A Child’s First Phone

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This post is sponsored by Tracfone, all opinions are my own. There was a day when my six year old boy walked over to his friend's house, just around the corner, by himself.  When it was time to come home, I texted my friend to send him home.  He didn't show up.  I walked around the entire neighborhood searching for him.  Finally I went home and he was there.  He had stopped at another friend's house which caused him to be late.  This was a … [Read more...]

A Dash and Dot Robot for Christmas

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Christmas is right around the corner.  Have you finish shopping for your children?  My kids can look forward to a variety of presents that encourage different skill building activities.   I'm excited to see them discover what they get.  But one gift I'm really excited to give them is one that will definitely help develop their brain--a Dash and Dot Robot!   Watch this cool video and see just what the Dash and Dot Robot can do! We recently … [Read more...]

Getting a Flu Shot

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'Tis the season of getting sick.  I feel like I've been struggling with some sort of sniffles/sore throat for the last month!  And especially when you have little kids around you, they bring home everything and just spread it around.  And last week my daughter was throwing up so much she ended up having to go to the hospital to get an IV.  I did not want anyone else to get that sick or get the flu, so I decided it was time for us all to get our … [Read more...]

LeapFrog Ultimate Giveaway!

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As a Leapfrog Ambassador, I've been fortunate to review many of the Leapfrog products--and now I'm lucky to give them away to you!  This giveaway is awesome!  I'm giving away a LeapPad3 + 5 cartridges, LeapTV + 3 titles and 2 LeapBands to one winner! If you haven't heard of the LeapTV or LeapBands, here is a review I did of them.  They are so much fun!  My kids don't get tired of them and the LeapTV is going to be coming out with tons of new … [Read more...]

DIY Play Food Crates

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Last year we gave my daughter a play kitchen.  You know, the KidCraft Vintage Kitchen--it seems to be the hot play kitchen to buy these days.  I love it because it's so cute while not being plastic and bulky.  It feels high quality and looks like real kitchens.  And the white one is gender-neutral and well, I have a thing for white kitchens.  Not gonna lie though, it was a beast to put together. Anyway, we also gave her some play food, some of … [Read more...]

10 Awesome Toys for Kids

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It's that time of year--time for massive amounts of shopping.  The hardest part is knowing what to get.  Sometimes they have lists, but sometimes I feel like my kids don't really know what they want.  They have a limited world view and don't know what is out there in the way of toys.  So I decided to go on a hunt for some cool toys that most kids will sure to love.  So without further adieu, here is 10 awesome toys for kids! 1. Giant … [Read more...]

LeapBand and LeapTV Review

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It's time to start embarking on the daunting task of Christmas shopping!  And today I will help you out with a question that might be on your mind, as it has been on mine lately:  which video game system should I get for my kids? If your kids are around my kids' ages you might wonder if getting them video games is something you should do.  Well I'm not a pediatrician who is going to tell you no TV or video games until your child is 25, I'm … [Read more...]

25 Halloween Kids Crafts

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My kids (and I) both get excited for Halloween way too early.  We are looking forward to it in August, and yes--I did buy their costumes then!  I figured that they might as well have them for dress-ups until the big day. But now that Halloween is nearly two weeks away, our excitement is turning anxious--just hurry up and get here already!  I love this compilation of Halloween kids crafts for ideas of how to keep your kids entertained until the … [Read more...]