5 Reasons to Take the Family to the Dallas Auto Show

Disclosure: This post is sponsored on behalf of She Buys Cars and the Dallas Auto Show. Any opinions are my own. Buying a car is not always easy. Many people cringe when it’s time to go to the dealership and haggle over buying a new vehicle. Some people are great at investigating and negotiating, but […]

Want to Learn How To Donate Toys?

Are the toys cluttering up your living room? Now that the holidays are over, do you want to learn how to donate toys?  Want to make some money by selling those used toys? Join me Tuesday, January 10, 2017 on Facebook for a Live Chat. I’ll be sharing tips on how to sell and donate […]

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 […]

Show The World How You #LiveUnlimited for Muscular Dystrophy Awareness

Disclosure: In order to improve Muscular Dystrophy awareness and help raise funds for a cure as part of the #LiveUnlimited campaign, I received a #LiveUnlimited Endorphin Warrior bracelet. No additional compensation was received for this post. I’ve been a pediatric occupational therapist for 17 years. Everyone always asks what an “OT” is. Many people think my job […]

New McDonald’s Breakfast Hours #McDPJParty

Guess what, McDonald’s breakfast hours have changed! While we don’t make a weekly event out of breakfast for dinner, since I became a full-time working parent, I won’t lie, there have been dozens of times when omelets and pancakes are about all I have the energy to cook. One thing my growing little boy craves is […]

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 […]

Healthy Food Choices at McDonalds with John Cisna #McDonaldsOpenTour

Disclosure:  After attending the #McDOpenDoorTour event, I received compensation from McDonald’s in exchange for writing this sponsored post. All opinions are my own.   Most of my adult life post-college I’ve struggled with weight. Prior to becoming married, I rode the roller coaster, gaining 30 lbs. and losing it with exercise and Weight Watchers. When I was […]

5 Genius Tips to Motivate Kids to Play Outdoors

This sponsored post and $50 Toys “R” Us gift card giveaway are on behalf of the Toy Industry Association’s TheGeniousofPlay.org initiative, which celebrates the many proven benefits of play. Any opinions included are my own. This year, my family couldn’t be any more eager for Spring, happily leaving those monstrous snowbanks from the snowiest winter in history […]

Scratchy Clothing Can Be A Big Sensory Issue for Children

If you have a child or are sensitive yourself, you know that scratchy clothing can be a big sensory issue for children. You know — the tags that people are adamant about removing, the way kids or adults rub clothing textures through their fingertips in stores before purchasing looking for something that “feels just right.” Or, […]

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, […]

Can Video Games like WiiU Teach You About a Child’s Personality?

Gavin and I are part of the Nintendo Kid Reviewers Program. We’ve received a Nintendo WiiU, Nintendo 2DS, and the new Nintendo 3DS XL (pictured left), plus a variety of games and amiibo characters to review. Any opinions shared are our own and other than product, no other compensation is being received. Being a family […]

Keri Wilmot of ToyQueen.com on NECN Sharing Toy Buying Tips

The holidays were a busy time of year, but in case you didn’t see the excitement prior, here’s a link to a live news segment I participated in with Ally Donnelly of NECN at a local Walmart as part of a hot toys segment. While I’m sure the craziness of running around buying toys prior […]

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 […]

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