Honest History: The Adventure Magazine for Young Historians

As a self-described history buff, I often take my kids to historical monuments, museums and other locations where they can learn more about the past and the world around them. Finding toys and reading materials that reinforce this learning helps fill in the gaps for my kids – and for me! Honest History magazine is a perfect example of a way to partner the concepts and time periods that define our history with a love of reading and learning. Honest {Read More}

Color & Shine Emoji-Notes

Anyone can make a nightlight, but a customize-able nightlight that allows kids to express their creativity and change the nightlight’s “mood?” That’s a unique product! Recently we took a look at the Color & Shine Emoji-Notes nightlight ($19.99), which comes with seven pens and six interchangeable emojis to add to the nightlight. My kids may not have their own cell phones yet, but they’re definitely in the loop with emojis and love to borrow my phone and send strings of {Read More}

SleepyLights Multi-colored Nightlight

Sleep! So elusive for most of us parents. Maybe they don’t go to sleep on time. Maybe they get up during the night. Or maybe they wake up way before your alarm. Of course, like my house, it could be all of the above! Anything that helps with a good night’s sleep is something I’d like to explore more, so I was excited to try the SleepyLights Multi-colored Nightlight. This clever product is more than just your standard nightlight. It {Read More}

Tech Will Save Us Electro Guitar Kit

In addition to the Electro Dough kit we received from Tech Will Save Us, we also had a chance to check out one of their newest products: the Electro Guitar Kit ($34.99), which kids can use to build their very own electric guitar and amp from scratch! The kit comes with pop-out cardboard pieces to build the structure of the guitar, as well as additional parts for the guitar strings and the amp. Kids are instructed to head online to read {Read More}

Tech Will Save Us Electro Dough Project Kit

Last summer we had the opportunity to review the Light Racer Kit by the innovative company Tech Will Save Us, creator of intriguing and exciting STEM kits for children. It was a big hit with my son, so I knew that their new Electro Dough Project Kit ($29.99) would be another home run. Does your kid love Play-doh and learning about science and technology? Then this kit is for you! The Electro Dough project kit comes with five colors of {Read More}

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}

Modarri Monster Trucks

A couple of years ago we had the opportunity to review Modarri cars and loved their mix & match building system. Both of my children loved making new, unique vehicles from the various pieces and parts. So when we found out about the new Modarri monster truck series, we were very excited. These fun and fierce vehicles come in three styles: Team Sharkz (pictured above), Jurassic Beasts (pictured below) and Space Invaders. Just like the other Modarri cars, all the {Read More}

Moosh-Moosh Plushies

If your kids are like mine, they can’t get enough of stuffed animals. Their bedrooms abound with furry friends of all types. Finding unique plush toys can be difficult, but Moosh-Moosh Plushies are truly in another category. From the moment my kids felt the super-soft fur of the Moosh-Moosh animals, they knew these were a different class of stuffed animal. Squishy, huggable and… well, mooshy… these Moosh-Moosh plush animals are a great addition to your kids’ existing arsenal of toys. {Read More}

GeoSmart Flip Bot

Toys featuring robotics and STEM components are all the rage these days. GeoSmart’s Flip Bot combines the power of magnetism with robotic building components for a truly unique and customizable remote-control robot experience! The GeoSmart Flip Bot features: STEM-Focused Magnetic Building Patented Double-Locking System for Ultimate Safety New Turbo Motors for Improved Performance Rechargeable Battery for the Motor 30 Colorful, Geometric Pieces   Assembling the Flip Bot didn’t take long and was easily completed using the included diagrams. Plus, the {Read More}

The Perfect Gift for Anyone: Rescue Guard Survival Kits

What do you buy anyone that has it all this Christmas? The Rescue Guard Survival Kit!! This kit has everything you need during an emergency and is useful to anyone in your life. At websites like Ready.gov* and the Red Cross, the message is clear. Everyone needs to be self-sufficient for 3 days or 72 hours in case of a catastrophe. Help or rescue may not arrive until then. Folks who weathered Hurricane Sandy, Harvey or Florence have tales to {Read More}