Meet the Best Alarm Clock for Kids!

At the beginning of the school year, parents think mainly about pencils, paper, binders, backpacks and all of the day-to-day teacher recommended supplies and gear that needs to be bought. Buying an alarm clock didn’t even cross my mind until after a week of climbing the staircase to be my son’s personal alarm clock, I […]

Back to School Tips and Tricks From 6 Lifestyle Bloggers

Hey everyone! It’s back to school time! Whether your kids have already started school or will be starting again in the upcoming weeks, there are so many things to think about when preparing yourself and the kids! To kick off the Back to School season, 6 different lifestyle bloggers, myself included, hosted a Back to School […]

10 Messes Kids Can Clean with a Dyson Cordless Vacuum

As a mother, when it comes to cleaning, I feel like all day long I chase my tail. The sooner I clean up one mess there’s another one being created at the same time, just in a different location. I only have one child, I’ll never understand how those of you with more than one […]

Noosa Yoghurt for Snacks and Dessert

Do you buy a lot of yogurt for your family? While we are generally plain vanilla yogurt fans and add fresh fruit or granola to flavor yogurt on our own, we’ve been lucky to have been sent a case of some of the new flavors of Noosa Yoghurt to enjoy and share with you. An Austrailian ex-pat, […]

Hanna Andersson Coupon and Back to School Finds

When Hanna Andersson asked if we’d like to do some in-store back to school shopping and in addition share a 15% off Hanna Andersson coupon for you, I couldn’t wait! Gavin is going to Kindergarten! When I started ToyQueen.com, it was months before I even knew I was pregnant. Although the 3 years of preschool certainly seemed […]

New Case Logic Laptop & Tablet Backpacks

Disclosure: I was provided with 2 new Case Logic laptop and tablet backpacks to review, any opinions are my own. Giveaway prize is fulfilled by Case Logic. My husband and I carry a lot of technology equipment to and from work daily. On the weekends if we are off to sporting events or family activities, […]

Celebrate St. Patricks Day With Kinetic Sand

One of the best ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with kids is to play with Kinetic Sand. In full disclosure,  I received Kinetic Sand free, to facilitate this post. Kinetic Sand was also extremely generous, providing enough green and gold glitter sand to donate to my son’s entire preschool class for their St. Patrick’s Day […]

How To Help Kids Tie Their Shoes! Shoebuy.com Giveaway

In my opinion, THE hardest fine motor skill for kids to learn is the art of tying their shoelaces. When Shoebuy.com, an online retailer of shoes and accessories for men, women and children offered to sponsor a giveaway, it seemed like the perfect time to share some of my favorite tips on how to help kids […]

Stop and Shop Peapod Pick Up Review (Giveaway)

Disclosure: I received a $50 gift card to facilitate this Stop and Shop PeaPod Pick Up Review. Any opinions included are my own, no other compensation was received. Grocery store shopping once you have kids is not easy. Especially once they are old enough to stop giving the elderly people smiles and goggly eyes, they […]

Do Your Kids Love Duct Tape Projects? Enter the Scotch Tape #TapeOn Back to School Contest

Disclosure: I will be provided with free samples of Scotch Duct Tape to use for duct tape projects, no other compensation was received for this posting. Years ago I remember boys showing me the shiny silver duct tape wallets they would make with their friends in Cub Scouts. With the trend in personalization, duct tape […]

CVS MinuteClinic Promotes Back-to-School Health and Wellness

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post discussing how CVS MinuteClinic promotes back-to-school health and wellness. While I am receiving compensation, any personal thoughts portrayed within this post are my own. Information provided by CVS MinuteClinic is clearly stated as such. As many of us have finally just settled into our summer routines, back-to-school ads and […]

PBS Kids Show Martha Speaks Teaches Kids Vocabulary Words

Disclosure: In honor of  Martha Speaketh Weeketh on PBS Kids I received a family prize pack (stickers, ABC Mouse subscription, tattoos, books, shoelaces, Chuck E Cheese gift card, etc.). Any opinions are my own and no cash compensation is being received for this post. We love PBS Kids television shows and games in our house. […]

Glue Dots Review & Giveaway

Glue Dots provided samples free to facilitate this review and giveaway, any opinions are my own. Being a pediatric occupational therapist, my daily work life revolves around  color, cut, glue, rinse and repeat. I couldn’t work without a good pair of scissors, some crayons, mechanical pencils and glue sticks. So every year in August I […]

Frustration Free Way for Kids to Sign Every Card!

This past week at school I made “friendship cards” with my students so they could practice the art form of writing their names legibly and in those teeny tiny spaces before we handed them out to friends and teachers. As an OT I really value children being able to write their name by themselves, legibly. […]

Best Kid’s Apps

Over the past few years I’ve reviewed some really awesome iPad and iPhone apps for kids. I thought I’d compile them into a list so you could find them all in the same location. Feel free to add your favorite app in the comment section if you don’t see it listed here! I would appreciate […]

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