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My Kids’ Cool Mom’s Holiday Gift Guide 2014

The shopping season is here and My Kids’ Cool Mom has put together a Holiday Gift Guide for 2014.

1.The Haywire Group has just the games for you, this award-winning game company has a great collection of fun family games including DICEcapades! 2nd Edition and Bodydoodles The Tatoo Guessing Game .

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FREE Shipping through 12/31/2014, visit www.haywiregroup.com.

Use promo code: FREESHIPPING50

2. Time was when Marie Cavanaugh spent hours in her South Dakota farmhouse each Christmas season making pecan rolls and homemade chocolates for holiday gifting. 5lbcleanboxMy readers receive Buy 1 lb Get 1 lb FREE of Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Chocolates use promo code: usfamily2014 http://www.mrscavanaughs.com/

3. Dream Team Pets is much more than a bedtime toy-it’s an innovative kid’s sleep aid that helps end the bedtime battles of trying to keep your child in bed.

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My Readers receive 30% Off Dream Team Pets with Promo Code: USFGUIDE

Click here to choose your child’s Dream Team Pet

4. Amazon is a great place to browse all the trending gifts too! Check it out HERE.

FREE shipping at Haywire games until Dec 31. Think gifts, game night, time with friends

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WHAT?! You want me to spend time with my family?! That’s stressful and painful and long hours of talking about Grandpa’s latest ailment – how am I supposed to get through that?!
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Hey, it doesn’t have to be that bad. Spending time with your family can be fun, especially if you have the right game to shake things up, get people laughing and enjoying themselves – and not talking about Grandpa’s foot fungus! The Haywire Group has just the games for you, this award-winning game company has a great collection of fun family games including DICEcapades! 2nd Edition  and Bodydoodles The Tatoo Guessing Game .
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DICEcapades  is a card game, a dice game, a trivia game, an action game and well, it’s just a game with about anything and everything in it, which is why it’s perfect for everyone. You may find yourself in a staring contest, answering obscure trivia or balancing dice on your hand while standing on one foot – you never know what your turn will bring (hint: you might want to start working on your hand charades skills!). This game will definitely have you looking forward to spending time with your family and if it doesn’t, give your friends a call for a game night, you can all escape your families together. DICEcapades!  isn’t just the luck of the dice – it’s also the smarts of the roller.
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Do your kids draw on themselves? Ask how old they need to be to get a tattoo? Are they just plain creative or want to be? If so, you need Bodydoodles The Tattoo Guessing Game , this popular game for kids will channel that creative energy in a fun safe drawing game where your body is the canvas. It’s as easy as drawing a body card and a doodle card, picking the player you want to tattoo and drawing. Using the skin safe markers, a player draws the doodle on the chosen player while all the other players try to guess what is being drawn. Points are earned by the drawer and the guesser. Perfect for get-togethers with friend, sleepovers, birthday parties and anytime a child says, “Mom, I don’t have anything to do.”
For more exciting games from The Haywire Group – FREE Shipping through 12/31/2014, visit www.haywiregroup.com.

Use promo code: FREESHIPPING50

Buy 1 lb Get 1 lb FREE of Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Chocolates

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Time was when Marie Cavanaugh spent hours in her South Dakota farmhouse each Christmas season making pecan rolls and homemade chocolates for holiday gifting.

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“It started when my aunt sent her pecan-rolls recipe,” Mrs. Cavanaugh recalled. “I gave the recipe my own touch and started making the yummy specialties. Then I began dipping chocolates. Our friends and neighbors loved these treats, encouraging me to start a candy business. Finally, I decided it might be a good idea.'”

Her husband George and children Carla, Lorraine, Calvin, Colene and Genise rallied, helping Mrs. Cavanaugh fill demands for her homemade sweets.

…In 1972, the family moved to Utah, leaving good friends and their beloved cattle ranch.

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“It was a difficult decision, especially for George,” Mrs. Cavanaugh said. “He was excited about making our new venture, which we chose to call Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Candies, a great success. We felt Utah was blessed with good chocolates and that we would enjoy – and could compete with – those who pride themselves on making excellent chocolates.”

Millions of pounds of chocolates later, Mrs. Cavanaugh’s candies have earned a reputation for unquestionable excellence….
Ask chocolate aficionados. They will direct those seeking the best chocolates to the popular Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Candies.

My readers receive Buy 1 lb Get 1 lb FREE of Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Chocolates use promo code: usfamily2014 http://www.mrscavanaughs.com/

Get 30% Off Dream Team Pets: the innovative child sleep training toy

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Dream Team Pets is much more than a bedtime toy-it’s an innovative kid’s sleep aid that helps end the bedtime battles of trying to keep your child in bed.

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Developed with the help of a pediatrician, Dream Team Pets bedtime routine empowers kids as they reward their Pet with stickers and a certificate for a good night’s sleep.

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If the child wakes up from a nightmare, there are no hard feelings because the responsibility is on their Pet, but when they successfully sleep in their own bed, the kids feel a sense of accomplishment as they reward their Dream Team Pet.

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What makes this unique is that the kids think they are training their Pet, but really they are sleep training themselves!

My Readers receive 30% Off Dream Team Pets with Promo Code: USFGUIDE

Click here to choose your child’s Dream Team Pet

Schwan’s Home Service provided amazing food for my family

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For over 60 years, Schwan’s Home Service has provided superior frozen foods with convenient home delivery. Foods are flash frozen at the peak of freshness and flavor. Choose from USDA Choice meats, wild-caught seafood, flavorful skillet meals, Grade A fruits and vegetables, plus our heritage ice cream, distinctive desserts and much more.
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Delicious foods are offered to satisfy everyone, including family members with special dietary needs including:

– No gluten ingredients
– Vegetarian
– No sugar added
– Heart healthy
– Low calorie
– Low sodium choices

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I had the wonderful opportunity to try some of the products. My family just loves their spaghetti so I ordered the Pasta Shells Stuffed with Cheese, Six Cheese Tortellini, and Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks.

We decided to have the breadsticks and tortellini for dinner one night.

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I was a little afraid of my kids’ reactions because it wasn’t regular spaghetti. They tried it and ate it ALL. Then they asked for more. They absolutely loved the cheese stuffed breadsticks too!

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I can’t wait to try the shells along with the rest of the bag of breadsticks this week.

The ordering and delivery process was simple and efficient. When you browse the website, it is categorized perfectly. Each product includes a picture of it, amount of servings and the nutritional information. When I placed my order, I received confirmation that it would be delivered the next day! The next day!

Upon delivery, the delivery man was very polite and told me even more about the company. I told him I looked forward to ordering again because the convenience was already a big plus in my book.

Schwan’s offers weekly specials, coupons, online hot deals and new customer special offers. Join the Schwan’s Rewards program and earn 5% back on every online purchase, to be used on a future order.

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100% Guarantee! Love It or Return It! If you’re unsatisfied one of our products – for any reason – we will gladly replace it or provide a refund.
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My Readers Save $ On Your First Order at Schwans Home Service! (Available until October 31st!)

$5 off $25 Order – Coupon Code: JULIEN2
$10 off $50 Order – Coupon Code: JULIEN2
$15 off $75 Order – Coupon Code: JULIEN15
Click here for the coupon.

 

Draw your own puzzle

20141007_185425Keep your children entertained with their own artwork by allowing them to draw their own puzzle. This craft is great for any age child and can be enjoyed over and over again. It enhances your child’s creativity while also requiring fine motor skills.

Read the entire article here.

 

My readers save $5 to $15 off at Schwans Home Service

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For over 60 years, Schwan’s Home Service has provided superior frozen foods with convenient home delivery. Our foods are flash frozen at the peak of freshness and flavor. Choose from USDA Choice meats, wild-caught seafood, flavorful skillet meals, Grade A fruits and vegetables, plus our heritage ice cream, distinctive desserts and much more.
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We offer delicious foods to satisfy everyone, including family members with special dietary needs including:

– No gluten ingredients
– Vegetarian
– No sugar added
– Heart healthy
– Low calorie
– Low sodium choices

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Schwan’s offers weekly specials, coupons, online hot deals and new customer special offers. Join the Schwan’s Rewards program and earn 5% back on every online purchase, to be used on a future order.

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100% Guarantee! Love It or Return It! If you’re unsatisfied one of our products – for any reason – we will gladly replace it or provide a refund.
grill
My Readers Save $ On Your First Order at Schwans Home Service!

$5 off $25 Order – Coupon Code: JULIEN2
$10 off $50 Order – Coupon Code: JULIEN2
$15 off $75 Order – Coupon Code: JULIEN15
Click here for the coupon.

 

Pittsburgh, PA: Register for Fall Programs through Jump Start Sports

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LEARN. DEVELOP. SUCCEED! 

Jump Start Sports provides children with a foundation for growth and nurture their love of sports.  Through sports we teach character and life skills that lead to happiness and success.

Our recreational based camps, leagues, and programs teach fundamentals and values to children of all ages. Our programs are fun and well organized.

Preschool Sports Programs
Children ages 3 – 6 have a blast learning the fundamentals of sports from trained staff coaches (NOT coached by parents of participants). Players are put on teams and play games so that the children learn teamwork, game concepts, and sportsmanship. The first half of the classes focus on skill development using terminology and fun drills designed to teach these concepts to such young children. Programs offered include Hummingbirds Soccer, T-Birds T-Ball, Rookie League Coach Pitch Baseball, Little Hoop Stars Basketball, Mini-Mites Flag Football, and Deck Hockey. These programs provide a special experience for the whole family while children gain an appreciation of sports, specific knowledge and skill, an appreciation of team, and a boost in confidence. Learn. Develop. Succeed!

Youth Sports Programs
Children of all experience and skill levels improve fundamentals and learn about new sports in these fun oriented programs led by trained staff coaches (NOT coached by parents of participants). Players meet one day a week and are taught skills and fundamentals they will need to succeed in more competitive programs. Then they practice what they have learned in games that teach game concepts, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Sports offered include Introductory Lacrosse, Flag Football, Fall Baseball, Hoop Stars Basketball, Deck Hockey, Beginner/Intermediate Tennis, and Introductory Volleyball. Learn. Develop. Succeed!

Find out more at www.jumpstartsports.com or email us at info@jumpstartsports.com

Register today and follow us for extra info and specials!
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Jump Start Sports offers currently offers programs in PA, OH, MI and NC.

Be sure to mention My Kids’ Cool Mom when you register.

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Flag Football  Children entering grades 1 – 6 have a blast learning the basics of football.  Players are grouped by age, coached at their level of understanding, and play fun, low competition games under adult supervision. All instruction will be conducted by Jump Start Sports staff coaches. Players will learn the basic fundamentals of offense and defense, and will be introduced to speed and agility training. Parent coaches can assist in the instruction and will call the plays for their teams. Jump Start Sports staff will also supervise all games to ensure equal playing time, a rotation of players in various positions, and they will help teach within the context of the game.

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Hoop Stars Basketball  Instructional and recreational basketball program for children in grades   1 – 2. Players are taught the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting, positioning, defense, and rebounding in a fun-oriented program. Then they apply what they’ve learned in low competition games.

Hummingbirds Soccer  3 through 6 year olds have fun and learn the basics of soccer: dribbling, passing, trapping, shooting, defense, and positioning. Each session consists of instruction in all aspects of the game, participation in fun drills that are designed to teach fundamental skills to young children, and low-key, non-competitive games. All coaching will be conducted by Jump Start Sports staff, but parents may assist.

Little Hoop Stars Basketball  Instructional and recreational basketball program for children in preschool and grade K. Players are taught the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting, positioning, defense, and rebounding in a fun-oriented program. Then they apply what they’ve learned in low competition games.
Rookie League Baseball  A fun baseball experience for 5 and 6 year old boys and girls. Players will receive instruction in all basics of the sport, and will apply what they have learned in fun games. All players begin the season playing T-Ball and are slowly introduced to Coach Pitch Baseball over the course of the season. The program includes both instruction and game play. The games will be non-competitive and no score will be kept, but hits and outs will be recorded as they are in older coach pitch programs. Players who are not able to hit a pitched ball will be able to use a tee while learning. Rookie League classes are 1 hour and 15 minutes long. Jump Start Sports staff members conduct the instruction and oversee the game play while volunteer team coaches participate in a detailed coaches training program provided by Jump Start Sports.
T- Birds T-Ball  A fun and highly instructional introduction to baseball for 3 and 4 year old boys and girls. Players learn the basics of throwing, catching, fielding, batting, and base running, and then apply what they have learned in fun, non-competitive games. Sessions are one hour long, one day per week, and include all instruction and game play in one outing. Instruction is conducted by Jump Start Sports staff coaches. Players receive a Major League Baseball hat, team tee shirt, and baseball medal. Volunteer coaches may also participate in a detailed coaches training program provided by Jump Start Sports.

Make a seashell wind-chime with all those seashells from the beach

20140808_204548_resized_1doneDo your kids insist on bringing seashells home from vacation like mine do? I usually end up trying to be sneaky and conveniently “forget” them or throw them away when unpacking. However, this year, my youngest had his heart set on his shells. I just didn’t know what to do when them so I decided to make a wind-chime with them. We have a lot of wind in our area so this craft was purposeful and very useful.

Check out the full article with instructions and step by step photos here.

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