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 [...]

Summer Countdown

At this time next week, I'll be walking my daughters to school. The big one is starting grade 2, the little one will be going into senior kindergarten, and I'll be starting my final semester of my college diploma. It seems impossible that our summer is almost over already! There are so many things that we wanted to do but seem to have run out of time for: I've only taken the girls to the beach once this year, never did check out a different beach that has an ice cream boat, never bought ice cream Read more [...]

See what’s new with Tekno Newborns

You may remember seeing my post about Tekno Newborns last Christmas, when I reviewed them before hiding them away until Christmas. Well, it's been 8 months and while they are not the most popular toy in the toy room, they are still enjoyed and played with enough to make keeping them worthwhile (parents, I know you understand what I mean). Check out this old Time Magazine cover! There have been quite a few changes since the first Tekno robotic puppy was launched way back in 1999, and they continue Read more [...]

Squinkies ‘Do Drops

Are you familiar with Squinkies? They are the latest little collectible toy and their new Squinkies 'do Drops collector packs come with head gear to dress up your Squinkie in all kinds of different looks! My daughters, like their friends, love having tiny toys to collect, play with and trade and having accessories for these toys just adds to the fun. The Squinkies are all kinds of different animals, food, objects and characters (like mermaids and fairies) and each set come with hidden Squinkies Read more [...]

Have Fun in the Sun with Playmobil 1.2.3

Playmobil 1.2.3 Fun in the Sun has everything you need to create the perfect summer adventure! Enjoy the summer with PLAYMOBIL 1.2.3 Fun in the Sun. Take a plane ride up into the clouds, before heading back to earth for a leisurely boat excursion. Relax on the beach and lounge under the bright yellow umbrella. Set includes two adult figures, one child figure, plane with spinning propeller, floating boat, beach umbrella, and bright orange floating fish. This is our first experience with Read more [...]

Life Lesson: Test Your Waterproof Camera Before You Lose It!

A few years ago, I bought a waterproof, shockproof camera to keep in my purse for when I was out and about with my daughters. At the time, I didn't have a cell phone that took very good pictures and I didn't want to haul my DSL to the park with me. I bought this Canon PowerShot D20 from Costco and I've used and abused it ever since. It brings me great peace of mind to know that my camera won't be ruined by a water bottle leak or a little helper who loses her grip when taking a picture. One of Read more [...]

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