Potty training can be frustrating and stressful for parents and children. My oldest son turned 3 in November and despite being able to verbalize he had “gone” for months prior to his birthday, he refused to sit and go until his birthday! Since his big day, he has had few ups and downs, so I was thrilled to receive Signing Times Potty Time to review with him! Will has been signing since he was 5-6 months old and it has been a tremendous help in avoiding tantrums and other issues from lack of communication! I can not praise this program enough!
Thinking of getting your child a cute little dog or cat for Valentine’s Day? How about leaving behind the clean up, house breaking, and vet bills and giving them a virtual pet instead?
Nintendo has released several versions of Nintendogs + Cats including French Bulldogs and Friends, Toy Poodle and Friends, and Golden Retriever and Friends. These games allow your child to play with,take care of, and accessorize mulitiple breeds! How much fun could they ask for? Even better, when they are done having fun, they simply turn off the game! No clean up required!
The game allows the created pet to “learn” and respond to your voice for different commands and perform tricks. The pet has emotions, a personality, and you must play, wash, feed, and give the pet water as needed based on the status updates you receive each time you turn on the game. The facial-recognition technologies on the Nintendo 3DS even let puppies recognize their owners! My kids love this aspect of the game! Another cool feature of the game is the Journal. This can keep track of your daily activities in the game. You can view other players you’ve encountered with StreetPass, view your pedometer data, and so much more!
Nintendogs + Cats: French Bulldog and New Friendscan be normally be purchased for $39.99 but is on sale right now via Amazon for only $15.99! That’s a bargain compared to actual pet costs!
Do you have a Thomas the Train fan in your home? I have a 3 year old fanatic! Will loves everything Thomas from stickers on his potty chart, to the TV show, and of course his beloved train collection! We were thrilled to get the chance to review and giveaway one the new releases “Thomas& Friends: Rescue on the Rails”.
Here is a brief synopsis of the DVD:
Ready to Rescue! The Sodor Search and Rescue Team is racing to the rescue — Bertie’s stuck on Shake Shake Bridge, Gordon’s derailed and Thomas’ firebox is on fire! In these exciting episodes, your favorite engines brave the rails to rescue their friends. Discover that being heroic is more than having speed and strength; it’s about teamwork and a big heart – which puts every Really Useful Engine on the right track.
If you’ve been following my site for any amount of time, you know how much I love the site Totsy. Totsy is a member’s only site that has FREE sign up and offers deep discounts on items for you and you children. Items range from clothes to toys, to books! Totsy was kind enough to send me AMMO Books ABC is for Circus by Patrick Hruby and AMMO Books Patrick Hruby Memory Game to review AND giveaway!
Patrick Hruby is a contemporary artist who has amazing talent at illustrating. Of the 2 items, the book is definitely my favorite. The artwork is appealing to both my 3 year old and my 1 year old, and the alphabet theme makes it the perfect book to read to them both at the same time. I really like that the words are more mature and center on the circus, thus giving me a chance to further develop the boys’ vocabulary.
The memory game has very modern artwork as well and the images are very vibrant and appealing. My 3 year old loves memory games and this one really appealed to him due to it’s “different” look. Once again my 1 year old loved the color choices but obviously he is a bit young for a memory game…he did however seem to find the box to be yummy!
Would you like to win this set of item from Totsy? Check out the ways below for your chance to be the winner!
We’ve been spoiled lately with beautiful weather in my region but cold temperatures are coming this week. That means A LOT of time spent indoors with the kids. Many parents will be scratching their brains attempting to keep their children entertained. We do a lot of crafts in my home but my son also LOVES to cook. It’s seriously one of his favorite things to do! With all of our crafts, learning time, and cooking, I struggle to whip up something different for lunch everyday.
Weaver Chicken Nuggets gives me a perfect solution! We can throw them on a baking sheet and finish our activities while they are cooking. The best part? Will and Zack LOVE them! Just look at them attacking them!
Does your hair constantly get in the way when you are running or exercising? Or do you sweat like crazy and hate when it drips in your eyes? I have the perfect solution for you!
Bondi Band makes everything from headbands to wicking hats for ages 1-100! These bands are made from stretchy and breathable material and come in a variety of colors and designs. There are hundreds of sayings you can get on your Bondi Band that range from funny to inspiring, or you can even have one custom made with your own slogan!
I bought my first Bondi Band in October for the Wicked 10k race and fell in love! Not only did it hold my hair back, it kept the sweat off my face and out of my eyes. I was skeptical about their promise of “No Slip, No Drip” but it proved to be true! I have worn it for every single run since-and it still is working great!
Want one for yourself? You can win one NOW! Even better? It will say “Got Coupons?” on it! Here’s how to enter:
Is decorating a gingerbread house on your Christmas “to do” list? Will is the perfect age this year to really enjoy all things Christmas so we definitely wanted to allow him to help create a gingerbread house. We were lucky enough to be sent an awesome kit from BJ’s to review! Not only did the kit include a house, it also came with a Santa Sleigh and reindeer! Talk about fun!
Nintendo just launched their new bundles featuring a pink Nintendo 3DS portable system and either the Nintendogs™ + cats: French Bulldog and New Friends or nintendogs + cats: Toy Poodle and New Friends software. The limited-edition bundles will be available at a suggested retail price of $169.99 – the same price as the standard Nintendo 3DS system.
Planning a party in the near future? Well do I have the site for you!
Discount Party Supplies has over 400 party themes and can make custom invites and banners to help make your event even more special! Whether you are planning a birthday party, holiday party, or a “just because” party, you are sure to find something on their page! Here are just a few of my favorite themes:
As we all know, the holiday shopping season is here! What better stocking stuffer or gift than hair accessories? Flexi hair clips, hair bands, hair clips, and o rings are perfect for daughter, friend, sister, or you! There are many different designs to fit any taste and their reasonable prices certainly won’t break the bank!
I had the opportunity to review some of the hair clips and I was very impressed! I have VERY thin hair so finding clips that actually hold my hair in place has always been a struggle. Not with Flexi Hair Clips! I followed the simple directions for fastening them, and my hair remained exactly where I wanted it to be!
These hair accessories range in price from $9-$20 and have hundreds of designs! You can see all the choices via Lilla Rose and browse to find your favorites!
I am excited to let you know that you can enter to win $15 to spend on Lilla Rose! There are several ways to enter. Check them out!
How would you like to help the world and get exercise at the same time? Well Striiv is the answer!
Striiv Motivational Fitness Deviceis a newly released fitness tool that tracks your walking, running, and climbing stairs, all the while helping you reach fitness goals by playing games AND contributing to make the world a better place! With each step you take towards a healthier lifestyle, you also make a donation of clean water to a child in South America, a polio vaccine to a child in India, or to conserve the Tanzania’s rainforest for one year!
Striiv is simple to use and small enough to fit just about anywhere! I have used it several times while running and easily meeting my goals of the day. I love reaching different levels, earning trophies, and best of all seeing where my steps lead to donations around the world! I was shocked that running 2 miles was nearly 4,500 steps!
If you would love one of these handy and super cool devices, they are available for purchase for $99!
Has your child been asking you for a cat or a dog? Has this left you wondering how you can afford the food, toys, and vet care of these precious animals?
Well, have no fear, Nintendo has come to the rescue! Their new game Nintendogs + cats for the 3DS will help your child experience “playing around” with deisgner dogs and cats! Here is a little more about the game from Nintendo:
Flip Flop wines is a brand of wines that I have had the pleasure of reviewing in the past few months. My husband and I have enjoyed each bottle sent and the quality and taste of the wines have been wonderful!
Recently I was sent the final variety to taste, Moscato, and once again I was not let down. Since white wines are my favorite, I was really excited about this one! The Moscato is very sweet so as much as I loved it, my husband was not a big fan (he prefers red wines). No worries though, I was more than happy to take over this review!
We all know how important it can be to excercise during your pregnancy. Research has shown the benefits are far and wide ranging from easier child birth to lowering the risk of gaining too much weight while pregnant. Due to doctor’s orders, I was unable to do much excercise while pregnant with my first son, but with Zack I really tried to do a little something at least 5 times a week. I really can’t tell you enough how much better I felt being able to do this.
Pilates For Moms is a great way for moms to be to stay in shape and still meet your body’s specific needs during pregnancy. Excerises are gently on your aching body and require equipment most of us have around our homes already! Even better is that you don’t need to worry about houw safe the excercises may be for you and your baby. The Pilates instructor in the video has been a certified teacher for 10 years and even holds a degree in Excercise Science!
Who doesn’t love personalized invitations or announcements? I know I sure do so I was super excited when Keeping Me Posted contacted me to do a review and to offer my readers a prize and discount!
Keeping Me Posted is a site that specializes in helping you create personalized invitations, announcements, holiday cards, & more! The site was created by a mom just like me who wanted to be able to make a little income, yet spend quality time with her kids. This creative mom teamed up with her husband to offer fun and memorable cards for your special occasions.
My sons have birthdays coming up in a couple of months and since they are both “winter babies” I have to plan in advance since indoor facilities fill quickly around here. I chose one of Kristen’s cards on the site, but Keeping Me Posted also offers to help you design your own cards and us willing alter their images to your liking. I could not be happier with my birthday invites! They turned out perfect and I am dying to get them in the mail! The site was a breeze to maneuver through and I had the cards ordered in a very short time-the only thing that took me so long was choosing from the awesome selections! In addition to loving the final product, I was very pleased with how fast my cards arrived! I received them within a few days of ordering-I was amazed! When I have ordered from other companies, there was a much longer wait time!
Keeping Me Posted has generously offered to give one lucky reader a $25 gift code to create their very own personalized cards! The ways to enter this giveaway are listed below, but I have even more good news to tell you!
Now, to the giveaway…..