Creative Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Moms today are hipper, more active, and younger at heart than our moms were at “that age”. So why give them the same old Mother’s Day gift? This year Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 14. Put some thought into it now, and you just may be able to surprise your mom with the perfect gift. Instead of falling back on the standard Mother’s Day present of flowers, give her something as unique and special as she is. After all, she’s your mom. She’s always been there for you regardless of what she had going on in her own life, and she’s always put your needs before hers. Give her something worthy of … [Read more...]

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5 Candy Free Easter Basket Fillers

Easter is such a fun time with the kids. Although my kids know the Easter Bunny is not the reason we celebrate Easter, we still enjoy a visit from the Easter Bunny on Easter morning. I know my kids will get plenty of candy from their grandparents throughout the day, and there will be plenty of candy filled Easter eggs. That's why I prefer candy free Easter basket fillers. I have put together a list of my 5 favorite candy free items that make great Easter basket fillers, especially if you have waited until the last minute to put a basket together like I have! Puzzles- What kid doesn't … [Read more...]

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5 Easter Basket Alternatives

*This post contains affiliate links. Although not required, Brainfoggles.com appreciates any purchases made through affiliate links.* Are you tired of giving your kids the same Easter basket year after year? The ready made baskets you find on the shelves are usually filled with candy, chocolate, and cheap toys that get broken or your kids find boring in a matter of days. Most of those types of toys end up in the trash, the chocolate gets eaten, and the fun is over in a week or two at most.   ThinkFun Games-   Board games and card games make great additions to any Easter … [Read more...]

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Cut Out Overwhelming Toy Clutter With Pley

What is the one thing that clutters your home the most? For us, it's the massive amount of toys my kids have amassed, especially after the holidays. This wasn't such a big issue when we only had 1 child and a play room. These days we have double the toys, plus the play room had to be converted to a bedroom leaving us with less space for toy clutter.And what's the worst part? My girls don't play with half of the toys they own on a regular basis. By the time we sort through everything they are either no longer interested in the toy we set out to find among the masses, or half the parts have been … [Read more...]

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Flare Play: Why We Love It & How to Get It for $29.99 (MSRP $99.99) {review} #sp

*EDIT* FLARE PLAY WAS DISCONTINUED IN FEB 2016. THE SERVICE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. Has your child asked for a video game console or video games this year? My oldest daughter loves playing video games, but I'm thankful she's still young enough she isn't asking for the expensive stuff yet. I allow her to play a few educational games on my phone, but it would be nice to have the option to play educational games and age appropriate video games on the TV without the big hit on the wallet from one of the big video game consoles. When I was introduced to the Flare Play, I was curious as to … [Read more...]

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