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

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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. […]

Disney Jedi Academy Tips and Review

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In this post, I shared my recent Disney Dream come true on our family vacation. However, my son also had a dream come true when he got to participate in the Jedi Academy at Disney Hollywood Studios! I have to admit, it was a bit of me living vicariously through him since I am a […]

Playmobil Egg Surprise

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If you are looking for a little Easter gift, a filler for an Easter Basket or even a fun favor for a Spring party, check out the Playmobil Eggs for 2015. There are four Playmobil Surprise Eggs: Red, Yellow, Blue and Pink…Pirate, Princess, Beach and Farm. Each has about 25-40 pieces that creates a scene […]

National Bubble Week

Despite what the thermometer says, spring (and summer) is just around the corner. One of our favorite family warm weather past times is to blow (and chase) bubbles around the yard! This week is National Bubble Week. It started in 2000 as a way to celebrate spring. Because bubbles are such an iconic, fun outside […]

Homemade Bubble Solution

If you are looking to make your own Homemade Bubble Solution, your own Homemade Bubble Solution without glycerin, Homemade Bubble Solution with Corn Syrup and even your own Homemade Bubble Wands to make bubbles of all sizes, including GIANT Bubbles, keep reading! Homemade Bubble Solution 1 cup water 2 tablespoons light karo syrup or 2 […]

Castles to Carnivals: New Playmobil Sets for 2015

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One of the hottest toy brands in my house this year is Playmobil. “Santa” (wink, wink) brought a lot of Playmobil sets to the house over Christmas and it has increased the play time value in our household. It is one of the toy brands that unites my two children of two different genders and […]

Broccoli Rice and Ground Beef Casserole Pie

This is a family recipe and a family favorite. It is easy to make and tastes delicious. What I like about it the most, is that you can cook almost everything in one large skillet, and the recipe results in two pies: one that you can eat right away and another one you can freeze! […]

Teaching My Kids to Save Money for Disney

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We are preparing for our Disney World Family vacation and, as you can see in this post, my kids are immersed in Disney (and Disney Products) more than ever before. As a result, they are beyond excited for the upcoming trip (and the shopping that Disney Parks offer!) I am already anticipating all of the […]

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