Showing posts with label kids. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kids. Show all posts

Monday, July 21, 2014

Road Trip Music-Kidz Bop

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What is a road trip without music?  We love to karaoke on our road trips.  Once you hit out of town, your favorite stations are gone and then what?


3-Dark Horse
4-Story of My Life
7-Counting Stars
9-Best Day of My Life
10-All of Me
11-Not a Bad Thing
12-Ain't it Fun
13-The Man
14-Say Something
15-Let it Go

    I like Kidz Bob because it is kids singing the songs.  I am so glad that Let It Go made it on this one because is my daughter's favorite song right now.  We love this song too and sing along with her, if she lets us.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tasty Thursday-Crispy Green Summer Travel Tips

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Road trips and travel go hand in hand with Summer.  Travel has become a part of our Summer adventures.  I am always looking for vacation travel tips to help our adventures be better for our family.  Sometimes the season traveler can have a tip that will make all the difference. 

Here are the Crispy Green’s Top Six Summer Vacation Travel Tips:
·  If you’re traveling by air, make sure you visit your airline website to equip yourself with full knowledge of baggage rules, potential fees, meal availability, wi-fi, etc. Don’t be blind-sided by extra fees and penalties – read the fine print.

·  Road trippin’ it this year? Reduce the risk of any car troubles by making sure your vehicle is running at peak performance. For those mechanic types, you can do it yourself; however, for the rest of us, stop in at your local auto maintenance center and let them check the oil, tires, filters, etc. (And make sure your GPS device is set up and ready to navigate.)

·  If you’re traveling abroad, make sure you and all family members have up-to-date passports. Just stop in at your local post office or do a google search to find out all the details. It does take time to process, so make sure you check well before your travel dates!

·  If you’re traveling to an exotic destination, you may be required to have a vaccination, OR, there may be some cultural traditions that you need to be aware of. Do your online homework. Everything you need to know is just a few clicks away.

·  For foreign travel, consider taking a Rosetta Stone language study (if you don’t know the language). Otherwise, try one of the many language translator apps available for iPhone and android devices.

·  No matter WHAT method of travel you are taking, you can ALWAYS keep some healthy snacks in your purse, backpack, diaper bag, tote bag or carry-on. Crispy Fruit snacks by Crispy Green are the PERFECT travel mate and will keep the kids (and adults) happy between meals.

Vacations are a big part of summertime for many families. Crispy Fruit snacks by Crispy Green are the perfect, on-the-go, healthy snacks for wherever you are headed!

Because of Crispy Green’s commitment to healthy snacking, all of their products are now Non-GMO Project Verified. Crispy Fruit snacks are also allergy-free, kosher, non-fat, non-cholesterol and less than 55 calories per bag! Crispy Green – 100% fruit, nothing else!

My daughter loves fruit.  But I can't carry groceries bags with me of fruit wherever I go.  These are perfect to pack in her bag.  She loved the apple and banana ones that best.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Top Gear Trucks Review

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The adventurous and fun-loving Chuck and his best friends — Digger, Handy, Rowdy, Biggs, Boomer and Flip — are at it again with more free-wheelin’ escapades!

My daughter loves Chuck and these trucks!

The Adventures of Chuck & Friends series is currently airing on The Hub TV Network in the U.S. and on Treehouse in Canada.  

Let’s get rolling!  On June 3rd, 2014 Shout! Factory Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios will release The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Top Gear Trucks. The DVD features 10 exciting episodes as well as a bonus all-new sing-along.

Watch Chuck and the gangs adventures, as they try to  uncover the identity of a mysterious “ghost,” spend a day helping the town’s Mayor, re-create the night Chuck’s parents first met and more in these ten awesome adventures guaranteed to put fun into high gear!

Episodes Include:
  1. Digging Deep
  2. Fools for Rules
  3. Fort Chuck
  4. Ghost Stories
  5. Mayor Chuck
  6. Pop Goes The Inner Tube
  7. Runaway Chuck
  8. The Dirt On Chuck
  9. Up All Night
  10. When Haulie Met Porter

Bonus Feature:
A Brand New Sing-Along!

I have a little girl and she loves her trucks.  I never thought she would be into Chuck and friends as much as she is.  Now when she sees bulldozers and trucks, she shouts out "big trucks mami".  I like the lessons each episode teaches.  The episodes are so fun and entertaining.  Recommended for the entire family to watch!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Doc McStuffins Mobile Clinic

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Noticias si tienen chiquitas en casa como yo.  A mi chiquita le encanta el show de Doc McStuffins.

¡Nuevo lanzamiento en DVD! Cinco episodios cargados de diversión de “Doc McStuffins”, la aclamada serie animada de Disney Junior 


El DVD de "Doc McStuffins: Doc Mobile" se estrena el martes 18 de marzo y viene con cinco episodios llenos de canciones e incluye un bolso de mano reutilizable GRATIS de "Doc McStuffins". 

Sinopsis: Doc McStuffins regresa para ayudar a todos y esta vez ¡es móvil! Después de construir una clínica ambulante con su papá, Doc puede hacer visitas a domicilio para ayudar a los juguetes que lo necesitan cuando está lejos de la clínica que tiene en el patio de su casa. El Doc Mobile está equipado con todo lo que necesita para arreglar a los juguetes y dejarlos como nuevos.
Doc McStuffins goes mobile! After building a mobile clinic in the backyard with her dad, Doc can now make house visits to help the toys in need when they are far from the clinic.  The DVD will be available to own on March 18, 2014!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Kidz Bop 24-Kids Bop 25 Review

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Have you had a house full of kids or car lately?  Don't know how to get their attention?  Every kid I know loves music, and they love to sing along.  Even my toddler thinks she can sing.

1."Thrift Shop"
2."I Knew You Were Trouble."
3."Suit & Tie"
4."Beauty and a Beat"
5."Ho Hey"
6."Come & Get It"
7."Feel This Moment"
8."Scream & Shout"
9."Girl on Fire"
10."I Love It"
11."Can't Hold Us"
12."Heart Attack"
15."Just Give Me a Reason"
16."Don't Stop the Party"
My kids love Kidz Bop.  Just recently we had a house full of teens at my house.  I had the Kidz Bop cds playing and next thing you know it was sing along Karaoke time.  Everyone wanted to sing.  These cds are so popular with all the kiddos but I like them as well as a parent because I do not have to worry of any bad language.  And they have the latest and favorites.

2."Best Song Ever"   
4."Wrecking Ball"   
8."Wake Me Up!"   
9."Love Somebody"   
10."Still Into You"   
11."I Need Your Love"   
12."Cups (Pitch Perfect's "When I'm Gone")"   
13."Safe and Sound"   
15."True Love"   
16."The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)"


Friday, January 24, 2014

The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Trucks Versus Wild Review

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Snow day, Snow Day!!  Wooohoooo....Winter Actic Blast.  The kids have no school and you are the lucky one at home with them what do you do?

My little one was at home today with big brother and dad.  They watched The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Trucks Versus Wild on DVD.

The unbelievably fun adventures of Chuck, the little dump truck with big dreams, and his friends—Digger, Handy, Rowdy, Biggs, Boomer and Flip — continue with the release of The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Trucks Versus Wild on DVD from Shout! Factory Kids. 

Featuring 10 more exciting episodes from The Adventures Of Chuck & Friends, watch as Chuck and the gang have adventures with a helpful mechanic, a camping trip, a star-studded trip to the beach and more in these awesome cartoons guaranteed to put fun into high gear! 

The Adventures of Chuck & Friends series is currently airing on The Hub TV Network in the U.S. and on Treehouse in Canada.  

Episodes Include:
1.      The Checkup
2.      Chuck’s Perfect Plans
3.      Trucks Vs. Wild
4.      Kid Stuff
5.      As The Engine Coughs
6.      Beach Blanket Uh-Oh
7.      Fender Bender
8.      Sleep-Driving Chuck
9.      Mind Your Own Business
10.  The Pothole

We love sing-alongs.  This dvd includes a brand new sing-along.  Whether a snow day, sick day, weekend, or just plain old movie time, you can pop this in for the kiddos to enjoy all 10 episodes.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

SiriusXM KIDZ BOP Radio Channel with KIDZ BOP 25 Album Release Party

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KIDZ BOP celebrates the channel launch and the release of “KIDZ BOP 25” with an exclusive performance by the KIDZ BOP Kids at SiriusXM studios

Do your kids like KIDZ BOP?  SiriusXM has teamed up with KIDZ BOP to launch KIDZ BOP Radio. 

Kids and families can now tune into KIDZ BOP’s 24/7 dedicated channel featuring music from the chart-topping KIDZ BOP album series. The KIDZ BOP Kids — Ashlynn, Bredia, Grant, Jayna and Matt — will host the new channel. 

To celebrate the channel launch and release of KIDZ BOP 25, the KIDZ BOP Kids will sang songs from the new album during a special, in-studio performance. The special aired on SiriusXM’s KIDZ BOP Radio, via satellite on XM channel 77, and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at, this past Wednesday. 

For rebroadcast times, please visit     

KIDZ BOP Radio will feature non-stop music, featuring today’s biggest hits, sung by kids for kids.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Dive into the New Year with the Octonauts!

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My nephew who is almost my daughter's same age introduced Lil Bit to the Octonauts.  This show has one become part of her lineup.  She likes seeing the adventures they go on and who they help.  She likes the show because she loves seeing the fishes and all the underwater creatures.
Octonauts are underwater explorers that go on missions to “explore, rescue and protect!”.  It’s time to meet the crew!


A brave polar bear extraordinaire and the leader of the Octonauts crew. He's always the first to rush in and help whenever there's a problem.


A daredevil orange kitten with a mysterious pirate past. He loves excitement and travelling to exotic places.


PESO PENGUIN is the medic for the team. He's an expert at bandaging and always carries his medical kit with him in case of emergencies. He's not too fond of scary things, but if a creature is hurt or in danger, he can be the bravest Octonaut of all!

Together with the rest of their crew, DASHI (SAUCI) DOG, SHELLINGTON SEA OTTER, TWEAK BUNNY, PROFFESSOR INKLING OCTOPUS and TURNIP THE VEGIMAL, the Octonauts explore the world's oceans, rescue the creatures who live there, and protect their habitats - above and below the waves!  

Here Come the Octonauts is now available for the FIRST time on DVD!

In Here Come the Octonauts, Captain Barnacles must figure out how to free an old friend who is trapped beneath the ice; Kwazii tries to rescue a reef full of creatures before an undersea storm strikes; and Peso must help a school of frightened fish who have invaded the Octopod!

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Giveaway-Fairy Tales Prize Pack

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Have you ever received that dreadful call from the school nurse about your kid, the kid with LICE?

Did you know that Rosemary is not just for your Thanksgiving Turkey?
-- Studies have shown that Rosemary can also prevent head lice --

Organic herbs such as rosemary, tea tree, lavender and mint not only help in the kitchen, but they can also prevent head lice.  Since 1999, Fairy Tales Hair Care has been keeping children lice free with their natural hair care line.  Rosemary Repel® products are infused with organic rosemary, tea tree, lavender, citronella, anise, sage and peppermint to help prevent head lice.  Used daily, the line also deep cleans and conditions with aloe, jojoba and vitamins A, E and B.

I have a lot of hair.  And I was that kid that got sent to the nurse's office.  Some of my friends I was hanging out with had recently came back from a trip out of town to Mexico and they brought back more than just good memories.  My mom was horrified.  The holiday break is around the corner, can you imagine this happening to you.

I received sample to try.  Luckily my daughter has not had this happen.  The bottles are super cute with castles on them.  My daughter already thinks she is a princess so of course, she said those were for her.  I like that all the ingredients are natural.  And I like that they are now available are CVS and Target.

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Review

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Are you looking for stocking stuffers?  Like to shop early for my Christmas gifts.  This is the month I start looking for my gifts for the list of kids in our family.  One thing I love to give the kids is movies.  The kids get 2 weeks out for Christmas vacation and 2 whole months in the summer.  Movies can keep them entertained if even for 1 hour.  Also my son loves to keep his portable dvd player with him and watches movies when we are on the road.


A resurrected UNICRON has taken over the now-lifeless body of MEGATRON to seek vengeance on the AUTOBOTS and ultimately, the destruction of Cybertron.  This formidable enemy forces an unlikely alliance between the AUTOBOTS, DECEPTICONS, PREDAKING and two new PREDACONS, who come together in an epic battle to help protect their newly restored planet.
Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Josh Keaton, Jeffrey Combs, Kevin Michael Richardson, Steve Blum, Will Friedle and Sumalee Montano lend their voices to this hit series produced by Hasbro Studios. Spearheading the creative efforts on TRANSFORMERS PRIME are executive producers Jeff Kline, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Duane Capizzi and Stephen Davis. The TRANSFORMERS PRIME series is currently airing on the Hub TV Network in the U.S. and on Teletoon in Canada. 
It is now available at Walmart.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Giveaway-Dino Dan Review

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I know some parents frown upon using movies as learning tools but sometimes you find ones that have been created with your kids in mind.  Do your kids like dinosaurs?

My daughter loves animals , all kinds.  She is very intriged with dinosaurs.  She is turning 2 years old but is not your average 2 year old.  I remember taking my son, MJ to see the dinosaur exhibits at the museums and how interested he has always been.

But why are our kids so interested in dinosaurs?
Freelance writer and book author Bob Strauss pondered this question for and came up with some pretty solid explanations!! 
·      For starters, he believes kids like dinosaurs because the huge, dangerous creatures are extinct, so kids know that dinosaurs are not a threat.

·      He also believe that dinosaurs are also role models for kids because dinosaurs are big and nobody tells them what to do – the exact opposite of a kid, who is small and is always being told how to behave. 

·      Kids also like the size and scope of dinosaur skeletons, definitely a cool factor!

·      And they also like the possibility that, like Matt Larson, a paleontologist for the Black Hills Institute of Geologic Research, they too might be able to someday discover dinosaur fossils – as he did just this summer in the plains of northeast Wyoming!

Dino Dan, is airing nightly on Nick Junior at 5p.m. (ET), which stars 18 true-to-life, photo-real dinosaurs alongside Jason Spevack as Dan “Dino Dan” Henderson.  
-Dino Dan is an ordinary 10-year old boy with an extraordinary obsession: he eats, sleeps and breathes dinosaurs.

-Dino Dan also specializes in getting his contrasting crew of classmates and teachers engaged in his larger-than-life adventures.

-As Dino Dan comes up with a dino question or experiment to test his theories, he’s also teaching kids about science.

Dino Dan DVDs are now available in a special 4-pack. (four DVDs – Ready, Set, DINO!; Dino TrackersTo Catch a Dino! and Cretaceous Creatures!)  

You can learn more at the Dino Dan website at 

Not only did we watch these dvds together but we all learned something new from Dino Dan.  If you kids are not into science just yet, make it fun for them by introducing them to Dino Dan like I did to my Lil Bit. 

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Barbie Mariposa & the Fairy Princess

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Do you have a Barbie girl at home?  I'm a Barbie in a Barbie Worrrllldddd...yes, I am singing again.  Sorry, long day.  But I really was a Barbie girl and still am at heart.  My daughter is so girlie and loves her Barbie's.  She really loves fairies.  When she saw Mariposa, she was so excited.
Mariposa and her furry friend Zee return in Barbie Mariposa & the Fairy Princess. In this magical adventure, Mariposa becomes the royal Ambassador of Flutterfield and is sent to bring peace between her fairy land and their rivals, the Crystal Fairies of Shimmervale. While Mariposa doesn’t make a great first impression on their King, she becomes fast friends with his shy daughter, Princess Catania. However, a misunderstanding causes Mariposa to be banished from the fairy land. As Mariposa and Zee return to Flutterfield, they encounter a dark fairy on her way to destroy Shimmervale. Mariposa rushes back and helps Princess Catania save her fairy land and together, the two girls prove that the best way to make a friend, is to be a friend.

My daughter has had this movie playing over and over, in the house and in when we are in the car.  Her favorite little animal was Zee.  And she is taking her Barbie Mariposa everywhere, which of course come on that is what happens when you love your Barbies.  Mariposa goes through an adventure that teaches a great lesson. It is a cute movie your little girl will want to keep watching. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Littlest Pet Shop: Petacular Escapades

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Do you have little girls who love animals?  I do.  My daughter loves all kinds of animals.  She was very happy when she saw all the animals on the cover if Littlest Pet Shop - Petacular Escapades.

Blythe and her best friends — Zoe the spaniel, Pepper the skunk, Sunil the mongoose, Russell the hedgehog, Penny the panda, Vinnie the gecko and Minka the monkey — are back for five more exciting adventures in the Littlest Pet Shop!  Littlest Pet Shop: Petacular Escapades was release today on DVD.  This collection features encounters with legendary parrots, movie stars and Blythe’s sudden inability to understand the pets! All of these adventures and more happen in these petacular episodes of The Littlest Pet Shop!

Episodes Include:
Blythe’s Crush
Dumb Dumbwaiter
Lights, Camera, Mongoose
What Did You Say?
Terriers and Tiaras

Bonus Features:

My thoughts-So who does not like singalongs?  This is a cute DVD that will keep your lil one entertained. Lil Bit loved all the little animals and was glued to the screen.  She danced as the songs played.  Littlest Pet Shop is shown on the HUB network. 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

MakIt Review

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Do you celebrate Grandparent's Day?  Do you know when Grandparent's Day is?  Grandparent's Day is September 8 this year.  If you do or not celebrate, this is a great day to thank our loved ones.  My kid's grandparent's are awesome.  They have helped us out a lot.  We thank them throughout the year but also try to do something special on this day.  Gifts to grandparents are best when they come from the heart of the kids.  Think about it.  They have it all by now.  So they cherish things differently than you and I.

Here is a great idea for this year, MakIt:

Prepaid Art Plate Kit
With MakIt’s original kit, you can create a unique design that we’ll bond to a plate. It’s sturdy enough to use everyday, and precious enough to cherish forever! $17.99
  • Made of break-resistant, durable melamine
  • Measures 10 inches in diameter
  • Nontoxic (BPA-free) and dishwasher safe but do not microwave
  • Kit comes with 25 blank templates
Additional Plate Pricing:
2-3 plates   $11.99
4-9 plates   $  9.99
10+ plates   $  6.99
(price includes shipping on finished products)

You can make a personal plate for each grandparent.  Or each kid can make their own.  It takes 15 days to get back so you have time now to order.  Your kids are at home and have nothing to do right that they are out for the Summer.  Give them this art project to start working on.  It is a gift that will be able to be used over and over by the grandparents.  They will love them!