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}

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}

Mama’s Jewelry Mother’s Rings

I’ve been searching for a new right-hand ring for some time. My go-to rings are a double stack of a silver filigree given to me by my parents decades ago and a faded moonstone ring I bought in Athens, Ohio when I was still a college student (let’s not talk about how long ago that was!). So, I’ve been looking for something more sophisticated and more indicative to my life now (plus something that provides a better match to my {Read More}

Strictly Briks: AlphaBriks/MathBriks and Brik Buster

My kids are crazy for building blocks. Wood blocks, plastic blocks, foam blocks – the material doesn’t matter as long as the imagination is active. Mix interlocking blocks with basic number and letter elements and you have a recipe for success. Strictly Briks Brik Buster game ($29.99) and AlphaBriks/MathBriks ($24.99) toys are the perfect combination of building fanciful creations and learning one’s ABCs and 123s. Brik Buster instructs players to build towers of blocks and platforms and create a skyscraper of {Read More}

The Sweet Sounds of Virtuoso Bears

Music is a huge part of my life, and I knew early on I wanted it to be a big part of my kids’ lives, too. We listen to everything from pop to alternative to country to classical, and my children naturally gravitate toward toys that allow them to make or play music. That’s why I love Vosego’s new Virtuoso Plush Bears, which allow kids to learn about music from classical masters while cuddling with an adorable, plush teddy bear! {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}

Modern Map Art: The Perfect Gift!

You need to check out Modern Map Art. Modern Map Art takes your favorite cities, mountains, and places and turns them into beautiful works of art. If you’re looking for the perfect way to remember that trip to Europe, honeymoon, place you got engaged, your alma mater, hometown, or anything else, our maps are a great way to display that nostalgia in your home. You can even create Star Maps for when your kids were born. I love this! They {Read More}

As Seen on FOX8; New Day Cleveland : Indoor Snowball Fight!

Indoor snowball fight? Not possible, right? Wrong! Now you CAN bring the fun of an outdoor snowball fight to the indoors with this is simple kit found at Bed Bath & Beyond for only $10 and similar ones at other local retailers! Get the fun of a snowball fight without the freezing temperatures and icy mess. 15 soft, perfectly formed snowballs won’t hurt opponents…..or your furniture. It is such a great idea for little ones who it sometimes takes longer {Read More}

Top Trumps Match Games and Card Games

Ah, winter. It’s the season of snow, which also means it is the season for SNOW DAYS. The once-loved unexpected holidays of my youth have been replaced with my wondering, “How am I going to keep the kids busy today?” Luckily, I’ve discovered Top Trumps match games and card games, which take all the guesswork out of entertaining kids on those bad weather, stay inside days! The Top Trumps match game is a fun, two-person and two-sided strategy game. The {Read More}

Dodgeball Board Game! Play Ball Indoors!

Let’s play ball! Dodgeball ($24.99) is a skill and action board game. The rules are simple but the necessary eye-hand coordination demands concentration. Anyone who can do three things with their two hands has the advantage! Each person has his own player in the ‘Dodgeball arena.’ A pitcher in the center randomly rotates with a ball trying to hit your player and knock off their head. You must dodge his ball by pushing your player down. As you try to {Read More}