Photo by: Richardson Adventure Farm

Located just an hour’s drive northwest of Chicago, Richardson Adventure Farm has become an annual destination for family fun, with a new 28-acre maze every year, plus more than 30 activities, including wagon rides, pig races, a vintage carousel and a “park train” that runs on real tracks. Most of the activities are included in the admission fee with a few (such as the zip line and “Orb” rides) cost extra. Private picnic sites with campfires and firewood are available by reservation, and there’s free parking.

This year Richardson’s added a heated tent near the pig races and train depot, serving wine, beer and hot chocolate with schnapps, plus live music on most weekend afternoons.

Admission in September: $17 for ages 13 and up, and $14 for ages 4-12;
October/November weekend prices are $19 for ages 13 and up and $16 for ages 3-12.
Free for ages two and under.

Richardson Adventure Farm
909 English Prairie Rd
Spring Grove, Il 60081
Phone: 815-675-9729
Online: richardsonadventurefarm.com

Photo by: Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm

Annual Pumpkin Fest starts September 28 thru October 31st 2019, with Affordable Fun on the Family Fun on the Farm for the whole family! Our admission includes over 30 unlimited attractions for all ages to enjoy. From taking a hayride, sliding down the tallest mountain slide in the midwest, letting off energy in 1 of or all of our 5 play areas, to getting lost in 1 of our 2 cornfield mazes or visiting our farm animals to pet and feed. Be sure to head out to the Pumpkin Field to pick a pumpkin right off the vine it grew from. Come hungry we have an array of Meals and Treats to eat from Smoked Turkey Legs, Hamburgers, Chicken, Funnel Cakes, Apple Cider Donuts, Fresh Baked Pies and so much more yummy items. Come early so you have plenty of time to enjoy Affordable Fun on the Farm®.

 

Siegels Cottonwood Farm Pumpkin Fest
Online: OurPumpkinFarm.com

The lunchboxes they’re using this year put a brown bag to shame. Make sure you fill it with the foods your crew will love by shopping at Thrive Market. Here are five reasons parents are choosing Thrive Market for all their fall shopping needs.

Convenience. Online grocery shopping makes the whole process stress-free. Thrive Market offers free shipping on orders over $49 and will include a free item, like a new granola bar to try or almond butter. Perk: your order will ship in two days or less.

Brands. Find products and foods from your favorite brands like Happy Baby, Late July, Banza, Annie’s, Lotus Foods, Rao’s, Seventh Generation, Honest Kids and more. Or, shop the highly-rated Thrive Market Goods brand for pantry staples like olive oil, almond flour and apple cider vinegar.

Shop by Value or Diet. Thrive Market allows you to sort its 6,000+ products by 12 diets (Keto, Paleo, AIP), 35 ingredients, and 29 environmental or social values (Non-GMO, Preservative-Free, Grass Fed and Plant-Based). Perk: Thrive Market offers pre-selected boxes based on your diet or its value, which means you don’t have to think about what to buy.

Thrive Market does good. Try it free for 30 daysAfter your free trial, the $60 annual membership will provide a free membership to a low-income family, student, teacher, veteran or first responder so they can also access Thrive Market’s quality goods.

Discounted prices. See below for some popular products (and discounts!), including Dr. Bronner’s, Mrs. Meyers and Annie’s. If you don’t save at least $60, Thrive Market will give you the difference in credit after you renew your membership.

 

Single-Serve Whole Milk ($14.49)

 

 

 

With thousands of games, books and videos available through Amazon’s FreeTime Unlimited the only real challenge is deciding where to begin. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite Halloween-themed tricks and treats to get kids excited about the spooktacular season.

 

BOOK: The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything – This classic children’s book is the perfect way to get young readers in the Halloween spirit and remind them that there’s absolutely nothing to be scared of.

GAME: Room on the Broom: Games – The friendly witch and her broom full of critters from the picture book of the same name serves as the perfect inspiration for some not-too spooky fun, like creating star pictures, feeding a dragon and catching magical letters.

SHOW: Pinkfong Halloween Songs – Pint-sized fans of that Baby Shark earworm will love listening to these silly Halloween songs over and over again.


BOOK: It’s Halloween, I’m Turning Green – This hilarious title in the best-selling My Weird School book series has the students at Ella Mentry School enjoying a very memorable Halloween, trick-or-treating and attempting to eat “a million hundred pounds” of chocolate.

GAME: Toca Boo –  In the wonderful open-ended play style of Toca Boca’s inspiring line of games, intrepid explorers can navigate through a two-story haunted house, discovering hidden surprises and creating some playful scares.

SHOW: Odd Squad: The World Turned Odd – The world gets turned upside down for the Odd Squad when the team accidentally changes the past and reverses every case they’ve ever solved. Fans of the popular PBS series, which turns math learning into odd and mysterious challenges, will love this short movie.


BOOK: The Sixty-Eight Rooms – There’s nothing like a little mystery and suspense to get your young sleuths excited for the spookiest day of the year. This intriguing book series follows the adventures of eleven-year-olds Jack and Ruthie as they get shrunken and have to unravel the secrets hidden inside the 68 miniature rooms known as the Thorne Rooms at the Chicago Art Institute.

GAME: Goosebumps Horror Town – Fans of the thrilling book series will love the challenge of building their own spooky town to fill with Goosebumps monsters. Choose to play either as creepy creatures scaring the townsfolk or rally the humans to scare away the monsters. Either way, it’s a spooky good time.

SHOW: Gortimer Gibbons Life on Normal Street – From ghostly hauntings to a search for mythical treasure, Gortimer and his best friends, Ranger and Mel, spend their days on Normal Street unraveling some very un-normal mysteries.

When you purchase a new Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablet it comes with one year of FreeTime Unlimited at no additional cost. FreeTime Unlimited offers thousands of content titles for kids ages three to twelve years old. To purchase an Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablet for 20% off, use code REDTRI.

 

 

Summer is winding down and Fall is upon us.  A new season brings a wardrobe shift and the perfect time to update your accessories!  Lassig has Gorgeous, High Quality Diaper Bags in a variety of styles on SALE now.  Choose from shoulder bags, messenger bags, stroller bags, multi-carry bags with a backpack option, and even Eco-friendly pieces.  Prices are up to 50% off!  Don’t delay and get ’em while they’re hot, ’cause once the temps cool the sale will too!

Shop the entire sale here https://www.lassigusa.com/sale

 

Lassig, Inc.
629 Entler Ave. Ste. 38
Chico, Ca 95928
Phone: 530-809-1699
Online: lassigusa.com
Facebook: facebook.com/USALassig
Twitter: twitter.com/LassigUSA
Instagram: instagram.com/lassig_usa
Pinterest: pinterest.com/lassigusa

Chef Alison, mom of two, designed Ends+Stems Meal Planning to make dinner easier. Use code REDHOT for 20% off September

Ends+Stems’ goals are: 1) Help you know what to buy and cook,  2) Make weeknight dinners easier + delicious;  3) Reduce food waste, a daily action for a healthier planet and our future.

They have meals for all diets. Most recipes are 30 minutes or less. Simply check the dashboard on Fridays for the new menu. Confirm or make changes to your meals. One click to confirm shows you the grocery list. You can shop at your favorite stores and desired price point. Option weekend Prep-Ahead List gets you off on the right foot. Each night, follow the easy instructions for a home-cooked family meal. It’s the convenience of a meal kit with less waste and groceries purchased from your stores.

Start a new habit this year with the whole family. Let Ends+Stems do that mental workload, you simply cook and teach your kids about our part in making the world a better place.

 

Ends+Stems
Online: endsandstems.com

Did you know drowning is responsible for more deaths among children ages 1- to 4-years-old than any other cause except birth defects? Among children 1- to 14-years-old, fatal drowning remains the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death behind motor vehicle crashes. Learning how to swim and becoming water-safe is not just summertime leisure. It’s life-saving. Don’t put off your family’s safety another season. Become a confident swimmer and water-safe with America’s #1 rated swim school.

Sunsational Swim School specializes in private, at-home swimming lessons for learners of all ages. We make learning how to swim convenient, fast, fun and guarantee results. Our certified swim instructors travel to your home pool/any pool of your choice to teach your lessons on the days and times you want. You’ll see amazing results in a short period working with our award-winning swim instructors, who have made Sunsational the top mobile swim school in the nation. All Sunsational swim instructors have a minimum of two-years teaching experience, are CPR/First Aid Certified, pass a national background check and are insured.

Register online or over the phone today!

 

Sunsational Swim School
Phone: 1-888-788-2140
Online: sunsationalswimschool.com
Facebook: facebook.com/sunsationalswimschool
Instagram: instagram.com/sunsationalswimschool
Pinterest: pinterest.com/sunsationalswim

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