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Care Bears Belly Match App Review

Care Bears Belly Match App Review

I was asked to review the Care Bears Belly Match app, but because I was in such a holiday rush, it took me a while to get to. I decided to ask my 7 year old son to helop me write this review. He and his 4 year old brother are fans of the app.  We really liked playing with Grumpy, but have to admit, we loved beating Beastly even more.  He challenged us with different … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, School Aged Children

Have You Had #TheSmartTalk Yet?

Have You Had #TheSmartTalk Yet?

Have your children asked for a smartphone yet? Do you have concerns about online safety or cyberbullying? While my son often asks to borrow my iPhone to play games and watch videos, I was surprised when he asked for a phone for Christmas. He’s only seven. My husband and I felt he was too young to have a phone, but we wondered if we were out of touch. Several of his classmates already have phones, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Featured, Parenting, Safety, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious

Dove Channel Review and Roku Giveaway

I am sharing this post as part of a collaboration with Bloggin’ Mamas and Dove Channel. I received an annual Dove Channel subscription and a Roku in exchange for my participation. All opinions expressed are my own.   DOVE Channel I was delighted to have the opportunity to preview the Dove Channel with my family. My boys are 7 and 4, and I am always looking for family-friendly entertainment options. Family viewing just got a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, Electronics, entertainment, Featured, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children

*New Toyfinder App BabyLOVE makes Holiday Shopping Easy

*New Toyfinder App BabyLOVE makes Holiday Shopping Easy

If you can believe it, there are only 69 days left until Christmas and 52 days until Hanukkah. The clock is ticking and, even though I LOOOOOVE to shop, I’m getting a bit anxious on what on earth I’m going to get my son, nephews, nieces, neighbors, you name it. Every time you turn on the TV, some new commercial comes on promoting some toy that your kid instantly wants. Every web site has a … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), Baby Gifts, Baptism Gifts, Birthday Gifts, Chanukah, Christmas, Gift Ideas, Kids Gifts, Services, Tech, Toys (00-06 M), Toys (06-12 M), Toys (12-24 M), Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)

Welcome to Wishenpoof

Welcome to Wishenpoof

(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post via KidzVuz. All thoughts and opinions are my own.) Wishenpoof, the newest Amazon Original Kids Series, will be available for Amazon Prime members beginning on August 14th,  One of the perks of being a blogger is the chance to preview new TV shows, and my boys (ages 4 and 7) binge-watched the entire 13 episode run of Wishenproof during a recent vacation. Created by Angela C. Santomero (Blue’s Clues, Creative Galaxy, Daniel Tiger’s … Read entire article »

Filed under: DVD, Educational, entertainment, Featured, Free, Free Trial, Kindergartners, News, Parenting, Pre-schoolers, Pro-Social Skills, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious, Television, Toddlers, Video

NeckNapperz For Your Upcoming Travel Plans

Disclosure- I received the below in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own and honest. For those of you who love to travel, this is a product for you. New NeckNapperz are great for roadtrips, planes, trains- or even for your child’s own bed. These neck pillows transform from plush toy into a plush neck pillow and back again, which makes them great for dual uses. Kids are easily bored, as we all … Read entire article »

Filed under: Accessories (Children), Kindergartners, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Toddlers

Learning For Kids With All Needs

Learning For Kids With All Needs

Kids learn in different ways.  There are quite a few ways people learn, yet most classrooms are one size fits all.  What do you do when your child doesn’t fit that mold?  Do you know the signs of learning and attention issues ?   Visual learners learn by being shown how to do things. They tend to be good readers with good imaginations, and respond well to instruction.  Auditory learners learn by listening, as the name implies. Lectures, discussions, singing … Read entire article »

Filed under: School Aged Children

FIght Childhood Cancer with Alex’s Lemonade Stands

No one will disagree that children should not suffer. Kids fighting cancer are not only incredibly brave, but it’s insanely sad.  There can’t be much worse then watching your child suffer. In 1996, a 4 year old girl who had been stricken with cancer decided to fight back- with lemonade. About Alex   “Alexandra “Alex” Scott was born to Liz and Jay Scott in Manchester, Connecticut on January 18, 1996, the second of four children. Shortly before her first … Read entire article »

Filed under: Kindergartners, Parenting, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children

The Big Pregnancy Reveal with Panorama #ad PanoramaBaby

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Have you noticed that recently, women and couples are announcing on social media the moment they find out if they are pregnant or not? I’m not super sure I would be announcing the MOMENT I found out- like, literally, as they read the pregnancy test, they tell the world on YouTube or Instagram- but there have been some cute social media announcements! I … Read entire article »

Filed under: 00-06 Months, Baby Gear

Ambi Toys are BACK and in full Retro Swing!

Ambi Toys are BACK and in full Retro Swing!

If you’re a classic toy lover like me, you may already be familiar with the iconic Ambi® brand, the manufacturer of infant and toddler toys with a fabulously retro design and feel. In years past, only a few items were available in the US for purchase. Now, the ENTIRE 44 piece Ambi collection is available in the US, under the direction of Galt Toys!!! For forty years, Ambi® Toys have been developing infant toys with a purity of design and … Read entire article »

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