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. […]

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 […]

Boogie Board Blackboard Review & Uses

The Blackboard by Boogie Board made it to my ‘best list’ for getting organized in the new year. You can see that post here. In this post, however, I’m sharing why you might want to get one for your kids. Benefits of the Blackboard The Blackboard by Boogie Board can be a great teaching tool […]

#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 […]

Disney Trip Surprise and Reveal! #DisneySMMC

We were super lucky to be invited to the Disney Social Media Moms Conference and head to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida for a week. We, of course, needed to surprise the kids with the trip to Disney. How fun is that! I event recently wrote a post about ways to surprise your kids […]

Six Ways to Save Money on Birthday Gifts

When the round of birthday invites start showing up in your kids’ backpacks or in your mailbox, it can cause dread; for your calendar and your wallet. The kids jump for joy to have pizza, cake and fun. We jump to make a birthday gift appear without breaking the bank. The number one tip I […]

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 […]

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 […]

Getting into Gaming (with Kids)

Back in the day (and I mean WAYYYYY back in the day) I enjoyed video games. I enjoyed playing Lego Star Wars with my brother on a Saturday afternoon and having a blast doing so. Yet, times changed; I got married to a man who was not a gamer, had kids, and life became too […]

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers – Toys

Just 36 hours and counting! Each of these last minute stocking stuffers are under $20 and have tremendous play value – so those presents under the tree won’t get all the glory! You can see them in action in my TV interview on The Rhode Show here. And here is the recap of everything I […]

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 […]

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 […]

LeapFrog Imagicard Review

The new LeapFrog Imagicard is a new feature in the LeapFrog system of products and it works with the LeapPad Platinum with its front and rear facing camera. The Imagicard is designed to bring learning to life. With many Imagicard sets from which to choose, each game has several cards to use with the LeapPad […]

LeapFrog LeapPad Platinum Review

I’m excited to share the fact that I am now part of the LeapFrog Mom Squad and as a result I get to see cool new LeapFrog products the first I get to play with is the LeapFrog Platinum! Let me give you the general specs – it’s WiFi capable, has a 7 inch screen, […]

Wonder Wallet Review and Video

I discovered a great find called the Wonder Wallet. It’s one of those “As Seen on TV” things, but I have not seen the informercial. However, I did get a complimentary wallet for a review to see if it was wondrous or not! I have to say, I LOVE it. Seriously love it. The leather […]

Best Tablet for Kids – Little Scholar

As a parent, the tablet is an inevitable part of our kids lives. For those of you that have managed to avoid it. Kudos to you. For the rest of us, it has a permanent place in our household. Full disclosure, my kids each have an iPad. Granted, they are hand-me-down iPads with cracks and […]

Boston Snow Record: Snowiest Winter in a Century

Yesterday, Boston officially had its snowiest winter since 1872. Now, in 1872, they didn’t have cars or public transportation. They also didn’t have indoor plumbing or central heat, so I’m not sure how they dealt with all the snow to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, but this is probably how […]

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 […]

Personalized Santa Video: “Your Santa Story”

I want to share with you something that will knock your Christmas stockings off. If you’ve done Elf on the Shelf, or those personalized letters from Santa, then this is totally for you. It is a personalized Santa video called, “Your Santa Story.” It is a customized DVD featuring Santa Claus (think real white beard, […]

TinyLove Butterfly Stroll Arch Video Review

The TinyLove Tiny Princess Butterfly Stroll (or the gender neutral Sunny Stroll) is probably one of the best $20 you can spend. This baby item can be used to entertain and engage your little one in many different locations. Put it on a bouncer, a highchair, a stroller, a car seat and any other place […]

KidsII InGenuity Automatic Bouncer Review

Getting a baby to sleep can be one of the most frustrating things a parent must endure. Most notable is the endless bouncing to soothe them. Thus, cue my KidsII InGenuity Automatic Bouncer review. I don’t know how many times I have had to use a ball to bounce my kids to sleep. As both […]