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Safe Fisher Price Rock ‘n Play Alternatives

The Fisher-Price Rock n’ Play is one piece of baby gear that parents have sworn by. I used them with my twins and they were irreplaceable when I had two babies dealing with reflux. With the announcement on April 12, 2019, that Fisher-Price Recalled the Rock ‘n Play Sleepers have been recalled after being linked to infant deaths, many parents are reeling and trying to find a great alternative. These alternatives to the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play are great choices that won’t put your baby at risk.

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Teaching Teens to Play the Guitar (without Adding More to their Schedule)

Teaching my teens to love music and learn to play an instrument has always been a goal in my family, but actually making it happen has been another story. My teenager has always wanted to play the guitar, but we’d had a hard time fitting it in. Our schedules are very busy and, with 6 kids, it’s a serious challenge to keep up with lesson schedules for multiple kids. Fender Play makes it easy for your teen to learn to play the guitar, without adding anything extra to your schedule.

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The Best RC Minion Toys this Holiday Season

Are you looking for the Best RC Minion Toys this holiday season? My kids are obsessed with Despicable Me 3 (I swear it is running on a loop at my house) and their Christmas wish-list is filled with Minion toys. These RC Minion Toys will be a huge hit this holiday season. Find out which ones are our favorites and why. 

My kids go crazy for anything robotic. With my older boys especially, 9 times out of 10 if it doesn’t have batteries they aren’t interested. 

WowWee has been a huge hit in our home in the past so I was excited to see these newly released Despicable Me 3 Minion toys. They have some fun features that fans of the movies will absolutely love  and some phenomenal RC features that any robotics fan will enjoy. 

We had the chance to check out both the Minion MiP Turbo Dave and the Mini Minion MiP Turbo Dave and they were so much fun! My kids had to steal them away from me because I was just as amused as they were. 

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STEM Toys Your Kids Will Love (with a Giveaway)

Are you looking for the perfect holiday gift for your kids? Cue and the Dot Creativity Kit are both great STEM toys your kids will love. These educational toys will have your kids learning basic coding skills and having a blast at the same time.

With 6 kids, finding the perfect holiday gift can be tricky, especially for the younger kids since it feels like they already have just about every toy out there (adding de-cluttering to my list now). I’m getting pickier about what I’ll buy too. I want toys that are not only entertaining, but also help my kids to develop the ability to think for themselves and teaches them important skills they may need later on.

I’ve seen how competitive the job market is now, and it scares me a bit for my kids when they are ready to branch out on their own. My job is to make sure they have the experiences they need as they grow to help them have a foundation that they can build on when they join the work force down the road.

Technology and engineering jobs are in high demand and I suspect that will only grow. Since my kids have a strong interest in STEM toys already, I try and encourage that however I can.

I was so excited to discover two fantastic STEM toys that would be perfect under the Christmas tree this year. Cue and Dot Creativity Kit get kids learning about coding in a way that is fun and keeps them coming back for more.

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