2014 TOYota Sienna & Toy Fair NY

2014 Toyota Sienna

Though November and December are the biggest retail months of the year for toys, the real toy magic happens in February when toy companies and media representatives head to the Javits Center in New York City as part of the American International Toy Fair. Though the general public often thinks Toy Fair is a big […]

Wrecker the T-Rex Sand & Snow Toy (Giveaway)

Wrecker T-Rex Skid Loader from Educational Insights

Gavin loves playing in the sand at the beach digging huge holes, and now that we are in the throes of winter, having just received another 8 inches of snow, aside from sleds and a shovel, until now we didn’t really have any dedicated snow toys. I could have kissed the UPS Delivery man when […]

DisneySide At Home Celebration Party

disneyside, disney parks

Disclosure: I have received free promotional items courtesy of Disney Parks and MomSelect to host my Disney Side @Home Celebration. No cash compensation will be received. Any opinions expressed here are my own. You may have seen the commercials from Disney featuring ways that various people celebrate and demonstrate their #DisneySide. A few weeks ago I […]

Considering Buying a New Car?

Keri & Derek Wilmot

Today on ToyQueen.com, we are talking about Mommy and Daddy toys! This past week my husband and I were guests of Toyota at the Boston Auto Show. We got to check-out all of the new 2014 vehicles from every car company imaginable without any sales pressure, then over dinner spent some time chatting with Toyota […]

Kid Friendly Digital Cameras

digital cameras for kids, kid friendly digital cameras

An amazing thing happened the other day. Gavin and I were making some quick holiday cookies and when we were finished we were admiring our “break and bake” abilities. He then said to me, “Mom these cookies look so good, hang on, I’ll go get my camera.” Before I knew it he had his Playskool […]

Best Baby Bouncer for Traveling Families (Giveaway)

Tiny Love, Tiny Love Take-Along Bouncer, baby bouncer

When Gavin was born, he was 4 weeks old at Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season. I was determined I wouldn’t let an infant stop us from going to holiday parties and visiting family in both Massachusetts and Connecticut because I knew once he was older and more opinionated, then it would be […]

Senseez Vibrating Seat Cushion for Kids

senseez vibrating cushion

Those of you with fidgety kids know how annoying it is during mealtimes and homework watching your child fall off their chair, rock back in their chair, or stand on their chair. Some kids are really challenged to remain sitting, so one of the strategies we frequently recommend to parents and teachers for home and […]

Wagamama Lynnfield Japanese Restaurant Review & Giveaway

wagamama japanese restaurant

If you haven’t heard, Wagamama is a japanese restaurant, primarily based in the United Kingdom with 4 US locations in the Boston area, that provides a unique family oriented culinary experience. I was invited to partake in a free dining opportunity in order to celebrate the opening of Wagamama Marketstreet Lynnfield. Adventurous eater I’m am […]

Should I Buy the LeapPad2 or the LeapPad Ultra?

LeapPad2, LeapPad Ultra

If you are searching to buy your children a tablet device, then you may have come across the LeapPad2, LeapPad Power and the LeapPad Ultra. All 3 are learning tablets from LeapFrog that provide fun, educational games via apps and cartridges developed around academic curriculum for children in the 4-9 year-old age range. After receiving […]

Have You Ever Been to StoryLand in New Hampshire?

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Disclosure: I received 3 promotional tickets to StoryLand in New Hampshire to facilitate this review, any opinions are my own. 2 years ago, we took our first family trip to StoryLand in New Hampshire which is an amusement park for families, near North Conway in the White Mountains. Gavin was only 20 months at the […]

Erba Vita Natural Supplements for Children & Adults (Giveaway)

©Erba Vita

Disclosure: I was provided with samples of Erba Vita Natural Supplements for children and adults to facilitate this review. Any opinions are my own. As a mother who works in schools with a medical background, I’m a little more aware of germs, and my plan of attack is to stock up on tissues, hand sanitizer, […]

LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra Kids Tablet Review

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Disclosure: I was provided with a sample of the LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra kids tablet for review. A few additional pre-loaded apps and games were included on the educational tablet to enhance my review experience. Any opinions are my own. Several years ago, LeapFrog delved into the kids educational tablet market with the LeapPad Explorer. Last […]

Mothers Therapy Organics Natural Hand Sanitizer

@Mothers Therapy Organics

Disclosure: I received a sample of Mothers Therapy Organics natural hand sanitizers and lotions to facilitate this post. Any opinions are my own. Though my son is almost 4, for 15 years I’ve worked with children in their homes, daycares, preschools, hospitals and elementary schools. My hands have born witness to more snot, germs and […]

Tips for Navigating the Boston Museum of Science

Museum of Science

Disclosure: I received complimentary tickets to the Boston Museum of Science to facilitate this post. Any opinions are my own. The last time I toured the halls of the Boston Museum of Science was 10 years ago, when Derek and I were dating and decided to be spontaneous tourists. This summer I had the opportunity […]

Review of the InnoTab3 & InnoTab3s Wi-Fi Learning Tablets from VTech

VTech InnoTab3s wifi learning tablet

Disclosure: I received a sample of the InnoTab3 and InnoTab3s Wi-Fi Learning Tablet from VTech to facilitate this review, any opinions are my own. Over the last three years, the children’s toy department has grown to include learning tablets geared for children ages 3-9. Some of these tablets include the InnoTab series from VTech. This […]

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