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Boys and Their Dolls

Boys and Their Dolls

I’m a zealous convert to the play power of dolls.  As a kid I was not as excited about dolls but for my daughter it was love at first sight. Since my little boy looks up to his big sister, it was only a matter of time before he wanted to play with all of her toys, including the dolls.  So we got him a Corolle doll to call his own: the charming Blue Suce-Pouce in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, Dolls, Father's Day, Featured

Recall Notice: McDonald’s Shrek Glasses

Recall Notice: McDonald’s Shrek Glasses

Cadmium has been discovered in McDonald’s Shrek Glasses. Over 12 Million have been sold, so it’s possible that you own one. I know that I did since I’m a big fan of the Shrek movies.  I’m just thankful that my son is still to young to have used the glass. Consumers have been asked to immediately stop using the glasses. According to the AP, McDonald’s said it would post instructions on its website next week regarding … Read entire article »

Filed under: Safety

Deal of the Day: Wholesale Silly Bands

Deal of the Day: Wholesale Silly Bands

When I first saw Silly Bandz, I thought they were kind of stupid.  I couldn’t understand why anyone would pay so much money for rubber bands. But all of the kids I know are going crazy for these collectable rubber bands, and it appears that plenty of parents are shelling out $5-8 for a pack. Despite my reservations, I still found myself buying some. A month ago, I had to drive to three different stores to find a pack … Read entire article »

Filed under: Coupons, Featured, Gift Ideas, Hip Find, School Aged Children

Go Barefoot for Soles4Souls

Go Barefoot for Soles4Souls

For children all over the world, a simple pair of shoes can be a gift of hope. Soles4Souls first came to my attention when I heard that See Kai Run generously donates to their efforts. See Kai Run makes the kind of shoes that have children jumping for joy and adults wishing they came in their size.  With bold colors, a hip, retro sensibility, and high quality design, these flexible-soled leather shoes stand out. See Kai Run … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Contests, Shoes (Children)