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. […]

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 […]

Go Wild: New Balance Sneakers for Kids

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I am the first to totally admit that I am a big shoe snob. Not just as it relates to me, but as it relates to my kids as well. {Keeping it real, people.} I want my kids to have shoes that look good with a majority of their clothes, enable them to be active […]

Teaching Kids About Diabetes

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Whether you personally know someone with Diabetes or not, it is a great time to teach kids about this chronic illness so they can be understanding and accepting of friends that they may encounter with Diabetes. My Mother-in-Law has diabetes that she developed only a few years ago when she […]

Tinker Toys

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If you had to name some classic games that all children should have, what would they be? I thought about it recently and one that came to mind was Tinker Toys. Spools, rods, flags, washers, end caps, and more are part of the Tinker Toys tools. Whether the classic set, the new girl pink, or […]

Games Giveaway: Crossways, Suspend & More

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Here are four great games to stock up on during the long days of winter or during the fun parties during the summer. Great for a range of ages, it can be fun for kids and parents (and grandparents) alike! CrossWays CrossWays is a game that encourages you to complete a path across the board […]

Teeter Popper by Fat Brain Toys

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Here is a fun play item you have to check out. It may not be on your radar, it’s called the Teeter Popper by Fat Brain Toys. I got a first hand look at Sweet Suite in July. It is fun for all children, but is also great for kids with sensory issues. It looks […]

Disney Palace Pets Magic Dance Pumpkin

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Disney Royal Pets are fun and royal companions who loves to be pampered, just like their princesses. Cinderella’s Pet, named Pumpkin, is no exception. Cinderella’s pet, Pumpkin, comes to life with this adorable, interactive, remote-controlled puppy. The Disney Princess Palace Pets Magic Dance Pumpkin can speak over a dozen phrases and sounds, follow movement commands […]

Goodee Reward Board: For Picky Eaters and More

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The goal of the Goodee Reward board is to easily introduce the concept of colorful foods to your kid meals and reward them for eating a variety of foods. Most kids love magnetic boards, puzzles, and visual games. Thus, the Goodee Board builds on the concept to make food fun. There are 6 rows of […]

The Book With No Pictures

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Can you imagine reading a book with no pictures to your kids? Seems like that would be the last thing a parent would want to do. Yet, when I got a pitch to review a book called, “The Book With No Pictures” written by actor/celebrity B.J. Novak, of The Office fame, I had to see […]

Rockin Rider Rocking Horse by Tek Nek

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Here is the new fabulous giveaway! The Rockin Rider Rocking Horse by Tek Nek Toys. It takes the classic wooden rocking horse, that I had as a kid, to the next level. From the stirrups to the saddle, the songs and the sayings, this Rockin Rider Rocking Horse not only rocks, but has realistic features […]

Pack for a Purpose

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When I travel to the Caribbean in a matter of weeks, I won’t be just wondering what shoes to pack or if I remembered my sunscreen. I’ll also be taking down a suitcase of supplies for Pack for a Purpose. The Pack for a Purpose Project is part of the Sandals Foundation. Many of you […]

New Pound Puppies: Who Let the Dogs Out?

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Do you remember some of the toys you loved as a kid? Or that your kids loved? A big toy trend is seeing the resurgence of toys, that were a big hit back in the 1980s but we haven’t seen since then. Whether it is nostalgia or cool toy your kids will love, you love […]

How to Make a Lego Table

My kids have really gotten into LEGOS. More specifically, the DUPLOS. Rather having the LEGOS all over the floor, I wanted to get a DUPLO® Compatible Wood Table, but I wasn’t sure if my kids would be interested. So, before I committed to a big set, I decided to do my own LEGO table DYI […]

Keyboard Labels and Modern Labels for Parents

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There are a lot of label brands for kids camp, school, and more. Some that I mentioned here. Yet, what about us Moms? Yes, we can label our gym bags, tennis rackets or supplies with our name on it, but aren’t we kind-of past the “This is {insert my name here}?” So what options do […]

LeapFrog LeapBand: Fitness Tracker for Kids

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With the new Apple Smart Watch that also serves as a way to monitor exercise, the world is firmly entrenched with fitness bands. While there are lot of fitness bands for adults, there are not many options for kids – until now. The LeapFrog LeapBand is a fitness and activity tracker for kids 4-7 years […]

Saving for College

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We spent a super fun day at the Newburyport Riverfest Music Festival last weekend. Newburyport is an historic New England town right next to the ocean. There were boats, music, free samples and fun brand booths to explore on a gorgeous sunny Labor Day weekend. I went to the U.Fund Dreams Tour Tent first! The […]

Top Labels for Kids

School has begun! {Yay!}. But so begins the list of requirements. It is always that first week or two that teachers seem to not only assign copious amounts of homework, but also assign a long list of supplies and necessities for the year. For example, I just went to my son and daughter’s Parent Night […]

Edaville Railroad Pirates Weekend

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Edaville Railroad is undergoing a major renovation! One of the new items they are bringing are “themed” weekends. Last weekend, we went for Pirates Day at Edaville. We brought the kids’ Pirate gear, but, in typical kid fashion, when we got there, they didn’t want to wear it. However, my daughter did want to wear […]

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