Category Archives: Toys

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┬áthat can really get kids’ imagination going and banish boredom. Read the rest of this entry

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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

My Favorite Picks from TTPM’s Spring 2014 Showcase

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IMG_7105In a little over a month summer vacation will be here and with school out there will be lots of downtime, even for kids who go to summer camp. How do we keep our kids from complaining “I’m bored”? With some fun new toys that don’t necessarily break the bank, but can keep them interested and occupied. I recently attended the 2014 Spring TTPM Showcase and saw some really awesome toys for kids of all ages. Here are my top 7 picks for this summer: Read the rest of this entry

Holiday Shopping: Cool Kids’ Gifts from Nickelodeon

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nick-hgg-logoIt’s easy to buy holiday gifts for my kids – I know exactly what they’re into. The hard part is buying for my nephews, niece and my friends’ kids. They all seem to have every toy that’s out there and each year I struggle to get them the one toy that they’ll love and that will stand out from the gazillion other toys they’ll get. This year I’m going by their favorite TV shows and their favorite characters. Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. are so popular, it seems every kid has at least one favorite TV show, if not more on there. I recently attended an event which showcased some amazing gifts for the holidays and I’m going to share some of my favorite items for fans of Dora, SpongeBob SquarePants, Bubble Guppies, Peter Rabbit and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (yup, they’re back!) Read the rest of this entry

Get Ready for the Holidays with B. Toys

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Global GlowballMy family and I love the B. Toys brand. In the past few years we’ve purchased (or gotten as gifts) a bunch of their toys for our kids at various stages of their lives. B. Toys are ubiquitous at Target (our favorite store for pretty much everything) and when it comes to buying holiday gifts, we make sure to have at least one visit to see what’s there. B. Toys carries some hot new items for 2013 that are just too creative to pass up. Here are some that we love: Read the rest of this entry

Our Generation Doll & Me Collection

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14728790_Alt01_201308090022My daughter loves playing with dolls, in particular dolls that look like little girls. She loves playing with them as if they’re in school or ballet class. In other words, dolls for her are a way to act out issues from her life since dolls are really a reflection of her. A doll that’s her “mini-me” is perfect for her so I was really excited to review the Our Generation Doll & Me Collection. Read the rest of this entry

Shopping for the Holidays? Check Out these New Toys from VTech!

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VTech-LogoSeptember is long gone…my kids have settled nicely in school…and me? I’m moving on to my next project: getting ready for the holidays! I am not a “last-minute” kind of person – I like to be prepared so I’ve been on the lookout for unique and innovative toys for my kids, nephews and niece. VTech has just what I need, for babies and older kids. At a recent event I got to see a display of toys that was impressive even to this Mama who has kids with toys up the wazoo. Here are some of my favorites: Read the rest of this entry