VTech InnoTab 2 Baby Review

My son is an iPad addict. Yet, on a trip to New York recently, we gave him the VTech InnoTab 2 Baby tablet to check out. We had gotten it at a blogging event for a review. Frankly, we were not quite sure if he even would give it a glance. You can see from the […]

Bright Starts Buggy (Having a Ball Count and Roll Buggie)

I received this adorable little pink lady bug (officially called the Having a Ball™ Count and Roll Buggie from Bright Starts by KidsII) to review recently. When it arrived on my doorstep, it was like Christmas. We call it the second child syndrome! Our 3.5 year old son has ‘passed down’ his toys to his […]

Tips for Buying Used Toys for Kids

If you have a limited budget for toys, buying new toys for your children can be expensive. Buying used or consigned toys, is a great way to stretch the budget, and is eco-conscious too! Here are some tips for shopping for used toys for kids and making an old toy “new” again. Look for advertised garage […]

iPieces Games: What to Bring to Grandma’s House this Holiday

“Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go….” But what happens when you get to Grandma’s house? Does she have toys to entertain a spectrum of kids that have descended for the holidays. Probably not. Which means you need to schlep a lot of stuff to keep the kids focused on […]

Neighborhood Toy Store Day 2012

Neighborhood Toy Store Day 2012 is this Saturday, November 10th. This will be the 3rd annual day, coordinated by the non-profit organization ASTRA, the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association. It is a wonderful way to celebrate the joy of shopping locally, while supporting the local retailer’s commitment to the community. Check out the website called www.yourneighborhoodtoystore.org to […]

Charlene DeLoach’s Twenty Gift List

One of the biggest stresses for us during the holidays is travel. Car rides, airplane flights: it makes you want to wish it was 2013 already. This holiday season, however, I’m looking forward to trying out the Trunki Suitcase by Melissa and Doug. My full review of it can be found here. I’ve been coveting […]

Neat-Oh Dinosaur Toybox and Playmat is a Prehistoric Hit

When I got the Neat-Oh! Dinosaur Toybox & Playmat to review, I knew immediately who needed to review this product; my 3.5 year old nephew who loves, loves, loves (did I say loves?) everything dinosaur. His room at home is decked-out-in-dino.     So I gave the Neat-Oh Dinosaur Toybox & Playmat to my brother […]

Summer Olympics Fun at Home

With the Summer Olympics back in the spotlight, there is a new crop of games that are sparked by this world-wide competitive championship. Even though the Games are about to wind down, you may find your kids energized. Sign them up for a gymnastics class, judo tournament, swimming lessons or tennis camp, and pick up […]

Top Toy Picks

A couple weeks ago, I did a whirlwind trip to NYC for Toy Fair 2012. While it is actually a four day trade show, I went for a rapid 24 hours, with a couple of great pre-events thanks to Hasbro and While I’ll be posting the highlights of what I thought were the coolest toys […]

Toy Giveaway (Lots of Toys)

The Holidays are fast approaching. Too fast actually and I needed to step away from the computer to actually shop and wrap. Not as fun, I have to say. But you may think this 10th and 11th giveaway as part of my 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways are fun though. As I organized my holiday […]

Happy Holidays HEXBUGS

As part of the 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways, my fifth giveaway is such that, if you are a Mom, it may seem a bit creepy. But your kids? They will love the “buzz”. Okay, what am I talking about? Anything HEXBUG. (Which, if you don’t know what they are, you’ll be happy to know […]