Kids Review

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 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 Book Review
Sep 22nd, 2014
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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, Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty [&h...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Mar 27th, 2014
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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 DVD Reviews
Feb 5th, 2014
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Our boys love to watch SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends on TV and on DVD.  So, when they saw the new SpongeBob and Friends: Patrick SquarePants arrive on our doorstep, they were excited to put it in the DVD player.  But first they had fun playing with the case, which makes it so that Patrick has shorts on (when […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blu-ray Review
Nov 26th, 2013
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Our family enjoyed watching “Cars” and “Cars 2” and we were all excited for the release of “Planes” in theaters.  In fact, we took all 6 kids to see “Planes” in the theater and it was so much fun!  What’s the next best thing to seeing “Planes” in the theater?  Watching it in the comfort […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Christmas
Nov 25th, 2013
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I cannot believe that Christmas is right around the corner!  I remember as a child being so excited for Christmas, and now with children I still get excited.  It’s a different kind of excitement these days.  I want to make long lasting memories and start (or carry on) family traditions.  I remember how much fun […]...
By Frank Gurnee
In DVD Reviews
Nov 1st, 2013
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Our kids love to watch the animated television show, Phineas and Ferb.  For the first time, a landmark animated adventure where two worlds collide, Phineas and Ferb team up with Marvel Super Heroes (Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor and Hulk).  You can own Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel on DVD now.  Each DVD comes with a FREE collective […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In DVD Reviews
Sep 10th, 2013
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Nickelodeon’s popular show, the Winx Club, has released their newest hit movie: Winx Club: Magical Adventure.  If you have young girls in your household and whether or not you have cable, this is a wonderful movie to share with your daughter(s). My daughter recently discovered the Winx Club. She’s not familiar with all of the […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Back-to-School
Aug 18th, 2013
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It’s that time again…the start of a new school year.  For our family, there’s excitement and anxiety brewing as my twins are now in the “number grades.” I’m excited that the kids will be in school for the full day! The kids, on the other hand, are dreading having to be in school “for so […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Electronics Review
Aug 6th, 2013
524 Comments
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This isn’t your mother’s jam…it’s better (and easier)! Make Fresh, Delicious Jam In Under 30 Minutes It was late in the day, maybe 4pm when I began on my journey to make jam for the first time.  I picked fresh plums from our fruit tree, had Ball’s FreshTECH Automatic Jam maker out and ready to […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Jul 28th, 2013
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Last year I bought the Live Butterfly Garden at Wal-Mart when it was on sale. It comes with the pop-up garden and a certificate for 5 free caterpillars. I ordered the caterpillars and they arrived a couple of weeks before the kids’ birthday. They were a big hit come their birthday party. So this year […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Kids Review
Mar 26th, 2013
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My boys love to build!  Whether it’s a car, a plane, or a Skylander Giant – they love to use their imagination and build awesome things!  So, it was no surprise how excited they were to open up and start building the Mega Bloks Skylanders Giants Set.  Have you heard of the Mega Bloks Skylanders […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
Feb 6th, 2013
30 Comments
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Do you have a child who loves to watch Dora the Explorer?  If so, you’ll want to check out her newest DVD  – Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Butterfly Ball.  ¡Vámonos!  Dora is back with a set of new-to-DVD episodes from the current season in Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Butterfly Ball.  First, Dora, Boots and their new friend Mariposa head to the big Butterfl...
By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
Jan 11th, 2013
88 Comments
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Let’s talk about some Extreme Kah-Rah-Tay with SpongeBob SquarePants!!!  On January 15, 2013, Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution are releasing SpongeBob SquarePants: Extreme Kah-Rah-Tay on DVD!  The Bikini Bottom gang will take sports to a new level of deep-sea hilarity in these all-new episodes!  Watch SpongeBob help Sandy teach...
By Shannon Gosney
In Holiday Gift Guide
Dec 31st, 2012
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Thank you to Ubisoft for sponsoring this post. Please click here to learn more about Ubisoft. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. #UbiChamps Our kids love to play video games and we love it when the games get them up and moving around.  We can count on Just […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Christmas
Nov 2nd, 2012
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Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?  SpongeBob SquarePants!  On Tuesday, November 6, 2012, Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures will release SpongeBob SquarePants: It’s A SpongeBob Christmas!  It’s SpongeBob like you’ve never seen before – in a full-length stop-motion animated special!  Jingle the bells, put up some mistletoe and make a cup of...
By Shannon Gosney
In Movie Review
Nov 2nd, 2012
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Today, Wreck It Ralph is coming to theaters everywhere!  From Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy®-winning director Rich Moore comes “Wreck-It Ralph,” a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping adventure. For decades, Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) has been overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, Jr. (voice of Jack McBrayer), the good-guy star of their game who always gets to save the...
By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
Oct 31st, 2012
3 Comments
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Happy Halloween everyone!  Thomas & Friends are back with a fun and spooky adventure perfect for the Halloween Holiday from Lionsgate Home Entertainment and HIT Entertainment – Awesome Adventures: Thrills & Chills Vol. 3 DVD.  Included in the DVD are 6 different episodes – a variety including Thomas & Friends, Fireman Sam, and Bob the […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Halloween
Sep 5th, 2012
7 Comments
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My boys LOVE to dress up in their superhero costumes.  I grew up with three sisters, so the different superheroes are kind of foreign to me.  My boys are definitely all boy though and they have a bunch of different superhero costumes!  Plus, they don’t dress up in the costumes only at Halloween, but all […]...
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