Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Reviews

Elisabeth Hasselbeck: “I’m A Wannabe Type A”

Elisabeth Hasselbeck: “I’m A Wannabe Type A”

In the May issue of Ladies’ Home Journal, Elisabeth Hasselbeck chats about leaving The View and working at her new job at Fox & Friends. Here are excerpts: On joining Fox & Friends after leaving The View: “It was like going from hanging out with your sisters to playing catch with your brothers. I don’t think I am or will ever be the best at what I do but I try really hard. My parents... [Read more]


Apps: My Chinese Copybook

Apps: My Chinese Copybook

Want to learn how to write Chinese? Aedify Technology Limited has recently launched a chinese writing app named “My Chinese Copybook” for kids to learn Chinese writing with correct stroke order. My 5-year-old was the tester of the app. Since she’s very used to playing with apps on the iPad – she easily understood how to navigate – following the directions on following each... [Read more]


Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Launches New Hand Soaps (Plus enter their Get Messy contest)

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Launches New Hand Soaps (Plus enter their Get Messy contest)

I am a big fan of Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day products. They are celebrating their latest product launch for KIDS this spring! They have churned out a new line of foaming hand soaps. I think foam soaps are way better than the gel types as it’s easier to clean up after on the sink countertop and it doesn’t stay goopy on hands. The hand care collection is made of natural essential oils and... [Read more]


Parents Magazine’s 25 Best Packaged Foods of 2014

Parents Magazine’s 25 Best Packaged Foods of 2014

Parents magazine recently revealed its picks for the “25 Best Packaged Foods of 2014.” The Parents team asked more than 75 kids and parents to partake in a taste test and chose their favorites. The full list of winners — divided by Kitchen Staples, Meals & Sides in Minutes, Better-for-the-Family Desserts, and Quick Snacks — appears in the March 2014 issue of Parents magazine and... [Read more]


Construction Fun With Crazy Forts!

Construction Fun With Crazy Forts!

Most children love playing with forts and tents. I think Crazy Forts is a great toy that involves creativity, building skills and fun. Inside the box you’ll find 69 pieces (44 sticks and 25 balls). Design ideas are included too. All you do is add bedsheets and blankets and you have a cozy place to hang out. There are three choices to pick from: Original, princess, glow in the dark. There’s... [Read more]


This Is Not A Toy Exhibition Curated By Pharrell Williams

This Is Not A Toy Exhibition Curated By Pharrell Williams

If you’re in Toronto the next few months check out the exhibition This Is Not A Toy, guest curated by music and fashion mogul Pharrell Williams. It’s also the first time for coveted artists, Brooklyn’s KAWS and Japan’s Takashi Murakami, to show their work in a design museum. On view from February 7 until May 19, 2014, the exhibition takes its name from the disclaimer found... [Read more]


Books: Loom Magic! 25 Never-Before-Seen Designs for an Amazing Rainbow of Projects

Books: Loom Magic! 25 Never-Before-Seen Designs for an Amazing Rainbow of Projects

Thank goodness for the loom craze! Making rubber band bracelets have kept my kids busy for hours. The new book - Loom Magic! 25 Never-Before-Seen Designs for an Amazing Rainbow of Projects (Sky Pony Press, December 2013) includes twenty-five new rubber band loom projects created by John McCann and Becky Thomas. I gave it to my 8-year-old who was really excited to learn some new designs. When he browsed... [Read more]