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raising creative kids: target 'kid made modern' $150 giveaway
March 11, 2014 63 comments

raising creative kids: target ‘kid made modern’ $150 giveaway

      One of the things I love about working with Target is that I have had the opportunity to meet some really great people, do some really fun things, ...

3 ways to kick-start your family's health (sponsored)
March 7, 2014 No Comment

3 ways to kick-start your family’s health (sponsored)

I am blogging on behalf of Walmart.com, but the views expressed here are solely mine, not Walmart’s. Shop online and save money to live better at Walmart.com   Spring is around ...

toy fair recap: melissa & doug booth 2014
February 26, 2014 No Comment

toy fair recap: melissa & doug booth 2014

Toy Fair was last week in NYC, and it was off the hook. I mean it. Totally looking forward to sharing what I learned, what I saw, and some common ...

disney surprise scavenger hunt
February 20, 2014 7 comments

disney surprise scavenger hunt

      It’s been busy here for the last few days, with our insane weather and with FutureCity, Toy Fair, and National Center for Families Learning Summit all in ...

how to make homemade slime: snow day sparkle slime
February 14, 2014 No Comment

how to make homemade slime: snow day sparkle slime

    It’s been snowing a whole lot over here for the last few weeks, and in fact, this week, about 15 inches of the white stuff were dumped on ...

25 ways to play with puzzles
January 24, 2014 No Comment

25 ways to play with puzzles

Get those puzzles out, my friends! It doesn’t matter if your kids are 2 or 12–puzzles are a super way of flexing those brain muscles, practicing fine motor skills, and ...

learn about daylight savings time: turn and tell clock
November 7, 2013 No Comment

learn about daylight savings time: turn and tell clock

Daylight Savings, Waylight Schmavings. For years and years and years, the ‘spring forward, fall back’ deal has caused my little familia more headache than I’d ever care to admit. Naps ...

neighborhood toy store day: kick off holiday shopping locally! *sponsored*
November 6, 2013 2 comments

neighborhood toy store day: kick off holiday shopping locally! *sponsored*

    Did you know? The 4th annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 to help kick off the holiday shopping season! I have ...

invitation to play with acorns: outdoor fun for little ones
October 25, 2013 No Comment

invitation to play with acorns: outdoor fun for little ones

  The following guest post is written by the amazing Angela Thayer of Teaching Mama (not to be confused with this here ole teach mama blog, of course!). Angela is ...

why i heart my neighborhood toy store (and you should too!) *sponsored*
October 16, 2013 No Comment

why i heart my neighborhood toy store (and you should too!) *sponsored*

    I am a longtime fan of the neighborhood toy store. In fact, I can honestly say that I honest-to-goodness totally heart my neighborhood toy store. And I think ...

the rainbow loom: 5 reasons kids need it and parents love it
September 4, 2013 21 comments

the rainbow loom: 5 reasons kids need it and parents love it

Join over 5,000+ subscribers who receive fun, free ideas for making learning FUN and meaningful each week!     We are loving–and I mean loving–the Rainbow Loom. We’re bracelet-making, ring-wearing, ...