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Healthier Hotdogs and Hamburgers: Organic Grass-Fed Beef

Healthier Hotdogs and Hamburgers: Organic Grass-Fed Beef

You probably already know that organic meat is free of antibiotics or synthetic growth hormones and is more nutritious for your family, especially for children and pregnant moms, but you may have had trouble locating quality organic meat at your local grocer or butcher. While a trip to an organic farm is a great learning experience, it may not be a practical way to do your weekly or even special occasion grocery shopping. At Greensbury Market, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Eco-Friendly, Featured, Feeding, Food, Gift Ideas, Hip Find, Made in the USA, Nutrition, Organic, Summer

Wii MySims Party Game Review

Wii MySims Party Game Review

MySims Party for the Nintendo Wii will keep your young kids entertained. Play individually or against up to 3 other players. Compete against each other as you play 50 different mini-games. The arcade-style games, like many Wii games, are more physical than typical videogames. For example, one game involves outrunning a robot. Others include flipping bacon and extreme snowboarding. The variety of games will appeal, and the short amount of time required to play a mini-game is ideal for younger children.  MySims … Read entire article »

Filed under: Electronics, Featured, Games

Online Education with the All Star Buddies

Online Education with the All Star Buddies

You can make summer a fun, educational time for your kids. Prevent summer learning loss with “stealth” educational activities. If your kids enjoy playing video games and being online, introduce them to the All Star Buddies. Moms Caryn Burns and Cindy Prince started www.allstarbuddies.com in order to close the gap between websites that were created for entertainment and those developed for education. They wanted to seamlessly weave learning into the fun their kids were having online, so … Read entire article »

Filed under: Educational, Electronics, Featured, Games, Learning, Stuffed Animals

Can’t Catch a Butterfly

Can’t Catch a Butterfly

Look under a bush and high in the sky but you can’t catch all of the butterflies in the world–but along your adventure, you may just find something even more important. Can’t Catch a Butterfly is a sweet book, illustrated in the style of children’s crayon drawings. I had the pleasure of meeting Michelle Zimmerman, author and publisher of Rainbow Star Books, at a local wildlife center fair. As a speech-language pathologist, Zimmerman has written a … Read entire article »

Filed under: 00-06 Months, 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Books (0-3), Books (Pre-School), Featured, Pre-schoolers, Toddlers

Sittercity Coupon Code (Deal of the Day)

Sittercity Coupon Code (Deal of the Day)

When Sittercity offered me the opportunity to test out their babysitter finding service, I found it so useful that I paid for my subscription when I moved and needed another sitter a year later. And Sittercity is more than just baby sitters! Find elder care, house sitters, pet sitters, and tutors, too! We’ve had a 10% Off exclusive discount and now you can save even more! Need a babysitter? The best local sitters are at Sittercity.com. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Babysitting, Coupons, Services

Momma Gotta Have: Miss Gigi-Mae Tether System

Momma Gotta Have: Miss Gigi-Mae Tether System

The Miss Gigi-Mae Tether System is a Momma Gotta Have.  If you’ve ever reached around to grab a toy off the floor of your car while driving or picked your child’s sippy cup off a grimy restaurant floor, you’ll understand the need for this tether system. This mom-invented product is designed to  attach to a carseat, stroller or high chair. Simply attach baby’s toys or sippy cup to the four retractable clips to keep them off the floor … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gear, Baby Gifts, Featured, Germ Protection, Gift Ideas, Momma Gotta Have, Organizers, Registry Pick

The Most Interesting Ones are the Monsters

The Most Interesting Ones are the Monsters

Kids love to design their own–customizing gives them sense of accomplishment, plus it is creative and fun. Why choose an ordinary gift that anyone can buy when you can make your very own unique CurlyQ Cuties plush monster? CurlyQ Cuties gave my daughter an opportunity to design her own plush monster and my preschooler is delighted with the results! First, we had a fabulous time choosing the shape and color for the body, belly, mouth, and eyes. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Birthday Gifts, Charity, Featured, Hip Find, Made in the USA, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Stuffed Animals, Toddlers

Letter Learning Fun

Letter Learning Fun

Is your child entering kindergarten or pre-school in the fall? Teach letter recognition over the summer using two fun, educational resources: How to Build an A and the LeapFrog – Letter Factory. How to Build an A is an ideal book for tactile (or kinesthetic) learners. Tactile learners learn best by doing. This hands-on book teaches the alphabet through fun illustrations of each letter and by encouraging kids to build each letter using the 11 foam shapes. The foam shapes … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books, Books (Pre-School), Books (School Aged), DVD, Educational, Featured, Learning, Pre-schoolers, Reading, School Aged Children, Uncategorized

Happy Father’s Day!

We want to wish all the pops a “Happy Father’s Day!” Hope you enjoy some quality time with your families! … Read entire article »

Filed under: Father's Day

Dyson Transforms Your Home (Dyson Contest)

Dyson Transforms Your Home (Dyson Contest)

How’s this for the ultimate in chic meets geek? The Dyson DC25, which I was lucky enough to review, will be featured as a robot in the new transformers movie: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. (Presciently, I noted last year that the DC25, “looks like a robot swallowed a volleyball.”) Now, some men actually like to clean–but for those who do not, maybe seeing this amazing transformer in the movie, debuting next week, will convince him vacuuming is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Appliances, Cleaning, Contests, Father's Day, Featured, Hip Find