Catch Up this Holiday Season with VTech Connect to Cell – A Cell Phone to Home Phone System

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My cell phone has been our home phone for 4 years. It has it’s plus and minuses. It is convenient to have 1 phone # where we can be reached at all time and it saves us money. It is not so good when I misplace it ALL of the time and miss calls.  I […]

Support Charities for Children with IKEA Soft Toy Purchase

IKEA Soft Toys

My heart goes out to kids in need. I try to give to charities whenever I can. Ever wonder how to help charities? IKEA makes it easy to support charities for children through their IKEA Soft Toys for Education campaign.  Now through December 24, 2011, when you purchase an IKEA Soft Toy, $1.35 is donated […]

Making Baby Food with the Baby Bullet

Baby Bullet

 I used to think that making my own baby food is a waste of time.  I remember laughing at the idea when my mom mentioned about me making baby food and if I needed any help preparing it.   I was thinking why waste time when Gerber and Heinz were making the food for me.  Correct?  […]

Do You Come from a Traditionless Family?


Next week begins the holiday season. Growing up, my family lived at least 2 hours away from our extended families. We spent every holiday traveling to my mom’s side of the family and to my dad’s side of the family. It got tiring but it was what we did. My parents continue to travel 2-1/2 […]

Hot Christmas Toy for Kids – Sesame Street Elmo’s Find & Learn Alphabet Blocks : Review

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Sesame Street makes learning fun. A hot Christmas toy for kids ages 2-4 this year will be the new talking Elmo toy, Sesame Street Elmo’s Find & Learn Alphabet Blocks. This toy Elmo teaches kids letter identification, letter-sound recognition, and more with hands-on fun! Sesame Street Elmo’s Find & Learn Alphabet Blocks Review This new […]

Hot Toy for Christmas – Strawberry Shortcake Berry Sparkling Charms


Strawberry Shortcake dolls have always been a favorite of mine, as a kid and now with my daughter.  They represent a child-like innocence of being a kid and always doing the right thing. Strawberry Shortcake sends a message of hope, sharing, and adventure that many toys lack these days. Strawberry Shortcake dolls are fun with […]

Wooden Building Blocks Inspiring Young Architects: Shure ArchiQuest Review


One of our favorite activities in our home is playing with children’s building blocks.  We have big cardboard blocks, plastic blocks, singing blocks, wooden blocks, and a variety of small brick blocks.  As my kids get older, so do their building styles. I just found a beautifully illustrated, wooden block set for kids ages 5 […]

Does Natural Dish Detergent Work? Seventh Generation Review

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The power of scent can effect your mood, stress, and even sleep.  Seventh Generation is introducing 4 all natural dish detergents that will not only clean your dishes to sparkling clean with all natural ingredients but lift your mood. Seventh Generation makes their natural dish soap with the fruit, floral, and herbal ingredients found in […]

New Hasbro Baby Doll – Crib Life Doll Review

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When I first saw Crib Life dolls, I was a little surprised by their grown-up attitudes. What baby needs a smartphone? Then I realized that kids want to be like grownups with the latest gadgets, so of course girls are gonna love the new Crib Life Dolls by Hasbro. Crib Life Dolls Review – Baby […]

Healthy Dog Treats Made with 100% Natural Ingredients

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My dog is aging, at 12 years old, he still acts like a puppy but with a few aches and pains. We are trying to take even better care of him now and were happy to test out healthy dog treats by  Pet Ventures. Healthy Dog Treats Pet Ventures gives dogs what they want, delicious […]

Enjoy Latin Cuisine At Home with Nueva Cocina Entrees and Seasonings


With my husband’s family being of Latin decent, I have to admit that we’re snobs when it comes to Latin food. We have tried too many restaurants and convenience foods that just don’t have the right blend of flavors and spices, and leave us pining for Abuela’s (grandma’s) home cooked Latin food recipes.  Recently, however, […]

Activision’s NASCAR Unleashed for Christmas


Made for the Wii and other platforms, NASCAR Unleashed is a brand new game from Activision.    We had an opportunity to try it out, so we got behind the wheel! First Impressions of NASCAR Unleashed Getting Started Video games aren’t a huge component of the daily lives in this Akron Ohio Mom’s House.  We […]

Orthopedic Inserts for All Shoe Types: Kendall GelThotics Review

Kendall Gel Orthotics in a Pump shoe pair

My husband and I both have aching feet most of the time. We were happy to review a totally new kind of  orthopedic inserts by  Kendall GelThotics. Kendall GelThotics Review The one thing I hate about orthopedic inserts or any shoe insert is that they are not easy to take in and out of shoes. […]

Think out of the jar. Why Homemade Baby Food is Best for Baby

sweet potatoes baby food

With working full time and having two young-aged kids, practicality is the bomb for me.  Most of us were led to believe that the commercial baby food in jars/pouches contain as much nutrition as the homemade baby food.   Most people think making homemade baby food is a waste of time, why make your own food if you have someone (i.e. Gerber […]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Released, Trivia and Portal


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 was released today, just in time for Christmas!  Harry, Ron, and Hermione face off against Voldemort in the epic conclusion and fight between good and evil.   Are you an expert on Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Part 2? Test your knowledge with the Deathly Hallows Trivia Quiz. […]