With all the Covid restrictions, Whitney and I have been doing a lot of running and playing tennis these past few months. I don't know if it's the increase in exercise or turning 40, but my shin splints and lower back have been giving me some pain. Dr. Scholl's has always been my go to for shoe inserts, but I mainly used them for my high heels. … [Read more...]

Looking for a gift for the creative kid in your life? Crayola has come up with a great new interactive gift box. Crayola Experience at Home – Holiday Passport Edition has three hours of exciting holiday crafts and souvenirs delivered right to your door. Crayola crayon characters take the kids on a journey around the world with videos guiding … [Read more...]

Like everyone else, I binged the the Queen's Gambit on Netflix in just a few short days and absolutely loved it. I found myself thinking about the story for days after - I even tried to evoke a little Beth Harmon strategy in my tennis game for awhile after having watched.I remember my Dad teaching me how to play chess as a kid and I was thinking … [Read more...]

Full disclosure: this Passback football arrived in the mail, I opened it up and my first thought was, "what happened to this football?"I called Cole over and he immediately was like MOM. This is the coolest thing ever, how do you not know what this is for? And then he showed me how completely ingenious this football is. It's designed for tossing … [Read more...]

I just got this awesome soccer card for Samantha. It came out so much better than I thought it would. She absolutely loves it! It’s on a thick board and great quality! Perfect gift for a soccer player! Here is the link to check it out. Code: SASS for discount. https://cardsplug.com/sass … [Read more...]

LOVE the assortment of Christmas pajamas that launched on sale today on Zulily. I ordered 4 sets of Christmas PJs today when I saw they went on sale and I have to say, I'm pretty proud of myself. Most years, I find myself picking through the leftovers at Target and online by Thanksgiving when most of them are sold out. But once I saw the … [Read more...]

My kids were so excited to get the Carrera Go! Slot Cars set! We are still home all day for virtual school so we we are always looking for something interactive and fun that kids could play with together. This race track is just the thing to keep the kids engaged and playing during school breaks. Race head-to-head with this battery powered … [Read more...]

The Presidental Election can be confusing to children (and adults!). My children have had so many questions this campaign year. "What are the Republican and Democratic parties?", "How does a vote count?", "What are swing states?", and "What are electoral votes?". We found an amazing game, Election Night, that helped open up conversations and … [Read more...]

"Mom, can I have a phone?". As parents of young children and tweens this question comes up a lot! It is difficult to decided when is the right time. We want them to have the safety features of a smart phone such a being able to communicate with us, locating where they are with GPS and feeling like they can have a bit of freedom with still being … [Read more...]

It's that time of year again! The holidays are right around the corner and we have your guide to some of the hottest new toys this season! Here is our break down of some of the best toys and games we've tried this year. TINY LOVE 4-in-1 ACTIVITY CENTER We just loved this activity center from Tiny Love! The best thing about it was that … [Read more...]