2019 Summer Fun Guide

SprinJene Natural Toothpaste

Your children have to brush their teeth every day. They get ready for school, and before they head out the door, they will brush their teeth. We as parents want what is best for our children, and that includes the products we use. I know that natural options are always preferable, especially what is put in your child’s mouth. With SprinJene Natural Toothpaste, you can choose natural that is gluten-free and vegan! They have fluoride and non-fluoride options. What you prefer, there is an option! Keep those teeth clean with a natural toothpaste. 

Available on SprinJene

Bee & You

So many of us want the best for our children. Natural products and not so many additives and chemicals being introduced to them. There are so many products out there that help build our children’s health that is not included with a long list of ingredients we can not pronounce. with Bee & You there are so many products for sore throat and snacks that will completely change your children’s and your life for the better. Incorporate high-quality items to your list of needs that are natural and help our families. 

Available at Bee&You

Jambo Book Club

As parents, we encourage our children to read books. Their little minds grow as they learn more and more. It can be hard to find enough books for our children. The hardest part may be finding diversity in age-appropriate books. With Jambo Book Club you can receive a wide range of multicultural books that great for them to read at their level. They do all of the work for you to have a wide range of engaging books for your children. This means you can just sit down and read with your children and know that each book is a new surprise to enjoy together. 

Available at Jambobooks

Bathtub Caddy & Laptop Bed Desk

This is a valuable tool our children can use. In my home, we do not have enough room for a desk in my daughter’s room. So instead she sits at the table, but that can become hectic with her older sister. When she needs quiet time, the best place for her to be is in the quiet of her room. With this Bed Desk, she can set up her laptop and sit down to do her work. It is perfect for her to use. Another great option is when she wants to watch one of her lectures while sitting in the tub, she can set up her tablet and sit in the tub while learning. So many great options! For us, mom needs a few minutes to ourselves, I recommend using it with your kindle and catching up on your favorite shows! 

Available on Amazon

Premium Cheese Board & Utensils Gift Set

With the demands of getting your kids to school, their extracurricular activities, and homework, it can be hard to fit in much downtime. On the weekends or in the evenings it is important to take time for ourselves and our family. Take this time to set up a game night and get out a Cheese Board with all the utensils easily located and make some fantastic snacks. Enjoy your time with your kids with some conveniences! It is versatile with different choices in snacks. Though my kids are huge cheese fans! Have some downtime and snacks with your family. Quality time together is needed when y’all spend so much time away from home. 

Available on Amazon

Cotton Twill Hats

Hats are so important when it comes to back to school. My nephew running up and down the field playing soccer, and I need a hat. That sun is killer, and I don’t wear sunglasses often because I wear glasses and never get around to contacts or getting a pair of sunglasses with an RX. Regardless you can not go to any school outdoor event without a hat. This one is lightweight and breaths. I like its durability and the fact it protects my eyes from the sun. The curved visor is essential, nothing more annoying than having to shape one. It fits great and so comfortable. They come in great colors like Olive and Heathered Gray

Available on Bahadu

Psi Bands

I suffer from motion sickness, and it can be debilitating sometimes. Just going down the lazy river at water parks can cause me to to get motion sick. The biggest downside of all is that my daughters have inherited my motion sickness. So riding in vehicles like school buses can leave them feeling ill by the time they get to their destination. This would not help with their ability to focus and learn in that state of mind. With Psi Bands, they can get relief without any medications or just suffering until they feel better. I wish this were something I had when I was a kid. Luckily my children can get the relief they need to function better in everyday life. 

Available on PsiBands

Tiny Humans Read

Reading books is so essential for your little ones. I started reading to my daughters from almost the time they left the womb. This is an adorable book club meant just for your tiny humans. You can choose what kind of subscription you want for your child. You can choose between board books and pictures books. If you’re going to get real fancy, you can choose both! They deliver them around the 18th of the month. You and your little one can enjoy new books each month to read together! Let the excitement of reading come alive! 

Available on TinyHumansRead

MyCharge

In this day and age, portable chargers are a necessity. With after school activities and even some schools require learning on tablets. Your child will not always sit next to an outlet, and not all teachers allow them to also charge during class. So having a portable charger at their disposal. I don’t want my kids not having a charged phone when they need to call me from their after school activities. If they need something, I want to be just a phone call away. Not only that, it is super handy for myself when I have to rush off to watch a game and want to take video and pictures, but my phone is about dead. Don’t be caught off guard without a charge! 

Available at MyCharge

Endura Flap

The activities that surround back to school can be hard on your dog. They are inside longer and no one home to let them out. That is what makes Endura Flap so amazing! Your dog can let themselves out to go potty and play in the yard. Then they can go back inside and take a nap on the couch they know you don’t let them lay on. Pets are often overlooked during back to school because in a rush to get to school and work, they are left there alone after months of attention while their little humans were home. Keep them in mind and ensure you have fewer messes to clean up after being out all day. 

Available at EnduraFlap

Ryan’s World Far Out Toys

My daughters love watching youtube in their downtime. They enjoy Ryan’s World a lot. So after working hard, it is time to play harder! The evenings and weekends are a great time to unwind together. Why not try Head splat and Splash out from Far Out Toys? Get your kids and have some wacky fun together. With school and work taking up so much of your family’s time, make sure you take the time to engage with your kids doing fun things! 

Available at FarOutToys

dokiPal

I take the safety of my children pretty seriously. With dokiPal, that is one thing that helps me rest easy. I can call my younger children and can even monitor where they are from the ease of my phone right from the watch. With it, you can even see their activity levels! Make sure your children are moving enough on a day to day basis. Though I think the fact that your child can ask their dokiPal all sorts of questions would be a highlight for them. They can ask just about anything and get a response to it. As it is intended for children, you can rest easy knowing it will not answer any dirty questions. The bands come in blue and pink and are even water-resistant. It should keep a charge for about 48 hours so you won’t be always charging it. You can even add alarms to it to keep your children on task. I find this to be incredibly useful! 

Available on dokie

Reflect Lip Gloss Trio

It is always important to be mindful of the products we use. More importantly what our children use. I know my daughters are huge lip gloss fanatics. There are so many kinds that are just full of chemicals and I don’t like it is on my daughter’s mouth where she can ingest some of it unintentionally. These three lip glosses are made with natural and organic products. It is designed for young delicate skin. It is vegan and cruelty-free which my girls and I are all about cruelty-free products. The Trio is a great addition for a girls beauty routine! 

Available at C’est Moi

Dress with Lobster Print

This dress with lobster print is so cute! It has two materials jersey and voile. Then it has cute lobsters all over it and a mermaid lobster on the front. A fun unique print that is fun. My daughter loves unique outfits that are not like everyone else’s. Cute animals of all kinds are something she really enjoys. This dress is comfortable, cute, and great for almost every occasion. Fashion is important when going back to school and you want to make a splash, why not with lobsters? Speaking of splashes, you can’t go wrong with pool floats! While it is still warm make your downtime after school and on the weekends extra enjoyable. Your little one can enjoy it to float and relax after a hard week! 

Available on CatiminiUSA

Highlights Tracing Learning Pack

Perfect for ages 3-6 that prepares them for Preschool. Tracing is an important way for children to learn how to write. Teaches them stability while writing and how to manipulate a drawing tool with better details. This pack comes with 2 workbooks and one dry erase workbook. The best thing about the dry erase workbook is that once they have completed it you can just erase it and they can do it again. Help prepare your child best for school with this Tracing Learning Pack. 

Available on Highlights

STEM At Play POWER! Electricity Kit

The best way to learn is with a hands-on activity. Learning at play is so important for kids and with this kit, they can learn about electricity. They have circuits and everything needed to learn about the function of electricity. Get Sparky the robot to light up and have fun and not even realize you are learning. 

Available at hand2mind

STEM at play BUBBLES! Soap Making Lab Kit

STEM learning brings learning in with hands-on concepts of science. Doing these projects make kids feel empowered and learning with confidence. There are 8 different experiments to do with this kid. Learning how to make soap and include scents and colors. So much fun for your kids to learn and enjoy learning. Get to use their experiments and show pride in their work! Great way to learn and have fun at the same time. 

Available at hand2mind

EarthKind

With life being hectic with school, work, and after school activities, we don’t have a lot of time to focus on ridding our home of pests. I like so many other parents want pests to stay away, but we don’t necessarily want to kill them. I love natural deterrents for pests. I don’t want them dead but I don’t want them in my home. With EarthKind you can get rid of Mice, Moths, Spiders & Ants! It is such a great product to use for pest control. Good for your family and good for the little creature you want to stay out of your home! 

Available at EarthKind

Zip Pouch – Tiger Liquid Glitter

One thing that most kids always have with them is a pencil bag. It holds pencils, pens, chargers, erasers, and other random things like hair ties. I know most kids like items that are unique to their own personality. My girls are fans of goofy animals and glitter. This pouch is exciting and new and they can play with the glitter and house their school knick knacks stylishly. 

Available at Yoobi

Power Smokeless Grill

After a long day running the kids around and working, cooking is one of the last things we think about. Typically going for fast food so we don’t have to cook a complete meal. Though with the Power Smokeless Grill you can grill everything from the ease of your kitchen quickly and easily. No smoke in your kitchen, and deliciously grilled foods for your family. A much healthier and tastier option than hitting the drive-thru. 

Available at PowerSmokelessGrill

Air Warriors

 

The workload at school can be taxing sometimes, and we truly want our kids to be kids. So we should help them play hard after they work hard. The Agitator and Mutator are amazing choices! They work differently and makes them each unique. The Mutator comes with darts to shoot out and hit your target. The Agitator has clips you can put 10 darts in and clip and shoot. So much fun and a great way for kids to get active while playing. For me, I join in on the fun. Hours of entertainment for the entire family and great memories of their mom rolling around the yard and getting stuck in bushes trying to sneak up on them. 

Available at Target

MadeGood Chocolate Chip Granola Bar

When it comes to snacks my kids eat, I am particularly picky. I love as natural as I can get for them to put in their bodies. My youngest can not have gluten, so her list of snacks can be limited. With MadeGood Chocolate Chip Granola Bars they are made with gluten-free oats and delicious chocolate chips. It is a great after school snack to keep them going as they do their homework. Give them the delicious healthy snacks they deserve. 

Available at Amazon

The Call of The Wild and Free, and Be Kind

The Call of the Wild and Free: Reclaiming Wonder in Your Child’s Education is a great read for parents considering homeschooling. My oldest is homeschooled it works best for her. She enjoys the freedom and she can learn in almost any way that engages her mind. This is a great guide to make education a freeing experience. Be King: You Can Make the World a Happier Place! is a spectacular book for anyone over 5 to do different ways of being kind in person. Since we spend a lot of time engaging in screen time we need to learn the fundamentals of engaging in real life and doing kind things for one another. Sometimes things that seem like common sense are not, it is important we teach our kids how to be kind. 

Available on Amazon

Pix Mini

The first smart backpack for kids! This is a great backpack that helps with posture while wearing it. I know backpacks with all the things our kids have to carry around can be taxing on the back. Pix Mini helps to keep your kid upright. The pouch holds many things while maintaining its shape. Now the best part of this backpack is the fact it is customizable. Not just when you buy it, but you can change the design on it in a whim. Your kid can use an app to put different designs on their backpack. I think it is so much fun! If you are worried about it getting wet, don’t be it is water-resistant! Your kids can have the freedom to customize and load up their bag with the things they need and stay comfortable while carrying it around! 

Available on Kickstarter

Starlux Games

I love when my kids go outside and play. Hearing them yell and laugh with their friends really warms this mom’s heart. Though I don’t know about you, my kids are technologically advanced. So if it does not have a screen or light up, they are not as inclined as I was playing a game outside. Luckily with Starlux Games your kids can play Capture the Flag Redux outside! Run around and have an old favorite game turned into a new favorite with the way our kids are these days. Something I am in love with is Wizards and Werewolves! Such a fun unique game that has your kids outside engaging in much-needed activity and a new style game! Let the magic happen with new ways to play! 

Available on StarluxGames

The Learning Journey International

I am a huge advocate of learning from play. STEM learning is so important to our kids. They are learning without realizing they are because they are having so much fun! or kids ages 3+ try the Smart Learning Station for fun play! There are 5 fun games that will surely educate while entertaining your little one! Techno Gears Crazy Train is great for kids 6+. It encourages engineering and architectural learning for kids. Let their minds be engaged as they learn! 

Available on The Learning Journey International

Rose Defender Ring

Sending your kids off to college can be scary and exciting. One thing you always want to be sure of is that your daughter is prepared for just about anything. Rose Defender Ring can do just that! In this cute rose ring is a hidden knife. Nothing like having security in practicality! Something you use every day can be used as something to defend yourself. I teach my girls to be prepared for anything! This is a great gift for anyone! 

Available on Defender Ring

Skin Nation

I love natural products! They make me look better and feel better. We need things that work and we can use daily before heading out the door. Skin Nation allows us that luxury! Some of the options available from Skin Nation are 100% Organic Coconut Oil, Love Body Lotion, and Rejuvenating Eye Cream. Keep your skin moisturized with the best possible products. Can not go wrong with some anti-aging cream either! 

Available on Skin Nation

Teach My Preschooler Learning Kit

As parents we want our kids to always be ahead and learning. With Teach My Preschooler Learning Kit you can help your preschooler be ahead of the game and watch them enjoy learning for the first time. It teaches them so many vital things that will help them be prepared for preschool. Watch them light up as they learn and know that you have taken the steps necessary to help your child’s education! 

Available on TeachMy

ZeroWater

It is so important for our families to be hydrated. With Zero water you can get a 23 Cup Water Filter Jug or an 8 Cup Water Filter Pitcher. Two sizes for whatever your needs are. This filters your water and creates less waste. It encourages your family to drink more water that will keep your family healthier and feeling great. I don’t have a lot of sugary drinks available to my children, so they drink a lot of water. So filtered water is my go-to option as I dislike plastic waste. Keep your family healthier with ZeroWater.

Available at ZeroWater

Harry Moon

Reading is so important for our kids. Let their imaginations soar and enjoy such amazing characters such as Harry Moon and Honey Moon. Something for each of your little ones to enjoy and learn so much! Reading is a privilege don’t want my children not fully enjoying. With the Harry Moon Home Library Bundle, you can enjoy so many great books including Harry and Honey! Encourage them to read and even read nightly with them, they will have amazing memories with you. 

Available at Harry Moon

OWLCONIC

There are so many things that our kids need help with. Telling time and doing chores is a big one in my house. They know when they have to do their chores and what chores to do all thanks to OWLCONIC. Their Time Game will teach your children to tell time in a game format. For the younger crowd that is learning with the game, you can even put up a Telling Time Teaching Clock that can be in their room or in a room they frequent often. It looks the same as the game, which continues the fun and ensures they do chores on time! Now comes my favorite part The Chore Chart! It is magnetic to stick on the fridge and you can cater it to any age group. If you have a 4-year-old or a 13-year-old, this chart will remind them of their chores and lets us as parents check what they have checked off and reward them accordingly! This helps keep after school chores in check and no one is thrown for a loop when it comes to what is expected. 

Available on Amazon

Retractable Indoor/Outdoor Security Gate

With the high demands of back to school time and getting back in the swing of things, we can use all the help we can get. With this Retractable Indoor/Outdoor Gate we can make sure the little ones are safe and where they need to be. Also helps to make sure that dogs do not go where they are not supposed to. My dogs when I leave the house will get on the couch, the ONE place they are not supposed to be. I know this because I set up a security camera after I found hair all over my couch. If your pets are as tenacious as mine, you may want to invest in this for that alone, even if your kids are grown enough to not need a gate. 

Available on Dreambaby

Star Wars Epic Adventures

Star Wars is a huge thing in my home. We encourage individualism and uniqueness. The things that make you great may not be what makes others great. While encouraging reading and learning why not think about Star Wars Epic Adventures subscription? It comes with a Youth BB-8 T-shirt, 12 collectible profile cards, and an exclusive 96 page fully illustrated book. Each box comes with new items and it is so much fun. Nothing like something being sent regularly for your kids to open and enjoy! 

Available on Early Moments

Learn to Read

Teaching your little one to read can be hard. If you have the right tools like Hooked on Phonics it can be a breeze!  With this kit, you can have them use the workbook, read the books included, and engage online! My daughter has learned so much from these tools and I can not wait to see her go even further. Reading is the beginning and now she can learn anything, thanks to Hooked on Phonics! 

Available on Hooked on Phonics

BT2200 Kids Bluetooth Headphones

My children use headphones daily. They like listening to music and watching shows from their tablets. When Mom yells “Turn it down!” They put on their headphones. I like to choose the best headphones for my kids. I don’t want the volume so high it can harm their hearing. I also dislike wires for my littles. It has to be durable because kids can be rough! Luckily with the BT2200 Kids Bluetooth Headphones I get all of those things. The headphones come in a wide range of colors that will suit any of your children and so they can tell them apart. So after school when they want to unwind after homework, make sure they have something suited for them and also what you want for them. 

Available on PuroSound

Feltman Brothers Clothing

With school approaching, it is important for us to get them ready. That includes shopping for clothing. Fashion can be important, even to the younger crowd, so find a company you trust. We want their clothes to be functional and also durable. Our little ones can be very hard on their clothing. Feltman Brothers have such a wide range of options for anyone. I love the Navy Smocked Flutter Sleeves Dress, it is so adorable! Then there is also the Embroidered Flower Knit Cardigan which is great for cooler weather which is coming soon! All of the clothing is so cute and who does not love dressing up their little ones? 

Available on Feltman Brothers

Amazing Construction 50-Piece Set

After school, chores, and homework it is important to give our children things that engage their minds. The Amazing Construction 50-Piece Set is great for learning and imaginative play. The pieces connect magnetically while playing and will make it so they build easily. When they are all done it all stacks together magnetically and you don’t have to feel like you are missing all sorts of pieces. They can build and play and that is the best part! 

Available on Magformers

PBS KIDS Playtime Pad+

This is a tablet perfect for kids. With PBS you can trust that they have educational games that is perfect for your kids. You use the google store to download apps and games for your kid. They can also watch all their favorite PBS shows on this tablet. It connects to your wifi and they can go around doing whatever they need to. My daughter loves to take it in the car and I use hotspot it to my phone. She can watch videos and play games as we travel from place to place running errands and her sister around to events. Her favorite part is the camera as she runs around the house taking photos of her new kitty. So many options and with the safety in mind of knowing this is meant for your little ones. 

Available on Walmart

PortaPlay Wonderland Adventures + Child Stools Combo

When I am busy cooking dinner or doing a little work and my little one wants to explore, I find nothing better than an Activity Center. Though once they are too big for it anymore, then you have an Activity center that no longer serves a purpose. What if I told you, you can get an activity center that can be converted into a toddler table? Pretty exciting isn’t it? It even comes with stools so they are all a perfect set. SO when your little one outgrows the center you can have a little place for them to still sit and enjoy. They can have a snack, color, and learn to write and read all at that little table. It brings years of enjoyment instead of maybe only a year. 

Available on LoveOribel 

Choose Your Own Adventure

Growing up I always loved the Choose Your Own Adventure books. You got so many endings and could re-read it several times trying to get them all. Some of them would give you sudden death and some were so different from the others you HAD to keep reading them. The magic of it is that even my children are in love with these books. They get just as much excitement out of it as I did as a kid. One of her favorites is The Abdominal Snowman! It has 28 possible endings. This means they will get to read through it at least 28 times trying to get all of the possible outcomes. Practice reading is important and engaging their creativity as they try to get a new ending each time! 

Available on CYOA

Three Sisters Snacks/Cereal

Some kids have food allergies. Mine can not have gluten and it can sometimes be hard to find snacks she enjoys that I can just throw in the car as we are running around. With Three Sisters I am able to do that. Their Barbara’s Cheese Puff Originals are delicious and keep my kid pretty happy. She does not feel she is missing out on anything with snacks like this. For breakfast, it can sometimes be tricky to find the cereals best for her and with Mom’s Best Cereals Safari Cocoa Crunch she is enjoying one of the staples from my childhood! She enjoys eating things like that and has no idea that she is missing a thing. She is happy and enjoys her snacks and that is what’s important! 

Available on Three Sisters