Here Comes Halloween!

Ah, Halloween… there’s the chocolate, the costumes, the sugar candy, the Pumpkin Spice Lattes, the corn mazes, the sour candy… what’s not to love about this time of year?    Unfortunately for little kids, they have to miss out on arguably the best part of Halloween – the ooey gooey sugary candy part.  So, how … 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

I Have Your ticket to Family Game Night: Out Of The Box Games

We enlisted a large group of extended family and friends to help us test them and each and every one gave them a ringing endorsement. As board game connoisseurs, we are always thrilled when we find a game that we can add into the favorite game rotation and bring out at any event, and Out Of The Box has a full list of game titles that fall in that category.

Shred Sled Review

Thank you to Shred Sled for this review and giveaway opportunity. No compensation was received in exchange for this Rave Review.  “You’ll twist your ankle.”  That’s the response of everyone over skateboarding age when they see the Shred Sled for the first time. But you know what? This little skateboard-esque good time is not created for … Read more

Sophie the Giraffe and Chan Pie Gnon Friends

Meltdown Averted, Baby Distracted What would you do for an extra 5 minutes of baby glee during your cousin’s very formal wedding, an impromptu phone call from your boss, or during a meltdown after a long day?  What if I told you that the going rate for glee is under $20?  Sophie and the Chan Pie … Read more

Bodemi Superhero Cape and Mask – “I Am My Own Hero”

“Super Cute.  Superhero.” I dare you to find something cuter than a kid in a cape.  No, I Double Dog dare you.  There’s something pure and simple about a kid who really feels like he could save the world – the twinkle in their eye, the confident stance, an adorable cape.  Bodemi capes are perfect … Read more

Moonjar Moneybox and Financial Tools

Moonjar Kit It’s a sad day for Rave and Review; just today yet another of our favorite brands has called it quits in light of the bleak economy.  As much as it absolutely pains me to see any brands fail at all, it is especially hard when it is a small family-owned business, as that … Read more

Piggy Platter by Smarty Parents

Piggy Platter “Because we all know kids can be….messy” Not a Thanksgiving goes by where someone in the family doesn’t mention a specific incident involving my brother and a fort of mashed potatoes filled with gravy and the ultimate collapse of said fort walls as my brother began to eat.  Over 20 years ago, but … Read more