Combat Summer Brain Drain with Vtech Innotab 2S

Combat Summer Brain Drain with Vtech Innotab 2S VTech product, information, and additional gift pack for giveaway have all been provided by VTech. September of 2012 Emma and Ethan reviewed the Vtech Innotab. Since then, the Innotab has been Ethan’s “go-to” toy when it’s time to grab something to keep him occupied outside of the home. When we were offered the opportunity to review the Innotab 2S I was intrigued. One of my frustrations with any … [Read more...]

Plan Toys Melody Xylophone

Plan Toys Melody Xylophone The more I learn about PlanToys and their products the more I'm falling in love with this company.  "PlanToys® is not only well-known for the first company in the world to manufacture wooden toys from preservative-free rubberwood, it is one of the leading company to create new material and process to minimize waste up to zero." I personally LOVE the look of wooden toys, they look well built and are built to last. … [Read more...]

Angry Birds & Power Rangers Mash’Ems

Angry Birds & Power Rangers Mash'Ems Mash’Ems,are a line of fun "squishable" collectibles that have a unique tactile feature which will keep you twisting, squishing, and stretching for hours! There are four series of characters to collect including Marvel Universe, Moshi Monsters, Angry Birds, and the Amazing Spiderman. Each series includes unique and in some cases rare characters to collect. My kids love those slimy, squishy toys … [Read more...]

PenPal Girls Dolls

PenPal Girls Dolls About PenPalGirls Inc. The concept for PenPalGirls, Inc. came in 2010, from a mother of two who realized her daughters were not fully aware of their cultural heritage and could not appreciate their uniqueness.  Her vision was to develop a company and product line for young girls everywhere to learn about their own culture as well as different ways of life found around the world.  PenPalGirls is devoted to providing a line … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide | Leap Frog Leappad2 Explorer Kids Learning Tablet

Holiday Gift Guide | Leap Frog Leappad2 Explorer Kids Learning Tablet Last year I was able to tell you about Leap Frog’s first learning tablet for kids, the LeapPad. We loved it so much that I ended up purchasing a second so they kids would stop fighting over it. When Kmart offered to let us review the LeapPad2 we were eager to see what Leap Frog did to update and improve the original model. Right out of the box I noticed they updated the … [Read more...]

Tollytots Baby Genius Sing-Along School Bus

Tollytots Baby Genius Sing-Along School Bus Both my kids have been fascinated with school buses so when I opened up the school bus they were already in explore mode to see what opens and moves. The Tollytots Baby Genius Sing-Along School Bus came with a bus driver and 2 passengers along with a free children music cd. When you press down on the driver he says many fun phrases, sings the classic "Wheels on the Bus” and the front top … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide | Safety 1st Cubikals Down on the Farm Playset

Holiday Gift Guide | Safety 1st Cubikals Down on the Farm Playset Tolly Tots toys has a great selection of toys designed to teach your children all about imagination, creativity, and giving you children hours of endless playtime.   One of their new toy lines is Safety First Cubikals. We were sent the Down on the Farm Playset along with Stack 'n Play 12 Block Set. The Cubikals look like building blocks with 3 sides open to allow access to … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide | Step2 Canopy Cruise Wagon

Holiday Gift Guide | Step2 Canopy Cruise Wagon Strollers are good for so much time, and they serve their purpose well. So what do you do in between the stroller phase, and the period of them walking by themselves for an extended amount of time? My thoughts were to put them into a Step2 Canopy Cruise Wagon. While my 2 year old can still easily ride in a stroller, my 4 year old has well outgrown those days. So we went with the Canopy … [Read more...]

All They Want For Christmas | Emma & Ethan’s Top Toys for 2012

The toy catalogs are arriving and my younger kids are spending hours sifting through, over and over, circling all of their wants and dreams. Once upon a time all Josh ever wanted was a Buzz Lightyear for Christmas. Now his list is full of crazy expensive items like HD televisions, an Xbox 360, camcorders and laptops. Having two “sets” of children my holiday shopping list has a wide variety of items on it. The younger children are still very much … [Read more...]

Plantoys Musical Band Wooden Toy Review

Plantoys Musical Band Wooden Toy Review PlanToys is a company that strives to create an environmentally safe toys for our children, these toys are all created with superior quality and safety standards. Each toy is designed to inspire children's imagination, along with working on their physical and intellectual development. I was sent the Musical Band, a drum set made that has our little ones in mind. It is a perfect size for my 2 … [Read more...]