We are no strangers to Bookroo’s monthly subscription program. In fact, my son remembers how fun it was to unveil the books the last time he got a shipment, check out my previous post from a couple years back.
This is a great gift idea for little ones and older kids as well. They have board books as well as paperback and all are quality books worth every penny of the monthly fee you will be paying for them. The wrapping paper that they come wrapped in is worth that much alone!
Imagine the faces one the kids wheb they get their monthly package in the mail with two books to unwrap. Just watch my 5 year olds reaction to the “gifts” he got!
What’s even better is the fact that this makes him want to try reading and creates an excitement around the possibility of books. Personally, we have so many books that I like to donate books when we are done with them, but these we tend to keep because they’re special!
Right now they have a GREAT Cyber Monday deal going on for 25% off you order by tomorrow 11/27!
The NYC Play Fair is only weeks away and I am giving you the chance to be in the building!
At Play Fair attendees can feel, touch, and take home their favorite toys and games — and be the first to glimpse the toys of tomorrow from more than 70 exhibitors including Cartoon Network, Hasbro, Just Play, K’NEX, LEGO, Midtown Comics, ALEX Brands, Moose Toys, Spin Master, Maddie Rae’s Slime Glue, The New York Doll Company, Toys “R” Us, VTech, Kvellix, Inc. (NUTSO) and WowWee. See firsthand which toys, games, and entertainment will be the biggest hits this season, just in time for Black Friday. More information and scheduling of events can be found at .
WHEN: Play Fair 2017
Saturday, November 4th – Sunday, November 5th
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
WHERE: Jacob K. Javits Center, Halls 1A and 1B
655 West 34th Street
You can purchase tickets at http://www.playfairny.com/ and save $5 per ticket with discount code TRU5 or scroll down below to enter to WIN 2 passes now through 10/31!
Larger-than-life play experiences, stage activities, and consumer challenges. Highlights include: a Minecraft VR station, a NERF Arena, an augmented reality Ben 10 experience, Builder demos with Magformers, live product unboxings, and a Shopkins fashion show!
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS ™ attempt by 12-year-old slime glue entrepreneur Madison Greenspan of Maddie Rae’s Slime Glue. Join Madison as she and her team attempt to make over 6 tons of slime!
Exciting photo opportunities with talent and costume characters from PAW Patrol®, Rusty Rivets, Toys “R” Us’ Geoffrey, Ben 10, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Peppa Pig, SpongeBob SquarePants, Leapfrog’s Scout & Violet, Shopkins, and more!
Halloween Costume Parade, presented by Rubies Costume Company
Top 2017 holiday toys from drones and blasters to the best in kids’ crafts, collectibles, coding and more!
Interactive exhibits fostering team-work, discovery, and play.
Museum quality displays offering glimpses of vintage toys, rare variants, and mock-ups of upcoming toys to learn about the past, present, and future of some of America’s favorite toys and games.
Toy unboxings unveiling some of the biggest toys of the holidays.
Celebrity guests including Mindy Thomas, co-host of NPR’s “Wow in the World”, WWE ® Superstar Big Show and WWE ® Superstar Daniel Bryan, the New York Knicks, the New York Rangers, Mommy Tubers, Toy Bloggers, Toy Designers, and more!
Show exclusives and limited edition toys you won’t find anywhere else.
And a Race Around NYC – Take your Play Fair badge to dozens of shops, museums, restaurants, and landmarks to get discounts, goodies, and freebies all weekend long.
I know me and my kids are super excited to check out the entire line up and enjoy all of the fun!
Enter below to win TWO passes for the Play Fair for either Nov. 4 or 5!
July’s Daily Goodie Box is in! Check out what was inside;
Looking for something to do to get out of the Heat this Summer and keep the kids busy? Why don’t you head on over to Legoland Discovery Center in Westchester New York!
Legos are a family staple… they’ve been around for generations and families enjoy using them together and will absolutely love checking out all of the amazing Lego creations that are all over at the Legoland Discovery Center. They truly are great for the whole family.
Take a look at the last time that I visited the Lego Discovery Center. We had a blast. My boys especially enjoyed the crawl tunnels that they have set up in the middle of all of the other areas. It reminds me of the old discovery zone in a way.
One of our other favorite things that we did during our visit was check out the 4-D show that they had. Every month or so the show rotates to a new one so it’s always a new fun experience for the family. If you’re unsure what 4D is, it is where you can feel, see, and even smell what’s going on in the short 15 minute movie. The great thing is once you’re inside, all of these attractions are included with your visit including the movie.
I do recommend that you eat prior to going to the Legoland Discovery Center because their food options are pretty limited especially for young children that are picky but there are sandwiches and some other options if you would like to eat there or have a snack.
There is a parking deck located only a block away from the Legoland Discovery Center and if I recall it was pretty cheap and for yhe entire day.
Not to mention that the area is great and it’s a great day out for the entire family. There’s an outside mall that you can walk around and window shop or grab an ice cream and just walk down the Main Street of the strip.
The Legoland Discovery Center has given me a family pack of 4 tickets to give away to one lucky winner.
Enter to win now through July 1st, GOOD LUCK!!!
Every year, the biggest companies get together for what is known as the NY Baby Show.
Mommy-to-be’s and veteran moms alike scouting the venue for the hottest new items for baby and mom, and once again Momtrends has hosted some of us mom’s for a special day of pampering and mingling so that we can bring the show to you if you couldn’t attend.
There are over 100 vendors, and with so much to see and talk about, I’ve narrowed it down to my top 3 favorites for you.
#1 is the Austlen stroller. 1 word – VERSATILITY! With over 30 handy configurations, this is the future of strollers and should be at the top of every parents wish list. Check out just a few of the life altering configurations… you’ll wonder how you ever did “life” without it. (Photos via Austlen.com)
This handy dandy stroller can hold up to 150lbs of groceries, kids, and hey… I won’t judge if you want to take a seat😊.
Luxury does come at a steep price though… at a whopping $849, it comes in either black or navy blue. Assuming you can afford this #1 pick, at least you can justify it by the fact it’ll make hope life easier, and happy wife = happy life and all..
#2 is the ergoPouch. It’s no wonder it originated in the ‘down under’. It reminds me of a kangaroo pouch mixed with a swaddle blanket. Enter to win a ergoCocoon swaddle to sleep bag valued at $34.99!
We’ve all seen the swaddle at babies r’ us and various other places, so what makes ergoPouch different? Well, they’re made from natural fibers which make them breathable and regulate temperature which are two of the most important things. I can remember “unwrapping” my babies after they slept all night swaddled and every time they were drenched in sweat.
This also makes them perfect for any weather and eliminate the need for extra blankets. They have sleep sacks for infants, and even these adorable toddler sleep suits that make the transition from passed out toddler, to sleeping cozy toddler a breeze.
Check out their neat categories, I promise you’ll want one for your sweet little one. (Photos via Ergopouch.com)
The best part? All that cuteness will only run you between $20-$35, that is assuming you can control yourself and only buy one 😉..
#3 is Wellements Baby Organic Gripe Water aka the organic way to very more cuddles! Enter to WIN a gift from Wellements (entries taken until 6/7).
I think every new parent looks for a miracle to help their baby when that first fussy fit arrives. Typically during te first week home from the hospital, adjusting to life and formula/breastmilk, your new baby is bound to fuss a bit. Typically, tiny gas bubbles are the problem and they can be fixed with mylicon drops of fennel when my boys were young.
Now, there is an organic alternative that doesn’t only help with gas, but any uncomfort your babies belly may feel, even hiccups! (Via Wellementsbaby.com)
Lastly, special shout out to water wipes. We try to keep our babies butts clear, but what if the wipes we are using are the ones causing the nasty rashes we rush to cure? Water wipes relieves the stress of that, pure and simple.