Red Sox Books for Kids

This Is Our City Children's Book

Disclosure: This post featuring a new Red Sox Book for Kids contains an affiliate link. When the holidays come we often end up searching toy stores for all sorts of toys, tablets and technology. However, I try every year to put a few keepsake books under the tree that we might not otherwise buy throughout the […]

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston

A few weeks ago after a visit to the LEGO store in the mall, we were given a coupon for a free ticket to the LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Since then, Gavin repeatedly asked when we’d be going to LEGOLAND. When we were invited to a media event in Boston, I decided to keep it a surprise, […]

LeapFrog LeapPad3 Review

LeapFrog LeapPad3

Tis the season for learning tablets! So, for those of you who are looking to score a deal on a tablet for your kids during the holiday season, I’ve been having some fun with the new LeapFrog LeapPad3. We were fortunate to receive one free to utilize, prior to our trip to Beaches Turks and Caicos […]

International Luggage Shipping with Luggage Forward

Luggage Forward Review on ToyQueen.com

As one of the inaugural #BeachesMoms, my family and I recently returned home from a long weekend at Beaches Turks and Caicos for the Social Media on the Sand Conference. As the summer months dissipated into cooler Fall weather here in the North East, I began packing our luggage months before the trip. Nothing made […]

Gavin’s Toyota Sienna Review #SiennaDiaries

ToyQueen.com #SiennaDiaries Toyota Sienna Review

Disclosure: We were provided with a Toyota Sienna to test drive for 3 months as part of the #SiennaDiaries. While we received a stipend to participate in the experience, any opinions are our own. No one was happier to ride in the minivan for 3 months than our 4-year-old. The experience not only allowed us […]

Noodles and Company Restaurant Review and Dinner for 4 Gift Card Giveaway

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

When you have kids, a dinner out in a time crunch doesn’t always have to be a not so healthy drive-thru option. Sometimes the thought of entering a nice sit-down restaurant with waitstaff service isn’t viable either because at least when my son is hungry, he’s totally happy and then all of a sudden he’s […]

ToyQueen Donates $1200 In New Toys to Shriners Hospitals for Children Using the Toyota Sienna #SiennaDiaries

ToyQueen #SiennaDiaries Donation to Shriners Hospitals for Chidlren

There have been many times in my life where I’ve been fortunate to be part of something awesome and amazing. While “paying it forward” should be innate, there are moments when being part of a bigger initiative certainly helps spark the drive and provide momentum to do something fulfilling and rewarding. So thank you Toyota […]

Stop and Shop Peapod Pick Up Review (Giveaway)

stop and shop pea pod pick up, keri wilmot, toy queen

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 […]

CVS MinuteClinic Promotes Back-to-School Health and Wellness

7 Tips to Go Back to School Healthy

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 […]

Kings Bowling Alley Back Bay is Great Family Friendly Experience in Boston

Kings Bowling Back Bay Logo

Disclosure: I attended an event at Kings Bowling Alley Back Bay in Boston. I was hosted and received complimentary food, drinks, and bowling. I couldn’t believe it, we have never taken Gavin bowling. I figured we’d have at least been invited to a birthday party by now. He’ll be 4 1/2 and for some reason it […]

Disney Planes Fire and Rescue Toys and Movie Review #PlanesFireandRescue

Planes Fire and Rescue

Disclosure: My family and I were provided with free passes to a movie screening for the purpose of this Disney Planes Fire and Rescue review. Any opinions and recommendations are my own. I attended an event in New York City at my own expense that featured Disney Planes Fire and Rescue toys. Have you ever […]

20+ Outdoor Toys and Activities That Easily Store in the Trunk of the Car #SiennaDiaries

Mobo Bike Toyota Sienna

Disclosure: We have been participating in the Toyota #SiennaDiaries campaign for the last 3 months, where I have been driving a Toyota Sienna minivan and documenting our travels. We received a stipend to participate in the program, but any opinions included within this post are mine my own. A few weeks ago I took part in a […]

Tips for Traveling with Kids Podcast

About.com Parenting Roundabout Podcast, tips for traveling with kids

Today I was asked to take part in the Parenting Roundabout podcast, hosted by a colleague of mine  at About.com, Terri Mauro, the expert on parenting children with special needs. Every week, 4 About.com Parenting Experts engage in a podcast on all sorts of fun and interesting topics. Along with Terri, I was joined  by Catherine Holecko, About.com’s Family […]

Ever Wanted To Fly Like Iron Man or Challenge Captain America?

Iron Man Marvel's Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.

Disclosure: I was provided with free passes to the Discovery Times Square museum to participate in the Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. exhibit. Any and all opinions are my own. Don’t try to tell me when you are watching anyone of the AVENGERS for the first time that you haven’t ever wondered what would it be like […]

McDonald’s Gift Card and Summer Tote Giveaway #McDChefChat

McDonald's giveaway

Disclosure: I participated in a Google chat hosted by Chef Jessica and McDonald’s of Eastern New England on providing wholesome nutrition strategies during the busy summer months. I received the same tote featured for participation which includes a McDonald’s gift card, but no additional compensation was received. Summer months are tough. The weather’s nice, it’s […]

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