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Elaine’s Toffee Giveaway

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Sponsored by Elaine’s Toffee Company

Hosted by Joan’s 5 Star Reviews

Co-Hosted by David’s DIY and Here We Go Again, Ready

Joan from Joan’s 5 Star Reviews is thrilled to share with you this tasty giveaway! Elaine’s Toffee Company is an award winning producer of English Toffee products, including the awesome sauce pairing being offered. With it being summer, Elaine’s Toffee Company cannot ship chocolate unless the buyer is willing to pay for overnight shipping, which can get expensive. They can however ship their sauces.

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Goodnites* TRU-FIT* #TRUFITBetterNites #Giveaway {Ends 9/28}

GoodNites TRU-FIT“I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for GoodNites* TRU-FIT*. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.”

Bedwetting can be very embarrassing for children of all ages, particularly those who are older. Sometimes there are tips and tricks a pediatrician or urologist can give you to help you take proactive preventative measures. Many children who have an issue with wetting the bed are too embarrassed to have sleepovers, and this can be a huge cause of anxiety for them. It’s definitely a frustrating problem, for both parents and children. I have found that one of the most helpful things a parent can do, is to STAY CALM. If you get upset and angry, even yelling at the child, you could likely make the problem and anxiety worse. If they fear they will get into trouble, they may try to hide the problem, which isn’t good for anyone.

Tips to Prevent Bedwetting:

GoodNites TRU-FITOther times, your child might have an underlying medical issue that contributes to this issue, and you simply must find a way to prevent as much embarrassment as possible. The GoodNites* TRU-FIT*  product looks just like REAL UNDERWEAR on the outside. They are machine washable, so you can use them repeatedly, you just need to purchase additional disposable inserts. I love that it makes my child feel more comfortable (no more wet sheets or PJ’s in the middle of the night, YAY!), and he doesn’t feel like a “baby” in a diaper.

GoodNites TRU-FIT

Once you open the blue package, you simply insert the absorbent, disposable insert into the rubber section of the underwear, which helps prevent leaks, and the child can feel secure in knowing they will wake up dry!

GoodNites TRU-FITThere are instructions on how to insert the absorbent, disposable insert on the back of the package.

GoodNites* TRU-FIT*  is available at select national retailers, with a line for girls and a line for boys, in sizes S/M, and L/XL. There are a variety of colors and patterns for each size. As you can see from the photo above, the size L/XL will fit a child up to 100 pounds!

***COUPON***: You can download a coupon for $3 off your purchase at:

For more information, be sure to visit the Goodnites WebsiteGoodnites* TRU-FIT* website, Follow on Twitter and Facebook!

GIVEAWAY: One winner will be eligible to win a $4o Gift Card.

  • MCC will fulfill gift cards to winners.
  • “Contest entrants are only eligible to win once per sweepstake, per household as part of a campaign sponsored by Mom Central.”

Save up to 50% at + Free Shipping & Free Returns

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I love shopping at the Reebok outlet, because they have items for family members of all ages! They have Disney Shoes,

Although we are in the middle of football and cross country season in our area, we just had sign ups for Basketball, which begins the week after football and cross country end. However, the weather has turned cold, sooner than we’d anticipated, so I’ve been out shopping for long sleeve compression shirts and pants for them to wear under their uniforms. Staying warm is important! We’ve started crossing over from the boys wearing youth sizes to men’s sizes (way too soon for this mama!) and because they are still growing, their shoes from last season don’t fit. I’m so thankful for outlet stores with discounted prices!


We can get their “Game” socks (Basketball Crew Socks) in team colors at the Reebok Outlet for under $6.


There are some basketball shorts starting under $12.


Men’s size basketball shoes, also in team colors, start under $50.

Mabel’s Labels is offering 50% off Pirate Ship and Skull ‘n’ Crossbones Sticky Labels

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Shiver me timbers, it’s a great deal! For today only, Mabel’s Labels is offering 50% off Pirate Ship and Skull ‘n’ Crossbones Sticky Labels in honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Mabel’s Labels is offering two great 50% off promotions! For today only, Mabel’s Labels is offering 50% off Pirate Ship or Skull ‘n’ Crossbones Sticky Labels in honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Plus, on 9/20, Mabel’s Labels is offering 50% off Plane Sticky Labels for their second year of Talk Like a Pilot Day, created by Mabel’s Labels. Don’t miss your chance to shop these great offers! 

Little Passports Fundraising For Your School!

Little Passports Fundraising For Your School!

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Planning a fundraiser at your child’s school? Little Passports is the perfect partner, with an award-winning educational product that kids and parents love.

Here’s how it works: your community shops at Little Passports and we donate 15% back to your school. They even have a flyer to help you spread the word. Get more information here: The fundraising period is from October 21 – 28 and the deadline to sign-up is October 10th so check it out today!

25% Off Tea Collection Fall Favorites for Picture Day

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Picture This: 25% Off Tea Collection Fall Favorites for Picture Day

Don’t miss this great sale that starts today! The Tea Collection Fall Favorites Event: 25% Off Select Styles, 9/16 – 9/18 ends Thursday night!!! These clothes are ADORABLE. You’ll want to have them in time for school picture day, or fall field trips to Pumpkin Patches, Apple Farms, etc. It’s a great chance to get photos to use on Christmas cards too!


$20 Paypal Cash #Giveaway {Ends 9/19}

I just published my first Ebay Guide on my Top 5 Halloween Party Ideas! I had so much fun writing it, and have a few more planned out for later this month. I’d love some support on my guide, so I’ve prepared a giveaway to help promote it. I’d be thrilled if you were willing to leave a comment on the guide with which idea you loved the most, suggestions for additional ideas, and what you found most helpful. I hope that I’ve found some items that some of you can use in the upcoming Halloween Season! There are buttons to share the post via Facebook, Twitter, Email, and Pinterest within the post. Please make sure the tag #eBayGuide is in the social media share, and leave me a link on this giveaway so I can give a re-tweet, repin, etc in thanks!

Win a $250 Family Fun Night With Popcorn and Ice Cream Goodies! {Ends 9/22}

We are launching a brand new giveaway, Family Fun Night With Popcorn and Ice Cream Goodies, worth $250 in prizes celebrating family fun!

It is in celebration of the book, 101 Kids Activities That Are the Bestest, Funnest Ever!

win a family fun ice cream night

Win A Whole Ton of Family Fun!

We are giving away (These are affiliate links):

These are all our FAVORITES for family fun!

Enter to Win

Simply use the box below to enter to win this prize pack worth $250. This contest is open to North America only due to shipping costs. Each entry helps spread the word about the fun we have here at Kids Activities Blog…and we thank you!

$250 Family Fun Night Popcorn and Ice Cream Goodies Giveaway From Kids Activities Blog

Good luck!

How to Prevent Your Teenager from Experimenting with Drugs

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How to Prevent Your Teenager from Experimenting with Drugs

How to Prevent Your Teenager from Experimenting with Drugs

There are many different methods that parents, schools, and communities employ to increase efforts for drug prevention among teenagers. One of the most popular programs used in school is D.A.R.E. These methods have proven to show some positive results, but beyond the D.A.R.E. program, there are a number of ways parents can educate their children about the dangers of drugs.

Morningside Recovery Center therapists suggest that parents should take action in the following ways if they feel their children may be experimenting with illegal substances.

Teenagers Should Feel Comfortable Talking to Their Parents

Some teenagers have deep emotional issues and will turn to drugs as a way to escape their feelings. When a parent is able to allow their teenager to feel comfortable talking with them about any subject, there is a much better chance that they will turn to their parents before turning to drugs.

Random Drugs Tests Help Decrease Chances of Drug Use

Even if the parent doesn’t suspect their child of using or abusing drugs, this can be very effective. A teenager is less likely to try drugs when they know they could randomly be tested at any time. This also gives teens a great excuse when they’re being pressured by their friends.

Encourage Them to Join Sports Team or Other Extracurricular Activities, and Show Interest

Studies have shown that teens who keep busy by doing activities they enjoy are far less likely to experiment with drugs or alcohol. Parents should both encourage and show interest in extra-curricular activities to show their full support. While the child gains more self-confidence and self-esteem they will also learn how to become more responsible.

Parents Being Educated About Drugs and Addiction can Help Them Educate Their Children

Education about drugs and potential addiction can be one of the greatest tools in preventing drug experimentation. Although programs like D.A.R.E. attempt to do this, some children’s issues with authoritative figures can make this information often fall on deaf ears. Having a base of personal knowledge about the dangers of drug use can often be much more helpful to a teen when the information comes from someone close to them – especially if addiction runs in their family.


Ultimately, it is up to parents to ensure that their children are not experimenting with drugs. School programs may sometimes be effective, but they are rarely enough. Abstinence begins with a strong emotional foundation, and that is built at home. Following these tips from the team at Morningside Recovery is a good start to raising a happy, healthy child.

Kiwi Crate #Giveaway {Ends 9/15}

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Fall Back In Time With Kiwi Crate

    For the months of September – November, each crate will include a Travel themed adventure filled with 2-3 hands-on kids’ projects, bonus activities and more! Themes include:
    - September Castles & Catapults: Travel back in time for a medieval adventure
    - October Wild West: Saddle up and gather your partners for a wild western adventure
    - November Discovering Dinosaurs: Explore the prehistoric era for fun that’s larger than life

In September, new subscribers can save $10 on any subscription PLUS receive a bonus welcome kit to dig right into monthly adventures and explorations with promo code TRAVEL10 valid from NOW until 9/15.

For more information, please visit: Kiwi Crate Time Traveler Series.


Kiwi Crate is an award-winning, monthly subscription service that provides all the hands-on materials to inspire creative, educational fun. With themes like Music, Color, Robots, and Safari, these crates deliver everything needed for unique activities that you and your kids can enjoy together. Each box includes 2-3 hands on projects.

I think these boxes (you pick from 1-12 month subscription) would be a fabulous gift idea for a child (under 12) for Christmas, Birthdays, or any special occasion. The boxes start at $19.95 for a one month subscription (discounts for longer subscriptions), and with the $10 off code above, you can receive or gift one for just $9.95 to try out. They also offer options to order additional materials or boxes for siblings!

Here in New England, fall has definitely arrived with a slight chill in the air. Winter won’t be long, and kids will need some fun indoor activities. I love the way that this particular program offers an idea and materials that kids can then use their imaginations to bring to life. Be sure to check out the Kiwi Crate Pinterest Boards and Facebook page for ideas on how other families are using their boxes, and to get an idea of what is included in the boxes.