Nov 202014

I received LeapFrog LeapTV products in order to facilitate my review. All words and opinions are my own.

Technology is becoming more kid-friendly by the day. And when I want the latest and greatest in tech for kids, I look to LeapFrog. We’ve long been a fan of their products and with the new release of the LeapFrog LeapTV, they’ve given their best offering to date.

Kids can learn and have fun - all while staying active - with the new LeapFrog LeapTV Game System

Bubbles loves to play along with whatever Mommy and Daddy are doing, but let’s be real – the gaming systems out there right now are designed for adults, not kids. Even if there are family-friendly games, the controllers are designed with dexterity in mind, not learning. And though I can button-mash with the best of them, letting kids play a game that way just leads to their frustration. Continue reading »

Nov 072014

I received some of the Brilliance Award Winners mentioned in order to facilitate my post. All words and opinions are my own.

I’ve been visiting Brilliant Sky Toys & Books for awhile now.  Our local store has such an amazing selection plus the opportunity to play hands-on with a number of different toys.  Bubbles would move in, I think, if they’d let her; she asks to visit any time we’re even remotely in the area.

Brilliant Sky Toys & Books of Louisville

Every year for the past five years, Brilliant Sky Toys & Books has gone through the thousands of toys and books sold through their 17 locations around the country and selected their favorites.  These favorites are known as the Brilliance Award winners and they are chosen based on quality, the value of open-ended play, and the simple beauty of a child’s fascination and delight.  This year they’ve selected 10 pretty amazing offerings, and they are the following: Continue reading »

Oct 302014

I have received this product from MGA as part of their toy tester program. All thoughts and words are my own.

Let me state the obvious for just a moment: kids grow really fast.  I was swapping out the summer shoes for our fall and winter ones today and I noticed how much bigger Bubbles’ shoes are this year versus the size they were last year at this time.  She’s growing so fast!

Little Tikes Trike: 4-in-1 Sports Edition

It always makes me a little sad when I change out the seasons or upgrade the size of our kid gear.  Not just because it marks the passage of time – though that does make me sniffle some – but because most of what we clean out still has a lot of life left to it. Continue reading »

Oct 282014

I received products in order to facilitate my post. All words and opinions are my own.

Bubbles is at the age where she wants to do so many different things, but doesn’t always have the skill set to accomplish them.  Like when she tried to jump on a skateboard when we were at the store recently.  No, thank you, we do not need a trip to the ER today.

PomTree Stuck on Fun Mess-Free Crafting Kits for Kids

There are also a number of different craft projects she sees on TV or when she’s sitting with me and I’m looking at Pinterest.  “Mama, let’s do that!” is something I love to hear, but as they involve sewing or massive amounts of scissor work I often have to reply, “We can when you’re older”. Continue reading »

Oct 022014

Have some kiddos on your holiday shopping list, but aren’t sure what to get them?  Maybe you’re just curious what this year’s hot toys will be so that you know what to buy now before they sell out.  Or you could be like me and you just love toys, and you’re curious what’s out there this year.

Hot Toys Guide for 2014

Here are a few of the toys that are likely to be on multiple wish lists this year! Continue reading »