Juice Plus+ for Toddlers and Kids

Juice Plus Kids

As I mentioned in this previous post explaining what is Juice Plus®+, I also mentioned in this post that my son is an “extreme” picky eater. As a Mom, I want him to enjoy a variety of foods. As I work on it, I also want to make sure he is at least getting the […]

Pretty as a Princess with Just Pretend Kids

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When I was a little girl, I loved to play dress up. Not to date myself, but there were no products on the market to foster dress up when I was young. My dress up was the ‘old-fashioned’ way. I would take things out of my Mom’s closet or would use items that my Mom […]

Best Disney World Attractions for Preschoolers

We recently came back from a complimentary #DisneyKids trip to Disney World in Orlando Florida with my toddler and preschooler. I have written a lot in the past year about traveling to Disney with toddlers and preschoolers because there is a whole other dimension of considerations when you are traveling with kids of this age. […]

Kohls Disney Apparel with Jumping Beans!

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Whether you love dressing your kids in cute clothes, are looking for cute clothes for a Disney trip, or your kids are big all-year Disney Minnie and Mickey fans, the Jumping Bean® line at Kohls has just launched their Disney “Magic at Play” line of mix and match Disney apparel. I received a $50 Kohls […]

Animal Kingdom Lodge Review

Earlier this month, I got to check one thing off my “Disney Bucket List”, which was staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. I cannot begin to tell you how excited I was to stay there. My stay at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, and my review of it, was part of a complimentary 4 day stay […]

Character Dining at Disney

Even though I have been going to Disney World for years, I have never experienced Character Dining at Disney until 4 weeks ago. To be honest, it was something my family could not afford when we were growing up. When my parents finally could, us kids were beyond the ‘Meet the Characters’ phase as we […]

First Haircut at Disney World

My daughter has the most amazing curly hair. Of course, when she is a teenager, she may not think it is amazing, but I digress. I think it is beautiful. Yet, because of the curls and because I love it so, I have been hesitant to cut it. Besides, she is a girl, right? And […]

Pirates League Review at Disney World

My son had his first Pirate experience at the Pirates League at Walt Disney World last month! Let me just say that he is four and has a minor interest in Pirates; mainly Jake and the Neverland Pirates. He also has a mild form of Autism. Thus, I was not sure if scheduling an appointment […]

Camouflage: 2013 Fall Trends for Kids

Camouflage is big this fall. While we always think what pieces we should get to be on trend, the 2013 fall fashion trends can also apply to our kids too! The only issue with camouflage is that I’m especially not a fan of the camouflage pants. Those seem to be totally overdone as it applies […]

Kid Clothes at the Nordstrom Rack Boston

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In my past style posts this spring, I’ve shared the trends of leather and lace, florals and mint, and my favorite, black and white. We chatted about how to incorporate those trends into mom-worthy outfits, but what about the kids? There are many ways to incorporate these trends into our kids wardrobe too, but with […]

How to Get Your Toddler to Floss Teeth

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For the six months, we have been diligent about making sure our 3.5 year old toddler brushes his teeth every night before bed. However, on a recent trip to the dentist for his first dental cleaning, we learned that we should be also floss his teeth every night too. Now, if I had thought about […]

My A to G Adventures in the New Toyota RAV4

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This will be my ride for one week! The premium edition of the new Toyota RAV4. I mentioned that I would be getting a chance to test drive it in my previous post. And I got a chance to be a passenger on a recent four state adventure. But it is now in my driveway. […]

VTech InnoTab 2 Baby Review

VTech InnoTab 2 Baby Reviews

My son is an iPad addict. Yet, on a trip to New York recently, we gave him the VTech InnoTab 2 Baby tablet to check out. We had gotten it at a blogging event for a review. Frankly, we were not quite sure if he even would give it a glance. You can see from the […]

All About Poop Book and iPad App

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We are still trying to potty train our three year old boy. Luckily, I had gotten the heads up that it would be hard to potty train a boy and, geez, were my friends right. While he has potty awareness, and has attempted to pee or poo on occasion, it has been without formal poo […]

What happens during an Eye Exam?

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New Year, new you, right? Even if you aren’t big on New Year’s Resolutions (I’m not), you still can set personal goals or must-dos for the New Year. One thing I am making certain to do for myself this year is to start taking care of my health. I do it for my kids, but […]

Preparing Kids for an Eye Exam

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If you are considering making an eye exam appointment for your kids, here are some “exam factors” and “vision tips”. Preparing Kids for an Eye Exam First, the most important way to keep eyesight healthy is to bring your children in for their annual eye exam, ideally starting when they are only six months old. […]

Diaper Bag that Looks Like a Handbag

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A diaper bag that looks like a handbag or a purse seems allusive. As a second-time Mom, I know how fleeting diaper bags can be. You really need them the first year and after the first year, the need dissipates. You don’t need as much stuff and that huge bag doesn’t fit the new toddler lifestyle […]

YO GABBA GABBA LIVE! Get the Sillies Out! Tour

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YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE! GET THE SILLIES OUT! Tour The sillies are crazy little creatures that live inside of us and need to be shaken out! DJ Lance Rock and everyone’s favorite cast of colorful characters are calling all fans to get ready to jump, shake and shimmy them out at the new live tour: Yo Gabba Gabba! […]

New Fantasyland Storybook Circus

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{In a big announcer voice..} Step Right Up! See the amazing Barnstormer, the magical Flying Elephants, a larger-than-life Mouse, a spray-tacular train, all in the fantastical New Fantasyland Storybook Circus!!! My three year old was enthralled. Whether it was Goofy’s Barnstormer Rollercoaster, the Dumbo Flying Elephants, the splash pad or the Big Top Tent, he […]

New Fantasyland Enchanted Forest

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For anyone following this blog or my social media tweets and updates, you know that I was super excited to be invited to Disney World’s Magic Kingdom to see the grand opening of the New Fantasyland Enchanted Forest and Storybook Circus. We have been going to Disney World for decades and I remember the ‘old […]

Disney Art of Animation Resort Review

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The Disney Art of Animation resort opened in the Summer of 2012 and is Disney World’s newest resort. This is one of many Disney Art of Animation Resort Reviews and I hope you find it valuable! There are four sections: Little Mermaid (with 864 rooms), Finding Nemo (with 320 suites), Cars (with 480 suites) and […]

Disney Art of Animation Cars Suite

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If you would like to read my Art of Animation Resort review, you can find it here. This post focuses on our stay at the Art of Animation Cars Suite. We stayed from Sunday afternoon to Saturday morning. In the room were my five month old, my three-ish year old, my parents and my husband […]

New Year, New Fantasyland Magic Kingdom

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With the looming months ahead (especially the cold ones), I often wonder what fun we can have as a family in 2013 and beyond. As we hunker down for the winter, we start planning our yearly travel trips. Do we go skiing? Do we have a summer getaway or a winter escape? Is it skiing […]

Stroller Rental in Orlando: Kingdom Stroller Rental

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If you are looking for a Stroller Rental in Orlando, then read on to learn more about Kingdom Stroller Rental! Last month we went on a Disney Vacation for the first time as a family with two kids. We also stayed on Disney property, which is somewhat rare for me. So despite 30 years of […]

My Parenting Resolutions

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A Year-End Letter to my Two Hearts Dear Bubby and Lovey. Where has the year gone, and what changes took place in them? I’ve been horrible about documenting your milestones this year. One that I am soon to correct, but I thought I would take a moment in these final hours of 2012 to share […]

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