Education, Gift Guides, Kids

Have Fun with Pools and Poop with These New Blue Orange Games

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Have Fun with Pools and Poop with These New Blue Orange Games

Pools and poop, but luckily not at the same time! These 2 newest games from Blue Orange games will keep the kids (and you) entertained this spring and summer. One is a game about race and accuracy while the other requires concentration and swiftness. Either game brings the skills that board games bring out so well in your child as they play and grow. Both are for ages 6+ so the older kids stay engaged (and unplugged).

Pool Party is a real hit with my son and I. It is simple, yet speed and accuracy is a must. The pool is a bit tipsy so as you race to get so many of your flip cards in you need to make sure they don’t tip out for them to count or you may be starting over.


The cards require a little pressure with a finger and off they fly, hopefully landing in the pool. As you really get going it is easy for one of yours to get knocked out too even before the pool tips.

The first person to successfully get all their certain amount of cards into the pool AND not have that pool tip over is the winner of that round.

Second, the game Who Did It is about getting rid of your cards quickly in attempt to not take fault for your pet being the one who pooped. This is such a hilarious game. Concentration is involved because there is an element of making sure you are not calling animals already eliminated by your opponents so you can catch them as the culprit before the blame gets placed on you. All pieces are kept in this ‘poop’ pouch and it is small and transportable for road trips and campgrounds.

More new games coming this season from Blue Orange Games include:

Happy Bunny – ages 3+

Where’s Mr. Wolf – ages 4+

Gift Guides, Kids, Parenting

Toddler Pillow To Help Children Sleep Better

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Toddler Pillow To Help Children Sleep Better

You may have seen Twin Z Pillow on ABC’s show Shark Tank! The Sleep Zzz Pillow is their popular kids sleep pillow (ages 3 and up) that surrounds your child with the snuggly softness and security of their very own body pillow sized perfectly for them! This pillow helps kids fall asleep faster and most importantly STAY asleep providing a more restful nights sleep for your child and you! Everyone wins! See more in the video below….

Right out of the package you can feel the softness of the pillow and immediately you want one in an adult size (yet they have an adult pillow)! I plan to give mine to my nephew for his 4th birthday (maybe my brother and SIL can have their bed back to themselves if E likes it), but my almost 10 year old saw it and would not let go of it.

There is an adult pillow and several color and design options for the kids pillows as well as extra cover options available to choose from.

Keeping the pillow clean is as easy as removing the cover and using your washing machine.

$5 OFF Coupon – Sleep Zzz Pillow Special! – Save $5 off your Sleep Zzz Pillow purchase and enjoy a more restful nights sleep for the whole family! Use Code: SLEEPY at Sleep ZZZ Pillow!

Easter, Gift Guides, Giveaways, Kids, Star Wars

LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Basket Giveaway


It’s almost Spring time which means Easter is not to far away! This also means it’s almost time for us to gather everything we need to create that awesome Easter basket for the kids! Well, what if I told you Star Wars has put together an awesome Easter basket that will help kids celebrate their new release Star Wars Lego Freemaker Adventures Season 2

LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Basket Giveaway

The LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Synopisis

“The second season of “LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures” delivers all 12 action-packed episodes plus five bonus shorts on DVD! The Emmy®-nominated animated television series is set between Stars Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and focuses on the three Freemaker siblings as they explore new worlds, meet new characters and Star Wars icons, and have unforgettable adventures. The second and final season follows Rowan, Kordi and Zander as they are thrown into battle after they join up with the Rebels! Bring home the out-of-this-galaxy adventure on DVD on March 13, 2018!”

The Star Wars Giveaway

Now the giveaway will contain:

  • Blu-ray of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • DVD of LEGO Star Wars: Freemakers Adventures: Season 2
  • Porg mug
  • Blue lightsaber
  • Rebel Alliance pin
  • Chewbacca 4” Wind up toy
  • Star Wars Easter Egg decorating kit
  • Yoda plush pet toy
  • BB-8 Plush
  • Yoda plush pet toy (sizes may vary)
  • R2D2 bean bag plush
  • Large Lego set from Lego Freemakers


Hosted by: Night Helper

Open to: USA only 18yrs. +

Start date:03/15~03/21 11:59pm

The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to

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Fashion, Gift Guides, Holiday Gift Guide 2017, Kids

Super Soft Kids Jacket Makes a Great Winter Gift

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Super Soft Kids Jacket Makes a Great Winter Gift

It is called the Appleby half zip fleece. Have you ever bought a thick winter coat and when you needed warmth, but not bulky you would take out the liner for your child to wear? My son has a snow jacket like this and wears the liner a lot more than the full coat. This fleece is like a super soft version of that liner. As soft and warm as it is, you can easily fit a coat over it as lightweight as it is.

appleby jacket

Anthony’s reaction to the jacket

I walked into the game room and told hime something came for him. He looked up and before he was even near it said, “Oh, that looks so comfy and soft, Mom”. He reached out to grab it and actually gave it a ‘hug’. Then told me to keep it with him so he can cuddle it in his lap while he finished his video game.

More about the Appleby Fleece Jacket

It is a 100% polyester, recycled and fluffy fleece with an elastic band cuffs and collar. It is very insulating and the perfect winter coat to keep kids warm. It retails about $50 on the Craghoppers website and it is also on Amazon. Anthony wears a size 10 and I ordered the 11/12 and it’s a great fit he can still grow into a bit. Look for winter coats for the entire family at Craghoppers.

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Gift Guides, Kids

Get The Kids Moving With The Ultra Dash Game

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When summer begins we have grand visions of kids running and playing outdoors all day then reality hits. We just finished a 52 day no rain streak here in Seattle and the majority of that time was very high temps and muggy. In Seattle 90 degrees feels like 100 in other locations in the nation. There was a 2 week spread where I told my son to play in the morning but by 11am he needed to be indoors. It was too hot and we had the very poor air quality from fires that were so thick most days. Even his soccer league was canceling practices due to air quality and excessive heat. So, visions of a son away from TV and video games went out the door by week 3 of summer. I did get good at helping him find indoor activities such as having the neighbor kids over enjoying his Ultra Dash game.

This game will get them up and moving and can be played indoors or out. It is rated 6 and older and Anthony is 9 and loves this game so it is great for years of play. You get 5 colored targets to set up as you wish-they can get creative like my son and his friends did. They would set up simple courses in the game room and sometimes use the entire house or a hide and seek with them by putting in difficult spots.


When the color of your wand flashes you have to go find that color target and insert the wand to trigger the next cue. There are 3 game modes explained in the booklet: Beat the Clock, Target Tally and Relay Race–it’s a different game each time you play!

You can have 1 player, play head to head or team to team. There are no words or language, just sounds and lights. The simplicity of it all makes it so much fun and allows them to get creative and competitive in play. You can find Ultra Dash at Walmart and Target stores and it makes a great gift idea for any child the next time you get handed a party invite and struggle to know what gift to get. Girl or boy, ages 6 and up will all have a blast. It is also great to pack in the camping gear. The kids can have a blast all over the campgrounds and they are sure to begin to attract new friends who will ant to join in as they are caught having a blast!

Back to School 2017, Books Reviews, Children's Books, Education, Gift Guides, Kids

Anti-Bullying Children’s Book – It’s Good To Be Kind

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Anti-Bullying Children's Book - It's Good To Be Kind

It’s Good To Be Kind

By: Lauren DuBois Rosemond

Leonard the Lion wears a red cape and doesn’t let his position on the animal chain bring fear towards him from the other animals. Instead he uses his power to empower others. He will teach your pre-schooler to early elementary student to think ahead about their actions and whether they may HURT or HELP those around them. They can learn to be better than bullying and better than bad choices even in their communities.

You can find this book on Amazon and at Wear The Cape’s online shop. Remember, you cannot lift yourself up by putting others down.

About Wear the Cape and the kidkind foundation

Wear the Cape™ is the first global, mission-powered brand with the nerve to equate being kind with being cool. By coaching kids to be BETTER THAN THAT™, Wear the Cape breaks down barriers and brings people together—a world of new values prevails: It’s cool to be inclusive, tolerant and socially responsible. From its line of apparel and accessories, to its educational tools and its own non-profit the kidkind foundation, Wear the Cape sparks awareness and raises money to build heroes, a kid at a time. Wear the Cape’s products and resources are designed to create teachable moments between kids and the grown-ups they look up to with Hero Tags that tee up conversations about what it means to stand up and stand out; to stick up for the underdog; to do what’s right, not what’s easy. Wear the Cape donates 10% of its net profits directly to the kidkind foundation, and the rest is reinvested in the design and production of new products, as well as character-building educational materials for parents and teachers to help the kids they love. Wear the Cape’s work with communities and schools is helping mold everyday heroes that will create a kinder, better world for us all.