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 […]

Six Awesome Toys and Games for Virtual Playdates

My kids are clamoring for playdates with their friends, but with the COVID-19 pandemic that is not possible. For a while, it was okay but with the coronavirus just not going anywhere, having virtual playdates is almost necessary for kids’ social and emotional well-being. Whether you use Zoom or some other platform, here some toys, […]

The Best GUND Plush to Give as a Gift

You “Gotta Getta Gund” this holiday season. Yes, that is their official motto but an accurate one. I love plush and GUND makes some of the best plush out there. It is perfect for the holidays. With so many of us being away from family and friends for the holidays, consider sending a GUND with […]

An Easy Budget Friendly Idea for a Classic Winter Planter

If you read my winter windowbox idea with faux filler, you can see I like the challenge of being on budget, being creative and having a winter scape that will last until spring. So I also created a winter planter! In a similar fashion on how I came to create my winter window box, I […]

Awesome Advent Calendars that also make great stocking stuffers

I love advent calendars. In our family, the tradition is that our Elf brings little goodies and toys to put in our personalize advent calendar decor we use every year. However, the goodies and toys from Holiday advent calendars also make great stocking stuffers. Just remove from the box compartments! For parents of younger children, […]

See the Sweet Stocking Stuffer Swag

The Holiday of Play event, hosted by The Toy Insider, was an epic virtual display of holiday wonder! It was so fun to attend (and organize the event!) One great thing about going to parties is getting a goody bag, and even though Holiday of Play was virtual, most attendees were able to get a […]

Customize and Craft Your Own Face Mask!

We all may feel mask-weary, but we know how important wearing face masks are for public health during the Coronavirus pandemic. So, what do we do to keep our kids engaged in face mask-wearing? Use the new SnapStyle Printable Masks at Walmart and Amazon! It is a great way to make printable, custom, and DIY […]

Shaq Loves His Tonka Trucks!

Tonka Toys were definitely part of my brother’s everyday lives growing up. I remember making them give my Barbie a ride in the truck bed and seeing the vehicles always in our sandbox. Shaquille O’Neal has fond memories of Tonka trucks as well. (I knew I loved Shaq for that reason alone!) Basic Fun! is […]

Think Outside the Toy Box With These Seven Toys

I love toys, which is why I love my Playroom Chronicles series. However, many people do not realize that a toy can do so much more than what the product packaging says. For example, a remote-controlled car can be a great math tool, and a nerf blaster can actually help with spelling! Here are seven […]

Best Bag for Summer Camp

What type of bag to send your kid to camp is always a dilemma. However, in the Covid-19 era, there are more rules than ever before. Some of the guidelines are from the camp and some of the requirements are personal preferences. For example, I wanted a bag this year that I could wipe down […]

Educational Books For Kids When School’s Out

Kids are home for the foreseeable future. Parents tasked with educating them. So, you may need some reading material and educational tools to get through it! Kindle Unlimited is my go-to. For about $10 a month, it is a realistic price when stuck at home. The app is easy to download on portable devices. Alternatively, […]

The Best Rose Scented Lotions and Sprays That Last

I am obsessed with the smell of roses. Whether it is body lotion or room spray, I need my life to come up roses. I have tested a lot of rose-scented products over the years. Either the scent does not last long, or it’s a sticky sweet smell that is more chemical than couture. However, […]

Six Sweet & Salty High Protein Snacks To Try

Whether your New Year resolve to go low carb or you are aiming for more protein in your diet as a weight-loss strategy or healthy lifestyle, there are some super sweet, salty, and savory snacks perfect for those goals! They are low carb, high protein, and quickly found on Amazon. We chronicle these products because we’d […]

Travel Toys for your next Road Trip!

When spring comes, so do the various road trips. Whether it is travel for April vacation week, the upcoming long holiday weekends, or the pending summer holidays, you’ll want to bring one (or all) of these fun, travel toys with your family! Some may say these are the best travel toys for the car, plane […]

Countdown: 11 Weeks To Move In

We are now at 11 weeks in the Construction Chronicles countdown! The big change this week is that the kitchen cabinets have arrived and the wood floors are being laid. The trim is finishing up as well. With the exception of one bathroom, all the tiles are down too. Last week, I spent most of […]

Five Fun Finds for Dog Agility at Home

Whether you want to give your dog a fun thing to do, provide a fun fitness option, or more formal agility training, there are five items you need to have at home. The best part is that you don’t have to break the bank! These are easy to find and great price points to get […]

The Essentials You Need for a New Puppy

You are now a puppy-to-be parent or you just became a puppy parent and need supplies fast! It is all about the essentials and the must haves you need for a new puppy. The extras can wait. This is all about the list for puppy survival! Crate Collar and Leash Food Bowls Treats Pee Pads […]

The Best Headphones for Kids? Try CozyPhones

I will be the first to admit that kid headphones are something I used to only think about when I got on a plane. Yet, in recent months, my wish for readily accessible headphones, for everyday use, grew drastically when my kids…..got iPads. Now that we are building our forever home, we have a lot […]

Here is the Best Tick Repellent for Kids Without Deet

When you are looking for tick repellent products, you want to make sure your getting the safest tick repellant for kids. Often that means getting tick repellent for kids without Deet. Natural Tick Repellent Deet has been shown to be toxic in certain concentrations and for certain people. So many just avoid this chemical-based tick […]

Glam Alert: Glitter iPhone Cover and Ring!

As I shared in my Monday Momazon YouTube episode, the fun find for Moms on Amazon feature this week is this glitter iPhone cover I bought on Amazon. I’m also sharing how to take a great selfie. Have Bling When Your Phone Rings? I love the look of glitter phone covers. However, many were really […]

Best Handbag Holder and Why You Need One

As I shared in my Monday Momazon YouTube episode, the fun find for Moms on Amazon feature this week is this handbag holder and purse hook that I bought this year. I keep in my purse at all times to keep it clean at a restaurant, at work, in the car, or at a table. […]

A Marvelous Mocktail Mint Julep Recipe

I always think Mint Juleps are so classy. Perfect for late spring and early summer cocktails. There are a lot of Mint Julep recipes out there. (This site has my favorite, including a Mint Tulip option.) However, if you want a Mint Julep without alcohol, then here is a simple Mocktail Mint Julep recipe to […]

Momazon Chronicles: Why You Should Have a Scarf in Your Car

As I shared in my Monday Momazon YouTube episode this week, the fun find for Moms on Amazon feature is this scarf I keep in my car. I bought it a few months ago on Amazon. It is a great way to prevent your handbag from falling on the floor. Say what? Yes, I have […]

Momazon Chronicles: Small Wallet

As I shared in my Monday Momazon YouTube episode this week, the fun find for Moms on Amazon feature is this small wallet I bought recently. It is the perfect size for small handbags and thus easy to use in a variety of handbag styles. So you don’t have to switch your wallet when you […]

An Easy Simple Valentines Day Box Idea – R2D2

This year, the teacher tasked my son with a project. The project was to make a Valentines Day Box to collect Valentine’s Cards from fellow students at school on Valentine’s Day. What is a Valentine’s Day Box? Doing what modern Moms do, I googled what is a Valentine’s Day box! Then saw clever ideas  – […]