The Secret World of Arrietty Movie Review

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May I borrow a sugar cube? A tissue?  I doubt you’ll miss the straight pin I found on the floor. It’s amazing how life goes full circle.  In college, I interned for a wonderful company which promoted box-office films and I would give up sleeping in on weekend mornings to staff children’s movies.  Fast forward, more… Read More

Mary Poppins Thinks They Are Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

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I’m wondering why Umbrella Day which is in honor of one of the world’s most invaluable inventions happens on February 10th and not in April. But I’ll just go with the flow and not rain on anyone’s parade.  Here are several family-friendly umbrellas to brighten up even the dreariest days. Kidorable – Clothing, Rain Wear,… Read More

Training In Progress


Undergarments are a very common Valentine’s Day gift for the love of your life.  I just hadn’t expected to be purchasing tighty whities for my two year old.  Before you get your panties in a bunch, I can explain. I’ve been dreading the whole potty training process until I spotted these! Although they better not… Read More

Mommy, Who’s Your Favorite?


I’m in a bit of a quandry. Friday, February 3rd is Elmo’s birthday but truthfully I do not want to dedicate a full birthday post to him. It’s not that I have anything against Elmo and think he’s cute (in an annoying sort of way).  You have to admit that he has totally lucked out getting… Read More

Spread the Love with Limited-Edition Valentine’s Day Cards

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Roses are red; violets are blue, Sugar is sweet & so are you! Here’s a way to be even sweeter and more heartfelt, caring and giving this Valentine’s Day: Make a $25 donation to Save the Children’s “Love to Read, Read to Live” campaign, and receive a 30-card boxed set of limited-edition Valentines designed by artists your children… Read More

Me & My Shadow

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We made it through January!  I don’t know about you, but the quicker and milder the winter is, the happier I am. On Thursday, February 2, an otherwise cold and dreary mid-winter’s day, groundhog Punxsutawney Phil will awake from a long winter’s nap, and go outside of his den to see if he sees his shadow.   According… Read More

Super Fashions To Score the Winning Touch-Down

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No one will be waiting for the half-time show when your little players and cheerleaders show up to the party in any of these Super-Bowl show stoppers. Football Heart Appliquéd Shirt for Girls or Boys with Monogram – Fully Customizable  Never mind wearing your heart on your sleeve.  Display your passion proudly across your chest… Read More

Ernie, You’re the One


When I was growing up (back in the day), there were very few options in children’s television programming. You simply watched Sesame Street, Public Broadcasting Service‘s long-running children’s show I must have adored Sesame Street the same way my son worships Yo Gabba Gabba and Olivia because I named the goldfish I won at a… Read More

I Feel A Sneeze Coming

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Achoo!  Hand me a tissue please. Better yet, pass me The Sneezy Wheezy Day, the third installment of the COUGAR CUB TALES, an award-winning children’s book series written and illustrated by Sharon Cramer. In The Sneezy Wheezy Day, when brother cub gets sick, he and his sister decide to seek their well-intentioned woodland friends for treatments and… Read More

Ain’t Nothin’ But a Hound Dog

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I’m crushin’ on my son’s latest toy, B. Woofer Hound Dog Guitar.  From the minute we brought this tie-dyed blue dog home, it’s been music to our ears.  We’re actually able to strum his heart with our finger.  Plus, he has a funky, fashionable strap. Here’s more features that makes Woofer so extra-special: 3 play modes:… Read More