Archive for the ‘REVIEWS’

  • Win The Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey DVD!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kevin! Curious George is a firm favorite in my home. I love that! He probably resembles a little child more than any character in any of the children’s shows. Enough curiosity to learn but enough mischievousness to constantly be in trouble. The maths and science aspects are well entwined in each episode that kids explore without...
    by at March 23rd, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Win Sunglasses For Your Kid!
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED! Congratulations Elizabeth! It was a bit sunny out today in Boston so I know summer is just around the corner. While thinking of sun protection for the body, sunscreen is one that easily comes to mind. Sure we think sunglasses but more in terms of how cute our kids look in them. Now raise your hands if you have gone through loads of sunglasses...
    by at March 17th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • The Nook: It Came, I Downloaded, I Read! (Win A Nook Too)!
    Tweet THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED! Congratulations Anne! But you can win the Nook Color! I read books. Children books count, don’t they? The thing is I was addicted to reading. Hiding books everywhere, thirsty for reading always. I am the type of person who will read labels to calm down – but I guess that is more than you need to know. These days I find snippets...
    by at March 13th, 2010 at 10:03 am
  • Feeding Penny Pig – A Book On Teaching Kids About Money!
    Tweet Recently I put out a post about trying to get the value of money across to my preschooler (read Flowers and Financials) but coming from a poor background the concept of saving is one close to my heart so I place emphasis on it with my girls. I normally skip book reviews as they take too long (in fact the only reading I do is reading to the kids) but when I was...
    by at March 11th, 2010 at 10:03 pm
  • Silence Is Golden!
    Tweet Normally I love to clear out the kitchen when the kids are asleep. Except for the fact that it is great not to be tripping over the kids when they are around, cleaning up at the end of the day is a non-thinking therapeutic kind of job. The only thing I never do, that I wanted to, is kick off the dishwasher. Well at least that used to be the one thing I never did....
    by at March 7th, 2010 at 09:03 pm
  • A Soda’ish Tea, That’s Healthy? Win Some Too!
    Tweet Contest Closed! Congratulations Debbie! I love soda. I don’t keep it in the home and know it is BAD for me but I love it. I love tea. I never used to but it is one of those things living with a tea addict I became a lover of. The only thing is I like my tea hot. I never drink iced tea and have never had the urge. So when last year I was offered to try some...
    by at March 2nd, 2010 at 11:03 am
  • I Need(ed) Some Space!
    Tweet I am not talking about space to have a hot cup of tea or go to the bathroom undisturbed. I know those are futile to dream about. Those days waved goodbye so fast the day I became a mom. Actually the other space that I speak of was also a dream too, hmm actually the lack of space was a nightmare. Really. If you have not yet figured it out, I speak of my shiny new...
    by at February 25th, 2010 at 08:02 pm
  • I Am About To Unload…
    Tweet Seriously I am. This is a big moment. Probably not to you as you do it often but this is a big step for me. I mean I will load, but unloading is a pet peeve. If you don’t already know I have a new shiny thing in my kitchen (courtesy of being a Fridgedaire Test Drive Mom) and you won’t miss it since it is the only shiny thing in my kitchen. I am sure...
    by at February 11th, 2010 at 07:02 pm
  • Johnson’s Baby Products, Still A Trusted Name!
    Tweet Some things are just the easiest to review. I would be hard pressed to come across someone who has not heard about Johnson’s baby products. Fads and hip new brands may come and go but as a mom I know that I can rely on the Johnson’s brand. I know this not only from my own use of them on my girls but of my mom’s use of it on me. True, I grew up...
    by at February 11th, 2010 at 12:02 pm
  • Alternatives To Water?
    Tweet Water is good for you. That is just a truthful statement. Knowing that and still managing to drink it is really not so easy. The past few weeks I was approached about test driving some beverage alternatives. Of course I said yes, anything but water always sounds better. And way better if it is not the soda I reach for. Luckily I don’t keep soda in the house...
    by at February 7th, 2010 at 10:02 pm
  • Flossing Made Easier With Waterpik!
    Tweet Some time during the holidays I was approached to take the Waterpik for a spin. A few years ago I would have laughed myself silly and passed up on the offer. In fact about 6 or 7 years ago I was wary of the electric toothbrush (I had chalked it up to a gadget for lazy people). Somehow I sucked it up and bought one to try. Needless to say I have never gone back....
    by at January 28th, 2010 at 06:01 pm
  • A New Project Every Month?
    Tweet We have been testing out the monthly projects at Home Depot and Lowes. The great thing is they are free the not so great is that they manage to happen at a time when I almost certainly have some other event scheduled. I love planning activities but hate having to shop out for each individual materials. Also when you have kids time is precious and I really don’t...
    by at January 28th, 2010 at 12:01 pm
  • Win Plum Organic’s Toddler Snacks!
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED!!! Congratulations Sarah! While I attended a Blogger’s Brunch in New York I met up with the guys from Plum Organics. When they contacted me to try their Plum Tots line aimed at toddlers I was honestly skeptical. You see while I believe anything organic is worth a look things marked baby foodlike don’t go down easily with my sensory...
    by at January 22nd, 2010 at 05:01 pm
  • Touch The Web, Print The Web With HP’s New Web Printer!
    Tweet While at the Aiming Low party (still praying for Anissa) I got to meet the team from HP and the awesome HP Web Printer (HP Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web – the world’s first web-connected printer to be exact). Still confused? Hear what my 4 year old girl has to say: I caught a glimpse at Type A Mom conference but did not get to test drive it. When...
    by at December 23rd, 2009 at 08:12 am
  • Snazzy Electronic Gifts: Hershey’s Memory Sticks And The I-Dog Plush Puppy Speaker (Win One Too)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Jen! What do you get for the person who has everything? Seriously can’t go cheap right? No use wasting money on something expensive since they may have 10 stacked away in the closet. I guess you could try hand-made but with hand-made it is always a toss up whether it will be a success or not. For me I like to be careful who...
    by at December 10th, 2009 at 07:12 pm
  • Review: Spinbrush By Arm & Hammer | Kid’s Electric Toothbrush
    Tweet Timing in blogging is sometimes a little weird. My kids normally use the Colgate electric toothbrush (more for the Dora picture on it) but recently the battery ran out and on a Halloween trick or treat a house gave out (manual) toothbrushes (the dad was a dentist but seriously how cool is that?). The fact that there were Dora brushes meant both my kids forgot about...
    by at November 29th, 2009 at 12:11 am
  • Disney The Princess and The Frog Tiana Musical Instruments Play Set Review
    Tweet The Princess and the Frog Tiana Wedding Gown Doll SRP: $16.50 Retailers: Disney Store, and DisneyStore.com Available: Now Fairy tales do come true, but you may have to kiss a frog first! Gorgeous in her green wedding gown, the Princess Tiana doll is as sparkling as the blue bayou. An adorable little figure of Tiana as her charming frog self is also included. The...
    by at November 28th, 2009 at 11:11 pm
  • Baby Genius Brings Toys With The Beat!
    Tweet On returning from the Time To Play (top toys 2009) event I came across a few of the Baby Genius toys. My experience to Baby Genius prior to the event was mainly the videos of nursery rhymes.  I have on occasion used it to “babysit” my kids while I got some precious activity attended to. In fact the Sleepytime videos were my favorite and they actually...
    by at November 25th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Busytown Mysteries!
    Tweet When I was approached to review the Richard Scarry’s Busytown Mysteries I was a bit unsure. Unlike most everyone my exposure to the series was very little. Stop looking so surprised, you know I did not grow up here so the television shows you are all used to I am not. But then again it is not like I have never heard of the series. A while back I saw a special...
    by at November 24th, 2009 at 05:11 am
  • Playskool’s More Than Play Campaign!
    Tweet When I learned that Playskool had kicked off an educational initiative and was asked whether I would help promote it, I readily agreed. Anything promoting education has my name on it. I know what you are thinking: But doesn’t Playskool make toys, and so it is just playing? No way. I may not be reading the parenting books so much now but the first 2 years...
    by at November 19th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  • K’NEX Makes A Great Building Connection!
    Tweet A while ago I was approached by Team Mom about reviewing K’NEX, and I thought why not. The closest thing I can think of describing K’NEX to would be LEGOs. You see we are a hardcore Lego family (well as hardcore as a 2 and 4 year old can be) but on my daughter’s 4th birthday she got a set of K’NEX and I could see the possibilities. I am...
    by at November 16th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Miss Brittany’s Organic Preschool Fun Dough
    Tweet The holidays are fast approaching and as much as the food and festivities come to mind, also that huge sigh when you think of all those presents you need to buy. Since I can’t help too much with the cost of the gifts, well maybe a little as I promise some cool contests, I can help you get a little insight into some products I have laid my hands on.  This...
    by at November 1st, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Moxie Girlz Dolls Are Hip, Happening And In Various Hues!
    Tweet While at BlogHer in Chicago I received the Moxie Girlz Doll. Later I found that there were some Moxie Girlz dolls of color. That piqued my interest and I received one of color to review. The fact that there are so few options for dolls of color and having 2 little girls myself this is one topic I will always be on the lookout for. Keeping a doll trendy without...
    by at November 1st, 2009 at 08:11 pm
  • Win Author Eileen Goudge’s “Once in a Blue Moon” And “Woman in Red”!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations May I was recently approached by One2One network to review a book by Eileen Goudge, the New York Times Bestselling author of “Woman in Red“. Books are the toughest to review since they take time, though reading is a big love in my life it is not one I have given much attention to recently. So knowing my schedule was...
    by at October 29th, 2009 at 07:10 pm
  • The Ninja Master Prep Has Found A Place In My Kitchen!
    Tweet I should rather say “counter”, and that is a true honor in itself. The truth is the moment my oldest became a toddler I somehow lost counter space in my home. No matter what I did the counters became cluttered, though I salvaged some space for a laptop, priorities ehh? And you wondered how I always seem online or reply mails in a jiffy. That is precisely...
    by at October 24th, 2009 at 07:10 pm
  • A Visit To The Circus!
    Tweet This past week we went to the opening night at the Ringling Bros And Barnum and Bailey circus courtesy of Mom Central (be sure to use the coupon MOM to get discount tickets) and the Feld Entertainment group. I was highly anxious about taking my kids to the circus. You see, they had never ever been to the circus, in fact we barely hit night events since it is...
    by at October 24th, 2009 at 05:10 pm
  • Harry Connick Jr’s “Your Songs” Is One Sweet Selection!
    Tweet Had it not been my relationship with One2One Network I would be singing Dora tunes all day, and that would not be a good thing for anyone especially anyone subjected to my already bad singing (warning – knowing that I sing bad in no way makes me stop). I try not to listen to music in categories and listen to anything that stirs me. I am will to listen to...
    by at October 3rd, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • My Healthy Choice Party
    Tweet So a while back I reviewed and held a (very successful) contest for Healthy Choice. When I was approached to host a Healthy Choice House Party there was no way I was going to say no. It was meant to coincide with the Emmy Awards but I decided to hold mine earlier since the kids have early bedtimes, and it was just as well as the girls were under the weather. ...
    by at September 25th, 2009 at 10:09 pm
  • Is It Halloween Yet?
    Tweet Recently I saw an opportunity to review some costumes and I was taken aback, it was August. I normally have no concept of what day it is but was I really that out of touch? Flashbacks to last year and I recall how the good costumes get taken. Anyway I managed to get a wonderful witch costume (part of their Simply Spooky line) from the Princess Time Toys online...
    by at August 26th, 2009 at 10:08 pm
  • Wickedly Great Way To Make Cookies!
    Tweet As a mom the days of browsing in a place with kids have long been a thing of the past.  With a 2 and 4 year old in tow it becomes more of an effort than the amusement I may derive at some outings. Some things like strawberry picking is one of my favorite activities for the simple reason that as long as the kids have something to do they are out of trouble. Some...
    by at August 24th, 2009 at 08:08 pm
  • Ages Of Rocks CD Features Impressive Tracks!
    Tweet I always love projects from the One2One Network, they keep you feeling a little more hip by showing me the latest music which aI might have otherwise missed. This time it was to review the Rock Of Ages CD.  Even though I am n0t in touch with what is hot (or not) this listing had several songs from an age when I did listen. Come on, who has not loved “we...
    by at August 15th, 2009 at 09:08 pm
  • Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob Partyware Adds A Punch To Parties!
    Tweet When the folks at MomSelect asked me whether I would review the new Nickelodeon’s partyware for SpongeBob I must admit to having some mixed feelings. My older daughter somehow the previous Halloween was scared out of her wits by some characters at a party, namely Scooby Doo and SpongeBob and that fear had remained for a long time. I think it must be due...
    by at August 14th, 2009 at 08:08 pm
  • Win Super Why DVD Featuring Alpha Pig, Princess Presto, Wonder Red & Whyatt Beanstalk!
    Tweet Congratulations Winner: Rachel Burke! ***  CONTEST CLOSED *** I am sure you have read how much Super Why is loved in our home ( read my post on Meet Angelo Santomero, creator of Super Why to find out more). If Super Why is a favorite in your home or you have not tried it yet, now is your chance to own the Super Why! The Three Little Pigs & Jack and the Beanstalk Want...
    by at August 10th, 2009 at 06:08 am
  • That’s Ingenious: The iRobot (Makers of Roomba & Scooba) Tour!
    Tweet I was away on the long July 4th weekend (yes the same weekend I got my 1st speeding ticket for $200) I was thrilled to get an twitter message that the company has been trying to get hold of me for an iRobot blogging event. Truth be told, I listened to nothing of the finer details as I trusted that anything this company did would be in keeping with its tradition...
    by at July 30th, 2009 at 08:07 am