Two New Favorites!

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We have been learning lots about animals in our homeschool adventures – I try to have my boys read a few nonfiction books every day and lots of times they choose to read about animals. These two books have been great resources for our at-home learning. Frozen Wild is a wonderful book about cold climate animals and […]

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On-the-Go Play

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Playskool. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I don’t know how you feel, but for me, going out with my kids can be completely exhausting. I like to be busy and out […]

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The Easier, More Accurate TB Test

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“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the TB Blood Test. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” I certainly am grateful for modern medicine helping me keep my little ones healthy and well, but truthfully? Going to the doctor is one of my least favorite […]

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Smart Kids *REVIEW* SMART GAMES

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My last favorite Smart Kids toy is actually one of my favorite single player game brands called SMART GAMES – it’s a good name because the games really are so great for helping kids increase logic, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. The games are all a battle of wits and there is usually more than one solution to each […]

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Smart Kids *REVIEW* SMARTMAX Build XXL

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Does this look like a Smart Kid to you? He does to me! And it’s great toys like the SMARTMAX Build XXL set that has helped him and his two older brothers become that way – lots of exploring, playing, building, engineering, and problem solving, all done completely on their own through play. The SmartMax Build XXL set comes […]

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Smart Kids *REVIEW* Magformers

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I have SMART TOY 2015 #2 to share with you today……………it’s………. MAGFORMERS! Magformers are one of our all-time favorite smart toys for lots of reasons. First of all, if you haven’t heard of or played with Magformers before, let me explain what they are and why they’re so awesome. Magformers are Colorful Easy to use […]

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Smart Kids *REVIEW* Magna Tiles

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Over the years we have reviewed some pretty fun toys and we’re at it again for a big Back-to-School Smart Toys Series! This year I have a third and first grader and I wanted to find some smart toys to help us improve spatial awareness and dimension familiarity, learn shapes, experiment with principles of “engineering,” […]

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Share Your Genius

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This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Have you ever had a great idea for one of your favorite brands? C Space is a company that helps brands grow by connecting them with their customers, who in turn create impactful insights for their brand. You’re invited to join their […]

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Snack On!

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“I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Grapes from Mexico. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”   What’s the world’s best snack? Grapes, of course. They’re natural, sweet, less than 100 calories per serving, bite-sized, they travel well, and kids LOVE them. I love them too. […]

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Smart Eating with LunchBlox

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After a long, full, busy, fun-filled summer I am READY for the predictable, comfortable, and calm routines of fall and heading back to school. I’m ready for earlier bedtimes, calmer evening time together, and more regular, planned, and healthy mid-day meals for my kids. During summer all our routines went out the window, including eating […]

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