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Toy Alert: A Hot New Doll For Girls “My Friend Cayla”

My daughter has always had a strong nurturing instinct, which is probably why she loves her baby dolls. The house is full of dolls, doll furniture and a variety of clothes but her most recent "baby" isn't like the rest. Everyone, meet My Friend Cayla. She isn't your "traditional" 18in doll and she certainly doesn't need to be babied, she's more like a friend. She has the ability to access a bluetooth powered secure search engine which means she is interactive! Cayla talks to kids about … [Read more...]

Sweepstakes: The VTech InnoTab 3S Review ($99.99 Value) Ends 10/17

Overall the VTech InnoTab 3S feels like a total upgrade while retaining all the things we loved about the InnoTab 2S. You can read our full review here. The Giveaway The wonderful folks over at Vtech are generously providing 1 lucky reader a chance to win their very own Vtech Innotab 3S - yes!! How to Enter to Win Step 1: Please read our full review here and then leave us a message in the blog comments section below answering the question, "Which of the new Vtech Innotab 3S features … [Read more...]

Product Review: Vtech Switch & Go Dinos

After watching the movie Jurassic Park many moons ago, I couldn't help but find myself wishing that such a place existed...even if half the cast was missing by the end (if you catch my drift). It’s probably a good thing my wish was never granted, for obvious reasons, but that’s not to say I can’t get my toddler one as a pet! Who needs a puppy when you have Jagger the T-Rex? Especially when it comes in a box that's almost just as fun to play with! We were asked to try out the new … [Read more...]

Product Review: VTech Innotab 2S

It feels like summer has just barely began and already it's flying by. With a trips to Florida, Maine, our family cabin and days at the beach filling up the calendar it won't be long until our school year routine is quickly disrupted.  Even though Maddilyn doesn't start preschool until September we have worked hard (and had a lot of fun in the process) to get her ahead of the game. Each day is filled with fun crafts, coloring, shapes, colors, numbers and other basic skills. I would hate for … [Read more...]

Talking Tom Cat is Alive!

  How many of you have the Talking Tom Cat app on your phone or are familiar with it? It's one of the first apps on my smartphone, that I downloaded to distract and entertain my children. I'm a little embarrassed to admit it, but even as adults, my friends and I have used it and had him repeat some "inappropriate phrases" just for laughs. Of course, with over 600 million downloads of Talking Tom and friends, I'm probably not the only one! Well, guess what, Outfit 7 has launched the Talking … [Read more...]

Christmas Gift Idea for the Kids: Koosh Galaxy Solar Recon Launcher

Who has a little boy on their Christmas shopping list? Actually the toy I'm going to tell you about is perfect for girls too so keep reading to learn more about our experience with the Koosh Galaxy Solar Recon Launcher. From the makers of Nerf toys, comes the Koosh Galaxy Solar Recon, a ball launcher designed for kids ages 4 and up. *Warning* this toy requires assembly, but its so easy a kid could put it together. All you need to do before playing for the first time: insert 3 AA batteries in … [Read more...]

Secret of The Wings Comes to Life with JAKKS Pacific Toys

Everyone’s favorite Disney Fairies character is back in Disney Fairies newest movie, Secret of the Wings!  In Tinker Bell's latest adventure, her curiosity and wilful spirit lead her to the forbidden and mysterious Winter Woods where her wings begin to magically sparkle. However, it isn't until after she meets Periwinkle, a beautiful Frost Fairy, that she uncovers the truth behind the glow…they are long lost twin sisters! Inspired by the movie, JAKKS Pacific has developed a fairytastic line … [Read more...]

Hearts for Hearts Dolls Mommy Party #HeartsforHeartsGirls

Recently I had a great opportunity to host a Mommy Party sponsored by Hearts for Hearts Girls dolls from Playmates Toys. This is a doll line which has eight dolls, each one of them represent a real girl from places all around the world. Each doll comes with a friendship bracelet as well as a story book which tells the inspiring story of how that girl is working to change her community in her home country. Each doll is authentically dressed from her country and is lifelike of the girl she … [Read more...]

Vtech Switch & Go Dinos Morph From Cars to Dinosaurs – ROAR!

This post brought to you by VTechKids. All opinions are 100% mine. When I think of boy toys, the top two that come to mind are - dinosaurs and vehicles. Despite how many times I've seen a dinosaur in the back of a truck or crammed into a toy trailer, the toys have never really went hand in hand until now. VTech brought together two of the most popular boy toys into a unique 2-in-1 experience - VTech® Switch & Go Dinos™. Switch & Go Dinos easily transform from a dino to a … [Read more...]

{Giveaway} Spring into Gear: Little Tikes Pillow Racers – 2 winners! (ends 3/19)

Did you guy see the new Little Tikes Pillow Racers I posted about this weekend? If you missed it, you might want to take a looksey and add it to your Christmas Shopping list! This toy is still going strong here in my house and is being played with daily. Be sure to check out what Midget Momma's kids think of the Turtle and if we have you convinced that you need one of these too - then you're in luck! One lucky reader will win a Little Tikes Pillow Racers Turtle and one other reader will win a … [Read more...]

{Review} Little Tikes Pillow Racers Finish First!

Have you guys seen the latest super hot toy from Little Tikes yet? If you haven't (I mean if your KIDS haven't), you're in luck - I've got the TV commercial for you to watch right here:) These super fun, ingenious toys are called Pillow Racers - and the beauty lies in the simplicity. Yeah - who would have thought that throwing a handle and wheels on some cute stuffed animals would be such a hit? I know I sure wish I would have! Whistler was lucky enough to be sent the Dino Racer about … [Read more...]

Build-a-Bear is Turning 15 #FriendsCount

Build-A-Bear is celebrating their 15th birthday! They've been pretty busy the last 15 years helping you make new furry friends, over 100 million friends in fact! Did you know Build-A-Bear was founded when the creator was shopping with a friend and couldn't find the right stuffed animal? Friends are so important, whether they're furry or real! Happy 15th Birthday Build-A-Bear ! Today a good friend called and invited me to lunch and I said sure, but after getting both the kids changed and … [Read more...]