Category: family_toys

Gift Ideas – Stocking Stuffers 2016

stocking stuffers

Gift Ideas – Stocking Stuffers 2016 Stockings, and the stuffing of them, might be my favorite part of the gifting traditions over the holidays. I find great joy in collecting all the gift ideas and stuffing them into those big ole’ socks. I love watching and listening as my loved ones exclaim with delight over all the little surprises they find inside. Sometimes I put big surprises in those stockings, too, like tickets to a stage production or sporting event. …
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Last Minute Gifts Under $50

christmas gifts for moms

Who else doesn’t have all of their shopping done for the holidays? I hope I’m not the only one! Don’t despair! Last minute gifts aren’t that hard to come by. Moms do a lot right? I think they deserve the best when it comes to Christmas presents. Let’s give the moms (and other important gals) in our lives the greatest Christmas ever with these awesome gifts under $50. I’m not going to lie, I would want any (or all!) of these! Word…
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A good playground is hard to find

rope swing

If you were to ask my children to recount a favorite story about Europe, or to pick the best thing about any one of the amazing cities we visited, they wouldn’t tell you about ancient cathedrals or moats left by the invasion of the Turks. No, they don’t care so much about those.  What they will tell you about is the most amazing onslaught of playgrounds since the beginning of mankind. Giant 60-foot metal slides, zip-lines, merry-go-rounds, rope swings, giant…
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summer’s out: bags for kids

— This is a re-posting of an article from last Summer’s archives.  While I’m away in Europe I thought I’d give you a tour of my blog.  I’ve got years of content to delve into and plenty of fun content to keep you entertained while I’m away. — This year on the last day of school for my kids, I surprised them with bags filled to the brim with summer fun. Each kid got a bag with color coordinated goodies…
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gift guide #2 for kids

kids gift guide

I put a little something for everyone in this one.  I really want a Leap Frog Tag reader for Charming, an iPod shuffle for Precocious so she’ll stop borrowing mine, the B. Toys beads are a phenomenal toy for everyone, and Silly Bandz? I’ll never understand the appeal. 1. iPod Shuffle 2. Leap Frog Tag Reading System 3.  Silly Bandz 4. Beads from B. Toys

gift guide for kids

gift guide

Numbers #1 and #2 are for the older kid set and #3 and #4 are completely timeless. 1. Mythbusters Board Game 2.  Nintendo DSi 3. Toy Story 3 DVD 4. Lego Ultimate Building Set