Best Disney World Attractions for Grandparents and Grandkids

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After going to Walt Disney World for many years with my grandparents, along with my parents and siblings, I now travel as a parent myself with my kids and their grandparents! As a result of this multi-generational travel to Disney World, there are some Walt Disney World rides that are better for all ages than […]

Kungaloosh! Jungle Skipper Canteen

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When I was at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World recently, I got the complimentary opportunity to try out a new restaurant called the Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen. The Jungle Skipper Canteen is located in Adventureland right across from the Jungle Cruise, and features a menu of Asian, South American and African cuisine […]

Disney’s Memory Maker – Is it Worth the Money?

Our family has been fortunate to have received complimentary Memory Maker during our last Disney vacation so we could try it out and the PhotoPass Service. First, I wasn’t quite sure it was worth the money and second, I wasn’t quite sure how it worked. After having experienced it, I have the answer to my […]

American Girl Mega Bloks Grace Pastry Cart

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It was perfect timing to receive this complimentary product for review. My son is very protective of his building bricks and he does NOT like to share them with his little sister. However, his little sister wants to build and play too! So she pleaded with me to get her some building bricks, and I […]

My Three Favorite Makeup Products to Date

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There are times you discover amazing things and this is one of the times that I wanted to share with you. As a busy mom, one of the things I often skip in my daily routine is makeup. If I’m just grocery shopping or bringing the kids to school or ballet, I didn’t want to […]

The Bostonian Hotel Review

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If you are traveling to Boston and looking for a place to stay that is family-friendly and business friendly, put The Bostonian on your list as you will see in my The Bostonian Hotel Review thanks to a complimentary one night stay I received recently. Central Location The main feature of The Bostonian is its […]

5 Reasons to Consider the Honey Baked Ham Company


Perhaps it is because Easter is so early this year that the holiday snuck up on me! Plus, every year is different as an adult, unlike when I was growing up. There are some Easter holidays when the whole family gets together and there are other Easters when it is just us. Either way, which […]

Mission Chase Paw Patrol Toy Review

Mission Chase is one of the first ‘larger’ sized Paw Patrol toys in stores now. Last year, the Paw Patrol toys took the holiday season by storm with all of the mini-figures and vehicles, and the Paw Patrol lookout. This year, the Paw Patroller Truck and Mission Chase are the Paw Patrol toys to have. […]

Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Center

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In February this past year, I got a sneak preview of the Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Center and I was not surprised to see it in the toy line up for 2015; considering that the new Doc McStuffins new Pet Vet episodes had recently launched at that time. I knew it was going to […]

The Good Dinosaur Review

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The Good Dinosaur is the latest Disney Pixar Movie and there are already lots of toys ready to back the movie up! But is the movie any good? Is The Good Dinosaur movie worth seeing? Is the movie good for kids? I took my 3 year old daughter and 6 year old son to a […]

Cabbage Patch Kids Adoptimals & More

I love Cabbage Patch Kids. I have such fond memories from my childhood playing with these dolls. Hours and hours with friends creating stories and play patterns with my Cabbage Patch kids. I didn’t know about American Girl or other doll lines back in the 80s. These were my favorite dolls that I grew up […]

Toy Tuesday: LeapFrog Line Up!

There are a lot of LeapFrog products out there. These are my current top favorite LeapFrog Products for the holidays and for birthday gifts throughout the year: LeapFrog TV, LeapPad Platinum or Epic, The LeapFrog Word Whammer, The LeapFrog Number Lovin’ Oven, and the LeapFrog Build and Discover Tool Box. You can see my whole […]

Toys and Games for Autism

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If you have a child on the autism spectrum, then you should know about ToyBox Tools. ToyBox tool teamed up with Hasbro and the Autism Project to assist parents with developmentally disabled children with evidence based practices as it relates specifically to Hasbro toys. The ToolBox site enables parents to access, download and print play tools […]

Top Toys for 2015: HoliDAY of Play

You must already be inundated with holiday catalogues by this point, right? This the season for shopping and gifts, and that includes everyone from your niece to your Nana. Toys can be the perfect gift for everyone on your list because everyone loves to play and there is something for everyone as evidenced by the […]

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 […]

STEM Toys: Project MC2 Dolls

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There is a new line of dolls that are inspired by the Netflix series Project MC2, which follows four girls that are undercover spies using science and math to solve their challenges. The premise is to show that girls can be interested in those careers and subjects. This line of math and science-loving dolls comes […]

Tiggly Toys – Interactive Learning

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I love it when my review of toys coincides with my families activities and this new game/toy from Tiggly called Tiggle Words does that! It’s an iPad or Android app that can use objects to create interactive learning. (Plus, Tiggly also has Tiggly Shapes and Tiggly Math, of which the later reminds me of the […]

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 […]

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, […]

Wonder Wallet Review and Video

I discovered a great find called the Wonder Wallet. It’s one of those “As Seen on TV” things, but I have not seen the informercial. However, I did get a complimentary wallet for a review to see if it was wondrous or not! I have to say, I LOVE it. Seriously love it. The leather […]

The Ultimate Hot Dog

Today is National Hot Dog Day. Though, with two young kids, it seems like everyday is Hot Dog Day. In honor of the official National Hot Dog Day, I want to share with you the ultimate hot dog place that I recently visited when I was in Cleveland, Ohio. This place should be listed as […]

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 […]

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