Introducing Quincy to American Girl

Quincy and her Bitty Baby

6 months ago, Quincy had never heard of American Girl. That has a lot to do with me, because up until a year ago, while I knew about American Girl, I wasn't familiar at all with the brand. That's likely because when American Girl debuted in 1986, I was moving away from dolls and onto boy bands and big hair. I wish I was kidding. Thanks to some wonderful friends, I starting exploring American … [Read more...]

Hot Holiday Toys: K’Nex Building Sets!

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I was graciously given several K'Nex Building Sets to review. Let me tell you, these things are cool! They're geared towards older kids and young adults, but there are lots of great themes from Super Mario Bros to the Beatles. This past weekend, I took one of the set's to my friends son for the holidays. He's really been into building lately, so I know he'd love having a K'Nex set. He had a … [Read more...]

AMAZON – LeapPad Ultra Big Price DROP – PLUS my thoughts

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Not sure how long this will last but LeapPad Ultra deal where you will get a FREE Amazon gift card for $30 when you buy one! (Note that the Amazon card is added to your account as a credit for future shopping) Buy the LeapFrog Ultra LeapPad for the current price of $116.70 in Green and get a FREE $30 Amazon gift card with purchase!!! It should be applied to your account as a promotional … [Read more...]

Ideas to encourage reading in children with Read With Me Scout from LeapFrog

Ideas to encourage reading in children

A big thank you to Mom Select and LeapFrog for providing my family with a Read With Me Scout to help with ideas to encourage reading in children. Ideas to encourage reading in children 1.) Read every day for at least 20 minutes, whether they are 1 or 10 or... 2.) Have access to books. Establish a place in the child's room for his or her books.Have your child put his name in his books. … [Read more...]

Book Review: The Invisible Girls: A Memoir.

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Jericho Books. I received a product sample to facilitate my review. I rarely get the opportunity to pick up a book anymore, let alone finish it. I'm so glad I had a chance to read The Invisible Girls: A Memoir by Sarah Thebarge. In fact, when I started reading the hard cover version I was hooked in the first chapter, and I … [Read more...]

So many uses for an immersion blender!

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I've wanted an immersion blender for over a year thanks to my friend Angela. She swears by hers so I was always so jealous of it. They sound so versatile and fabulous. I've been using one for the past month or so and I'll be honest, I don't remember my life in the kitchen before the blender. Okay, well, I DO, but I am pretty sure this new blender is my new favorite do-it-all kitchen gadget. … [Read more...]

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