Category Archives: Gifts

Two Unique Books to Help Kids Learn About China

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9780989377621__86929.1405453500.1280.1280My husband and I encourage reading for pleasure as much as possible but for us, reading is also it’s a way to learn about the world. I try to get my kids books that have an added value and can be educational so I was excited when I found out about two new books that teach kids about China in a fun way. Read the rest of this entry

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Whimsical Crib Bedding from Skip Hop

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IMG_8325Hard to believe that my youngest is no longer a baby and will be turning two next month! As he’s getting older, bigger and becoming a little boy we felt it was time to update his crib bedding. Skip Hop is a brand known for its efficient diaper bags and adorable kids’ backpacks but they actually also have a terrific line of bedding sets. Their modern, yet whimsical designs are just what you need when you want to brighten up a nursery with a pop of color that can still likely match what you already have. Read the rest of this entry

2 Fun Rainy Day Activities from ALEX Toys

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IMG_8340Summer is all about enjoying the outdoors but when it’s too humid and muggy I prefer to stay home with the air conditioner in full blast. I always like to keep a stash of unopened toys for those times when I hear “I’m bored!” Here are two from ALEX Toys that can really get kids’ imagination going and banish boredom. Read the rest of this entry

Thinking About Holiday Shopping? Check Out New Toys from V-Tech Kids!

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IMG_8314Even though it’s still summer, some people (such as myself) like to plan ahead and start thinking about holiday shopping. I recently attended an event for V-Tech’s newest toys and while most will be available for purchasing only in October, take a look at some of my favorite picks for kids of all ages (and scroll to the bottom for one special product available now!) Read the rest of this entry

Take Along Soccer Match from Playmobil

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4725_product_box_frontMy my five-year-old son is a soccer afficionado and has been into the World Cup games, like pretty much everyone else we know. He loves kicking his soccer ball in the living room while watching game highlights with his father in the evenings. This is why I was so excited for him when I received the Playmobil Take Along Soccer Match game. Here’s what we thought: Read the rest of this entry

The Secret Mountain: Phenomenal Music for Kids (and Their Parents!)

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image0Are you a fan of a particular genre of music and are trying to get your kids into it? For me it’s music from the Jazz Swing era. I play lot of CD’s at home but it’s more as a background as my kids, especially my 7-year-old daughter, prefer music that’s popular on the radio. The Secret Mountain is a company that has a range of book & CD combos of lots of different types of music, such as African lullabies, French Creole songs, and classical masterpieces. I received Swing Cafe for review, which is a book and CD album with songs from the Jazz Swing era and played it for my kids. Here’s what we thought: Read the rest of this entry

PACT Men’s Loungewear: Perfect for Father’s Day!

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52d7260ff2343Father’s Day is coming up and I’ve been looking for something nice for my husband. Every evening when he gets home from work he helps put the kids to bed, changes into something comfortable and plops down on the couch, completely exhausted. Comfortable loungewear is key and this is where PACT comes in. Not only is PACT a great company for super-soft, organic cotton clothing, it is a great company period. Why? Because it is sweatshop-free, uses renewable resources, has eco-friendly packaging and also gives back to society. How? Each year is different and for this year PACT is supporting various social projects in cotton-growing villages. On top of that they’ve got really cool designs that the man in your life will love! Here are some of my favorites: Read the rest of this entry