Pool Safely with the Adventures of Splish & Splash

There hasn’t been a summer in recent memory that hasn’t broken my heart at some point when some very attentive family loses attention en masse for 30 seconds, it only takes 30 seconds! Vigilance and Education are the best protection for prevention and simple steps really can save lives.

Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death in children AGES 1 to 4.

I couldn’t over-state my support for this group if I tried (just one of the things I have in common with Michael Phelps), please Download their Free Toolkit and get the tools to Pool Safely this year. Not only are there wonderful free materials for parents, but they also have a fantastic app called Adventures of Splish & Splash for Android or Apple that helps reinforce the lessons provided on as well as a fun pool safely coloring sheet [pdf].

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Support The Michael Phelps Foundation

The Michael Phelps Foundation started a partnership with the Pool Safely Campaign last year and it saved lives! We are joining the greatest Olympic swimmer of all-time in support of this wonderful campaign. Summer Fun and Pools go together like Memorial Day and Parades. Please Pool Safely this year now that the pools are open and who knows, maybe start your little one on a path to the USA 4 x 100M Relay team.

– Mom Out

Mother’s Day 2018

The Chicago Mom’s Best Buy Guide For Your Chicago Mom

Now just scan your screen! On most phones now you can open your camera screen, point at a code and a drop down notification will ask to follow link. It’s a newer feature here in the US on most iphones thanks to a recent upgrade on for iOS 10. So now most should have the ability to read QR codes via the phone’s camera app. That means any iPhone user can open their camera, point it at a QR code, to receive a prompt to saying to follow a URL/Link.  I’m not sure on Android. Now, if you’re a Facebook user with their app installed you can scan from there, as they have their own scanner in their main menu options much like Google Chrome in which you hold the Icon for a sec for the menu to appear  then select and Scan QR Code to be taken to the items site!

Most items should arrive in time via Amazon Prime or Next Day Delivery and/or Target Store In-store pick up.

Please make sure to check on the Shipping times before placing your order.

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They are a Green & Healthy Household subscription based service that aims to help you and your family go greener one month at a time, with a portion of sales going to your local school. Give They also have a great School fundraising promotion for my PTA moms too.

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Vosges Chocolates:

Give Mom something almost as sweet as she is for  Moms with a discerning sweet tooth and impeccably good taste there is one of the finest unique chocolatiers here in Chicago’s at Vosges Chocolates! Use Code GIVEVHC20 On Your 1st Order & Get 20% Off For a Limited time.

For the Mom or Grandma who needs nothing, but your time

and love, Why not think about Gifting it Back? 

Another great last min. gift and a way to help out Chicago moms is to Donation on her behalf to Catholic Charities as they really do so much good work here in the City for those of all faiths, races and origin. Plus, to inspire your generosity a group of loyal Catholic Charities supporters created a challenge grant that will match new and increased gifts to the Mother’s Day Appeal up to $50,000, so we thought to help share and spread their good works! 

Get & gift our Appsolute Favorites for Moms on the Go: 

#1 Yoshi– Fuel Delivered, Give her the gift GO! (Updated: 05/09  FYI they are currently offline for the next few days here)

Get Yoshi today for your Chicago Mom. Gas Delivered, for the moms who never stop, like me. Want to learn more and how you can get gas for free follow our link and Gift her your Absolute best!

Want to Get $25 in Free Gas ??? Then just send us an email with your name and address you would like to use for the account at and we’ll send you our link, availability  is limited to a first come basis. When you join as a premium member you can also pass along these types of savings to your friends and earn free gas too!  

Gas Delivery is $7 / Monthly Membership you get free weekly deliveries at only $20/mo. 

Member Benefits include:  Weekly Refueling, Competitive Gas Prices,  Free Tire Check,  

Free Tire Air Fill-ups, Free Gas via Yoshi Points

Optional Power-ups: Windshield Cleaning, Wiper replacements,

Car Washes, plus you can cancel Anytime!

Our #2: Pearachute Kids Chicago

Not Just for the little ones! I have had them since they started here in Chicago. The times and prices have changed, but a great value for moms it remains.  You can find the days activities going-ons for your part of town and all over the city. They now offer Subscription boxes, group workouts, haircuts and events just for Mom’s. It’s a great and fun way to meet other moms and get out of the house. This month, Pearachute is gifting deserving Moms like you free activity credits so you can spend more meaningful time with your family! Get $39 off any plan or flex pack. Their 4 Credit monthly plan is Free with $39 Credit this month or take that off the price on any higher credit plan or Flex pack. You do need to enter a credit card to get your free trial credit, but no charges will occur till the start of the following month 30 days from sign up, cancel anytime with no penalties.

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Apple Picking Season is Pecking away at Me!

Getting that itch again to go apple picking!!!!

Flash back to last year…. What a great find today, just had to share. We honestly just loved this place! It’s called Honey Hill Orchard, (not much on frills) but has free tiny petting zoo, hay maze, great apples, doughnuts, killer cider and very reasonable prices ( best part you buy the bag $13 per 1/2 peck w/ no picking or per person fees ) spent $25 for the day left happy and full!!! It was such a beautiful day out to top it off!— at Honey Hill Orchard

Cake Hunters is Casting in Chicago!

Calling all Chicago Moms…Do you need your next party to really take the Cake?

We just found out about this amazing show called Cake Hunters and that they’re casting here in Chicago this week! So we just had to share. I mean we LOVE cake and we would just love to see some other great chicago families get a chance to share their “Cakesperiences” Shopping and have their story be told on this fantastic hit show from The Cooking Channel, OMG, it’s  Freaking Cake Hunters!

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You can follow us on Facebook for more updates on the whole Cakesperience with The Chicago Mom. I can’t wait to find out more info on when they will announce just who the Coveted Cake Hunters will be!

To see and learn more about the show click here to watch Cake Hunters on the Cooking Channel. 

Cake Hunter’s Casting on Facebook

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