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2019 Pittsburgh Children’s International Film Festival

Discover the odd, colorful, and delightful world of children’s cinema this summer at the 2019 Pittsburgh Children’s International Film Festival. Join us July 26 – August 1 for week-long line up of children’s films that range from blockbuster hits to fun and quirky international flicks.

The festival will feature several Pittsburgh premiers, as well as the best short films from the 2019 New York International Children’s Film Festival. Complimentary special events, guest appearances, and hands-on activities are planned throughout the week.

The festival will be hosted at Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville, which will play movies at a lower volume to protect young ears and provide kid friendly snacks at select screenings. In the spirit of the festival, children are welcome to move around the theater, chat, and just be kids.

SAVE THE DATE July 26-August 1 – International Children’s Festival – Save the Date!! Discover the odd, colorful, and delightful world of children’s cinema this summer at the 2019 Pittsburgh Children’s International Film Festival.

Summer Fun Time Giveaway

Summer Fun Time Giveaway

Welcome to the Summer Fun Time Giveaway!

1 Winner

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This giveaway is part of our Mother’s Day/Father’s Day/Graduation Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products. I try to keep stuff like this stashed during the summer. I have a cupboard filled with sidewalk chalk, water balloons, crafts (for rainy days) etc so when I hear the dreaded “I’m bored!” I can say here, here’s some water balloons go lol

Host is Michigan Saving and More

My co-hosts for this giveaway are Deliciously Savvy, SaraLee’s Deals Steals & Giveaways

Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.


This giveaway’s Sponsor is:


ZURU is a disruptive and award-winning company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative toys and consumer products. Inspired by kids and imaginative play, ZURU is one of the fastest growing toy companies in the world and is known for their agility, creativity and new-age manufacturing techniques.


Rotten Eggs

Launcher with 100 Rapid-Filling Self-Sealing Water Balloons


See the review HERE.



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Digital Media Academy Coupon for Summer Camps!

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Digital Media Academy tech summer camps are filling up faster than ever! Don’t miss out on the summer experience of a lifetime – SAVE $100 with code CR8TECH16 when you register by March 31, 2016.

At DMA, kids (ages 6-12) and teens (ages 12-17) learn computer programming, app development, 3D modeling, robotics, graphic design, filmmaking, and much more!

Choose from one week DMA Camps, or step it up with two week DMA Academies , all taught by industry experts and tech professionals.

Campers get hands-on experience creating projects using the latest hardware and software from Apple, Canon, Adobe, and more.

Digital Media Academy also offers STEM camps just for girls, called Made by Girls! Learn from a female role model and tech professional in an environment of creative girls just like you!

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Hurry, save $100 with code CR8TECH16 when you register by March 31!

See you this summer at Digital Media Academy! #CreateTheNext

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This sounds like something my boys would love.  So much to choose from!

Coupon for Pittsburgh Mills Sky Trail

I will be receiving free admission as part of the US Family Guide blogger program to review Pittsburgh Mills Sky Trails.

Pittsburgh Mills Sky Trail is a 32-foot tall, 2 level ropes course complete with 30 exciting elements including zig-zag beams, cargo nets, angled rope ladders, crisscross walks and more. Participants choose their own path through the elements and go at their own pace. The ropes course is also equipped with a Sky Rail zip line connection measuring 69′ long. Participants soar down the length of the ropes course on a self guided zipping experience and are able to enjoy it’s thrills over and over. For young adventurers, there’s a specially designed Sky Tykes ropes course for kids ages 2-7.

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I know for sure this is something my boys would love to try.  I wondered though, how it could be for toddlers.  I’m thinking “I don’t even know if I would go up that high!” but then I saw this picture and it all made sense.

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SAVE Ropes Course COUPON Pittsburgh Mills #SkyTrail @SkyTrailMills Ages 2-102 

Gift cards available too!

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Follow Pittsburgh Mills Sky Trail on facebook for more info!

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Make Going to the Playground a Discovery this Summer

This post is sponsored by the Voice of Play

Local public playgrounds are a great way to get kids moving, encourage socialization and group play, and it’s a free way to have fun with your kids over the summer. We’re lucky enough to have a couple playgrounds within walking distance and a few that are only a couple minutes drive. A few years ago I worked with a company called KaBoom to help map playgrounds in my area for their app. It was this activity that made me realize how many different playgrounds there were in our area and what each one had to offer.

I have 4 kids ranging in age from 2 – 13 and they all love going to the playground.  The older boys usually shoot hoops or throw a football around while the younger ones love climbing, sliding, and exploring.  One playground is smaller but it’s one of my faves. It’s within walking distance from our house, it has a nice climbing tower with a slide and swings, including a baby swing for my little one.

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Another park near us has a bigger playground for the kids, a nature trail, a basketball court, volleyball courts, picnic tables, and even a skate park.  This one is of course, a favorite of my older boys.  I love the nature trail myself, so peaceful.  The boys love it because we can see some of the wildlife like squirrels and chipmunks.  They can sometimes discover salamanders under some of the rocks.

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Taking my kids to the playground is summer fun that everyone enjoys and it doesn’t cost a thing.  I’ll pack us up a picnic lunch and we’ll have lunch sometimes at some of the parks.  This is perfect to get my kids (and myself) away from the electronics and have real family time together.

Since discovering a few playgrounds that year, it’s now a annual thing for us.  We set out to find new parks, new playgrounds, new free and fun things to do over the summer.  We have our sites on a place called Mammoth Park this year that has a big metal slide and a pond where you can feed ducks. I can’t wait to take the kids!

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Do you have a favorite playground or park you go to?  When was the last time you discovered a new one?  Check out for more ideas!