Review: Build Me Blanket Fort by Jumpoff Jo_1

Review: The Build Me Blanket Fort by Jumpoff Jo

Intended for ages 3+, the fort kit features 3 tarp-like 72” x 54” panels in ripstop polyester, nylon ties and bean bag weights. The brightly colored panels tie together in different layouts to make one large blanket fort over your furniture, campsite or maybe even at the beach. The weights make it so the fort doesn’t sag.

Overall, we love that the panels save our clean blankets from the wrath of our fort-loving two and four-year-olds.

Toy Review: Lakeshore Learning Royal Kingdom Adventure Castle & Precious Ponies Playset_Castle 6

Toy Review: Lakeshore Learning Royal Kingdom Adventure Castle & Precious Ponies Playset

The kids and I are excited to review a pair of playsets compliments of Lakeshore Learning’s at-home educational line for language-boosting pretend play. These sets are part of the brand’s newly launched Gifts for Growing Minds Collection for the 2018 holiday season!

In this post, we’ll be reviewing the Royal Kingdom Adventure Castle and the Precious Ponies Playset.  Designed for at-home educational play, we’ve found these sets to be sturdy and thoughtfully accessorized, all with the quality we’ve come to expect from this brand favorite.

And, as you know, we like to be out of the house. So when we’re stuck inside, it’s toys like this that make the day more fun.

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Book Review: “Who Am I? I Am Me!” by Jayneen Sanders

We were recently #gifted the children’s book “Who Am I? I Am Me!” to review compliments of Educate2Empower Publishing. It’s written by Jayneen Sanders // & illustrated by Diane Ewen. Overall, this is a good book to have in your child’s collection. The writing is solid for our kids’ age group (2 & 4+) and the illustrations are cute, modern and fun. For the subject matter, I think it’s never too early to teach our children about how to work against stereotyping of any kind.

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51 Kids Birthday Party Places in San Luis Obispo County

Fall marks the time of year when I start planning Clara and Wyatt’s dual December birthday party. Yep, totally combining it ’till they won’t let me anymore. #noshame.

In December, they will be 3 and 5. So I researched aaall the kids party places.

And as bonus of my annual crazy-mama birthday party scouting, I’ve decided to make my venue list public. And styled. With links. And prices! You’re welcome.

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TV Shows to Watch With The Hubs

I recently asked our readers what their fave shows are to watch with their hubbies after the kiddos go to bed. Most said they break out all the secret snacks and stream some good ‘ol Netflix. So, I decided to make a list. In no ranking order, here’s the best shows to watch with the hubs.

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Review: ALEX DIY Do Dats

Overall, these make for a fun craft that turns into a toy. For my kids specifically, I think this toy is a little too old for them. The box says ages 6+. So it’s too old for Wyatt (age 2) for sure, but Clara (age 4) was borderline able to assemble it with my help, which caused a lot of frustration for her because she wants to be able to do it herself.On the other hand, she really liked that the dolls were sparkly, pretty and that one of them involved her one true love – cupcakes. So for the price, it’s worth trying one out to see if your 4/5/6 year old can manage it.