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 […]

Top 20 Parenting Tips

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Recently, Mott’s (the Applesauce Company) started a new campaign called the Good and Honest Campaign urging parents to share honest moments and good advice for fellow parents. It reminded me of the same goals when I first became a Mom. I was part of a new Mom group and class at a local parenting club. […]

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 […]

My Disney Dolphins in Depth Experience

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There is nothing like crossing off something on your bucket list; especially when it has been in your bucket for a long time. Yet, I got to enjoy the Dolphins in Depth experience at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort. It was something I had heard about for a long time and, with a […]

Top Toy Trends for 2015

After going to the 2015 Toy Fair in NYC, I am overwhelmed by the amazing toys coming out on the market. As always, there was so much (almost too much) to see. However, based on what I did see, there seems to be a few toy trends across the board. These are my take aways […]

Silk Therapeutics: Benefits of Silk in Skin Care

You probably have heard about using a silk pillow case to help prevent wrinkles since the smoothness of the silk doesn’t cause impressions over time, in your skin, as traditional cotton pillow cases. So if silk pillow cases are beneficial to your skin, why not silk ON your skin itself? I don’t mean smearing a […]

Book Review: Lovey Bunny

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Just in time for spring, Easter and Mother’s Day, there is an adorable book called Lovey Bunny by Author Kristine A. Lombardi and published by Abrams Books for Young Readers.) Its a story about a bunny who loves everything, including helping her Mama and watching her Mama make things. Yet, her favorite thing of all […]

Portable Pampering: T Spheres

If you followed my 2014 Holiday Gift Guide, then you might have seen one of my favorite picks: the t spheres®. They are little luxuries, portable pampering, and tranquil “Ts”. It’s massage and aromatherapy in one portable product. There’s over 17 years of science in these spheres, which has an infusion of aromatherapy essential oils […]

Natracare Makeup Remover Wipes Review

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When you take off your makeup at night, do you wonder what you put back on? If you use Make-up wipes, do you wonder if you are wiping more on to your skin than you are wiping off? Natracare Makeup Remover Wipes aim to keep it clean. You could be putting more chemicals on your […]

Shopping, Snow and Shoes

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Even if you do a lot of holiday shopping online, inevitably you end up at the mall….in long lines…waiting….standing. Then schlep through the snow back to the car carrying tons of bags. Where is the falalala in that? So you dress for comfort. Or, dress like you are about to run a marathon. But where […]

Play Doh Seek and Squish App

Check out a fun way to play with PLAY DOH! The PLAY DOH SEEK AND SQUISH App an all-new interactive storybook app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch by PlayDate Digital. It takes a child’s interaction (and imagination) with the classic PLAY-DOH brand to a whole new digital level of squishable fun. PLAY-DOH: SEEK AND […]

Versa Bricks: Connecting Toys Together

Have you ever backed a Kickstarter campaign? I never have, until yesterday. So why did I finally take the leap? Because I loved the concept of Versa Bricks. It was the first product that I think should be on the market, as opposed to just liking the concept for myself or supporting a start up. […]

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Tots to Teens


Tis’ the season to shop till you drop. Well, hopefully not drop. It is all about shopping strategy – knowing the cool gifts to get (and doing most of the shopping online) so you can put your feet up and bask in the glory. This past year I had the privilege of being a part […]

JJ Cole Medley Baby Carrier – Giveaway

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The JJ Cole Baby Carrier was one of the many baby carrier that I tried when baby wearing my second child. I won’t bore you with the details but suffice to say that I survived that first year of her life, while chasing a 3 year old son simultaneously, because of baby wearing. There are […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lum Lums Doll

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One of the fun new toys for girls are the Lum Lums doll by Imperial Toy. They are hard, plastic dolls that are about 4 inches high, each with a different story and name. But where it gets fun, is the story of friendship. They are about being friends and when you are friends, they […]

Paw Patrol Toys

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If your kids watch Nick Jr., then you probably know about Paw Patrol. It is a nicely animated show about team work, helping people and caring. The twist is that it’s about animals doing the rescuing vs. being rescued! My 4 year old loves it because it involves fire trucks, diggers and police cars! What […]

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