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The Joy of Babies and Kids!

I absolutely love kids and if I could I would have many more! Today I had the pleasure of  baby sitting my 15 month old niece, Samantha. Let me tell you what a ball it was. I also remember things that it is “impossible” to do with babies! Keeping socks on their feet is impossible. And trust me those cold feet are sure to find your warm body and send you into shock. It’s a battle I gave up after 10 times of playing put on take off.  And you can bet we played that game with the diaper too! We resorted to the comfy footsie jammies! These were sure to keep the diaper on and feet warm! No matter how hard you baby proof your house they will find that one thing that you missed. Babies always find the littlest thing funny and it will keep them laughing for a long period of time! Something as little her sneezing kept her laughing for a good 20 minutes! Of course it wasn’t just a sneeze. The sneeze was just the start of a chain of events. Her sneeze which was one of those little cute baby sneezes caused smiles but then started the giggling. Apparently, giggling leads to a hiccup which leads to more giggling which causes another hiccup. Can you see where I am going with this? Exactly Laughing! And this kept her and myself entertained for a good twenty minutes!  This little girls knows what she wants and will tell you from being hungry to taking her nap. I thought nap time would be interesting and that she would put up a fight so imagine my surprise when she took me to her stroller and wanted in. All snug in her stroller with her snuggie she started singing, so I started to sing Rock-a-Bye-Baby and in less than 5 minutes she was out! I remember fighting to get my youngest daughter (now 31 months) to take her nap! She did everything possible to avoid nap time. Unless she was with Grammy and then forget it she was a perfect angel and went right to sleep. But that is the magic of the “Grammy” Kids don’t need 1000’s of different toys. They are going to pick one or two toys that will be their favorite. Let me warn you these are going to be the loudest, most annoying toys possible. And it will be their favorite toy for that reason until they get older and notice how much it drives you crazy hearing the same saying over and over and over again. It will then become their choice of torture to drive you out of your mind. This goes the same for their favorite show or movie that they need to watch over and over again until they either wear the tape/dvd out or it magically grows legs and goes for a walk and gets lost. My mom used to tell me that my sister would watch The Night They Saved Christmas everyday, all year long. My parents taped it for her while on tv around Christmas time. Back when VHS were cool, before dvds or Tivo was even thought of being invented, so you know the commercials were recorded as well. One HOT day in July or August my sister is of course watching her favorite VHS when the breaking news section of a Blizzard hitting the TriState area. My mom only hearing parts of the segment mostly the Blizzard and TriState area not realizing that it was the tape and did the whole double take what the heck thing, Snow in the Summer. She then realized it was indeed the tape and that it was time for it to get lost. At the time I thought it was the funniest thing, Now as a mom myself its NOT so funny. Kids are miracles and will keep us occupied and drive us crazy for years….GUARENTEED!

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We all host parties in one way or another from Birthday parties to holiday parties. Let’s face it hosting and planning can be stressful from start to finish. Recently I got the chance to review a Party Planning Checklist and let me tell you it helps! The checklist covers everything from coming up with your menu and helping organize your grocery list. The list helps you organize what dishes you are making and when you should prepare them. It even helps with how many tables you would need and garbage cans for easy clean up.

http://www.theme-party-queen.com/party-planning-checklist.html
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Congratulations!

Heather Augustine is the winner of the I See Me Personalized Book Giveaway!

I See Me Personalized Book Review

 

All kids love special personalized items. Seeing their name on things just makes them smile! My five year old daughter is starting to read and while she had a favorite book when she got her “The Super Incredible Big Sister” book in the mail she had a new one. Her excitement about having a book written about her was adorable to see and her enthusiasm to learn to read her new book was overwhelming. I See Me books have out done themselves with their high quality books!

NEW! The Super, Incredible Big Brother NEW! The Super, Incredible Big Brother

The perfect gift for a new big brother! The Super, Incredible Big Brother book from I See Me! comes personalized with big brother’s name and the name of the new baby. The book reassures big brother that he is loved and appreciated… and it rewards him for helping out and being a “super star” with his new sibling. It comes with a coordinating Super Incredible Big Brother award medal with a place on the back to write the proud big brother’s name! Written by award-winning children’s author Jennifer Dewing and Illustrated by award-winning artist Jill McDonald, this hardcover book is an adorable, whimsical and fun-filled personalized story.

NEW! The Super, Incredible Big Sister

The perfect gift for a new big sister! The Super, Incredible Big Sister book from I See Me! comes personalized with big sister’s name and the name of the new baby. The book reassures big sister that she is loved and appreciated… and it rewards her for helping out and being a “super star” with her new sibling. It comes with a coordinating Super Incredible Big Sister award medal with a place on the back of the medal to write the proud sister’s first name! Made of dense fiberboard, painted with lead-free paint, hung with a fabric ribbon with an easy-detach velcro closing. Written by award-winning children’s author Jennifer Dewing and Illustrated by award-winning artist Jill McDonald, this hardcover book is an adorable, whimsical and fun-filled personalized story.  The Super, Incredible Big Brother and The Super, Incredible Big Sister books are perfect for boys and girls ages 0-8 years of age and includes 20 pages for your little ones to adore. Each book measures 8.5″ x 8.5″.

Take the tour of The Super, Incredible Big Brother:

http://www.iseeme.com/super-incredible-big-brother-personalized-book-tour.html

Take the tour of The Super, Incredible Big Sister:

http://www.iseeme.com/super-incredible-big-sister-personalized-childrens-book-tour.html

Preschool According to Me

My favorite would have to be Preschool According To Me. It is like a little yearbook of your child’s preschool year(s). You can personalize your child’s book with pictures and their “favorites” Preschool According To Meis the perfect preschool graduation gift and keepsake that your child will cherish for the rest of their life! The book is perfect for boys and girls ages 2-5 and includes 20 wonderful and colorful pages dedicated to your child’s memories of preschool. The book measures 10″x8″.

Take a virtual tour of Preschool According To Me and see how detailed and personalized these books are: http://www.iseeme.com/preschool-virtual-tour.html

Personalized Books: http://www.iseeme.com/all-personalized-childrens-books.html

Big Brother Book: http://www.iseeme.com/super-incredible-big-brother-personalized-childrens-book.html

Big Sister Book: http://www.iseeme.com/super-incredible-big-sister-personalized-childrens-book.html

Visit I See Me’s website for all their wonderful products:

http://www.iseeme.com/ 

Follow “I See Me” on Facebook:

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( I received a product sample in order to write my review.  I received no monetary compensation.  All opinions expressed are mine and mine alone.)


 

 
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Sesame Street Children’s Fun Learning Pack With 2 Activity Books, 2 Write-On/Wipe-Off ONLY $4.99

Condition: NEW
Clear Plastic Packaging
1-Year Warranty
Manufacturer: Twin Sisters

 

Features Include:

  • Sesame Street characters help your child learn with fun, educational activities
  • 90+ pages of activities
  • Over 1 hour of learning songs
  • Your child will learn to identify colors, identify and draw basic shapes, practice counting skills, develop hand/eye coordination
  • Picture icons make activity directions easy to follow
  • 2 activity books
  • 2 write-on/wipe-off activity books
  • 25-song CD with fun learning songs
  • 50 printable PDF activities
  • Learning to Color & Trace activity book (32 pages)
  • I Like to Cut & Glue activity book (31 pages)
  • Fun with Colors & Shapes with write-on wipe-off surface (16 pages)
  • Fun with Mazes & Dot to Dots with write-on wipe-off surface (16 pages)
  • 25 Fun Learning Songs (68 minute run time) includes Silly Alphabet Song, Koalas Are Not Bears, Learning Our Shapes, The Colors of the Rainbow, Can You Name These Sounds? and more
  • Recommended for ages 3+
Sesame Street Fun

 

Zoobies Product Review

Being a mom of four under the age of six there is a lot of stuff the kids want to bring with them when we go away on long trip or even a trip to the store. Between diaper bags, bottles, blankets, diapers, toys and stuffed animals, It gets to be overwhelming.  Remembering to bring it home is a whole different battle that is rarely won.  Something is always forgotten or lost. Zoobies has made it a little simpler! They have put blankets, pillows and stuffed animal ALL-IN-ONE! These super soft, adorable “Best Friends” are the perfect addition to every family!  The blanket tucks right inside of the your Zoobie’s tummy. Your new Zoobie buddy is ECO FRIENDLY and stuffed with polyester fiber fill made from recycled bottles. The blanket is super soft and is zipper attached to the inside of your Zoobie so that it doesn’t get lost, yet detachable for easy cleaning. The blanket is machine washable.

Zoobies come in just about every animal imaginable, so you can be sure you can get your child’s favorite.

http://www.zoobies.com/

What are Blanket Pets?

To see all available Blanket Pets visit:

http://zoobies.com/index/list/category/1

  • Microbead stuffed head for ultimate squishability
  • Large, super-soft coral fleece blanket zipped inside: 44″ x 34″
  • 100% polyester (additional materials)
  • Washing-Blanket: Machine wash, tumble dry. Blanket zips off for easy washing.
  • Washing-Outer pouch: Spot wash (if machine washed, using a laundry bag designed for delicates is recommended).
  • Two bottom hook-and-loop Velcro tabs gather Blanket Pet™ into animal shape.
  • Recommended for ages 3 and up, but safely tested for all ages.

How much does a Blanket Pet cost? About $35.00

What are Slumber Pets?
Sleeping bag, Pillow, blanket and your child’s new best friend all-in-one!

  • Microbead stuffed head for ultimate squishability™
  • Large, super-soft coral fleece sleeping bag zipped inside: 43″ x 22″
  • 100% polyester (additional materials)
  • Washing-Sleeping Bag: Machine wash, tumble dry. Sleeping bag zips off for easy washing.
  • Washing-Outer pouch: Spot wash (if machine washed, using a laundry bag designed for delicates is recommended).
  • Recommended for ages 3 and up, but safely tested for all ages.
How much does a Slumber Pet cost? Around $50.00

What are Storytime Pals?

Storytime Pals allows your child’s favorite story character to go anywhere with them! With many characters to chose from your child will never be without their Best friend or favorite blankie again!

  • Large, super-soft coral fleece blanket inside: 44″ x 34″
  • 100% polyester (additional materials)
  • Washing-Blanket: Machine wash, tumble dry. Blanket zips off for easy washing.
  • Washing-Outer pouch: Spot wash (if machine washed, using a laundry bag designed for delicates is recommended).
  • Two bottom hook-and-loop Velcro tabs gather Storytime Pal™ into character shape.
  • Recommended for ages 3 and up, but safely tested for all ages.
How much do Storytime Pals cost? Around $38.00

What are Blankie Babies?

  • Microbead stuffed head for ultimate squishability™
  • Super-soft coral fleece polka-dot blankie zipped inside: 30″ x 24″ with satin comfort corner™
  • Molded teething ring that attaches easily to purses and diaper bags
  • 100% polyester (additional materials)
  • Washing-Blankie: Machine wash, tumble dry. Blanket zips off for easy washing.
  • Washing-Outer pouch: Spot wash (if machine washed, using a laundry bag designed for delicate is recommended).
  • Two bottom hook-and-loop Velcro tabs gather Blankie Baby™ into animal shape.
  • Recommended for ages 0-2, but safely tested for all ages.
How much do Blankie Babies cost? About $25.00
Where can you get your own Zoobie? They are found at many retailers nationwide! Find where your closest store is here: http://zoobies.com/index/order
So just how does Zoobies Pets rate with the kids? My daughter has given up her baby blanket and has made her Ellema the Elephant Zoobies (Ellie for short, she’s only two)  her best friend who goes everywhere with us.
The toddler test Ellema is dragged everywhere and is still in great condition after multiple washes still supper soft. (I did use a lingerie bag to put the plush toy in when it was washed, used cold water on the gentlest setting and  did not dry it in the dry but on a flat area.) But I would not recommend machine washing the toy unless it is necessary instead spot clean it. Zoobies will definitely be on our MUST have holiday gifts this year!
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( I received a product sample in order to write my review.  I received no monetary compensation.  All opinions expressed are mine and mine alone.)

Fun Ways to Cover Your Kids Books and Help Save the Planet 

It’s that time of year when the kids come home with tons of books that need to be covered! This is a great project to do together and will let them personalize their books and show off their personality! You will need a few materials:

Paper Grocery Bag

Scissors

Tape

Stickers

Markers or Crayons

Pictures or your favorite snack wrappers

Old magazines

Directions
1. Cut open the bag and remove the bottom, so the bag looks like a large rectangular sheet of paper.

2. Place your book in the center of the paper.

3. Fold the top of the paper down over the book and make a crease.

4. Fold the bottom of the paper up over the book and make a crease.

5. Remove the book.

6. Fold along the creases, so you have a strip of paper the height of the book.

7. Place the book back on the center of the paper, on top of the folded paper.

8. Fold the left side of the paper over the front of the book and make the left and right ends of the paper even.

9. Fold the overlap over the front cover of the book. Slide the cover into the slot the paper folds have made. Repeat for back cover.

10. If it fits snugly, you’re done! If it’s a little loose, trim it down so it fits or tighten it with a few pieces of tape.

Let your kids personalize their newly covered book with their own drawings, stickers, magazine cutouts (a fun way to recycle old magazines you are done reading) their favorite snack or food wrappers. You can even let them decorate it with their favorite Summer vacation pitures!

Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Pre-K to 2nd Grade With Phonics Flip Books, Workbooks, Sing-Along CD and more List Price $69.99 YOU PAY $14.99

Condition: NEW
Manufacturer: Hooked on Phonics

1 Year Warranty

Model: 16903

 

Features Include:

  • Letter recognition phonics reading method
  • Interactive and fun
  • Prepares children for success in school
  • Builds reading confidence
  • Developed with teachers
  • Tested with kids
  • 3-step method: learn, practice, play
  • 3 phonics flip books
  • 4 activity workbooks
  • 1 sing along CD
  • DVD with music and cartoons
  • 1 make-a-book kit
  • Pre-K to 2nd grade

My Precious Kid Car Seat ID Card Review

My Precious Kid Car Seat ID card is very useful! In case of an emergency the card gives emergency personnel everything they need to treat your child immediately if you are unable to. It includes everything from your child’s name, your address, date of birth, weight, height, home, cell and emergency phone numbers. There is a place to include a current picture of your child on the top left hand corner. On the reverse side it includes allergies, birth marks and medical needs. As well as your child’s doctor and dentist’s information, a place to put your child’s thumbprint and Medical Treatment authorization. When the entire card is filled out, place the card in the laminate seal to keep it safe from water. You place the Car Seat ID Tag onto your child’s car seat or booster seat with the enclosed tag holder. While these are called Car Seat ID cards I think they would be great to attach to your child’s book bag in case of an emergency as well. It helps let emergency personal know your child’s information when you are your child are not able to.

You can get your child a ID Card by going here and following the directions.

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(I received a Car Seat Id Tag free of charge from the sponsor to write my review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review and my opinions are my true opinions of the product reviewed and was in no way influenced by the sponsor.)

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