All Blog Posts Tagged 'toys' (122)

Little Girl Bike

I can't decide when to purchase Izzy her first bike/trike.  Once in awhile we make a trip out to Toys R US to play.  It gives her the opportunity to play.  We make a two hours of it just to window shop and try things out.  The last time we were there was the first time she wanted to sit on a trike and was…


Added by MamaTalesBlog on July 10, 2012 at 6:40pm — No Comments

Finding Your Frugal Side

As soon as a baby enters our world everything changes. We no longer have the extra funds to eat out, nor do we have the energy. After all, isn’t just finding time to take a shower a feat that makes us smile from ear to ear?


I don’t find it necessary to be an extreme couponer to be frugal. While I would truly love the idea of being able to dedicate the kind of time, focus, and dedication it requires to take couponing to that level of success that…


Added by Jessi McD on June 25, 2012 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Flexibath Toys

After reading an article yesterday about how often you should bathe your child, I started to think about our own bath time routine. Joshua is 18 months old now and since he was a few weeks old we have given him a bath every night, without fail. In fact the only time he's missed his night time bath is on the odd occassion when we've had no hot water (thanks to a crumby boiler!).

Bath time is important not just for the obvious cleanliness reasons but for Joshua it's a change of…


Added by chloeeloisebrewer on March 18, 2012 at 6:27am — No Comments

Award-Winning Teacher Kimberly Dana Pens Children’s Book for Girls

Pretty Dolls by Kimberly Dana, a finalist in the Children’s Picture Book category at the 2011 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest, is a delightful story about overcoming jealousy and the love a girl can share with her special doll, no matter what she looks like. 

Little Tasha has several…


Added by Mayra Calvani on February 27, 2012 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Adventures in Grandparenting

Grandparents are special people;

  • There are lots of t-shirts complimenting their generosity (If daddy says no, grandpa says yes).
  • We have special days to honor them with house plants & neck ties.
  • They are presented with global awards for their outstanding service (World’s Best Grandparent).
  • They are the most cost-effective child care option and provide a low grandparent-grandchild ratio to provide special…

Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 25, 2012 at 4:40pm — No Comments

The Kim K Barbie

I'm a recovering Barbie-addict. I played with them until I was like 16, and I still would if I didn't have all boys. I'm a little burnt out on trucks, pirates and Spiderman, so anytime we're at someone's house and they have little girls, I'll immediately wonder if they have Barbies. I even have a method:

  • I'll make eye contact with the girl. Whether she's across the room or simply in the seat next to me, eye contact will be…

Added by Crystal on January 24, 2012 at 11:02pm — No Comments

Drugs, Theft, and Bad Things Little Girls Do

I’ve already confessed to forgery. But I’ve done other hard crimes too.

It’s no secret to anyone who knows me or reads this blog that Barbies were an important part of my childhood. Not in a BFF kind of way, but more in a drug addict kind of…


Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 20, 2012 at 3:55pm — No Comments

The Toy-Which-Must-Not-Be-Named

My son doesn’t have a Jack-in-the-box. Excuse me while I pause and breathe a sigh of relief.

But what does alarm me are the toys that play music, light up, or have some other battery operated function… especially at 3 am.

If you’re a mom it’s not hard to imagine that 3 am wake-up call from your child. You hear a small sound coming from the baby monitor and hope it doesn’t become a bigger more upset sound. But the moans and groans become a cry and you accept your fate (if you…


Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 14, 2012 at 7:10pm — No Comments

The Real Toy Story

It's Friday the Thirteenth.  Only seems appropriate to blog today about something creepy.  How about your child's creepiest toy?

There really isn't anything that can make a horror movie freakier than having a traditional children's toy turn into some kind of demonic character. You could look at the other side of it all as in Toy Story where the toys actually come to life when 'people' aren't around.  I remember being woken up in the middle of the night less than a year ago by one of…


Added by Jen C on January 13, 2012 at 8:18am — No Comments

I was a Barbie Girl

My sister is 4 years younger than me. When we were just kids, those 4 years felt more like 40. We were, and remain to this day, total opposites. I’m reserved, she’s outgoing. I play it safe, she takes risks. I like books, she likes being active. I’m girly, she’s a tomboy. But growing up in rural Pennsylvania gave us few options for playmates. We had no choice but to get along or be alone.

Opposites or not, we could always get along long enough to play Barbies.

Our evenings and…


Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 11, 2012 at 11:43am — No Comments

Messy Horrors from the Nursery

As I have said before, I have wanted children for a very long time. Despite this, I still cannot comprehend the fact that I am, actually, a mother now and responsible for a little dude. Although the desire was always there, the idea of having children always seemed foreign and distant; a concept too big to grasp, like pondering the size of the universe.

Now here I…


Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 10, 2012 at 2:16pm — No Comments

'Twas the Nucking Futty Night Before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through our pad,

Every creature was stirring, being exceptionally bad.

The stockings were hung too close to the floor,

And Goatdog was eating each one that he tore.

The twins were bouncing off the walls in their…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 22, 2011 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Lady and the - 48 Hour Contest: $50 Toys R Us From Yahoo! Shine Get It Guide Hottest Toys

To help you pick up all these great toys, one (1) lucky LAB reader will receive a $50 Toys R Us gift card!

How do I enter? You have a few options AND EACH COUNTS AS ONE ENTRY. Leave a comment with your…


Added by Vera Sweeney on December 21, 2011 at 3:24pm — No Comments


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Added by Abby Billings on December 21, 2011 at 11:34am — No Comments

Inexpensive craft time with kids

Inexpensive craft time with my kids

I went to KMart the other day to look around and found these really fun Christmas ceramics you can paint.…


Added by Tawna Richard on December 12, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Again...Why buy toys?!!!

Again…why do we buy toys?

I know I have said this before but I still am trying to figure our why my hubby and I buy toys for or kids.



Added by Tawna Richard on December 12, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Skid marks can suck it.

** If you can drive five REALLY loud eight-year-old girls without wrecking the car, you can do just about anything.

** I think I'm gonna make it easier on myself and just give everyone access to my bank account this Christmas.

** Stupidity is what makes the world go round (or at least it seems…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 9, 2011 at 11:19am — No Comments

Little Choux Gift Card Giveaway!

We love going to birthday parties... But sometimes I scramble last minute for a gift, so I am trying to build my "toy chest" to keep fun gifts around to bring to birthday parties! And Little Choux is just adorable - they have so many unique…

Added by Freshmom Blog on December 8, 2011 at 8:08pm — No Comments

Gift Guide - For Teens and Tweens

Teens and tweens, are some of the hardest people to buy for. That is, unless you buy them the latest and greatest tech gadget… But wait! There are other gift ideas that do not start with the letter ‘i’.

We have put together this great list of gift ideas that will suit teens from the college student,…


Added by Audreyvp on December 3, 2011 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Gift Guide - For L'il Ones (and not so Little)

Every day, our kids are bombarded with commercials for toys they must have! Most of these toys will probably hold their attention for about five minutes and end up at the back of their closet. I try to never fall prey to these crazes (well, I did with the zu zu pets but only because I thought it would be a…


Added by Audreyvp on December 3, 2011 at 3:57pm — No Comments

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