Join Me For The #ThomasSummer Twitter Party

Join Me For The #ThomasSummer Twitter Party

Summer is in full swing and it's the perfect time of the year for fun outdoor activities. Kids of all ages are looking for more fun things to do, that's why we’re ready to chat about ideas for activities you can do outdoors with Thomas & Friends. Plus, we'll tell you all about the Journey to Rewards program where you can earn rewards for all of your Thomas & Friends purchases at Walmart! … [Read more...]

Swap Your Kids’ Stuff Without the Hassle

Save time and money Swap your kids' stuff at Swap.com

This article was published for Swap.com Kids' Consignment. All opinions expressed are solely my own. Is anyone else as plagued as I am with their children's outgrown items? From toys to clothes, I am obsessed with keeping everything in excellent condition--Gram taught us to NEVER break a thing and to keep everything immaculate with all original pieces. So, when these items no longer have a … [Read more...]

Educational Fun with PLAY-DOH

Educational Fun with PLAY-DOH

Even as an adult, I love PLAY-DOH. Tip: it is fun to play with to relive stress. When I was little, I was a professional at making snow men (it's three different sized ball shaped pieces stacked on top of each other, not too hard, you could try it out for yourself). Recently, Silver Dolphin Books took PLAY-DOH to a whole new level with educational books. After receiving a variety of their books … [Read more...]

Make a LEGO Minifigure Holiday Card

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of LEGO for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Make a LEGO Minifigure holiday card in minutes on the LEGO website.  This is an adorable little card that you can download and share with your family and friends.  Create your own LEGO Minifigure Family.  You can add up to 13 family members, including pets.  Customize the skin tone, facial … [Read more...]

Safe Toys from Little Pnuts Special Deliveries

Safe Toys from Little Pnuts Special Deliveries

Little Pnuts offers special delivery boxes for children. The boxes feature the best in sustainably made, ecologically friendly, organic and natural made toys. I was so excited to receive one of their Special Delivery boxes in exchange for my review. Little Pnuts Special Delivery Boxes The creator of Little Pnuts boxes came up with the idea a couple years ago when she was struggling to find safe … [Read more...]

Educational Gifts from Lakeshore Learning

Educational Gifts from Lakeshore Learning

The holidays are coming and I am already working on my gift list. For kids, I usually try to find something that is not just taking up space in their room, but educational or encourages their creativity. Lakeshore Learning has a variety of great gift options that do both of those things – and make learning fun for the little ones on your list. I received a really cute Farmer’s Market set in … [Read more...]

I Zelfed Myself and Headed to South Walton

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During the BlogHer conference week in Chicago we attended many fun events.  I am still getting around to posting them all!  One of the nights that I really wanted to mention was when I was Zelfed and then headed to South Walton. #ZelfYourself at Blowtique The Zelfs sponsored a trip to the salon to get a glamorous blow-out at Blowtique.  I had never had my hair styled like this and was quite … [Read more...]

Educational Toys at Home from Lakeshore Learning

Educational Toys at Home from Lakeshore Learning

As so many kids (and teachers) are preparing to head back to school (or maybe already there!), Lakeshore Learning is a great resource for classroom and educational materials. However, they have just launched a new line of educational toys for the home! I was happy to work with them on this review – and love so many of the new toys they have introduced for anyone to use at home with their … [Read more...]

Tranquil Turtle to Relax People of All Ages

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I was instantly drawn to the Tranquil Turtle when we attended the Sweet Suite recently in Chicago.  I was sent one for review and couldn't have been happier to check it out.  All opinions are my own. Tranquil Turtle When we met the folks from Cloud b, they had several of their products on display.  Each one of them is absolutely adorable.  They all have cute little faces and are perfect for … [Read more...]

DC Comic Pet Toys from PetSmart

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DC Comic pet toys are the latest batch of PetSmart items that we received for review.  These are adorable plush toys inspired by the superheroes that we all know and love.  As always, The Grump took off with as many as he could carry and hoarded them.  He even slept on top of them to guard them. DC Comic Pet Toys Each toy is soft and squishy, perfect for all dogs to play with.  My personal … [Read more...]

Bret Michaels Pet Collection at PetSmart

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Bret Michaels continues to rock his pet line at PetSmart.  We received a batch of his new items for review and they are just as cool as the last items.  Our pets just love new toys and these neon-colored ones really were an instant hit! Bret Michaels Pet Collection at PetSmart PetSmart definitely has gotten to know our guys now.  They always include items in small and large for The Grump and … [Read more...]

Tommy Bahama Toys at PetSmart

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PetSmart now has a new Tommy Bahama collection with summery-themed dog toys and accessories.  We were sent a bunch of them to check out.  All opinions are mostly The Grump's.  ;) Tommy Bahama Pet Line at PetSmart Our new Tommy Bahama items from PetSmart arrived in an enormous box.  Our dogs sensed what was inside an immediately got very excited.  I had to hurry and snap pics before the … [Read more...]

Ubooly is an Educational New Toy for iPod Touch

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Ubooly is the coolest new toy for your iPod Touch, or iPhone.  When offered the chance to review this adorable creature and app, my eight-year-old daughter and I were thrilled.  We received Ubooly and credits to the Ubooly Lab to buy educational lessons that download straight to your i-device...  rather, Ubooly's brain! Just look at all the excitement when he arrived! Educational New … [Read more...]

Fun With 3D Jigsaw Puzzles from Wrebbit

Fun with Jigsaw Puzzles

I have an obsession with jigsaw puzzles that is almost to an unhealthy level.  Jigsaw puzzles bring out the best and worst of my OCD tendencies.  When offered the chance to review a 3D Jigsaw Puzzle from Wrebbit3D, I couldn't resist.  I received the Hobbiton™ 3D Jigsaw Puzzle.  My son actually picked this one out because he is a Lord Of The Rings fanatic. 3D Jigsaw Puzzles When I start a … [Read more...]

Make Bath Time Fun with Caillou

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It can be easy to make bath time fun.  If you have little ones or have friends with little ones, more than likely you have heard of Caillou.  Caillou is a lovable 4 year old who faces real life, everyday experiences, just like your little ones do. Exploring, challenges, questions, and fun, Caillou is a great show for kids, and I can honestly say, I enjoy watching too! Make Bath Time Fun For Your … [Read more...]

Disney Dog Toys from PetSmart

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You know we love our dog toys around here.  This time we got to try out the Disney collection of toys from PetSmart.  We were sent several toys from the collection and our boys were beyond excited! Disney Dog Toys from PetSmart This collection is all the types of toys that we know and love from PetSmart, but Disney themed.  Each one is colorful and features all of the well-known Disney … [Read more...]

Love Your Pet with Toys from PetSmart

Love Your Pet with Toys from PetSmart

Show your pets some love this Valentine's day with the adorable Luv-A-Pet collection from PetSmart.  These Valentine's Day themed toys will warm your little furry friend's hearts.  Purchases will also help homeless pets in the US and Canada, since PetSmart will donate 10% of all sales to PetSmart Charities.  What a great way to give back while making everyone happy! Love Your Pet with Toys from … [Read more...]

WubbaNub Baby Pacifier and Toy Review

WubbaNub Baby Pacifier and Toy

While waiting for a placement (for the adoption of our baby - if you have been keeping up, you are probably tired of hearing about it - if you haven't been keeping up, my husband and I are adopting!) we are trying to find fun ways we can connect with our child once we meet him/her. We will have pictures of friends and family in a book, and special things we bring with us when we pick up a child. … [Read more...]

Zoobies Make the Perfect Gift

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Zoobies are such a cute gift idea for kids.  They offer something perfect for all ages.  The cute creatures double as pillow and blanket, books, even duffel bags.  And now, they've come up with a new award winner to be released next year... Glow-in-the-Dark Zoobies! These Zoobies Glow Worms™ were recently named as a 2012 Toy Insider Hot Holiday Toy!  This means they will be in the … [Read more...]

Quick Storage for Makeup and Toys with Lay-n-Go

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Makeup can be an unorganized mess.  I do my makeup while sitting on my floor in front of my mirrored closet doors.  All of my supplies are all over the place and it's horrible.  Sure, I pick it up and make it look nice when I clean, but it doesn't take long to go right back how it was! Actually, that picture is not even that bad.  I just so happened to have gone through a lot of my makeup … [Read more...]

Scrabble Catch Phrase Game

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Here's a fun game for the holidays - Scrabble Catch Phrase!  If you have ever played the original Catch Phrase, this is a new refreshed version.  It's perfect for larger groups, so holiday gatherings would be a great time to play it. Fun For Family Game Night! My friends and I play Catch Phrase all the time.  It always ends up with all of us laughing like crazy.  There's something about the … [Read more...]

Tiny Race Car Controlled by your Smartphone

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What is better than a tiny race car?  A tiny race car controlled by your phone.  I am sure most of you can tell by now that I love gadgets.  Any new electronic device that comes out I cannot wait to get my hands on it.  I am also a sucker for driving games.  So, when I heard about the new CarBot by Desk Pets, of course I wanted to play with it! Race Car Controlled by Your Smartphone The … [Read more...]

Zoobies Blanket Pets Review

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Pets might not make a great gift, but blanket pets do!  As I start the search for gifts for my nieces and nephews - I struggle to find things that are unique enough that I know they do not already have a certain toy. My littlest niece who is just a little over 1 year is a cuddler, so I thought a Blanket Pet would be a great idea as a gift for her. Zoobies Blanket Pets My Zoobie Blanket Pet … [Read more...]

Mega Bloks Lil’ Princess 3-Story Enchanted Castle

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Every princess needs a castle.  As a parent, a caregiver, and an educator I know that imagination is such an important part of a child's learning and development but with all of today's technology, video games, and computers, sometimes imaginative play gets put on the back burner. More often than not, in today's world, children are playing high-tech games and toys that think for them while losing … [Read more...]

Perplexus Puzzle Game is Fun for All

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I love putting entertaining things, like a puzzle or simple game, on my coffee table.  So often we don't even turn on the TV because whatever I have set out distracts from needing that mindless entertainment.  It's great that the kids aren't always begging to turn on some mind-numbing show because they're focused on something interesting and complex. Perplexus Puzzle Game While attending … [Read more...]

Bret Michaels Pets Rock Pet Toy Collection

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Bret Michaels has created his own rockin' pet collection, Pets Rock, available exclusively at PetSmart.  From pet beds, collars, leashes and toys, to adorable outfits, there's everything you need to have the fiercest pet! Bret Michaels Pets Rock Pet Toy Collection I absolutely adore everything in this collection.  We received four items for review:  Bret Michaels Pets Rock™ VIP Tee, Bret … [Read more...]

Lamaze Toys Hit the Bigscreen and a Review

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Our baby girl is just over 4 months old now (yes, already!) and in the past few weeks she has really started to grab things and actually play with toys! The review for these awesome Lamaze toys came at a great time! These toys were all featured in the movie and on a movie poster for "What to Expect When You're Expecting". I can't wait to see that movie, it looks hilarious! Lamaze Toys We … [Read more...]

Toys R Us Pet Toys from PetSmart Review

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Toys R Us now offers an adorable selection of pet toys available exclusively at PetSmart.  The collection is so cute and we have been having a blast!  Each toy is designed to stimulate your pup's senses to keep them busy for hours.  Having a new puppy at home, this is much appreciated! Toys R Us Pet Toys from PetSmart We received an assortment of four toys.  Just opening the box to find the … [Read more...]

V-Tech Switch and Go Dinos – Kid Toys Review

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of VTechKids for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. What is it about little boys and dinosaurs?  My son had me learn just about every dinosaurs' name so that I could tell him which one was which for all of his little miniature figures.  Then he was obsessed with cars.  Kid toys were not nearly as cool when he was little--which wasn't that … [Read more...]

Cuddle Covers Review

Cuddle Covers

If you are looking for an adorable and unique gift for a toddler or child, read this review! This product is a fantastic combination of a stuffed animal and a pillow and your little ones will love it! Cuddle Covers come in a variety of animals and are great for childhood companionship and traveling! Cuddle Covers Review Cuddle Covers are available in six huggable animal buddies: Berry the … [Read more...]

Peek a Boo Taggies for Baby Review

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Peek a Boo Taggies One of the challenges I've faced with our new baby is trying to find her some unique toys that aren't hand-me-downs. With our two youngest babes being only 19 months apart it's easy to fall into that habit of saving all of our son's toys for our baby girl. I was determined to find some toys just for her and one of the cutest things I've found is the Peek a Boo Rub a Cub … [Read more...]

K’Nex Top Gear Building Sets Review

K'Nex Top Gear Building sets

Review - K'Nex Top Gear Building Sets The K'Nex Top Gear Building sets are a little bit different than the typical K'Nex sets we're used to.  These have more building blocks than the other connectors used in most of the building kits we've used. We all had a great time putting these together.  They come with detailed, illustrated, step-by-step instructions just as the other kits do. We … [Read more...]

Box4Blox Easy Clean up for Building Blocks Review

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Easy Clean Up for Building Blocks Building blocks can be a nightmare to store and keep organized.  Box4Blox sent their sorting system for review.  My close friend and neighbor, Jodi, gave her review: It is a series of stacking trays for Lego’s.  Each tray has openings in the bottom, much like a sieve.  The openings in the trays get smaller as you continue down the trays.  This has the effect … [Read more...]

Rockboard Scooter Review

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Rockboard Scooter Review My kids are ages 7 and 10, and just like most kids that age, overflowing with energy.  We were so excited for the opportunity to review the Rockboard Scooter.  You can't beat 2 for 1's and this is 2 different scooters in 1 with Dual-Mode quick-release.  It goes from your typical kick-off scooter to using advanced "Rockboard Propulsion Technology."  Propulsion is achieved … [Read more...]

Review ~ Wuggle Pets

Wuggle Pets

Product: Wuggle Pets Starter Kit My Review: Kids love to bring life to their toys and Wuggle Pets are the perfect Valentine's gift idea for the little loves in your life! They will love building their own pets from the pieces included in this set! It comes with everything they need to create these adorable stuffed animals! We received the starter kit for review. This kit includes the … [Read more...]

Review ~ Fish Cat Tunnel

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After rescuing two cats from an abandoned house, I was fortunate enough to receive this hilarious Fish Cat Tunnel for review.  Once getting to know my new little friends, I realized that one of the cats, Jake--formerly known as Brian, really likes feeling confined and snug while sleeping.  We've found him under the couch, squished in the back of my cluttered closet, and nestled in all kinds of … [Read more...]

Review ~ Football Guys from Kaskey Kids

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My son has been playing with miniature guys, animals, soldiers, sea creatures, dinosaurs, cars--pretty much everything--since he was old enough to hold them in his chubby little digits.  He creates the most fantastic little worlds all over the house.  I have always loved this form of imaginative play. Now that he is older, 10, he still loves to play like this, but with more realistic themes.  … [Read more...]

Inflatable GBOP from Hearthsong

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52" Inflatable GBOP (Great Big Outdoor Playball) Who doesn't love the idea of having their very own giant hamster ball?  I know when I was a kid, I would have just died to have one of these!  The inflatable Great Big Outdoor Playball is so much fun for all ages.  My 7 and 10 year old kids had no problem fitting inside this 52" blow-up ball.  And with a maximum combined weight of 150 pounds, both … [Read more...]

Review ~ K’NEX Doubleshot Coaster

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K'NEX Doubleshot Roller Coaster My ten year old son, Adam, has a hard time focusing on pretty much everything.  But, with this...  I've never seen him so determined!  He even messed up a couple times along the way; which made the end result a busted coaster.  But he took his time and figured out how to fix it.  He was so proud of himself and his awesome construction skills.   I was … [Read more...]

Review ~ Anamalz Environmentally Friendly Toys

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Anamalz - Environmentally Friendly Toys I recently had the honor of reviewing Anamalz toys. Anamlaz are environmentally friendly toys that are made from sustainable maple wood and each piece is hand made! The paint used on Anamalz is high quality, child friendly paint and their fabric is azo dye and formaldehyde free. Thumbs up to Anamalz for safe children's toys! Their collection includes … [Read more...]

Learn, Create, + Share #LeapFrogParty

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Thanks to LeapFrog and MomSelect, I was fortunate enough to get picked to host a LeapFrog Party for my kids.  LeapFrog sent me all kinds of wonderful goodies, including: a LeapPad learning tablet, LeapSchool Reading Cartridge game, App Center Download card, a Tag reading system, Interactive World Map, Learn to Read Series 1, LeapFrog coloring sheets and activities and all sorts of coupons and … [Read more...]

Review – Bright Starts Having a Ball Roll and Chase Bumblebee

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Bright Starts Having a Ball Roll and Chase Bumblebee The Roll & Chase Bumblebee is an amazing toy for children from 6 - 36 months. It combines learning and fun with it's catchy melodies and push buttons that allow toddlers to learn colors, shapes and numbers! It is a battery operated toy that uses three AA batteries and it "buzzes" around in a circular motion while playing music after a … [Read more...]

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