By Estelle Erasmus Family time is important for everyone: adults, kids, and even pets. With November being a month focused on family and thanks a group of us decided to get together and give some family fun to one lucky person. Suburban Wife, City Life, Courtney and Julie from Continue Reading ››
By Estelle Erasmus I was delighted to review the Wubble™ Ball, which I first learned about at Blogger Bash this past July. I loved hearing about the inspiring story of its creation. To fulfill his children's wish for a real bubble to play with, NSI President Frank Landi developed the Wubble™ Bubble Ball to keep children's love for fun, … Continue Reading ››
By Estelle Erasmus Every year I look forward to Sweet Suite, run by Joey Fortman (Real Mom Media) and Charlene DeLoach (Charlene Chronicles, Laurie Schacht (The Toy Insider), and it never disappoints, particularly when that swag box arrives. See my past experience. This year, the ladies had a wonderful … Continue Reading ››
By Estelle Sobel Erasmus
Disclosure: I received some of the toys and items here for review; others I bought myself. The opinions here, as always are my own.
The Elf on the Shelf has been taken out of his hiding place … Continue Reading ››
By Estelle Sobel Erasmus I know, it's been a while. To be fair, I've had a difficult time transitioning out of the carefree, vacation-mind of the summer. We had two family trips in short order in August and early September; one of which was a trip to Disney … Continue Reading ››
By Estelle Sobel Erasmus Joey, Charlene and Laurie of The Big Toy Book Family, Sweet Suite 13 (#SweetSuite13) is the kind of event, that makes you feel you are in Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory--just substitute tons of toys, stuffed animals, dolls and games for candy--and you get the picture. The event showcased a dazzling array of … Continue Reading ››
By Estelle Sobel Erasmus My daughter loves playing with toys. That's why when she recently had an opportunity to trial play with some of the hottest toys of the season at the Big Toy Book's Biggest Day of Holiday play blogger event (#TBTBHoliday), we hightailed it to the city on a Saturday morning to find out what the buzz was all about. Here are some of her favorites from the day and … Continue Reading ››
OpinionMom's Talk Q&A: Are Toys that Teach Out of Reach?
By Estelle Sobel Erasmus
Q: I’m always at a loss for what toys I should get my toddler (or ask for as presents). I really want her to play with toys that are educational, not just recreational, but I have no idea where to start. Can you share your thoughts?
A: … Continue Reading ››