BeadyMae handmade jewelry is back (#giveaway)

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 [...]

Treat Yourself with Lush’s Halloween Line

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 [...]

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” celebrates with a 25th Anniversary Edition

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 [...]

Tonka Tinys pack big fun in a tiny package (#giveaway)

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 [...]

Not Just Baby Brain’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide is accepting submissions

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 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 [...]

Disney’s “The Jungle Book”

Disney has worked their magic again with the release of The Jungle Book, which is available now on Digital HD and Blu-ray. I had heard that the movie was gorgeous, but that due to some fight sequences it would likely be too much for my sensitive girls to handle at the movie theatre, so I have been waiting impatiently for The Jungle Book to arrive for home viewing. We were sent a copy a few weeks ago but didn't have a chance to sit down and watch it until this past weekend. My oldest was a Read more [...]

One week down and our fall bucket list

We've all survived our first full week back at school! If you follow @NotJstBabyBrain on Instagram then you've seen our first day of school pictures, huge backpacks and all. Starting grade 2 with a backpack that is almost as big as she is! ???? #ottawa #613 #yow #nofilter #backtoschool #firstdayofschool #grade2 #walk #walktoschool #student #bigkid #stillmybaby A photo posted by Stacey Arthur (@notjstbabybrain) on Sep 6, 2016 at 6:48am PDT It's my first day of the semester today! Read more [...]

Sing and play with Sing-A-Ma-Lings

Sing-A-Ma-Lings are "silly little singing things" that are perfectly huggable! Each Sing-A-Ma-Ling sings a unique song, harmonizes and speaks jibber jabber (a language unique to Sing-A-Ma-Lings). Kids can change the mode by pressing on the Sing-A-Ma-Ling's hand, and then they squeeze the Sing-A-Ma-Ling's tummy to hear the sounds! We were sent Blush (pink), who sings "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and Darcy (purple), who sings "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star". There is also Bo (orange, sings "Clementine"), Read more [...]

Yummy Nummies S’More Maker Playset

Yummy Nummies let kids create their own treats in the kitchen, without needing to use the oven or stove.My daughters love to watch cooking shows and help in the kitchen, so you can imagine their excitement when the Yummy Nummies S'More Maker Playset arrived in the mail. Included in the set are: - 1 playset - 1 kitchen magic tray, 1 plate - 1 campfire spatula & 1 spoon - 1 measuring scoop - 2 graham cracker mix packets - 1 chocolate mix packet - 1 marshmallow mix packet - 1 instruction Read more [...]

Cloud b’s Peaceful Panda helps you catch your zzz’s

Cloud b's motto is "where good sleep begins", and as a parent I certainly appreciate how important it is for the whole family to be getting a good night's sleep on a regular basis! While thankfully we're mostly past middle of the night wake-ups, with the rare bad dream exception, my brother and sister-in-law will start experiencing them this fall when their new little one arrives. Having a special lovey really helped both of my girls as they got older, and I'm hoping that the new Cloud b Peaceful Read more [...]

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