Easy Minecraft Birthday Party Ideas

Taking a swing at the Minecraft Pinata

How to throw a Minecraft Birthday Party: Easy Minecraft Birthday Party Ideas This last week my middle son turned 5! I can’t believe my cute, cuddly little boy is 5 already. Happy birthday to my cuddly, smart, funny 5 year old! #lovethiskid #sayitsyourbirthday A video posted by Amy (@amysavvymom) on Feb 15, 2015 at 7:08pm… [read more]

Meet Dash and Dot, Robots Helping Kids Learn to Code

Dash and Dot Robots

Most of you know that we are homeschooling this year. When I decided to homeschool, one of my goals was to allow my children to learn in hands-on ways that would teach them to think creatively. Back in December I was introduced to an innovative new “toy” for kids. Dash and Dot robots were created… [read more]

Fun for the Whole Family at Sesame Street Live Let’s Dance! Bossier City

Watching Sesame Street Live

Disclosure: I received tickets to the show in exchange for media coverage. All opinions expressed are honest and are my own.   Last night was a greatly anticipated evening in our house! On Sunday we surprised the boys with the news that we had tickets to go to Sesame Street Live Let’s Dance. Even the… [read more]

25 St. Patrick’s Day Books for Kids

25 St. Patrick's Day books for Kids

Just 1 month until St. Patrick’s Day! Whether you’re a teacher, a homeschooling parent, or a parent who loves to read your kids great books, this list of 25 St. Patrick’s Day books for kids will get your kids geared up for this luck o’ the Irish holiday. Do you know why we celebrate St…. [read more]

Sesame Street Live is coming to Bossier City, Louisiana! Promo Code + Giveaway!

Sesame Street Live, Shreveport, Bossier City Let's Dance giveaway

  I’m so excited to announce that Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!” is coming to Shreveport / Bossier City, LA February 17 & 18!  Make sure you keep reading for important details about the event including a Sesame Street Live promo code! Sesame Street Live is a larger-than-life, musical touring stage production featuring Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster,… [read more]

Academics’ Choice Winners! Doodle Quest and The SMART Playbook

Doodle Quest game

As we’ve homeschooled this year I’ve been eager to add games to our daily curricula.  While I love games that teach straightforward academic concepts, I always get especially excited when I find a game that teaches more abstract concepts like creativity, perspective taking, and so on. As an Academics’ Choice Advocate and reviewer I was… [read more]

Create “Traintastic” Adventures with Chuggington! – Review

Chuggington Logo

Disclosure: I received the following products for review purposes. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions expressed are honest and are my own.   With winter in full swing now what better way to play inside on cold winter days than with winter themed toys!  And the makers at TOMY have an awesome new train set… [read more]

Create Memories with these Classic Hasbro Toys! #HolidayGiftGuide

classic hasbro toys

Give the Gift of Memories with Classic Hasbro Toys Thanks to Hasbro for providing the samples for review! All opinions expressed are honest and are my own.    Some things never get old. And these toys are no exception. All your favorite classic hasbro toys have been reimagined for the new generation of children. My Little… [read more]

Little Scholar Tablet by School Zone + Giveaway!

Little Scholar Tablet by School Zone

I’m always on the lookout for fun learning games for my boys!  My phone is filled with educational apps. I’ve subscribed to multiple online educational sites for my boys.  With homeschooling I want to make sure my boys have ample opportunities to learn, and to have fun while doing it. When I was sent the… [read more]

Take a Peek at the #Hasbro Toys Fall Lineup

Hasbro Transformers Age of Extinction toys

Thanks to Hasbro for providing the samples for review! All opinions expressed are honest and are my own.   This past summer saw an excellent line-up of television shows and movies! And my boys were super excited when a box of goodies inspired by those shows and made by Hasbro arrived on our doorstep several… [read more]

Display Your Kids Art with this DIY Kids Art Wall

Art for Kids Art wall

My kids are at that age when they are bringing home oodles of hand drawn masterpieces from school and creating oodles more works of art here at home.  And, if you have children then you know, hell hath no furry like your child catching you throwing anything away…ever. So I devised a cute Kids Art Wall!  Thus… [read more]

Explore the World with the 2015 National Geographic Kids Almanac

2015 National Geographic Kids Almanac

My kids love to explore.  They love to learn about different kinds of animals, different places in the world, and the people who live in those places.  While I’d love to take my kids around the world for first hand experiences, that simply isn’t practical for most families, including ours, to do. That is exactly… [read more]

6 Simple Ways to Help Kids Eat a Balanced Diet

L'il Critters gummy vitamins

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for L’il Critters. I received product sample to facilitate my review and promotional item as a thank you for participating. It can be really difficult to teach kids to eat well.  Kids often start out their foray into solid foods with reluctance and suspicion…. [read more]

Vtech Kidizoom Smartwatch Review and Giveaway!

Vtech Kidizoom Smartwatch Review

Vtech has long been on the front lines of innovation when it comes to fun and educational technology for kids.  My kids still love their Vtech Kidizoom Camera that we reviewed last September.  When asked if I wanted to do a Vtech Kidizoom Smartwatch review, I knew I had to say yes! Kidizoom Smartwatch Review… [read more]