Best and Funny Gifts For Coworkers That Are Inexpensive

Shopping for coworkers is a scary endeavor. Whether you have a gag gift, secret Santa, Yankee swap, coworking leaving, and a myriad of other reasons to gift to a coworker, here are some inexpensive ideas. They are all under $25, yet trendy and cool. (IMO, anyway.) Nothing says you appreciate a coworker after you all […]

Six Unique Ways to Use Play Water Tables Without Water

Kids’ play water tables are fun sensory play during the hot summer months. However, when the weather turns cool, that does not mean the water tables should be banished to the basement or shelved in storage. Rather, there are other unique ways to use kids’ play water tables…without water. Using water tables as indoor play […]

My Favorite Wearable Baby Blanket – The Halo Sleep Sack

Registering for baby products can be a fun experience or an overwhelming one. For me, it was the latter. There are many products, many brands, and many pieces of advice to sort through. All while in the throes of morning sickness and mood swings. (Taking the bar exam was easier.) However, one that was a […]

These Sewing Toys Will Teach Kids How To Sew

Teaching kids to sew is a great skill to learn. Even if they don’t stick with sewing, it offers tremendous educational benefits, such as being creative, following directions, fine motor skills, pattern identification, spatial recognition, and emotional benefits. If you are wondering what to give a child six years old and up, consider giving toys […]

Fifteen+ Fabulous Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon Toys

Raya and the Last Dragon is a Disney movie set to release to theatres on March 5, 2021. The story is about a fantasy world of Kumandra. It is there that humans and dragons lived together in harmony for centuries. However, when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves […]

Social Emotional Learning Toys and Resources For Parents and Kids

If you have a child with cognitive challenges, you are very familiar with the concept and the therapies around Social Emotional Learning (SEL). However, during the Covid-19 pandemic, SEL has risen to the forefront as a need and a tool for all parents and kids. Many children have not gotten social opportunities in months as […]

Seven Simple St. Patrick’s Day Activities And Ideas For Kids

Whether you are Irish or not, whether you can spell claddagh or you can’t, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day can be fun, as well as good cultural exposure for your children. So here are some St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids of all ages. If you have younger kids, here are some fun ways to spice […]

Camp In Style With The Playmobil Volkswagen Camping Bus

Whether you love to travel, like to camp in your backyard, or abore the entire outdoor thing, you’ll swoon over the Playmobil Volkwagen Camping Bus. This iconic Volkswagen T-1 Camping bus is a red and white-colored camper van. It’s new for 2021 and is packed with everything you need for a faux weekend getaway. The […]

Five Inexpensive Tips for Looking Amazing on Zoom Virtual Meetings

After spending most of 2020 on Zoom for virtual meetings and TV segments, there are a few tips I have managed to master on how to look your best on virtual Zoom meetings. Whether Zoom, Skype, or the myriad of other platforms, the effect and need are the same. While Zoom chin is a thing […]

The Best Building Tile Magnet Toys For Kids

Magnet toys – whether tiles, cubes, or sticks – are magnificent sensory toys, construction toys, and building toys. Here are some magnet tile ideas to consider having in your playroom. As a parent in the toy industry – and with experience working with educators and kids with special needs – magnet building toys are popular […]

Valentines Themed Toys That Are Sweet, Cuddly, and Fun

Toys and themed trinkets are starting to arrive in stores, which are perfect for Valentine’s Day treats, gifts, and surprises! I always give my kids a little gift on Valentine’s Day. Nothing big or fancy, but something budget-friendly and that shows love in some way. I also make the day fun with these activities and […]

Sound the Octo-Alert! New Octonauts Toys Coming!

Moose Toys just announced a collaboration with Silvergate Media. Moose Toys (the brand behind Kindi Kids and Bluey Toys) will be launching toys to support the new Octonauts spinoff: Octonauts: Above & Beyond. Octonauts has huge fanbases around the world. The show launched in 2010! Even my kids have been fans. In the upcoming new […]

The Five Best Art Easels for Kids Under $100

Art Easels are a great place for kids – from toddlers to budding teens – to create their art. However, they will get messy and in some cases, kids will outgrow them – whether because of interest or height! So you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars! Here are some great art easels for […]

The Six Best Art Supplies for Kids Under $50

Whether you need great art supplies for homeschool and remote learning, or you are just looking for the best art supplies for kids that survive a weekend craft session, these are my favorites. Why are these art supplies my favorites? Well, as a Mom and someone who is in the toy industry, these products tick […]

Ten Toys That Educate And Entertain Toddlers And Preschoolers

If you have toddlers and preschoolers at home, keeping them entertained is a must! Yet, how can parents and caregivers entertain and educate at the same time? In the toy lineup below, these toys do both and also have other benefits that toddlers can work on – like communication and fine motor skills.   Tinkle […]