Monday, December 14, 2009



Start a Family Game Night tradition with Monopoly: Family Game Night Championship Edition, Clue: Secrets & Spies Edition or Jenga Max.

As a parent we have always stood behind Hasbro and their toys. Our top pick this year is the Jenga Max..get your game this Holiday and be the hit of the party!

Gift the perfect present under $20 with Connect 4X4, Pictureka! or Boggle.


Uncle Skunkle Toys, offers two great family fun games- Rapid 4 and Bambooga. If you are looking for games that are new and different instead of the same ole board games look no further than Rapid 4 and Bambooga.

A fun new game for anyone..step out of the box and experience a new game that will make your friends come back for more.


We featured Shains last year in our guide and again they were a hit with our reviewers. We love the eco-factor and the hip style these Shains offer. Unique and a fun way to show off your personal style. A great stocking stuffer for the tween in your life.

Shains at for a cool gift idea. They have recycled accessories that empower people to make their own statement.

Wellness Mat:

A Healthy Way Of Life

OK! As you will see we awarded the Wellness Mat our top honors this Holiday Season. Why?? OMG! I want the earth to be covered in Wellness Mats..I am not kidding. Hubby asked if we could do the whole house in Wellness Mats.
When my parents came over for Thanksgiving, you should have heard them..OMG! This feels so good! Yep, you will step on this mat and melt because it cusions your feet as if your walking in heaven. OH! Am I laying it on too thick??? Nope, get one for yourself and let me know what you think! You will be thanking me for telling y ou about this.

WellnessMats dramatically reduces the fatigue and discomfort associated with long term or stationary standing. The unique one piece construction has a soft inner design structure that serves as a preventative approach against potential back, leg, and foot problems. Our revolutionary concept interacts with the body by suspending your body weight thus reducing impact on the joints. Your weight will frequently shift and rebalance itself, reducing the stress and strain of many daily activities. The Wellness Mat promotes better posture, proper circulation, muscle conditioning and a sense of well being.

The distinct comfort of WellnessMats combined with the many features and benefits, as well as being medically proven and backed by healthcare professionals, make it the absolute best therapeutic flooring product on the market.


The Big Book of Parenting Solutions: 101 Answers to Your Everyday Challenges and Wildest Worries

In this down-to-earth guide, parenting expert Michele Borba offers advice for dealing with children's difficult behavior and hot button issues including biting, temper tantrums, cheating, bad friends, inappropriate clothing, sex, drugs, peer pressure, and much more. Written for parents of kids age 3-13, this book offers easy-to-implement advice for the most important challenges parents face with kids from toddlers to tweens.

  • Includes immediate solutions to the most common childhood problems and challenges
  • Written by Today Show's resident parenting expert Michele Borba
  • Offers clear step-by-step guidance for solving difficult childhood behaviors and family conflicts
  • Contains a wealth of advice that is easy-to-follow and gets quick results
  • Author has written outstanding parenting books including Building Moral Intelligence, No More Misbehavin', Don't Give Me that Attitude, and more

Each of the 101 issues includes clear questions, specific step-by-step solutions, and advice that is age appropriate.

THE BIG BOOK OF PARENTING SOLUTIONS: 101 Answers to Your Everyday Challenges and Wildest Worries (Jossey-Bass, a Wiley imprint; September 2009; $19.95 / Paper; ISBN: 978-0-7879-8831-9), from Today Show contributor Michele Borba, is the be-all, end-all, reference guide to hot button family issues for parents of kids ages 3-13. In an easy-to-use cookbook-like format, Borba lays out specific, step-by-step solutions to:

Early behaviors like thumb sucking, tantrum throwing, biting, poor listening skills, selfish attitudes, problems sleeping, bathroom battles, picky eating, and continuing to...

Later behaviors like inappropriate dressing, cheating, stealing, lying, intolerance, bullying, materialism, poor sportsmanship, bad friends, and going on to...

Tween behaviors like sex, drinking and drugs, steroids, obesity, anxiety, depression, cell phone, use, internet safety, video game addiction, money, homework, and more.

Inspired by sound statistical research, survey results gathered with Parents magazine , and pressing questions from real parents, THE BIG BOOK OF PARENTING SOLUTIONS is an all-encompassing, go-to guide that promises to be the last resource you will ever need.


Perfect stocking stuffer that will make your kids eyes light up. Yummy gum that has many flavor options for even the pickiest chewer. Very in-expensive and a great add on to any gift.

Glee Gum is all-natural, gluten-free chewing gum with no artificial coloring, flavoring, sweeteners nor preservatives. Glee Gum is the only gum in North America made the old-fashioned way, with chicle! Chicle is a natural tree sap harvested sustainably from the rainforests of Central America. Once all chewing gum was made with chicle, but today most gum is made entirely from synthetic stuff. Not Glee Gum! Glee Gum uses chicle because it is an eco-friendly way to help conserve the rainforest.

Chicle is also what gives the gum such great, long-lasting chewing texture! Glee Gum is a “green” gum right down to the packaging, which is made from biodegradable, recycled cardboard. So chew with Glee, naturally! (SRP $0.99 per pack, available at grocery stores nationwide and online at URL


Available in Make Your Own Chocolate, Make Your Own Chewing Gum, and Make Your Own Gummies, these activity kits are all-natural, educational, and eco-friendly. With pre-packaged ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, kids aged 8 and up get a real kick out of making candy from scratch. (Younger children enjoy it too, with parental supervision!) Focusing on the history behind and the origin of these candies, each kit is designed to captivate kids’ interest, connect them to the global community, and create something yummy to eat in the process!(SRP $12.99 per kit, available at gift stores nationwide and online at URL

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mommycares said...

Good one on Gift Guide - it helps a lot!

We clearly share similar parenting experiences and views.
I've been reading one that I'm hooked on -
I have a feeling you'd get a lot out of it.

Incredible job on your blog; keep it up.


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