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Sunday, October 29, 2017

How to Make Time to Read When You Don't Have Time

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How to make time to read when you don't have time

I’ve been searching for a “thing.” A pastime or hobby that’s all my own. A Facebook group I’m a part of recently started a book club and I thought that would be a great idea to give me something to do that’s not connected to Hubs or BabyCakes. So I excitedly bought the book. Then I thought: When in the world am I going to have time to read? I have a job, a husband, a home, a daughter, and a theater company. When was I going to read?!

I’ve found that I can make time for reading. It doesn’t look like it used to, snuggling up with a book for as long as I want to, but I can make it happen.

How to make time to read when you don’t have time:

The first thing that is imperative to this for me is having the Kindle app on my smartphone. We always have our phones with us. It’s much easier to read on something you always have than from a physical book, or even an actual Kindle, that you have to remember to carry around. I also always buy the accompanying audio book when I buy my kindle books on Amazon. The app lets you transition seamlessly from reading your book to listening to your book, and back again.

Read, don’t scroll


Most of us spend a lot of time scrolling social media. You can turn that same time into reading a book on your phone. You can make it through your book with these 15 minutes chunks of time when you’d usually scroll. Times like waiting in line at the post office, waiting for your child in the pickup area at school, in the bathroom, etc

Read on your commute


Of course this is easy if you have a long commute on public transportation. But even if you only have a 15 minute walk or ride, take that that time read or listen to your book.

Read While You Cook


This is where having the audio book accompaniment really comes in handy. While you’re prepping your food or cooking on the stove top you can listen to your book. While food is baking in the oven you can read. I’ve been getting a good 30-45 minutes of reading time in while making dinner.

Listen during chores


Listen to your book while folding clothes or cleaning. It will make your chores go by faster and is a great time when you’re generally alone anyway, to get some reading/listening of your book in.

Incorporate into self-care


What I’ve realized in making my time for reading is that I’m inadvertently making more time for myself, which is much needed.

Make time solely for you a priority, and if you’d like time to spend that time reading I hope these tips help!

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Brick-or-Treat

Thank you to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia for our complimentary admission. 


LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia Brick-or-Treat



Today we had our second visit to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia. Our first visit was last spring on Easter. We had an even better time this visit for a few reasons. 

Every October weekend is a Brick-or-Treat experience. There is Halloween themed decor, lego pumpkin building, Halloween photo ops, and more. You can also wear Halloween costumes. We decked BabyCakes out in a Halloween themed outfit.


The first time we visited LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia the Imagination Express train ride was having technical difficulties. This time we got to ride it and it was so much fun. We rode the train from the entrance into the center. Inside was an interactive train ride where each rider gets a wand and there are screens where you have to shoot your wand to gain points and help the train move forward. They take a picture during your ride. Here's our family popping bubbles and escaping the sharks with our wands lol


We were able to do one of the 4D movies this time around. The movies are only about 15 minutes long but we didn't think BabyCakes had the patience the first time we went. It was so cool. You get 3D glasses and the 4D elements are things like wind, snow, rain, and smoke that make you really feel like you're in the scene. We enjoyed it a lot. 

Legoland Discovery Center Philadelphia 4D Movie


This visit BabyCakes was also big enough to go in the Pirate Adventure Island area, which is a kids only pay area. You have to be taller than 3ft to enter and she just made the cut! She held her own running around with all boys who were older than her. 

She had a great time exploring and building with LEGOS. Probably her favorite part was the LEGO bubble machine. 


I'm looking forward to more seasonal events at LEGOLAND Discovery Center and seeing how our visits change as BabyCakes gets older. I could already see how much more outgoing and brave she was this visit compared to our last. She's growing so fast, and I cherish these family weekend adventures. 

If you're in the Philadelphia area make sure you don't miss the Brick-or-Treat events this October.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center


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