FREE S.T.E.A.M Events This Week At Michaels!

My kids and I have attended the free classes on Saturdays at few times. It’s definitely something fun to do with the kids that doesn’t cost anything.

This week from Sunday 3/10 – Saturday 3/16 there is a free S.T.E.A.M event for kids 3+ years of age each day! You can check out what each days activities are here:

My kids love slime so I know they’d love the pink of slime event. I’m going to try to get them to at least a few of these events! It’s free!

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Challenger Sport Soccer Camp Registration is Open! Get a free shirt, ball, and more!

Challenger Sports, the leading camp company in the US has launched a brand new, soccer camp that combines the most popular elements of their two camp programs, British Soccer and TetraBrazil. The all new Challenger International Soccer Camp will offer instructional camp programs for each age/ability level!

The TinyTykes program will provide 3-5 year olds with fundamental soccer activities, games, and stories, designed to enhance technical skills along with physical and social development.

The Half Day Camp for 6-16 year olds is the most popular program and will provide 3 hours of skill development, games, challenges and competition each day.

Register now for Challenger’s International Soccer camp and get a free international ball, t-shirt, poster, skills evaluation and new downloadable coaching app & 20 skills videos! Register 30 days before camp and qualify for a free International Game Jersey!

Harlem Globetrotters 25% Off Promo Code!

It’s funny, my oldest son was just asking me about wanting to see the Harlem Globetrotters a few weeks ago. Then today I found out they’re coming to our town in February. Needless to say, we’re going!


The Original Harlem Globetrotters are known for their amazing feats of basketball, humor, and acts of goodwill on and off the court. And they have always been about the fans, but this year, everything they do will bring fans closer to the action more than ever before. Join them as they celebrate fans during the all-new Fan Powered World Tour! There will be over 20 occasions before, during and after the game where you have the opportunity to directly interact with Globetrotters stars. Don’t miss out – get your tickets today and save 25% off with promo code FUNFAM

Wish You Could Replace Annoying or Inappropriate Commercials? Now You Can With Filtrie

Does anyone else get sick of seeing certain commercials? There are certain commercials that are like nails on a chalkboard to my husband and I.  Then there are the commercials, like those ED commercials they seem to play every other commercial break at night or during NFL football games. I swear I sweat it out every time those commercials are on TV wondering if my 7 yr old or 12 yr old is going to ask me  what ED is and why there are so many commercials about it.  Let’s not forget the lubricant commercials. For a long time, I really wished there was a way to eliminate commercials like that from being played on my tv screen, especially in front of my kids.


Apparently I’m not the only one that wished for that because someone created Filtrie.  Filtrie is a Utah-based company that let’s customers set limits on tv ads to reflect their own values and interests.

So what does that mean?  If you don’t want to see those ED commercials you can have them filtered and replaced with a more appropriate commercial. If you don’t want to see alcohol commercials, you don’t have to.  One of the best parts about all this…it’s FREE and it’s opt-in.


Filtrie is a new and patented technology that gives viewers unprecedented control over advertising content in protecting their preferences and values,” said Jim Birch, founder and CEO of “Our free opt-in services ties in with the viewer’s mobile phone so we know exactly when they’re watching TV and display ads appropriate for them. By connecting that information to existing and new television equipment we are able to assist both viewers and advertisers in providing meaningful content and privacy protection at a level that has not existed before, while also providing deeper and more accurate data to broadcasters and advertisers. This is a technology with the potential to move advertising (and viewer control) into a new generation.”

Filtrie works whether you’re watching  cable or satellite, real time or DVR, no matter what provider you use.  You can also have Filtrie filter certain ads no matter who is in the room OR automatically show or replace certain ads when certain people are in the room.  How smart is that?

Filtrie is currently in beta right now but first customers should have access by the end of the year.  You can find more info at

What ads do you wish you could replace?