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That Time We Turned an Ordinary Day into an Epic Adventure

That Time We Turned an Ordinary Day into an Epic Adventure

I tend to plan trips to the minute–a tendency that has only gotten worse since having kids. Sometimes, though, you just have to let go and enjoy the ride! Last summer, we had planned a relaxing weekend at my in-laws vacation house on Long Island’s North Fork, just one hour from our home. Between work and the kids, we forgot to clear it with my Mother-in-Law, who was having guests that weekend! So, instead, we made a … Read entire article »

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The Coronation of Princess Merida

The Coronation of Princess Merida

While I may never see an actual Princess coronation in my lifetime, I am pretty sure a Disney Princess Coronation ceremony came pretty close. While I was attending the Disney Social Media Moms Conference in Walt Disney World Florida just over a week ago, my son and I were thrilled to attend the coronation of Merida as the eleventh Disney princess! The heroine from the Disney/Pixar film, “Brave,” was officially welcomed into Disney royalty in a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Disney

Shark Sonic Duo Scrubs Hard Floors and Carpets for Reluctant Cleaners

Shark Sonic Duo Scrubs Hard Floors and Carpets for Reluctant Cleaners

“The house is clean, mom, who’s coming over?” Anyone who knows me understands I am not much of a housekeeper. Sure, I could blame it on the three kids and two cats but to be honest, cleaning was never one of my talents. In fact, my husband picks up a lot of the slack in this department but he is away a lot for work and I do work from home. So, when I don’t have … Read entire article »

Filed under: Appliances, Cleaning, Featured

Back to School with Disney and Pixar’s “Monster’s University” and Disney Infinity!

Back to School with Disney and Pixar’s “Monster’s University” and Disney Infinity!

The majorly anticipated sequel to Disney’s “Monster, Inc.” is just around the corner and Disney is gearing up for its June 21st debut with the release of the Monsters University Play Set within Disney Infinity. I saw a preview at the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration and am looking forward to trying it in real life! So what is Disney Infinity? It’s an all-new video game experience that stars the famed characters from Walt Disney and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Educational

An American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky (The Movie)

An American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky (The Movie)

We reviewed the Saige American Girl of the Year doll when she first came out and my daughter brings Saige on trips and to special days at school. Now, American Girl has a new feature-length movie coming from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Will you see the movie with your kids? “An American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky. The movie, releasing on DVD and Blu-Ray on July 2 and airing Saturday, July 13, at 8/7C on NBC, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Dolls, Featured, Movies, School Aged Children, Television

Peppa Pig and the Muddy Puddles Book by Candlewick Press

Peppa Pig and the Muddy Puddles Book by Candlewick Press

Muddy puddles made their way into my house this last week in the best possible way: in a book called Peppa Pig and the Muddy Puddles, which I received for a book review — to be completed by the most stringent of critics – my boys. At age 2 & 5, they let me know quickly if they like an item or not. Peppa Pig is best known for its hit television series; and now, Peppa … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books (Fiction), Books (Pre-School), Pre-schoolers

Summertime Treats for Mom on Totsy

Summertime Treats for Mom on Totsy

Memorial Day is this weekend and I feel like summer has come out of nowhere… and I am totally unprepared. At the top of my list are some at-home beauty treatments, new sandals and summer clothes. There are some great sales on Totsy right now that are just in the nick of time for summer. Check it out! First, silky smooth legs are a MUST for all of the cute skirts, summer dresses and shorts we … Read entire article »

Filed under: Momma Gotta Have

Toy Bonanza on Totsy!

Toy Bonanza on Totsy!

With summer quickly approaching, I am attempting to plan ahead for summer birthdays and activities to keep the kids busy during the summer. Totsy is having some amazing toy sales right now. Check out my latest picks!   First up, Yummy Dough! For $15 on Totsy, you’ll get two buckets of creative cookie dough from Yummy Dough (a $30 value). If you’ve never experienced Yummy Dough, this is a great opportunity to give the moldable dough that … Read entire article »

Filed under: Toys (All Ages)

I Luv Shmoozees Video Contest

I Luv Shmoozees Video Contest

ILuvShmoozee by Jay@Play is currently hosting a fun-filled video contest that allows readers to create a Shmoozee-inspired video to win big prizes including a grand prize of $500 and a first prize of $250, to name a few. Below is our fun (and admittedly, amateur) Shmoozee video: “Lolli Daze with Shmoozees.” Watch to see who ends up with the lollipop in the great candy war! Enter your own video for a chance to win on the Shmoozee Facebook page. You … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, School Aged Children

Ushering in Spring with Our Favorite, Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee!

Ushering in Spring with Our Favorite, Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee!

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Dunkin’ Donuts. I received a Dunkin’ Donuts Party Kit to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Coffee.  The word itself brings to the mind an image of relaxation, pure deliciousness, and when needed, a kick to get your mornings going! No one loves coffee more than I do (we have a Keurig and a Nespresso machine in my office…complete with a frother!).  When … Read entire article »

Filed under: Food