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Curiosityville – Fun and Personalized Online Learning

Kids spend a lot of time looking at screens these days, so when I was offered a membership at Curiosityville.com in exchange for a review of the site, I hesitated.  But after learning a little about Curiosityville, I decided to go ahead and check it out. Curiosityville is an online learning program that is aimed at […]

Real Kids Shades

If you are like most parents, you do not allow your kiddos to play in the sun for an extended period of time without sunblock. As a desert dweller and skin cancer survivor myself, I always have sunblock handy and apply it to my kiddos often.  However, that desire to protect my children’s skin from the Sun’s […]

Two Awesome Mattel Toys Your Children Will Love

Mattel is a name that all parents know. For me, the name reminds me of Barbie, whom I loved dearly as a little girl. But Mattel also makes Hot Wheels, Uno, Polly Pocket and many other well-loved toys. If you are like most people, you still have some shopping to do before Christmas next week.  I would love to share two awesome Mattel toys your children will love. They are under my tree right now and I […]

WiFi Tablet for Kids: VTech InnoTab 2S

I like to consider my family a low media family so when I got the chance to review the new VTech InnoTab 2S, I was a little hesitant. We do not own a gaming system or a tablet of any kind. However, when I looked at the feature list on this learning tablet I was intrigued. VTech describes the  InnoTab 2S as a WiFi learning app tablet, appropriate for children age three […]

Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs

Be careful! Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs have been seen travelling about. The exhibit was recently in Pennsylvania, can currently be seen at the Arizona Science Center, and may be coming to a town near you.   I took my own kiddos and my two youngest siblings to this exhibit and they all loved it (and so did I). On […]

Reading Horizon’s Intensive Phonics Instructor Materials (Review and Giveaway)

One of my favorite subjects in elementary school was phonics. I can still remember the texture of the pages in my phonics books and how much I loved tearing them out and turning them in. Phonics just made sense to me and I loved it because it helped my reading skills advance. I was an […]

Oscar’s Oasis: Wonderful Gem We Found on Netflix

Every once in a while we stumble upon something on Netflix that we just love. The latest find is a little show called Oscar’s Oasis. This show is hilarious and the kids are often seen rolling around on the floor laughing while watching Oscar try to survive life in the desert. The show has no dialogue and is reminiscent of the […]

Barbie Fashion Show at My House

Having a daughter really changed my life. Even though I was obviously a little girl myself once, I am perpetually surprised at how much my daughter already cares about fashion and  style. What she wears really matters to her and she enjoys dressing up.  In our family we are big on modesty and emphasizing inner beauty, but this mom has to […]

Tons of Fun: Peter Piper’s New PlayPets Birthday Party Package

Peter Piper Pizza is NO LONGER offering this package. Please go here for updated package info. Other than Christmas and the last day of school, most kids don’t look forward to anything more than their birthdays. I enjoy seeing my children’s eager anticipation as they count down the days to party time. I love birthday parties, especially when I don’t have […]

Fun with Colortime Crafts and Markers

I recently shared with you that I still like to color. That is very true, but my kiddos love to color and I have endless boxes of markers, colored pencils, and crayons to prove it. We recently tried out a craft from Colortime Crafts and Markers and my little coloring fiends were very satisfied. I was satisfied too because the […]

My Fairy Tale Books Personalized Book Review

If your children are like mine, they love stories. Sometimes I tell stories with them as the lead character and they really love that. It can sure be fun for a kid to be part of the story. One of our most cherished times in the day is when we get together to read our bedtime stories. My Fairy Tale Books has a […]

I See Me Personalized Book Review

I recently received an I See Me! personalized book to review. I have purchased personalized books in the past and have been disappointed with how they turned out. When I agreed to review the God Loves Me book from I See Me!, I was not expecting much. However, when I received the book in the […]