Reading Rainbow Reinvented for the Next Generation

I received sample product in the hopes that I would share it with my readers. All opinions are my own, and affiliate links are included. Butterfly in the sky... If you can finish that phrase and have the song running through your head you know exactly what I'm talking about! Did you grow up watching Reading Rainbow? I sure did, and I know Reading Rainbow helped turn me into the avid reader that I am. I grew up watching my favorite childhood books come alive on the TV screen both at home and in the classroom. Now our kids can enjoy the Reading Rainbow experience for the next generation … [Read more...]

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Thirty Million Words: Building A Child’s Brain

Did you know that parent language is the single most powerful tool in shaping the brain of a child? It’s that simple, according to Dr. Dana Suskind, author of the latest book, Thirty Million Words: Building A Child’s Brain, (Dutton, September 2015). A cochlear implant surgeon at the University of Chicago and Founder and Director of the Thirty Million Words Initiative, Dr. Suskind argues that all parents can – and need to – harness the power of their words to shape their child’s future educational success. “No matter the language, the culture, the nuance of vocabulary or the … [Read more...]

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Beat Summer Boredom with These Free and Cheap Activities

The end of another school year is winding to a close, and no mom wants a bunch of bored kids sitting around the house. Whether you want to make the most of the last few "school free" months before your child becomes a Kindergartner like I do or you're looking for fun activities to keep your kids from getting bored this Summer, you probably want to have fun without emptying your wallet. We all want to save money without sacrificing a great time, right? There are some great family oriented free and cheap activities you can do with your kids, and I've compiled some of my favorites for … [Read more...]

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FunBites Food Cutters Make Eating Fun

I received a free FunBites Food Cutter in exchange for my honest opinions. Affiliate links are included for your consideration. As a mom of little ones I'm always looking for fun and exciting ways to get my children to eat. My toddler will eat just about anything you put in front of her, but my 5 year old is an extremely picky eater. She doesn't like to eat anything that isn't cut into small pieces, and she will sometimes pitch a fit if she doesn't have "crazy pieces". In our house "crazy pieces" are pieces of food cut into shapes. One day it may be triangles, the next squares, but her food … [Read more...]

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A Princess Sofia Magical Time at Our #DisneyKids Preschool Playdate

I received free products from Walt Disney World Resort and MomSelect in order to host a Disney Kids Preschool Playdate. The opinions expressed here are my own. This time of the year is a busy one for most due to the holidays, but that doesn't mean playdates have to be placed on the back burner. The girls love getting together with their friends and cousins, so hosting a Disney Kids Preschool Playdate during Thanksgiving week was a great way to get the kids together while the parents are mostly already off work for the holiday. It was also a great way for us parents to have some time together … [Read more...]

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