PLAY-DOH Board Books

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This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. I received PLAY-DOH books for the purpose of this review.  Amazon links are affiliate links. My girls love to read.  They would seriously be happier getting a new book than any kind of new toy!  Sophia caught the reading bug a little later than Moreaya.  As soon as Moreaya could crawl, she would always have a book in her hand because she would go straight to them! Sophia has always been a little more of a dependent child.  Although she's totally independent in doing things, she's not satisfied at just looking at pictures.  She wants to know what the words on the page say.  She wants you to read to her.  She wants to interact with the books. With out new PLAY-DOH Board Books, … [Read more...]

What Do You Know About Cord Blood Banking?

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I admit, I really don't know much on the subject and hadn't even heard of the idea of cord blood banks before I had Sophia.  But I soon started seeing stories in magazines and other blogs and got a bit intrigued with the process.  We didn't do it with either of our girls, but I'm not opposed to it if we have a third child! Just like me, you might be hearing about this for the first time and wondering what is cord blood?  Cord blood is the blood that is leftover in the umbilical cord after the birth of your baby.  Once considered afterbirth to be thrown away, medical research discovered that cord blood is actually a rich source of stem cells.  Over time if stored properly, these stem cells can develop into disease fighting immune cells.  Cord blood stem cells have been used to … [Read more...]

Make this Valentine’s Day Weekend a Family Movie Night

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What does your family have planned for this Holiday weekend?  If you have older children, you might want to catch the new animated film that hits theaters this Friday, February 15th! Celebrate the release of The Weinstein Company’s new film, “Escape from Planet Earth,” which hits theaters on Friday. The 3D animated family comedy catapults moviegoers to planet Baab where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy, by-the-rules brother, Gary (Rob Corddry), head of mission control at BASA. When BASA’s no-nonsense chief Lena (Jessica Alba) informs the brothers of an SOS from a notoriously dangerous planet, Scorch rejects Gary’s … [Read more...]

A Little Me Time – Reel Cash Critters from Gamesville

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It isn't often, but sometimes I get a little "me" time when the girls are napping OR my Mom is feeling generous and babysits for me.  When I get this time I either blog, pick up the iPad and read through my Kindle app, and lately I've been playing a fun online game called Reel Cash Critters. My love of online games started way back with Yahoo Pool - ha!  I used to love to play it and many other games.  I've always loved games in real life too - board games, etc.  Reel Cash Critters is even more fun though because it's modeled after slots.  I've only been to a Casino once while I was visiting family in Detroit and the only place I would spend my money was on the slots!  The thrill of pulling that big handle down was just so thrilling - even if it was just the Quarter Slots!  Ha! But Reel Cash Critters isn't your typical online slots … [Read more...]