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creating with kaleidograph

Creating with Kaleidograph

When Scott from Red Hen, LLC, and co-creator of Kaleidograph, contacted me about collaborating with the company I was very excited.  He and his partner, Norman Brosterman (author of Inventing Kindergarten) are experts on the Froebel method and committed to open-ended play. I
Why I Love FabKids

Why I Love FabKids

I signed up for FabKids back in November 2012.  And I’m SO glad I did.  My daughter and I have enjoyed all the wonderful outfits we’ve purchased since.  Here’s a glimpse of some of the great looks … When I was
what's your favorite animal

What’s Your Favorite Animal? – Virtual Book Club for Kids featuring Eric Carle

This month the Virtual Book for Kids is featuring the beloved author/illustrator Eric Carle. I have loved his work for as long as I can remember … and The Very Hungry Caterpillar was one of the first books I read to
GiggleTime baby review

Adora Dolls: GiggleTime Baby review

Being a blogger definitely has it’s perks at times!  One of these perks is being contacted by companies to review their products.  So when Adora (a division of Paradise Galleries) contacted me to write a marketing piece on The Top 10
Easter Books for Kids

Hip-pity, Hop-pity Easter Books for Kids!

Here’s some great Easter books for kids!  Perfect to read to kids over this month … OR maybe the Easter Bunny might even leave one or two of them in an Easter basket!!! Widgets The Easter Egg, by Jan Brett
PlayDrMom shares over 70 books featuring DOGS!

Books featuring Dogs

With just adopting a new puppy in December, we’ve been reading all of our books featuring dogs and checking even MORE out from the library.  Here are some of our favorites! Widgets Go, Dog. Go!, by P.d. Eastman Little Puppy,
save the pie review

Save the Pie! review … for Pi Day!

The company SimplyFun sent us a game to review … and it’s just perfect to share it today … Pi Day!  Yup, March 14 … 3.14 … Pi Day, is the perfect day for a SAVE THE PIE! review! Save the Pie
creeper crazy minecraft party

Creeper Crazy Minecraft Party!

My son, Henry, was dead set on having a Minecraft Party this year for his 8th birthday.  With all the hype around Minecraft lately, it was pretty easy to gather lots of great ideas for our very own Creeper Crazy Minecraft
Great Gifts for the Minecraft Lover in your life

Great Gifts for the Minecraft Lover in your Life

My eight year old son LOVES Minecraft … he’s kinda obsessed actually.  So, what’s a mom to do?  I encourage it!  Not just for him to sit in front of a screen for hours and watch YouTube videos and play the
Make Your Own Creeper Lanterns

Creeper Lanterns: Minecraft Decor

Since I knew that we were having a Minecraft party this year for my son’s 8th birthday, I figured I’d switch out our Coffee Filter Chandelier (yup, that’s right, Coffee Filter Chandelier, you can see it and the tutorial here) …
Glow-in-the-Dark Creeper Shirts

Glow-in-the-Dark Creeper Shirts: Minecraft Party Favor

I didn’t want to get a bunch of junky toys or candy for the party favors for my son’s Minecraft party … instead we made the  guests Glow-in-the-Dark Creeper Shirts. After nailing down the easiest and best way to make these Glow-in-the-Dark
playdrmom's together box review

A family that GLOWS together, GROWS together: Together Box Review

When I opened up the complimentary package that Together Box sent us to review, I knew it would be the PERFECT set of activities to do together as a family on New Year’s Eve.  The plan was that we would be