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Monday, November 19, 2018

It's Summer Year-Round at Epic Waters in Grand Prairie!

I've been complaining about the cold weather, but something EPIC just happened -- I found an 86-degree oasis in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro where it is summer year-round.  This fabulous oasis is called Epic Waters and is located in Grand Prairie, TX.  Epic Waters completely understands me -- this indoor waterpark is 86-degrees (right now - in November!) and includes a combination of energetic activities such as the Flow Rider where you get to boogie board on an everlasting wave and more relaxing activities such as a lazy river. There is something for everyone! Let me share an overview.

I think that the term oasis is appropriate here, because the Epic Waters facility is the largest indoor waterpark under a single retractable roof in North America. 

During winter, the interior is climate-controlled. For instance, I learned that it was 86-degrees today. It hasn't even been opened for a full year yet, but the park has garnered accolades from the Travel Channel, USA Today, and the World Waterpark Association, as well as visitors from around Texas, across the nation and around the world.  

As a Boy Mom, I was excited to start Thanksgiving break with activities to promote physical activity. My children played hard and then came home and took a nap. It was sweet to see them exhausted from their fun day!  Here are some of the fun water attractions.

Let's start with the Rio Grand - a 600-foot lazy river which happens to be the longest indoor lazy river in Texas! My children went around the lazy river multiple times. It was fun to hear them exclaim, "Let's go around one more time!"

The Rascal's Round-Up is a children's area that is equipped with an aquatic fort, geysers, a giant tipping bucket, water guns, slides, and more.  Racal's Round-Up rocked my toddlers little world!

There are plenty of water slides for older kids and adults. Epic Waters offers three "first in industry" slides, including The LassoLoop, the Yellow jacket Drop, and the Aquanaut. Thrill seekers will have a blast!

We had a blast (pun intended!) on the FlowRider® surfing simulator. It was a good workout and a lot of fun.

We enjoyed lunch in our cabana. They have a variety of items at the Hungry Wave Cafe. For instance, our meals are shown below. We recommend ordering a few different meals and sharing with each other in order to enjoy the variety.  There is also a full-serve bar - Longboards.

Everything was delicious, but the pulled pork was my favorite.

After lunch, we enjoyed the 45-game arcade. It was the perfect ending to our visit!

While we visited as a family, Epic Waters is also available for birthday parties, church youth group events, overnight events, corporate events, and more. Holiday activities are planned throughout November and December - including a Breakfast with Santa and a family-friendly, all night New Year's Eve party! 

Now that I shared our highlights, let me share a few more details with important things that you will want to know before you visit.

Epic Waters is located at: 2970 Epic Place/Grand Prairie/75062. You can find driving directions here. Nearby landmarks include a Restoration Hardware distribution facility and a police/fire facility.  Epic Waters is owned by the City of Grand Prairie - learn more here.

Parking is free: that's right - FREE! In fact, an enthusiastic employee drove us from our car to the facility in a golf cart. He also picked us up to return us to our car.  

It's free to borrow life jackets and inner tubes: parents are sure to appreciate that there aren't hidden fees!

Cabanas are available for rent. We had a lovely cabana that overlooked the lazy river!

Lockers are available to rent. They are a generous size. 

No hotel stay is required. Most indoor waterparks in Texas are at hotels and require you to stay overnight at the hotel in order to use the waterpark.  Those of us North Texans who can't take the cold anymore are in luck because Epic Waters allows day pass visitors!  They even sell season passes for locals.  Of course, if you are from out-of-town, there are also nearby hotels.

Let me conclude by telling you about EpicCentral. Epic Waters is only one part of a development known as EpicCentral Grand Prairie, which is also home to The Epic, a 120,000 square-foot fitness, arts and entertainment destination with programs and features for the whole family, including a million-dollar fitness facility, an interactive teen center, a theater (sponsored by Texas Trust), arts classrooms, a teaching kitchen outfitted by Ikea, private event areas and an outdoor concert space.  It just opened, so you'll definitely want to check it out. They offer both day passes and annual passes. 
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(Win it!) Free Family Fun at Cost Plus World Market with the Golden Bell Scavenger Hunt!

This post is in partnership with World Market, a brand I love. All opinions here are my own.

Shopping at Cost Plus World Market just became more exciting this holiday season thanks to their holiday love for everything gold and the trendy Golden Bell Scavenger Hunt where eight in-store customers have a daily chance to win a $10, $20, $25 or $50 reward if they find a Golden Bell at their local store.  In today's post, I'll tell you about the Golden Bell Scavenger Hunt and share a peek at trendy Gold Holiday items, including my favorites - Gold Decor and Gold Ornaments.

If your children are like mine, they often share their displeasure for shopping. The Golden Bell Scavenger Hunt may just change their opinions because it adds a new level excitement to shopping.  Tell your little sidekicks that shopping at Cost Plus World Market this holiday season involves a fun scavenger hunt and that they may help you to try to find a Golden Bell that is redeemable for a  $10, $20, $25 or $50 reward! Of course, the reward needs to be redeemed the same day, so they may also build a wishlist in their head as you walk through the store in case you win a prize!

Check out this video that contains an overview:

Here are the details:
  • What: The Cost Plus World Market Golden Bell Scavenger Hunt where in-store shoppers may find a Golden Bell at their local store, a reward worth a $10, $20, $25 or $50!
  • Where: Your local Cost Plus World Market store. (Click here for a participating store locator. Personally, we visit the Southlake, TX location!)
  • When: Play in stores November 1 – December 9
    • Game 1 (store opening to 3pm): 4 Golden Bells will be hidden prior to store opening
    • Game 2 (4pm to Store Closing): 4 Golden Bells will be hidden for game 2
  • How to Play: 
    • Every day beginning Thursday, November 1st through Sunday, December 9th your local Cost Plus World Market store will hide 8 Golden Bell pieces throughout the store. 
    • Each day, they will share a daily clue in store, via email, and on our social media channels. Use the clue to help you 
    • Find a Golden Bell piece and you could receive a reward. 
    • Find (1) Golden Bell piece and bring it to the nearest store associate to exchange for a reward coupon worth $10, $20, $25 or $50. Reward is valid only on the day it is awarded. 
    • Limit (1) reward per person throughout the Promotion Period (11/1/18 - 12/9/18, regardless of store location(s) visited. 
    • See the rules here.

Bonus tip for Trendy Mom Readers: Follow us on Twitter because we will share daily clues of where to find the Golden Bells over the next 38 days (minus Thanksgiving when stores are closed)!

Here is the clue for Day 1: Golden Bell, ringing true, can be found near something blue.

Now that I've shared the details about the Golden Bell Scavenger Hunt, let me share some of my favorite items under their Gold Decor and Gold Ornaments categories! I created a collage and listed the links below.

We hope that you have a memorable holiday season that is filled with joy, happiness, and the trend of gold! We wish luck to each of our Trendy Mom Readers and hope that the daily Golden Bell Scavenger Hunt hints that we share over the next 38 days will add an extra layer of magic to the holiday season for your family!
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We Visited ICE! at the Gaylord Texan and It's Amazing! #VisitICE2018 #ChristmasAtGaylordTexan

ICE! at the Gaylord Texan is now open for the holiday season. In today's post, I'll share a quick glimpse into the trendy activities that are sure to create happy family memories. I'll also share a 40% off coupon for ICE! at the Gaylord Texan!  (Don't worry, I'll only share a couple of photos from ICE! to give you an idea of what to expect, but I won't share too many that spoil your experience.)

The Gaylord Texan is located in Grapevine, TX.  Grapevine is known as the Christmas Capital of Texas because there are many over-the-top holiday activities.  Of course, the Gaylord Texan is an iconic part of the Christmas Capital of Texas. Let's start with some stats - Christmas By the Numbers at the Gaylord Texan:

  • 12 lanes of snow tubing
  • 19,500 gingerbread kits
  • 9-degrees inside of the 17,500 sq. ft ICE! tent
  • 2 million twinkling lights
  • 75 Christmas trees
  • 15,000 sparkling ornaments
  • 5,600 feet of garland
  • 40 ice carvers from Harbin China to create the ice sculptures for ICE!
  • 10 ice carvers from Harbin China that maintain the ice sculptures for ICE! throughout the holiday season
  • 2,000,000+ pounds of hard-carved ice
The numbers tell part of the story of Christmas at the Gaylord Texan! Experiencing it in person and immersing yourself into the holiday spirit with your family will create happy memories that you'll always treasure.  Their attention to detail on everything from decorations to activities will make your experience extra special. 

These are the Gaylord Texan holiday activities with prices for 2018:

ICE! at the Gaylord Texan featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 

  • Value Days - Adult $22.99, Senior $20.99, Child (4-11) $13.99, Military ID $19.99
  • General Admission - Adult $29.99, Senior $27.99, Child (4-11) $17.99, Military ID $26.99; 
  • Peak Pricing - Adult $32.99, Senior $29.99, Child (4-11) $19.99, Military ID $29.99; 
  • Children 3 & under - Free throughout the season. 
  • Coupons - See the exclusive 40% off coupon for our readers below.

Note that ICE! also includes a trendy slide area that is included in the price! This ice slide rocked my toddler's little world. 

Santa's Snow Throw ($9.99 per bucket of 12 snowballs)

Gingerbread Decorating Corner (Family Kit $29.99, Snowman Kit $29.99, House Kit $49.99, Combo Kit $68.99)

Mrs. Claus' Christmas Traditions ($19.99 per child)

On the Blocks ICE Bar ($15 per person, plus upgrades available)

Reindeer Games Scavenger Hunt ($12 per booklet)

Ice Skating ($17.99 for skate rental & unlimited skate time)

Rudolph's Holly Jolly Breakfast (Adults $39.99, Children (4 to 11) $24.99)

Build-A-Bear Workshop (Price varies based on items selected)

Photos with Santa (Packages start at $30)

Holiday Escape Rooms (Adults $25, Children (9 and under) $15)

Christmas Carousel ($4.99/person)

Christmas Brunch (Adults $75, Children (5-12) $29)

Mardi Gras New Years Eve at the Glass Cactus Nightclub ($35 General Admission, plus VIP tables available)

Snow Tubing (Starting at $19.99 for unlimited rides; peak pricing applies on certain dates)

As you may see from the Christmas By the Numbers and the list of activities, the Gaylord Texan is the ultimate Christmas destination.  Their elaborate set of activities and attention to detail is truly amazing.   We hope that your family is able to visit this holiday season!  If you book your visit early, take advantage of this 40% off coupon for ICE! at the Gaylord Texan. Use code TRENDYMOM as shown below.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

(Win it!) Try the Free LoudTalker App+ Enter for a Chance to win a $50 Starbucks Gift Card

Thanks to LoudTalker for sponsoring the giveaway in this post.

Do you ever find yourself in the situation where you have to ask your children to lower their voices? As a mom of two boys, I have to admit that I have two little Loud Talkers. They get excited and their voices get louder.  They also have moments when they both try to talk at the same time and their voices continue to rise.  The team at LoudTalker are genius because they created a FREE Android app that helps kids to monitor the level of their voice. It's easy to use - download the app and set the noise threshold, i.e., a level in which you consider your child's voice to be too loud. You then let the app run and it draws a graph of how loud voices are in the room.  My son was quick to experiment and it felt like an educational game. I really liked that it was a less emotional way to help him to keep his voice down. Instead of me telling him to bring his voice down and hurting his feelings, he let the app provide quantifiable data and notify him.  I feel like this app is a game changer that has made our lives much more peaceful!  Get LoudTalker here.

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My House Was Quiet Last Night - Thank you KiwiCo!

I thought that I would start off by sharing that my house was quiet last night. As a Boy Mom, this never happens. Yet, it did. There were no children running around, yelling, arguing, or even jumping on the couch. My little boys were quiet. They were peaceful. They were curious. They were having fun.  They bonded as they shared projects. Dare I say that they were even learning?! This is all thanks to educational fun from KiwiCo!

KiwiCo creates super cool hands-on projects for kids that make learning about STEAM fun! As a Mom and an Engineer, I love products that make learning fun for my children. The KiwiCo team deserves accolades for their creative projects and attention to detail. It's amazing how they come up with kits that inspire so much creativity, tinkering, and learning for children age 0 to 16+. For instance, we've personally tried a few of their kits with my own children.

Tadpole Crate is for the youngest children (ages 0-36 months) and delivers a foundation for lifelong learning via information, inspiration, and products.  The designers must have their own children because the mail theme rocked my toddler's world!  He loves to send and receive mail. There is something magical about it at this age. Cricket Crate kept him busy with the mail themed activities. The crate also included a book that he has already ready many times over!

Koala Crate is for preschoolers (ages 3-4) delivers fun hands-on activities to engage the natural curiosity and creativity of preschoolers in play-based learning. The photo below shows the contents. 

My toddler had fun with this engaging set and created his very own little costume and game!  Yes, the snowball sticks to those bear paws! 

Tinker Crate is for older children (ages 9-16+) allows young innovators to discover and learn about science, engineering, technology, and math through hands-on activities. Again, the design team deserves accolades for this educational kit that inspires creativity.

My son spent hours both building the project and playing with it after it was built. I love seeing his curiosity and excitement!  If you have a child in this age range, this is a monthly subscription that you will feel good about because the designers know how to make learning fun!

Visit KiwiCo. to check out their trendy crates for a variety of ages here.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Visit zulily for the Best White Elephant Gift Ideas!

If you have a White Elephant party to attend this year, you should visit zulily because they have unique and memorable gifts.  Personally, I love bringing a steal worthy gift that everyone wants. I wrap mine extra nice so that it's picked early. I secretly feel disappointment if no one steals the gift that I brought.  In today's post, zulily has you covered if you are secretly competitive like me when it comes to bringing the best White Elephant gift to a party.

Online retailer zulily has created a list of the top tips to ensure you’re all the envy of the party:

  • Join Forces – Form an alliance with one or two friends and agree to split or share the gifts.
  • Wear Your Poker Face – Don’t show excitement when you get a good gift, but act like you love the bad!
  • Don’t Jude a Gift by its Wrapping – Often the prettiest wrapped gifts have the worst present.
  • But how do you source a truly “steal-worthy” gift? According to a recent survey by zulily:
  • Almost a quarter (24%) of Americans’ favorite part about a White Elephant party is getting a fun, unexpected gift.
  • While almost half of Americans (46%) would rather laugh at their gift then gag in disgust (3%).
  • The most desired White Elephant gifts Americans would like to receive are Whimsical Garden Figurines (23%), followed closely by a Wine Glass that holds a Full Bottle of Wine (21%).
As I mentioned earlier, zulily has the best White Elephant Gift Ideas. Let me share a few.

How about a Bag of Unicorn Farts Cotton Candy?

Someone is sure to appreciate 19 Cat Lady Car Stickers, right?

Everyone needs a Narwal Neck Pillow!

As a Texan, my personal favorite is this trendy Triterataco Taco Holder!

I hope that your holiday season is filled with happy memories and lots of laughter!  If a White Elephant party is on your schedule, be sure to visit zulily for the best White Elephant gift ideas!
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Monday, November 12, 2018

(Win it!) The Invisible Chef Makes It Easy To Whip Up Trendy Desserts This Holiday Season

In today's post, I will tell you about The Invisible Chef because their trendy products make it easy to whip up amazing treats this holiday season without much effort. Whether you want to plan in advance to make Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies to take to a party or want to whip up Ginger and Lemon Scones in less than 30 minutes for surprise visitors, The Invisible Chef will help you to make a great impression.   Their products such as Chocolate Peppermint Coffee and Tea Cake Mix even come in lovely boxes that you may use for a hostess gift.  Let me share more details about this trendy brand that we stocked up on for the holiday season.

The Invisible Chef is a trendy company that offers quick breads, tea cakes, donuts and muffins, pancakes and waffles, scores, brownies, cupcakes, and more. There are two things that I love about this brand. First, their products make me look like a pro. I've found their mixes easy to use by simply adding basic ingredients such as milk, butter, and eggs. I just follow the directions and am impressed with the results.  Second, they seem to pay close attention to detail not only on the mixes that they create, but even the boxes are beautifully designed and perfect for holiday gifts. Notice below that it's easy to add a box of mix with a spatula to a gift basket! 

Let me share a couple of examples. Here are photos of pancakes that I made with their trendy Chocolate Chip Pancake & Waffle Mix. I served them with sliced bananas and pure maple syrup. My family of taste testers loved them!

Here is an example of The Invisible Chef Cookie Exchange Baking Kit in Chocolate Peppermint. They are easy to make and taste amazing! They have the perfect balance of chocolate and peppermint.

Here is a closer look!

It's easy to combine boxes of different mixes together for a trendy gift. The gift basket below contains the Dark Chocolate Cupcake & Frosting Kit, Walnut Chocolate Chip Blondie Mix, Blend No. 6 Stone-Ground Cornbread Mix, and Chocolate Cinnamon & Ancho Chile Brownie Cake Mix. Add an ornament or spatula to dress up the gift! Easy-peasy! 

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(Win it!) Weird But True!: National Geographic Kids Makes Reading Fun!

If you follow regularly, you know that one of my top priorities is that my children read for at least one hour everyday (minus special occasions).  This accomplishment is only possible because they think that reading is fun!  One of my tips for making reading fun is to pick the right books. In today's post, I'll tell you about the the National Geographic Kids Weird But True! book franchise that my children love.

My oldest son became hooked on National Geographic Kids books when he was 3 years old. Over the years, this has been his favorite line of books.  These are books that he reads cover-to-cover at bedtime and that have been read multiple times.  This week, we found some new books in the  National GeographicKids Weird But True! series that rocked his world. Let me tell you about this line of books because your children may love them too!

The National GeographicKids Weird But True! book franchise is considered the gold standard in educational, entertaining books for kids. With over 5 million copies sold, published in over 15 different languages, and featuring a broad range of topics from science to food to pop culture, Weird But True! books nab kids’ attention and get them reading. I love that there books engage my son to actually think about what he reads.

Let's start with a snippet from one of their books:

Here’s a very weird — but completely true! -- fact…. 99% of people can’t lick their elbows — but 90% of people who read this will try!
I have to admit that everyone in my family falls into the 90% as we have tried to lick our elbows, yet we clearly fall into the group of 99% of people who cannot lick their elbows.  It sounds silly, but if you have an 8-year old child like mine, you know that books like this make them think.

While you may laugh at how weird this fact is, you'll notice that it's something that made my son stop to think about what he was reading.   This is a big deal. Similar to many 8-year olds, my son sometimes "reads", but doesn't do the best job of synthesizing the material and making sense of it.  His recall of what he read is lacking at times. These Weird But True! books are fantastic because he takes the time to think about the material that he reads.  I definitely recommend them if you are looking for engaging books.

Here's a quick overview of the latest books:

  • Weird But True! 10 (ages 8-12, $8.99) is the latest release in the main Weird But True! series and books 1-9 has been refreshed and expanded to include 50 MORE facts than the original releases (that’s 350 facts per book if you are counting!)! Did you know that ears are self-cleaning, or that itching is contagious? It's all totally weird ... but true! Each of the ten books of this main series contains 350 surprising and amazing facts about topics like science, space, weather, geography, food, pop culture, and just about everything else under the sun, presented with fascinating photos and illustrations. 
  • Weird But True! Know-It-All Greek Mythology (ages 8-12, $12.99) - The newest in the WBT book family, WBT Know-It-All focuses on a specific topics structured into profiles. Weird But True! Know-It-All Greek Mythology includes everything kids need to know about all their favorite Greek gods, heroes, monsters, quests, muses, and famous philosophers. From who gave mankind fire to famous fatal flaws to who stood guard at the Underworld, this book includes all the iconic Greek myths and key characters — and then goes one wonderfully weird step beyond.
  • Weird But True! Cool and Crazy Sticker Doodle Book (ages 8-12, $12.99) - Get ready for even more DO-IT-YOURSELF weirdness in the latest Weird But True! Sticker Doodle title. With each turn of the page kids learn new information and get to try new wacky activities, from doodling prompts to crosswords, mazes to picture puzzles. This bookunleashes kids' creativity in a uniquely Nat Geo Kids way. Discover amazing weird facts and then doodle, draw, or color away right on the page. Did you know that some American soldiers once rode camels instead of horses? Draw some other unexpected animal mounts! Did you know that some ice-cream trucks serve scoops just for dogs? Create some other gourmet masterpieces for your canine companion. Enhance your wacky masterpieces with 150 fun stickers included in the book. Let your kids’ creativity run wild for hours on end in this perfect boredom-buster for rainy days, car rides, or any time.
  • Weird But True! Christmas ages (8-12, $8.99) - A bit different than the main Weird But True! series, this title is focused on one theme — spreading holiday cheer with festive far-out facts about Christmas! Makes a terrific stocking stuffer. 
I hope that your children have the opportunity to read these trendy books.  If they are like my son, they will ask to stay up past their bedtime to continue reading.  

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One lucky winner will receive a National Geographic Kids Weird But True! Mega Prize Pack which consists of a total of THIRTEEN books and a tote bag (ARV $130): Weird But True! books 1-10; Weird But True! Know-It-All Greek Mythology; Weird But True! Cool and Crazy Sticker Doodle Book; Weird But True! Christmas and a handy Weird But True! bag to carry groceries, toys, or this big haul of books! The winner must have a U.S. shipping address. No P.O. boxes. The winner must reply to our email with their shipping address within 48 hours. Otherwise, we will select a new winner. Good luck!
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Learn More
Check out the National Geographic Kids Weird But True! website.
Celebrate Weird But True Wednesday every week with Nat Geo Kids social media by following the hashtag: #WBTWednesday
Watch the Emmy nominated Weird But True TV on Fox’s Xploration Station here.
Listen to the Weird But True Radio on Sirius XM Kids' Place Live here.
Check out videos galore at National Geographic Kids Weird But True! Youtube Channel here.
There’s a (Weird But True!) app for that here.
Enter the Weird But True! USA contest: Share your wacky fact about your town or state here.  
Follow on social media: Facebook: @NationalGeographicKid and Twitter: @NGKids

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

The Chamberlain MyQ Home Bridge is a Game Changer!

How often do you go on a walk, run, or bike ride with your phone, but want to leave your keys at home?  Chamberlain understands the wish for simplicity.  My runs are more enjoyable now that I am able to leave my house key at home and just slip in and out of my garage with the help of the MyQ Home Bridge and Siri.  Plus, as a busy mom, I love that it notifies me when my garage door.  This products sells for $69.99 on the Chamberlain website and was easy to install on our own.

Let's start with an overview of the trendy features:

  • Works with Apple HomeKit
    • Activate Siri voice control for your garage.
  • Smartphone control for Chamberlain openers
    • Check the status of and control your garage door and myQ lights with the myQ App.
  • Easy set up
    • Wirelessly connect to your home network in minutes.
  • Real-time alerts
    • Get notified when your garage door opens and closes.
  • Daily schedules
    • Preset times for your garage door to close or your lights to turn on/off every day.
Here is a photo of it after we pulled it out of the box and before we installed it. 

With the list of features, it's easy to see why this is a good fit for busy moms!  Let me share a few examples of why I love it:
  • Easy installation: Let's start with the basics. This was easy to install! In less than an hour, we were up and running, including installing the device and downloading the app. Score!
  • Be a minimalist on runs: As mentioned earlier, I love going on a run with my phone to listen to music while leaving my key at home.  My husband is actually home when I go on runs, but it's nice to be able to let myself in without interrupting him. When I get home, Siri voice control makes it easy-peasy to open my garage door.
  • Stop worrying about whether you forgot to close the garage door: We've all done it, right? We pulled out of our garage and began driving somewhere to then second guess whether we closed the garage door and then return home to check.  Chamberlain's myQ Home Bridge has you covered! Just pull over and check the app to see if you closed the door. How is that for those days that you feel like you have a foggy memory?! Even better, you are able to close it remotely even if you did forget to close it!  (Thank you myQ for having me covered, especially on those mornings when I am forgetful after being up all night with a fussy baby!)
  • Knowledge is comforting: Do you ever have a bad feeling and wonder if you home is ok? I really like that this device will notify me when our garage door opens and closes. I am able to check the status at any time. This knowledge is comforting to me!
  • Daily schedules: I like that it's easy to preset times for our garage door to close or to turn lights on/off.
If I could only choose one smart home device, this would be it.  (Sorry, thermostats and lightbulbs that play music -- I love you too, but the Chamberlain MyQ Home Bridge is the best!) This is a must-have device for all busy parents.  Visit Chamberlain here.
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