Just Keep Swimming

Swim Lessons for Kids, Fishers, IndianaOne of the best things about our new neighborhood is the pool. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, we can swim to our heart’s content at this beautiful pool, staffed with competent lifeguards. It won’t lie- it is DREAMY. But, Indiana.

This winter the Kahuna Kids will be swimming at the Fishers Goldfish Swim School, and I am so excited for them! Goldfish Swim School has two Indy metro area locations – one on the east side of Fishers and one in Carmel. Classes are offered every day of the week for the very young through 12 years old.

While the Fox was ready to jump in with both feet, Mam was feeling a little self conscious. She was clearly the oldest person in her class, and due to my underestimating her swimming ability, she wasn’t even in the highest class they offer. Oops. What I appreciated though, was at her very first lesson, she received a progress card indicating she’d mastered everything she needed to move up to the “Pros” class- which is the last level before swim team. As we scheduled her into the new level, the staff was sensitive to the fact that she wanted to be a group with older kids.

Thinking about Swim lessons this winter? Check out Goldfish! Their classes are ongoing, and kids can join in at anytime. You can even wrap a new beach towel and some goggles and stick them under the tree- with the real gift being a winter’s worth of swimming lessons. Hop on over to Goldfish Swim School and take look at their special holiday offer!

Disclosure: Thanks to Goldfish Swim School for partnering with us this winter to build my summer swimmers over this winter in exchange for my honest review of their programs! 

Be the Office Hero- Use Door Dash Indy

This week I was invited to try a new delivery service in town- Door Dash . With locations in major metropolitan ares, Door Dash expanded to Indianapolis and Toronto this week.  Door Dash brings food to your door quickly and courteously, and with it’s sleek app and website, you can follow your meal’s journey along the way.



Door Dash is currently serving the northside of the city, and my office is conveniently smack in the middle of the delivery area. There are over 100 area restaurants from which to choose, including some that are a bit of a hike. The website will tell you the estimated delivery time, and if you want to be prepared, you can order before the service even opens at 11am.

Thursday we ordered pizza from the Mellow Mushroom. The menu was easy to navigate, and the time estimate was right on. I got texts throughout the process, and was able to complete a one question quality survey after it arrived. Screen Shot 2015-11-21 at 10.02.35 AM

Door Dash uses a sophisticated logistics system designed by Stanford PhDs. I’m pretty sure it makes the food taste better. Their mission is to empower local economies, which is noble, and I appreciate that they want to do so via food. Local restaurants increase their business, and Door Dash employees Dashers as well (the drivers).

Want to give it a try? I’ve got a Promo Code for you- use GOTCHABABY and save $8 on your first order (And, every time you order, or refer a friend, you get credits to use on your next order)!

Moe questions? Check out DoorDash.com for answers!

Disclosure: Thanks for the great lunch, Door Dash Indy! We will meet again!

Smile for the Camera and Say, “Trick or Treat!”

TinkerBell & Thomas

Warning: Adorable photos of the Kahuna Kids ahead. Need to add to your own adorable collection of your kids in costume? Chekc out the free event happening at Portrait Innovations (more details below)

Three Cheers for October mini-skit:

Location: My home

Date: October 1, 2015


Meg: “Mom, what day is it? ”

Me: “October 1.”

Meg: “Hooray! Only 30 more days until Halloween!”

We love Halloween around these parts. The kids love to plan their costumes, and well, I admit it, we all love candy. We decorate with pumpkins, we burn some pumpkin spice candles, and we can’t wait to trick or treat in our new neighborhood!

My kids were costume ready by about October 2nd this year. Meg’s going to Maleficent and soooo excited. Andrew’s going to be “the ghost reaper” which may or may not be a real thing, but he’s pretty excited about his mask and the new sword he got for the occasion. We will probably do a trunk or treat event somewhere, and then be in costume most of Halloween day.  We might even find some other excuses (Not that you really need one! It’s October!) to wear the costumes out and about.


Halloween-contest-iamge-e1445013524437Portrait Innovation Free Event & Contest – If you are looking for a reason to let your kids out in public wearing their costumes AND you wouldn’t mind be entered to win $5000, plan on swinging by a Portrait Innovations studio next Monday. They’ll have fun for the kids, a chance to enter the Halloween Portrait Contest, and everyone will
go home with a free Halloween portrait. How fun is that?

What: Free Halloween Portraits and a chance to enter the Halloween Boo-tiful Portrait Contest

Who: Kids in costume and their parents

When: Monday, October 26 from 4-6pm

Where: Portrait Innovations, with locations in Carmel, Muncie, Plainfield, and Greenwood

Free costume portraits will be taken at all Portrait Innovations studios (including the 4 central Indiana locations). You’ll receive a free 5×7 portrait of the kiddos in costume, plus 3 digital images. The kids in costume will receive free candy! You’ll also be eligible to enter your free portrait in the Halloween Boo-tiful Portrait contest, where there prize is $5000!! That buys a lot of everyone’s favorite candy!

For more details on how the contest, see the details here: http://www.portraitinnovations.com/Halloween.


Disclosure: Thanks to Portrait Innovations for sponsoring this post and this trip down the lane of “Halloween’s Past”