LeapPad Platinum Review

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We recently received the new LeapPad Platinum from LeapFrog.  We've been working with LeapFrog for years and last year I visited their headquarters and learned about the process of how they develop games and products. The visit made a big impression on me, I wish everyone could have seen that side of LeapFrog.  They put in so much time and energy into each product and truly try to make it as educational as possible, while still being fun.  So … [Read more...]

Summer Math Program

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When I was in first grade, I was abominable at math.  I wasn't great in a lot of areas, actually, but math was something I always struggled with.  I was much too busy being social to care about learning.  And my parents were super busy with their other ten kids to ensure I always did my homework.  By third grade, I was demoted to the lower level math class because I just wasn't keeping up with the smarter kids.  (On the plus side, I felt like a … [Read more...]

Staying Hydrated this Summer

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This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Brita, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BritaOnTheGo http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV We had a soccer game on Saturday...along with 4 million other kids in the world.  Soccer is THE sport, am I right?  But my son loves it and will play it rain or shine.  But we tend to forget one little super important thing...a water bottle!  I always forget … [Read more...]

5 Games to Play with Candy

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Summer is approaching and that means lots of hours with your kids.  Lots of hours where they need entertainment.  Something we tried today turned out to be super fun and easy--a great combo.  All we needed was a couple bags of Twizzlers Twists and a bag of Hershey Kisses.  And we came up with five games to play with these two candies.   Twiz-Tac-Toe:  This is the easiest game, perfect for young kids.  Just lay out your Tic-Tac-Toe … [Read more...]

15 Enjoyable Easter Crafts For Kids

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Easter is upon us...almost! Just over one more week. Have you been doing fun Easter crafts with your kids? Or are you looking to do some? Here is a list of some fun Easter crafts for kids! 1. Yarn Bunny:  How cute is this little yarn bunny?  It's easier than you think! 2. Easter Subway Art:  Everyone loves a good subway art, and its even better in a jelly bean frame! 3. Sugar String Eggs and Baskets:  Make your own egg baskets with sugar … [Read more...]

Built in Indoor Playhouse

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I am lucky that one of my good friends built a house up the street from us.  And that she does hair for a living.  So we decided to make a little trade--I would help her with DIY projects and she would do my hair for free.  Win win!  Our first DIY project turned out so stinkin' adorable that I had to share it--it's a built in Indoor Playhouse! Isn't that amazing?!  First of all, I take zero credit for the amazing paint job.  That tree and … [Read more...]

Disney Side Cars Party

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I got to host a Disney Side Cars party last month for my four-year-old and some of his friends and it was so cute and fun.  I was sent a huge box of party supplies (and for the life of me I can't find that pic) but it was chock-full of awesome stuff.  Everything Cars related and Mickey Mouse and just swag, baby. Disney Side parties are easy to host.  The kits come with invitations, decorations, games, party favors.  Everything but the … [Read more...]

Dash and Dot Robots Review

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My kids got the Dash and Dot Robots for Christmas and it's been a big hit!  (Read this introductory post to refresh your memory about them.)  So far, it's kind of like having a pet.  Only way easier to take care of!  But it's been kind of like training a dog to do tricks. I took some videos so you can see just exactly what we've been doing... This toy is such a great toy for teaching kids to learn how to program and code.  It's a … [Read more...]