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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Teacher Thank You Printable With Crayola Color

It is remarkable that I am already considering (and writing) about Back to School. Summer is too short! However, with children in camp and summer learning programs, summer time often feels like an extension of the school year anyway. So I am already thinking of a teacher thank you printable to use! Saying Thank You […]

Great Toys for Toy Donations

Whether December or May, the holidays or birthdays, everyone should consider donating toys throughout the year. Every child should be able to play every day. If you are wondering what to give to various charities for toy donations, here are some great toy donation ideas! These are gender neutral, cover a variety of ages, have […]

Fairy Love: Fairy Gardens and More

Sitting on the coffee table in our family room at home, is a mini-fairy garden. Every time friends and families visit us, we are always asked about it. “What is that?” and “Where did you get that!” We adore fairies in our family. If you want to have a family fairy, there are great products […]

7 Ways to Host a Charity Focused Birthday Party

When school starts, the round of birthday party invitations begin. Yet, it got me wondering. How can a typical birthday party be a-typical? How can it be an opportunity to be good, while doing something good. How can the kids be social while promoting social endeavors? A birthday is a great time to teach our […]

Six Valentine’s Day Cards That Use Toys

As you can see in my post here, I love DIY Valentine’s Day Cards for the kids. It got me to thinking about how I could modify the existing ideas out there, with ideas of my own. Since most of my ideas involve toys, I wondered how I could take some of the popular DIY […]

Holiday Toy Gift Guide 2015

Here is my Toy Gift Guide 2015 with the top toys from the past year! Just in time for those last minute gifts for the holiday season! But don’t forget all those birthday gifts that you’ll have to think about in 2016  – so stock up now at the great prices and be ready to […]

Crayola Crayon Carver and Animation Studio

When I was at the recent HoliDAY of Play Event sponsored by The Toy Insider, I got a glimpse of the hottest toys for the holidays and products by Crayola top the list. One of them is the Crayola Easy Animation Studio and it was also named on of the Top 12 tech toys by […]