Dec 062016

There are dozens of great toys for holiday gift-giving this year so if you have a little on your list you’ll have plenty to choose from! To help you narrow down your choices, I’ve selected my top 11 big kid toys for kids 4-6 years old.

11 Hot Big Kid Toys for 4-6 Year-olds - includes STEAM and STEM, playsets, books & more

I’m big on balance – a good mix of fun, education, reading, and creativity. You’ll find all those categories on my list in the form of STEM toys, action figures, entertainment-inspired options, and crafting sets.
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Oct 092016

I’ve been thankful to be part of Hasbro’s #PlayLikeHasbro team for awhile now.  It’s fun to get to know the hot new Hasbro toys as they are coming out, and my daughter loves testing out the toys they send for us to enjoy.

3 Hasbro toys your kids will love - including My Little Pony, Disney Elena of Avalor, and Transformers!

Most recently we received three new Hasbro toys: My Little Pony Explore Equestria Friendship Express Train with Princess Twilight Sparkle, Transformers: Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime, and the Disney Elena of Avalor & Princess Isabel Dolls. Continue reading »

Aug 212015

I really love to watch Bubbles build.  It’s interesting to me how much pure creativity she has without any outside guidance.  One minute she’s building a city for her My Little Ponies, the next it’s a castle for her Disney princesses, and after that she’s building the tallest tower she can.

Enhance STEM skills through fun play with the magnetic construction kits from Build & Imagine. This one is Malia's Beach House.

Recently I was asked if we would like to receive one of the Build & Imagine construction sets to review.  Once I took a look at them I knew that Bubbles would love them.  So I showed her the different sets available and she chose Malia’s Beach House. Continue reading »

Dec 172014

Choosing gifts for little kids can be harder than you might think.  I mean, yes, there are plenty of toys around.  And there are no shortage of commercials causing kiddos to shout “I want that!”.  But how much is hype and how much is true interest?

Checking out the Barbie Bubble-tastic Mermaid at the Walmart Toyland Chosen By Kids event
This Barbie Bubble-tastic Mermaid post is brought to you by Sverve. All words and opinions are my own.

A couple of weeks ago I shared that I was heading to the Walmart Toyland event at our local Walmart.  They had some of this year’s hot toys available for hands-on play.  Bubbles was excited to try her hand at a few different products, and as a Mom I appreciated being able to judge her reaction and see which ones she gravitated towards. Continue reading »

Dec 152014

Bubbles has been asking to get a dog for about a year now.  Being a dog person myself – my parents got a puppy a few weeks before I came home with them and from then until I graduated college, we almost always had a dog.  So selling me on the merits of a ball of fur is not all that hard.

Meet The Happy's Pets - this is Lulu the pink poodle. Please note that Lulu was turned off for this photo, and kids should never let their hair near #TheHappys

We probably will get one this spring or summer.  I think Bubbles is at a good age to be able to treat a puppy gently and it will be good for her to learn the responsibility of feeding, walking, cleaning up after.  But I am not interested in potty training a dog in the cold of winter, ya know? Continue reading »