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It’s A #HighStrungMovie Twitter Party! And You’re Invited! Join Us Tuesday April 5th at 9PM ET

It’s A #HighStrungMovie Twitter Party! And You’re Invited! Join Us Tuesday April 5th at 9PM ET

In a city where only the best succeed, two radically talented people from opposite sides of the tracks need to find harmony to achieve their dreams. Join us tonight for an exciting Twitter party for the #HighStrungMovie! This highly anticipated movie is coming to theaters on April 8th and we are giving you the opportunity to live tweet and learn more! There will be prizes given away and you will have the opportunity to tweet live with … Read entire article »

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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 »

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New Talking Tom App is Poppable and Unstoppable

New Talking Tom App is Poppable and Unstoppable

 I have a ton of apps on my phone and admit that I love mindless games.  I have enough stress in my life that while waiting in line, or for an appointment, I just want to have fun.  And fun is exactly what Talking Tom Bubble Shooter, the new app from Outfit7, is. Talking Tom Bubble Shooter allows you to play solo, or go head-to-head for double bubble trouble in skill tournaments.  I’ve seen a few … Read entire article »

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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 »

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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 »

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Shark Rocket Powerhead: The Vacuum for Hard Floors

Shark has a clever new vacuum that shines on both carpets and wood floors. The Shark Rocket Powerhead (I received model AH452 to review) is a light and compact vacuum. The brush, motor, filters, and dirt collection are all in the module that rolls on the floor. The stalk and handle really just serve as a place to wrap the power cord and fit the power switch, as well as a holster … Read entire article »

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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 »

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The 5th Annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You!

The 5th Annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You!

(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, and I received samples of many of the toys featured. I was a part of the team that helped ASTRA create Neighborhood Toy Store Day in 2010, and I have worked with them as a consultant since 2009. However, my opinions are not influenced by my work with ASTRA. I’ve donated numerous hours to shop local campaigns after seeing the importance of local business while serving on the School … Read entire article »

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Will You Show Some #ShelterPetLove for Adopt-A-Dog Month?

Will You Show Some #ShelterPetLove for Adopt-A-Dog Month?

Of all the dogs in American homes, only 29% were adopted from a shelter or rescue. Each year approximately 3-4 million pets are adopted, but 2.7 million still lose their lives each year for lack of a home. Seventeen million people will acquire a pet within the next year. The Shelter Pet Project, a collaborative effort between The Humane Society of the United States, Maddie’s Fund® and the Ad Council, hopes to encourage these prospective pet … Read entire article »

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Taking Time to Reconnect at Beaches Resorts

My husband and I “celebrated” our 14th wedding anniversary with leftovers and some Netflix, but we weren’t always this boring. Before our first child arrived in 2008, we’d traveled to Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, France, Canada, Hawaii, Alaska, Disney World, and numerous Caribbean islands. We had romantic meals in fine restaurants. We made time for each other. Everything changed with the births of our boys in 2008 and 2011. The couples-only vacations were but a distant … Read entire article »

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