Category - Toys & Games

30 Great Games: Winter Fun Review

Family FunThe weather has warmed up and the snow has melted, but if you’re still craving the icy winter fun, Family Party 30 Great Games Winter Games may help satisfy your desires.

D3 created Family Party: 30 Great Games Winter Games a Nintendo Wii party game for up to 4 players, claiming to take family fun to the next level. With basic graphics and a decent variety between sports and entertaining games, I think this game is suitable for the general Wii user. If you are a gamer this game will bore you, but if you are new to the Wii and don’t have a lot of games already Family Party: 30 Great Games Winter Games is comparable to any generic Wii specific game, like Wii Play, Wii Sports and similar games. Read More

My Busy Kit Review

How is My Busy Kit going Green?
My Busy Kit looks proactively for ways to be environmentally friendly. We recycle our toy packaging and use recyclable materials wherever possible. The My Busy Kit bags are reusable, so families do not throw away bags when they purchase our kits, but use them for multiple trips and even refill them with their own toys. My Busy Kit also repurposes extra bags into activity kits for needy families. Soon we will add another dimension to our green efforts – an educational Eco Busy Kit with earth-friendly items and activities for kids.

My Busy Kit ReviewWith another child on the way I thought it would be a good idea to get a few things together for Little Miss A to play with while I am nursing or just have my hands full in general. Typically Miss A is easy to entertain, but I do notice that she focuses longer if she’s playing with something new. As I looked for new toys for her I stumbled across My Busy Kit.

My Busy Kit isn’t just 1 new toy or activity for Miss A, it’s a cute lunch box sized bag full of great goodies. As soon as we got the clear plastic bag Miss A could see all of the great things that were in store for her and couldn’t wait to get into it right away. Read More

Prank Box Review

Prank Pack Review LogoWith a number of spring birthdays to celebrate, what better idea than a creative box to give it in. Prank Pack’s Genuine Fake Gift Boxes are a fun and light-hearted way to gift give. They will make any gift receiver scratch their head and give a half-hearted thank-you.

Prank Pack offers several different “styles” of boxes including: Coffee Talkies – The Original Travel Mug/ 2-way Radio, Beer Beard – Secret Beverage Dispenser, BirdieBelt – Rangefinder/Belt/Buckle, Noggin Net – Wearable Fishing Net, Wake and Bake Dream Griddle – Alarm Clock and the box I got a chance to test out: Motorized Rolling Pin. Read More

Palm Pre Plus Review

Palm Pre Plus Review

I would not call myself a technological guru nor would I call myself technologically ignorant. I guess being a blogging stay-at-home, social networking mommy makes me a little bit in between.

When it comes to the basics of setting up electronics I’m sure I could read manuals and figure it all out, but typically leave it up to my husband who’s more suited in that realm of things. But learning my way around the Palm Pre Plus was pretty easy all things considered.

As I took the Palm Pre Plus out of the Verizon box I was immediately impressed by the size and shape of the Smartphone. It was very sleek, yet not too good looking to be functional. Read More

Grow Green Baby Review and Giveaway {CLOSED}

Grow Green Baby Review and GiveawayI cannot say that I am a “Green” mommy or that I do all the right things when it comes to being eco-friendly. However, I do try to take steps in the “Green” direction like recycling and checking out great sites for eco-friendly products like Grow Green Baby.

Grow Green Baby is a great website for organic baby products and a few fun mom products as well. They have everything to cover your baby necessities from 100% organic clothing to baby safe Green to Grow bottles and bubbly body wash to keep your baby fresh and clean.

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Carry-Her® Spotlight and Giveaway {CLOSED}

Carry-Her Review and GiveawayIntroducting Carry-Her Incorporated

Founder and inventor of the Carry-Her doll carrier, backpack, Roberta Wagner is first a mom. While she grew tired of lugging around her little girls doll, she was inspired to create the solution. Ro was very happy to allow her daughter to bring her doll on excursions. She was not so happy when shortly into the trip, the doll was under her own arm, not her daughters. Ro realized she was not alone. Several trips to NYC, and numerous tea party’s made it more evident. Moms everywhere were left toting dolls. Some moms had a doll under each arm, others even more. Something needed to be done. There had to be an easy way for young girls to carry their own doll. Read More

Hooked on Phonics Review

Hooked on Phonics Review GiveawayAfter getting to try out our very own copy of Hooked On Phonics Learn to Read Preschool edition, I am not surprised in the least bit that Hooked on Phonics is a multi-award winning program. Little Miss A was very excited to be able to sit down and start learning her letters. Although she knows “O” and a few others I was struggling trying to teach her others and found that Hooked on Phonics made it easier for both of us.

The Learn to Read sets are very extensive and come with a variety of materials. In our Pre-K package we received a workbook, reward stickers, flash cards, several reading books, and a fun DVD, not to mention the online resources. I think with all of their materials they’ve definitely covered the bases of learning. Read More

Worst Gift of 2009

Pop Pop Review

I’m sorry to say that I’ve come across the worst gift ever. It’s the Mugen Pop Pop Bubble Wrap and here it is in all of it’s horrible giftedness glory. Honestly, I can’t believe someone would pay money for this item, but it was a gift to DaddyB from a coworker so I guess for a cheap purchase they were thinking it was a good choice, I beg to differ.

Basically this piece of crap plastic has several buttons (all of them do the same exact thing,) and you push it to hear a click. I guess it’s supposed to be a simulation of popping packing bubbles, although if you ask me there’s not much resemblance. Once you click the “secret” number you get a surprise sound, like a door bell or a dog barking etc.

DaddyB thought it would be a good idea to give it to Little Miss A and she liked it for all of 1 second. It was hard for even me to press the buttons, much less the fingers of a 2.5 year old. But the best part of this toy is that I figured out the “secret” number of presses to actually get a so-called fun sound…yeah it’s 100. Who wants to push this thing 100 times to get one 1 second everyday sound?

I’m hoping DaddyB’s coworker got this thing on sale because if you ask me $2.75 is way too much to pay for this Ban Dai flop.

Do you have a runner up for Worst Gift of 2009?? What is it? I HAVE to know!!!

Kustom Memories Spotlight

Kustom Memories SpotlightI hope you enjoy my first and last spotlight of 2009. This spotlight features Kustom Memories, a small family owned company focusing on making fun, educational, personalized products for children.

The company is family founded and  Kustom Memories ensures that every product they send out is of the highest quality. Many studies show that when children become a part of what they read, see and listen to it builds confidence and self-esteem while increasing literacy and retention. What a better way to learn than by having fun?!? Read More

My Baby DS Review

Ever wonder what it would be like to nurture your own 12-month-old cyber-baby? My Baby: First Steps gives you the opportunity to dress, feed, diaper, wash, and teach your very own computerized offspring.

Nobilis and South Peak have created this innovative game which allows you to make a number of choices to help your baby develop and grow. I chose a baby girl, because, well I’m pregnant with my second daughter.  I love that I got to pick out her name and decide what color eyes, hair, and skin tone she’d have.  It feels as though there are just enough options to choose from without it being overwhelming. Read More