Fiber Choice Fruity Bites: The Middle

About two weeks ago, I shared my sponsored connection this month with Fiber Choice. I agreed to test out their Fiber Choice Fruity Bites for 30 days and blog about my experience. So every other day, I’ve been coming to this blog post and adding little snippets of what has been going on. I’ll keep […]

Fiber Choice Fruity Bites Review: The Beginning

fiber choice fruity bites review

My close friends and family know that I am trying to focus on my health this year. More posts about that later, but after two kids, job changes, surgeries and more, it is time to focus on me. More specifically, my health. First order of business is more fiber in my diet. While I’ve up’d […]

A Kid Camp & Summer Travel Must Have

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Swagger Tags are a must have for Camp and travel this summer. It’s not your traditional name tag for a backpack or a suitcase. But a fun alternative for kids and adults alike. It easily attached to any gear and is water and impact resistant (for those bags for swimming lessons or the beach!). It’s […]

Summer Board Games for Beach and Barbecues

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Summer is here and if your kids haven’t ended school yet, they’re probably getting out soon. Then the I-need-to-figure-out-how-to-keep-them-entertained juggle begins. There is also the goal of having their brains not turn to mush during the break from school. So, how does a parent keep their kids entertained, educated and engaged? With games!! Whether you […]

Buying Luxe and Saving Lots

UPromise Retailers

Let the holiday shopping begin! I don’t know about you, but I spend most of my time shopping online. The thought of bringing two kids with me on my shopping expeditions makes me too tired just thinking about it. I wait until they are in bed, I pour a glass of wine, and I hit […]

Stokke Scoot Stroller Review

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Finding a good stroller is like finding a great partner. You know it when you see it, but not after a lot of trial and error (and many duds along the way.) Which is why I know that the Stokke® Scoot™ Stroller is my knight in shining armor. When looking for a stroller, many Moms […]

Mother’s Therapy Organics

hand sanitizer for kids

I know some may think it silly to write about hand sanitizer. I mean, a whole blog post about it? But if you have young children like I do, or work in a hospital or day care setting, it really does deserve a lengthy diatribe about it, and a sponsored blog review about my new […]

Bummis Sun Line Review: Swimmi, Tankini and Sun Hat

Bummis Swimmi Diaper Review

It has finally gotten hot enough here in the northeast to go swimming. And thus, finally hot enough to think about putting the Bummis Swimmi swimsuit on my one year old girl. Being from New England, only the super hearty go into the ocean before July 1st and only the bold go into a backyard […]

Ziftit Making Gifting Easy

Ziftit gift ideas

I cannot believe that one week from today, my baby girl is going to be one years old. I guess I won’t be able to call her Baby G for much longer. She is getting ready to walk, and while she doesn’t have any teeth yet, she is about to have about 10 come in […]

What are Shmoozees? Visit the Shmoozee Facebook Page

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Style up a Shmoozee! Shmoozees are plush toys that are best described as a nice gremlin meets TY. They have glow in the dark ears and eyes, and the ears are plastic, with holes in them, so you can add earring-like collectible charms. Right now, there are six different colors and patterns retailing at $19.99, […]

How to Get Your Toddler to Floss Teeth

Oral B Floss

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 […]

Toddler Seat Belt for Airplanes | The CARES® Airplane Safety Harness for Kids

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There are many ways we keep our kids safe everyday. We have child-proofed our home, bought the best car seats, cribs and strollers we can possibly buy. Yet, when it comes to flying on an airplane, we seem to forget to provide similar safety measures for our kids. Often having babies sit on our lap […]

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 […]

Curious George Springs into Spring and PBS Kids Adds Up

PBS Kids Adds Up

After going to a preview event at PBS Kids in Boston, I learned that PBS Kids is more than just a channel on our TV. Granted, it’s a pretty awesome channel that is on several times during the day in our house (Super Why or Curious George anyone?), but it is a whole education effort […]

Bright Starts Buggy (Having a Ball Count and Roll Buggie)

Bright Starts Buggie

I received this adorable little pink lady bug (officially called the Having a Ball™ Count and Roll Buggie from Bright Starts by KidsII) to review recently. When it arrived on my doorstep, it was like Christmas. We call it the second child syndrome! Our 3.5 year old son has ‘passed down’ his toys to his […]

All About Poop Book and iPad App

All About Poop

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 […]

The New Toyota RAV4

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  My son loves cars. Our house is one large traffic jam.     Everywhere we go, he rattles off the make and model of cars he sees. If he meets you, he may remember your name, but he will definitely remember the type of car you drive. If he sees a car that he […]

Treasures at Smugglers Notch Resort

Treasures Porch

Smugglers Notch Child Care is known as Treasures. It is a childcare center at Smuggler’s Notch Resort (Vermont) where babies six weeks old through toddlerhood can play, while adults can get some time to themselves. Yet, there is no need to feel guilty to have some ‘me’ time on a family vacation. This place is a total […]

New Fantasyland Map

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Here are three maps to check out if you are looking for a New Fantasyland Map!   And check out all of my New Fantasyland posts and other Disney-related overviews! Let the New Fantasyland Story Begin ‘Twas the Night Before New Fantasyland Happy Disney Birthday to Me New Fantasyland Preview Party Details of the New […]

Disney Be Our Guest Restaurant

Disney Storybook App

When the Be Our Guest Restaurant opening in New Fantasyland, it brought a whole new level of theming for a Disney Restaurant. Whether it is the food or the decor, it is storytelling at its highest level of creativity. The story begins as you pass through the ruins of an old gateway to a stone […]

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

Disney Art of Animation Cars Suite

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

Disney Parks

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 […]

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