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 Top 5 STEM BUILDING Toys for Girls!
STEM STEM STEM: That’s all we’ve been hearing lately. It’s everywhere. The New York Times, The Huffington Post. On CNN. On The Today Show. Being that it’s all around us, we as Moms should know what it is automatically, right? WRONG. I polled a group of Mommy friends and while they all nodded enthusiastically “YEP […]
Design your very own Dolls house with Lundby
Ok. It’s no secret that I’m OBSESSED with doll’s houses, Lundby doll’s houses in particular. I received my first Smaland house over a year ago and it continues to bring my family and I great joy, laughter, and enough creative brainstorming to outlast any other toy in our house. Here’s a bit of background info […]
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. […]
As Seen on TV: Wubble Bubble Ball Review
*I was sent product in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* I’ll confess that I’m a sucker for “As Seen on TV” products. My house is full of kitchen gadgets, cleaning products and appliances I saw on TV. Very few of those products really live up to their hype, […]
Lundby dolls houses: A modern twist on a classic play time, Part 1
When I was a little girl, I dreamt of having a doll house, but my mom (a single mother at the time) just couldn’t afford one. I’d visit friend’s houses, with their girly bedrooms all decorated with pink frilly pillows and their toy chests overflowing with the latest and greatest gadgets, but I always gravitated […]
Toy Bonanza on Totsy!
With summer quickly approaching, I am attempting to plan ahead for summer birthdays and activities to keep the kids busy during the summer. Totsy is having some amazing toy sales right now. Check out my latest picks! First up, Yummy Dough! For $15 on Totsy, you’ll get two buckets of creative cookie dough from […]
Don’t Miss Neighborhood Toy Store Day: November 10, 2012
I feel strongly about the need to support local businesses. As you do your holiday shopping, please remember that your purchases can make a difference in your local community. In November, there are two big events that support small businesses: Neighborhood Toy Store Day and Small Business Saturday. Saturday November 10th is the 3rd Annual […]
Discover the Best Toys for Kids
Where you do your holiday shopping matters just as much as what you buy. Supporting local stores provides real benefits to your community. Local businesses create jobs and help fund your town’s essential services such as public schools, police and fire departments through their tax dollars. (Read more about why my experience serving on a […]
Plan Toys Pull-Along Snail
We love the beautiful eco-friendly toys from Plan Toys. In fact, the sweet Pull-Along Snail inspired one of my son’s babysitters to write the following poem.