Wii Play: Motion

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We Wii a lot when the weather is crummy.   The past few weeks we have had several rainy and stormy days so we have played the Wii a bit!! Its a fun way for us to have together time, and its a good stress relief for me.  Plus, it gets ALL of us up and moving ...

Outdoor Entertaining for under $20 at BJs

bev dispenser bjs

BJs carries several items that help to make your summertime entertaining easier, and even more fun, all for under $20.  Just before 4th of July, I was there with my oldest doing some errands, and we stumbled upon the entertaining section.  They have some really great, affordable options!   All three of our kids have birthdays right ...

Q&A with “Lightning McQueen” & Mattel’s Cars 2 toys (Tokyo Spinout giveaway)

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After 37 years on this earth, I am someone's hero.  Why?  Because I met LIGHTNING MCQUEEN.  Well, really, I met Owen Wilson, when I had the chance to interview him during the Cars 2 press junket on June 18th with the other mom bloggers I headed to LA with.   But he IS Lightning McQueen.  I asked ...

Schwan’s to the rescue!

schwans steaks

Schwan's is a brand that I've known of for a very long time but hadn't had the opportunity to try except a few times.  Having been on Nutrisystem for several months, I've had Schwann's at my house to deliver my frozen foods (they are partnered) but it wasn't until very recently that we actually got ...

Slick Sand from DuneCraft.com- change the way you play with sand!

slick sand bucket

DuneCraft.com sent us some of their Slick Sand. Instant hit to say the least. We are always looking for new things to put into our "water table" which really functions more as a sensory table- we've done all kinds of different activities in it- right now, its up on our screen porch filled with mini ...

Nintendo 3DS- *not* This Mama’s ancient GameBoy!!

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  Nintendo 3DS is a very, very different hand held game than the GameBoy Advance I had about 100 years ago.  I've heard of the DS line, and obviously knew that technology had advanced, but when we turned this machine on I was blown away.  The COLOR GameBoy had just come out when I had one.  ...

Pet Groom Pro from TVTopTen.com (Giveaway)

pet groom pro

TVTopTen.com sent us a Pet Groom Pro to try on Tobey, our 10 year old yellow lab mix.  I tried it on him a few times, as did my husband, and it works great as a brush.  Pretty comfortable for even me to hold and the kids were able to hold it and use it as ...

Safety 1st OnBoard35 Infant Car Seat & Clic-It Stroller

Carseats are such an important investment for parents to make.  Our children spend a lot of time in vehicles, whether we like it or not, and we all want our children to be as safe as possible.  I was quick to jump at the chance to review the new OnBoard35 Infant Seat from Safety 1st ...

Shaun The Sheep Review

My husband is a big fan of claymation, like Wallace and Gromit, etc...  So needless to say, he and the kids were ecstatic when they learned that Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment were releasing a new DVD, on April 19, 2011, called Shaun the Sheep: The Big Chase!, and we had an advanced sample to review!  I just love ...

Maude Cloth Diapers- There’s a “new kid” in town!

There are so many cloth diapers on the market today that it is sometimes hard to choose which one is best for your needs.  We have both (Brett & Jenni)  have tried our fair share of diapers and have concluded that pocket diapers are definitely the way to go.  However, within the pocket diaper category, there are ...