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Exploring the World with Gift’Ems

From Shopkins and gogo’s (not the band), many pocket-sized collectable toys have made their way through our home. When I first heard about Gift’ems I thought these were more of the same but I have to admit I love their travel aspect. […]

Star Wars Rogue One Toys and Contest

I remember my dad taking my sister and I to see Star Wars The Empire Strikes back in theatres. I love that it is a world I can share with my kids, from the experience at Disney World to the new movies as they are released. We’re excited about the new movie, Rogue One, coming to theatres this December and to celebrate we had a peek at some of the new toys as well as a contest for fans. […]

CLIF Bars for Urban Adventure Kids

We may not be big into traditional sports but we like a little adventure when we travel. An urban adventure also calls for energy especially where kids are concerned. […]

My Style. Taking Care of Teen Acne

Back to school means getting back into a set routine. Taking care of your skin is not only an amazing healthy habit to get into but it’s also beneficial to you in many ways. Your teen years are usually when you’re the most prone to acne. It’s also a time of great change as you move into high school and your body changes. Acne can have a big impact on a teen’s self esteem. […]

Home Sweet Home for Shopkins

First it was Polly Pocket, then came Littlest Pet Shop and now my youngest is all about Shopkins. Actually, to be clear, my daughter hasn’t given up one version of toy for another; she’s just expanded her play preferences. What is it with these little pint-sized play pieces? And of course there are the accessories in the form of houses, shops, and vehicles that you HAVE TO HAVE for each character group. […]

David’s Tea Makes Summer Iced Tea To Go Easy

Warmer weather means switching from hot tea to iced tea and thanks to David’s Tea its even easier. Their tea press means you can brew your favourite tea, add ice and go. […]

Tria Beauty Laser Hair Removal 4X – Initial Treatment

Even though we’re in the middle of winter an upcoming visit to the warm California coast has me thinking of shorts and sleeveless shirts. And with that, hair removal. I had a chance to try the Tria Beauty Precision but removing bigger areas of hair like on your legs or arms call for the Tria Beauty 4X. […]

New York City and Melissa & Doug at Toy Fair

Imagine being presented with an opportunity to work with a brand you love. That was the position I was in when Melissa & Doug asked me to contribute to their Playtime Press blog just over two years ago. I’m excited to say this role is changing (more to come) and to kick things off, I was invited down to meet THE Melissa & Doug at Toy Fair in New York City. […]

A New Way to Dry and Style Your Hair

I don’t talk about many beauty products but if it’s a device that’s going to make a mom’s life a little easier I’ll be sharing. The morning is my most time crunched time, even more so since heading back into the office to work. When I heard about the Revlon One-Step Ionic Hair Dryer and Styler I was eager to put it to the test. […]

Bringing Out the Animal to Clean House

Some people love to clean, moving furniture to get the growing dust bunnies. I am not one of those people even though I live in an old house with kids and cats. You can imagine the constant trail of stuff left behind in a day like cat hair, dried mud and crushed Cheerios. […]