The Dragon and the Turtle Review

We recently received a copy of the book The Dragon and the Turtle by Donita K. Paul and Evangeline Denmark, illustrated by Vincent Nguyen.  My boys were immediately intrigued.  Why?  Dragons of course.  My boys love dragons and have received many dragon books from their Nana.  This was one book they had not yet seen and they were eager to listen. Here we are below all snuggled in for a good read.  Notice my wet head! I had just taken a shower! The Dragon and the Turtle tells the story of Padraig the dragon and how rather than fulfilling his own needs (his … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  Here are my boys Christmas Eve.  I didn't notice until after I looked at the pictures that my middle child just couldn't drop the mini Star Wars lightsaber! And here he is below receiving one of his favorite presents Transformers Season One on DVD … [Read more...]

Juno Baby Review

I recently had the pleasure of viewing Juno Baby for the first time thanks to Heard it From A Mom.  Apparently Juno Baby has been around for quite some time.  I had never heard of it before.  And of course like most things once you become aware of it you start seeing it everywhere. I think of Juno Baby has an original musical version of Baby Einstein.  Baby Einstein used music from famous composers- Bach, Beethoven and such.  Juno Baby has classical music that has been composed specifically for the product.  Here is a little more information. All of our … [Read more...]

Heart & Soul Candies Review & Giveaway! CLOSED

  This Christmas, spread joy by giving your loved ones chocolate with purpose as they unwrap an inspirational message with each delicious bite.  Give back with H&S chocolate as well because a portion of sales go to Samaritans Purse, a charity that provides spiritual and physical aid to victims of war, poverty, natural disaster, and disease. The Vision & Mission: The Vision: Heart & Soul Candies Vision is to give cheerfully and generously to good works around the world by providing scripture based high-quality chocolate and candy products that bless … [Read more...]

Stickey Cup Review & Giveaway- CLOSED

Finally! A portable non-slip cup/container holder for virtually any non-porous surface. Great for KIDS!  Eliminate spills with this new cup holder design that incorporates a uniquely SUPER strong suction cup bottom and will hold a variety of container shapes. Perfect for the Baby Bag! From Sippie Cups to Tumblers!   No more crying over spilt milk!     I just discovered Stickey Cup.  I had never heard of it before until recently, but it is definitely one of those inventions that makes one wonder why it hasn't existed sooner.  My three … [Read more...]

Crazy Crayola Fun Review & Giveaway- CLOSED

Crayola is offering more than 30 ways to give the gift of imagination for under $30 this holiday season with a lineup of gifts to inspire wonder,adventure and dreams in toddlers to tweens. My two oldest children and I were able to check out some of the new, hot Crayola gifts for this holiday season.  We were very excited.  Crayola makes amazing products.  They have come a long way from the simple crayons of my youth.  I remember when they came out with the 120 box of crayons.  It was the THING that year.  My children are so lucky.  Here are they product we … [Read more...]

Oliver’s Labels Review

A little while ago I received a set of labels from Oliver's Labels.  I have no prior experience with a professionally made label.  However, I do own a label maker.   Oliver's Labels advertises as being extra sticky and they are! I found them to be much more sticky and stylish than regular labels.   I tested out my set of labels with my 3 year old.  I picked out a cool crossbones/pirate symbol that I knew he would like.  He was eager to place a label on his shoes.  They have a special set that fits right inside shoes and helps kids learn the difference … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Idea!- Family Talk Review & Giveaway- CLOSED

  Do you need a great idea for a gift this Holiday season?  Consider a copy of Family Talk or one of its many variations- Grandparent Talk, Buddy Talk, Camp Talk, or Teen Talk. My family recently received our first copy of Family Talk and just like the title it did indeed get our family talking.  It's a simple idea.  Conversation starting questions are clipped together on a metal ring.  That's it.  Super simple.  It's the people you're with and the answers that they give that make this game fabulous.  I love learning about what people think.  The … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving from The Mama Report

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! … [Read more...]

THE RATTLES Review and Giveaway- CLOSED

"If your kids aren't talking about The Rattles yet, I think you'll be hearing about them soon!" - Susan Heim, Parenting Author & 'Chicken Soup for the Soul' Editor “Does your child have a hard time waking up in the morning? Do they spend more time lounging in front of the television than they do shaking their booty? Well here's your chance to get them up and moving in the morning or any time.” - Seattle Post-Intelligencer / BlogCritics.org The following is information from the official press release. "Armed with a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed fusion of classic rock and power pop, … [Read more...]

The Mama Report on Money Saving Mom

Check out my reader's tip at Money Saving Mom.  I'm so excited that this was posted there today!!  My article is about keeping kids entertained in the car with cheap books. Money Saving Mom is an excellent blog dedicated to helping people save money in every aspect of their lives. … [Read more...]

Boys will be boys

Halloween has descended on our house. Today we decorated for the holiday. This might not be a big deal to some people, but to my two boys it is a huge deal. My six-year-old didn't even want to go to school today and he is crazy about school. We love Halloween. I don't know why exactly. There is just something about all the creepiness that has always appealed to me. I know why my boys love Halloween. Pure and simple- the weapons. The last couple of years I have purchased a bunch of fake weapons and Halloween costumes for 75-90% at Target after the season. My three-year-old spent most … [Read more...]

Images from the day

Here are some photos I managed to pinch in today.  I love this time of year. … [Read more...]

Random Moments From My Day

Do you ever keep track of all the little odd moments in your day?  I had quite a few.  I have quite a few everyday. For instance this morning on the way into town I almost  hit a flock of about 15 turkeys.  I wish I would of had the camera, but literally there were fifteen mama turkeys hanging out on the road.  Luckily none of them ended up on my kitchen table.  My husband was conflicted.  He didn't want the van or anyone hurt, but he really loves roasted turkey:) I blew my 3 year old sons'  mind when I told him that Anakin Skywalker IS Darth … [Read more...]

Dexter Bexley and the Big Blue Beastie on the Road Review

Dexter Bexley and the Big Blue Beastie on the Road by Joel Stewart is a fun book to read.  I love books that make me smile and chuckle, and this is definitely one of them. I'm not sure what a Big Blue Beastie is , but regardless he seems like a good buddy.  Perhaps every boys needs a Big Blue Beastie to get into trouble with.  Because that is what happens in this story.  Not only can Dexter not sleep, but he feels the need to hoot.  My kids also seem to like to hoot right at bedtime.  In fact the mere mention of the word bed brings out the crazy in them.  … [Read more...]