Neighborhood Toy Store Day is November 10 #toystoreday

neighborhood toy store day

The holidays are rapidly approaching-- here we are in November, and its time to start thinking about holiday shopping.  I'm a huge fan of shopping- I love it, to be honest.  Fun, relaxing...and I like to be smart with my money, in more ways than one.  I do like to get the best bang for ...

Hoover Windtunnel Air Bagless Upright Review with a Presto 2-in-1 Cordless Stick Giveaway

Mamalovesherbargains.com Hoover 30% off promocode FRIENDS14 @hoover.com

Lately I have been getting excited about cleaning products and tools.  I am not sure when this paradigm shift happened because when I was growing up I was know for my messy bedroom.  I always helped my mom with chores and we had a very clean house but the door to my room often remained ...

We passed the LISTERINE® SMART RINSE® Sweet Smart Oral Care Challenge! #SweetSmarts

listerine sweetsmarts oral challenge

If you remember, we started the LISTERINE® SMART RINSE® Sweet Smart Oral Care Challenge a few weeks ago.  I wasn't sure how this would go- I have had a lot going on myself with family things and was a bit nervous that I'd forget.  As it turned out, I didn't need to worry.  The handy ...

Bronx Zoo – A great family adventure!

I recently took my first visit to the Bronx Zoo with my kids. We decided to go in the fall while the weather is nice and WOW was it fun. It was a really great time of year to visit the zoo. Most of the animals were out and about, nobody was too hot ...

Cooking with Kids is so much fun I wrote a book about it! #LittleChefs

little chefs project

Well, I wrote part of a book.  Contributed to a chapter.  But I did!  I'm proud to say I'm one of 40 amazing bloggers who came together for the very first crowd-sourced ebook designed to help get you cooking with kids, the Little Chefs Project!  is all about cooking with kids and includes tips, tricks, recipes, ...

Teach your daughter to keep track of her periods

u by kotex tween products

It's almost inevitable that your daughter will at some point start getting her period.  We as adults have a few ways to approach this, with facts and information and open dialogue, or an as-you-go approach.  If you hadn't noticed, I'm in the educate and and talk about things camp.  My daughter, at 7, is aware ...

The Perplexus Review – Holiday Gift Guide

  Have you seen the new Perplexus maze game from PlaSmart?  I have a feeling that this going to be BIG this holiday season.  This fun toy requires critical thinking, fine motor skills and NO batteries!  Great for kids ages 6 and up.  I was SO excited with the folks at Plasmart agreed to send me ...

Plasma Bike Review – Holiday Gift ideas!

Many of you may remember our review of the fabulous PlasmaCar from Plasmart last year. We have had so much fun with this toy that we immediately thought of them for this years Holiday Gift Guide. They have some GREAT new products that we were so excited to try out. The Plasma Bike is a ...

Holiday Gift Guide 2012 – Playmobil Advent Calendar Giveaway and Review

Christmas is quickly approaching and it's time to start thinking about holiday traditions and gifts for the kids!  I just love celebrating the holidays with my kids.  It's just so special to see the excitement and delight in their eyes.  This is why I try to incorporate a lot of family traditions into our holiday ...

The Children’s Place has GREAT Costumes Available

the childrens place fairy front

I've got a deep love for The Children's Place.  Great quality clothing, affordable pricing, so the adults are happy, in comfortable styles and colors that the kids are glad to wear.  This even extends, at this time of year, to Halloween Costumes (although if your kids are like mine, they'll enjoy costumes all year round ...