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Design Your Own American Girl Gift Box! Unboxing & Review

Design Your Own American Girl Gift Box! Unboxing & Review

New from American Girl, this customized gift box experience comes beautifully packed with a doll plus a variety of themed outfits and accessories. I’m excited to show you the details with our unboxing and review!

Meet Codi, A Storytelling Robot Friend

Meet Codi, A Storytelling Robot Friend

In today’s techy world, interactive screen free toys are a huge plus! Meet Codi, a storytelling robot that also plays songs and quiet time music. Here are the ins and outs of our experience hanging out with Codi.

5 Reasons Wooden Toys are a Good Investment

5 Reasons Wooden Toys are a Good Investment

Toys are generally iconic to childhood. We all remember our favorite toys or play sets and we often have vivid memories associated with our favorite things. For young kids, toys are also instrumental for learning. Our family has found it helpful to collect toy sets and not just add toys that clutter the playroom or easily break. Fortunately, you can still find classic wooden toys that inspire imaginative play! Here are 5 reasons why purchasing high quality wooden toys is a good investment for your kids.
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Meet American Girl Blaire Wilson + Doll Review

Meet American Girl Blaire Wilson + Doll Review

Sweet, friendly and smart, American Girl’s 2019 Girl of the Year Blaire Wilson is a charming character. Her story series is focused on prioritizing relationships within a technology-driven world.

5 Reasons to Encourage Kids to Collect Toys

5 Reasons to Encourage Kids to Collect Toys

Are your toy bins getting full? These tips can help you limit the clutter in your playroom and encourage your kids to save up and collect better quality toys.

One Stop Shop for Summer Fun & Family Adventures

One Stop Shop for Summer Fun & Family Adventures

What do you think of when you hear the word summer? You may think of heat, the pool or family vacations. For us moms, summer is not much different than the rest of the year. In hot weather kids are just a little antsier, dirtier from being outside all day and eager to enjoy ice pops and water balloons. To get though my busy summer days I have a one-stop shop for covering all my hot weather needs. At Fred Meyer I can stock up on water toys, swimwear, sunscreen and more and only have to stand in one checkout line. Here are some of the summer essentials that make family life memorable and fun! (more…)

How to Detangle Doll Hair – Barbie Makeover Tips!

How to Detangle Doll Hair – Barbie Makeover Tips!

Easily detangle a doll’s hair and give her a makeover with these easy tips! You’ll be surprised at how quickly you can make a beloved toy look as good as new. All you need is a few simple hair products and a little TLC.

Trolls Inspired Kids Toys & Sensory Activities

Trolls Inspired Kids Toys & Sensory Activities

If you have young kids then you know that kids like to stay super active. I’m excited to share a fun new Netflix show and a few glitter-inspired kids activities!

Kids’ Easter Basket Gift Ideas under $15

Kids’ Easter Basket Gift Ideas under $15

Easter baskets are a fun way to celebrate Easter and the coming of spring! You can easily fill your kids’ Easter baskets with useful items that add value to your life without just adding clutter. I recently decluttered my girls room and discovered many small toys and accessories my kids didn’t really need. Too may toys just end up on the floor. This year I wanted to rethink my Easter basket gift giving so that I wouldn’t just waste money on random stuff. Kids enjoy surprises but moms can put together an Easter basket with small gifts that are useful too! Here are some fun Easter basket gift ideas for kids that cost less than $15.
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Meet American Girl Luciana Vega + Doll Review

Meet American Girl Luciana Vega + Doll Review

Meet American Girl Luciana Vega, a fun way to make learning about space fun for girls! Luciana is an adventurous girl who loves going to space camp and hopes to become an astronaut and visit Mars.

Meet American Girl Nanea Mitchell + Doll Review

Meet American Girl Nanea Mitchell + Doll Review

American Girl Nanea Mitchell is a Hawaiian girl growing up in 1941. This BeForever doll has a heartwarming story and she’s fun to dress up in her tropical outfits and Hula accessories. See why American Girl is one of our favorite brands!

STEM Toys & Sensory Activities for Kids

STEM Toys & Sensory Activities for Kids

My girls love creating and doing all sorts of crafts and activities. They love building forts, playing with color, helping me cook in the kitchen and designing their own crafty creations with paper. Here are some toys my girls received for the holidays that encourage learning though play! We can easily include these kid’s activities in our preschool routine at home.

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Activities for Kids Who Love Adventures

Activities for Kids Who Love Adventures

My 2-year-old boy loves going outside and learning new life skills, all the while running and climbing.  Here are some ideas suited to entertain a 2-year-old boy and help him learn through adventures and interactive play!

Wicked Cool Toys & Gift Ideas for Kids

Wicked Cool Toys & Gift Ideas for Kids

My kids love collecting tiny toys. They enjoy adding to sets they already have and they love setting up little play sets and making up story lines. My girls loved checking out the details of these miniature Little Sprouts play sets and also discovering which surprise creatures were inside their Egg Babies!

5 Low-Tech Toys & Activities for Kids

5 Low-Tech Toys & Activities for Kids

Do your kids always ask to play with a tablet, game console or smart phone? Even my toddlers know how to swipe a touchscreen, open apps and start a show on Netflix. It’s important for parents to limit screen time so kids can enjoy playing with low-tech toys and hands-on activities that encourage kids’ imaginations and coordination. Here are some low-tech toys and ideas to engage kids in the car, at home and during play time.

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