Diastasis Recti Surgery Recovery – 3 Years Later

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It has been on my mind for awhile to write this post as many of you, when you stumble upon my blog about my Diastasis Recti diagnosis, my subsequent Diastasis Recti surgery, and my Distasis Recti recovery, then wonder how I am doing now? Diastasis Recti Surgery Recovery Well, it has been three years since […]

Top 10 DIY Valentines Day Cards for Kids

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Are you looking for creative DIY Valentine’s Day cards that the kids can hand out at school? I have to admit, I do scour Pinterest at this time of year, because I feel like this is the one holiday that I might be able to be creative without catastrophe! Our school does not allow candy or […]

Getting into Gaming (with Kids)

Back in the day (and I mean WAYYYYY back in the day) I enjoyed video games. I enjoyed playing Lego Star Wars with my brother on a Saturday afternoon and having a blast doing so. Yet, times changed; I got married to a man who was not a gamer, had kids, and life became too […]

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers – Toys

Just 36 hours and counting! Each of these last minute stocking stuffers are under $20 and have tremendous play value – so those presents under the tree won’t get all the glory! You can see them in action in my TV interview on The Rhode Show here. And here is the recap of everything I […]

Top Family Vacation Destination

Vacation Ideas for Families It’s a new year! Time to kick off those New Year’s resolutions, begin those home reorganization projects and plan the family vacations for the year! In our house, starting in January, we start to map out where we want to vacation that year. Maybe it is because of the cold we […]

9 Reasons Families Should Stay at Beaches Turks and Caicos

How is the Beaches Resort Family-Friendly? When I went to the Beaches Moms Conference at Beaches Turks and Caicos, I had to pay for my own airline ticket ($1000) and $500 to go for a three-night stay, of which I only had about 10 hours of downtime due to the conference programming and the tour […]

Sesame Street Teaches Kids Kindness

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Everyday Heroes Club Sesame Street announced a new initiative, Sesame Street’s Everyday Heroes Club, to continue its mission of helping kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder. With the increase of cyber bullying and the hustle and bustle of society, Sesame Street wanted to raise kids up to be kind (and teach parents to be kind […]

EarZings Review

Last February I discovered these adorable faux earrings called EarZings. They are pierce-free and designed by a Mom. She wanted to satisfy her daughter who wanted her ears pierced, but as a Mom, she wasn’t ready to let her daughter do so. After some tinkering, this forward-thinking Mom created Earzings. The EarZings are different from […]

Top #Hasbro Games for Autistic Children

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When you have a child on the autism spectrum, you often can’t imagine sitting down with him or her for a game night. Children on the spectrum have a hard time attending, following steps, sharing and taking turns, as well as handling frustrations when a game does not go well, leaving parents frustrated, confused and […]

Sandals Reading Program

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Scholastics Books and the Sandals Foundation support reading. When I traveled to the Caribbean recently on behalf of a blogging trip, we brought down supplies to support the Sandals Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that gives 100% of its donations (monetary and in-kind supplies) to schools in the Caribbean. You can read more about […]

Sesame Street Sees Amazing in Autism

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Sesame Street Supports the Spectrum To combat the stigma and isolation so often experienced by children with autism – and the parents raising them – Sesame Street is embarking on a nation-wide initiative, “See Amazing in All Children.” Sesame Street has always seen the best in children, and has always encouraged its viewers to be […]

LeapFrog Epic vs Platinum

The LeapFrog Epic is the latest LeapFrog tablet to hit the market, and what makes it different from the other latest LeapFrog tablet, the LeapPad Platinum, are the Android operating system, more memory, expanded internet capability, bluetooth technology. You can see the entire specs of the Epic here and even compare it to the specs […]

A Unique Party Invitation for Sure!

I came across a really neat product recently and I had to share it because of its uniqueness and potential for making a party stand out. It’s called Invite Bandz by Marked Private, and it is a unique party invitation, electronic invite, or e-card for any kind of party. It is really a invitation, online […]

A Relaxing Family Vacation

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You might have to go to Beaches Resort to get it! If your family is like our family, the concept of a relaxing family vacation is an oxymoron. Either you are running around keeping the kids entertained, or the kids get bored really fast and start complaining. Either way, you come back from the week […]

How to have a Healthy Smile #LISTERINE

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Sponsored Post When I was in college, I got dental work done to my teeth before my senior year. Pretty extensive actually. You see, I was genetically gifted (or should I say, ungifted) with teeth that, well, made me very sensitive about my smile. I felt like it limited my social relationships and that it […]

Benefits of a 529 College Savings Plan

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Have you started saving for college? Whether for yourself or your kids? Are you squirreling away savings when you can? While many families have a hard time finding savings to set aside for college, many are more perplexed about how to go about it. At the U.Fund Dreams Tour sponsored by Fidelity and MEFA (The […]

Perfectly Free BonBon Bites

If you are looking for an ice cream product that is soy free, dairy free, egg free, peanut free, almond free, cashew free, fish free, shellfish free, gluten free and kosher, you might think that you’ll have to keep looking. Unless you happen to stumble upon the new perfectly free™ frozen treats that are in […]

LeapFrog Imagicard Review

The new LeapFrog Imagicard is a new feature in the LeapFrog system of products and it works with the LeapPad Platinum with its front and rear facing camera. The Imagicard is designed to bring learning to life. With many Imagicard sets from which to choose, each game has several cards to use with the LeapPad […]

LeapFrog LeapPad Platinum Review

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I’m excited to share the fact that I am now part of the LeapFrog Mom Squad and as a result I get to see cool new LeapFrog products the first I get to play with is the LeapFrog Platinum! Let me give you the general specs – it’s WiFi capable, has a 7 inch screen, […]

Super Max the Turtle by Cloud b

Are there causes or stories that resonate with you? Especially when the cause and story go hand in hand? There is one that I heard about at Toy Fair 2015 and was excited to learn more about it. Fast forward a few months, it made sense to share the story with you now in honor […]

Sea Crest Beach Hotel Review

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After this brutal winter in New England, we are jumping at the chance to start our beach exploration! It has been on our list the past few years to find a place on Cape Cod for those weeks or weekends when we want to get away. Falmouth, MA is one of our favorite Cape Cod […]

The Paddington Movie: A Bear on the Move

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It is school vacation week here in our house. {I’ll stop for a moment of Mom silence……} You know how it is (and how the week isn’t). Thus, I’m always looking for something fun to do with the kids (while wistfully thinking about the things I need to be doing.) We had to temper our […]

DisneySMMC Disney Junior Outfit Ideas

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The Disney Social Media Moms Celebration (DisneySMMC) is less than a month away and, like my fellow attendees, I’m honored to be selected and excited to go. As a result, I love putting together posts relating to the conference and last year, I put together some quirky Disney themed outfits that were fun for the […]

Best Tablet for Kids – Little Scholar

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As a parent, the tablet is an inevitable part of our kids lives. For those of you that have managed to avoid it. Kudos to you. For the rest of us, it has a permanent place in our household. Full disclosure, my kids each have an iPad. Granted, they are hand-me-down iPads with cracks and […]

Big Apple Circus Metamorphosis

Big Apple Circus Metamorphosis

If you are looking for a kid-friendly event that you’ll enjoy, that the kids will enjoy, and that will leave your entire family in awe, then you have to go to the Big Apple Circus’ new show called Metamorphosis. I was just floored at the talent, the theatrics, and the transformation under the Big Top. […]

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