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DIY LEGO® Valentines

We Love LEGO®! It’s no surprise to anyone that knows us. We’ve been to LEGOLAND in California, many many LEGO® stores and spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours constructing. We are even making brick and minifigure crayons for Valentine’s this year.   My boys also love watching The Official LEGO® Channel on youtube and creating their […]

LeapFrog’s Leap and the Lost Dinosaur Tag Book {Review}

LeapFrog Leap and the Lost Dinosaur

Once again LeapFrog comes to my rescue. Carter is obsessed with dinosaurs and had been asking about getting some new books on the subject. We received LeapFrog’s Leap and the Lost Dinosaur book in the mail the very next day. It’s like they are reading my mind! Leap and the Lost Dinosaur is a book that […]

Tech Week: Rayman Origins for the Nintendo 3DS

Rayman Origins Ubisoft

Thank you to Ubisoft for sponsoring this post. Please click here to learn more about Ubisoft. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. #UbiChamps Earlier in the week Carter reviewed Rabbids Rumble. Rayman is one of the characters in the Raving Rabbids line and now has his own game […]

Larsen Toy Lab’s ‘Building Bridges’, A New Twist on Classic Wooden Blocks

Larsen Toy Lab Building Bridges Wooden Blocks

We get a ton of toys to review, play with, upload and download. Toys with buttons, gadgets, wifi and 3G. Toys that play music and flash lights and spin around on the floor. My boys are, what I would consider, professional toy testers. Given all the toys they have seen, I was impressed beyond belief […]

Little Partners Learning Tower & Playhouse Kit #Giveaway! via @learningtower

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Have you seen the Learning Towers by Little Partners? I was recently introduced to them and cannot wait to see how we can integrate the tower into Brady’s various therapies! Originally created to be a safe tool for younger kids to help and play in the kitchen, I can see endless possibilities for this in […]

The 2012 ColoradoMoms Holiday Toy Guide

2012 Holiday Toy Guide by ColoradoMoms.com

Hot off the presses! We have scoured toy stores, researched websites, stalked the UPS man, stayed up past bedtime, all to bring you this years list of the MUST HAVE toys of the season. From infant to teenagers, boys and girls alike will love our list and beg for these toys.   Click here to […]

Chrysler Town & Country, My Wine Cellar on Wheels

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Yup, you read that right. Y’all thought I was joking when I said I’d turn the stow-n-go into wine cellar didn’t you? Check it out! We only had 2 bottles of wine and a few Guinness in there but I could have filled that baby up! With this small amount of adult beverages, they would […]

The Amazing Spider-Man – Appropriate for Kids Under 13?

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Well today is the big day! The day many Marvel fans and fanatics have been waiting for. The Amazing Spider-Man opened nationwide. I got a chance to see it last night in IMAX 3D and was thoroughly entertained. Amazing special effects I’d put akin to The Avengers movie that was released earlier in the year. That said, […]

TinyLove 3 in 1 Rocker Napper Review (and cute baby pics!)

3 in 1 Rocker

Kate (Knitschmidt.com) and I are best friends. Have been for 6 years now. Our kids are all similar ages with our third children being only 5 weeks apart in age. Her newest addition to the family is Jack. A curious cutie whom I get to dote on.

I get to review a long list of items to share with you all but one thing I lack is an infant/newborn. Lucky for me, Kate lets me throw products her way to review from time to time. This time I brought over the latest baby item from TinyLove, the 3-in-1 Rocker Napper.

Click through to see what the busy mom of four had to say about this product!

Scholastic BOB Books Help Kids Learn to Read

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Whenever my boys bring home those Scholastic Book order sheets, I go a little nuts. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve ordered books from these sheets after the boys have circled all the ones they want. Actually, I can. As many times as they have brought them home. Let’s see… Thomas is in 7th grade, so about 8 or 9 years of ordering. Like I said, obsessed.

My middle boy is 7 and just got moved up to chapter books like Magic Treehouse in 1st grade. The BOB Books were a big help in his early love for reading. They have 4 levels, First Reader, Beginning Reader, Developing Reader and Growing Reader.

Click through to read the full review and for links to other great articles.

Words Get in the Way {A Book Review}

WORDS GET IN THE WAY

I was lucky to get an advance copy of Nan Rossiter’s latest novel, Words Get in the Way. A fiction novel about a mother’s struggle with a child with Autism.

As a mother of an autistic child myself, I was glad to see that the author not only depicted a child with autism in a realistic way, but also the struggles of the mother. So many times books glaze over the mothers feelings or, even worse, trivialize them as the over-bearing and frazzled care takers. Nan Rossiter perfectly captures the emotions from struggles to joy in this book.

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Maxi Kick Kickboard Scooter #Giveaway

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Kickboard Scooters are going to make a big splash this spring. They are already making a HUGE splash with my boys. We received a Mini, Maxi and a regular ol’ 2 wheel scooter from Kickboard USA. I was especially excited as it was supposed to start warming up here in Colorado and we had a couple days of 60 degree weather on the horizon. Nothing like letting the boys run off their energy outside instead of with a face in some sort of video game.

Click through to read our review and enter the giveaway where you could WIN TWO scooters for a total prize value of over $200!

BlankZ ~ Toys You Can Color! #Giveaway

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If you have ever been to my house, you know there is marker, sharpie, crayon, ink pen and even glitter on my walls. I have no idea why little ones think it’s necessary to draw a mural on a nice clean wall, but for some reason all three of my boys have. I stopped painting over them long ago. I just couldn’t keep up! Thank goodness the makers of BlankZ contacted me to see if I’d be interested in reviewing their toys. Yes!!! Finally something my kids can color on besides my walls. ;)

Click through for the Giveaway and win your very own BlankZ!