High & Low Winery, Medina OH – Perfect Place for a Date Night, Especially in the Winter

When it’s cold outside, it’s fun to meet up with friends and have some wine. I discovered this new winery right in nearby Medina, Ohio. High & Low Winery has a fun, shabby chic environment with an upper and lower level. There is also a private room for parties. The décor is trendy and there are some amazing wines and small plates to choose from on the menu. We tried the wine sampler and then decided to get a bottle. {Read More}

Catch Me If You Can! Lion

The Catch Me If You Can! Lion by People Toy Company is a really fun toy that keeps little ones engaged! The colors are exciting to their eyes and the mane on the lion feels like a taggy blanket that so many babies love to snuggle!       This lion is so fun because you pull the string on the end and he rolls each time you push down on his back. Little ones giggle and are amazed how it {Read More}

Magic Reflection Ball from the People Toy Company

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, thanks People Toy Company for helping us All!!! With their new toy, Magic Reflection Ball, Mom’s everywhere will finally be able to get dinner made or heaven for bid actually GO OUT TO DINNER! This toy suctions to most hard surfaces really well so you don’t have to play the “throw and pick up game” with your little one. The reflection ball is crystal clear which is very intriguing to little faces. They soon began to {Read More}

Multi-Sense Trumpet from People Toy Company

The folks at People Toy Company don’t mind at all if you toot their horn about this fantastic toy! The Multi-Sense Trumpet which is just one of many products from their Brain Builders line is fun, challenging enough to keep them engaged, and really, really cute. The idea is to make a trumpet-like noise and spin the shiny moving wheel inside the clear figure by blowing air into the mouth piece.    If that proves to be too much of a task for {Read More}

Get “Qurious”

Smartphones and tablets are clearly here to stay. I’m a fan of tools and activities that embrace the use of these devices, rather than unrealistically coming down on moms for allowing their children too much “screen time.” Kids play differently than I did when I was a child, but imagination and storytelling still reign supreme. Thus I was excited recently to discover the Get Qurious Maker Box, which combines the best of both worlds. Get Qurious is a company that {Read More}

In a Lunch Rut?

It’s lunchtime… what to eat? The kids are happy with their PB&J, but you’re looking for something a little more exciting. And if it’s healthy, that’s an added bonus. My sister passed along a recipe for Sweet Potato and Chickpea Salad on to me a few weeks ago, and WOW, it’s my new favorite. The combination of chick peas, roasted sweet potatoes, parsley, lemon and spices, although unexpected, satisfies my hunger and makes me feel like I’m eating clean, simple {Read More}

Mom’s Favorite Wine, Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc

I like trying all types of wines, but Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc has been my “go to” wine for about a year now. I am all about white wine in the summer and red wine in the winter, but Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc continues to sound good to my pallet all year round. We started the evening with some cheese and prosecco: Since we had some unseasonably warm weather for January in Cleveland, we decided to grill out some filets {Read More}

UnGlue Your Kids From Their Devices with This Clever App!

Are your kids addicted to their devices? In this day and age it’s hard not to be. Sometimes I will someone would unGlue me from my phone. Many companies have devised technology and apps to help parents control the amount of time kids spend online. unGlue has developed a service that helps kids develop their own best habits and smart choices for how much time they spend online within their parents’ defined boundaries. There is no denying that children have {Read More}

Surviving Hotels with Kids

I love hotels. I love the way they smell, the breakfast buffet, the mini shampoo samples and the excitement of being away from home. I always have, ever since I was a child. So it’s no surprise, now that I have children of my own, to see that they also get a kick out of staying somewhere new overnight. If you have traveled with small children, you know that staying in a hotel can sometimes be the opposite of relaxing. {Read More}

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