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Laura Ingalls Wilder 18″ Doll Review + Giveaway!

Laura Ingalls Wilder 18″ Doll Review + Giveaway!

There aren’t many people who haven’t heard of Little House on the Prairie in one form or another. Maybe you grew up reading the Little House on the Prairie book series written by Laura Ingalls Wilder – or maybe you grew up watching the “Little House on the Prairie” TV series. Or maybe you are an even bigger fan and have read all of her books, watched the shows, read the historical pieces, and visited … Read entire article »

Filed under: Dolls, Kids Gifts

*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)

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 »

Filed under: Boutiques and Stores, Chanukah, Charity, Christmas, Educational, Events, Featured, Gift Guides, Gift Ideas, Kids Gifts, Kindergartners, Neighborhood Toy Store Day, Play, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Seasonal, Socially Conscious, Toddlers, Toy Stores, Toys (00-06 M), Toys (06-12 M), Toys (12-24 M), Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)

CHARM IT! Let’s Girls Create Their Own One-of-a-Kind Jewelry

CHARM IT! Let’s Girls Create Their Own One-of-a-Kind Jewelry

*I was sent product to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* Got summer birthdays coming up? Dance recitals? Or need a gift just because? The CHARM IT! is your solution! Geared specifically for girls ages 5-14, CHARM IT! is the original, detachable charm jewelry that allows girls to personalize their own pieces and customize to their likes and interests.  Pick a starter necklace or bracelet, then add charms that sparkle!  There are hundreds … Read entire article »

Filed under: Accessories (Children), Birthday Gifts, Boutiques and Stores, Children's Fashion, Design Your Own, Featured Store, Gift Ideas, Jewelry (Children), Kids Gifts, School Aged Children

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

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

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

PlanToys Brings a Little Taste of Christmas Early!

PlanToys Brings a Little Taste of Christmas Early!

*This is a sponsored post. I received these items from PlanToys in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* My boys got a little bit of an early Christmas present from one of our favorite toy brands, PlanToys! We received the Activity Clock and the Frog Life Puzzle which were both a hit! The Activity Clock was really an ideal toy for my oldest in kindergarten. He is learning his numbers, addition, subtraction … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), Boutiques and Stores, Building Toys, Chanukah, Christmas, Counting, Developmental Toys, Eco-Friendly, Educational, Featured Store, Gift Ideas, Imagination/Creativity, Kids Gifts, Kindergartners, Play, Pre-schoolers, Puzzles, School Aged Children, Science, Toddlers, Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)

LeapFrog Creativity Camera App with Protective Case and Learning to Write with Mr. Pencil Provide Hours of Learning and Fun!

LeapFrog Creativity Camera App with Protective Case and Learning to Write with Mr. Pencil Provide Hours of Learning and Fun!

*I was sent these products to review as part of a promotional program from LeapFrog and Mom Select. All opinions are my own.* My oldest son is a big fan of his LeapFrog Reader, so when these two new products arrived on our doorstep, he didn’t know which one to tackle first! The Creativity Camera caught his attention first as he doesn’t really have any photography based toys. First, I have to say this was super easy … Read entire article »

Filed under: Computer, Developmental Toys, Educational, Games, Gift Ideas, Kids Gifts, Kindergartners, Play, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children

LeapReader “Ready, Set, Read, Write” Party!

LeapReader “Ready, Set, Read, Write” Party!

I recently had the opportunity to work with Leap Frog on their new LeapReader Reading and Writing System. While I am not a teacher, I work really hard with my son on his homework, reading and math skills and try to engage his interests (whether its plants and gardening or race cars!). The LeapReader “Ready, Set, Read, Write” Party! seemed like a great way to get to know some of my son’s school friends and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Arts, Counting, Developmental Toys, Educational, Geography, Gift Ideas, Imagination/Creativity, Kids Gifts, Kindergartners, Language, Learning, Play, Pre-schoolers, Reading, Science