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Friday, October 2, 2015

And Then It Rained on Malcolm by Paige Feurer #BookReview

*I received the item/s for the purpose of review.  No other compensation was provided.  All opinions are a 100% my own.
And Then It Rained on Malcolm by Paige Feurer  is a cute read that my kids both enjoyed.  My son in grade school enjoyed reading it on his own and being read to as much as my toddler did.  It's a story about a boy named Malcolm who gets hit with a rainy day and in our interpretation makes the best of it.  Illustrations by Rich Farr adds a great touch to the story, my kids loved spotting the worm in each page.  The story inspired us to discuss how you make the best out of any situation and it's okay to have different emotions but how it's about the way you handle it.  Also making sure to clean up after whatever mess you make after all the fun.  It's a great read-aloud book to add to your library.  Check out the book by going to 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Giant Bubble Plays Like a Ball - GloWubble Bubble Ball Review #GloWubble

*Sponsored post.  All opinions are a 100% my own.
We've tried out the Wubble Ball before and my kids really like it, and before we hopelessly punctured it with lots of us, it was so much fun.  They were so excited to try the Glo-Wubble Bubble Ball, because now the Wubble Ball glows in the dark.  If you're not familiar with it, it is a giant soft balloon like soft squishy ball that inflates up to 3ft and is tons of fun as you can throw it, bounce it, whack it and play. 
It comes up with a small packet of petroleum jelly, battery operated pump that requires 4 "D" batteries, and is super easy to use to inflate. 
I've noticed many mixed reviews on the Wubble Ball products and some have been negative.  Our review on the other hand is positive, I really like that this is a unique toy that kids really do enjoy.  Compared to so many toys out there that cost so much, these are very well worth it, since kids really do get lots of play.  I would only say that it didn't glow as bright as we'd all hoped, and to becareful not to puncture it, inflate over and over again and it gives lots of fun.  Check out the WubbleX Ball too, it is so much fun - your kids will love how it doubles as a science experiment too!

The Anti-Gravity WubbleX Ball Review #WubbleX #ad

*Sponsored post.  All opinions are a 100% my own.
The WubbleX Ball had my kids intrigued, and excited even before we opened it up.  We watched the tutorial video as instructed on the box before opening it up.  I was intimidated at first, but found out it was super easy.  If you're familiar with the Wubble Ball, it is much like it but smaller and of course since we fill it up with helium it has an "anti-gravity" effect.  My two kids definitely loved it.  If you aren't familiar with the Wubble Ball, it's like a soft "bubble" balloon like ball that is filled with helium and has a unique effect that is really fun for kids.   
One WubbleX Ball set comes with 2 sticker sheets, 1 fill tube, 1 sealing tab, 1 petroleum jelly pouch & instructions.  The helium tan is sold separately.  You can lightly "bounce" the ball and it'll come right back, and the most fun part has to be when it can easily get passed back & forth straight without going up too high or falling to the floor
You use the petroleum jelly to oil the straw so it inserts into the ball easily and without accidentally puncturing it.  Tiny hands might try to help out...
Cradle the ball from under while filling with helium.
Once it starts to kind of float away from your hand naturally it's right about time to stop filling and seal to let the fun begin.
My kids have played with it all day long, often being too rough with it for my comfort but it is still in original condition.  I assume that it will eventually lose the helium, but it also comes with two stickers to seal it closed - meaning we can fill it up again once more, as long as we don't puncture it.  It's hard to find new toys for kids that are worth the price and bother these days.  I really like the WubbleX Ball for not only being a unique fun toy that got my kids actively playing but it also doubled as a great science project too.  You should also check out the GloWubble too!


Friday, September 25, 2015

Wellness TruFood Wagon - Food Truck for Your Pet in New York & New Jersey

As a child my siblings and I didn't grow up with pets, but now both my siblings are pet parents, so I got excited to hear about Wellness TruFood.  Just like being a responsible parent to our children, we need to be responsible to our pets, and that includes giving them healthy food.  Wellness TruFood is a brand new natural pet food made with whole foods such as whole prey protein, raw produce and antioxidant-loaded super foods. Made with colorful ingredients you can see like chicken, lamb, purple carrots, beets, coconut oil, kale, pumpkin and live active yogurt cultures, TruFood recipes provide pets with the vibrant, natural nutrition they need to stay happy and healthy.
A farmer's market food truck for pets, the TruFood Wagon has made it's way to the east coast after traveling across the U.S. 
Go sample new gourmet Wellness TruFood, and lots of fun including a chance to win a year's supply of pet food, prizes from a spin-to-win-wheel, a doggy drink station and more!

So pet parents go check out the upcoming dates.
  • ·         Friday, 9/25: Pet Central, 2643 Broadway, New York, NY, 2:00pm – 8:00pm
  • ·         Saturday, 9/26: Pet Central, 247 West 23rd Street, New York, NY, 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • ·         Sunday, 9/27: Atlantic Antic Street Festival, Hicks & Henry Street, 88 Atlantic Ave. & 339 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, NY, 12:00pm – 6:00pm
  • ·         Friday, 10/2: New Rochelle Down to Earth Farmer’s Market, N. Ave. at Huguenot Park/Twin Lakes, New Rochelle, NY, 8:30am – 2:30pm
  • ·         Saturday, 10/3: Central Park Conservancy’s My Dog Loves Central Park Fair, New York City, NY, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • ·         Sunday, 10/4: Bideawee’s 100th Anniversary Pet Adoption & Fall Festival, 3300 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh, NY 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Cutie Curls Emma Doll from Aurora World #Review #Girls #Dolls #Toys #Plush

*I received the item/s for the purpose of review.  No other compensation was provided.  All opinions are a 100% my own.
Aurora World Cutie Curls Emma Doll is such a cutie!  I first saw these cute soft big curly haired dolls at the toy show in New York City many months ago, and knew it would be a hit with my daughter.  Sure enough - the Cutie Curls Emma doll has been the perfect kind of doll for my girly-girl daughter who only loves plush stuffed toys.  I was always into dolls as a little girl but my daughter hasn't been at all until now. 
She plays with the big curly bouncy hair, carries it around, and even sleeps with it.  The color is beautiful, and the features are just adorable.  As you can see by the picture above, the doll measures up to it's name and is really a cutie.  The size if perfect for a child's arms and room, 10" and retails for $17.  It's been a hit for my toddler daughter, and would also be great for older kids to collect.  Check out the Aurora World website to see the many other plush toys, and the rest of the Cutie Curl dolls.  If your little one loves plush animals, check out the cute Pomeranian Plush Puppy we featured.   


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Learn Colors & New Fun Songs with Magic Moves - Rainbow Jam from Educational Insights #Review

*I received the item/s for the purpose of review.  No other compensation was provided.  All opinions are a 100% my own. 

Music is one of the best ways to teach children, actually it's a great way to learn for everyone.  Magic Moves - Rainbow Jam from Educational Insights teaches children ages 3+ the colors through song.  My daughter loves the unique songs that it includes, we all love it.  The words in the song include what the things are that specific color.  The songs are catchy and full of content like "black is for black bird sitting in a tree..."  All you need is a flat surface with the color to hear the songs and notes.
Nine colorful songs that come with the colors:
Purple, Yellow, Red, Pink, Orange, Green, Blue, and Black.
You can switch it between two modes to compose with color or play 9 color songs.  It includes a 16 page musical activity book you need to make the songs or notes play.  We found it a bit difficult for a young child to get used to pressing the sensor onto the colors onto the page to hear notes and songs.  But once they get it, it's easy.  What my kids find to be most fun is testing out different items like the table, and pages in a book to activate the songs and notes.  The songs, by the way are fantastic.  As an added fun feature the musical note on top changes to the colors it's clicked on.  Another great product for kids to play and learn from, check out the Rainbow Jam and more by clicking on the link.
A great fun toy for young kids to learn colors,songs, composing and even motor skills.  It requires 3 AAA batteries that are included.  Such a fun little toy to carry around anywhere, great gift for any young one in your life!