Let’s Go Fishin’ and Lucky Ducks Review – Great Preschool Games!

My 5-year-old started kindergarten this school year, and she is loving it so far. I'm happy that our school only has kindergarten three days a week, though, as I LOVE having her home! Her 3-year-old sister and playmate definitely misses her while she's gone, too. Whether her big sister is home or … [Read more...]

Ya Blew It Game Review and Reader Giveaway

We try out a lot of new games around here and while a lot can be misses, or just "meh", sometimes we have a big hit. The latest in the "big hit" category is Ya Blew It! Ya Blew It is a game filled with both strategy and luck that lets you play the roll of an old-timey prospector trying to … [Read more...]

Open-Ended, Imaginative Play with Edushape Magic Shapes

My 5-year-old is headed to kindergarten next week...YIKES! She is SO ready to start school but I'm not quite sure I'm ready to say goodbye to her each day. I'm happy that I've been able to spend time with her at home these past five years. I will have three children going to school this year (4th … [Read more...]

Build or Boom Game Review – STEM Fun at Home!

Build or Boom Game Review I have one boy and four girls at home, and I'm always on the lookout for games that allow them to play together! My son loves to play with blocks, but my girls do, too. So we were all excited to try out Build or Boom – Goliath's newest game that lets boys AND girls … [Read more...]

TOMY Soccerborg – Robot Soccer Fun! + Reader Giveaway

Whether you and your kids love to play soccer or just love to watch it on TV take a look at Soccerborg! It's a brand new innovative gaming experience from TOMY. We have been enjoying the World Cup and are ready to watch the final game this weekend, are you? It's such a fun way for the whole world to … [Read more...]

Need Some New Pool Toys? Check Your Bathtub!

My family of seven lives in a three-bedroom townhome. Needless to say, space is at a premium! I'm always looking for ways to consolidate the things we have. Items that can be used in multiple ways definitely catch my eye! As warmer weather comes your way, you're probably thinking ahead to pool … [Read more...]

New Natural Toys My Baby Loves

  I may have five children, but that doesn't mean I'm all set on baby gear. Toys get broken or lost and technologies change, plus it's just nice to get new things for your kiddos! My fifth baby is now six months old (!) and is getting more interested in toys, plus she's getting her first teeth. … [Read more...]

Dinotrux Toys Your Kids Will Love

If your kids are fans of Dinotrux, or you're and aunt, uncle or grandparent looking for a gift for a Dinotrux fan, you'll want to check out this awesome roundup of Dinotrux toys any kid will love! The Dinotrux series on Netflix is set in a world of giant creatures that are half dinosaur, half truck … [Read more...]

Two New STEM Toys from Learning Resources (My Family’s Review)

I have five kids – one boy and four girls – and over the years I've tried to choose toys for them that go beyond the stereotypical "boy" and "girl" toys so that it's easier for them to play together. So I was pretty excited to try two new STEM toys from Learning Resources! These toys are perfect not … [Read more...]

Easter Basket Candy Alternatives

Name a holiday and it usually comes with some sort of candy accompaniment. Valentine's Day = box of chocolates. Christmas = candy canes. Easter = baskets filled with candy. And yes, it can be fun to indulge and give our kids treats, but if you're looking for some Easter basket candy alternatives to … [Read more...]