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Mesmerized By Marvel Universe Live

Fun With Kids, Mom Life

Boom! Kapow! Blast!…A few of the noises you may hear at Marvel Universe Live. Be prepared to be mesmerized by an incredible sight of some superheroes and their sidekicks you may be familiar with–Spider-man, Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man, Groot. You’ve heard of those, right? I thought so! Without giving away any of the plot that you need to see for yourself, I wanted to share a few of my favorite moments. If you’re in Tampa, you can still catch a few shows this weekend or head to Feld Entertainment to find a show coming near you soon. Grab your little (or grown up) Avengers, assemble and rocket over to the fun.

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Giving You The Not So Spooky Scoop On Halloween At Disney

Fun With Kids, Mom Life, Travel
​There is this six letter word that we all love and adore…M-i-c-k-e-y. There is also a five letter word we also love and adore…c-a-n-d-y. Add those two together plus some out of this world rides, character meet ‘n greets, pumpkins, parades and all things pixie dust, and you’ve got Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom. This super family friendly special event is sure to leave your little ones (and you) once again mesmerized by the magic of Disney now through November 1st. I’m bringing you the ins and outs of this night so you can be sure to enjoy every Mickey filled minute!

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​There is this six letter word that we all love and adore…M-i-c-k-e-y. There is also a five letter word we also love and adore…c-a-n-d-y. Add those two together plus some out of this world rides, character meet ‘n greets, pumpkins, parades and all things pixie dust, and you’ve got Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom. This super family friendly special event is sure to leave your little ones (and you) once again mesmerized by the magic of Disney now through November 1st. I’m bringing you the ins and outs of this night so you can be sure to enjoy every Mickey filled minute!

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Heading Back To School: Elementary Edition

Fun With Kids, Kids Fashion, Mom Life

Y’all, I have a first grader that is heading back to school. I don’t know how it happened so fast and am definitely not happy about her growing up on me like this. None the less, I suppose I have to let her explore this world bravely as her small but mighty self. Being her momma, I am still going to do all I can to prepare her for what’s ahead. We’ve had serious conversations about treating others with kindness no matter what, trying her hardest at every task her teacher assigns, but also giving grace to herself if things don’t work out the first time. Besides encouraging her to be a steadfast friend, I want her to say Hello To First Grade prepared with all the supplies she needs to start the year off on the right foot. I’ve compiled a few fun back to school elementry edition items to bring a little sunshine into the mix of your mile long supplies list for your sweet little ones!

back to school elementary edition

Back To School Grade Tee First Growth Board Ruler

Hello First Grade tee by Fifteen 5 Designs | 22.99 || Wooden Etched Growth Board by Woodengrove | 100.00

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Unicorn Head Phones Kids Sneakers Amazon Tablet Kindle Graphic Tee

Jefferson Shoes From Friendly Rooster | 28.00 (More back to school styles here) || Unicorn Head Phones by Cozy Phones | 19.97 || Be-YOU-tiful Tee by QT & Co | 19.00

Monogram Polka Dot Lunch Box Notes Washi Tape Scratch Cards

Monogrammed Lunch Box by Sew Wonderfully Made | 21.00

Lunch Box Notes For Back To School

Scratch-Off Lunchbox Notes (24) by Inklings Paperie | 16.00

Back To School Lunch Box Notes Inklings Paperie

Notebook, Pencil Eraser For Back To School Elementary

School Year Time Capsule Composition Cards (12) | 28.00 and Gold Foil Heart Pencils (12) | 8.00 by Inklings Paperie

Bento Box Unicorn Lunch Box Stuck on You Design

Personalized Unicorn Bento Box by Stuck On You | 34.95

Unicorn Bento Box Custom With Name

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Fruit Notebooks by Caribou Milk | 6.00

Washi Tape With Fruit Pattern Back To School For Kids

Fruit Washi Tape by Caribou Milk | 5.00

Polka Dot High Lighters Fruit Pens

Fruit Crystal Pens | 4.00 and Mini Highlighters (6) | 9.00 by Caribou Milk

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Kudo Banz Bracelets To Encourage Good Behavior In Kids Princess Pirate

Since we are talking about back to school for the big kids, I couldn’t miss the chance to add a new fave for the little siblings that remain at home. These may look like cutesie charm bracelets at first glance, but these are Kudo Banz. You guessed it, they a way to give kudos  to your little ones as they do helpful things throughout the day. With three year old twins, we may have a trying time or two (*wink* Sorry, I couldn’t help it!) with listening on occasion.

Bracelets For Good Behavior Reward With Charms For Kids Kudo Banz

Each child has their own Kudo Banz with numbers one through three. As they fulfill a listening skill or go above and beyond, they get a charm added. The third charm has a scan code that goes along with their free app and it makes it become an animated character. They also get to spin a wheel in the app with certain rewards you program in. I know, amazing right?! I love the starter kit because it comes with two bracelets, four star charms, two special charms (Drago the dragon and George the monkey) that are characters featured in the book also included (29.95). 

Pirate Charm Bracelet Band For Good Behavior Reward System

To keep things extra appealing, we added in their Pirate and Princess collection (10.95). Each collection comes with four character charms and two special characters. So for each child, I have three rotating Kudo Banz sets we can use to encourage great behavior. You guys, this has saved my sanity as my kids are big on positive reinforcement. If I can stay ahead with that vibe, we avoid meltdown central and that deserves a hands in the air happiness emoji!

App to encourage good behavior in toddler kids with charm bracelet


Well, I hope you loved some of our favorite fun back to school elementary goodies for back to school! As the year starts back up, aside from the busyness it will bring, amidst it all, don’t forget to just love on your little ones. Hug them, look them in the eye as you chat with them, still go on adventures even after summer has come to a close.  Love and hugs sweet mamas! Get to know our sweet little fam here or give us a follow on Instagram for our day to day fun!

Choosing Painting With A Twist For Date Day

Fun With Kids, Mom Life, Tampa
Being a big sister to twins can often be a hard job with two people trying to steal your toys and copy your every move–but today, being older had a perk. Since the twins are still working on their writing skills, a date day to Painting With  A Twist was the perfect choice for this budding artist. She loves to color intricate designs on paper, and even though the paint medium is a little different for her, we had a blast honing in on those skills. 

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Easels at Painting With A Twist

Kids Painting Class Tampa

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Adventuring Disney With Littles

Fun With Kids, Mom Life, Travel
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beth mirelez


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Adventuring with littles can be overwhelming or it can be incredibly fun. Like many first time mamas, I was very reluctant to take my little man out and when I did, I somehow managed to take his entire nursery with us. Now that I have a 4 month old, I have learned the beauty of simplifying! Don’t get me wrong, every now and then, my old pack rat habits try to creep in, but  my hubby happily reminds me when there’s just too much stuff! We bought Disney passes last fall, knowing that Kinsley was due in January, we figured we would do our best to make the most of our passes. I have listed a few convenient tips that I have quickly learned while adventuring Mickey’s house with my little ones!
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Each Disney park has their own baby care center where you can breastfeed/pump/feed/change the baby! It’s very convenient, well set up and located in the front of the park. 

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So you don’t have to take your pump all around the park, you can leave it at the first aid center which is located near the baby care centers. They will not store the breast milk, but still a huge added bonus to leave the pump bag and pick up as needed.
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Get there early! We all love to sleep in, but let’s be honest, our littles won’t let us sleep in anyways, so we may as well get there as close to opening time as possible. It ensures a few extra rides (since you only have 3 fast passes) with low(er) wait times in the morning! Jump on the most popular ride first thing and that way you won’t have to wait twice as long later (if not longer).

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Pack the night before. If you’re anything like me, then your mornings are extremely full and many times hectic. Knowing my morning routine and trying to get out of the house, it only makes sense to pack everything the night before. I set out the kids’ outfits, make sure I have an extra sanitizer,  freeze several bottles of water, pack snacks, set my pump bag by the door, and make my infamous last minute to do list which has all belongings that I am not able to pack the night before, That way, in the morning, all I have to do is look at my list and focus on that! 
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I have a few diaper bag staples: snacks, sippy cup, hats, hand sanitizer, chapstick, sunscreen and an extra outfit for both kids! Of course I have the regular items too, but that way when we’re out and about, I don’t have to worry if I need to buy my son a sippy cup because I forgot it on the kitchen counter! No worries if I did forget it, (which I do A LOT) because I always have an extra one in the diaper bag. 

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Be realistic. Before kids, we would easily stay 10-12 hrs at a theme park, now that we have a 4 month old and a 2 year old, we typically stay 6-8 hrs, give or take. The beautiful thing about Disney World is that almost anything my 2 year old can do, we can take the baby in with us. That’s why we felt good about buying Disney passes with another baby on the way. Disney has SO many rides and shows that are for all ages. ​​
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Disney is hot–no surprise there. Knowing how hot it would be, I went to Target the day before and bough my son a squirt fan and my baby a fan that clips on the car seat! They were each under $10 and they both work fabulously! When we went to Disney, I saw a worker selling squirt fans so I went to see the prices and they were each $20, sothe one I got for $8 prior to your trip can save you some money. 

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I am always applying and reapplying sunscreen to my littles. My Pediatrician told me not to put sunscreen on Kinsley until she is 6 months old. Just the thought of my fair skinned baby girl getting a sunburn makes my stomach turn. I purchased a UVP 50 umbrella that clips on the stroller. Now I know she is protected more from the sun. I realize she can still get some sun or get hot, so we sit in the shade when possible and frequent the stores for some AC love.
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We all know that Disney sells the cutest plush characters and my sons seems to want them all. They are around $15 at Disney World and my son has several plush character toys that are the same thing that I have previously purchased at Target for $5. I make sure to throw 1 or 2 character toys in the stroller the night before to prevent an unnecessary meltdown and alas, the purchase. 
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there you have it mommas!

Hope these tips help you survive your next trip as your adventure away at Disney with littles! If you have a tip I didn’t include above, make sure to drop it below! <3