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Toys that Suck

At work recently we were talking about kids birthday parties. My coworker was telling a story about a gift brought to her daughter at the last party she threw. Disgustedly, she said ” A pottery wheel! What am I supposed to do with that?” My response? ” What did you do to make that Mom […]

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Let’s Call This “Things I Should Have Bought Sooner” (Plus Distance Doodler Giveaway)

At Christmas I saw this commercial, and I was debating buying yet another toy for the kids. For some reason, I stopped myself. Probably because it was one of those “call now and be one of the first 500 callers” things. Except, it isn’t like that at all. The commercial I saw was for the Glow Crazy Doodle Dome. […]

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3 Reasons I Hate Toys (And the New One That Won Me Over)

This post is sponsored by Pony Royale. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. Content & opinions expressed here are all my own. I have a love-hate relationship with my children’s toys. No, that’s not quite accurate. I just plain hate them. I would be content to stick with […]

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LeapFrog Tag Reader and LeapPad Explorer Review

A toddler shuffling in Mom’s heels. A teen donning Dad’s hat. A preschooler reading Grandpa’s crossword puzzle. Kids just can’t seem to stop themselves from emulating the grownups in their life—and there are plenty of toys designed to encourage just that. Shopping carts, tool belts, kitchen sets and, now, tablet & smartphones toys—just like Mom […]

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The One Where My Phone Is Off Limits (Plus Cube Dog App Review)

Thank you to Cube Dog for sponsoring this review. For more information about Cube Dog please visit the Facebook page or download it on iTunes. The hubby got an iPhone several years ago—for fun & to soothe is inner tech geek. I followed suit a year or so later—to have access to email & social […]

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