#FiOSPhilly For My #BacktoSchool Middle Schooler & Family

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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

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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...]

Best Backpacks for Your Middle Schooler #bts #backtoschool

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My baby will be starting middle school in less than two weeks. It's hard to believe he's such a big kid now. He's entering middle school and moving school systems so it's a big change for him. In honor of the change, I've been looking into getting him a new backpack. He's had the same L.L. Bean backpack for the last three years and while it's … [Read more...]

Rainy Day Fun: Bendastix

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I brought back a box of Bendastix from NYC last month. Lately they've gotten too-cool-for-school and don't want to play with toys or crafts anymore but these Bendastix were a huge hit. They spent hours playing with these little creative goodies. Depending on the size you buy, Bendastix comes with a bunch of stix in various sizes and shapes, … [Read more...]

Girls with Superpowers: I Am Elemental Action Figures For Girls #BBNYC #SweetSuite15

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I have many reviews coming for you guys from last week's trip to New York City. I went to a bunch of blogging events but my favorite is Sweet Suite, put on by Blogger Bash. It's one night where all the best toy companies come together to showcase their latest. I loved walking around and seeing what's new and will share some goodies with you moving … [Read more...]

Beating Summertime Boredom with Kiwi Crate

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This isn't our first review with Kiwi Crate but it's been awhile. The last box we got was in 2011! So let me give you the update: KiwiCrate.com is a monthly subscription based service. Each month your box comes with two crafts or projects for your kids to interact with. All the pieces are there and there are fun instructions included. There's … [Read more...]

Summer Day Camp Checklist

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We're back from the beach (hence my posting hiatus!) and my kids are off to full day day-camp starting today. My 11 year old did a Minecraft full day camp earlier in June but he was indoors all day learning about computers, Minecraft and robotics so it wasn't your typical camp experience. Today he and his brother head to full day camp with lots … [Read more...]

New Book Release Review: Anchored by Kayla Aimee #AnchoredHope

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My blogger friend Kayla Aimee has written a beautiful book that was released yesterday called Anchored ($11.93 on Amazon). I've started the book and am a few chapters in and I've already teared up several times. I was not expecting this story to be so beautiful. Kayla was pregnant with her first with what you would hope would be aroutine … [Read more...]

The Game that Came Out of Nowhere: Splatoon for WiiU

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Where the heck did THIS GAME come from? I consider myself pretty versed in the gaming world - having two boys who are gamers and being a gamer myself, I usually know what's coming out or what's hot but this new game for the Nintendo Wii U called Splatoon took me by surprise. Peripherally I started hearing about Splatoon around a month ago. It … [Read more...]

Beautiful Crib Turned Toddler Bed from Stokke Home

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How absolutely beautiful is this new modular crib to bed system from Scaninavian-based company Stokke? Their new Home line features this gorgeous crib - check out the photos of what it turns into as a toddler bed? Kids would LOVE this! It's coming soon so check out their website to see if it will be available in your area. There's also a … [Read more...]