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}

Never Guess Your Child’s Emotions with Whatsitsface Stuffed Animals

Right now with all of the uncertainty in our lives, it’s really challenging to know what’s going through our kids minds. They may be happy one minute about getting together with a friend for an outdoor playdate, then sad the next when they find out they can’t celebrate a special event with a large group of family or friends. Regardless of what they are feeling, they can share these emotions with their new Whatsitsface stuffed animal friend. My daughter has {Read More}

Majestic Meadows Alpaca Farm in Medina, Ohio

Looking for something to do this Fall during Covid? Check out Majestic Meadows Alpaca Farm in Medina, Ohio! This is such a fun way to spend a day.  Their 20-acre Medina property includes open pastures for you to roam and visit the alpacas and their animal friends. Majestic Meadows currently has 70 alpacas on the farm (which grows during baby season) along with miniature donkeys, pygmy goats, babydoll sheep, shetland sheep, highland miniature cows, kangaroos, llamas, miniature horses and miniature potbelly {Read More}

Adventerra Games Water Game

Stuck inside the house for yet another day of pandemic quarantine? Kids done with their schoolwork and burnt out on the screen time? Yeah, here too. Luckily we recently discovered Adventerra Games, “the environmental games!” According to the Adventerra Games web site, they “create and develop educational games for children that are focused on environmental themes. Our unique games were created from our desire to inspire families to respect nature and safeguard our planet. ​While playing our simple and enjoyable {Read More}

Play a Game as a Family

Since we are stuck at home and looking for things to do, we decided to bring out some of the games we haven’t played in a while. Card games are always fun and can be educational for kids. It keeps our minds sharp as adults as well. We love to play Gin at our house. Our daughter loves to play and notice from the picture that she puts up a cereal box to hid her cards as she lays them {Read More}

Getting Organized At Home

I typically don’t have the time to clean out a drawer or closet because we’re always racing somewhere. But now, I am at home a lot and have more time on my hands to take a few moments and get organized! Getting organized helps us all feel less anxious and overwhelmed – like a weight has been lifted off of our shoulders. Start by emptying out the drawer or cabinet completely. Then get rid of products you haven’t used in {Read More}

Fun Things To Do At Home

Since all of us are spending way more time at home than we could ever have imagined, we will be sharing some ideas to stay healthy, active, sane and entertained over the next few weeks. Today certainly didn’t feel like the usual St. Patty’s Day with festivities with friends, but we made the most of it. We are doing our best to stick to a schedule: Breakfast School work Lunch and active activity (outside if possible like a hike or {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}