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

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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 […]

Mega Bloks First Builders

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It was a long time before I thought about building blocks for my kids. I always thought they were for ‘older’ kids. Until I hosted an event where Mega Bloks was a sponsor. Mega Bloks were toddler and preschool friendly blocks that fit perfectly in little hands (but big enough not to fit in their […]

PipSquigz – Fun Little Suckers

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As a parent of two babies in the past, I was always looking for little toys to throw in a diaper bag to entertain my kids on the go – in the store, in the car, in a restaurant. Yet, not so small that I couldn’t find it in the diaper bag! I came across […]

Tiny Love Developlace and My Nature Pals

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I have written about the Tiny Love line in the past (you can see all my Tiny Love reviews here) but let me just say here, that my memories of my children as infants will always be remembered with the Tiny Love line. From the first toy I bought ever for my unborn son to […]

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 […]

Corolle Babicorolle Babipouce Dolls

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If you have a little girl, you know her life will probably be filled with dolls and one of the first dolls that many girls have is one by Corolle. It was my daughter’s first doll and I am looking forward to adding more as she gets older! We currently have the Corolle Babicorolle Babipouce […]

Charlene DeLoach’s Review of The Happy’s Pets!

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You want to be happy, don’t you? Well, these puppies will definitely put a smile on your face. There is a huge trend in ‘robotic’ type toys that really interact with children. The old ‘remote controlled’ toys are so 2010! Now, these new fashion of remote controlled robotics toys almost have a life of their […]

Fisher Price Smart Stages Toys

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Fisher Price was a brand that was ever present in our home when I was growing up. As a Mom now, is present in my own home for my own kids, and Fisher Price keeps getting better and better with their new “Smart Stages” products. Fisher Price latest innovation is the “Smart Stages Technology” Line. […]

Toes to Bows: FlipOut Sandals

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If you love to accessorize, why not accessorize your shoes? I mean, really, do your jeans and shirts have to have all the fun? I received a complimentary pair of FlipOut Sandals to wear to an upcoming trip to a Beaches Resort. As it is currently pouring rain outside, I’m [desperately] estactic about some fun […]

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