Kid Summer Fun: Mini Glider Balance Bike

I'm going to be encouraging all of my friends and family from here on out to get a glide or balance bike, or at least borrow one. I cannot believe how long it took me to "discover" how fabulous these bikes are for children- and how much better they are in a developmental sense for ...

A Better World Facebook Game

   A Better World, a Facebook game that rewards players not just for in-game activities but also for real world acts of kindness and expressions of gratitude, has soared to more than 120,000 players. This is the kind of game I can get into.  Reinforcing what's important in life is definitely my cup of tea!!  From the ...

Kids Summer Fun: Smens® Pens (Giveaway)

Educational Insights sent us a 10 pack of Smens® Pens.  These are environmentally friendly pens that smell fantastic, and aren't harmful to our earth.  They look pretty cool, too.  In theory, these are great for kids, you know, because of the scents.  I kind of don't want to share them at all, with anyone.  So ...

Appleton Estate Rum in Grilled Chicken with Almond Satay

Appleton Estate makes some mighty fine Jamaican rum that has a really smooth taste with just a hint of nutty flavoring.  We received a sample of this for review, I surprised my husband with it for Father's Day- he loves it.  I did try a few sips but rum isn't my favorite thing unless it is ...

Cars 2 opens worldwide June 24th #DisneyDreamWorksEvent

This is where I spent my Saturday night.   You know, just like any other Saturday night...at El Capitan theater in Hollywood, walking in on the red carpet, milling about with other mom bloggers, Disney and Pixar folk, and a few celebrities.  Yep.  Just another Saturday night... Cars 2 has been very much anticipated worldwide- including in ...

NCircle Entertainment – Animal ABC’s and Animal 123’s (Giveaway)

I don't know a kid who isn't intrigued by animals as a baby or toddler.  The idea of combining ABC's and 123's with real animals is such a cool idea, and definitely one I'm into.  These are 2 really cute DVDs that actually can hold the interest of my 3.5 year old along with my ...

Happiness is…Peanuts™: Snoopy’s Adventures Giveaway

Happiness is…Peanuts™: Snoopy’s Adventures pairs TV special Snoopy’s Getting Married, Charlie Brown with an episode from The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show on one disc. The DVD will retail for $14.97 SRP after its release 6/14. Is Snoopy really planning on tying the knot? In the Emmy® Award nominated Snoopy’s Getting Married, Charlie Brown, everyone in ...

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2012 Giveaway (2 winners)

I think I'm becoming obsessed with almanacs.  Thankfully my family humors me.  But I love finding out facts and information, as do my kids- their natural curiosity inspires me to be more curious- which just makes for very interesting conversation and adventures in daily life.  The 2012 National Geographic Kids Almanac is chock-full of information, ...

Live Butterfly Garden Review

I remember as a child, how fascinated I was by caterpillars. We had a neighbor who always had tons of woolly bear caterpillars in her yard every fall. I would spend hours collecting and studying them. So when I saw an advertisement for the Live Butterfly Garden, I knew that my children would be thrilled ...