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Crafternoon Activity: Fun With Sweetlings

Disclosure: This fun crafting activity is part of a sponsored campaign. Does it feel like your kid is bouncing off the walls on non-school days or even after school? I totally know what that’s like. When my kids have a school break, those days can be super fun or very difficult because


Too Many Toys, What Baby Really Wants and More – It’s a BabyZone Round Up!

It’s almost Christmas and I’ve already bought too many presents. I know this, but I’m still looking forward to seeing my kids’ reactions to their gifts. It’ll probably take a few days before I start complaining about toys being everywhere. Though, to be fair, the kids don’t have toys in their rooms


Get Ready for the Chicago Toy & Game Fair! (+Ticket Giveaway)

I’ll be attending with a media pass and have been provided family tickets to giveaway. Am I really talking about November already? Seems crazy, but it’s true. And that means the 11th annual Chicago Toy & Game Fair is almost here! We enjoyed checking out hot new toys last year and are


The Kids Play With New Peppa Pig Toys!

We received new Peppa Pig toys and a book to review courtesy of Fisher Price and Candlewick Press. You know the kids loved helping me review these! I don’t know what exactly it is about that little British pig, Peppa, but she’s adorable and kids love her. Rissa still plays with the Peppa


Creating MEGA Fun Together

This story features Mega Bloks who provided a toy for review. It’s kind of amazing watching how Rissa and Xander grow and develop together, especially when it comes to play. Sometimes there is a little bit of toddler selfishness and sibling jealousy when Rissa takes toys away from Xander. You know, the


Previewing Toys at The Big Toy Book’s Sweet Suite Event

What’s the one thing I think my kids have too much of yet we love to have? If you guessed cookies… well, you’re right except this time I meant toys. Toys, toys, toys. (Video) I hate the space they take up but love the play and joy they bring. And, yes, I


How to Entertain a 3 Month Old Baby [VIDEO]

Newborns in the early days are relatively easy: eat, sleep, poop, repeat. Around 6-8 weeks old, babies start to be awake longer and get fussy if you aren’t entertaining them since they can’t really do anything yet. The fun starts to ramp up as your little one leaves the newborn stage around


Find the Perfect Toy to Gift From PlaySkool #thisskoolrocks

I tend to think I’m a pretty good judge of what my daughter likes and doesn’t like, but occasionally she surprises me. Lately she has become more interested in pretend play and toys that fit well into this. While I may have a general idea of what to shop for, I know


Cyber Monday Deals on Toys and More!

I tried to round up some more great deals that you might be interested in today. Let’s go shopping! 🙂 Melissa & Doug – Free personalization (11/26 only!) and 40% off on select items. Also check out their “Win Your Wish List” giveaway this morning on Facebook. Ty’s Toy Box – 25% off


Melissa & Doug Terrific Twenty List and Giveaway

I love Melissa & Doug toys for my daughter and get excited when I spot them in big box stores like Shopko. Though, I usually order them online, it’s nice to see them becoming more mainstream. They know it’s time for most of us to start thinking about holiday shopping, which can

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