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Giveaway: The Trash Pack Goodies for Easter

The Trash Pack

Disclosure: I received product samples for review. All opinions are my own. Like most kids, my children love candy, and can’t get enough. Holidays like Halloween, Valentine’s Day, and Easter are an opportunity for them to have even more candy than usual, so I try to mix in some fun non-candy gifts that they’ll enjoy.… [read more]

American Girl Saige Copeland – Girl of the Year 2013

American Girl Saige

Disclosure: We received Saige at no cost for review. All opinions are my own. My daughter has never been a doll lover, but American Girl dolls have been the exception. We have an American Girl Store in our town, and I’ve made countless trips to the mall with my daughter – for hair appointments and… [read more]

ROMO Robot Smartphone Toy Review

ROMO Review

Disclosure: We received the ROMO robot at no cost for review. All opinions are my own. My son wrote the cutest Christmas wish list, and then was very subtle and left it in my car. Maybe he thinks Santa looks in cars? Fourth on the list was “Robot” – no explanation of the type of… [read more]

Giveaway and Review: Mega Bloks Skylanders Swap Force™ Boss Tank Showdown


Disclosure: We received a product sample for review. All opinions are my own. My son loves all things Skylanders, and we were at GameStop first thing in the morning on release day picking up his copy of Skyanders SWAP Force™. He also loves building, so the was very excited to receive the new Mega Bloks… [read more]

Child Skin Care from TooFruit


Disclosure: I received these samples at no cost. My daughter is nine now, and I knew that we needed to move beyond her using body soap for her face.  However, since I’ve got acne-prone skin and use pretty strong cleansers, I didn’t think it was a great idea for her to use my products. She… [read more]

Kidz Bop 24 – Tweens Love These Songs Sung By Kids

Kidz Bop 24

My daughter just turned nine, which officially makes her a tween and not a little girl anymore. She’s too old for most toys now, but one thing that she’s not too old for is Kidz Bop. Every time a new version of Kidz Bop is released, she immediately wants it, and Kidz Bop 24, which… [read more]

Back to School With Fruit of the Loom

Fruit of the Loom

Disclosure: I received a gift card for Back to School shopping. All opinions are my own. My kids go back to school at the end of the month, so earlier this week, we started our back to school shopping. I use the back to school season to stock up on basic necessities for the kids… [read more]

History Hero iPhone/iPad App Review

History Hero

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of History Hero. All opinions are my own. Surprisingly, my kids love visiting educational museums. They both like visiting at different paces – my daughter prefers to study everything and see less of the museum, while my son runs from exhibit to exhibit. It can be frustrating… [read more]

Rainbow Loom – Elastic Band Bracelets

Rainbow Loom

If you have a tween daughter, and haven’t seen these elastic band bracelets yet – prepare yourself. Just like the long ribbon barrettes, thread friendship bracelets, or beaded friendship pins from our generation, these DIY bracelets are a huge fad with kids. After my daughter was fascinated watching some girls do these bracelets at our… [read more]

Anticipating Teen Beach Movie on The Disney Channel #teenbeachmovie

Teen Beach Movei

Disclosure: I received Disney Channel “Teen Beach Movie” products in exchange for a post about the film. All thoughts and opinions are my own. My daughter loves the Disney Channel, as has especially enjoyed all of the Disney Channel Original Movies. I’m pretty sure she (and me, by extension) can quote almost any line in… [read more]

Duck Tape Craft – Finger Puppets from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

Duck Tape Finger Puppets

School is (finally) out next week for the summer, and on hot days when we don’t want to spend time outside, I know that we’ll be doing lots of crafts. My kids constantly raid my craft supplies, and love going to the craft stores as much as I do. When Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores… [read more]

Internet Safety For Kids and Other Digital Tips

Internet Safety for Kids

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book for review and the link is an affiliate link. It’s amazing to think how much the world has changed from when we were kids.  I got my first email address when I was a freshman in college, but I had no one to email – until… [read more]

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