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]

50+ FREE Dr. Seuss Printables and Activities!

Free Dr. Seuss printable Seuss-O Game

In just a few weeks we will welcome the month of March! –How did that happen? I swear it was just Christmas.– With the arrival of March comes a birthday celebration like none other! On March 2nd we celebrate the birthday of the man responsible for teaching millions of children worldwide life-changing lessons. Today you are… [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]

Elf on the Shelf 101 for Elf Newbies

Elf on the Shelf 101, Ideas for introducing and picking a name for your Elf on the Shelf, plus free Elf on the Shelf Printables, and Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Chances are you’ve heard of Elf on the Shelf. Santa’s little helper that visits your family during December, delighting children with his mischievous nighttime antics. Well, if you haven’t, this post will certainly be eye-opening.   For the rest of you who are ready to jump on board with your first child now of age… [read more]

Give Your Children the Gift of Christmas Memories #Fab15ToysCGC

She-Ra Castle

That’s me circa 1988! I remember that one year when my sisters and I got a She-Ra Castle for Christmas.  I thought it was the coolest present ever!  My sisters and I played with it until it completely fell apart. There are a few toys from my youth like my She-Ra Castle that, when I… [read more]

Chuggington Rolls into the #HolidayGiftGuide! Chuggington StackTrack – Review

Chugginton StackTrack, Brewster’s Big Build Adventure

Disclosure: I received review samples to facilitate this Holiday Gift Guide post. What little boy’s childhood is complete without a love of trains? Chuggington was one of the first shows Little Brother watched and loved.  With cute characters and great lessons for preschoolers it is a show that, as a mom, I’m all for him… [read more]

#ShareAwesome for Digital Safety and the Chance to Win a $2,500 Scholarship!

Boys at computer

“Mom, that girl is not appropriate.” I turn from the cashier to find my 4 year old pointing to a magazine cover featuring a bare bellied celebrity.  The customers behind me in line chuckled and commented about my young son’s grasp of modesty. It is times like this that I feel a sense of pride that my… [read more]

Kid Approved Healthy Halloween Appetizers!

Halloween Fruit Appetizers

With Halloween just a week away we are having Halloween Parties everywhere! Neighborhood get-togethers, school parties, city celebrations and last week we had a family dinner that was Halloween themed. My sister made Mummy Quesadillas, my mom made a spider web bean dip and I made these adorable healthy Halloween appetizers made from fresh fruit! And not… [read more]