Toy Review

By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Oct 10th, 2017
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I remember when I was a little girl and spent countless hours playing with Paper Dolls. My sisters and I enjoyed playing with the paper dolls together and comparing our outfits and different looks. As soon as I saw Paper Poppets, I immediately went back to those fond childhood memories I had of dressing up […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Apr 26th, 2017
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This is a partnered post with Dynacraft. All opinions are mine. When I was a little girl, I loved to pretend that I was a princess. While I remember ride-on toys, I don’t ever remember anything like the awesome Princess Carriage they have today at Dynacraft! Dynacraft is the innovative category leader in children’s bikes, ride-ons, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Game Review
Dec 23rd, 2016
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Our 4 boys still love and play Minecraft like they did when it first came out. I just recently discovered that you can purchase an assortment of Minecraft products at Best Buy! This includes an Xbox One S Console Bundle, additional Minecraft games, and Minecraft toys and collectibles. As I mentioned above, our kids love […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Nov 24th, 2016
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When I was a young girl, I loved dolls! I never had one quite like the one I received the other day though! The Little House on the Prairie Laura Ingalls 18″ Doll made by The Queen’s Treasures is gorgeous! Everything about her – from her hair to lashes to porcelain face – she is […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Gift Guide
Oct 6th, 2016
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Growing up, my dad loved collecting coins. He had a tall retirement mug he received when he retired as a district attorney that he liked to fill with all his spare change. I remember helping him roll the coins into the coin wrappers to take to the bank. As a kid, I also found enjoyment […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Sep 23rd, 2016
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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 Giveaways
Sep 22nd, 2016
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The other day, we had a fun package arrive on our doorstep. I hadn’t heard of the Super Wubble Bubble Ball, but all of our kids had and were super excited to try it out! They were ready for lots of Super Wubble Bubble Ball fun! Just see for yourself. The Super Wubble Bubble Ball […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Baby Products
Feb 19th, 2016
15 Comments
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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 Holiday Gift Guide
Dec 11th, 2015
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There are so many cool toys this holiday season and I have the chance to feature one of the Hot Holiday Toys of 2015 (from Toys”R”Us)! Let me introduce you to Smart Toy® from Fisher-Price! Smart Toy® is a huggable plush toy that offers exciting, engaging and meaningful interactive play. It connects with kids through […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Jul 12th, 2015
55 Comments
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It’s summertime – woo hoo! What does that mean in our home? That means lots of free time for the kids. With all their electronics today (ya know the tablets, laptops, PS3, Nintendo 3DS), our kids would like to think that they could keep pretty busy during the summer. However, as a parent, we’d like […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Education
Nov 24th, 2014
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  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 Game Review
Nov 18th, 2014
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Have you ever heard of Simply Fun?  The first time I was introduced to Simply Fun was when I was living in Seattle, Washington.  I was invited to a party one of my neighbor’s was hosting.  I honestly thought we were going to play games all night and that’s only part of what we did. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Electronics Review
Sep 22nd, 2014
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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 Holiday Gift Guide
Aug 31st, 2014
32 Comments
4446 Views
We recently had the opportunity to work with LEGO and check out the LEGO Juniors sets.  My 6 year old LOVED the sets!  He was even able to put the sets together on his own.  Pretty sweet, right?   What usually ends up happening when our youngest son gets LEGO sets is that I build […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Product Review
Jul 10th, 2014
29 Comments
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Our kids love to build and they had a fun time with the Monster 500™ toys!  I honestly had never heard of the Monster 500™ toys before conducting this review, but afterwards, even I had fun playing with the toys with our kids.  We received a few of their toy sets to check out here […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Mar 27th, 2014
46 Comments
3534 Views
When I was a little girl, I loved everything Barbie™!  I remember going to the toy store and heading straight for the “pink aisle” filled with Barbie dolls, cars and accessories.  I would have been all over the Mega Bloks Barbie™ Build ‘N Play  Luxe Camper!!!!  Fortunately, my niece was pretty excited to get it […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Kids Review
Mar 10th, 2014
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One of the main things I love about blogging is that thoughts and information comes from the mouths of real moms.  It doesn’t come from movie stars or famous celebrities, but from real moms like me and you.  I don’t know if you find this, but I sure do.  Some of the best parenting advice […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Mar 8th, 2014
51 Comments
5139 Views
Our boys love to build and were excited to check out the Mega Bloks Hot Wheels™.  Sammy was especially excited to build not one, but two cars (with mommy’s help of course).  It was some really good mommy-son time!  Plus, he got to play with them after – zooming them through the air and on […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Events
Aug 15th, 2013
15 Comments
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When I was a young, red-headed girl, I loved watching The Little Mermaid!  In fact, I just happened to have a crush on a boy named Eric at my school, so you can imagine how much I loved The Little Mermaid, which had a redhead and a dark-haired prince named Eric.  I knew the words to the […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Jun 13th, 2013
351 Comments
22428 Views
  This is a sponsored post from our friends at Mattel.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine. As the oldest of four girls, I absolutely adored Barbie growing up and was quite fond of the “pink aisle” at the toy store filled with Barbie products galore!  Now that I have two girls […]...
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