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Play Fair 2017 Recap: We Had ALL THE FUN!

A couple of weekends ago we had to pleasure of attending Play Fair. Needless to say, we had an incredible time! How could we not when there were so many toys to play with and so many family-friendly activities to take part in. Play Fair is a celebration of play and entertainment for kids of all ages! Let me tell you all about it. Unlike Toy Fair that is an industry-only event, Play Fair bri...
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A Kids Activity Table That Offers So Many Ways to Play

As a NYC mom I'm always struggling to find enough space to store large toys in our small city apartment. The Simplay3 In and Out Activity Table is a great option for small spaces. Plus it's a kids activity table that offers so many ways to play. Read on to learn more. I was so excited when I came across the Simplay3 In and Out Activity Table at Blogger Bash's Sweet Suite event a few months ...
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5 Toy Safety Tips Every Parent Needs to Know This Holiday Season

Today I want to share with you toy safety tips every parent needs to know. These are 5 important tips to keep in mind as we get ready for the holidays. Our kids will begin playing with their new gifts very soon. We not only want to make sure that the toys we choose for them are fun but also appropriate and safe for them to play with. After all, we want to give them positive play experiences. A ...
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What is Minefaire? An Epic Event for Minecraft Fans

What is Minefaire? A massive Minecraft-inspired experience.. Including entertainment, gameplay, and educational content to inspire the next generation. Attend and get ready to meet many of your favorite YouTubers, participate in build battles, witness amazing stage performances, attempt world records, learn from the world's top MINECRAFT mentors and experts, and so much more! WHERE: Philadel...
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Blue Man Group Ticket Giveaway – Win a Family Four Pack

Blue Man Group Ticket Giveaway
This past summer I attended Blogger Bash and as an attendee I was invited to see the Blue Man Group perform at the show's original home here in NYC -- at the historical Astor Place Theater. It was such an incredible experience which is why I'm super excited to be giving away a Family Four Pack of tickets to one of my lucky readers. Read on to learn more about our Blue Man Group Ticket Giveaway! ...
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My Top 5 Favorite Things to Do in NYC with Kids

NYC is filled with amazing places to visit with kids! It doesn't matter if you are here on vacation or are a seasoned New Yorker planning a stay-cation for your family, the possibilities are endless. Today I'm sharing my top 5 favorite things to do in NYC with kids. Top 5 Things to Do in NYC with Kids Get out and explore NYC! These are my favorite top 5 things to do in NYC with my own kids. Thes...
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How to Organize a Perfect Birthday Party for Your Little Tech Lover

This generation of children has been surrounded by technology their entire lives. They don’t think the same way we used to when we were growing up. Today we're parenting in the digital age and most of their interests and the things they like to do revolve around some kind of technology. It’s only natural for your little tech lover to want to incorporate those things into his or her birthday party....
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World Maker Faire Everything You Need to Know Before You Go

World Maker Faire is coming back to NYC this weekend and we can't wait! Today I'll tell you about World Maker Faire everything you need to know before you go, including what is Maker Faire, what you can expect to see, how to get there, and even what to eat. Read on...  And don't forget to PIN THIS so you can come back to all this info later! Big thank you to World Maker Faire for providing o...
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You Won’t Believe What I Saw at World Maker Faire

World Maker Faire 2017 is coming to New York City this weekend and I CAN NOT WAIT! I attended Maker Faire for the first time in 2013 as part of Hive NYC’s Summer Maker Dream Team. I had never heard of World Maker Faire until that moment. I was in for such a treat!!! Now I can't get enough of Maker Faire whenever they are in my city. Maker Faire is coming back to New York and I'm ready to go! W...
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Smart Home & Smart Toys: How Kids Interact with Tech Daily

Find time for screen free family time
Kids living in this digital age, with smartphones, tablets, and social media, know more about technology than you or I may give them credit for. It's likely that our kids interact with technology on a daily basis, and there's even research that shows that the average kid surfs the Internet by the time he or she turns three years old. What this all means is that we, as parents, have to stay on o...
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Summer Books: Tips for Creating the Perfect Children’s Reading Corner

Reading isn't just good for the soul, it's good for your well-being too. Children who read often build stronger relationships with their parents and are much more likely to exceed academically. Not only do child readers experience less struggles in school, they also tend to possess better communications skills earlier on in life. If you want to encourage your child to read more, make the...
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Back to School with Whiffer Sniffers – Scented Backpack Clip Giveaway

We're getting ready for Back to School with Whiffer Sniffers -- deliciously-scented, adorable backpack clips. My kids love these and your kids will want to collect these too! THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED BUT YOU CAN STILL READ ON TO LEARN MORE! Whiffer Sniffers are the hottest scent-sational collectible trend! You've probably already heard your kids raving over these fun scented plush characters ...
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