Category Archives: Must-Haves

REVIEW and GIVEAWAY – Safari Ltd. Figures and Toobs

My girls have a lot of toys.  Let me repeat that- a lot. of. toys. Without fail though, there’s one group of toys so large and all encompassing that they get played with all the time.  Other toys come and … Continue reading

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REVIEW and GIVEAWAY – Lottie Dolls

Have you started your holiday shopping?  Already done?  In either case I have something to share with you for your daughters that really warrants a spot under your Christmas tree this year. I was excited to be given the opportunity … Continue reading

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Making Family Game Night Fun AND Educational {with a REVIEW of The Classical Historian Games}

Family Game Night used to be a highlight of our week; but somewhere along the way board games have taken a backseat to computer games like Minecraft and Jumpstart. Don’t get me wrong– I appreciate a good computer game for … Continue reading

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Literature-Lite: Bite-Sized Nuggets of the Classics for the Littlest of Readers

If you’re a literature-loving nerd like me, you’ve probably already fantasized about the days when your children will be old enough to be exposed to your favorite classic novels. How thrilling it’ll be to dive back into some of your … Continue reading

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Create-A-Scene Magnetic Play Sets

One of the toys I remember most fondly from my own childhood is the assorted collection of Colorform sets we used to own.  There was something magical about those small vinyl adhesive “stickers”.  To this day, the image of the … Continue reading

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Fancy a Spot of Tea?

I’ve been wanting to purchase my girls a functioning tea set for awhile.  This past Christmas I finally took the time to research an ungodly number of sets with the intention of finding one that would appeal equally to my … Continue reading

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Homeschool Ninjas

—– Now with eyelashes!! (Bear with me and I’ll explain this comment in a moment.) If you’ve ever attended a homeschool convention, you’ve probably seen the Homeschool Ninja tee shirts before. I immediately knew those shirts had our names all over them but never got around to … Continue reading

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REVIEW – Animal Numbers Activity Center

Last week I got an update from Educational Insights about their Daily Deal and instantly shared it with my fans on Facebook and Twitter. It was a one day sale on their Animal Numbers Activity Center which normally retails for $40 … Continue reading

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Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble

These languid, lazy days of summer have taken their toll, not just one the girls, but on the whole household.  Dishes pile up, laundry doesn’t get done, beds stay unmade.  I’ve noticed that by not having any schedule or timetable I’ve lost all ambition.  Why … Continue reading

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The Secret World of Arrietty

Residing quietly beneath the floorboards are little people who live undetected in a secret world to be discovered, where the smallest may stand tallest of all… Last month I was having ‘one of those day’ where the kids were driving … Continue reading

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