Archive of ‘2012 Holiday Gift Guide’ category

Mini Lalaloopsy RC Cruiser

We’re big Lalaloopsy fans in this house (our Mini Lalaloopsy Spot Splatter Splash and Coral Sea Shells are in frequent rotation) so I’m always happy to learn about new products, especially around prime gift-buying times like this! MGA Entertainment sent me The Mini Lalaloopsy™ RC Cruiser® to review.  The RC Cruiser is a remote-controlled car that comes with a button-shaped controller and a Mini Lalaloopsy doll – ours came with Charlotte Charades, a little mime.  With room for two Mini Read more […]

Give yourself the gift of fitness (giveaway)

I often say that if only I could give up sleep – or harness the energy of a toddler or preschooler – then I could rule the world.  Like every mom I know, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything that I wish I could.  Between the lessons my girls are in, the college course (soon to be 2) that I’m taking, play dates, household chores and of course, holiday preparation, by the end of the day I just want to flop on the couch and drink a glass of wine.  Unfortunately that’s not Read more […]

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas (giveaway)

It’s not even December yet and we’re in full Christmas mode.  Our tree is up, we’re baking up a storm and of course the Christmas movies have come out – not that they really get put away.  We have a new addition to our collection: The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas is a 60 minute holiday special that has quickly become a favourite in our house!  It’s hard to say who enjoys this movie more, me or my girls!  The girls love it for all of the reasons that they typically enjoy the Read more […]

Learning is fun with Carson-Dellosa Publishing (giveaway)

Like many parents I know, I try to find educational toys and books that can teach my girls new skills while still being so much fun that the learning is almost accidental. It can be tricky to find that balance so I am happy to be featuring Carson-Dellosa Publishing! Founded by teachers 35 years ago, Carson-Dellosa has an incredible variety of educational products for children from toddlers through to high school students. You can search by grade or age range (perfect if you’re not sure what Read more […]

Hexbug Warrior Battling Robots

The Hexbug family has expanded!  I was first introduced to them last year and now there are Hexbug Warrior Battling Robots.  These tiny micro robots use the physics of vibration to move and battle against each other.  What makes the Warriors different is that you can use a combination of armor and mechanical weapons to rise to victory! There are 4 rival science academies, each with a different colour, that can do battle against each other.  Each Warrior can operate in Training Mode (unlimited Read more […]

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