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5 Awesome Swimming Guinness World Records

March 15, 2018

People are pretty amazing! Whether if it's amazing feats of science, medicine, or athleticism, humans are pretty incredible. Honestly, just getting through the day is a feat in itself some days. Taking a look at some Guinness World Records makes that all the more obvious though! Here are 5 amazing Guinness World Records in swimming (of course)!

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Can’t catch a breath? Try these easy DIY bath bombs for cold and sinus relief!

March 08, 2018

If you haven’t discovered bath bombs yet you are in for a treat! Bath bombs are these little spherical “bombs” that fizz when you drop them in the water. The fizz is caused by the reaction of the ingredients coming in contact with water. Besides being a fun way to pamper yourself or your loved ones, they are easy to make with your little ones and they have great properties that help relieve many symptoms. In this case, we are treating cold and sinus ailments!

So lets get started!

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5 Reasons to Join a Summer Swim Team

March 03, 2018

As our family heads into its seventh season of Summer Swim Team with our two oldest children, Jake age 12 and Kate age 8, I thought it would be appropriate to share our family experiences with this once a year SUPER FUN event. Our two oldest children always look forward to Summer Swim Team.  Having participated on Summer Swim Teams since they were 5 this time of year becomes one of the most exciting times.  For the next couple of months, they will be a part of a Summer Swim Team, they will interact with friends (socially and competitively), make a ton of new friends, stay healthy and active during the summer, and most importantly have a ton of FUN.  Some of our best summer memories have been made thanks to our time on our summer swim teams.  

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That Parenting Sweet Spot

February 17, 2018

I don’t want to jinx myself, but I think I’m on the downhill side of the toddler stage. The beginning of the sweet spot. Don’t get me wrong, there are still tantrums and a lot of whining, but my kids are FINALLY entertaining themselves.

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SafeSplash Stories: Snow Days

February 10, 2018

If you are anything like our family, you look forward to snow days with a certain amount of dread and a small tinge of happy remembrance thinking about the snow days of your youth. But by 10 am or so, the happy feelings begin to wane.

The dread comes about because we don’t normally plan an entire day of activities for our kids. On a regular day, they go to school, have “practice,” eat, and then sleep. But when they wake up at 6:30 am like our kids do, find out they are free from any educational restrictions, they seem to ratchet up their energy level like they downed a couple of Red Bulls while cramming a plateful of chocolate chip pancakes covered in syrup and whipped cream into their sticky mouths.

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