Jurassic World Live is Roar-tastic!

Sunday, December 8, 2019

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This post was written in partnership with Feld Entertainment & Jurassic World. We were provided with complimentary tickets for review. As always, opinions are 100% honest and my own.

Over the weekend, my dinosaur loving girls and I got to experience dinosaurs like we've never experienced before at Jurassic World Live!  We had an up close and personal view while sitting in the "dino pit" section and let me just say, it is worth it.  They still haven't stopped talking about the amazing show and both keep asking when we go back.

Before the show, we had the opportunity to meet some of the HUMAN characters and the girls loved getting to ask the scientists and the soldier questions about their favorite dinosaurs.  They were so friendly and so great with all the kids and Emma and Charlotte were on the edge of their seats watching them perform.  Jurassic World Live Tour is packed full of pulse-pounding stunts and action-packed fight sequences and truly is a live entertainment experience for the whole family complete with life-sized dinosaurs, heroes and villains.  Trust me, you'll be on the edge of your seat too!

Jurassic World Live features more than nine dinosaurs including the mighty T. Rex, Blue the Raptor, Triceratops, Pteranodons, Baby Stegosaurus and of course, our personal favorite, Jenny.  There's even some special little dinosaurs that join in, but I'll let that be a surprise for you.

My girls are 5 and 4 and this show was perfect for them.  However, the show features special effects, including strobe lights and a safe theatrical fog, along with the wonder and thrills that the Jurassic World brand is known for.  Not to mention, a lot of very load roaring dinosaurs.  So, I would just use your best judgement as a parent to determine if this would be a good show for your little ones. I will say that there was a part in the beginning that came out of nowhere for Charlotte and she literally jumped out of her seat screaming.  With that being said, she was so focused and loved every minute of it.  I think it was just a shock and unexpected for her, but not scary.

Overall, the girls and I gave this show two dinosaur hands up and would definitely recommend you checking it out. You can click here to find out more information about Jurassic World Live and to find tickets and a show near you! 

Your dinosaur obsessed kids will thank you and it would make a pretty great Christmas gift :)

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On The Go Tips for Toddlers (and Big Kids)

Sunday, December 1, 2019

This post is sponsored by Earth's Best Peanut Butter Puffs but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

We seem to always be on the go these days.  Between school drop offs and pickups, ballet, Girl Scouts, doctors appointments and more, we are always busy and spend a lot of time in the car.  Not to mention we do a lot of traveling during the holidays. Before we moved to Indiana from Florida, we would travel to both Kentucky and Texas often. Now, my husband’s family is in Indiana, so we don’t have to travel far but we still go to Texas often.

With four kids five and under, I’m all about making our trips as smooth as possible whether it's a quick trip down the street or a 12+ hour road trip.  Here are a few on the go tips that have helped me over the last few years.

1. Activity bags.  These are super helpful to keep in the car when on the go.  I keep a bag with mess free colors and books for my girls to have when they are suddenly bored and tired of being in the car.  You moms know what I'm talking about...when you've just pulled out of the drive way and you hear the dreaded, "are we there yet?" I love anything that isn't going to make a mess.  I also include a seek and find book, lacing cards and a magnetic drawing board. 

2. Take breaks.  If you're traveling long distance, it's important to take breaks and let your little ones get some wiggles out.  We always try to leave at a time where our kids are going to get the most sleep time (either during naps or driving through the night), but I know this always isn't convenient.  We've also invested in a travel potty and it has been so great to have in emergency situations.

3. Bring their favorite lovie.  Whether it's a blanket or a stuffed animal they just can't be without, it's always good to have for comfort when you're not able to be in the back with them.  On another note, we always dress our kids comfortably when traveling long distance.

4. Snacks...all the snacks!  Snacks are where it's at to keep them happy.   Earth’s Best Organic ® Peanut Butter Puffs are my older girl's favorite healthy snack alternative right now and I know it will be my twin's favorite too when they are old enough to enjoy them.  (Earth’s Best Organic ® Peanut Butter Puffs are suitable for ages 24 months+)  I've always introduced peanut products to my kids early, so I can't wait for them to try these Peanut Butter Puffs.

Did you know for most infants with severe eczema and/or egg allergy who are already eating solid foods, introducing foods containing ground peanuts between 4 and 10 months of age and continuing consumption may reduce the risk of developing peanut allergy by 5 years of age. FDA has determined, however, that the evidence supporting this claim is limited to one study. For more information check out this helpful video on allergen introduction."

Made with Non-GMO and organic ingredients, Earth’s Best Organic ® Peanut Butter Puffs are my favorite too! #organiclookslikethis  They are also an excellent source of calcium, iron and zinc and have 0 grams of trans fat per serving.  I'd call that a #momwin!

Whether you are spending time in the car on the way to visit loved ones, or strolling with your toddler through the park, Peanut Butter Puffs are an easy to grab snack that can be thrown in the diaper bag for on the go treats to stifle your little one's hunger no matter where you are. 

Earth's Best® Peanut Butter Puffs can be found within Walmart (located in toddler food aisle). It can also be bought at Walmart.com

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