Visiting SeaWorld San Diego with Small Children

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My family recently visited SeaWorld San Diego with our 2-year-old twin boys. We went on a Sunday during SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular, so we expected the park to be packed. We were pleasantly surprised to find that it wasn’t very crowded at all! We didn’t have to wait for rides, the shows weren’t filled to capacity, […]

Baby Gizmo Travel Review: Beaches Resort in Negril Jamaica

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We just returned from a trip to Beaches in Negril, Jamaica. There was so much fun, family-friendly things that we did, that I’m going to try to condense it into one post. If you are looking for an all-inclusive resort that really knows how to keep families entertained, happy and wanting to come back time […]

We love the Playskool Sesame Street Hide ‘n Seek Pals Playset!

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I noticed that whenever we visited the grandparents, my 16 month old daughter was obsessed with opening and shutting their glasses cases. Open shut open shut open shut. It seemed so fascinating that I told my mom that I wanted to get her some kind of open and shut toy. On a trip to Toys […]

Ernie, You’re the One

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When I was growing up (back in the day), there were very few options in children’s television programming. You simply watched Sesame Street, Public Broadcasting Service‘s long-running children’s show I must have adored Sesame Street the same way my son worships Yo Gabba Gabba and Olivia because I named the goldfish I won at a […]

C is for Cookie, that’s Good Enough for Cookie Monster

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As a parent of a young child, I embrace practically every “Hallmark” holiday now and look for any excuse to turn an ordinary day into something extra-special. I learned in Parents Magazine that Wednesday, November 2 is Cookie Monster’s birthday and quickly added that to our jam-packed family calendar.   Who doesn’t love celebrating birthdays, […]

Dear Tickle Me Elmo, You Seriously Bug

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Dear Tickle Me Elmo, I’m just going to come out and say it: I don’t get what the big deal is. First, I have yet to meet a child that isn’t completely terrified of you. For the first two years of her life, Big Chick clung to my back like a baby monkey every time […]