Super Duper educational games for kids (giveaway)

We have a few games from Super Duper Publications that the kids love so I was excited when they sent us 3 new ones to try out! They’ve been around since 1986 and today they’re making hundreds of creative, colorful, and educational materials and games. This time we got: Pirate Talk, “Wh” Bingo, and MagneTalk Match-up Adventure Kit. I let Ryan pick which box he wanted to open first. He chose “Wh” Bingo, which actually surprised me because he LOVES pirates right now! Wh Bingo is a game

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touchTAB by Encyclopedia Britannica Kids: GREAT Gift Idea!

Ryan is so into learning about EVERYTHING right now. All day long is filled with questions and curiosity. I love it! But I can’t always answer or keep him entertained. I love the educational games that keep him busy while learning new things, encourage his imagination, AND keep him coming up with even more questions! We have some other items from Encyclopedia Britannica Kids that are well loved in our house so I was excited to be sent the touchTAB for review.

Encyclopedia Britannica touchTAB

This is just in time for back-to-school and,

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Highlights magazines: NEW Hidden Pictures Club!

You remember growing up with Highlights magazines, right? They’ve been around for over 65 years… and everyone remembers the hidden pictures! I remember sitting in doctor or dentist offices and having Highlights to keep me busy. I am thrilled that such a wonderful company is still here for MY kids, and with new products! In addition to the classic Highlights (ages 6-12), they now have High Five (ages 2-6), and Hello (ages 0-2)!

Highlights magazines

When I was in Chicago at the end of

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Summers at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry (giveaway)

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.

I remember visiting the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry all the time as a kid… it was like the go-to field trip in school and I’m not even sure how many years my classes hopped on a bus for a day exploring. I haven’t been in YEARS… and it’s on our summer to-do list this year now that we have kids of our own! We want them to explore, be

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Super Duper learning games (giveaway)

I recently talked about some of our new favorite educational and fun iPad apps for Ryan. They’re from Super Duper Publications and help Ryan tell stories, think about timelines and cause & effect, and teach him to recognize words in the process. We recently got to try out some learning games from Super Duper!

For 27 years the awesomeness of Super Duper Publications was only available to teachers, therapists, and special needs professionals. Now, they’re being made available to us and I’m thankful because

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Teaching our generation about birth

I’m WAY behind on recapping the ICAN conference and there is SO MUCH to say about it. I really want to go through each speaker and presentation that I saw because there was just so much info that’s all worth sharing.

Thursday night was leader training. I watched a presentation given by Claudia Villeneuve (childbirth educator, ICAN Canada president, engineer and mom of 3!) on the last 3 generations and how to educate them based on their characteristics and personalities: the baby boomers, generation X and generation Y.

I’m sure we all know how

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E Is For Ethics

When I was pregnant, I researched everything. I learned everything there was to know… about being pregnant. But about RAISING a kid??? Not so much. Now that Ryan is here, there’s so much to prepare for and one thing my husband and I often talk about is how we’ll instill values. How do you teach right and wrong? How do you teach your kid to be respectful and caring and considerate?

I was sent this book for review: E Is for Ethics: How to Talk to Kids About Morals, Values,

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