Mail Order Mystery is something that I stumbled upon thanks to a sponsored ad that popped up in my Facebook feed. When I saw it, I had to check it out, and when I learned that it was exactly what it sounded like - a mystery that is mailed in installments geared towards kids 8+ (or 6-7 with some help) - and that it was Canadian, I had to contact them to set up a feature. My daughters were sent The Enchanted Slumber mystery and from the first letter they have been hooked!
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Cloud b is a family favourite for a reason! We gave my nephew the Peaceful Panda when he was born in October and I hear that it gets used every night. That panda was so snuggly that my daughters almost didn't want to let him go, so I'm excited to surprise my 5 year old with a Storytime Huxley this Christmas!
Incorporate story time to any bedtime routine with Storytime Huxley, the interactive story bear. Reading five classic bedtime stories, children can follow along with his colour storybook.
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I See Me! is a favourite site of mine for finding just the right gift for the special kids in my life. As a child, I could never find anything with "Stacey" on it (at best, it was spelled Stacy, and getting something with your name spelled 'wrong' is worse than not getting the item in the first place!) and my daughters aren't faring any better. Luckily, personalizing everything from books to puzzles to personalized gifts for Christmas is as easy as shopping online!
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Disney's Moana arrived in theatres today (November 23), but my daughters and I were lucky enough to see an advanced screening a couple of days ago. My daughters were really looking forward to seeing it based on the commercials that we had seen, but I was nervous because I didn't know a lot about it and my daughters have a history of being excited about movies and then freaking out when we watch it in the theatre. I am so happy to say that all three of us loved Moana! I'll talk more about it Read more [...]
Disney's Alice Through the Looking Glass has arrived for home viewing just in time for the holidays. I'm sure that we weren't the only ones singing P!nk's "Just Like Fire", which is Alice Through the Looking Glass's theme song, all summer long!
The Cheshire Cat gives a hint of what is to come when he says "When the day becomes the night and the sky becomes the sea, When the clock strikes heavy and there's no time for tea. And in our darkest hour, before my final rhyme, she will come back home Read more [...]
BeadyMae is back with another giveaway just for Not Just Baby Brain readers! I featured Jules's handmade jewelry back in April and I am still loving those gorgeous purple and gold earrings. One of my favourite things about Etsy stores is how the artists are constantly adding new items and BeadyMae is no exception to that rule. Jules works hard to make sure that there are always lots of different items to choose from, and often they are one-of-a-kind or a very limited run, so give in to the impulse Read more [...]
Fall is always a time of change, with new routines and a desire to enjoy the crisp weather as we know that winter's cold will soon be arriving. It's also a time when I tend to change up my bath products as I switch from lighter summer scents to cozier fall products. Lush is my go-to for all sorts of bath products each season, and this Halloween is no exception!
There was no hiding the fact that a package from Lush had arrived from my daughters. Even completely sealed, you can smell the amazing Read more [...]
There is something very special about sharing a beloved childhood movie with your own children. There is also something a little depressing about realizing that said childhood movie is celebrating it's 25th anniversary! How has it been so long since Belle, the Beast, Gaston, Cogsworth, Lumiere, Chip and all of the rest first invited us to be their guest?
Disney's Beauty and the Beast has kept all of it's magic over time and while we wait for the new live action version to arrive in theatres next Read more [...]
There is something that kids just love about a toy that fits in the palm of their hand. Tonka Tinys from Funrise Toys pack all of the fun of full-sized Tonka Trucks into teeny tiny versions! Each micro-sized vehicle comes with it's own garage, and the garages can be stacked or linked together.
Tonka Tinys would be a great addition to loot bags or even stockings, if Santa is looking for ideas. The trucks are sold 'blind' so you don't know what will be inside the garage when you open it. There Read more [...]
It's the end of September, but I have the holiday's on my brain already! If you have a product that you would like to see featured in my Holiday Gift Guide, you can contact me via the form below or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. As a quick refresher, my family includes myself, my husband, and our daughters (now 5 and 7) and we love reading, Star Wars, crafts, movies, games and so much more!
As always, I welcome any comments (either here on the blog or on my Facebook page) about Read more [...]