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LeapFrog Touch Magic Rock ‘n Learn Party

LeapFrog Rock 'N Learn Collage

When Miss A was two years old I hosted a rock ‘n roll play date for our friends and their children. It turned out so cute, all the kids were dressed up, Miss A had her fro-hawk and we jammed to some fun kids music.

When I was given the opportunity to host another rockin’ party, this time with my youngest, who is also two years old I was so excited. We love music and we love love love learning, and with LeapFrog’s two newest Touch Magic toys we can get the best of both worlds.

LeapFrog Rock 'N Learn Collage

The LeapFrog Touch Magic Rockin’ Guitar is the perfect toy to jam on. Both my girls, age 2 years and 5 years old and all ages in between at our Rock ‘n Learn Party loved becoming a rock star. The guitar is super lightweight, doesn’t have raised buttons, so it’s very easy to play, and has 10 built-in songs for variety.

While the LeapFrog Touch Magic Learning Bus isn’t as predominately rock ‘n roll themed like the Rockin’ Guitar, this toy features adorable animals playing all sorts of instruments, and has a keyboard section at the bottom of the toy. Once again, music and learning in one! This toy is also very lightweight, easy for travel, and features activities to build letter sounds and letter recognition, early vocabulary, and more.

What I LOVE about both toys: They have a “parental” off button on the back, as well as 2 sound settings. As a mom this is important to me because we own some toys that have 1 sound setting and I wish with all my heart I could turn down. They’re also reasonably priced at $24.99 a piece retail. And lastly, I think it will last longer than some toys with parts because there are no parts to break off (with the exception of the guitar strap.)

I encourage you to go to your local Target to play with the toys yourself and see the quality and check out the features in person.

In true rock star style LeapFrog is hosting a music video contest. In 3 easy steps you could win $500.

LeapFrog Rock N Learn Contest

Step 1: Submit a video of your child jamming with their Touch Magic Rockin’ Guitar or a homemade guitar to http://www.touchmagic/leapfrog.com

Step 2: Share your video by promoting on Facebook and email so that your friends and family can vote.

Step 3: Videos will be judged and the five videos with the highest votes will have a chance to win a $500 gift card.

*Get more information and see rules and regulations at the website listed under Step 1.

As a member of BSM Media I received the LeapFrog products in order to host my LeapFrog sponsored party. The opinions in my post are my own honest opinion, yours may vary.

Interview with Fresh Beat Band’s Marina – Shayna Rose & Elizabeth Shea – 2Carats – Part 3

It was not long ago that I had the chance to sit down and Skype with the amazing duo that 2Carats is. Both Elizabeth Shea and Shayna Rose prove to be talented, driven, and most of all amazing friends. In my previous interviews we talked about a number of different things. In Part 1, we talked about Elizabeth and Shayna’s musical roots: and in Part 2, we delved more into who 2Carats is and what they stand for and in this very last installment of my interview with 2Carats Band, I ask them some questions they haven’t been asked, and in some cases didn’t know about each other, and of course reveal, on camera the reason Shayna Rose left The Fresh Beat Band as cast member Marina.

Enjoy some candid questions, amazing advice, and get to know these ladies a little better.


I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with both Shayna Rose and Elizabeth Shea, and am excited to see what 2Carats comes out with, where they are headed, and how they’ll change the world, whether in a small or big way, I see great things for this duo!

If you missed it, check out my other interview segments with 2Carats here: http://www.mommybknowsbest.com/interview-with-2carats-shayna-rose-elizabeth-shea-part-1/ and http://www.mommybknowsbest.com/interview-with-2carats-shayna-rose-elizabeth-shea-part-2/

Thanks again to Shayna and Liz for your time!!! Sending love and prayers your way!

Make sure you follow them at: 2caratsband.com, Facebook, and Twitter

Interview with Fresh Beat Band’s Marina – Shayna Rose & Elizabeth Shea – 2Carats – Part 2

2Carats Featured

2Carats FeaturedIn the first post of my Interview with 2Carats’ Shayna Rose and Elizabeth Shea Part 1 we chatted about their musical roots. In this part of the interview we talk more about 2Carats – coming up with a name, projects, and what’s coming for 2012 and 2013.

Love chatting with these fabulous ladies, they are obviously so much fun! Next time we’ll get a little deeper personally. Make sure you tune in to hear them talk about what style of clothes they are most comfortable in, favorite parts of life, and of course for you Fresh Beat Band fans, hear straight from Shayna, the source, as to why she is no longer Marina on The Fresh Beat Band.

Also check out these related posts:

Interview with 2Carats’ Shayna Rose and Elizabeth Shea Part 1

Shayna Rose and Elizabeth Shea 2Carats Trailer by MommyBKnowsBest

What Happened To The Fresh Beat’s Marina

Fresh Beat Band Season 3 Episodes

Fresh Beat Band Season 3 – New September Episodes

Dora’s Explorer Girls: Dora All Grown Up

No More Moose and Zee – NickJr Changes

NickJr Lied!!

Interview with Fresh Beat Band’s Marina – Shayna Rose & Elizabeth Shea – 2Carats – Part 1

I had the amazing opportunity to sit down and interview Shayna Rose, formerly The Fresh Beat Band’s Marina and Days of Our Life’s Stephanie AND Elizabeth Shea former Giant Recording artist and talent who has sung with the likes of Martina McBride and other popular artists. These two powerhouses form the duo 2Carats.

Enjoy Part 1 of our interview where we talk about Shayna and Liz’s musical roots:

Stay tune for Part 2 coming up next weekend where we talk more about their current work with 2Carats.

and while you’re here check out these other related posts:

Shayna Rose and Elizabeth Shea 2Carats Trailer by MommyBKnowsBest

What Happened To The Fresh Beat’s Marina

Fresh Beat Band Season 3 Episodes

Fresh Beat Band Season 3 – New September Episodes

Dora’s Explorer Girls: Dora All Grown Up

No More Moose and Zee – NickJr Changes

NickJr Lied!!

Fresh Beat Band’s Shayna Rose and Liz Shea – 2CARATS Trailer by MommyBKnowsBest

While I was busy at the Type-A conference I had the opportunity to chat with Shayna Rose and Elizabeth {Liz} Shea from 2Carats band. Actually, this was my second time chatting with these lovely red-haired ladies. The first video turned out like this: 

Shayna Rose Marina Elizabeth Shea Interview

It was a straight up mess. Lucky for me Shayna and Liz were very understanding and neither of us wanted their heads cut off in the video {you can’t see their gorgeous smiles that way.} So I created a short trailer featuring “Shayna Rose, who starred as both the original Stephanie Johnson on NBC’s, “Days Of Our Lives,” and Marina on Nickelodeon’s, “The Fresh Beat Band,” and the talented Elizabeth Shea, former Giant recording artist and touring partner of Martina Mcbride.”

Check it out:

What do you think???

Also check out Part 1 of my 2Carats Band interview with Shayna Rose and Liz Shea: Here

and while you’re here, check out these other Nickelodeon posts:

What Happened To The Fresh Beat’s Marina

Fresh Beat Band Season 3 Episodes

Dora’s Explorer Girls: Dora All Grown Up

The Fresh Beat Band Season 3 – New September Episodes 

NickJr Lied!

No More Moose and Zee – NickJr Changes

Sound Beginnings Review and Giveaway {CLOSED}

Sound BeginningsNo, I’m not pregnant again, I swear, actually it’s not even possible unless someone played a joke on me 10 months ago when Baby C was born. Luckily, through my circle of moms groups, Facebook friends, and Miss A’s activities I have parents in all walks of live willing to try out products for MommyBKnowsBest. I actually have quite a few pregnant friends, (some of them don’t have a belly yet) but Miss Kim was willing to help me out with this Sound Beginnings review. Thanks Miss Kim!

Sound Beginnings is a Multiple Award-Winning maternity belt that allows pregnant mothers to share music with their unborn child, in a safe, comfortable environment. If you’re saying, “I’ve seen this product a million times,” you may have, but there are a few aspects that make it different from the other maternity belts being sold. Read More

Yo Gabba Gabba: Music is Awesome Review

Yo Gabba Gabba Music is AwesomeIntroducing Yo Gabba Gabba: Music is…AWESOME! Volume 2. Yo Gabba Gabba’s 2010 release and second volume of fun tracks rock my socks off! We love Yo Gabba Gabba, one of the top children’s television shows on Nick Jr. Yo Gabba Gabba:Music is…AWESOME! Volume 2. really is awesome for so many reasons including great artists, songs with lessons, and most importantly, they’re fun to dance to.

First, a little background onYo Gabba Gabba. The show first premiered on August 20, 2007, began broadcasting on February 23, 2008, and has become a huge hit since. On April 30, 2008 the television show received a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design/Styling. Read More

Enrique Eglesias Euphoria CD Review

Enrique Iglesias EuphoriaIf you’re like me and many other people around the world, the lyrics of Enrique Iglesias are on your tongue. Now, for the first time, an Iglesias record features bilingual lyrics with the release of his new album Euphoria, which features both English and Spanish songs.
While I’m very surprised after nine studio albums that this is Iglesias’s first bilingual record, I’m even more surprised that this US album is more than half Spanish while the UK version contains only two Spanish songs.

Unfortunately, I, unlike 450 million people across the world, do not speak Spanish. But that doesn’t mean that I was not able to enjoy this album. However, I probably would not have purchased an album with the majority of a language I do not speak. Read More

Anni Zola-My Story CD Review

Anni Zola I know I’m old when I start saying, “I just don’t get what things kids are into these days.” From music, to clothing styles, I just don’t understand. Anni Zola is no exception to my aged misunderstandings. She is sweeping the nation and I have never heard of her until now!

What or who is Anni Zola you may be asking, unless you are or have a teenager, you may be as confused as I was when I first started listening to her musical audiobook titled My Story. Even though I don’t quite understand something doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing though.

In fact, this cute anime inspired fictional teen has great message for her fans including encouraging teens to do something to make their planet a better place. Read More

Jason Derulo CD Review

If you’re looking for an album from an artist with endless talent, Billboard hits, and award nominations, look no further. Jason Derülo’s self-titled debut album is one you could listen to over and over again.

Since the age of five, Miami-born Jason Derülo has been performing for crowds. He attended Dillard Center for the Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. Derülo began his music career at the age of 16 producing hit songs for other great artists including Diddy, Sean Kingston, Cassie, Lil Mama, and several artists on the Cash Money Records label. Read More