Saturday, December 16th, 2017

For those last minute gift ideas, Barnes and Noble offers gift cards and new Star Wars products to celebrate the film’s opening on December 15th.

Barnes & Noble is now selling a $30 gift card multipack sold for $25 (comes with three $10 gift cards). Additionally, last minute, in store shoppers who spend $100 between December 21st to 24th will benefit from a $10 reward card.

Fairy Tales Hair Care, the company that has rolled out lice prevention shampoos, now offers the Fairy Tales Curly-Q Collection.
The Curly Q hydrating shampoo, Curly Q Hydrating Conditioner, and the Curly Styling Spray Gel all are designed to help detangle unruly knots, define curls and tame frizz.

Racking your brain on what to get for the holidays? Here are a few ideas that might help.

For the child who loves dolls, there’s Girlz and Dollz. The company is proud to offer these soft toys stating an “I am me” mantra .
The Jus2Girlz collection’s newest addition is the Leila & Emme Dolls.

Lassig’s diaper bags are stylish and look like fun to carry around. Lassig means “casual” in German and the company does just that with their products. The backpacks come with accessories to help you while you’re on the go. There’s a water-repellent changing mat, an insulated, removable bottle holder, a pocket for utensils, and a removable compartment for baby food jars.

Hollywood stars have always had a huge impact on pop culture. They influence the way we dress, the products we buy and even what we name our babies. The team at Names.org put together a great interactive chart titled 15 Actresses Whose Fame Inspired Baby Names. It shows that after actresses with unique names had breakout movie roles, the number of babies born with the same name skyrocketed.

Harry Potter: Magical Film Projections: Quidditch By Insight Editions. The wizarding world’s favorite sport, Quidditch is a magical game played high up in the air with Quaffles, Bludgers, and broomsticks. This interactive book allows fans to project their favorite Quidditch scenes from the Harry Potter films on a wall or ceiling using a flashlight. Read along and experience extraordinary moments from the movies like never before

One of my favorite publishers is Candlewick Press. They offer interesting books for children and these are no exception.

According to the National Confectionary Association, “they estimate that holiday candy sales will be $1.93 Billion this year. That’s for the 8 weeks leading up to Christmas – because holiday shopping, as we know starts that early. That’s a 2% increase over last year.”

(photo credit: stainremoval101.com) Thanksgiving Day is approaching and Leigh Murphy, scientist at Novozymes, offers three tips to get rid of stains. Leigh works to develop enzymes for use in laundry detergents. Each year, he examines thousands of different stains. “The toughest Thankgiving stains are gravy, cranberry and pumpkin. But luckily, good washing advice and having […]

Here’s the new trailer for A Wrinkle In Time. This Disney movie has a huge cast with stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Storm Reid.

Christmas time in New York City can be magical. The lights can put any tourist in awe. A must see if you are visiting is the Macy’s Herald Square’s windows. On Thursday, November 16 the store launched this year’s theme… “The Perfect Gift Brings People Together.”

Molly Dresner, a Speech Language Pathologist and owner of her blog The Speech Teacher, is in tune with helping children in NYC. There she conducts evaluations and provides speech and feeding therapy to those under age 6. Dresner offers her tips on how to have a stress free holiday season with small children.

Ferdinand is coming to theaters December 15, 2017.

Inspired by the book “The Story of Ferdinand” by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, the movie includes a big name cast that includes John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Anthony Anderson.

Rocket: A Journey Through The Pages Book is a new release created by Mike Vago and illustrated by Matt Rockefeller. This hardcover leads a little one’s imagination throughout space.

The garden gnomes from Gnomeo and Juliet have returned in a new animated film called Sherlock Gnomes. Here’s what happens in this sequel: When Gnomeo and Juliet first arrive in the city with their friends and family, their biggest concern is getting their new garden ready for spring. However, they soon discover that someone is […]