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It’s almost Spring and with that comes flowers, gardens, Easter, and fun!

The Social Media Gurus Network is getting bigger and better! We are almost ready to show everyone our new website, we are so excited! So now to tell you about our Spring Fling Gift Guide we have a couple different options this time. But first let me show you our amazing numbers and who is involved in the Spring Fling Gift Guide!

 

Here is a list of all the bloggers involved. These are all family friendly blogs.

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Family Trip Tips: Top Activities to Keep Little Minds and Hands Happy

Family Trip Tips:

Top Activities to Keep Little Minds and Hands Happy

If you’re taking a family vacation and you’re travelling with children, you need to think ahead and be prepared. Family trips can be ruined as soon as kids realize they are bored. So why not load your mobile device with some interesting apps that will keep boredom at bay and help keep the kids happy on the road.

Happy Coloring

 

Kids love to color but if you don’t have a coloring book and pencils with you, that precludes this activity, or does it? Not now thanks to Apalon Apps, kids can color without either. This great app features a coloring book with tons of great designs including animals, places, people, birds, butterflies, flowers, mandalas, and geometric designs. Kids pick from more than 25 different palettes in a range of shades and touch areas on the designed to add the color. Click here to learn more

about the Apalon mandala coloring book.

 

Following Curiosity

Designed with kids’ safety in mind, the You Tube Kids app has four categories of videos: music, learning, shows, and explore. The app has big buttons for easy scrolling, and includes kids’ favorites like Thomas & Friends, Sesame Street, and Mother Goose Club, as well as gaming, crafts animals and many other interesting categories. Parents can decide on the level of safety settings, behind their own password.

 

Just For Fun

If you’re looking for an amusing game for young kids, Cut The Rope will raise plenty of smiles. Players feed the main character, Om Nom, with as much candy as he can eat. There are loads of other cute characters and more than 350 levels to play through. It’s a surefire winner for kids 6-12, and their parents.

Educational Amusement

If you prefer you child to play a game that’s also educational, BeBop Blox is a great puzzle that will challenge them and keep them happy on even the longest road trip. Players have to build figures like submarines and trains from block shapes. It helps to stimulate young brains and improve hand-eye coordination. Once they’ve completed the figure, the cute characters inside the blocks will sing and dance for them.

Fun for Young Writers

Is your child a budding novelist? If so, he or she will love this innovative new app. Scribble allows kids to envision, write and illustrate their very own stories. The app packed with more than 300 drawing tools, stamps, stickers and backgrounds to boost their young imaginations.  When they are stuck for an idea, there are over 35, fill-in- the-blank story starters to get their creative juices flowing. Other features include: music and voice recording, kids can put themselves – pictures included – into a story, and save stories and make them into movies. A great app hat will inspire hours of creativity.

These app ideas should help you get your young kids to your destination without the pain of boredom. Happy family travelling!

Samantha McLean is Mommy to two boys. She's a working Mother who enjoys penning some family lifestyle articles when time allows.

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Science Fair Kit For Ages 9+

 Science Fair Kit For Ages 9+

Science Fair season has officially arrived and I wanted to let you know about a brand NEW subscription from Little Passports,SCIENCE EXPEDITIONS, which can help kids tap into their inner science Einstein. Would you be interested in sharing the news and reviewing it for your readers?

These are FUN kits!!  Extract DNA from a berry, study rockets, make your own light bulb, make butter, and much much more.

Science Expeditions: Berry DNA Video

There are a lot of science boxes out there, but what makes Little Passports different is the hands-on geography theme embedded in every monthly subscription. This subscription will bring to life real-world STEM-related concepts, such as magnetism, forensics, or rockets but will also inspire curiosity and problem solving with hands-on experiments from characters Sam and Sofia. Each month Sam and Sofia visit somewhere in the world and ask kids for their help to solve a mystery.

 

 science kit

Designed for kids ages 9 and older and sold in monthly, 6-month, and 12-month subscription options. Science Expeditions monthly themed packages include:

 

  • Guide and materials for   hands-on science experiments.
  • 16-page comic book with a glossary and bonus activities.
  • A new mystery to solve with Sam & Sofia.
  • Achievement badges and access to bonus online videos and science content.

You can also sign up with Little Passports to receive a monthly box for your kids.  Each box contains a kit from a different country or a different state in the U.S. for kids to learn about and explore.  You can save money by signing up for 3-6 or 12 months at a time.

You can give the gift of adventure.

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All The Reasons Why Organic Doesn’t Have To Mean Flavorless

All The Reasons Why Organic Doesn’t Have To Mean Flavorless

When I hear the word organic when it comes to foods I often think of fruits and vegetables that are pesticide-free or health-nut foods.  But organic foods have come a long way and are now available in huge variety.  You can now get healthy, organic foods without compromising taste and flavor.  Check out these awesome foods from Newman’s Own and see all the amazing choices you now have in treats and snacks.  If you are buying organic foods that taste like cardboard you are shopping in the wrong place or buying the wrong products.

Cookies and Sweets

Newman’s Own has quiet a few types of cookies and dessert foods.  I love trying new ones and have found everything from them is delicious and fresh.

  • Orange Chocolate Chip.
  • Alphabet Chocolate Cookies.
  • Fig Newmans. Fruit Filled cookies made with organic figs.  They are low fat too.
  • Newman-O’s.  Chocolate creme filled chocolate cookies.  Great for dunking in milk.
  • Hermits.  These are ginger flavored soft cookie.

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Snacks for lunch or mid-day snacks.

  • Salted Pretzel Sticks.  We like them with some pieces of cheese.
  • Organic Butter Pop’s Corn. Each box comes with three bags.
  • Raisins.  Great for oatmeal, add on ‘ants on a log’ or make your own trailmix.  They are gluten-free, peanut free and tree nut free.
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Desserts and Mints

  • Sour LicoriceTwists in Sour Apple, Black Licorice and Sour Cherry.
  • Super Dark Chocolate (70%).
  • Super Dark Chocolate Cups with Raspberry Centers and with Peanut Butter Centers.
  • Peppermint Cups (these are my son’s favorite of Newman’s Own foods).  Organic dark chocolate with delicious peppermint inside.  Each one has three cups.
  • Wintergreen Mints.  Made with organic sweeteners.

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Newman’s Own also has pet food.  Here are a few types of wet food for cats.
  • Turkey & liver dinner.
  • Chicken dinner.
  • Turkey & vegetable formula.
  • Chicken & Salmon formula.
  • Organic liver.
  • Chicken & Brown rice formula.

All are premium cat food and most are grain-free.
newman's own organics cat food

I love all of the foods from Newman’s Own and their products are made in the USA. Many in California.  Who knew organic foods had so much to offer?!  Newman’s Own also has pasta sauces, salad dressings, mayonnaise, barbecue sauces, oils and beverages too.

What Newman’s Organic Food Would You Like To Try?

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