Groupon: Great Wolf Lodge for 40% OFF! (Great Family Vacation)

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Here’s a HUGE discount on a fun family getaway!

Right now Groupon is offering savings of up to 40% off at Great Wolf Lodges across the United States, and they all look like some great deals.  PLUS – take an extra 10% OFF any Groupon Getaway deal with code SAVE3!

With Summer Break right around the corner, these could make for a great trip!  This looks perfect for my family – spacious cabin suites above an indoor water park?  Yes please!

Depending on your location, this special runs as low as $139 a night – $125 after discount code – which is an AMAZING price for a hotel stay and water park in one!

Check out all the Great Wolf Lodge Locations offering specials through Groupon right now.


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Cheap Summer Movies at Regal Cinema!

If you have kids, you might want to check out the cheap summer movies at Regal Cinema!  It’s a great way to get out of the heat for an afternoon with the little ones  :)

Each week, there are two choices of family-friendly movies that are only $1 each at Regal Cinemas. Tickets will be available at the box office and all movies start at 10am.

Keep reading for the summer movie schedule!

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FREE Kindermusik Class


If you’re looking to spend some quality time with your little one, while meeting other moms – you may want to check out Kindermusic Classes!

Right now you can sign up in your area for a FREE Kindermusik Class.  I always wanted to go to these when my kids were little, but I didn’t know they had free trials back then!
More about Kindermusik:

  • Classes for children from newborn to age seven
  • Child development through music and movement
  • Immerse your child in a musical atmosphere of play, song, and dance – while developing fundamental skills
  • Connect with other moms, dads, and families
  • Learn how music can help make great parenting easier
  • Kindermusik is the best per-class value

Sign-Up for your free class Here!

“Bee-Sting Paste” (Mom’s recipe!)


Bee Sting Paste – Best Treatment I Know!

Summertime means bare feet and bee stings.  There’s something about squeezing grass through your toes and having nothing between you and the warm earth, it kinda makes the risk seem worth it. :)   But when your kid inevitably squashes a bee underfoot and runs through the door screaming, you need to do something FAST.  Here’s my (and my mom’s and my grandma’s and on and on) recipe for Bee-Sting paste.  It’s cold and comforting and pulls out the stinger as it dries.

Baking Soda + Water = Bee Sting Paste!

All you need a a little baking soda and water to make this quick paste.  You want the consistency to be thick – so much so that if you hold up your spoon it takes a good long while for the paste to slide/drip off. 

You’ll need a couple tablespoons of baking soda to about 1 tsp water (more or less).  It will feel sooooo nice and cold as you plop it onto the stung area, and it eases the pain almost immediately. (It really really does!) Let it dry as your child lies on the couch eating a Flavor-Ice and once it’s dry like hardened icing, pull the paste off.  While it dries it will pull the bee’s stinger up and out (if not all the way, definitely enough so that you can see and tweeze it out).


Once the stinger’s out, the pain will be much less.  As a child, my pain was always totally gone by the time my mom wiped away the paste – and I was ready to run back outside again!

What do YOU use to ease the pain of bee stings?  I’ve heard of tobacco paste and other such things – have you ever tried a remedy like that?

FREE National Parks Admission this weekend!

Are you looking for a little outdoorsy adventure?  This is the week to do it!  Get free admission to nearly 400 national parks this weekend! Get details HERE and to do a search for a park by name, state or other criteria.

If you can’t tear yourself away this weekend – mark your calendar for the KOA Campgrounds free night of camping in May!  They’re offering a BOGO camping night on the weekend of the 8th and 9th of May.  Search for campgrounds near you HERE!