American Girl’s new WellieWishers are here

I bought Miss Q her first American Girl when I was in Chicago in 2013 and passed by the flagship store. We’re talking two floors of a very large retail store devoted to All Things American Girl. She was only 2.5 at the time, but I got it anyway. And it has stood on a… 

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Hasbro’s #DreamBigPrincess Princess-A-Month: Merida

Jaime and her two daughters are July’s #DreamBigPrincess guest reviewers. Be sure to read all the way to the end to find out how YOU can be part of the fun in August. My girls are all about their imaginations. They travel to new places and have new adventures together every day and, more often… 

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Zootopia on DVD + Blu-Ray

The movie: Zootopia When it was available: June 7, 2016 What it’s about: The animals have become civilized, taken over the world and live in harmony under the rule of law and order as humans did (or do elsewhere, presumably). Until, of course, general chaos ensues and their perfect world — their utopia of the zoo variety —… 

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Springfree Trampoline with tgoma

You’re going to have to picture this: I’m in beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake having dinner at a winery, wearing a bamboo jean chemise dress with sky-high Michael Kors snakeskin heels. Full makeup, hair freshly blown out. And then there are two Springfree Trampolines just outside our dining tent: Because this isn’t an ordinary dinner with Big B… 

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Make it a Skechers summer for the whole fam

When I got my first pair of Skechers three years ago, I instantly fell in love. My Go Walk3 slip-ons have been well-loved, and although they’re a bit dirty around the edges these days, they’re still a go-to pair of shoes for me when I need guaranteed comfort. (For example, I just took them with… 

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HASBRO’S #DREAMBIGPRINCESS PRINCESS-A-MONTH: TIANA

Tiffany and her kids are this month’s #DreamBigPrincess guest reviewers. Check out last month’s Ariel review, or the previous month’s Rapunzel review and then read on for YOUR child’s opportunity to be next month’s reviewer: Tiffany has four children — three boys and a girl. Nathan is her eldest at 15, and then there are the little ones: Olivia (6), Dominic (4) and… 

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Hasbro’s #DreamBigPrincess Princess-a-Month: Ariel

Jennifer and her son “O” are this month’s #DreamBigPrincess guest reviewers. Check out last month’s Rapunzel review and then read on for YOUR child’s opportunity to be next month’s reviewer: When I read that guest reviewers were needed for Hasbro’s Princess-a-Month campaign, I jumped on the opportunity right away! As a mom of two boys (born… 

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Petite & Posh Vaughan

Have you ever been to a standalone American Girl store? I mean one of the big ones, like in Chicago or New York City? They have full-on salons and restaurants for your little doll to share with her little doll. For real. And it’s apparently amazing in the most purposely obnoxious way (and, yes, I’m… 

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Canada’s Wonderland thrills the kid in you

When’s the last time you went to Canada’s Wonderland? I mean really went. Without your young children who prevent you from really doing the park’s biggest rides? For me, it had been a couple of years since we’d been to Wonderland with kids, but about 10 years since I’d gone with grownups and was able to take… 

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Henkaa convertible dress

There’s just something about dressing Miss Q like my Mini Me that’s so satisfying. We both love dressing like twinsies, and since she’s only five years old, I’m sure at some point she’s going to tell me to stop — so I’m living it up as long as she’ll let me. When I was at… 

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