TOYS! Creativity Can, Paw Patrol, Kidz Bop 26, and Beados

TOYS! Creativity Can, Paw Patrol, Kidz Bop 26, and Beados

Toys, toys, toys! Even though I am 44 years old I still actually love toys. The toys I’m sharing with you today all came from the sponsors of #SweetSuite, a blogger toy event, and I have tried them out – or my nephew, Colby, has. We both recommend these for the upcoming holidays! Keep watching for more toy ideas throughout the holiday season too. Creativity Can This is my favorite … Continue Reading →
National School Backpack Awareness Day and a Tablet That Can Replace a Laptop

National School Backpack Awareness Day and a Tablet That Can Replace a Laptop

Today is National School Backpack Awareness Day created by the American Occupational Therapy Association. This is actually an important topic as, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were more than 22,000 people treated for backpack related injuries in the US last year. That figure included 8,500 children between the ages of 5 and 18 who ended up in doctors’ offices and ERs. Image source: American Occupational Therapy … Continue Reading →
Cooking With Your Kids #Infographic

Cooking With Your Kids #Infographic

This week’s infographic was delivered straight to my inbox by one of my favorite brands, Cabot Cheese. This one is great because it shares ideas on how to get your kids involved in the kitchen. Not only does this create family time together but you also are teaching skills everyone needs and getting kids involved with meal preparation can make them far less picky eaters. There are ideas for preschoolers, … Continue Reading →
Free lesson plans from Bing are great to extend learning in summer

Free lesson plans from Bing are great to extend learning in summer

While most of the USA has a typical school year with several weeks in the summer off, that really is not the greatest for our kids as far as retention and learning. My son is older now, but we always did things to extend learning in a fun way at home in the evening, weekends, and in the summer. We actually were a homeschool family for several years also and … Continue Reading →
Celebrate Huggable Heroes, both young and old, with Build-A-Bear Workshops

Celebrate Huggable Heroes, both young and old, with Build-A-Bear Workshops

For the 11th year, Build-A-Bear Workshop is asking for nominations of kids who are Huggable Heroes. This program recognizes and rewards kids who are working hard with a special charity to make their world a better place. Build-A-Bear is a St. Louis based brand and I am happy to share this information about the Huggable Heroes campaign with TheMotherhood on behalf of Build-A-Bear Workshops. While I am compensated, opinions are … Continue Reading →
Musical Apps for Little Kids

Musical Apps for Little Kids

Kids love anything that makes noise. As adults, we tend to like that noise better if it has some sort of musical quality to it. Here are a few smartphone apps that you should check out with your little kids and enjoy the music. These musical apps are suited for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers and even kids a little older may enjoy some of them also. Sound Painter 2 Platform: … Continue Reading →
Tips for Creating Family Contracts for Digital Kids

Tips for Creating Family Contracts for Digital Kids

My son definitely has grown up in the digital age. Because I work online, and have for years, he was kind of sucked into a world like this from the start. Along the way I learned a lot of things, sometimes a little too late though. All in all, he’s a good kid and does understand a lot about the digital world he lives in. As a young adult and … Continue Reading →
Perplexus Epic – Another Holiday Pick from Robyn and Hubby

Perplexus Epic – Another Holiday Pick from Robyn and Hubby

Another fun holiday pick today, this one Hubby really loves too! It is the Perplexus Epic which is a puzzle toy for ages 8+ (disclosure: I received this free at a toy event but opinions are my own and Hubby’s). Anyone who loves a good puzzle type challenge will like the Perplexus Epic. Hubby even did a quick video review on this toy for you all.   Hubby does a … Continue Reading →
Protecting Your Kids’ Hearing #ETYkids Twitter Party

Protecting Your Kids’ Hearing #ETYkids Twitter Party

Our children have earphones in so much more than any other generation before and unfortunately hearing loss is increasing because of this. Etymotic’s ETY-Kids line of earphones (disclosure: the brand is sponsoring this post and Twitter party, opinions are my own) are safe-listening earphones for kids ages 4+ to protect their hearing. The earphones are designed to not exceed safe levels but still maintain sound quality. Join us for the … Continue Reading →
Cute Halloween Jokes for Trick-or-Treaters

Cute Halloween Jokes for Trick-or-Treaters

Today we had a really fun Twitter party (the party was sponsored, this post is not) and I asked guests to share some of their favorite jokes as told by trick-or-treaters in the past. Since I adore these kinds of jokes I thought I would share some of them. One thing I saw several folks say was that no kids ever tell jokes when they come to the door. To this I … Continue Reading →