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The last 5 years, I’ve been running a blogging marathon. It’s been a long road with lots of never-ending hills, physically fueled many times by caffeine and adrenaline, that has been infused with a lot of frustration, exhaustion, breathlessness, fear, insecurity, and utter excitement. I am definitely not a long distance runner by any means, I […]

LEGO Duplo How Do You Play? Contest #DUPLOPLAY

LEGO DUPLO How Do You Play Jury Badge

Disclosure: I have been asked to be part of the “How do you play?” jury by LEGO DUPLO. No monetary compensation is being provided for this opportunity, any opinions are my own. There’s an amazing contest that was just launched on Facebook by LEGO DUPLO, called the “How do you play?” competition. LEGO DUPLO is […]

Muppets Most Wanted in Theaters Now

Muppets Most Wanted

Last weekend, our family was invited to a complimentary sneak peek of Muppets Most Wanted. So as a family,  we watched our first Muppets movie together. Certainly as adults, my husband and I were pretty excited for the movie. Gavin, who is immersed in animated lands for which he’d prefer Paw Patrol puppies and Handy […]

How Do You Show Your #DisneySide?

ToyQueen.com DisneySide Celebration

Disclosure: I was provided with  free products in order to host the Disney Side @Home Celebration with Disney Parks and Mom Select. The Sensability Gym in Hopedale, MA graciously offered their facility for our use. Any opinions presented here are my own. Though we haven’t been to Disney as a family yet,  when I thought […]

Skylanders Swap Force Dune Bug Giveaway

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I just returned from my 5th annual trip to Toy Fair in New York City. Aside from previewing all of the newest toys the industry has to offer, hands-down, one of the most talked about experiences of any attendee is the Skylanders booth. This year, I got to pose and show my muscles with my […]

Rainbow Loom Monster Tail

Rainbow Loom Monster Tail

Toy Fair is always packed with meeting interesting people and all sorts of photo opportunities. The first morning of the show within 20 minutes of opening, we wandered into the booth featuring Rainbow Loom. Rainbow Loom is the elastic band sensation that took children and their parents by storm this past Fall. It was honored […]

Wackytivities Skinny Spatter Video

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Toy Fair this year was filled with a lot of crazy fun, especially in the Spinmaster booth. While playing with their new Kinetic Sand which is another amazing item kids will love to sneak up on you with, I got BLASTED with the new Wackytivities Skinny Spatter. Remember crazy string? Same concept. It’s got a […]

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 […]

DisneySide At Home Celebration Party

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Futures at Fenway Tickets

Keri Wilmot from ToyQueen.com at Fenway Park with Wally

A few weeks ago I was invited by the Red Sox organization to participate in a tour of Fenway Park. After the tour, I met with the Red Sox management, provided feedback on the family experience at Fenway, and attended a Red Sox game that evening. During the tour was when I first found out […]

Have You Ever Been on a Tour of Fenway Park?

Keri Wilmot (right) from ToyQueen.com and her sister Katie Sullivan attend a Fenway Park Tour.

Whether you are a Red Sox fan or not, one of the coolest, historical, “touristy” things to do in Boston when you have a few hours to spare, with or without kids, is to take a guided tour of Fenway Park. Not only can you get a vantage point from almost every seat in the park, this […]

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