Archives for March 20, 2018

PEEPS®is a Must-Buy for Easter! The whole family will love them!

Easter is almost here and what is Easter without Candy? I’m a fan of PEEPS®and they have some terrific new flavors this upcoming holiday! Even though my son is now a teenager, he will still get an Easter basket! He is a fan of PEEPS®too! I can’t wait for him to try some of the new flavors and have a feeling the Fruit Punch ones will be a hit!

Do you have a favorite PEEPS®? I have to admit that I like the chocolate dipped ones the best and am excited about the PEEPS® Delights™ Blueberry Flavored Marshmallow Chicks Dipped in Dark Chocolate! Yum! I actually couldn’t wait until Easter and tried them and they are absolutely delicious!

PEEPS® really should be added to every Easter basket! I made this one for a friend of ours!

Here are all of the varieties available this Easter:

·         PEEPS® Filled Delights™ Neapolitan Flavored Marshmallow Chicks

·         PEEPS® Delights™ Marshmallow Chicks Dipped in Milk Chocolate

·         PEEPS® Delights™ Blueberry Flavored Marshmallow Chicks Dipped in Dark Chocolate

·         PEEPS® Delights™ Coconut Flavored Marshmallow Chicks Dipped in Dark Chocolate

·         PEEPS® Delights™ Strawberry Flavored Marshmallow Chicks Dipped in Crème Flavored Fudge

·         PEEPS® Delights™ Lemon Sherbet Flavored Marshmallow Chicks

·         PEEPS® Delights™ Orange Sherbet Flavored Marshmallow Chicks

·         PEEPS® Sour Cherry Flavored Marshmallow Chicks

·         PEEPS® Fruit Punch Flavored Marshmallow Chicks

·         PEEPS® Sour Watermelon Flavored Marshmallow Chicks

·         PEEPS® Party Cake Flavored Marshmallow Chicks

·         PEEPS® Marshmallow Chicks Rainbow POPs

·         PEEPS® Large Marshmallow Bunnies

·         PEEPS® Sugar Free Chicks

·         PEEPS® Milk Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Chicks

·         PEEPS® Giant Pink and White Bunny Marshmallow Pops

·         PEEPS® Cotton Candy Flavored Marshmallow Chicks

·         PEEPS® Pancakes & Syrup Flavored Marshmallow Chicks

·         PEEPS® Mystery Chicks (#1, #2 and #3)

·         MIKE AND IKE® Easter Treats, 5oz Theater Box

·         MIKE AND IKE® Assorted Fruits Jelly Beans, 14oz Lay Down Bag

I didn’t have the opportunity to try them all but I am on the lookout for the PEEPS® Delights™ Lemon Sherbet Flavored Marshmallow Chicks! I’m also curious about the Cotton Candy flavored ones and the Pancakes & Syrup!

The Party Cake PEEPS® aren’t new but they are a favorite in our house! You have to try them!

And, have you checked out their site? I just love their site! Our readers also have a discount code!  Head over to www.Peepsandcompany.com and enter “EASTER18” for a 20% discount on merchandise – pick up fun gifts like the PEEP-On-A-Perch gift set or our new PEEPS® In Pajamas bedtime story! A friend of mine just bought the PEEPS® In Pajamas bedtime story and its a hit with her little one!

Check out www.marshmallowpeeps.com for fun crafts and recipes!

You can also buy PEEPS®at a store near you! I know our local Target has many of them that are mentioned above!

Do you have a favorite?

Here’s another one of mine!

Happy Spring! Happy Easter! 

 Self Disclosure: I received a package of delicious PEEPS® to facilitate this post.

3 Types of Events That You Should Take Your Kids to

Keeping your kids busy and engaged has many benefits aside from saving you from chasing them around the house most of the day. For one, activities enable them to positively release all of the energy stored up in their little bodies. It also gives them the chance to self-express and explores their creativity and interests. For these reasons, taking your kids out and allowing them to participate in different events can positively contribute to their development. This article is going to list three types of events that you should consider taking your kids to next time you have the opportunity.

Arts and Crafts

Any event that is arts and crafts related can be both fun and beneficial to your child. If you thought that arts and crafts had few benefits beyond enabling kids to get paint all over their clothes and sculpt adorable figurines, you should know that there’s so much more to it. For one, it has the ability to improve their coordination. Some other significant benefits of arts and crafts include helping their visual processing abilities, promoting executive functioning, strengthening their academics, and teaching them life skills. Additionally, it can also teach them patience, flexibility, critical thinking skills, and also how to be hands on. For these reasons, arts and crafts events can be a lot of fun.

Music and Drama

If you find that your kids are often signing and dancing around the house, dance and drama may be something that they enjoy. If you look at events happening in your local community, you may find plays for kids as well as music and dance related events. You should see if you can make time out to take your kids and even allow them to participate where possible. If they attend a school such as Downsend Private School, it is likely they already have drama in their curriculum. This means they may often have school plays and musicals that you can attend. Another key benefit of taking your kids to drama, music, or dance-related events is how it can help their self-expression and self-confidence. Watching other kids confidently perform could inspire them to want to do the same too.

Sports

The benefits of taking your kids to sports-related events are endless. Aside from it being a way for them to burn energy, it also contributes to their physical development. Kids who stay physically active are more likely to have stronger bones. They’re also less likely to become overweight and should have lower blood pressure. You should, therefore, be on the lookout for sports-related activities such as family fun days, soccer matches, or other beneficial events targeted at kids.

Parenting isn’t an easy job as you’re likely constantly looking for ways to engage your kids. This is necessary to keep them out of trouble, keep them focused, and also help develop their mind, bodies, and emotions. As mentioned in this article, one of the simple ways to help their holistic development is to take them to events.

5 Things to know about finding a good family lawyer when going through a divorce

Divorce is never an easy process to go through. When you have invested so much time and love in another person, only for the relationship to not work out, it can really cause anxiety and stress on a person. For people who have never gone through the process, one of the questions they ask when suddenly faced with the end of a marriage is what should they do next?

 

One of the first things you need to do is to hire a lawyer. There will be issues that you need to iron out, such as the division of assets, and if you have children together, the custody of your child and children. If you are still navigating your way through the process, take a look at the list below to know how you can hire a good lawyer to advocate you through the divorce process.

 

  1.    You don’t just get the first lawyer you talk to – it might be tempting to just pick a random name from a list or click the first website that comes up on a search engine, but getting a family lawyer is also a process. You may need to talk to at least three lawyers to make your choice. Not every lawyer tackles a case the same way, so it would be good to consult with your top three prospects before making a decision.

 

  1.    You need to consider how much you can afford – you need to set a budget and be realistic about it. Unless you are a high-powered executive living with a six-figure salary, then it is impossible for you to afford an expensive lawyer. Don’t worry as you do not need to shell out a lot of money just to get divorced. You just need to spend some time and effort researching on the potential lawyers in your area.  At Jones Whyte Law, for example, they assure that their rates are competitive, but they will give you the best service possible.

 

  1.    You need to be ready with research and questions – don’t go to a consult with a lawyer without having done your research. Make sure to know about the history of the firm, and what kind of reviews they have from former clients. Also, make sure to ask about their former cases that may be similar to yours.

 

  1.    You should go with your instinct and watch out for red flags – sometimes you need to go with your instinct and choose a lawyer that you are comfortable with. You will be sharing some details about your life and your family lawyer will be your advocate in court. You want someone who you can talk to freely. Watch out for lawyers who like to give out confidential information as that is not a good sign of a good lawyer.

 

  1.    You need to stay focused on the goal – ultimately, whether the separation is amicable or not, the goal is to get divorced. There may be times when your emotions might get the best of you and you become unreasonable with your demands. Keep the goal in mind in order for the process to run smoothly.