Doug’s Sunny patch water bottle. I fill it with mostly ice cubes & water. I use this to cool off the kids when it is hot, or for when the saltwater burns their eyes!

5.) Kites are so much fun @ the beach. My fave is made by Manhattan Kids, which is on a stick, so there are no tears with tangled strings!

6.) Coastal Solutions Jellyfish Squish is a great spray to have if our child is stung by a jelly fish. Spray the area & use a credit card to break the stingers away!

7.) A large fishing net is so much fun for the kids to use at the beach or the bay. Watching them catch minnows, or other sea life is priceless!

8.) The most durable shovel is made by the company Toysmith. We buy them in the same color, so no one fights over a different color!

9.) Sport Brella umbrella is my fave, because it can be used at the beach, picnics or sporting events!

10.) Crayola washable paints & paintbrushes are great for painting shells or rocks @ the beach! As early as 2, your child will love this craft at the beach!

11.) I always keep a Sharpie marker in my beach bag, to label all our sand toys, items, waters & snacks to prevent issues.

12.) Me4Kidz mini first aide kits are a must in your beach bag! You never know when a boo boo will happen!

13.) Pre packaged individual snacks are a must! They may be more expensive, but there is nothing worse then a soggy snack when a large bag is opened @ the beach all day!

14.) Change of clothes for the car is perfect to prevent shivers with the AC, a rash, or a wet car/booster seat!

15.) The Sand Off Towel is filled with powder for easy removal for sandy feet!

16.) Smart Water! Freeze a few bottles, & bring lots of water! Dehydration is not fun, & this water has no sugar, just electrolytes which is perfect!

17.) Frozen fruit is a perfect snack for the beach! I Slice watermelon, cantaloupe, & grapes, then freeze them the night before. ~Delish!

18.) XL beach blanket is perfect for the entire family! Lands End at Sears & KMart sell them.

19.) Beach chairs with cup holders prevent spills & tears. BJ’s Costco, & Target have great selections. Adult size chairs are perfect for 2 children to fit on!

20.) Munchkin Safety Duck Tub or small pools are perfect for babies & toddlers to cool off!

Enjoy!

Take it from a Mom Who Knows a thing or too about the beach!