Kids Review

By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
Feb 3rd, 2017
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4182 Views
As a mother and a blogger, I love hearing about the newest apps and kids products out there! Recently, I discovered a product (complete with an app) called Gululu. Gululu is an interactive bottle that keeps kids hydrated and informs parents about their kids intake. This fun bottle features a pet tamagucci that grows and […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
Jan 24th, 2017
25 Comments
3332 Views
You’ve heard it before – one of the most rewarding and challenging jobs is that of being a parent. I believe it’s totally true too! As a parent, I want the very best for my children. When they’re sick, I give them medicine and sometimes it gets to the point where they need to go […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Kids Review
Nov 15th, 2016
2 Comments
1287 Views
One of my fondest childhood memories was when I went to Girl Scout camp. I experienced new adventures, made new friends and learned more about myself when I attended Girl Scout Camp. I love that my kids are able to enjoy going to summer camp as well. I recently learned about Victory Junction – a camp […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Sep 23rd, 2016
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1148 Views
Ever since our boys were little, they’ve loved superheroes. One of their favorite superheroes was Spider-Man. I mean, come on – who doesn’t like Spider-Man? Thanks to Jay Franco & Sons, we received some fun products from their Spider-Man Collection to check out! We received the Spider-Man Pillow Buddy, Spider-Man Hooded Beach Poncho and Spider-Man...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Baby Products
Feb 19th, 2016
15 Comments
4227 Views
Did you know that 15.5 million U.S. children live in poverty, and for many of those, playtime isn’t part of daily life? As a mom, that makes me so sad because playtime is not just for fun – it’s a part of childhood development. 10 minutes of play can improve a child’s performance  and play even […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
May 19th, 2015
6 Comments
2855 Views
Summertime is almost here and that means our six kiddos are gonna have a lot of free time on their hands. With tablets, laptops and video games, I would love their entire summer not to be consumed by these distractions. I mean let’s admit it people, sometimes we let our kids use these distractions so […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food Review
Apr 27th, 2015
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2816 Views
I find that as my children grow older they are starting to have their own opinions, and we don’t always see eye-to-eye. They don’t just do what I tell them to, or eat what I want them to. However, one of the things we do agree on are Chobani® products.  My yogurts started disappearing more […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Kids Review
Mar 20th, 2015
22 Comments
4012 Views
  I remember how much I loved summer as a kid! I could sleep in, had no homework and could pretty much just chill out. I also remember feeling somewhat bored sometimes. I mean there are only so many games you can play and movies you can watch, right? Thanks to The Motherhood, I recently […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Fashion
Dec 23rd, 2014
16 Comments
6572 Views
The holidays are here and we are hustling and bustling, trying to find those perfect gifts for our family, friends and six kids.  That’s right – I said six kids!  One great gift we discovered for them (which came a little early this Christmas) were etnies shoes for each child!  Each of our kids were […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Education
Nov 24th, 2014
0 Comments
2698 Views
  My kids love everything LeapFrog. Ever since they were infants we’ve been purchasing their products. In my opinion, LeapFrog continuously puts out quality toys and their latest venture, LeapTV, is no different. We were lucky enough to sample their product. Call me crazy, but I brought home 8 kids one afternoon from school (yes, all […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Fashion
Nov 21st, 2014
22 Comments
5619 Views
I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’gosh. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.   When my boys were little, I loved to buy them cute outfits from OshKosh B’gosh!  I would buy overalls, jeans, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Oct 31st, 2014
54 Comments
7132 Views
My kids love building things – especially cars, planes, boats and more!  We recently received the Mega Bloks SpongeBob Squarepants™ Invisible Boatmobile Rescue and we had a blast putting it together (and then playing with it afterwards)!  Sammy couldn’t wait to get his hands on the vehicle put together and zoom it around the room with Sp...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
Oct 26th, 2014
25 Comments
4078 Views
Have you heard of Jesse the Jack?  I was just introduced to him and am super impressed by this sweet, smart dog!  Jesse is a truly special dog who is loved by millions of children and you can see why when you watch his video of tricks.  You can check out Jesse’s YouTube channel, where […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Electronics Review
Sep 22nd, 2014
0 Comments
4108 Views
DISCLOSURE: I received 2 LeapBands from LeapFrog and Clif Kid Bars for my “Fit Made Fun” MommyParty. All opinions and thoughts are my own. On September 6th, The Mommy-Files participated in a day of “Fit Made Fun” sponsored by LeapFrog and Clif Kid to inspire kids everywhere to get up and active! With its launch […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Sep 22nd, 2014
44 Comments
8865 Views
Our kids enjoy reading and I’m always on the lookout for new books they would enjoy.  I recently discovered the Ricky Ricotta Series Books and they are so fun for the kids to read.  I know they’re good books when they come from Scholastic!  The series includes four different titles – Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot, Ri...
By Shannon Gurnee
In DVD Reviews
Sep 18th, 2014
54 Comments
6575 Views
Do you have fans of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in your home?  My boys love watching them and were so excited when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete First Season arrived at our house on DVD!  You can own all 26 episodes on DVD on October 7th, 2014. About the DVD Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo, better known as [&he...
By Frank Gurnee
In Book Review
Sep 14th, 2014
40 Comments
5152 Views
Our kids love to read!  As a mom, I love to read with them and the books – Little Critter from Kohl’s Cares – are the perfect ones to do that with.  Get a jumpstart on back-to-school with the beloved Mercer Mayer storybooks, Little Critter, the newest Kohl’s Cares merchandise collection!  Kohl’s Department Stores is [&hellip...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blu-ray Review
Sep 11th, 2014
36 Comments
7045 Views
    Growing up, I was a huge fan of Scooby-Doo!  Our kids are also fans of “Scooby-Doo!”  On August 19th, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment released the all-new original animated movie, Scooby-Doo: Frankencreepy on DVD and Blu-ray.  The new release features two bonus Scooby-Doo! episodes – “A Gaggle of Gallo...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Back-to-School
Jul 31st, 2014
41 Comments
5018 Views
School is just around the corner and that means new clothes and school supplies for the kids.  When shopping for these items, we want the best deals we can get.  That means quality products that are budget-friendly for a large family like ours.  When shopping for our big family, finding everything we need in one location […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
May 21st, 2014
0 Comments
6325 Views
  A couple weeks back I joined about 9,000 other participants in this year’s Run or Dye Color Run in San Luis Obispo, CA. We had so much fun! My girlfriends and I created a group called “Parental Colors,” and we even brought a few of our kids. I don’t know who had more fun, […]...
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