Brackitz Gets Your Kids Playing the STEM Way


As a former teacher, it’s important for me to provide my children with toys that are open-ended, meaning that the play is unscripted and encourages creative and scientific thinking.  Children learn from open-ended play with educational toys, so I was very excited to test out brackitz with my girls. bractitz have won some heavy-duty awards, […]

Nerf HD Action Camcorder Review & Giveaway


* I received a free product in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own. I’ve been a fan of Nerf since I was a kid, and Nerf toys have definitely gotten better over the years!  Nerf has joined the Action Cam craze with their Nerf and Rebelle HD Action Camcorder, and I was […]

Make Time – Enjoy the Holidays with Blickenstaff’s

Yes, we have received compensation from Blickenstaff’s or Mom It Forward Network for this post.  However, fun family time and holiday celebrations are Family time…..something most of us believe is important but harder to implement with all the craziness of our day to day lives! Blickenstaff’s Toy Store believes in family. It’s easy to get […]

GoldieBlox – An Educational Toy That’s Just So Much Fun

GoldieBlox for Girls

Yes, I received sample items to review from the company, all opinions are my own. In case you haven’t noticed, the way girls and boys play and develop is not the same way! Um, duh! But seriously, take a minute to think on that point….. If that’s the case, then what would make us think, […]

Q’s Race to the Top Teaches Emotional Intelligence


This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and EQtainment, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  #Qsracetothetop   As a parent, I want my children to grow up to smart, well-rounded, socially responsible young adults.  And there are plenty of tools out there to help […]

Embrace Your Emotions With WorryWoo Monsters


I received this product for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own. Some kids have a security blanket that they hold onto when they are scared. Other kids like to have a stuffed animal or maybe even a book that calms them down. Worry woo monsters  combine the comfort of a plush […]

Explore with Chuggington’s Explorer Koko

Do your kiddos cheer every time Chuggington comes on the Disney Channel? Mine do! If your family isn’t a Chuggington fan yet, it is geared towards younger kids ages 2-5 and follows the adventures of Wilson, Brewster, and Koko as they learn positive lessons and have adventures. The best part about Chuggington is that there […]

The Caillou Talking Doll, Bring Him Home Today

Caillou doll

Caillou is one of the most popular television series for preschoolers.  It has won multiple awards, including two Parent’s Choice Awards.  Caillou was brought to life in a book series by author Christine L’Heureux, and is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015.  Caillou is a favorite character in our house – he is a four […]

Topps Baseball Cards Bring Back Memories

Trading Baseball Cards

I could hardly wait for the box of Topps Baseball Cards to arrive!  As kids we collected them and now my son and his friends are passionate about baseball card collecting.  As you can see from the pictures, we had a bunch to check out. The Topps 2014 Series 1 Baseball Card Edition is a […]

Nerf Rebelle – Outdoor Fun for All Ages!

new nerf guns

I took the Nerf Rebelle out to be tested by two “expert” Nerf gun warriors! My 12 year old and his best friend were raring to give it a go and share their thoughts on a classic Nerf gun. After much discussion and review by the kids, I was given the following info on what […]