• Smithsonian Mars Dig

    The Cure From The Dreaded “I’m BORED!!” Thank You Target!

    Sometimes doesn’t it feel like summer vacation won’t ever END!??!!?  Like when will the kids finally go back to SCHOOL!!?!?!  Now, that really is a double-edged sword right there. I remember when my baby Zachary graduated from school and moved into his first apartment. That empty nest hit me HARD. I walked into Target intent on doing my shopping when I saw the Back To School sale had started. OHMYYYYYYYYGOSH!!! I totally broke down. We are talking THE UGLY CRY!! I was a solid mess. IN. THE. MIDDLE. OF. WALMART.  Let’s just say more than a few heads turned that day. I rushed out of the store, sat in my…

  • Cute little girl reading Roxie the Doxie book

    Fun Tips for Teaching Kids to Read!!

    Instilling a love of reading at a young age is imperative to a child’s growth and learning habits. There are many steps that can be taken to teach this to a child. The following tips make learning to read fun and easy for every child. Engage Children with Words The more a child is exposed to language, the easier reading will become. This can mean anything from singing, talking, cuddling or playing. Any way a child can be engaged with words aids the learning process. A fun game to play involves shopping at the grocery store. Say something like, “we need apples, where are the apples?” The child will look…

  • Hedbanz game

    HEDBANZ The Quick Question Game! For KIDS!!!

    I love giving FAMILY games at Christmas. A good game is a great bonding time for kids and parents. Something that is FUN and imaginative is even better!  Let me tell you what! HEDBANZ is just that! FUN!! And challenging but not so hard that kids give up easily and don’t want to play anymore. How Old To Play HEDBANZ? The game is rated 7 and up; however 6-year-old is a whiz kid with this game.  It is so fun to watch the way her mind works. It’s also very funny to watch her want to ‘stretch her legs’ when she can’t guess the card… ummmm hummm little cheater was…

  • Make Your Own Gummies Kit GIVEAWAY!!

    This Giveaway Is Closed Check the sidebar at the right for my $50 Your Way Giveaway. I have a FUN review and giveaway today! This is from the Make Your Own Candy Kits from Glee Gum. The Grandkids and I had a blast with ‘Make Your Own Gummies Kit’. Everything you need is included in the kit. Even seaweed. Yes, these gummies are made using seaweed. This was such a great project and so much fun to make. The directions were easy to follow. I think I may have cooked the mixture a little too long because the gummie mix was too thick to use the molds. BUT, we made…

  • Top toys for 2013

    The holidays have now passed and it’s time to look forward to the New Year. For me, this means attending a whole load of children’s parties, gift in hand. It’s always a little difficult knowing what the latest ‘in thing’ with the kids is but after some research, I’ve managed to come up with some present ideas which should work all year round. Lego as always is a favourite with both boys and girls and still a firm favourite with me. With the likes of Lego city offering a number of themed Lego sets for big movies such as Star Wars and a number of other exciting and complex structures, it’s sure…