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Soaring on Wings of Imagination

Soaring on Wings of Imagination

My kids love to dress-up with wings. My daughter likes to pretend to be a butterfly or fairy. Unfortunately, most fairy wings are made of a nylon stocking material on a wire frame and tend to tear. They are also bulky to store. My son likes to be a dragon but the best (at a reasonable price) were some small bat wings. So, I was pretty excited to hear about the Douglas Dreamy Dress-Up Wings. They are … Read entire article »

Filed under: Dress-Up, Featured, Imagination/Creativity

Finding Nemo 3D DVD

  P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way Sydney, Australia. For anyone who has ever seen the beloved Disney Pixar movie, Finding Nemo, those words are delightfully familiar. Disney went above and beyond for this fantastic film, which was first released in 2003. The visuals of the underwater world of the Ocean are stunning and the story of a father in search of his son tugs at even the youngest of hearts. For those who have not yet seen Finding Nemo, … Read entire article »

Filed under: DVD, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children

WishWorks Children’s Party Boutique

WishWorks Children’s Party Boutique

One of the biggest pressures a parent faces is: “What should I do for my child’s birthday party?!” With parents budgeting hundreds (sometimes thousands) of dollars on extravagantly themed birthday parties, the simple at-home birthday party has fallen to the wayside. With themed-birthday parties starting as young as age 1, there is a lot of pressure to “out-do” last year’s party. So by the time a child turns 5, parents are often at a loss for … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), Birthday Parties, entertainment, Uncategorized

The Most Beautiful Person I Know

The Most Beautiful Person I Know

My daughter is the most beautiful person I know. Sounds like a bit of a cliche, I guess, but when Seventh Generation asked me to share with you the most beautiful person in my life, all I could think of is her smile, her compassion, and her clever mind. She’s young, of course, which brings with it invisible pores, a boundless sense of optimism, and a flexibility of mind that I admire. More than that, it is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beauty, Eco-Friendly, Featured, Health

How to Pick Your Nursery Theme

How to Pick Your Nursery Theme

When I was pregnant, I spent hours browsing blogs and store websites (Pinterest didn’t exist yet!) to pick a nursery theme. If you’re overwhelmed with the number of choices, here are three tips on picking a great nursery theme: Start with your favorite colors:  When I found out I was having a boy, I knew that I wanted to feature blue in my nursery, but I knew that I didn’t want primary colors or bright tones … Read entire article »

Filed under: Decor and Furniture, Featured, Gift Ideas, Hip Find, Home and Decorating, Nursery Decor, Uncategorized

Great Gifts for Baby’s First Easter

Great Gifts for Baby’s First Easter

Celebrate the arrival of spring with these bunny-themed Easter gifts for baby. Who doesn’t love a baby with bunny ears? Both of my boys were springtime babies, and I couldn’t resist snapping photos of them wearing bunny hats and wrapped in bunny-ear hooded towels. If I had girls, I’m sure I would have splurged on fancy Easter dresses. Instead, I dressed my baby boys in sweet pastels that reminded me of Easter eggs and spring flowers. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Easter, Eco-Friendly, Gift Ideas, Hip Find

Monster High Viewing Party

Monster High Viewing Party

Monster High recently gave my daughters an opportunity to host a viewing party for their all new Monster High Freaky Fabulous Double Feature. The first feature is the movie Friday Night Frights. The girls absolutely loved how the female characters came to the rescue of the boys and won the skate match. The second feature Why Do Ghouls Fall in Love made for the perfect show since our party was right around Valentine’s Day!  Cupid was … Read entire article »

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

Diving Into Disney’s New Octonauts for PreSchoolers

Diving Into Disney’s New Octonauts for PreSchoolers

Octonauts, an animated TV series by Disney, is adorably perfect for my boys, who will turn two and five this April. My oldest loves swimming and visiting the beach, so he is very interested in the ocean and life under the sea. He enjoys the CGI animation that gives a vivid, “pop-up book” look as characters dive in and around the ocean flora and fauna. Adventure shows are always a draw for my active boys, but we especially … Read entire article »

Filed under: 12-18 Months, entertainment, Pre-schoolers, Television, Toddlers

Heinz/PAAS Egg Decorator App and Make-a-Wish

Heinz/PAAS Egg Decorator App and Make-a-Wish

There are many Easter traditions, but none so dear as the tradition of dying Easter Eggs. Even as adults, we have fond memories of filling up bowls with Heinz Vinegar, dropping in PAAS color tablets, and bending those wire dippers in anticipation of coloring eggs.  Sometimes it was difficult to be patient enough to see the creations, lifting them out of the dye too soon. I fondly remember gathering around a table with my family a … Read entire article »

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TipTaps: Everyday Health Tips from HealthTap

TipTaps: Everyday Health Tips from HealthTap

We live in a digital age.  Our society takes to the internet and social media for everything: news, deals, parenting advice, entertainment and even health assessments. While nothing takes the place of a doctor, when an ailment comes up, it is so easy to do a quick search on the web for an idea of what you are dealing with before you call your doctor. Parents especially scour websites for information if their children are … Read entire article »

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