Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 on DVD and Blu-Ray


If you're not familiar with Flint, Steve, Berry and the Tacodile...Supreme!, you haven't yet seen Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 ! Fortunately, it's coming out on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD on January 28th. This movie picks up a few years after the end of the first Cloudy movie. (If you haven't seen the first one yet, I'd definitely … [Read more...]

Mission Impossible: Gear for your Spy-in-Training

Top-secret missions. Cool gadgets. Hidden identities. The appeal of the spy is hard for kids to resist. This holiday season you can get your spy-in-training the key gear with these cool gadgets from Spy Gear. Spike Mic Launcher Whether it’s what your older brother is saying on the phone or what mom and dad are talking about in the living … [Read more...]

Holiday-Ready Hair with I.C.O.N.

Looking to get your hair holiday-ready? Early this month I had to chance to attend a press event at I.C.O.N. Lab Salon in Woodland Hills, CA where the brand develops, tests and perfects new hair products, colors and treatments to keep your tresses gorgeous and glossy. While we munched and mingled, we were able to learn about some of the current and … [Read more...]

LifeProof nüüd – Keeping Your iPad Safe From Life


We picked up an iPad this last Christmas for our family and my first concern was keeping it safe while in the kids' hands. I looked at a number of cases geared for kids, and while many of them looked like they would indeed keep the iPad safe, they didn't always look like a case I'd want to be seen with. Neon colors. Huge foam padding. They loudly … [Read more...]

Gifts For Your Outdoor Explorer


With three boys in the house, my family spends lots of time in the great outdoors. From hiking and camping to surfing and snowboarding, I love how being outdoors keeps my boys active, exploring, learning and pushing themselves. These activities, however, are always easier when we have the right gear. Here are some of my favorite holiday picks for … [Read more...]

Holiday Cards from Pinhole Press

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My kids are always excited about getting the mail, but during the month of December, they are extra excited. Why? Holiday cards. From far and wide, friends and family fill our mailbox with updates and photos of their kids, their animals and their adventures. This year we made our holiday cards through Pinhole Press. I love their simple designs, … [Read more...]

KickboardUSA Scooters for All – Mini, Micro & Maxi


I first discovered Kickboard's 3-wheeled scooters a few years ago and have been a huge fan ever since. From camping trips to neighborhood walks, park playdates to burning off some pre-dinner energy, Kickboard scooters are sturdy, durable, and tons of fun. Mini 3-in-1: The newest addition to the Kickboard collection, the Mini 3-in-1 is suited for … [Read more...]

A Very Playmobil Holiday


A few years ago my extended family's collection of Playmobil finally got passed down to my kids. Played with by countless of my cousins, including my brother and I, the collection of figures, vehicles, horses, hats and accessories brought back great memories as I watched my kids now play with the same pieces. Fortunately Playmobil has kept busy … [Read more...]

Holiday Gifts from LeapFrog


We're big fans of LeapFrog around here, and they have lots of fun, new products for the holidays. First up is the newly updated LeapPad 2. This award-winning, kid-friendly tablet was first released in 2011, but has been improved and updated for 2012 with lots of new features and content. - a hi-resolution front and rear camera and video recorder … [Read more...]