Gummy Lump: Melissa & Doug Toy Upright Piano

February 24, 2011 in Uncategorized - No Comments
This review was written Winter 2009. The piano is still a hit today! We are big fans of Melissa & Doug toys. They continue to bring well made classics to the younger generation; wooden toys designed with primary colors, doll houses, and pretend accessories. Jayden has a few of their wooden vehicles and puzzles. To… Read More »

Guidecraft Train Toy Box

February 11, 2011 in Uncategorized - 9 Comments
We recently received a very special train toy box for Jayden courtesy of Guidecraft. We were excited to replace our old toy storage for something more practical. The toy storage we had been using wasn't able to accommodate his larger toys and its bins spent more time on the floor rather than on the racks;… Read More »

Griffin Technology MyPhones

February 11, 2011 in Uncategorized - 11 Comments
Griffin Technology sent us a fine pair of headphones for Jayden to use; MyPhones. These little guys are fully adjustable for growing heads and cushioned for comfort. They include three sets of pretty cool removable ear cap inserts, even blank ones for the kiddos to color. Not only can kids customize their MyPhones, but their… Read More »

Bissell Steam Mop Cleans Naturally

February 11, 2011 in Uncategorized - 4 Comments
I've been looking for a new mop because I haven't been satisfied with the mops I've been using. I've been wanting a mop that I could reuse for years. One that wouldn't require constant replacing of the mop itself or parts attached to it. One that would lift the dirt and naturally sanitize my floors.… Read More »

Fisher Price Follow Me Thomas

February 11, 2011 in Celebrations, Uncategorized - No Comments
"Wooo wooo!" is what Jayden exclaims as the train near our house passes by. Jayden loves trains, specifically Thomas and his friends. When we were offered the new Follow Me Thomas to evaluate, we were excited! Let me tell you, it exceeded our expectations! We have a few toys that are supposed to follow with… Read More »

Sell. Thrift. Repurpose. Repeat.

September 9, 2010 in Uncategorized - 9 Comments
I am already in week three of my sustainability challenge. Time sure does fly. In my last post, I touched on a few of our sustainable actions at home and some that we need to work on. Well, using the cloth paper towels surely have been a challenge, especially since there are still paper towels… Read More »

Boba Wrap Baby Carrier Review

July 10, 2008 in Uncategorized - 7 Comments
This post was originally posted at mommydaddyblog.com. Jayden is one who does NOT like to be layed down. If you do so much as to tilt him like you're going to lay him down, he will start to fuss. Although he loves his bouncer, he will only tolerate it for so long. So when he… Read More »


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