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

tokyo spinout

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 ...

iCarly: The i <3 iCarly Collection (Giveaway) (Street Date: July 19)

i heart icarly

We're only just beginning to delve into the world of non-preschool shows in this house.  Thanks to my niece E who is our babysitter, we were introduced to iCarly, which is cute and fun...and E has a friend who looks just like Miranda Cosgrove who plays iCarly!  As a mom I like how this show ...

Usborne Books through Kelly (Giveaway AND Huge Discount for New Consultants!)

Fairy Cooking

I LOVE children's books.  Well, really, I love all books, but children's literature has always been something I've held close to my heart.  One of my favorite places to find books is Usborne Books, and one of my favorite people to get them from is Usborne Books through Kelly!  Usborne Books carries lots and lost ...