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Enter the Dragon’s Lair

Enter the Dragon’s Lair

If your children dream of dragons, then the Playmobil Dragon Land set will top their lists this holiday season. Playmobil understands the way children play. My husband and I still remember hours of rainy-day fun with our Playmobil sets (and our grateful parents do, too). The Playmobil Dragon’s Land Great Dragon Castle set is another winner. With Playmobil’s characteristic attention to detail, there are plenty of nooks and crannies for kids to explore.  The set has a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, School Aged Children, Toys (School Age)

Sew Sweet Pillowcase Dresses

Sew Sweet Pillowcase Dresses

These handmade dresses made by Sew Sweet are wonderful!  My kids love wearing them. Not only are they cute but they are extremely versatile as well.  They can be worn with or without a t-shirt, turtleneck, jeans or leggings.  As your child grows, the dress grows with her to become a swing shirt.  They are comfortable and wash well.  They even come with a matching headband!  These dresses make the perfect gift for a little girl. Check … Read entire article »

Filed under: Boutiques, Children's Fashion, Dresses, Featured

There’s a Party in My (NY) City and Yo Gabba Gabba has a Discount Code for You!

There’s a Party in My (NY) City and Yo Gabba Gabba has a Discount Code for You!

We don’t watch a lot of children’s television in our house but I have to admit that even I know about Yo Gabba Gabba. Heck, even my child-free friends know Yo Gabba Gabba. What’s even better than a party in your tummy? A party in your city! From the site: Fresh off a triumphant sold-out tour debut, a headlining performance at The White House, a critically-acclaimed, chart-topping album, and an appearance at Coachella that garnered rave … Read entire article »

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Bubbly Crafts

Bubbly Crafts

Bubbles are always a popular activity at my house and last weekend my two children and I made our own bubble wands.  We spent about an hour putting together Arterro’s Bubble Wand Kit with my four year old daughter and six year old son. The product was a very simple idea–they gave you a wire, 2 clear marbles, 2 colored wooden dowels, a pattern, and an instruction sheet.  At first I thought “this is so basic, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Crafts, Eco-Friendly, Featured, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children

GAP Coupon Code – Extra 20% OFF GAP Sale Styles

Grab some iconic GAP styles on sale and get an extra 20% OFF with this GAP COUPON CODE: Take an extra 20% off Gap sale styles. Limited time. Offer ends soon. Enter code GAPSAVE20 at checkout, online only. … Read entire article »

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e.l.f. Cosmetics Coupon Codes

e.l.f. Cosmetics Coupon Codes

We’re fans of e.l.f. Cosmetics at Mamanista. Besides the too-cute acronym, there’s the incredible value behind these cruelty-free cosmetics. If you want to try a new make-up fad, you don’t have to invest a lot of money to freshen-up your look. And e.l.f. has fabulous make-up brushes, too! Use this link to get your e.l.f. coupon code and Save an extra 50% off mineral makeup with any $20 purchase through 10/12! … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beauty, Coupons

No Kid Hungry

No Kid Hungry

We have the food to feed every child in America–but do we have the will? Share Our Strength asks every one of us to join together in The Great American Dine Out to end childhood hunger.  Almost 1 in 4 kids–nearly 17 million total–will struggle with hunger at one point in their childhood. They are not just statistics, though, they are our neighbors, our friends, and the future of our country.  When children are hungry, they … Read entire article »

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Sew Sweet Sammies

Sew Sweet Sammies

Back-to-School does not have to mean back to old habits. If you’ve made a pledge to be more eco-friendly, check out the Sammie and Snackie Sacks from Sew Sweet. These are reusable bags for you and/or your little one to bring snacks and sandwiches to and from work and school. The velcro won’t let any snacks escape and is easy for little hands to open and close… there’s no “zipper” you need … Read entire article »

Filed under: Back to School, Eco-Friendly, Featured

Think Tink: Pixie Hollow

Think Tink: Pixie Hollow

Our recent trip to the Disney Studios in Hollywood, CA brought more fun and magic than I could cram in to one post. So, here’s part two of our exciting adventure, filled with the latest Disney Fairies have to offer! After screening Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue (available for Pre-order with a release date of September 21) the day before and flying high off the wonderful facts and tidbits the creators and animators shared … Read entire article »

Filed under: DVD, entertainment, Featured, Games, Kindergartners, School Aged Children

The Most Comfortable Halloween Costumes for Babies and Toddlers

The Most Comfortable Halloween Costumes for Babies and Toddlers

For my son’s first Halloween, I bought him a dragon costume with a hood. He hated it. I think I snapped one picture of him in it before I had to just change him into regular clothes. But I learn from my mistakes so last year my 14 month-old son wore pajamas. Now, lest you think I am some sort of Great-Pumpkin Hating Halloween Grinch, these weren’t just ANY pajamas. These were skeleton … Read entire article »

Filed under: Coupons, Dress-Up, Featured, Halloween