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Great Gift - @DaddyScrubs

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When I first heard of Daddy Scrubs, I thought it was going to only sell scrubs for new dads.  Little did I know that they have so much more... 
Let me start by saying, if you are looking to get a one of a kind gift for a new dad, head on over and see what all they have to offer...  From scrubs (of course!)  to hats and t-shirts that announce " I'm the Daddy!"  to books and diaper bags...  They have cute ties, tumblers, coffee mugs... Basically anything to get the new daddy in your life.  (If you think about it.. mom and baby get most of the gifts, why not treat daddy too?!)  
Well, when I saw something ELSE that Daddy Scrubs had...  I knew that I really wanted to see about reviewing for Jumpin Beans!!!! No, we are no…

We Go Together #DigIntoSummer

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Talk about a cute book!!!  
I grabbed Broxton to enjoy a book with me, not really knowing what each page would bring... 
I was so happy that we read it together, as it is so adorable!!!

The book?   We Go Together by Todd Dunn! It is awesome board book (so you know I love that!)  that had cute illustrations and sing song rhyme!   Broxton isn't reading ... YET... but we could look at the book and then I could point out the picture for the word that was  next...  We go together like MOON and night...   We go together like string and KITE.     Each page was so cute and as you read along, you know that you will love it as much as the little one that is reading it with you!!!!  

This is a great book for any young reader to enjoy...   an…

Let's Learn - Colors

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It never ceases to amaze me how children are like sponges...
I love that everything that they see, they really do learn and pick up on!
(Well, most everything... there are some things best left not to learn!)

Even simple shows are teaching and that is why when Broxton does want to watch a few things, I am all about it... As it is more than just entertainment... It is education too!  

Get to know the educational values of Nickelodeon programming with Let’s Learn: Colors. As part of the Let’s Learn line of DVDs, this all-new DVD packs over two hours of edu-tainment with episodes from Nickelodeon’s hit preschool series Bubble GuppiesDora the ExplorerTeam UmizoomiBlue’s Clues and The Wonder Pets!. Kids will have a great ti…

Sibling Rivalry?

Just wanted to share this guest post with you.

When Sibling Rivalry Turns to Sibling Bullying
by Mary Jo Rapini, MEd, LPCSiblings naturally fight and argue, and most of us have experienced fighting with our brothers or sisters while growing up. This is not only considered normal, but is a rite of passage in our childhood memories. The problem comes about when sibling rivalry takes on a tone of bullying. This is seen when one child is always the one victimized, and the other child actively plots how they can break that child down. This sort of bullying is not normal, and parents should intervene to minimize anxiety, depression in the child being victimized, and aggression in their child bully. Both kids will suffer the loss of good mental health if this behavior is allowed to continue, says a new study in the July issue of Journal of Pediatrics.When the researchers studied sibling bullying they did not extend past adolescents, but much of counseling deals with sibling rivalry and bullyi…

Last Vegas Looks Hilarious

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* This is not a sponsored post, I just wanted to share this movie information with you!

Go ahead and plan a date night now for Friday, November 1st!!!!
Last Vegas, starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman & Kevin Kline opens and you want to be sure to go and see it!!!!

Starring four legends like you've never seen them before, LASTVEGAS tells the story of Billy, Paddy, Archie and Sam (played by Academy-Award winners Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline), best friends since childhood. When Billy, the group's sworn bachelor, finally proposes to his thirty-something (of course) girlfriend, the four head to Las Vegas with a plan to stop acting their age and relive their glory days. However, upon arriving, the four quickly realize that the decades have transformed Sin City and tested their friendship in ways they never imagined.  The Rat Pack may have once played the Sands and Cirque du Soleil may now rule the Strip, but it's these f…

Sunny Days Are Here Again!

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I don't know about the weather where you are...  But around here... Rain, Rain, Go Away!!!!
It seems like it has rained more than we have had sunshine lately... But the days that it is nice, we are trying to enjoy as much as we can!!!

I am not sure how Bubble Guppies came to be in our lives, but Broxton loves them!
He always seems to have a big smile on his face and it stays that way for the whole episode!
When we opened the package that had Bubble Guppies Sunny Days on it, I knew Broxton was going to be happy!  
It’s over two hours of summertime fun on Bubble Guppies’ third adventure-packed DVD, Bubble Guppies: Sunny Days! This all-new DVD includes six exciting underwater adventures ready to help kids beat the heat. Created …

Arthur Stands Up To Bullying #backtoschool

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Talk about a DVD that I love...  
I was not really sure what to expect when I started the Arthur DVD...  BUT  - I did know that Bullying is REALLY a big deal....  and I want Broxton prepared...
I believe that The Last Tough Customer is my favorite out of all of them...   It was a great way to see how bullying has an impact of those around you... but I also felt the same about So Funny I Forgot to Laugh...  All in all, I loved this DVD and was very happy to know it is part of our DVD collection now !
On this DVD:
The Last Tough Customer -
The Tough Customers realize it's time to quit bullying and set out to find a new hobby - but can Molly ever truly change her ways? Brain's Chess Mess - Brain starts a chess club at scho…

Movement Through Emotions #GuestPost

This is a guest post.  I thought it had great information to share.  
Part of growing up is growing into your emotions. Toddlers can go thru moments of silliness and they are terrible within the hour, keeping parents on their toes! Trying to restrict this emotional learning curve only leads to bigger teenage problems because they didn't learn to develop a healthy emotional pallet. Although some of your child's personalities are necessary for their development, some seem to transition better than others. Here are some fun ways to help with your child's emotional milestones.

The first thing to consider, is that our movements create our emotions. We've always heard about phrases " turning green with envy" "roll with it" "stand up for your beliefs" – well, we move thru our emotions. You can teach your children to better handle their mad sillies and who knows, you might learn a few tricks.

Face Off - Are you starting to get 'The Look' from…

Big Kid Caillou #backtoschool

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If you have been around here for a bit... Or if you know us at all, you know that Broxton used to think that Caillou was his brother!  I am not really sure how or why that started, but it did...  and we now have lots of Caillou DVD's (and even a Caillou doll!)  When I saw that Caillou had a new DVD - Big Kid Caillou...  I knew that I would like to get it for Broxton...  Especially since he will be headed back to school soon!   I did notice that he didn't watch it as intent as he normally does, so I am not sure if he is growing out of it, or if he was just preoccupied... but they had several great episodes and they were new to us too!  
On this DVD:  Big Time Caillou - When Caillou's older friend Andre comes over for …

Protect Your Ears With #Aqua Ears

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Each day it seems that time is flying by.  Faster and Faster...  If you are like me, you are trying to enjoy every single second of the summer before it is over.   The pool is great, but I have a history of bad ears... That being said, I have to take safety precautions and always use ear plugs.  This has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember... With that, I was so happy to see the latest product for kids...  Aqua Ears for children
These are awesome, because not only do they come in characters that our little ones love, they also in a carry case that makes trips to the pool, the beach, cruises and even the bathtub so much easier!  For right around $4 and conveniently located at CVS and Walmart... Don't you thin…

Back To School Cool with Pilot Pen

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Not only is it summer time...
It is also time to start planning for Back to School.   If you have older kids...
(Let's be honest here... You don't need kids at all to love a good writing pen!  I have a secret love of them!)   Anyways...
We were sent a couple of the pens from Pilot.
I was happy to get the ones that were fashionable... but I knew that the ones that had erasers were just as great and I LOVED that they were gel pens that erased!!  (Man, I tell you... Pens have come a LONG way since back in "my days!")
FriXion Clicker -- Pilot is the #1 seller of gel ink pens in America and the newest member to the gel ink line, FriXion, writes incredibly smooth in expressive colors and erases completely with no mess!…

making Memories Albany, Georgia @wwe Event - W/W

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You made it back!!!
I told you that I had something to make the Panthers Game Better!!!
With the boys doing the SUMO wrestling, they got tickets for us to return the next weekend for WWE event!   Of course, you know this house LOVES WWE, so we were all about it!!!
I tell you this...
If you or anyone you know loves the WWE...
It is totally WORTH it to go to a smaller place to watch them.
The civic center is smaller than other places we have seen them.. so you get better views...
BUT- it is like they are so much fan interactive there too!!!
Heath Slater...  
Ha ha Ha... He (Ted Dibiase, or however you spell it)  was dancing making fun of how Heath Slater has to dance because of the air guitar he always seems to play!!!
The Great Khali. He just always makes me smile!!!!
Sheamus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Randy Orton....
The "main event"
After the show, you were able to go out somewhat near their bus to see them all...
Talk about a good picture!!!!  

Have you been to a smaller place to see a sho…

Justin Roberts CD Release TODAY (July 23rd!) - UPDATED

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Being totally honest here... Isn't that what you come here for? I was not really into the CD we were recently sent for review...
Recess by Justin Roberts...
I mean, the sound was fine... but it just did not do anything for me! This is a CD that will be listened to with earphones!!!!
(Nothing against Justin, but there is only so much a mama can take, you know?)
I will say, it's cute for kids...   so..... If your kid is one that likes music, check it out...
(To tell you my favorite, I would say it is I'll Be An Alien!)


Recess Track Listing: 1. recess
2. i'll be an alien
3. hopscotch
4. check me out, i'm at the checkout
5. my secret robot
6. looking for trains
7. every little step
8. we got two
9. the p…