Taking The Kids: Island Weather and Sandy Beaches in Phuket, Thailand

Boat on the beach in Phuket, Thailand, Flickr, Jeff Gunn

Welcome to our Taking The Kids series, a once-monthly exclusive spotlight of travel destinations that are great for the entire family! If you are wondering if a specific destination is child friendly, or are looking for suggestions of where to take your next family vacation, visit our Taking The Kids archives.     Destination: Phuket, Thailand It’s […]

George Lucas Talks Strange Magic Movie: Inspiration, Music, and LOVE #StrangeMagicEvent

George Lucas, Strange Magic Interview, Skywalker Ranch January 2015

  It was quite the honor to be able to get an exclusive interview with George Lucas to talk all things Strange Magic! The movie is coming out this weekend, so everyone is gearing up for the release. Lucas and a few others were on hand at Skywalker Ranch specifically to speak with our press group […]

Learning Is Fun with Captain McFinn Swim & Play App for Preschool!

Captain McFinn Swim & Play Preschool App

We’re testing out a fun, educational iPad game for preschoolers, Captain McFinn Swim & Play, in partnership with Influence Central and Captain McFinn. I got a subscription to try out the app, plus another promotional item for sharing. Read on to see why this app is so fun for preschool learning!   In the digital age, […]

3 Things To Tell Your Kids About Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have decided to stick with Love, Martin Luther King Jr

  “Mom, who is Martin Luther King, Jr?”   No matter your age, sex, race, or nationality, it is important that we reflect on our historical happenings worldwide. So, how do you explain, to a child, that a man who practiced positivity and non-violence,was assassinated for doing so?  King is more than a holiday. Although […]

Traveling As They Grow: Chicco KidFit Booster Seat Is Great For Big Kids!

Chicco KidFit Bigger Girl

Looking for an adjustable booster seat for your big kid?  Are you using the right car seat? I am working with  Influence Central for Chicco, I received a promotional item to thank me for participating.     Do you know the appropriate ages and stages for your child’s car seat?   Chicco is a well-known car seat brand […]

Ringing In The New Year: Top 5 New Years Eve Crafts For Kids

Confetti Firecrackers, Minie Co

It’s almost 2015, which means that it’s time to ring in the new year proper! If you’re celebrating this New Years Eve with your kids, have a fun craft night and make your own party favors. Check out these New Years kids craft ideas, from party hats to shakers, you’ll all have a blast!   […]

Shoes You Can Use: Time To GIVE For the Holidays with Etnies!

etnies boys shoes

We’re working with etnies in a sponsored campaign to show you their oh-so-cool and functional shoe styles. They’ve also got a great giving back initiative, where you can get involved with #get4giving and win prizes!     It’s no question that we all need shoes. Comfortable shoes. Shoes that fit. Am I right?   Well, […]

Power Up Your Holiday Gifts from Toys “R” Us With Duracell Batteries!

Toys and Duracell Batteries for the Holidays

Don’t forget the batteries! I am working with Duracell, Toys “R” Us and Hasbro on a fun holiday sponsored campaign that reminds us all that we need to remember to buy batteries for our gifts!   /center>     Remember that Christmas when you opened your presents only to find that your toys wouldn’t work […]

Top 10 Disney’s FROZEN Holiday Gifts You Must Buy for Your Frozen Fanatics!

Disney's FROZEN Movie DVD BluRay

It’s Christmastime, which means it’s time to start shopping for FROZEN holiday gifts!     Ahhh the holiday season. Can you smell the fresh pine scent?   Not likely, unless you’re at a Christmas tree farm. What I sense most is the holiday gift rush, already! Each year, the most popular franchises are highly sought […]

Holiday Travel with Kids: Transportation Made Easy With This Portable Car Seat

Bubble Bum portable booster seat

Planes, trains, automobiles!   When taking a holiday vacation or visiting relatives with the whole family, flying, driving, and riding are inevitable. You’ve gotta get there somehow, right? Some methods of transportation have child sized seats, MOST DO NOT. The trains, shuttles, taxis, private cars and subways that I have been on do not come equipped […]