Category Archives: Product Reviews

Tom’s of Maine Toddler Training Toothpaste: An All-Natural Toothpaste for Your Baby’s First Teeth

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TP_ToddlerTrainingMy 21-month-old has almost all of his teeth by now and unlike his older siblings, he actually likes brushing his teeth. Go figure! While my older kids have been using the Tom’s of Maine Silly Strawberry toothpaste, my youngest is a little too young for it. Luckily Tom’s of Maine recently launched a toothpaste made for very young children and I’ve received a sample for review. Here’s what I thought: Read the rest of this entry

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Prevent the “Summer Slide” With School Zone Workbooks

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448x448x06314_3-13_c2013.png.pagespeed.ic.reTXtTEOKUWe’re in mid-June and I am so ready for summer vacation to begin. I’m looking forward to all of the fun activities planned, but I am also very much aware of the “summer slide” and having to play “catch up” when the new school year begins. I believe that it is crucial for kids to not only continue to practice what they’ve learned in the past year, but to also learn new things and challenge themselves during the summer months. This is why a good workbook is a summer must-have. School Zone is a company that offers workbooks, flashcards, software and other study aids to help kids learn in a fun way. 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

Nuna: Baby Gear for Parents Who Want Style & Innovation

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229001307378621I’ve been a blogger for nearly three years and a mom for seven so I know a lot about baby gear: what’s a must-have, what you can skip and which brands are worth the extra cost. I’m always on the lookout for gear that’s ground-breaking and inventive. And if it looks good – that’s a big plus in my book. Nuna is a multi-award-winning company from the Netherlands that focuses on products that are both stylish and functional. All of their products grow with your child and are made with high-quality, durable material. I recently attended an event where I got to see these cool products and how they function. Here’s what I saw: Read the rest of this entry

Just Pretend Kids: Fun Costumes for Creative Kids

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costume_1I love watching my older kids play dress-up and pretend play – this type of playing really brings out their imagination and according to research, there are many benefits to pretend play. My youngest, at 20 months, is trying his best to keep up with his older siblings so a cute little costume of his own is in order. Just Pretend Kids is your one-stop-shop for everything kids could need for their pretend play. The costumes are unique, full of imagination and bursting with colors. Here are some of their adorable costumes (which are great for Halloween, too!) Read the rest of this entry

Products Celebrities Love – that are Great for Moms, Too!

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CollageI’m always on the lookout for cool products and when I find out about something that’s recommended by a people who work with celebrities I pay attention. After all, celebrities can get anything they want and if it’s something I can afford, why not try it? I recently attended a fun blogger event sponsored by Caravan, a stylist studio that works with celebrities to help them with their entire look. I got a chance to sample some really cool and affordable products (some are actually used by the celebrities that Caravan works with) that are perfect for moms. Here are some of my favorites: Read the rest of this entry