Perplexus Puzzle Game

Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide: Day 28 In our house, mazes and puzzles are a very big deal and we love the challenge of racing each other or the clock to figure them out. But, as much as we love doing mazes and puzzles on paper, they are so much more exciting when they are in … Read more

Magic Cabin Tree Trunk Fairy Home

Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide: Day 16 It's not often that I throw out the word "magic" when describing something, but there is honestly no better description for what you will find on the pages of the Magic Cabin catalog.  The first time I ever looked through a Magic Cabin catalog I didn't even have children … Read more

Buy Once, Play Forever at Maukilo

Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide: Day 5 I know I’m not alone in noticing that toys these days are getting cheaper and cheaper.  This is why we are doing what many of you out there are and looking toward classic toys and gifts this holiday season.  When I think of high quality and classic toys, I … Read more

Jellyfish Lampquarium from Wild Creations

Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide: Day 1 I just found the coolest tween gift ever for the holiday season, something that is the perfect gift for that kid on your list that has everything.  Well, everything but their very own jellyfish, that is.  What parent doesn’t want their kid to have their own jellyfish?  What… no … Read more

Fairy Wonderful Review

Most people would have never guessed that I would end up with a daughter who loves everything pink and frilly and would play dress up all day long if I was willing to spend all day buttoning and zipping.  But, over the past few months, my daughter has developed an enthusiasm for anything that has … Read more

The Ultimate Gift – Step 2 Fresh Market Kitchen

Love isn’t a strong enough word for how much my daughter adores her Step 2 Fresh Market Kitchen.  Some days I think that the entire house could disappear around her and she wouldn’t even notice as long as she had 4 things with her: her Step2 Kitchen our working refrigerator (for real snacks) her Corolle … Read more

Interactive Toy Concepts iFly Duck Hunter

One of my favorite toys I’ve seen this last year has got to be the iFly Duck Hunter from Interactive Toy Concept.  We first came across it at the Time To Play Showcase in New York, and from the moment I saw the duck flying around the room I knew I had to have one.  … Read more

Darda Victory Lane NASCAR Race Set

The first time I saw a Darda racetrack set, I couldn’t help but think that it looked like it had been designed by kids.  Surely no grown up would dare put so many twists and loops in a racetrack.  They would, of course, know that even little toy cars have to obey the laws of … Read more

LeapFrog My Pal Scout

I would like to introduce you to the only toy my daughter asks for by name, the My Pal Scout interactive puppy (This is of course assuming that his name is, in fact, "Woof Woof" as she insists that it is).  When I got to meet the LeapFrog rep at the Time to Play Holiday … Read more

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on DVD

Hurry, the Disney vault is open!   Re-released on 10/6/09 for the first time in 7 years, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs new Diamond Edition Combo Pack is out just in time for the holidays.  In preparation for my daughter’s inevitable “princess phase”, we have set about collecting the Disney movies as they come … Read more