Main Event Entertainment is the good times place for everyone
Main Event Entertainment features the best activities for family night, date nights, or a night on the town with friend
Trying to agree on “mom/daughter bonding” activities and where to have dinner is absolutely painful most of the time, but we always end up having a blast! We recently visited Main Event Entertainment, and having no clue what we were in for, we decided to immerse ourselves in the all-in-one experience! It’s so upbeat and family-friendly, it’s impossible not to get into the festive mood, and we had an amazing time. Even though it was only the two of us, there’s something appealing for everyone; arcade games, bowling, laser tag, and even a dining area with a full bar. Main Event Entertainment is definitely not a dull Saturday night, and everyone you take will have a good time.
Not Just For Kids
Main Event Entertainment is fantastic for kids and incredibly family-friendly, of course, but adults could easily go. It’s a chill spot for date night, girls/guys night out, co-workers get-together or group and solo outing. It’s lively, and all of the staff we encountered treated us respectfully and were friendly. They seemed to enjoy their jobs, and that makes it more fun.
Main Even Entertainment isn’t just for the kids
Love laser tag or bowling paired with an ice cold beer? Main Event Entertainment has you covered. Want to challenge your girlfriends to rigorous rock climbing or a few laid-back games of pool and enjoy a tasty lunch after? You can do it all in one convenient facility.
We both loved the activities part of the deal. There’s something fun for both of us and plenty for larger families with multiple kids. At our nearest Main Event Entertainment location we explored most of these:
That’s only a fraction of activities, and it would take several visits to try out everything. The kiddo loved Mini-Golf, and we really enjoyed the laser tag. The bowling lanes are ideal, better than other local bowling alleys we’ve been too.
Food and Drink
All the activity had us completely starved. Not only does Main Event Entertainment have a La Bella’s Pizzeria, but they have another sit-in dining area. Variety ranges from from sandwiches, appetizers, entrees, and specialty pizzas to appeal to even the pickiest eaters. My daughter is sticks to chicken and fries, but she loved the pizza and samples of my adult entrees.
Main Event Entertainment food selections satisfy even picky eaters
The food tastes delicious, and it’s laid-back like casual chain restaurant fare. I refrained from adult beverages (safety first, and I drove), but they looked fabulous. I’ll go back for a kid-free night and take advantage of their ample full bar.
Check it out for yourself
Still not sold on Main Event Entertainment or sure if it’s money well-spent? Stop by your local Main Event for free access for national Head For Fun Day! Whether you check it out sooner or wait, the kiddo and I fully endorse the fun we know you’ll have. Check out their website, fan their Facebook page to stay updated, follow onTwitter, and check out fun pics on Instagram. Main Event Entertainment continues growing, so if it’s not in your city yet, be patient. Thoughts so far? Share them in the comments! Please share this post with others interested in checking out Main Event Entertainment. Thank you!
Top 9 Safety Tips to Heed When Traveling with Kids
Knowing important travel safety tips saves lives, especially when driving with children in the car. Driving with kids is far more stressful than driving alone, because not only do you worry about their well-being, your worry about normal, unavoidable kid distractions. Many parents experience sibling rivalry quarrels, toys thrown out onto the highway, wailing infants and so much more.
Accidents often happen in an instant (learned this personally recently), so it’s critical to heed these safety tips when traveling alone or with kids:
Before you load the kids into the car, do a quick, but thorough, vehicle inspection. Wear-and-tear occurs every time you take even a short road trip, so inspections are one of the most essential safety tips. Check fluid levels, windshield wipers, and most importantly, check your tires for thin, bare patches or foreign objects that might be stuck in the tire. Blowing out a tire is one of the easiest ways to find yourself in an unwanted accident.
Here are some great travel safety tips for road trips with kids
ALWAYS buckle your seatbelt
No matter how old your children are they need wear the proper safety belts, and so do you. Before you pull out of the driveway, make sure everyone is properly buckled up, strapped into car seats, or using booster seats depending on age and weight. Then make sure you’ve properly buckled up, and if there is one safety tip on this list that will most likely save your life, it is never driving or riding without your seatbelt buckled.
Entertainment makes trips less painless
Keep the distracting screaming, crying, fighting, and other behaviors indicative of boredom by providing entertainment. Technology is bliss in this arena; have tablets, portable DVD players, and plenty of portable batteries on hand or multi-port car chargers to keep the kids entertained. Bring along a few art supplies and favorite toys to encourage play beyond technology, too, as a way to keep balance between the digital and real world.
Safety Locks are essential
Younger children tend to grab the door handle while the car is in motion, fling things out of the window, and even stick their head out while you’re driving. Child safety locks prevent thesedangerous occurrences, and most makes and models of cars come equipped with this important feature.
Pay attention to signs and don’t break the law
Cautious drivers always keep their eyes on the road and pay attention to signs. They also obey the laws of the road by not speeding, avoiding following too closely, and tailoring their driving to weather conditions. Drive slower when it’s raining, sleeting, or snowing, and if it gets too bad, pull off to the side of the road and wait for the weather to pass. It’s good practice to also know what the weather forecast calls for on a road trip in advance, so you are better able to avoid being caught in a storm.
Keep a trash bag handy
Empty water bottles thrown around, plastic bags flapping awry, and other clutter are distracting and dangerous. It’s best to keep your vehicle organized and equipped with a trash bag. Not only does it make for safer travel, it also makes for easier clean up when you get home from your trip. You might not avoid a little sand from the beach, but you certainly can make trash clean-up simple.
Take Frequent Breaks
Taking frequent breaks is best for the driver and all passengers in the car. Stretching, walking around, and getting out of a crowded vehicle reduces irritability in everyone and helps the driver maintain the proper alertness and focus needed to travel safely. Plus, everyone has an opportunity to use restrooms and avoid potential accidents, and you can grab drinks and snacks all on the same stop to minimize lost time from taking necessary breaks from the road.
No Cell Phone
Driving becomes tedious after awhile, and while it might be tempting, avoid picking up your cell phone to make calls, check email or social media, and never text and drive. Drivers on the road for business who often need their phone or if there is reason to use the phone, invest in a hands-free driving device to allow you to keep both hands on the wheel.
Nobody anticipates they’ll be in an accident when they walk out the door to go anywhere, whether locally or on a road trip, but they happen unexpectedly, and it’s imperative to have proper insurance coverage for you and your children. The wrong coverage causes additional stress and possible financial burden on top of the trauma of being in an accident, so make sure you have coverage sufficient to cover property damage, other motorist injuries, and injuries to you and your passengers. Check your policies frequently and be alert for any changes in coverage from your insurance provider.
Whether your kids are the best behaved in the world and you’re the safest driver you know, incidents and accidents happen to even the most diligent. With these important travel safety tips, you’ll at least be ready for those unwanted scenarios if or when they occur.
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3 Important Costs to Consider for Online Marketing
Online marketing is more costly than you think
While it’s possible to have an online marketing campaign that costs absolutely nothing, effective online marketing means you have to spend money to make money. A great online marketing effort will definitely include a few costs. Here are some things you should keep in mind when you are budgeting the online marketing for your business.
Websites cost money
Websites do cost more money than you think but are crucial to your online marketing plan. Businesses have to pay for domain names and yearly fees become more expensive . If you’re hosting a website to provide customers with information about your business, your website costs are less. However, if you are running an e-commerce website, your expenses add up. Be sure to know how you plan to proceed and shop around to get the best prices for hosting. Never host your business through a free website hosting platform; the resulting product always looks amateurish.
Hiring Professionals are Costly but Best for Online Marketing
One of the biggest decisions for business owners and online marketing is whether they want to do everything themselves or hire professionals. If you are fairly internet and social media proficient, it’s possible to run successful online marketing campaigns. However, if you’re unfamiliar with the world of online branding, consider hiring pros. You can either pay a marketing firm to do the work for you or hire a professional to market your brand.
Shipping and Storage Costs Need to Be included in Online Marketing
If you’re moving your physical business to an e-commerce platform, you certainly have many bright days ahead. Selling your product online allows you to expand your audience and reach more people than a physical storefront. When budgeting for your online marketing venture, be sure to determine how much shipping and product storage will cost. Business owners often realize that these costs can be higher than they’d originally anticipated. Shop around and compare shipping services to determine the best route for your company.
In order for businesses to be competitive in today’s market, it’s essential that they have an online presence. Whether you’re trying to sell your product online or just want a successful blog, an internet presence helps. There are certainly costs associated with taking your business virtual, but the costs are minimal compared to potential profit. Remember to always shop smart and compare companies and services in order to get the best deals possible.
About the author: Wesley Wade has been writing about online marketing topics for nearly a decade, but he never grows tired of sharing tips to help businesses expand by growing their online presences.
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After eleven years as a priest living by these words, Father Antonio Molinari never imagined who would teach his strongest lesson of faith―a vampire.
Part of a secret order within the Vatican, he is sent to investigate and debunk supernatural events. A case of possession brings him to the French countryside, where two local clergy offer him the chance of a lifetime. They claim to have captured a vampire, and beg his expertise in helping them study the fiend.
When their monster turns out to be a little girl, cursed to spend eternity hiding from the sun, he cannot bring himself to destroy her. The priests, mistaking his compassion for diabolism, panic, and his efforts to protect an innocent child prove fatal.
He awakes caught between light and darkness.
Hunted by the Church he once served as well as the fiends he once destroyed, Father Molinari clings to the faith there is still room for him in God’s plan.
But God is quiet, and the darkness tempting.
~Excerpt from Chiaroscuro-The Mouse and the Candle~
Father Molinari lowered himself and sat next to her, rigid as a hunter about to have tea with a lion. She tugged at her nightdress to hide the shackles on her legs, as if embarrassed by them.
“I am lonely since Maman died. May I sit closer?”
“It is a sin to lie, Sabine. I fear you are trying to trick me.”
She stared at her toes. “It is not as the bad priests say. I am not a monster. Papa did this. I am frightened and alone.”
“Oui.” She gazed at him; a droplet of blood gathered at the corner of her right eye and ran down a porcelain cheek. Without thinking, he reached his arm out and she crawled into his lap, curling up with her head against his chest. The cold, bony little figure trembled. Father Molinari ran his hand through her tangled chestnut-brown hair, horrified at how she felt.
“Would you tell me what happened to your mother?”
She shivered and shook her head. “I cannot. I must concentrate. The feeling wants me to do bad things.” Little fingers clutched into his shirt, clinging tight, and she cried.
“I will find a way to help you.” He glanced up. “You are not affecting my thoughts, are you?”
“Non.” She sniffled. “May I please have a little blood?”
Father Molinari raised his head, a subtle cringe away from the creature in his lap. There it was. The game. Not all hunters use stealth or strength―some use guilt. Now he thought himself the idiot stuck in a lion’s cage between the beast and the way out, and it was hungry. What would she do if he tried to leave? Her face, so drawn and grey, hovered mere inches from his throat. He had seen how fast vampires could move. He wouldn’t have a chance. “I will not be angry if you refuse.” She put a hand to her stomach. “I would not ask, but it hurts.”
“The bite will cloud my mind and turn me to the dark.”
“Non.” She looked up, eyes widening. “Papa brought us people for feeding. We take only a little, and he makes them forget. The bite does not curse them.”
Every fiber of his being cried out to run, yet he found himself mesmerized by the innocence in her eyes. The desperate need for… love? Food? Mercy? He set a hand on her foot, cold as ice, and slid his fingers up to the metal locked about her leg. Not even a vampire child deserved to be treated like this.
“I swear in the eyes of God, I will not harm you.” Her expression seemed earnest, desperate, and frightened.
He squinted. She does not dwell in the eyes of God… but she is a child. How can she not? His indignation receded. Her features, drawn and wan, wounded him. He turned his gaze away. “You may take a small amount.”
Father Molinari leaned his head to the side, but she grasped his arm with both hands and drew his hand to her mouth. He sat rigid as she nipped the bandage away and sank her tiny needles of fangs into the skin around where Josephine had stabbed him. Pain lasted for a fraction of a second before the area went numb. She cradled his hand to her face, holding on, peering up at him with gratitude in her eyes as she sucked on the wound.
After a moment, she pulled down his sleeve, repositioned her mouth over his wrist, and bit again. Within seconds, the skin sealed over the stab wound, though lingering pain hinted damage beneath the surface remained. She emitted soft moans and suckled. He had watched vampires feed before; twice, he nearly got himself killed when he could not bear to witness the act and gave himself away with a noise of disgust. Never in his life had he seen one of the creatures take such precious care with the process.
Sabine stopped herself two minutes later, pulling back and looking up at him, bloody fangs exposed in a gaping mouth. She breathed in heavy gasps; for an instant, the look of a predator gleamed in her emerald eyes, but innocence returned. Her fangs retracted, and she licked the trail of blood from his forearm.
Color spread over her skin, a subtle shift from deathly grey to pale flesh. Trails of once-deflated veins lifted along the tops of her feet and down her arms. Her cheeks warmed with a faint pink hue. To look at her now, she would seem alive at a cursory glance. Her arm beneath his touch remained chilly, but no longer did he hold a diminutive moving corpse. Sabine studied her hands, marveling at the change.
It would be a kindness to destroy her before she becomes like the ravening fiend in Vienna. How long can a little mind resist?
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I hate to hear of struggling people in need, and I have a special soft soft for babies and mothers in abusive situations. Below is Amber Stovall’s story, and if you have even one dollar, please click the donate button below. I know she and her son would be grateful for anything you might be able to do to help them out of their situation and into a better one.
“Never thinking I’d need to ask for help, it’s embarrassing to have to do so now, but this is for my son and his wellbeing.
My relationship with my son’s father ended, because it was physically, emotionally and mentally damaging for me, but I’m stuck in the same environment, and the toxic atmosphere is taking a toll on my young son. We’ve agreed to part ways, but lack of funding for the move makes it impossible, and our living situation continues to deteriorate.
I will always have love for my now ex, because he gave me our precious son, but after more than three years, I’ve learned I can’t fix our toxic relationship, and I can’t fix his problems. I’ve tried to the point of being beyond weary. I don’t want anyone to think ill of my son’s father, because he does love our son and treats him well, even though he’s still emotionally abusive to me.
I struggle daily to get out of bed from dealing with a pervasive depression that medication hasn’t helped, and I’m overwhelmed with guilt and shame knowing I need to be fully present and positive to care for and love my son in all the ways he deserves. I know I can’t do it in this environment, but I have the opportunity to escape the situation, and raise my son, Korben, in a loving, warm environment.
My parents have offered to provide a nurturing home with them many times in the past, and they have a spacious home with plenty of room for Korben and I to live peacefully. The problem is even the best intentions require money we don’t have. I live in Florida and they in Kansas, so the cost to move so far away would take a long time to save for in my meager budget. Korben is growing, and it breaks my heart to know he hears and is affected by the insults and arguing and seeing mommy so sad. It only gets worse with each passing day, and I can’t express how unsafe my current environment is for me and my 18-month-old impressionable son.
My ex has agreed to let me legally take Korben legally, and I will make sure they visit each other as often as possible and video chat, because I don’t want my son to grow up fatherless.
My moving goal is 3 weeks or sooner if I somehow reach my funding goal in time. I still have faith and hope in spite of my stifling living situation, and with my upcoming birthday, I only want to move and reclaim my sanity, happiness, and peace of mind that Korben is raised in the best environment possible.
My dad donated to pay my plane ticket for my son, and I know he wants to give more but is financially unable. I have $250 saved up and working hard to make more. After researching and gathering quotes, I’ve determined I’ll need an additional $1500 to hire a moving company to get our belongings from Florida to Kansas. I’m giving my car to my ex to have one less expense.
Please don’t feel obligated to donate, because I know others are suffering more than me, but if you have anything to spare, it would be a blessing for me to raise the funds to flee. Thank you with my whole heart to those of you who are able to help financially or even lift prayers for my son and I, because I need a miracle I can’t achieve alone.”
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Blogging motivation is something every blogger lacks at some point during their career (or hobby if it’s solely to enjoy a creative outlet0. I’ve posted on various blogging topics to share nuggets of wisdom I’ve learned about blogging in hopes of helping other unseasoned bloggers benefit from my blunders and successes, and today is all about finding your blogging mojo.
Five Ways to Find Blogging Motivation
Here are 5 great ways to find blogging motivation
Part of becoming a successful blogger is posting consistently, but there comes a time when you’ll inevitably hit the invisible brick wall and lack blogging motivation. Sometimes you’re burnt out, life gets too hectic, or you’re simply exhausted and aren’t inspired to type even one sentence. Maybe a combination of these factors or others have halted your blogging flow. Regardless of the cause, there are several ways to help you get back into the blogging groove.
Here are 5 ways to help find the blogging motivation you might need:
Take a blog vacation
This might seem counterintuitive to finding motivation to blog, but taking a short vacation will allow you to recharge and leave you feeling revitalized and refreshed. I take blog vacations myself sometimes for a few days, and when I come back, I’m usually back to blogging full steam ahead for a few more months. If you’re afraid to completely abandon your blog for the time it takes to take that much-needed vacation, prepare in advance by scheduling a few posts ahead of time or supplementing with a few killer guest posts.
Read other blogs
If you’ve run into a dead-end with ideas and have no blogging motivation, read other blogs you admire and glean inspiration from them. There are so many amazing blogs in the blogosphere, you’ll surely find something compelling to post about.
Spark blogging motivation trying new things
Perhaps you’ve blogged about a topic for a while, and you’re tired of the stifling repetition. Unless you are niche specific, don’t be afraid to switch things up and blog about your other interests, too. This will appeal to many readers who might like to know more about what drives you as a person and a blogger–especially if you are also providing helpful information. If you’re niche specific, explore different ways to blog about your industry, product, or business. In both cases, don’t be afraid to try video blogs (vlogs), podcasts, photo blogs, or one of many other blogging methods. A departure from the norm is often an ice-cold drink of inspiration for parched creativity.
4. Cull your archives for little gems of inspiration
This is obviously easier and more effective for more sizable blogs, because you’ll want a robust collection of posts to choose from to spark the blogging motivation you need. If you’ve totally run out of ideas and are uninspired to blog, go into your blog archives to see which categories might need a little more content love. “Blog mining” is certain to produce new ideas for great posts, or edit and expand on older posts to make them evergreen.
Recently I started blogging inconsistently– a trait common in sucky blogs–and I’ve decided to re-establish a blog schedule with designated daily topics to stimulate creativity and help me research and plot out my weekly posts. By doing so a few years back I created personal accountability, and because I knew what to expect, I had plenty of time to write ideas for the next week of posts. Sometimes the simple act of jotting down ideas in a notepad, on a sticky, or typed into your phone notes will help halt your waning blogging motivation.
There are so many ways to rekindle your creative spark and find your inspirational muse, but I’ve found those more efficient than some practices touted by self-proclaimed blogging gurus. Each person is different, so the above tactics might not work, and my recommendation then is to try mind-mapping or other structured techniques.
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