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Educational Apps from Kids Academy

Available on iTunes & Google Play FREE for a limited time!

In our technological age its inevitable that kids will take an interest in video games, apps, and computers. Personally I prefer to keep my kids focused on educational apps if I do allow them to use the iPad or phones to play on. Kids Academy offers a variety of wonderful apps that keep kids occupied and entertained all the while learning crucial school based topics like math, reading, and writing.

Preschool & Kindergarten Baby Books, Songs, and Early Reading Toddler Games

I was so excited to find out about this app, my 8 month old daughter loves nursery rhymes so this app worked perfectly to keep her content while I was grocery shopping. The Early Reading Toddler Games is a great feature for my 5 year old son, but since he is already reading at a 1st grade level they seemed more appropriate for him to read just for fun rather than to actually learn how to read. The best part about this app is that it is something that both of my children can enjoy and my son can use it while his baby sister observes and it is equally entertaining for her.

Download this game for FREE on iTunes

123 Tracing Numbers: Montessori Math Game for Kids

Since my son is now in elementary school he has finally started learning more than just the basics of counting from 1-20 and this app seems like it has the right tools to help keep him on track to a better understanding of the wonderful world of math. I look forward to using this app to keep his mind in tune with the new math skills he’s been learning in the classroom.

Download this game for FREE on iTunes

Free for a limited time (normally $3.99!)

ABC Preschool Games for Kids

This app has a wide variety of options such as Math, Vocab, and even tracing word games. My 5 year old son absolutely loved the games and asked if he could play them instead of his usual request to watch TV when he gets bored, any mom would approve of a request like that 😉 I will definitely be letting him use my phone to play these fun educational games on our upcoming road trip.

Download this game for FREE on Google Play

Free for a limited time (normally $2.99!)

About Kids Academy

Kids Academy develops mobile apps for preschool education. Covering all major platforms their apps are designed to help kids of 5 and under to master all of the preschool educational skills from letters to numbers and vocabulary. Having passed the ten million installs mark, Kids Academy continues to deliver quality apps for iOS, Android and Amazon devices.

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Darlin’ Deals Meal ~ Pull-Apart Pizza Casserole!

Pizza Casserole

Tonight I tried another new recipe that I got from Sweet and Simple Living, Easy Pull-Apart Pizza Bread.
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It was super easy to make as the title suggests and it will have your whole family asking for seconds :)
Here’s what you need:
  • 2 Cans of Pillsbury Biscuits, I used the small flaky ones
  • 2 cups shredded cheese, I also added chunks of mozzarella cheese from a block
  • 2 tablespoons of Italian seasoning and I also used Oregano
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  •  Parmesean cheese
  • Side sauce – Marinara or Spaghetti/Pizza sauce
  • Casserole dish
  • Sauce Pan

You can also add pepperoni or your favorite meat, but mine was a vegetarian version 😉

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 Preparation Instructions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cut biscuits into quarters, or halves depending if you use large or small biscuits like I did.
  3. Mix other ingredients in a bowl until everything is coated well with olive oil
  4. Place mixed ingredients into a casserole dish coasted with non-stick spray
  5. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until the top is brown
  6. While casserole is cooking you can simmer your favorite marinara or pizza sauce in a separate pan

Serve and enjoy!

Darlin’ Deals Review ~ Harlem Globetrotters Game {USC Galen Center}

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Disclaimer: I received complimentary tickets to a Harlem Globetrotters game in exchange for my review. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

My son recently began learning how to play basketball at his after school program and what great timing for him to take an interest in the sport because the Harlem Globetrotters happen to be doing their 2015 World Tour! I was generously offered complimentary tickets to their local game at the USC campus. Upon arriving at the Galen Center, where all the USC Trojan basketball games are held, I was pleased to see that the stadium style seating offered a great view of the court.

There was plenty of excitement in the crowd as the game began and the players kept things lively with tricks, fast-paced playing, and comedic effects. Throughout the game there was comedic commentary between the players and the referees that had the whole arena laughing. Not to mention the talented players that pulled off some tricks that were nothing short of amazing. In addition there were hilarious pre rehearsed routines during the game that included a live-action instant replay and slow motion replay that was flawlessly acted out by the players.

The players also brought members of the crowd onto the court for some light-hearted hijinks between each quarter. There was plenty of entertainment including some cool performances from local youth dance studios at halftime. The team’s mascot Big G also performed a hilarious dance routine to a montage of hip-hop songs during one of the breaks.

This is truly an event that kids (and adults) of all ages can enjoy even if they don’t understand the rules and regulations of basketball. I highly recommend attending a Harlem Globetrotters game if they are coming to a city near you!

Save $7 Off Tickets for Harlem Globetrotters 2015 Tour – Use promo code FAMGUIDE to get your discount.

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I own this exact carrier and you can check out my review of it here.

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Amazon: DUPLO LEGO Ville Farm Animals

This adorable DUPLO LEGO Ville Farm Animals set is currently just $7.97 (normally $11.99)

It has a 4.5 star rating from 30 customer reviews :)

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Gerber Sale

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Check out the selection of adorable boy and girl clothes in a variety of sizes.

>> There are also tons of other brands of clothing on sale in Amazon’s 60% Off Girls Clothing offer and 60% Off Boys Clothing offer that they also have available right now.

*Remember Amazon prices can change at anytime.

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Darlin’ Deals Review ~ Transformers Rescue Bots: Jurassic Adventure on DVD!

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary advanced copy of Transformers Dino Bots: Jurassic Adventures on DVD to review. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Kids’ interests change like the wind; 2 years ago my son was into Thomas the Train, last year was his LEGO phase, and lately he’s been obsessed with Transformers and Dinosaurs. So I’m sure you can imagine his excitement when a new movie, that combines both of his current favorites, arrived at our house for my review.

The Transformers Rescue Bots: Jurassic Adventure is a new DVD from Shout! KidsFactory & Hasbro Studios. This adventurous movie takes place in a fictional town of Griffin Rock and the Transformers Rescue Bots: Chase, Heatwave, Blades and Boulder have to save the little town from Doc Greene and his robotic pet, Trex, the dinosaur. With 5 full-length episodes and 132 minute runtime, this movie is sure to keep your Little Transformer entertained 😉

If you have a Transformers fan or Dino obsessed kiddo in your house this movie is the perfect mix of both worlds and you can snag this dino-themed Transformers adventure on DVD now since it was released for sale today, February 10th.

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Episodes Include:

Family Of Heroes

Return Of The Dinobot

What Lies Below

What Rises Above

In Search Of The Griffin’s Nest

Movers And Shakers

Check out these exciting clips from Transformers Rescue Bots: Jurassic Adventure.

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