Holiday Gift Guide Grand Prize Giveaway

When we decided to try a holiday gift guide for the first time, it was important to us that it both reflect who we are as parents and be useful to you as readers. The result — Toys Mom Won’t Hate — should be the best of both. It features toys we actually want our […]

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Tween Gift Ideas: Skylanders Primer for Moms

We were introduced to Skylanders last year when one of the tween’s friends brought her collection over for a sleepover, but we didn’t really learn much about it until this year. When the boy got Skylanders Giants for his birthday, he and the tween played pretty much nonstop for the rest of the summer. Then Swap Force came out, […]

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Big Kid Gift Ideas: Dolls with Personality (Plus Beatrix Girls Giveaway)

Dolls are a classic Christmas gift for a reason; little girls love their dolls. A doll has topped our girls’ Christmas lists more often than not, but they have definitely come a long way since Janice and Jen hoped for their dolls. Now, girls want Barbie and LaLaLoopsy and Moxie Girls. They want Monster High […]

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Toddler Gift Ideas: Holiday Book Traditions (Plus a Disney Giveaway!)

There was a book I read every year as a child, approximately 100 times, leading into Christmas. Then, I read it to my brother. When my daughter was born, I bought a new copy to read to her. I still have the original, but the scratch and sniff stickers didn’t smell anymore. So, she got […]

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Kids, Pets, and Epic Messes: Welcome to Summer (Plus a Giveaway!)

Now that the kids are out of school, any semblance of order and cleanliness is completely gone. I’m excited to have them home for family fun, bonding with our upcoming adoption placement, and months of carpool and lunch-packing avoidance. The completely out-of-control house and sheer volume of messes they make? Not so exciting. We’re just […]

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