Review: Mattel Fijit Friends Newbies


Last year my girls were thrilled when we had the chance to not only review one of Mattel’s new Fijit Friends, but also invite several of their friends over for a fun dance party. They still get our Fijit Friend, Sage, out on a regular basis and dance with her (which reminds me that Sage […]

Review: Polly Pocket Stick N Play Sets


When my oldest daughter turned three, I was so excited because suddenly she was old enough to play with all of those age 3+ toys – the ones with tiny pieces or whatnot. I know, it’s not like you throw a switch or something and every ‘big kid’ toy out there becomes immediately safe – […]

Review: VTech LS6475-3 Multi-Tasking Headset Phone System


Once a year it happens… That wonderful day when I’m awakened by a parade of kids filing into my bedroom bearing breakfast and assorted handmade gifts, and sometimes even a card if Ron’s on top of things. This year added something new to the mix – the girls thought it would be fun to let […]

Review: belVita Breakfast Biscuits


Breakfast has been a bane of my existence for some time now. I often skip it, even though I know I shouldn’t – and trying to find something that tastes good, is at least somewhat healthy, and is quick and easy hasn’t been easy to do. Although my family remain die-hard cereal eaters, I’m allergic […]

Review: Arm & Hammer Ultra Last Clumping Cat Litter


Although we’re a fairly new dog family, my husband and I both grew up in families with cats and we’ve had anywhere from one to three cats in our family for almost as long as we’ve been together (including a litter of kittens that we raised a few years ago!). There’s just something about having […]

“Rally for Recess” with Dannon Danimals®


Back when I was a kid, we used to have recess three times every day – morning, lunchtime and afternoon. I knew that schools have had to cut recess times over the years in order to squeeze in more instructional time and do what they can with limited resources, so I wasn’t surprised to find […]

Our Mattel Fijit Friends Playdate Premiere Party


As anyone who knows my kids would likely agree – they love music and to dance, especially my spotlight-loving 8-year-old. And she has some pretty good moves too – moves which both of her sisters attempt to copy, with somewhat mixed (and often amusing) results. But they all have a blast, and I love that […]

Review: Cottonelle Flushable Moist Wipes


Back when my older girls were potty training (a process that seemed to go on forever, lol!), I discovered the joy that is flushable moist wipes. Suddenly we didn’t have a diaper pail to handle regular baby wipes anymore, and just throwing them in the regular garbage seemed, well icky. Having wipes right there in […]

“Start Your Journey Naturally” with Estroven


At age 40, I’m well aware of how my body handles PMS every month, even as I’m reminded while currently sitting here in the throes of a hormonally-induced funk. And yet, I’m beginning to see small changes occurring and am starting to wonder… Are these the first signs of menopause or peri-menopause? As I look […]

See ‘Truth Be Told’ on April 16th!


Over the past several months, I’ve been excited to be able to screen some of the ‘Family Movie Night’ movies made for television by Walmart & P&G – such as The Jensen Project, and Change of Plans. There are many things that I love about these movies – but all of them can pretty much […]