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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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Overbeingwhelmed App Now Available on iTunes!

Overbeingwhelmed App Now Available on iTunes!

I was introduced to the wonderful ladies behind Overbeingwhelmed at the Social Luxe Lounge they sponsored in Chicago. Their awesome app just launched and I can’t wait to tell you about it. Developed by women for women, Overbeingwhelmed helps you prioritize how you spend your time according to what you value most, manage that ever-growing to-do list and make you feel more productive and happy! The Overbeingwhelmed app solves the problem of feeling like you “didn’t get … Read entire article »

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Hidden Expedition: Smithsonian Hope Diamond Game for iPhone and iPad

If you’re anything like me, you’re a mom who’s always keeping her eye out for a new game to keep their kids entertained on mom’s iPad! Well, I have a really cool one for you today. In this first collaboration by the Smithsonian on a video game, Big Fish worked with the world’s largest museum and research complex to create the 6th installment of its popular Hidden Expedition® series. In conjunction with the National Museum of Natural History, Jeff Post, … Read entire article »

Filed under: entertainment, Games, Play, School Aged Children

Watch Disney, Pixar and Marvel Movies with Disney Movies Anywhere, the New Digital Service Movie App

Watch Disney, Pixar and Marvel Movies with Disney Movies Anywhere, the New Digital Service Movie App

Calling all Disney Moms! Ready to snap up the Oscar-Winning Frozen for your kiddos? Well head on over to the iTunes app store and add another download to your queue, because Disney Movies Anywhere, Disney’s all-new digital movie service and app, is here, and it’s free (whoo-hoo!) Disney Movies Anywhere is a simple, streamlined way to manage and enjoy your digital collection of Disney, Pixar, and Marvel movies on multiple devices. Plus, for a limited time, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Disney, entertainment, Kindergartners, Movies, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children

Swampy, Cranky and Allie Return in Over 100 New Puzzles and Challenges for Where’s My Water? 2

Swampy, Cranky and Allie Return in Over 100 New Puzzles and Challenges for Where’s My Water? 2

Need a new, fun app to keep your kiddos entertained? Disney Interactive has launched the next exciting adventure with Swampy and the gang in the Where’s My Water? 2. In this free-to-play sequel to the massively popular physics-based puzzler, players will explore challenging new levels across three brand new locations including the Sewer, the Soap Factory, and the Beach.   Your kids will not get bored with over 100 levels and challenges to solve, experience the same cut and swipe … Read entire article »

Filed under: entertainment, Games, Kindergartners, Play, Pre-schoolers, Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)

Vtech Innotab 3S Brings Learning and Fun to a Tablet Just for Kids

Vtech Innotab 3S Brings Learning and Fun to a Tablet Just for Kids

Do your kids run roughshod over your tablet? I know both of mine do so when I was contacted by Vtech to try out their new Innotab 3S I hoped I would get my tablet back finally! The Innotab 3S is the next generation of their popular Wi-Fi learning tablet series that offers fun, age-appropriate learning games for kids ages 3-9. The games are all educational and teach a variety of subjects like reading, math, social studies … Read entire article »

Filed under: Arts, Computer, Counting, Educational, Games, Geography, Gift Ideas, Kids Gifts, Kindergartners, Language, Learning, Play, Pre-schoolers, Reading, School Aged Children, Science, Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)

Take a Look, It’s On Your iPad…Reading Rainbow!

Take a Look, It’s On Your iPad…Reading Rainbow!

As a child, I loved Reading Rainbow and hearing the show’s theme song still brings back happy childhood memories. I can be anything Take a look It’s in a book A Reading Rainbow A Reading Rainbow I loved the way classic Reading Rainbow episodes featured books with few bells & whistles, and I credit the show with inspiring a lifelong love of reading. Since I’m a fan, I was delighted to learn that Reading Rainbow has returned in the form of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books, Educational, entertainment, Featured, Free, Kindergartners, Learning, Play, Pre-schoolers, Reading, School Aged Children, Toddlers, Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age), Uncategorized

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

As a blogger, I get a chance to see all of the hottest holiday toys at events such as Toy Fair, Time to Play and more. Here are a few of my favorite toys…. My Favorite Dolls: Little Miss Muffin: These adorable dolls transform from a cupcake into a doll. Visit the website to watch the video and to see why “there’s nothin’ like luvin’ a little miss muffin.”  My tween goddaughters love Little Miss Muffin almost as … Read entire article »

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There’s An App…for that Stain

There’s An App…for that Stain

Like many moms, I spend a lot of time doing laundry even as I juggle working and taking care of two young boys. I’ve already raved about how I can do laundry one-handed while holding the baby since my new Whirlpool Duet has an automatic laundry detergent dispenser. My biggest laundry pet peeve is dealing with stains. I know it’s important to treat clothing properly, and I particularly want to keep my oldest’s clothing in good condition … Read entire article »

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