You Are Not Responsible for My Child with Food Allergies

I stopped writing about food allergies a long time ago.  Every time I start typing, I honestly feel discouraged.  It feels like everyone has their minds made up and it's not worth speaking up.  But time and time again I've read many stories where food allergic families, mostly those allergic to peanuts show extreme outrage in the wrong way.  There are also so-called studies that come out every once in a while concluding the cause of allergies along with the miracle "fix".  I even heard of companies making a business out of helping you make sure your child doesn't become allergic.  It's all wrong.  It also serves for fuel for comedians time and time again, all with the wrong information.

New LEGO® NINJAGO®: Master of the 4th Dimension Movie in LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester’s Cinema + Fun Activity Days

LEGO NINJAGO Event Days are taking over LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester April 14-15 and April 21-22.

Activities to look forward to include:
  • New 4D Movie, NINJAGO® Master of the 4th Dimension
  • NINJAGO® themed mosaic builds in the Master Builder Academy
  • Meet our Kai Costume Character all weekend long!
  • NINJAGO® Masks, Pop Badges & Poster Giveaways
  • Element Stamp Scavenger Hunt
  • Photo Ops & More!

Peppa Pig - Lights N' Sounds Family Home Playset

*The Peppa Pig Lights N' Sounds Family Home was received for the purpose of review.  All opinions are a 100% my own.
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This adorable "doll house" will be your little one's dream come true. The Peppa Pig - Lights N' Sounds Family Home is the perfect size for little hands and big imaginations.  If you are looking for a toy that will keep your little one busy for long periods of time, and keep them interested for months to come this play set is one to check out!  Peppa Pig fans will squeal in joy at the 22" Lights n' Sounds Family Home that features 7 rooms over 4 floors and includes 13 amazing accessories along with 3 character figurines!  Made to withstand hours of playtime, no loose peaces falling apart.  At 22" tall it's the perfect size, not too big to clutter the playroom and not too small that children would lose pieces.  

10 Tips for First Time Home Buyers

If you are looking to purchase a home for the first time, here are some useful tips to keep in mind.  These tips are useful in protecting yourself, and unique from common tips often shared.

  1. Do your own research, and compare it to the ones others offer you.
  2. Don't be afraid to ask questions.

The NYC Playroom Collab with

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Jagger-T shoes
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The Playroom NYC is the perfect place to bring your little one to play indoors when the weather isn't pleasant out.  Great for fun any day or for parties.  It's well designed clean space made to be a fully functional place for children to play and explore safely.  The Playroom NYC is owned and operated by two moms.  They have partnered up with the website kids to create a new fashion-forward line for designer Sydney Jordyn.  We got to check out the line in person and love them!  The collection is exclusively available on  Uniquely designed with the real needs that children and parents need in shoes.  

New Season - New Start - Gifting to Friends & Family

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New year, new seasons, new week, a new day...  Whatever the occasion we always look for opportunities to start over, work on relationships, and change the way we did something in the past.  How about gifting to someone you care about in your life, without it being a big holiday or birthday? Be the change you want to see.  It would absolutely thrill anyone to be in the receiving ends of gifts, but why not be the one to give instead and start the trend.  While we can't dial back time, we can signify our new perspective with a new watch.  Treat yourself, treat your new friend, or family you care about.  There are many beautiful Armitron watches to choose from, with the new spring collection with new pastel colors that make for the perfect gift.  Prices start at only $25!

New Blind Bag Collectibles - Perfect for Easter Baskets & Spring Celebrations!

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One of the most memorable times of the year for children is backyard "egg hunting" or finding the hidden surprises inside their home.  If you're looking for creative ideas that will have them squealing with delight, check out the fun lineup of items from Basic Fun!  They fit perfectly in Easter baskets, and can be hidden all over perfectly as well.  I love to keep these in my purse or back of my closet for "emergencies".  It comes useful when I want to reward my children with a small surprise, when we are in waiting rooms or long road trips.  So if it's not to celebrate Easter or Spring, stock up with all these goodies!       

Learning Tool + Fun Toy - Singing Machine Wise Ol' Owl Blackboard Calculator

*Item/s were received for the purpose of review.  All opinions are a 100% my own.  
kids Calculator
The way to get children learning is without them knowing about it.  I've learned as a mom to 3, every child learns differently but one thing they've all had in common is that they learn best through play.  Our newest learning tool that has been fun for all ages is the Singing Machine Wise Ol' Owl Blackboard Calculator.  It's great for learning your numbers, beginner math, and even different languages.  My oldest often checks his work after a math problem and always misplaces his calculator - there's no misplacing the owl.  It looks like a toy, so my two youngest fight for their turn and learn!  It's a large calculator that's the perfect homework helper for young children.

2018 New York Baby Show Ticket Giveaway + 1/2 Off Code! #NYBSBloggerLounge

*This is a sponsored post.  All opinions are a 100% my own.
New and expectant parents, mark your calendars for the @NewYorkBabyShow on May 19th and 20th.  It is the place to be for young families.  It's the largest show of it's kind in the country, not to be missed. You'll learn all about the latest gear and products presented by a huge range of brands, there will be plenty of buying opportunities, hands-on testing and tasting of products, as well as some fun activities.  There's always something new to check out every year, and I can't wait to go back to check everything out myself.  I have been attending for the past few years, it has not only been fun but highly informative.  Your chance to get FREE tickets for your family is below!

Squishy, Stretchy Fun You've Got to Check Out #WubbleFulla Marbles & Slime

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Wubble Fulla MArbles
Watch out for these awesome new additions to the Wubble Ball line!  Wubble Fulla can be found at Target, Toys R Us, and Walgreens.  They are available in Marbles, and Slime!  Both available in a "huge", "large" and "tiny" version.  It is addictive fun to play with on your own and with friends.  As much as my kids loved it, my husband and I liked it as much.  It was almost therapeutic how relaxing it is to squish and squash them.

Stress and Anxiety Relief with the TouchPoints Solution

TouchPoints™ are non-invasive lifestyle wear ables that use patent-pending neuro-scientific technology to relieve stress by over 70% in as few as 30 seconds.  When I was first introduced to TouchPoints, I was asked to think of something that troubles me and stresses me out.  I happened to be having a rough day so it was easy for me to go to a tough place in my mind right away, I was almost teary eyed right away because of my thoughts.  Then a representative of the product asked me to hold onto the TouchPoints, and I grabbed them - held them in my hands.  Suddenly, I really did feel better.  I remembered what was on my mind but the knot in my chest disappeared.  I soon found out that the reps weren't reps and that they were actually the founders of The TouchPoint Solution.  It was founded by Neuropsychologist Dr. Amy Serin and executive and child advocate Vicki Mayo.  They had a mission to help those who deal with anxiety and stress.

The Floating Comfort™ Fiberfill Pillow with Customizable Water Base

Water pillow
What stood out to me the most about this pillow is that it has a water base, you actually fill it with water to customize your comfort level.  The feel of the COMBEDLoft Fiber is super soft and inviting, the multilayers work together to bring you proven and tested comfort that you expect from a pillow.  The multilayers it includes is the COMBEDLoft Fiber, thermal insulator that surrounds the water layer, and the exclusive adjustable aqua support pouch that provides responsible support while you sleep.  If you are feeling skeptical the pillow comes with a 60-day satisfaction guarantee or your money back.  Also a 10-year warranty agains manufacturing defects.  Clinical study of the Waterbase pillow has been conducted at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to rate this pillow as one of the best for falling asleep quickly, overall sleep quality, reduction of neck pain and more!

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Trolley Pajamas for Toddlers!

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Pajamas!
New adorable pajamas are a must during the holiday season, I usually wrap new fun PJ's of my kids to open up every Christmas eve.  It's such a fun feeling going to sleep in new PJ's just to wake up looking adorable while you run to check under the tree.  Recently I had the chance to receive Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood 2-piece pajama set for my kids and happy to share it with you all.  They are super soft, comfortable and colorful.  

Sands Alive, Play Dirt, and Floof by Play Visions - Fun for All ages - Gift Ideas

These round up of toys from Play Visions are great for all year round play, but greatly appreciated during the cold seasons when kids can't always play outside.  Bring in the Play Dirt so kids don't need to be in their backyard or park to have fun with "dirt".  FLOOF is fun on snow days, sometimes it is too cold and not fun to take kids out to play in the snow, and FLOOF is a great fun alternative.  Wish you were on the beach playing in the sand with your children?  Sands Alive! will help solve that problem.  What is great about all of these items is that it really is hours of fun, relaxing for adults if you do join in with your children, and they are made with a fun formula that makes it easy to clean up after.  

Games for the Whole Family - (Hedbanz & Othello)

family Games Hedbanz & Othello
family Games Hedbanz & Othello
Games for kids and the whole family always makes for a great gift!  Birthdays, holidays, or just-because.  It's one of those special items that keeps on giving.  If you are looking for last minute ideas or a fun game to play as a family that will provide lots of fun memories and will also be used lots of times, consider Othello, and Head Banz by Spin Master.  Games that will get you giggling, spending time together, and games that will get everyone thinking.  These are also the kind of gifts that will please both mom and child.  These don't have to be a wrapped present under the tree this holiday season, show up with it in your arms to bring some fun to the day.

Collectible Nano MetalFigs from Jada Toys! (Marvel Spiderman & Guardians of the Galaxy)

Collectible Nano MetalFigs
Collectible Nano MetalFigs from Jada Toys!
Fun and different stocking stuffer idea for collectors and fans of all ages!  The Nano Metalfigs by Jada Toys.  They have a line of collectible nano 1.65" scale 100% die cast cures, each with that distinctive die-cast feel weighing around 24-30g.  Great quality feel and well detailed.

Beasts of Balance - A Stacking Game of Wild Creation #familygamenight #giftideas

Beasts of Balance - A Stacking Game of Wild Creation
Amazing game that needs to be added to your game night!  The Beasts of Balance is a stacking game of "Wild Creation".  It makes for an unforgettable gift for anyone ages 7 and up!  It's so much fun that requires concentration, dexterity, strategy, and creation!  Most importantly it is fun.
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Check out the video above to see how the game is played.

Life Saving Device - AlcoMate Revo Digital Personal Breathalyzer!

AlcoMate Revo Digital Personal Breathalyzer
Personal Breathalyzer
Something you may never think to own is a breathalyzer, but I actually think everyone should own one.  It should be carried in our cars and bags.  This is the season where many people are driving and partying.  Everyday someone somewhere is getting behind the wheel after having a drink or two, trusting only their judgement - which is not reliable!  The AlcoMate Revo Digital Personal Breathalyzer can save lives.  Don't assume you are okay to drive without testing your BAC.  lf your evening included sipping on cocktails or any alcoholic beverages, now you can check your blood alcohol content (BAC) with AlcoMate Revo before you get on the road behind the wheel.  This most accurate pocket-sized breathalyzer is a must-have.  Consider gifting to family or yourself this year!

Must Have - 3Doodler Start 3D Pen Set (Ages 8+) #toys #3DPen #whatwillyoucreate

3Doodler Start 3D Pen Set
Looking for an amazing gift idea for children ages 8 and up?  For those children who aren't into the toys that are trending, collecting but looking for something they can make something with - the 3Doodler is amazing.  It is endless fun, all you would have to do is restock on the plastic refills.  This is easily one of our top favorites.  I love how easy it is to use, and the results are absolutely wonderful.  We received the 3Doodler PowerPuff Yourself Kit a while ago, and finally tried it out.  The only regret was not trying it out sooner.  My son (9) loves it, my younger two want us to make them things with it.  It's a great purchase for a gift, or to purchase as a learning tool for children.    

Children's MircoLingual Vitamin Tablets by Superior Source #Vitamins #health

children micro lingual vitamins
Keeping our children at their healthiest is one of our main priorities, and it's always great to learn of different options to help make sure they are getting everything they need everyday.  The Superior Source vitamins are super convenient MicroLingual instant dissolving tablets that are great for children.  I tried it and it barely has any flavor, and dissolves really quickly so your children will not complain.  Available in a great variety of choices, you can find what you are looking for.  Whether it's an extra boost of vitamin D during the winter (indoor seasons) or extra immune support all year long they have it.  They offer it for adults, baby and children, with different appropriate doses.  

Plasma Series Case for Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL - Urban Armor Gear

case for Google Pixel
If you or someone is in the hunt for a great case to protect your new Google Pixel phone, check out Urban Armor Gear.  They are one of the leading designers in lightweight mobile device cases that are proven to provide everything you need in a case.  Their Plasma Series cases are a best seller, and now are available for your Google Pixel and Pixel 2 XL.  They not only look great but offer high quality protection from drops and daily use.  A good case for a loved device is always a great gift idea!   

Hero Clean Detergent & Home Cleaning Products

You ask a parent what is one thing they do the most of?  One of the top answers will be cleaning and laundry.  I do plenty of my children's laundry, but right up there is an endless amount of laundry piles from my husband.  A while back I was introduced to Hero Clean, they make laundry and home cleaning products that help fight stains, messes, and odors associated with men's sweat.  It has been "formulated specifically, scientifically and aesthetically" to handle it all.  Of course it was originally formulated for men, but I think it has grown to be a product everyone can use and love.  I really enjoy using the detergent on my husbands clothes, it leaves a great scent that he loves.  You can check out their products, and buy a kit that includes Dish + Hand Soap, All Purpose Cleaner, and Odor Eliminator.  Their products have a unique scent, which has Juniper; which is the main ingredient in Gin.

Slime Flat Tire Repair Kit - No Jack or Tools Needed!

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The Slime Flat Tire Repair Kit is something I hope I never need, but am happy to have in my car.  I just started driving this past summer so imagining a flat tire, a spare tire and all that it entails is absolutely terrifying to me.  I believe it isn't something someone thinks about too often, or is ever excited about.  The Slime Next Generation Tire Repair Kit makes it easy to fix a flat tire on your own without waiting in the car, say with kids for hours.  It gets you ready to move on and off the dangerous roads fast.  I've learned that it's the safest, simplest solution to a flat tire.  There are four steps to follow, and it requires no tools, or a jack.  It is important to be prepared for the unexpected at all times, this would make a great gift idea that is truly useful!

KAOS Pump Station & Bubble Blitz Blaster #unexpectedgift #giftideas

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bubble blaster toy
It's been so cold out but there's nothing like going out and still enjoying summer toys in the warmer days of fall and winter.  Of course it depends on how cold it is outside and what kind of toy we are talking about.  At the end of the summer days I was sent a KAOS Pump Station with Color Bombs, and a Bubble Blitz Flash Blaster.  I thought about waiting until we are closer to summer days to share with you all, but I don't know the forecast where you are and if you also enjoy playing with all sorts of items hot or cold out.  It's also never a bad time to start getting ideas for summer fun.  Even though this might catch you off guard in the middle of gift ideas and stocking stuffers, these actually do make a super fun gift idea during the holiday season!  I have 3 kids and they seem to think so!

Little Miss Matched Socks! #stockingstuffer #giftidea

mismatched socks
 Boring cold day?  Add color and personality with your socks!  Plus, layering helps keep you warm... 
Little Miss Matched Socks!
Fun fact is that my children and I love getting socks and underwear in our stockings each year.  They have an aunt who actually wraps a few undergarments for them, and my children have learned to appreciate it.  We appreciate it as it's something that's useful, but want to make it more fun for everyone?  The Mismatch socks are going to please even those that don't usually like receiving socks, as they are super special!  The Vintage Socks by Little Miss Matched are super fun and available in sizes for children and adults!  They are available in knee-high, ankle, and linear socks.  The packs come with 3 single socks that don't match!  My daughter loves to mismatch her socks, and these are perfect.

HALO Build & Play Model Kits by Revell #giftideas

HALO Build & Play Model
Latest in the toys we've tested out is plastic model kits by Revell.  My son (9) has always been a fan of building sets, and has come to really enjoy these HALO Build and Play model kits by Revell.   They are greatly detailed, come with easy-to-follow directions, and is easy for him to snap together to complete the builds.  The HALO themed UNSC Warthog and UNSC Pelican are as fun to play with as they are to build.  Once built they become great toys that my children play with, it even has pieces that have lights and sound!  Great idea for gifts for those who like to build.

Build & Play STEM Sets - "Build-a-Bot" by Colorific (Bunny, Dino and Fox) #GiftIdeas

A while back I shared with you all the Colorific Build-a-Bot building sets for kids.  We reviewed the Fox previously, and I'm so happy to remind you of these cute sets as great gift ideas for the holiday season!  They have an adorable colorful Bunny and a Dino to complete the available characters to collect.  Children can build these little robot pet friends by clicking together pieces, they do require 2 AA batteries, and once on it is interactive with the little toy each character comes with.

Snuggle-Pedic Pillow for the Gift of Comfort #giftidea

Relief mart Snuggle-Pedic Pillow
I don't know if it has to do with getting older but I truly enjoy gifts that are useful rather than the 'cool at the moment' type of gifts.  What's more of a giving-gift that will keep on giving than pillows?  I want to introduce you to Snuggle-Pedic pillows, perfect to consider gifting someone special in your life.  I think pillows and other items we use daily should always be on the top of the list as gift ideas, and I'm so happy to share with you the this Made in the U.S.A pillow and what it has to offer.

Babytime! Children's Skin Care Products #StockingStuffer #giftideas

*Item/s were received for the purpose of review.  All opinions are a 100% my own. 
Babytime! Children's Skin Care Products
Still scrambling for ideas for gifts?  I find the most memorable gifts are the gifts that get used allot.  I will especially appreciate it if it was useful for one of my babies.  With that said, check out Babytime products for kids.  Babytime products uses natural ingredients and at least 70% are organic including real fruit, vegetable and seed oils.  They have a great line of products, and you can easily make an awesome gift set for someone special.  Have a little 4 or 5 year-old you are looking for a gift for?  Stand out by getting them something they will use and remember.  Of course great for new parents and babies!  

Skin Care Products with Dead Sea Minerals - Bloom Mineral Beauty #Giftideas #skincare

*Item/s were received for the purpose of review.  All opinions are a 100% my own. 
dead sea salt skin care
Bloom Mineral Beauty is a great idea for stocking stuffer or for making a great gift set.  These products are extra special because they contain Dead Sea Minerals that is known to have therapeutic properties.  It has unique properties that can help moisturize, detox, and soften skin.  I got to try the Purifying Mud Mask, Hydrating Almond Scrub, and Shielding Body Lotion.  I love getting to try new products, and love to see products that contain natural ingredients.  The are paraben-free, cruelty-free, no animal testing, petroleum-free, and GMO-free.  Instead of spending on gift items that may not be used, get someone these Bloom Mineral Beauty products they will use and appreciate.