2017 Toy Guide: Toys for Little Fashionistas

There are some kids that love to dress up and dress other things up too. My daughter is, hands down, a fashionista. She loves jewelry, bows, perfume, makeup, dresses, superhero capes….you name it! The fashion toys in this category are picked to meet those fashion needs. Click the images listed below to be taken to […]

Toy Guide: Hot Toys 2017 for The Caregiver

There are some kids that are born to nurture and my daughter is one of them. She is always wanting to take care of something. These toys in this category are picked to meet those needs – dolls, playsets, role-play toys. Click the images listed below to be taken to the product page on (affiliate) […]

2017 Holiday Toy Gift Guide

The frenzy of the holiday shopping season is upon us and so many people ask me what to buy for their kids for the holiday season. So, I am going to help you all out, and make it easy to find the right gifts! Whether you want to know what are the hottest toys, what […]

WWE Superstars Slams into the Doll Market

Whether you are a TV fan or wrestling fan, there is no doubt that there is a huge following of the show Total Divas, and now Total Bellas, on E! The Bella Twins, Nikki and Brie, are fan favorites regardless of how you follow them. What is even more interesting is that girls are the […]

Other Mad Ways to Play Mad Moves

Recently I was offered the chance to review a new card game called Mad Moves. It launched on Kickstarter recently and they are slowly reaching their funding goal. Mad Moves Kickstarter Not a surprise because Mad Moves is a simple, fun and creative game for the whole family. However, after playing with it, I wanted […]

Bust a Move to Kickstarter for Mad Moves

Whether you landed on this post because you did a Google search (hello Googlite) or you know me and my love for cool new things, then you’ll see why I had to share this new Kickstarter campaign for a game called Mad Moves. Before I get into what it is, let me tell you….. Why […]

#ToyTuesday: Graffiblocks are Groovy!

My fun find this week is Graffiblocks! It is a kickstarter campaign that I hope gets funded. They sent me a sample to try out. I am glad I got to play with it before my kids saw it. They wouldn’t give them back once they saw the Graffi Blocks. They LOVED playing with them […]

Splashlings is Making Waves Again!

This past Christmas, the number one toy that my daughter asked for (repeatedly, I might add) was the Splashlings Coral Playground Playset by TPF Toys. Now she will have a new wish list starting because another colorful wave of Splashlings is swimming into Walmart and other retailers this month. Invented by the famed Pound Puppies®creator, […]

Why You Should Pass (or at least Wait) for a Hatchimal

If you haven’t heard, Hatchimals are one of the hot toys for 2016. The one that makes it to the ranks of store sellouts and jacked up prices on Ebay. (The other hard to find toy is the PJ Mask Headquarters, FYI.) Having been cornered at many recent holiday parties by guests that wanted to […]

Best Disney World Attractions for Grandparents and Grandkids

After going to Walt Disney World for many years with my grandparents, along with my parents and siblings, I now travel as a parent myself with my kids and their grandparents! As a result of this multi-generational travel to Disney World, there are some Walt Disney World rides that are better for all ages than […]

Kungaloosh! Jungle Skipper Canteen

When I was at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World recently, I got the complimentary opportunity to try out a new restaurant called the Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen. The Jungle Skipper Canteen is located in Adventureland right across from the Jungle Cruise, and features a menu of Asian, South American and African cuisine […]

Disney’s Memory Maker – Is it Worth the Money?

Our family has been fortunate to have received complimentary Memory Maker during our last Disney vacation so we could try it out and the PhotoPass Service. First, I wasn’t quite sure it was worth the money and second, I wasn’t quite sure how it worked. After having experienced it, I have the answer to my […]

American Girl Mega Bloks Grace Pastry Cart

It was perfect timing to receive this complimentary product for review. My son is very protective of his building bricks and he does NOT like to share them with his little sister. However, his little sister wants to build and play too! So she pleaded with me to get her some building bricks, and I […]

My Three Favorite Makeup Products to Date

There are times you discover amazing things and this is one of the times that I wanted to share with you. As a busy mom, one of the things I often skip in my daily routine is makeup. If I’m just grocery shopping or bringing the kids to school or ballet, I didn’t want to […]

The Bostonian Hotel Review

If you are traveling to Boston and looking for a place to stay that is family-friendly and business friendly, put The Bostonian on your list as you will see in my The Bostonian Hotel Review thanks to a complimentary one night stay I received recently. Central Location The main feature of The Bostonian is its […]

5 Reasons to Consider the Honey Baked Ham Company

Perhaps it is because Easter is so early this year that the holiday snuck up on me! Plus, every year is different as an adult, unlike when I was growing up. There are some Easter holidays when the whole family gets together and there are other Easters when it is just us. Either way, which […]

Mission Chase Paw Patrol Toy Review

Mission Chase is one of the first ‘larger’ sized Paw Patrol toys in stores now. Last year, the Paw Patrol toys took the holiday season by storm with all of the mini-figures and vehicles, and the Paw Patrol lookout. This year, the Paw Patroller Truck and Mission Chase are the Paw Patrol toys to have. […]

Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Center

In February this past year, I got a sneak preview of the Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Center and I was not surprised to see it in the toy line up for 2015; considering that the new Doc McStuffins new Pet Vet episodes had recently launched at that time. I knew it was going to […]

The Good Dinosaur Review

The Good Dinosaur is the latest Disney Pixar Movie and there are already lots of toys ready to back the movie up! But is the movie any good? Is The Good Dinosaur movie worth seeing? Is the movie good for kids? I took my 3 year old daughter and 6 year old son to a […]

Cabbage Patch Kids Adoptimals & More

I love Cabbage Patch Kids. I have such fond memories from my childhood playing with these dolls. Hours and hours with friends creating stories and play patterns with my Cabbage Patch kids. I didn’t know about American Girl or other doll lines back in the 80s. These were my favorite dolls that I grew up […]

Toy Tuesday: LeapFrog Line Up!

There are a lot of LeapFrog products out there. These are my current top favorite LeapFrog Products for the holidays and for birthday gifts throughout the year: LeapFrog TV, LeapPad Platinum or Epic, The LeapFrog Word Whammer, The LeapFrog Number Lovin’ Oven, and the LeapFrog Build and Discover Tool Box. You can see my whole […]

Toys and Games for Autism

If you have a child on the autism spectrum, then you should know about ToyBox Tools. ToyBox tool teamed up with Hasbro and the Autism Project to assist parents with developmentally disabled children with evidence based practices as it relates specifically to Hasbro toys. The ToolBox site enables parents to access, download and print play tools […]

Top Toys for 2015: HoliDAY of Play

You must already be inundated with holiday catalogues by this point, right? This the season for shopping and gifts, and that includes everyone from your niece to your Nana. Toys can be the perfect gift for everyone on your list because everyone loves to play and there is something for everyone as evidenced by the […]

LeapFrog Epic vs Platinum

The LeapFrog Epic is the latest LeapFrog tablet to hit the market, and what makes it different from the other latest LeapFrog tablet, the LeapPad Platinum, are the Android operating system, more memory, expanded internet capability, bluetooth technology. You can see the entire specs of the Epic here and even compare it to the specs […]

STEM Toys: Project MC2 Dolls

There is a new line of dolls that are inspired by the Netflix series Project MC2, which follows four girls that are undercover spies using science and math to solve their challenges. The premise is to show that girls can be interested in those careers and subjects. This line of math and science-loving dolls comes […]