Pittsburgh Parenting Expo ~ Monroeville

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I don’t know about you, but I was not given a HOW-TO manual when my kids were born and a lot of what I have learned and am learning is through basic trial, error and failure then success.  Grandparents hand information to their kids, who in turn use it to raise their own children and often those tips and tricks help, but where can a parent, educator, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or nanny learn more?  [Read more...]

Orlando Hard Rock – Become A Rock Star

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Kicking off our trip, we were at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando and the Hard Rock Cafe Orlando, for the first weekend and I have a few insider’s tips I just have to share with you!  Dining is a breeze when you know that your kids who have allergies are being cared for by the chef’s and planning a fun time was super easy with their concierge! As Pittsburgh Frugal Mom I am always looking for tools that make me the savings Rock Star and I have one that you need to know about long before you get to the Hard Rock locations world-wide! [Read more...]

My Dolphin Show ~ A Free App For Hours Of Fun

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of My Dolphin Show.

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How often are you out and you have the kids with you? With the age of the smartphones, tablets and so many other pieces of technology it is actually possible to tote very little along, but keep the kids very happy and entertained!  I make sure before I leave the house I have my Apps on my phone and ready to go so that the kids can play on the iPad and iPhone while we are out and I can accomplish or watch what I need to tend to while I am out! Here is how you can keep your kids engaged and entertained and the best part~~~it’s free!  This app has already made quite a splash with kids and adults alike as it has been downloaded over 2 million times!

My Dolphin Show is a fun, FREE app, that allows your kids to play or you can play with them.  This APP, unlike many apps out there is kid-friendly, safe to play and has no in-app advertising(which means their game is not interrupted with nonsense).  This is perfect for ages 8-10 girls because as they play the challenges progress but the rewards do as well and that mirrors life! In addition, the colors are set to please any aquatic lover and the App itself is very upbeat.  My daughter at age 16 found the My Dolphin Show quite entertaining and she like picking out wardrobe for her dolphin.. gotta be the clothes that we all love!

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The Object Of The App

Let your children be the star and they never  even have set foot into the water!  If your children love dolphins, they will love this app as they will listen to the trainer and flip, jump and move in the directions called out.  The crowd is waiting so train hard! As you perform well, you are rewarded.  You can collect coins for your prizes and as you collect these you earn towards outfits.  I actually moved up quickly.  You swipe the dolphin up from the bottom of the water with your finger and then if you want it to go through the inflatable that is sometimes there you make sure you are lined up with it or if you need to get the beach balls you jump up and swipe right or left to grab the balls and earn coins.  Coins get you more outfits!

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My Dolphin Show is a fun, FREE app in which you get to swim, play and perform tricks like a real dolphin! Over time, your dolphin will complete different tricks that increase in difficulty, allowing you to gain more points as the game continues. As a kid-friendly app, you can play along with your children and share quality bonding time in an entertaining and safe way.

Download the app now from the Apple App Store, Google Play and Amazon using the following links:

 Take a look at what fun this app is you might actually find yourself playing this app more than that famous candy one you have on your smartphone. ! 

There are a lot of ways to dress up your dolphins or you can even upgrade to other creatures like: sharks, mermaids and polar bears. Get ready to have some splashing fun that you can carry everywhere!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of My Dolphin Show

Adventures Of Pittsburgh Frugal Mom & Florida- LEGO It Up, Mini Style & Free


Florida, LEGO and kids, it seems like a match made in heaven and yet the story gets even better! Way down South, in Orlando, Florida, at the Downtown Disney Marketplace you will find a LEGO Store Monthly Mini Model Build for free. My kids love LEGO products and all of the building bricks!

Don’t get all excited yet, remember you are not the only one finding out about this great event!  Your kids can join in on the free fun every FIRST TUESDAY of EVERY MONTH.  Kids will have a great time learning how to build mini models, and then the icing on the cake or should I say the LEGO on the LEGO is they get to take it home! Snap- Stack- Click, too good to be true.  Every month the LEGO mini build will be themed.  This offer of course is only good while supplies last.  You cannot purchase a mini model, they are not for sale and it is ONE per child.  To qualify to build, you children need to be between the ages of 6 and 14.

Do you want to know more about this great free activity with LEGO Store in Downtown Disney Marketplace? Check here for all the details.


Frugal Fridays With Pittsburgh Frugal Mom & Melanie Taylor 100.7 Bubba Show


It’s Friday, it’s the day to go crazy, relax, think weekend, and get ready to do everything you meant to do all week long, but crammed into 2 days. Monday is a few days away, so make being tired worth it, get out, have fun and enjoy our great city FREE!

Get out and meet the Penguins. A Penguins Meet and Greet, but it may not be the ones you are expecting, because the National Aviary will be on hand to answer questions and let you meet and greet your Penguin Friends — You can get your photo taken too!
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Southside Carnegie Library

Kids cooking class Market District South Hills — 9/14 see site for details

Johnny Halo will be playing LIVE at the Ross Township Community Behind the Big Lots on McKnight Road from 6-7 and 7:30-8:30 PM. 9/15

How about building a little bit with the LOWE’S Build n Grow . A free workshop but make sure that you register online first. September 14 10am at all participating LOWE’S. This is a monthly event.

Millvale Days brings you a party on the street, with Music, and food. and rides — check the events calendar for all the great details.


Don’t forget that IKEA offers a free cup of coffee if you have the IKEA Family Card and you can drop the kids in Smaland for an hour of sanity while you enjoy your coffee and shop!