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As a parent, I am constantly looking for toys and products that promote creativity, challenge thinking, and provide an opportunity to expand the minds of my children during the summer break. With back to school quickly approaching, there’s no better time to get your child excited about science and the upcoming school year!

Amazon is the perfect place to find  these learning resources at heavily discounted prices. Check out these great deals.

The DIY 6-in-1 Solar Kit will introduce your child to solar energy and is currently priced at $4.15 (originally $19.95). This do-it-yourself kit allows your child to be hands on while creating working models. The working models will then be used to pull energy from the sun to drive the motor by the use of the solar power panel. Perfect fun under the sun while teaching your child the benefits of solar energy.

The 6-in-1 Solar Kit can be built into two different airplanes, an airboat, windmill, puppy or a car. This is a great summer project that is fun, imaginative, and promotes thought.  Not too shabby, considering you will save 79% off retail.image05

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Have you ever done a cleanse before?

About 10 years ago I did my very first cleanse. It was intense, not in the good way. After the first one I was pretty hesitant about ever doing another cleanse. I said the only way I’d do one is if a “higher power” were to force it upon me.

So about 8 years ago I had a “routine physical.” Well, I got a phone call from the Dr. and he wanted a follow up appointment with me asap. I skipped it. In the mail a couple weeks later I received my lab work from my blood and hand written in giant letters was “STOP DRINKING ALCOHOL IMMEDIATELY.” I may have been a huge lush or mild drunk, no matter how it was spun; I was drinking way too much.

I never did go back into the Dr. but I did start to take my diet and way of life seriously. I did a little research on all of the levels of things in my blood tested and I knew the doctor was right and I was unsettled by my blood test results. So I immediately went into research mode and started looking up every cleanse from here to China and back. I immediately started doing colon cleanses, then liver & kidney cleanses, then full body cleanses.

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12 Summer Activities & Games for Kids

by Chrystal Johnson July 23, 2014

Can you believe we’re already halfway through summer? Are you running out of ideas on what to do to keep your kids busy and happy? Summertime is meant to be filled with fun and games, but it can be difficult to make the fun last for long. Kids get bored with doing the same thing […]

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How Will Toolboxes Change Your Workshop?

by Chrystal Johnson July 23, 2014

Sponsored Article Toolboxes are the best way to organize a workshop for people who ply their trade at home. Tool belts are a great way to carry tools. Small toolboxes are great for traveling around with the city to get work done, but toolboxes for the shop must be different. The new toolboxes someone would […]

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BabyHawk Mei Tai Baby Carrier Giveaway

by Chrystal Johnson July 22, 2014

BabyHawk Mei Tai carriers are Chinese inspired with four long straps and can comfortably carry newborns and toddlers from 8-40 pounds. The three inch wide padded straps and head rest for baby make this carrier super comfortable for parent and child and allow for great back support. I’ve been eyeing BabyHawk’s Mei Tai carrier since […]

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Meatless Monday Meal Idea: Madras Lentils Over Rice

by Chrystal Johnson July 22, 2014

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tasty Bite. All opinions are 100% mine. Do you ever have those days where lunchtime sneaks up on you and you had no idea what you’re going to serve the kids? We had one of those days on Monday, so I took the opportunity […]

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Dyson DC59 Vacuum Giveaway

by Chrystal Johnson July 21, 2014

Welcome to the Dyson DC59 Vacuum Giveaway, sponsored by GiveItLove and co-hosted by The Parenting Patch. The Dyson DC59 is the world’s most powerful cordless vacuum. It features the same cyclone technology that has made Dyson the industry leader in vacuum sales. The DC59 Animal cordless vacuum cleaner is powered by the Dyson digital motor […]

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Natural Detox Bath Featuring Essential Oils

by Chrystal Johnson July 21, 2014

As much as summertime is full of fresh fruits and vegetables, there are also plenty of opportunities to slip up on our real food lifestyle. We try to live by the 80/20 rule and not stress too much about making unhealthy decisions when we’re out, but that doesn’t mean we’re not left feeling a need […]

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Win an Old Fashioned Snow Cone Cart

by Chrystal Johnson July 20, 2014

Enter to win an Old Fashioned Carnival Snow Cone Cart from Nostalgia Electrics! Hosted by www.TheLinkFairy.com Summer is here and what better way to cool off then with homemade snow cones! Bring the fun of the carnival home with Nostalgia Electrics Old Fashioned Carnival Snow Cone Cart. The cart stands 48” tall, has working wheels […]

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Hot Kids Toy: #Blobbits Giveaway {10 Winners}

by Chrystal Johnson July 20, 2014

Happy Mothering, all my favorite blogger buddies and the amazing people at Blobbits.com invite you to enter for a chance to win a Blobbits Deluxe Kit valued at $24.00 from Blobbits! A Huge thank you to our sponsors at blobbits.com for making this sweepstakes possible! It’s time to have some blobbin’ fun with Blobbits. People search it […]

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