Resources for Parents On How to Discuss The News With Kids

PBS Kids has shared some resources for families who are looking for guidance on how to discuss news stories with their children, grandchildren, etc. While most kids are online, it is even more of an issue for younger children with remote learning. In the past, they are often not exposed. Yet, I know in our […]

The Best Way to Get Kids To Wash Their Hands

If you are reading this, then you know how hard it is to get kids to wash their hands – whether they are two or twelve! Especially with COVID-19, washing hands is more essential than ever – and it is more required than ever! My kids never had to wash their hands before walking into […]

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, […]

Here are the Unique Toys Your Kids Will Want for Christmas 2020

Despite being a toy fanatic, it is always hard to narrow down all the toys in the market to just a select number of unique toys your kids will want this Christmas and for other upcoming holidays. However, here is my list of top twelve unique toys, games, crafts, and sets your kids will want […]

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 […]

Homeschool Advice for Working Parents

Just because kids are home from school does not mean you are off from work. In fact, with many employers’ mandating their employees work from home, and with kids at home for the foreseeable future, parents are struggling with how to get projects done while not neglecting their children! Here are some tips and products […]

How Much Money to Spend on a Birthday Gift

Once you get that “{Your child’s name} has been invited to {friend’s name} birthday party!}”  – the big question looms – “How Much to Spend on the Birthday Gift” for said friend? I often wonder how much of a ‘friend’ this person is to my child too. Are the besties? Does this child even say […]

Two Great Games to Give To Grandparents

Believe it or not, this year I am gifting games and toys to my parents – my kiddos’ grandparents. Why? They have almost everything they need as retirees, but they love to entertain their friends and love having the grandkids visit. So time to stock up on grandparent games as gifts! Great Games for Grandparents […]

The Toy Insider Toy Wish List

Some exciting news to share for you Toy shoppers! Just in time for the holiday season too! Brand new at The Toy Insider is an awesome Toy Wish List feature! If your kids are like my kids, when they see The Toy Insider’s Holiday Gift Guide, they start circling or pointing to their favorite toys for Christmas and […]

Top 12 Tech Toys for 2016

It is Holiday shopping season! Don’t believe me? Well, when the big box stores already start their Holiday layaway programs, you know it is time to get ready for the holidays! So, are you wondering what are the hot toys for 2016? What are the best Tech toys for 2016? The coolest STEM for the […]

How to Save Money on Back to School Shopping

It is the time of year when (other than Christmas) we parents spend the most amount of money on our kids – all for the sake of going back-to-school! It can be a breeze or a full-on hurricane depending on the list your school gives you for ‘must-haves’, and other random requests. As well as […]