Awesome Apps for Kids – Ocean Swimmer

ocean swimmer app sago mini review

Today I was innocently browsing kids apps for my two year old, and I discovered that Ocean Swimmer, by Sago Mini, is currently free! Don’t let the new iTunes store wording confuse you, if something is free, now it says, “Get,” instead of, “Free.” This change was made to help Apple avoid lawsuits based on in-app purchases, but regardless, it is still free.

I think this game is adorable. It is like Sago Mini’s other game, Forest Flyer, except even cuter! My 2 year old really loves watching the fish swim, and interact with other characters. If your kids love Forest Flyer, they will probably like this game even better. There are a few Sago Mini regulars, like Jinja the cat and Harvey the dog, along with new characters, like a sea monster, a silly shark, and a family of ducks. Watch out for the little one 😉

Well done, Sago Mini. You are one of my favorite app developers. I know I can trust that your apps will be safe and entertaining for my kids.

Make sure to click on the link above to get this app for free, for a limited time. I hope that it entertains your little one on your next trip.

Happy travels,

Kristin

My Ultimate Amazon Traveling List

Hey everyone! Hope you are all having a super awesome weekend. Today I spent a while looking on Amazon.com, making my very first “Listmania” list. That’s right, a list just for you all about traveling! It also has some of my personal wish list items on there, like the Trunki, the Radian car seat (the narrowest car seat on the market), and aspartame free gum.

Traveling With Kids

Please feel free to check out my list here, and happy travels!!

Kristin

Potty Training: A New Series

This is the first post in a new series about potty training. Why now? Well it just so happens that we are potty training our 2 and half year old, Katienne. Whatever potty training approach you are taking, eventually you will have to leave your house. Things get even more complicated when you are going on a road trip or flying somewhere with a newly potty trained child. So come along on this potty training journey with me, and we’ll get through it together.

Potty training in style! Ksena @ 2 1/2 years old.

Let’s start with the basics. How do I choose to potty train my children? Well, I have a 5 year old, and I potty trained her while we were living on a bible college in Hungary over two years ago. So technically this is my second time going through this process. She was fairly easy to potty train, especially because she was coming out of wearing cloth diapers, not disposables, and she was sick of feeling wet. I was surrounded by other awesome mommies at the time and decided to go for the all or nothing approach based on their advice. We stopped diapering completely, including at night, put undies on her, and gave her a gummy bear every time she went on the toilet. Every 30 to 40 minutes I would remind her to try again and put her on the potty. After a week of constant accidents, things got better, and I was thankful that we had hardwood floors, and not carpet (yikes!).

We finally ventured to go play with other kids and she had an accident. She didn’t get punished or anything like that, but her consequence was that we had to go home and change her clothes and as a result her play time was cut short. It only took a few times of that happening for her to realize that if she asked me to take her to the potty, she could go, and then continue playing. At the time when we were potty training Ksena, we were traveling on a pretty constant basis, and I learned a lot of lessons the hard way. Potty training our second child has made me think through a lot of the ways I dealt with it the first time around, and I want to go over our potty training journeys with you through this series. Potty training can terrify and stupify mothers and fathers all around the globe, but it doesn’t have to, and I hope this series will help you in your own potty training adventures. Here is a breakdown of what this series will look like.

Accidents Happen (No, But Seriously)

Think Ahead! Potty On The Floor Of The UPS Store

Taking A Flight, Train, or Bus While Potty Training

Setbacks

Where Is The Finish Line?

I am so excited to write this series, and I can’t wait to hear your horror and victory stories about this topic!

Happy travels!

Kristin