• Monthly Archive:: May 2014

    It’s my younger daughter’s 6th birthday today, so it seems only natural that I asked her to help me review a new DVD that was not only about birthdays, but that stars one of her favorite characters. Poppy Cat: Birthday Treasure and Other Adventures┬ástars the beloved kitty from the Sprout TV series by the same name who is making her video debut. In this 80-minute release of seven epsiodes, Poppy and her gaggle of animal friends are again off on a fantasy trip, as they journey through magical lands and meet new friends. The reason this series is such a hit, in our humble opinion, is because it allows kids with big imaginations to feel right at home–and this DVD follows this same path. In [&hellip

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    It’s 2 days before Mother’s Day…have you bought your mom a gift yet? In the spirit of this holiday, we’re highlighting a few last-minute gift ideas that will make her smile (After all, for what kind of a mom blog would we be if we didn’t?). If she’s been dropping hints that her jewelry box could use some updating, look no further than french Maison Van Cleef & Arpels. Their collection of high-end necklaces, pendants, earrings and bracelets makes a sophisticated statement for any occasion. Choose from an assortment of delicate strands, jeweled studs and more, each design more exquisite than the next…           If a new timepiece is more her style, treat her to the time of her life (literally) [&hellip

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    My kids seem to have more energy than I have in my little finger, so why is it that they’d rather be tapping on a keyboard than playing outside? With the weather (finally!) getting nicer, I nudge them outdoors as often as possible…but it’s never long before someone comes to the back door in tears or telling me they’re bored and “Can I come in now?” Frustrating, to say the least. If you feel you fight a never-ending battle with your kids about less screen time and more active play, you may finally have some ammunition. This summer, LeapFrog is introducing its latest electronic gadget, LeapBand activity tracker, that’s destined to be a big departure from sedentary play. Aimed at ages 4-7, this wearable device [&hellip

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    Ask any mom what she really wants this Mother’s Day, and her honest answer may prompt a guilt fest. But seriously, why should any parent (dads included) not have some time to themselves every now and then? With all the responsibilities that come with parenting today, it’s no wonder we all don’t crave a little down time…alone. This Mother’s Day, we’re all for giving Mom some well-earned peace and quiet, courtesy of Cloud b’s Mommy’s Dream Time Gift Set. This all-in-one packaged set contains all the essential elements for a rejuvenating day of rest and relaxation: an extra-soft cotton robe, a lavender-scented eye mask (with removable hot and cold gel packs) and a dream journal in which she can put her thoughts. We think it [&hellip

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    My kindergartner has found her latest heroine: PBS Kids’ Peg+Cat. If you’re not already familiar with the precocious preschooler, she and her sidekick kitty are often on the quest to solve the problem du jour–and with a sense of humor intact. Beginning this week, four new episodes will air that feature the dynamic duo on their latest problem-solving adventures. Because Peg+Cat finds creative ways to make math more engaging for its young viewers, you can expect plenty of problem-solving puzzlers in these episodes. Highlights include “The Arch Villain Problem,” during which alter egos Super Peg and Cat Guy must defend the make-belief city of Mathtropolis, and “The Long Line Problem,” one that envisions the joy being first in line (every parent’s dream!). No matter what [&hellip

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