Creative Fun for All Ages Toy: Sands Alive!

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Because it's really hard to buy TOYS for my boys these days, I wanted to showcase a few that they still play with as we near the holidays in the hopes of sharing with others who have difficult-to-buy for kids. I should note, I have a 9 year old and one who is about to turn 12 so we're definitely in tween I-want-technology-only land but the kid in … [Read more...]

School Zone’s Little Scholar: The Best Tablet for Kids Ages 3-7

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We've long been fans of School Zone - I used to buy their Hidden Picture and Educational books for Nate back when he was 4. (!). Of course my kids and School Zone have come a long way in the last 8 years. Introducing the latest amazing product from School Zone for preschoolers: School Zone's Little Scholar. It's a tablet designed specifically … [Read more...]

Minecraft Story Mode: $29.99 on Amazon

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It's taking MEGA will power on my part to keep me from giving this to my boys' early this season. My guys are still allll about Minecraft so I know they will go nuts over this latest game release: Minecraft Story Mode. How is this different from regular Minecraft? It's a single-player story mode. You are off on specific adventures in 5 parts. … [Read more...]

Fall Looks with UNIQLO For the Whole Family #whereUNIQLO


Before I hosted an event at my local UNIQLO a couple of weeks ago, I had not heard of the retailer. Since then, I've become a fan. UNIQLO's clothes are trendy, stylish and affordable. I wanted to call out a couple of products & looks with them in this week's Fashion Friday. To start, when I was at my UNIQLO, I picked up a Heattech … [Read more...]

DIY: Pumpkin Body Spice Scrub

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While I'm not much of a DIYer, I've recently learned how easy it is to make your own homemade scrub. We actually use a ton of store brought scrubs in our house. I actually keep some out but some in the shower - my boys get tough dry skin patches and nothing helps clean and soften a tough patch of skin (like their elbows) than a good scrub. It's … [Read more...]

Puppy In My Pocket: The Little Girl Toy I May Be Buying My Husband For Christmas #MomMixer

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Okay, do you guys want to see something funny? Check this out. So a little over a week ago, I hosted Mom Mixer in Philly. My husband is always my photographer the day of the event; I'm typically running around like a lunatic and too crazy to remember to get any decent photos. So hubby, who doesn't do photos or anything social media-related for … [Read more...]

Hot Toy Release: The Latest From Skylanders – Skylanders SuperChargers

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It's that time of year again - Skylanders time! They have released their latest game, Skylanders SuperChargers. The new schtick with this year's game is the add-on of cars and vehicles. The starter pack comes with one vehicle (you can buy more at your local store for an additional price, of course) and the cars can go on land, water and in the air. … [Read more...]

Toy Review: Last Bit of Summer Fun with Bunch O Balloons


We had way too much fun playing with Zuru's Bunch O' Balloons when we were visiting my parents in North Carolina earlier in August. Looking to have some last minute summer fun while it's still warm out? This is the toy for your kiddos. What can I say? Water balloons are fun for all ages but filling them up and tying them can be a PITA. … [Read more...]

#FiOSPhilly For My #BacktoSchool Middle Schooler & Family


For the last week, we've been on vacation visiting my parents down in North Carolina. Let me set this story up for you: that's my very tech-savvy family of 4, staying in my parents house with a crazy amount of devices that require fast Wifi. Let me take a count now on how many devices we connect with daily. Hubby: his work laptop. iPad. … [Read more...]

Neutrogena: The Only Sunblock We Use {And A Review of Neutrogena Wet Skin} #ChooseSkinHealth


While yes, this is a sponsored post, I'm going to tell you guys the Gods honest truth: Neutrogena is the only sunscreen I use on myself and on my children and that's the way it has been for years. We've tried a lot of sunscreens over the years but the one we've had the most success with is Neutrogena. For starters, Cole (8) used to have really … [Read more...]