Holiday Recommendation: Sid the Scien...

When my children fall in love with a show, one of the first things I do is check online for related merchandise. I know that shortly after watching their favorite episode for the one hundredth time, someone is going to request a stuffed animal/t-shirt/CD/plastic something related to the show’s characters. There are many cases –…

Holiday Recommendation: Craft Caravan

If you’re looking for a unique gift this holiday season I am recommending Craft Caravan. Keri at Craft Caravan contacted me to see if I would be interested in reviewing this service, and while the craft they sent is adorable and perfect for my daughter, I was honestly sold on the idea just from the…

Holiday Recommendation: Penbo

I have blogged more than once about my love for catalogs around the holidays, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention it again during this review. Apparently this love of looking at all items available to purchase is genetic, because my children will sit and look at mailers for hours, returning again and again…

Littlest Pet Shop Friends for Wii ...

The hype: Grab your friends, grab your pets—it’s time to party! The second edition of the LITTLEST PET SHOP video game brings the party to you with a new cast of quirky pets and their best friends. Play tons of new mini-games and explore new towns with your favorite pets. With enhanced multiplayer features, you…

The Tote Buddy Review: eco-friendly m...

If you’re like me…and thousands of other moms…the floor of your car is covered with cereal, socks, soccer balls, straw wrappers, tissues, pieces of dried leaves….and reusable shopping bags. While I can’t offer to come vacuum your van for you, I can tell you about The Tote Buddy. This was a review offer that I…

Holiday Recommendation: Get Organized...

It seems lately that all it takes to make me happy is a great organizational tool. Kids toys accumulate under foot and I run out for new shelves with baskets. My work papers begin to pile and seemingly multiply when my back is turned so I file them away in notebooks. But one organizational issue…

Holiday Recommendation: Harumika by B...

Last month I wrote about the Time to Play Holiday Showcase I attended in New York City and promised to share the great toys that I had a chance to see and test. One of my favorites is Harumika by Bandai. My daughter has always loved dress-up, creating new outfits for her dolls with blankets,…

Two Tales of a City: Tale Two

United Nations names Tinker Bell an “Honorary Ambassador of Green” Last Sunday Kiyo Akasaka, the Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information at the UN, named Tinker Bell an Honorary Ambassador of Green during a special ceremony at the UN Headquarters in New York. Akasaka stressed to visiting members of the press the importance of engaging…

Hooked on Phonics Review – Book...

The Hooked on Phonics brand of learning products were among the first early learning purchases I made for my now nearly six year old daughter. I still remember finding the activity books in a local Barnes & Noble and the surprise I felt when I discovered HOP Math, HOP Enrichment activities, HOP Numbers workbooks. It…

LeapFrog Learn to Read for the Tag Re...

With two emerging readers in my house, I am always looking for enjoyable new products to encourage their early reading skills. While there are many products available in this particular market, I turn first to the companies I know and trust. LeapFrog is always at or near the top of that list. My daughter has…

It’s Dinosaur Month!

It’s Dinosaur Month, and as the parent of a three and a half year old, that is something worth celebrating! Last spring two little Kota and Pals Hatchlings came into our lives. My son named his T-Rex and his Triceratops babies Nick, Jr. and Playhouse Disney, and they have been favorite toys ever since. He…

The Busy Mom’s Guide to a Happy...

In July I attended a special blogger event at the Kitchens of Sara Lee outside of Chicago. While I was impressed with the amount of nutritional information the folks at Sara Lee were able to convey in just one day, I was even more impressed with the other women attending. One of those women was…

Resourceful Living: Fancast Review

My daughter was born two months early in the winter of 2004, and while there were many effects of her premature birth that made life as a new mom difficult, the most isolating were the middle of the night feedings. Because of complications, feeding Emma took as long as an hour per feeding. During the…

Spilt Milk: Devotions for Moms –...

Do you have one of those friends, or maybe it’s your mom, who will tell you what seems at first to be just an interesting story? She engages you, draws you in, makes you laugh. Then, at the end of her story, there is suddenly a lesson to be learned that you never saw coming,…

The Time to Play Holiday 2009 Most Wa...

When I was a child, one of the most anticipated deliveries of the year was the BEST catalog. While this is a method of advertising nearly extinct and a store that has long since gone out of business, I still have fond memories of sitting next to my brother, paging through this colossal publication, and…

Our Lunchables Experience!

During my freshman year of college, I decided to take a job at a nearby private elementary school. Every Friday I joined the “after care” students from lunch until six p.m. The students who were not able to take advantage of the half day Fridays were required to bring their own lunch, and thus began…

Play-Doh – Keeping My Children ...

Saturday I decided to completely overhaul our sunroom. Our home is average size – a 1973 four level split with four small bedrooms – but we’ve got this incredibly useful addition we call the sunroom. In the far corner of the sunroom, deep down in an awkward, dark cabinet, I’ve been hiding a secret for…

Baltimore’s National Aquarium &...

In my last ditch attempt to hold on to my children’s pre-school days, I packed up the kiddos, hopped in the car, and headed north to Baltimore for the day to visit both Port Discovery and the National Aquarium. To learn more about our morning at Port Discovery and print out an exclusive Resourceful Mommy…

Port Discovery: Review and Coupon

Yesterday I decided to grab what was left of summer and take my children to Port Discovery in Baltimore, MD. The children had an amazing time! We had been to several “please touch” types of children’s museums in the past, but Port Discovery is unique both in scope and presentation. The first activity to grab…

PlatePals Review

Nearly every product that I review has been offered to me either by the company owner or a member of their PR team. The exciting opportunities that come my way are quite enough to keep my schedule full, and already I feel bad about great products that I simply do not have time to spotlight….

Netflix and Roku Review

Last February I wrote a post about using a service called Springpad to plan a date night with my husband. In that post I mentioned the fact that we have never hired a babysitter so that we could actually have a night out at the movies. Someone at Netflix noticed and offered to save my…