I’m always looking for new products for Brady and ideas to give family members for holidays and birthdays. So many products that are geared towards typical kids are great for autistic kids as well. I’ve written multiple gift guides showcasing various products, toys and even apps over the years. This year, the National Autism Resource […]
My boys love Halloween. What’s not to love about dressing up and scaring people, or showing your love for your favorite TV or Movie character? They even love making people laugh, like with our 7 Punny Halloween Costumes. They go up to people, open a bag (or pillowcase if you are old school) and random […]
My boys love to build things. LEGOs, K’Nex, plain old wooden blocks. It seems they are building elaborate and creative contraptions every time I turn around. When Bloco contacted me to review their products, I knew it would be a hit! Carter, my 9 year-old, is obsessed with anything to do with dragons and dinosaurs. […]
Easter is almost here. April 20th for those who might have forgotten about it like I did recently. I’m always on the lookout for something new and different to give the kids. Something besides just bags of candy, although they appreciate that too! Here are 6 toys I’ve recently reviewed that I think would be […]
When eBay asked if I’d help promote their collections for a cause, I jumped at the chance. When Brady was diagnosed with Autism, speech apraxia, dyspraxia, hypotonia and more, I struggled with the cost of therapy tools. $200 for a special swing. $80 for certain speech tools, $500 for a trampoline. I thought there had […]
Last week I attended the TimetoPlayMag.com Holiday Showcase in New York City. As always the event was the highlight of my travel all year! What could be better, good friends, great companies and TOYS! With three boys in the house, I made a bee line for LeapFrog, LEGO and Jazwares. I’ll explain why in a […]
Toys, toys, everywhere. That’s the theme of our finished basement. We have a nice media area (with toys on the floor) and then a pool table (with toys underneath) even a shuffleboard table! But you guessed it, there are toys surrounding that as well. We have this little nook, alcove, what-have-you, by the stairs and […]
Explore. Rescue. Protect. That’s the mission of the Octonauts! Now your kids can recreate the fun they see in the show with their own Octonauts toys! Our neighbors love Octonauts as much, if not more, than we do so we instantly decided to share the fun toys with our friends. Brady and I received the […]
I recently stumbled upon SunnyBump.com. After exploring around I learned you could make collections of your favorite baby/kid gear and share those collections with friends! You just search through the amazing products they list and “bump it”. It then saves it in a collection, kinda like pinterest but for kid stuff and shopping! Genius. Here is […]
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 […]
Archery is hot right now. With Katniss in The Hunger Games, Hawkeye in The Avengers and now Mirabel in Disney/Pixar’s Brave… Kids are clamoring to be just like the characters they see on the big screen. Zing was way ahead of the game.
Last year my boys begged for the Zing Crossbow. This summer, they have an entire line of bows available. We received the ZX Crossbow and the Zip Bak Bow. My boys were really excited to rip open that package.
Thomas, ready to attack his brother.
One thing we learned the hard way? Don’t point the bow at the roof and expect the darts to come back to you. Thankfully it’s always windy where we live and within a day those darts finally fell onto the deck. Crisis averted.
Carter, hiding from the impending attack.
What I really liked about the toys was how sturdy they are. They get used and abused daily in our house and the look and perform like new. I also love the price points. At $5 – $20, these are priced right for a family looking for some summer fun.
I have to admit, the boys aren’t the only ones who love these bows. I constantly sneak up on the husband and try to scare him by zipping one past his head (don’t try this at home kids!). He usually retaliates or mutters a few choice words under his breath. What’s the point of reviewing toys if I just let the kids have all the fun!
Click through to learn more about this fun line of toys!
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!