Clic-It’s “Gearing Up for Baby” contest

I am so excited to be sharing a contest with you all from Clic-It, great for Moms to be, Moms currently and well pretty much any parent under the sun. I was able to receive an awesome Clic-It Smart Diaper Bag to test out how much this product rocks. It is amazing! Easier and certainly a must have for that Mom on your holiday list this year!

Enter to Win

Clic-It is kicking off the “Gearing Up for Baby” contest from November 15 – December 24. Log onto for details on how to enter for a chance to win a prize pack including a new Clic-It diaper bag and accessory assortment (retail value: $117.00).

About Clic-It

  • Combines convenience, versatility and organization to help parents keep gear organized and easily accessible.
  • Easy to use and you can customize Clic-It based on your baby’s age and activities.
  • Clic-It accessories include: Bottle Holder, Insulated Tote, Pacifier Case, Diapers and Wipes Case, Organizer Pouch, Key Ring and Gadget Case. One hand and one click means you are all set for the day!
  • Clic-It is a great look for both Mom’s and Dad’s!
  • Clic-It can be carried like a messenger bag or belt bag! Making it easier for you to carry this smart diaper bag system however you wish.
  • Products are available online as well as select retailers nationwide later this Fall.
  • You can visit Clic-It on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest happenings.

I received this product for free from Team Mom in order to fully facilitate this candid review and share the Clic-It “Gearing Up for Baby” contest with you all.

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All I Want For Christmas

Okay this is an oldie video from when my daughter lost her two front teeth and it was around Christmas time, there is also another cute video all pertaining to Christmas time I believe last year. I love my kids, just look at how silly they are! Just like their Mama … I am so PROUD…

and now the munchkins singing together ….

Maybe I can get them singing again this year on film, all three of them to see how much they have grown!

Madeline’s Christmas & Other Wintery Tales DVD Review

Snow! Santa! And holidays galore! From Ludwig Bemelmans’ best-selling children’s books comes little Madeline and her wintery adventures with her dog Genevieve, her loyal friends from Miss Clavel’s class and next-door neighbor Pepito!

Our family has a few Madeline DVD’s and we enjoy all of them but as the holiday season approaches my family is thinking about Christmas and so Shout Factory! sent my family a little holiday gift, Madeline’s Christmas & Other Wintery Tales to review.

I popped this DVD into my bedroom DVD player the other day to enjoy it with Baby K while AJ had his Wii game time and we sat enjoying the five episodes that are included on this DVD;

  1. Madeline’s Winter Vacation
  2. Madeline and Santa
  3. Madeline at the North Pole
  4. Madeline and the Ice Skates
  5. Madeline’s Holiday with Mr. Grump

I must say this is the cutest little DVD to get your children this holiday season! The Suggested Retail Price is $12.99 and you can purchase this at or other stores as well as

Disclosure: The product reviewed was provided to me for free. All opinions are that of my own.

Hunting Season, Orange Hats and Kids

It is that time of year, hunting season! As a child of a father who has hunted pretty much my whole life I know two facts when this time roles around:

  1. I can’t reach Dad until after dark.
  2. I must wear bright colors.

I also know two other facts:

  1. I don’t own bright colors for the NH Fall/Winter Season.
  2. My sons don’t like to wear bright colored hats.

My daughter and I knew it was hunting season and that we needed a bright hat to wear while playing in our backyard. Since moving to our new house we seem to spend a majority of our daylight hours in the backyard … the backyard that is surrounded by woods in nearly every direction!

We went to Ocean State Job Lots and had a look around because they always have awesome Winter hats and there we were finding a $4 hat for us, $8 total for safe backyard play!

We enjoyed our outdoor play time which was spent with Baby K and not AJ because AJ came out and ran back inside refusing to play hide n seek with us! Baby K and Ki hid behind this big tree we have in our yard and Ki hid so well that I couldn’t see her on the other side of the tree, even with her orange hat on until she ran for the house!

We had a blast, it was a fun day full of smiles and exploring! Speaking of exploring, do you know what animals eat just the apple part of an apple, as in the core and all but leave apple skins behind? We had a ton of apples gone but the critters left behind the skins ….

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CLOSED Funrise Toys Tonka Strong Arm Review & Giveaway

My family received a Tonka Strong Arm Firetruck to review with the boys who are four and two years old. My four year old isn’t as attached to this Strong Arm Firetruck as my two year old is. I was in love with the fact that the packaging was noticeably easier than most toys.

With holidays approaching it is important for me to note that Funrise made packaging so much easier. Apparently they have listened to all the parents say how frustrating it can be to get a toy out for their child during the gift giving season. Funrise uses something call Easy Lock and with one turn of the lock on the bottom, the vehicle is released from the packaging. As a parent of three children who get lots of gifts on Christmas morning I can say the ease of opening the Tonka Strong Arm Firetruck was noticeable and yes very easy!

About the Strong Arm

Tonka is a brand many are familiar with, especially if you are raising boys. The Strong Arms are big freewheeling vehicles with a multi-action trigger-lever built in. When you pull and rev the lever, the vehicles rumble and create sparks inside the lever arm window. Squeezing the trigger will operate the vehicle’s specific action. The best part is they require no batteries! Nothing but kid power and imagination is needed for hours of fun. The Tonka Strong Arms are the winner of the iParenting Award for Outstanding Product for 2009. Recently the company found out that the Strong Arms won the Dr. Toy’s Guide 100 Best Children’s Products for 2010, the Dr Toy’s Guide 10 Best Active Products for 2010 and Best Pick for 201 Awards.

My Thoughts About the Strong Arm

As a parent I have been very impressed with the Tonka Strong Arm Firetruck, Baby K and I love to play with this as often as possible. About once a day I will tell Baby K “go get your cars and Mama will play cars with you”. I assume he will run off and grab some of his little toy cars, but nope he comes back carrying his Strong Arm Firetruck ready to play!

I have had no issues with this vehicle, I think it’s great that it’s a toy without a requirement for batteries and I do feel that the Tonka Strong Arm Firetruck or Garbage Truck would make a great gift for the 2010 Holiday Season!

Enter to Win a Tonka Strong Arm Truck

One lucky person who enters below will win either the Strong Arm Garbage Truck or the Strong Arm Firetruck, depending upon what is available.

Giveaway will end at 11:59pm EST on November 25

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Announced live on site with email sent to winner as well!

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