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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Give the Gift of Swimming

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This blog post is sponsored. All opinions are 100% my own.
Kids these days have everything plus some. Our kids live in a day and age where most of them are spoiled, and they're always entertained by electronic devices. This year for the holidays give the gift of swimming.


Give the Gift of Swimming

According to Common Sense Media, teenagers spend an average of nine hours on their phone DAILY! Kids between the ages of 8-12 spend about six hours a day. These statistics are INSANE. Depression levels and mental issues seem to be on the rise!

I'm a huge believer in physical activity. During the long winter months, I find that doing some sort of exercise helps me. Our kids need to be active. It helps them mentally and physically. Our bodies were made to move not to sit for endless hours playing on an electronic device.

So, this holiday season give the gift of swimming! When you give the gift of swimming, you're giving the gift of a life lesson. Being able to swim brings so much enjoyment and fun into one's life!  Also, it helps you grow mentally and physically!

What are you waiting for? Call your local Aqua-Tots Swim School and give the life long gift of swim lessons! You will change a life!


Aqua-Tots Canton
43335 Joy Rd., Canton, MI 48187
(734) 828-2000


Aqua-Tots Novi 
44225 W. 12 Mile Road, Ste. C103, Novi, MI  48377
(248) 845-4544

Aqua-Tots Troy 
846 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI  48083
(248) 845-4545

Aqua-Tots Sterling Heights 
44891 Hayes Rd., Sterling Heights, MI  48183
(586) 884-3633

Aqua-Tots Auburn Hills 
 (248) 537-4005
750 Brown Road, Auburn Hills, MI.  48316

Aqua-Tots Farmington Hills 
31221 W. 14 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI.  48334
 (248) 537-4004


Aqua-Tots Woodhaven 
21621 Allen Road. 
Woodhaven MI, 48183
734-818-8111

Aqua-Tots Dearborn 
Coming in 2020

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Flashfood Now at Meijer

This blog post is sponsored. All opinions are 100% my own.

There's a new app called Flashfood, and it's been saving people a BIG on their grocery bill at Meijer! New to Michigan is the Flashfood app who has partnered with Meijer in the metro Detroit area to reduce store generated food waste and help people buy discounted groceries. When I say a discount, I'm saying at least 50% off!! The app is simple to use; you browse and pay on the app, pick up at the front of the store at the Flashfood fridge, and have customer service confirm your order. A great and easy win-win opportunity to empower the community! 

Flashfood Now at Meijer




Fresh items like $5 produce boxes, meats like $1.50 12oz breakfast patties, and so much more, which would otherwise be thrown out due to their upcoming sell-by date, will instead be placed on Flashfood app. Shoppers can download the FREE app on iOS or Android stores.


This year, Flashfood launched in 405 stores across Canada, with Canadian grocery giant Loblaws and has diverted over 2 MILLION pounds of food from landfills.

Flashfood is now available at four Meijer locations (Meijer Howell, Meijer Commerce Haggerty Rd, Meijer Brighton, and Meijer Waterford).
I'm so excited to check out Flashfood as soon as it becomes a little closer to me! I LOVE saving money!



Friday, October 18, 2019

5 Things on Friday



Welcome! Grab a cup of joe, and let's catch up. My life has been hectic, so I haven't been writing much. I'm praying that by Christmas, everything is back to our new normal.

1. My oldest has had a ton going on this week. Faith has been taking phase 2 of driver's ed, she had PSAT, and we've been getting ready for homecoming, which is tonight. We've had quite a bit of fun girl time. We went and had our nails done together, and this morning is hair.

2. I started booking my trip to Hawaii. I rented a condo in Maui and Kauai, so we will be spending two weeks. I also booked our first flight and car. Since this is a once in a lifetime trip, I've had a little fun with it. Our flight to Maui, I upgraded us to comfort seating since Matt's legs are so long. Well, that and there are free cocktails. I'm not going to lie I hate flying, and this seemed like a nice bonus. We rented a convertible for Maui. I thought the road to Hana would be fun to do in it.

3. Our addition will be done in about two weeks. It's been a long road. We broke ground on 7/1. I hate to say this, but I'm tired of picking everything out. I had to make decisions even as small as where the floor plugs will go. We can't move until we have a completed bathroom. We are doing the main bathroom and bedrooms ourselves, and it's been a slow go. I'm hoping we will be in right before Christmas.

4. Through the miracle of technology and one of my best friends making a new friend, I was able to facetime my sponsor girl this week. Faith and I really enjoyed it. I really should take some Spanish lessons, so when I do make it over there, there is less of a language barrier.

5. I'm a MOPS/MOPS NEXT table leader again this year, and I have a few people I don't know well. I'm extremely excited. I love getting to know new people! 

Let me know in the comments what you're doing this weekend!

Friday, October 11, 2019

Family Bonding Time

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This blog post is sponsored. All opinions are my own.


Making deep connections with your kids at an early age is so important. I'm big on family bonding time. As time goes by, the activities change, but the connection grows.

Family Bonding Time

When my girls were in elementary school, they took swim lessons weekly. I will never forget the excitement on their little faces when they accomplished something for the first time. They would be so proud and look to make sure I was watching to give them a clapping hand or a thumbs up. 

Family bonding time isn't limited to spending time together; it's being there for the little moments that are a HUGE deal in your kid's lives. Kids want to know that you're watching and rooting them on. Heck, my oldest would invite Grandma, Grandpa, and the whole neighborhood if she could have every single week to swim class to watch her.

All of those years I spent taking my girls to swim lessons paid off in so many beautiful ways. We travel quite a bit. If my girls hadn't learned so many valuable lessons over the years, we wouldn't have been able to do things like jump off a plank on a pirate ship in the Cayman Islands.

Honestly, my family LOVES being near the water. We have a boat, we have a cottage off of Lake Huron, plus we enjoy traveling to beachy locations. All I wouldn't have been able to do without swim lessons. 

Family bonding time changes as your kid's age. My husband and I went from swimming with infants to next summer we will be surfing in Hawaii with a senior in high school and a freshman. I'm tearing up just thinking about that. 

Start your family bonding time with Aqua-Tots Swim Schools. It helps start a lifetime of amazing adventures!

Aqua-Tots Canton
43335 Joy Rd., Canton, MI 48187
(734) 828-2000


Aqua-Tots Novi 
44225 W. 12 Mile Road, Ste. C103, Novi, MI  48377
(248) 845-4544

Aqua-Tots Troy 
846 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI  48083
(248) 845-4545

Aqua-Tots Sterling Heights 
44891 Hayes Rd., Sterling Heights, MI  48183
(586) 884-3633

Aqua-Tots Auburn Hills 
 (248) 537-4005
750 Brown Road, Auburn Hills, MI.  48316

Aqua-Tots Farmington Hills 
31221 W. 14 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI.  48334
 (248) 537-4004

Aqua-Tots Woodhaven 
21621 Allen Road. 
Woodhaven MI, 48183
734-818-8111




Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Keep on Swimming

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This blog post is sponsored. All opinions are my own.

School is back in session. If you're like me, life has gone into a hectic mode. My week is full of carting kids back to school, and the various things my kids are involved in. Not to mention my sixteen-year-old that doesn't have her license yet that we have to drive back and forth to work. Some families, when the summer ends, remove their kids from swimming lessons. 


Keep on Swimming

When kids return to school as you probably know they learn what they did before they left. Sometimes they spend most of the first semester catching up on what they forgot over the summer. It doesn't have to be this way. What a waste of time!

With that being said, don't end your child's swim lessons when summer ends. Yes, I know your schedule goes into overdrive once school is in session, but it's so good for your child. If you keep the swimming lessons going, you will notice so many excellent benefits.

By keeping the lessons going, your child will not forget what they learned during the summer. They continue to grow, get exercise, and learn a life-long skill.

Also, your child is gone long hours of the day. This time you take out of your day to take your child for lessons or parent-tot swim is a bonding experience. When my daughter was little, we would go to parent-tot swim every Saturday morning. After swim lessons, we would go for bagels. My daughter loved this time we shared together as a family. She would get so excited about it.

If you spent the summer having your child in swim well keep on swimming. If you need to sign your child up for swim lessons, now is the perfect time to join Aqua-Tots Swim School!

Aqua-Tots Canton
43335 Joy Rd., Canton, MI 48187
(734) 828-2000


Aqua-Tots Novi 
44225 W. 12 Mile Road, Ste. C103, Novi, MI  48377
(248) 845-4544

Aqua-Tots Troy 
846 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI  48083
(248) 845-4545

Aqua-Tots Sterling Heights 
44891 Hayes Rd., Sterling Heights, MI  48183
(586) 884-3633

Aqua-Tots Auburn Hills 
 (248) 537-4005
750 Brown Road, Auburn Hills, MI.  48316

Aqua-Tots Farmington Hills 
31221 W. 14 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI.  48334
 (248) 537-4004

Aqua-Tots Woodhaven 
21621 Allen Road. 
Woodhaven MI, 48183
734-818-8111