Keep Your Kids Safe With a Carseat Check at Cars.com

Keep Your Kids Safe With a Carseat Check at Cars.comcars.comThis is a sponsored post.

The weather has been amazing so far this Fall and we have packed on a ton of miles going all around on road trips. Although my kids are far from car seat days, we still need to stay current for when we bring along the teeny to pre-tweeny nieces and nephews! 

It’s great to know that there is place hubby and I can go to and find out everything we need to know about keeping the kids safe in their car seats. Such precious cargo needs to be protected for sure. Cars.com gives parents, grandparents, family and caregivers a place where they can check out everything they need to know about their specific car and car seat so they can feel safe getting on the road.

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You can find out which cars are best for three car seats, rear-facing, forward-facing, infant, latch, booster and third row. I don’t know about you, but I love having a got0 place that I can find out anything I need to about car seat safety! Now you can feel safe when you are on the road going back and forth to school or on a road trip across America. Before you place the most precious gift you have into that car seat check out the ins and outs of car seat safety at Cars.Com 

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole Gamer Review

 South Park: The Fractured But Whole Gamer Review

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As you already know this family has been gaming a long time. Hubby and I go way back to gaming forever, prekids. We also have had quite a few laughs with South Park. So when we heard about Sount Park: The Fractured But Whole we had to play it! South Park: The Fractured But Whole, the sequel to 2014’s The Stick of Truth is an awesome and well put-together role playing game experience. From its turn-based combat to its hilarious dialogue, The Fractured But Whole reminds fans of all the great concepts that made the first game in the series work. Now role playing as superheroes, as opposed to the medieval setting, Cartman and the gang, along with the player’s character, band together on an ultimate quest.

The Fractured But Whole feels like a series of television episodes that the player gets to interact and fight in. The video game plays like the Comedy Central series, and the jokes are up to par with that of the show. Creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker were extremely hands-on in the process of putting this game together, and the authenticity shines through into the final product. Getting to run around South Park is a great experience, as players interact with the environment around the, and encounter fan-favorite characters from the series.

The combat has also been improved since The Stick of Truth, which at the time I thought had mastered a simple and straightforward fighting system. However, the battle mechanics shown off in The Fractured But Whole are extremely easy to grasp, and make the fights feel more interactive than before. Similar to that of The Stick of Truth, as the game progresses, new characters are added to the party. These offer different combinations for battle, and help in keeping the experience fresh over the game’s run time. New characters each have their own special abilities, and can create some awesome and humorous sequences in battle.

With some extremely clever lines mixed in with the occasional juvenile wisecrack, The Fractured But Whole’s writing reminds fans why they love South Park in the first place. The pairing of the superb combat system alongside the strong dialogue made me keep pushing forward, sinking hours into the game at a time. All at once, The Fractured But Whole feels like a gripping gaming experience, while also making fans feel as if they are binge-watching a new season of the show. Overall, South Park: The Fractured But Whole is a must-play, even for those who are not hardcore fans of the television series. There are enough jokes here to appreciate, and the gameplay is definitely something gamers don’t want to miss out on. Click here to find out more about South Park: The Fractured But Whole. 

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Disclosure: Diane Sullivan was provided with a copy of a video game for the sole purpose of review. All opinions are that of my own and honest. Opinions do not reflect those of the parent company represented. Contact me at 3decades3kids@gmail.com

Netflix- Stranger Things 2- Are You Streaming

Stranger Things 2- Are You Streaming?

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 As you may already know I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team. That means I get to share all the GREAT shows on Netflix with you. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I am obsessed with Stranger Things. I wasn’t sure at first if it was for me, but once I watched a few minutes into Season One episode one, I was hooked…completely hooked! I watched it, I had my sons watch it, and then I convinced hubby to watch. So we were ALL waiting for Stranger Things 2 to hit today, October 27th! Do you watch? If you do, I do not need to say a word, if you don’t let me make a suggestion…WATCH IT!!! It’s awesome!

Stranger Things: A love letter to the 80’s classics that captivated a generation, Stranger Things is set in 1983 Indiana, where a young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.

Stranger Things 2: It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.

 

Stranger Things 2 is now streaming on Netflix

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids is a Netflix Stream Team member and so happy about that. We LOVE to stream Netflix and share all we find! Contact me at 3decades3kids@gmail.com or @3decades3kids across all social media platforms. 

Halloween Haunt and The Great Pumpkin Fest at Dorney Park!

Halloween Haunt and The Great Pumpkin Fest at Dorney Park! 

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It’s hard to believe that Halloween is just about here. I feel like we have been celebrating for weeks! With only one weekend left there is still plenty of time for fun! Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom is in full swing and with just one weekend left, it’s a perfect choice for some last minute Halloween fun!Be prepared for something new as you will want to check out the gruesome maze during Haunt’s nighttime event which is now celebrating its 10th season . Haunt will feature seven mazes, four scare zones, three live shows, 25 rides and more than 500 costumed creatures throughout the park, ready to scare visitors over the age of 13.

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Don’t worry if want to bring the kids along. There is plenty for little ones to do from park opening until 6 pm! The Great Pumpkin Fest is returning  to Dorney Park!  There is a lot of family-friendly daytime Halloween experiences just for you! Don’t forget to have your kids wear their costumes. There is a costume contest that they will not want to miss out on! The Great Pumpkin Fest  features the classic PEANUTS characters. You can find them walking around and ready to greet everyone in the family for fun photo opps! 

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You can also find an amazing petting zoo where you can purchase some animal feed and enjoy feeding a variety of animals. Even the adults on hand could not help but reach in a pet some of those adorable little lambs, goats, chickens, bunnies and more. There was even a lama! So much fun! My daughter would have spent the entire day in the The Great Pumpkin fest. The cabanas are turned into little Trick-Or-Treat houses where different story book characters await trick or treaters with handfuls of yummy candy. It is a super cute experience for the kids.

We also loved the Pumpkin maze where the kids could choose there own take home pumpkin! There was a tent with tables where you could paint your pumpkin and leave it to dry for a later day pick up. Great idea! Along with that you could make your own mask and spend time coloring some spooky coloring pages. What a fun time! When you do visit don’t forget to grab some of the Halloween themed snacks and cotton candy! So delicious! 

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The parks new Haunt maze, Tourist Trap, is themed after a ramshackle hotel run by a morbid collector of the macabre. Tourist Trap will take guests back in time to the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago where they will witness the horrendous fate of patrons who checked in and soon after disappeared; scenes of terror and torture will shock guests during their twisted travels through a variety of hidden rooms. SO much fun!

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Dorney Park allows guests to experience more fear during Haunt with the Fright & Fast Lane Pass including Skeleton Key. This premium add-on experience includes priority access to eight mazes and attractions and features more intense and interactive scares in seven Skeleton Key attractions. In addition, the pass allows priority boarding on all Fast Lane rides and attractions. Dorney Park will feature five new Skeleton Key experiences in 2017, including an immersive stereophonic experience at Tourist Trap and an experiment in fear at Blackout where you take control of the maze experience of other guests. Fright & Fast Lane with Skeleton Key is available online or at the park for as low as $40.00* per person.  Guests who want to join their friends, but want to have a scare free night will be able to purchase a No Boo Necklace for $10.00* to let monsters know to keep away. For more information about Halloween Haunt or to purchase tickets, please visit www.dorneypark.com/play/haunt and share your terrifying photos with us using #DPHaunt.

DPhaunt4DPhaunt3Disclosure: Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids is a Dorney Park partner blog. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the opinions of the parent company represented. Media passes provided in order to facilitate this review. Contact me at 3decades3kids@gmail.com and @3decades3kids across all social media platforms. 

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28 Free Events for Kids and Families #LCKids

 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28 Free Events for Kids and Families, Including #LCKids Costume Contest, Activities Scavenger Haunt, Storytime at the Atrium, and More

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WHEN: Saturday, October 28, 2017

 11:00 am  1:00 pm

WHERE:   Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Various venues (see below)

WHAT: Lincoln Center invites costumed kids and families for a festive Halloween celebration at its third annual LC Kids Trick-or-Treat, a fun-filled day of free events, activities, and performances. The 2016 edition attracted more than 10,000 kids and families.

Schedule, by location:

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Josie Robertson Plaza and Hearst Plaza:

11:00 am  1:00 pm:  Trick-or-treating at Lincoln Center venues and public spaces Scavenger Haunt activity stations around the plazas, presented by Gateway™s Haunted Playhouse; Children™s Museum of Manhattan invites participants to create a stuffed zombie on Hearst Plaza; Spooktacular Amboolance presented by NewYork-Presbyterian; Saw players, hand balancer, and stilt walkers on Josie Robertson and Hearst Plazas; and Partner giveaways and activities.

Families and their kids will be able to participate at the #LC Kids Costume Contest by taking a photo and posting it to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #LCKids. Winner will be announced on Instagram on October 31, and will receive a year-long membership to LC Kids, brunch for four at The Grand Tier Restaurant, as well as tickets for four to family performances presented by Lincoln Center resident organizations, and more.

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David Rubenstein Atrium (Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets):

11:00 am  LC Kids Storytime at the Atrium featuring Crankenstein by Samantha Berger

Presented in collaboration with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (144 W 65th St)

1:00 pm Free film screening of Monster House

Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center (Recommended for ages 9+)

The organizations participating in LC Trick-or-Treat this year include: Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard Store, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, GoGo squeeZ, Children’s Museum of Manhattan, American Ballet Theatre, NewYork-Presbyterian, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Met Chorus Artists, Big Apple Circus, and The Grand Tier Restaurant.