Sew Cool Sewing Machine – One of Walmart’s Top 20 Toys

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I received a free toy plus compensation for this review, however, all opinions are completely my own. I didn't get my first sewing machine until I was 22 and graduating from college. Even then I didn't know how to use it. Luckily I had some friends that were willing to go slow and help me and plenty of blogs with tutorials got me through my beginning stages. I think my daughter is pretty lucky to be getting Spin Master's Sew Cool Sewing Machine ($29.99) at the age of 9. This threadless … [Read more...]

Time to Stay Warm

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I received free products for review purposes. All opinions are my own. It is so cold! I know there are colder places than Missouri, but this week has mostly featured single digits and with the wind chill a few negative numbers slipped in there. Besides the cold, I am the Mom of 3 which means there are constant crumbs on the floor. It's one of the law of physics, you know. Even after I sweep, crumbs magically appear. These 2 reasons are why I ALWAYS wear house shoes. Isotoner sent me a … [Read more...]

Getting Chatty with Gabby

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I received a free product for review purposes. All opinions are my own. One of my favorite parts of doing a Holiday Gift Guide is that I get introduced to new toys that my kids love! Spinmaster Toys sent me Chatsters Gabby doll. This interactive doll is really cool. First of all the packaging is amazing. Immediately you want to play with her because of the cool packaging. This premium Chatsters kit included a giant cardboard dollhouse with the Gabby doll and accessories - pink hair … [Read more...]

LeapTV Gets Kids Active

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I'm participating in a "Leap into Gaming" party from Mom Select. I received a free Leap TV for the party and to review. All opinions are my own. What if I told you your kids could play video games, learn and be active all at the same time? Would you believe me? Well, guess what? They can! With LeapFrog's LeapTV video gaming system your kids can learn, reinforce things they already know and be active. I was chosen to participate in a "Leap Into Gaming" party from Mom Select in which they … [Read more...]

Do you want to build a robot?

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I received a free product for review purposes. All opinions are my own. My husband is an Electrical Engineer and loves to build things. Last year when we were first introduced to Hexbug through a fun game and a bug with a track, he was amazed. He spent a lot of time studying the creature to figure out how it worked and what parts were inside. This year he is going to be floored when I show him what Hexbug has in store for him now! Hexbug has a new line of toys out call Vex Robotics. … [Read more...]

Is the VTech Innotab MAX Right for Your Kids? + Giveaway

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I received a complimentary product from VTech in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own. The amount of choices for kids electronics is ever-growing and can be quite overwhelming. It seems every year a new children's tablet comes out. How do you choose which one is right for you? Well, let me help by telling you about the features of the VTech Innotab MAX and why I love it! VTech sent me the Innotab MAX to include in my Holiday Gift Guide. I was super excited to try it out and … [Read more...]

GoodNites* TRU-FIT* Real Underwear Specifically for Night Time

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  My son was a late bloomer when it came to potty training and being willing to use the toilet. As parents it was very frustrating but we had learned from our first child that things work out better in the long run if we wait until the child is ready. So we waited... and waited. Finally, he gave us some clues that he was willing and interested so we jumped on the potty training bandwagon. He learned really fast since he was older than most children who typically potty train. In the … [Read more...]

CHARM IT! Cute Bracelets + Giveaway

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I received a free bracelet for review purposes. All opinions are my own. My daughter is a girly girl meaning she loves to be accessorized. Everyday you will find her wearing pink or purple, with a big tower in her hair, and trying to decide what necklace or bracelet to wear. CHARM IT! sells darling charms and bracelets so your kids can pick and choose charms that they love! Available at GapKids, bracelets range in price from $5-$14 and charms are $5 each. All charms are sold separately … [Read more...]

Splish Splash Have Fun in the Bath

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I received a product for review purposes. All opinions are my own. My kids love bath time so I don't really need to bribe them with anything to get in the bath. Of course, new bath toys are always fun and help the situation. I received this Bathtub Ball Track from HABA Toys and my kids are so excited to play with it! Today I was setting it up so it would be ready to go for bath time. I tried to be sneaky and distract my toddler while I was setting it up so he would have a surprise … [Read more...]

VTech – Helping Children Reach Milestones + Giveaway

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The VTech product, information, and giveaway have been provided by VTech. I love for my kids to have a variety of toys. Different kinds of toys teach children different skills so I think variety is important. I especially love educational toys that are so fun that kids don't realize they are learning. VTech is really good at making super fun toys with a high educational value. They are even focused on providing toys that help children reach their developmental milestones. VTech works … [Read more...]

Educational Insights – Toys Powered by Kids

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I received toy samples for review purposes. All opinions are my own. I am a big fan of Educational Insights and have been for a while. Their amazing toys don't require batteries. They are kid powered! In the past I have received a T-Rex Wrecker which was and is a big hit with my kids. This year for my Holiday Gift Guide I have received the Dino Construction Company Triceratops Bulldozer and a Design & Drill Socket To Me. Triceratops Bulldozer Check out the fun features of this … [Read more...]

How Radio Flyer Saved Family Walks

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I received a free product for review. All opinions are my own. My family loves to go for walks. There are a lot of great walking trails and beautiful lakes around here to walk around. Walking as a family is a fun way for us all to get exercise, spend quality time together and bond. It's a fun way to be outdoors enjoying each other's company. However, my toddler is at the age where he doesn't like to ride in his stroller anymore. I do agree that he needs exercise and should get to walk but … [Read more...]

Stocking Stuffer Idea- Fash’ems & Mash’ems

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I received free product samples for review purposes. All opinions are my own. I have really enjoyed finding some fun stocking stuffers to share with you. Today I have Mash'ems and Fash'ems for you. These cute toys are perfect for your little girls and boys stockings. Fash'ems Fash'ems are little squishy My Little Pony toys that have squishy accessories that go with them. They are available in tons of different My Little Pony characters. Mash'ems Mash'ems are superhero squishy toys … [Read more...]

Littlest Pet Shop Party – My Way

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I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Littlest Pet Shop. I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating. All opinions are my own. My daughter loves Littlest Pet Shop. She watches the show and loves the toys. We had a ton of the "old" style Littlest Pet Shop toys but cleared things out when I found out about a Littlest Pet Shop party I would get to host thanks to Influence-Central. I was sent an awesome … [Read more...]

New Features of Skylanders Trap Team

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I received a product to review in my Holiday Gift Guide. All opinions are my own. Last year my family was introduced to Skylanders Swap Force during my Holiday Gift Guide. I was so excited for my family to play a new game and get to know new characters. Of course, everyone loved the game so much and we collected a few more characters throughout the year. This year I'm so excited about Skylanders Trap Team and the new game play this game offers! Activision sent me the Skylanders Trap Team … [Read more...]