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 [...]
I was nervous. I love Disney movies, love John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, and of course my Gleek Jane Lynch. But… I was worried I wouldn’t like this movie. I don’t know why. Maybe it was so hyped up that it wouldn’t live up to that hype? Maybe I was worried that I couldn’t [...]
I can’t tell you how hard it is to get my kids to take vitamins. Okay, so the youngest, it’s not that hard, but the older boys put up a fuss every time. Carter has taken a liking to pixi stix and fun dip, so I tried Alternavites to see if I could sway him. [...]
ParaNorman is the latest movie from Focus Features, the ones behind the cult hit Coraline. It hit theaters last week and is sure to be a hit! Can you speak with the dead? Do you have more ghostly friends than the warm blooded kind? You have a LOT in common with Norman Babcock. Norman has [...]
I was so lucky to be able to test drive the Chrysler Town & Country minivan for an entire week. We made that minivan work LIKE A BOSS! Taking in on shopping trips, family outings and even to the Mountains. Here I will share with you all the nitty gritty details, what I like, what I [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
Last week I had my boys invite a few friends over to play with the new Hot Wheels Double Dare Snare. It’s no surprise to any of you by now, that I love what I do. How many of us can say that part of our job is to turn off the computer and go play [...]
With so many toys that have gadgets galore, sing, talk, dance, play videos, it’s nice to have the boys play with a toy that needs a bit more imagination. Hape Toys sent us the Quadrilla Twist and Rail set. Instantly all three boys wanted to set it up. There is an instruction booklet and my [...]
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.
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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.
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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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