MoMo’s Shanghai Rummy

My 10-yr-old LOVES cards. Any game, any time. MoMo’s Shanghai Rummy had us laughing and playing for hours!  Every family has a memorable Auntie Mame-like relative who could light up any room with her wit and escapades. Such was the inspiration for the Armstrong family of Tulsa, OK. Their family game company, SolidRoots (https://solidroots.com), gives a wink to MoMo the family matriarch known for her cigarettes and cocktail hours. As back-to-school season blends into the holidays, add MoMo’s Shanghai Rummy card game {Read More}

Make Believe Family Fun Center

Yes, we are experiencing a heat wave at this moment. However, in a couple short weeks Fall will be in full swing and  those who are in Northeast Ohio know what comes next….Winter. Soon, everyone will begin looking for the best indoor playlands to host your next birthday party or for rainy day activities. Make Believe in Parma is the perfect newer indoor playland for kids of all ages! When we walked in, we were greeted by the nicest staff {Read More}

Perfect Craft Stepping Stone

Maybe it is because I love adding beauty to my backyard garden. Maybe it’s because both my boys could participate at the same time. Maybe it’s because the directions were so super easy to follow. Whatever the reason…..Perfect Craft Stepping Stone was my favorite craft to do with my kids EVER! Once we agreed that we were going to make the stepping stone about the year we got our first family dog, it took just one afternoon from start to {Read More}

Greater Cleveland Aquarium

As soon as we entered the Greater Cleveland Aquarium, the JAWS song played in my head. We were all psyched to see what this place was all about! Between the starfish, the sharks, and the piranha, we didn’t know where to start! Thank goodness they had so many super friendly staff members to point us in the right direction. The touch pools were an exciting surprise…..and not just one, but TWO!! One had stingray and the other had shrimp, snails, {Read More}

Ready…Set…GLOW with E-Blox!

Light-up building blocks……..YES PLEASE! Newcomer E-Blox tucked electric circuitry into building blocks to create a WOW effect. E-Blox is a small kit of Lego-compatible building blocks that offers the innovation of providing lights and electric current for projects. Kids learn STEAM skills through building, planning circuits, and playing with their creations. Oh yeah, and a ton of fun too! This product offers a unique twist on classic building, and is compatible with most common building sets. It is user friendly, {Read More}

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Looking for something deliciously different to serve at your child’s First Communion party? Struggling to find that perfect treat to spoil Mom on her special day? Do yourself a favor and order a beautiful bundt cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes in Strongsville, Ohio!    Owner, Liz Rowan, and her staff are so helpful and a pleasure to work with when planning the entire event! The store itself couldn’t be cuter with decorations, cards, candles, and tons of flavor options on {Read More}

Blendy Pens by Chameleon Kidz

Chameleon Kidz, the company that makes the original Blendy Pens, couldn’t imagine a world without color. Their twist on childhood coloring is the Blendy Pen or marker that reveals a colorful palette with the stroke of a single pen! It is so cool, you really have to see it to believe it! Chameleon Kidz, introducing a new travel set this summer, a Stationery Set ($4.99) works great. All of their creativity products work stories about for the “A” in STREAM products, for spring break {Read More}

Whiffer Sniffers Series 6 Has Arrived!

The Original Whiffer Sniffers is a collectible line of scented plush characters that are available as either backpack clips, larger huggable plush versions, and scratch n’ sniff stickers. Dozens of unique, fun characters have been launched since 2015. Series 6 launched this Spring 2018 and includes a fabulous group of must-haves! Your kids will want to collect them all!   Five new characters join the Whiffer Sniffer family in Series 6, Part 1 ($6.99). Kids will be enchanted by Chill {Read More}

CASTAWAY BAY AND A GIVEAWAY!

Ugh…..it’s still cold outside? “When does the pool open, Mommmmmm?” Well, wait no further. Get your lil’ Bears out of hibernation and head to Castaway Bay in Sandusky, Ohio where it’s always a perfect 82 degrees! The staff being so helpful and kind with the kids is just a major bonus!    With Spring Break just around the corner it’s the perfect time to go burn off some energy and get your swim on! Especially when the huge Castaway Bay {Read More}

As Seen On FOX8; New Day Cleveland : Make Your Own Pizzas for Lunch!

If they make it, they will eat it. This is a philosophy that I firmly believe in. Getting your children involved with cooking usually ends with them finishing their plate. On a day off from school, such as a Snow Day, Holiday, or simply the weekend, it can sometimes leave us scratching our heads and wondering what’s for lunch? Now you can incorporate a craft AND lunch! Bravo! You will need these staple ingredients, and the rest is up to {Read More}