Give the Gift of An Experience: Goldfish Swim School Giveaway

Tis the season for holiday gift giving, and if your kids are anything like mine, their list is short but expensive. They’d like gadgets and electronics not much else. And while some years we do give them something electronic, most years we go with making memories and providing opportunities.

Our friends at Goldfish have the same idea – why not give the gift of experience, but also throw in some fun water themed items as well?

This year’s Goldfish Swim School holiday packages are fun to open and filled with goodies like two months of group swim lessons, 4 family swim passes, Goldfish goggles, Bubbles bath toy, Goldfish tote and the new and FIRST-EVER Goldfish story book, “The Fish Who Wouldn’t Swim.” The packages start at $168 for current members ($243 value) and $193 for new members ($268 value), and they can be purchased at Goldfish Swim School Fishers or Goldfish Swim School Carmel — while supplies last and they sell out fast! 


This year I’ve partnered with Goldfish Swim School to giveaway a gift package that’s sure to thrill your little fish or the child who wishes to become a fish!  To win the package of what’s listed above, just enter the giveaway below.

Note: This package is good the local Goldfish Swim Schools in Fishers and Carmel Indiana ONLY; winner may pick up at either location. 

Thanks for reading and keep on swimming!

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Disclosure: Thanks to Goldfish Swim School for sponsoring this post

Big Kid Stuff

In June, the Fox hit double digits with gusto and hasn’t looked back. All of a sudden, it seems, this kid is scholarly, more mature and more worldly than I was aware, Our last two family movie nights have been The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, because he’s read both books.

At school his class is finishing up their orientation to their Chrome books, and he’s walked me through a few things he can do with it. “Do you ever get off task and play games on your computer?” He looked at me like I had six heads. “Mom, this laptop is for learning, it’s not for gaming.” Oh. Alrighty then. At parent teach conferences he share his goal of being on the honor roll all year, and I can see no reason as to why that won’t happen.

Last week was IM week at Goldfish Swim School, and they swam the strokes in the order of the event. On the way home he dissected each one, and which stroke he likes the most, and which one he likes the least. After nearly two years at Goldfish, he’s approaching the “sport for life” phase of the program. He’s now a proficient enough swimmer that he’ll be able to swim laps for enjoyment and exercise for as long as he likes.

I can’t even imagine what life will be like when he’s in SIXTH grade (we’re not talking about the fact that M will be in NINTH by then).

Disclosure: Thanks to Goldfish Swim School for partnering with us  to build my school-age swimmers’ confidence in exchange for my honest review of their programs!

Firsts, thirteenths, one-hundred-fifths and more

We knew going into it August was going to be a whirlwind. We weren’t wrong.

First day of school – eighth grade and fifth grade.. MaM’s thirteenth birthday and her first rated PG-13 movie at the theater.  It was the first time I attended the Family of Farmers  State Fair day by myself. Trip one to Chicago to celebrate my sil’s fortieth birthday with our first taste of Korean BBQ and first time at family karaoke. Celebrating my grandma’s ONE-HUNDRED-FIFTH birthday, which was special and incredible and a day we’ll always remember. Our second trip north on for the month was our first visit to family in Wisconsin.

The Fox completed his twentieth month of consecutive swim lessons  at Goldfish Swim School, and held his own when kids challenged him to swim at the Y.  It was our third month of enjoying the neighborhood pool.

It was the first time for me to present at a digital marketing conference. I really enjoyed the experience, even though it was kind of all consuming the week of the conference.

And that was August. You understand if I don’t surface again til October, right?