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Enjoy Your Christmas Morning with The “My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Yule Log” on the HUB Network

Enjoy Your Christmas Morning with The “My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Yule Log” on the HUB Network

Christmas morning is a special time. Ok, it is special, but let’s be real for a second. Chances are, you are awoken by your excited, squealing children pouncing on you at 6am (if you’re lucky) yelling “He came, Santa came!!” They practically pull you out of bed and drag you down the stairs to see what the big guy put under the tree. Then the chaos ensues. Wouldn’t it be nice to slow things down … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), Christmas, entertainment, Kindergartners, Pre-schoolers, Seasonal, Toddlers

Big Disney App Review!!

Big Disney App Review!!

Just in time for Christmas, I have a BIG app review here for you for three new Disney apps: Doc McStuffins Moving with Doc HD, Mickey Mouse Mash-Up and Frozen: Storybook Deluxe. There’s a huge holiday sale going on right now on Disney apps for up to 75% off for a limited time on Disneystories.com . Doc McStuffins Moving with Doc HD:  This app is all about moving and getting healthy with the help of Doc … Read entire article »

Filed under: Christmas, Computer, Educational, entertainment, Gift Ideas, Imagination/Creativity, Kids Gifts, Kindergartners, Play, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Seasonal

Personalized Gifts For the New Year

Personalized Gifts For the New Year

The biggest days of gift giving are almost here but there are plenty of birthdays and anniversaries this time of year and I often find myself trying to find gifts that I can distinguish Christmas presents. Personalized gifts are a great way to give something a little special to the ones you love any time of year. Here are a couple of unique gifts that make personalization easy and fun: Morfologi Bracelets ($199) by Joseph Nogucci made for … Read entire article »

Filed under: Dad, Daddy Gifts, Gift Ideas, Mommy Gifts

Sweater Yourself This Holiday Season!

If you aren’t hosting your own holiday sweater party, I bet you’re going to at least one this season! We are a week away from Christmas and time is running short to get your paws on a great festive holiday sweater (remember, the more bling and blinking lights, the better). Through the Ad Council’s campaign with Goodwill® they have developed a new, interactive tool that helps you have fun with seasonal clothing and reminds your friends of the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Boutiques and Stores, Charity, Christmas, Computer, Costumes, Fashion, Featured Store, Play, Seasonal, Socially Conscious

littleBits Makes Engineering Fun! (PLUS Coupon Code)

littleBits Makes Engineering Fun! (PLUS Coupon Code)

My kids are a bit on the young side but my husband really enjoyed the littleBits Base Kit ($99) that came in the mail for us to review and I know he’ll be using it with the kids as they get a bit older. This kit is an electronics construction kit that allows you to easily connect pieces without soldering, programming or wiring and yet create things that spin, light up and make sounds. The Base Kit … Read entire article »

Filed under: Electronics, School Aged Children

Making Math Fun with the Nickelodeon Team Umizoomi: Math Racer App

Making Math Fun with the Nickelodeon Team Umizoomi: Math Racer App

Getting my son to do his homework, particularly math, is like pulling teeth. Sound familiar? He rushes through just to get it done and move on to something more fun.  Nickelodeon recently launched a great new educational math app, Team Umizoomi: Math Racer, inspired by the first preschool series to focus entirely on math, Team Umizoomi.   The race car themed app develops early math skills through an immersive number-based curriculum that includes number identification, counting, addition, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Computer, Counting, Educational, Games, Gift Ideas, Kindergartners, Parenting, Play, Pre-schoolers

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

There is still time to shop and I am one of those people who actually enjoy waiting until the last minute. I walk through decorated halls and see all the shiny, sparkly holiday decorations. They fill me with Christmas spirit and make me happy to have such a wonderful family for whom to shop. I do plenty of shopping online but there’s something about specialty lattes and the same holiday music channel playing in every store … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gift Guides, Kids Gifts

Five Tips for Cold and Flu Season from Robitussin and “COUGHequences” Twitter Party

Five Tips for Cold and Flu Season from Robitussin and “COUGHequences” Twitter Party

 If you haven’t been hit by a cold as of yet and got your flu shot for the season, you’re off to a good start, because cold and flu season has arrived and it’s not a merry sort of season! Did you know that common colds can be caused by over 200 different viruses?  The common cold is the leading cause of doctor visits, with over 100 million visits paid to the doctor each year. It … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health, Seasonal

Host a Festive Holiday Sweater Party with Goodwill!

  I swear the days go by faster and faster every year. Here we are, in the midst of the 2013 holiday season and where did the year go? A fun way to commemorate holidays past is to host, yep, you guessed it, a holiday sweater party! If you don’t have anything to wear, take this Festive Holiday Sweater Quiz: http://bit.ly/SweaterQuiz and head to your local Goodwill via our store locator at www.goodwill.org to find a holiday sweater that suits … Read entire article »

Filed under: Budget Buys, Charity, Christmas, Entertaining, entertainment, Fashion, Parties, Seasonal, Socially Conscious

For the Harry Potter Fan on Your Holiday List

For the Harry Potter Fan on Your Holiday List

Harry Potter fans are diehards. I would know… I am one of them!  Every time the movies are on TV I will get sucked in and watch them, even though I have seen them a million times (and no I am not exaggerating!) If you have a Harry Potter fan on your Christmas list this year, you are in luck. Joseph Nogucci just released their signature Patronus Charmballa bracelet!   The Patronus Charmballa bracelet is a part of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Accessories (Adult), Boutiques and Stores, Chanukah, Christmas, Fashion, Gift Ideas, Jewelry, Kids Gifts, Mommy Gifts, Seasonal