Little Heroes Save the World with Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots

Saving the World with Transformers Rescue Bots PlaySkool is protecting and serving playtime with Transformers Rescue Bots. Rescue bot turn any child into a hero with a robot willing to roar to the rescue. The electronic Optimus Primal fits perfectly into little hands and converts easily from robot mode to dino mode. Optimus Primal has… [Continue Reading]

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Family fun and games with Catch Phrase Decades

    The Catch Phrase Decades game is a challenging way to get family and friends involved in guessing a word very, very quickly. The game comes with over 5,000 words and phrases from the 70s, 80s, 90s, oughts, and 10s to keep teams guessing. A timer keeps track of your allotted time and buzzes… [Continue Reading]

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Racing with Monster 500 Die Cast Cars Large and Small

Racing with Monsters Racing die cast cars is fun. Racing with undead, zombie monsters is better! Monster 500 Die Cast Cars are great for kids of all ages who love to race cars on tracks, floors and across dining room tables. The cars are cool characters like Drac Attack and Zoom Zombie. There are rare… [Continue Reading]

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Screaming Fun with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Stretch N’scream

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Stretch N’scream figure Raphael (or Leonardo, Donatello, or Michelangelo) are a fun new toy from Playmate Toys. Kids can stretch the arms to hear Turtles shout and scream. The more they stretch the higher the Turtles’ voice gets. Release the arms and as they retract the Turtle will finish his word… [Continue Reading]

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The New Bright RC Pro Reaper is #ChosenByKids and this mom!

Want to know about the hottest toys this holiday season? I received the opportunity to find out about the brand new New Bright RC Reaper Pro. I admit at first I wasn’t sure that the girls would be excited about it but then I found out they weren’t the only ones! Disclosure: I was provided… [Continue Reading]

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3 reasons why Best Buy is one of my best places to shop for the holidays

I admit I love to shop, but not always in stores. I spend a great deal of my time shopping online. There are few places that I’m willing to visit during the holidays and Best Buy is one of them. Why is it one of the few stores I’ll go to during a busy shopping… [Continue Reading]

Calico Critters Giveaway

Sponsored by Calico Critters and hosted by Mom Does Reviews and her fun Blogging Friends I recently just learned about Calico Critters. I love the idea! My daughter does too and here’s why. Dolls sort of “creep her out.” I buy her dollhouses which she doesn’t play with. But animals and houses – that she… [Continue Reading]

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Skylanders Trap Team: Capturing Villains for the Powers of Good

Skylanders Trap Team is a new way to capture evil and unleash good on the world. The Trap Team starter pack includes the video game, 1-Traptanium Portal, 2-Skylanders Figures, 2-Traps, 1-Character Collector Poster, 2-Sticker Sheets with Secret Codes and 2-Trading Cards. Players can build the ultimate trap team by collecting over 60 characters and capturing… [Continue Reading]

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Top 10 reasons to serve HoneyBaked this holiday

Are you planning your Christmas meal? I already have and I let HoneyBaked do all the work for me. Let me tell you why.  Not only does HoneyBaked has a wide variety of delicious options to create your perfect Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner, but I have 10 really good reasons to choose HoneyBaked. Disclosure:  I… [Continue Reading]

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Free printable recipes from The Hundred Foot Journey

Want to recreate some of the fabulous food featured in “The Hundred Food Journey?” Recipes include “Herbs de Provence-Crusted Turkey” and “Kheewa: Indian Ground Beef with Peas.” Well, what are you waiting for? It’s time to start cooking! I admit I don’t like peas, but I do like this dish!

Tis the Season for New and Used Vehicles

Are you in the market for a new set of wheels? If you are, then you should strongly consider making a purchase during December or January. Auto dealerships often offer the most competitive pricing of the year during these months, and it can make the vehicle of your dreams more affordable than usual. Why are… [Continue Reading]

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Christmas traditions tried and true and a few new

I think one of the best things about being a parent all over again is that all the holiday traditions I created with my older children we can continue to have fun with all over again! My oldest children are now 27 and 19, and I admit I was thrilled this year when one of… [Continue Reading]

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Charm It jewelry and charms are charming!

CharmIt! is an awesome jewelry brand that will make girls of all ages smile. You can express yourself with charms that represent who you are and what you love whether it is sports, food or fashion. The “I can’t stop smiling” charm jewelry brand is designed with every girl in mind. Charms can be purchased in… [Continue Reading]

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6 Financial Priorities that Need Attention before 2014 Ends

2014 is winding to a close and with holiday shopping, school breaks, and other distractions, it’s often the busiest time of the year. It’s also a time to wrap- up any last minute activities relating to the 2014 year and one that parents cannot and should not ignore is personal finance. Let’s take a look… [Continue Reading]

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Personalized Christmas Gift Ideas for the Office

It’s Christmas time and one of the toughest people to buy for (other than your parents) in my humble opinion is for your colleagues and friends in the office. I know each year I worked outside the home I would labor over the decision of which gifts would be the perfect ones for our department.… [Continue Reading]

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Christmas traditions tried and true and a few new

I think one of the best things about being a parent all over again is that all the holiday traditions I created with my older children we can continue to have fun with all over again! My oldest children are now 27 and 19, and I admit I was thrilled this year when one of (Continue Reading…);

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Disney Princess Poster A Page: Fairy Tale Moments

  Little girls will love Disney Princess Poster A Page: Fairy Tale Moments because they get to create their very own fairy tale world surrounding their favorite Disney Princess. The options are endless. Young girls can choose to create the worlds of Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel, Ariel, Mulan, Tiana, Aurora, Jasmine, Merida and Pocahontas. (Continue Reading…);

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Sophia the First Poster A Page: Practice Makes Perfect

Disney Junior fans of Sophia the First will be pleased with the Sophia the First Poster A Page: Practice Makes Perfect book. The book tells young readers all about the life of Sophia. Readers get to see the castle she lives in, the horses she rides, and learn all about her friends and family. Readers (Continue Reading…);

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Breakfast with Santa for $5.99? iT’Z true!

Breakfast with Santa at iT’Z Family Food & Fun Saturday, December 13 8 AM to 10 AM All iT’Z locations: Euless, Houston, Pasadena, Colorado Springs, Albuquerque For more details: http://www.itzusa.com/breakfast/ * Breakfast to include items such as pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, skillet potatoes, etc. * Santa will be visiting with the children while they eat (Continue Reading…);

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Free printable recipes from The Hundred Foot Journey

Want to recreate some of the fabulous food featured in “The Hundred Food Journey?” Recipes include “Herbs de Provence-Crusted Turkey” and “Kheewa: Indian Ground Beef with Peas.” Well, what are you waiting for? It’s time to start cooking! I admit I don’t like peas, but I do like this dish!

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Behind the scenes of Planes: Fire and Rescue with Paul Gerard and Jeff Howard

      With the release of Planes: Fire an Rescue on Blu-Ray and DVD  I was recently able to have to extreme opportunity to talk with writer, Jeff Howard and director of creative development, Paul Gerard! During our interview I was able to find out so many interesting facts that went into the making of the (Continue Reading…);

Executive Producer Don Hahn shares the making of Maleficent

As if getting a private tour of the Walt Disney Estate wasn’t exciting enough! Just minutes after our arrival, our group was given the opportunity to talk Executive Producer Don Hahn about the making of Maleficent!  What would you want to know? I may just have the answers for you in this interview. Disclosure: I received (Continue Reading…);

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Free Maleficent printables to celebrate it’s now available on DVD and Blu-Ray!

  It’s not secret that my daughters and I are capable of watching Maleficent over and over and over again. Long before the DVD or Blu ray date was announced we had already seen the movie three times. I admit at one point I had to call a halt on our magnificent Maleficent obsession. After (Continue Reading…);

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Vegan and Gluten Free Sweet Potato Pie recipe

Are you looking for a new side dish featuring sweet potatoes this holiday season? SideChef is the leading step-by-step cooking app, featured in the Top 10 apps in the Food & Drinks category, shares this recipe for vegan and gluten-free sweet potato pie, following up their tips on how to make any recipe vegan or gluten-free. This (Continue Reading…);

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California Bans Plastic Grocery Bags

California, the nation’s most populous state and a hotbed of political and social activism, has taken a step many felt was long overdue: It has outlawed the use of plastic shopping bags across the state, citing environmental and other concerns. Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law September 30, 2014, making California the first (Continue Reading…);

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National Geographic Ice Cream Expedition: Take the pledge, eat some ice cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! National Geographic recognizes the love of ice cream and has found a way to connect it with the next generation of explorers. Caleb, Jordan and Cameron approached National Geographic and National Geographic Kids with an idea that would inspire the nation to protect and conserve (Continue Reading…);

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American Forests works to Restore Trees and Wildlife Habitats

Trees are important. They help remove pollutants from the air. They release life- giving oxygen for the Earth’s inhabitants. They Provide cover for many species of animals and they offer shade from the hot sun. Trees are critical to environment stability in countless ways and one non- profit organization working on behalf of trees is (Continue Reading…);

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Calico Critters Giveaway

Sponsored by Calico Critters and hosted by Mom Does Reviews and her fun Blogging Friends I recently just learned about Calico Critters. I love the idea! My daughter does too and here’s why. Dolls sort of “creep her out.” I buy her dollhouses which she doesn’t play with. But animals and houses – that she (Continue Reading…);

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BuyDig a Digital Superstore and HP Chromebook Giveaway!

What are you going to tell Santa you want for Christmas? Both girls answer, “A laptop mom!” It’s true gadgets rate among the top gifts asked for this holiday season. I can see why they would need it. More and more of their homework is being assigned online and their grades are being posted there (Continue Reading…);

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Vote for the cutest Critter to be entered to win Calico Critters

Vote for the cutest Critter to be entered to win HERE! Discover the World of Calico Critters These award-winning collectable animal figures will help develop your child’s imagination while providing endless hours of wholesome fun and creative play. The world of Cloverleaf Corners, where the Critters reside, comes to life through the homes, shops, playsets, accessories (Continue Reading…);

Safety first: Car seat safety tips and Safety1st giveaway

Keep your child safe this holiday travel season! Enter to win your choice of Safety1st carseat! Hosted by The Link Fairy Whether it’s a new baby that needs an infant car seat or the little one that is growing up, Safety1st has the car seat you need and quite often at prices you can afford. (Continue Reading…);

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Park Restaurant and Grill: Winning Wyndham Quality

Hotel restaurants vary widely. Some offer a quick, cafeteria style meal while others offer more formal, sit- down, customer- centric service. Here in Houston, one of our best hotels is also home to one of the better restaurants, featuring sit down service and customer focus. The hotel is Wyndham Houston West Energy Corridor and its (Continue Reading…);

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Spongebob creates a Holiday Splash at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island!

The family and I have been looking for something different and unique to do this holiday season. We have been to lots of fun events in the Houston area but never to Schlitterbahn. Now I hear about the Holiday Splash at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island! How amazing! Santa, Schlitterbahn and Spongebob all in one place! A great (Continue Reading…);

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Breakfast with Santa for $5.99? iT’Z true!

Breakfast with Santa at iT’Z Family Food & Fun Saturday, December 13 8 AM to 10 AM All iT’Z locations: Euless, Houston, Pasadena, Colorado Springs, Albuquerque For more details: http://www.itzusa.com/breakfast/ * Breakfast to include items such as pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, skillet potatoes, etc. * Santa will be visiting with the children while they eat (Continue Reading…);

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Honda Cars of Katy Supports Houston Food Bank with Holiday Food Drive

Holidays are a time for family togetherness and a time for giving. For some, however, the holidays are not so comfortable and many long for basic sustenance for themselves and loved ones. Here in Houston, a local business is sponsoring a food drive and is calling on generous Houstonians to join in the effort to (Continue Reading…);

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Energy Drinks Pose Potential Risk to Young Children

Parents can add another item to the growing list of things to keep out of the stomachs of young children. Energy drinks, popular for their vitamin supplements and ability to provide an oft- needed alertness boost, have been singled out for causing adverse health effects in children. The concerns stem from a research study presented (Continue Reading…);

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Detergent Pods Pose Risk to Youngsters

Parents of toddlers, listen up: There is a potentially harmful product in your household- a product that has been around for only a couple of years- that could make your young person very sick. Laundry detergent pods, those compact, self- dissolving, convenient means to clean laundry, were responsible for 769 hospital stays for children over (Continue Reading…);

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National School Lunch Week and My Visit to the Cafeteria

  Today is the end of National School Lunch Week 2014. Here at Money Saving Parent, we have been examining and scrutinizing the National School Lunch Program and have presented our readers with a different article each day relating to schools and food. As I wrap up my weekly examination today. I decided it would (Continue Reading…);

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Grab a Tray and Silverware- It’s National School Lunch Week!

Today, October 13, 2014 is Columbus Day and while most children are enjoying a day off from the demands of education, the topic of school is getting more attention this week than usual. Specifically, the subject of food is front and center as October 13 through October 17, 2014 is designated as National School Lunch (Continue Reading…);

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