Kids Review

By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
May 19th, 2015
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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 Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Food Review
Apr 27th, 2015
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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
1138 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 Beauty
Dec 23rd, 2014
16 Comments
3856 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 Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
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 Beauty
Nov 21st, 2014
22 Comments
2347 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
3903 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
1673 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 Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Electronics Review
Sep 22nd, 2014
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2462 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
6391 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
3641 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
2587 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
2920 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
2040 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 Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Beauty
May 21st, 2014
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  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, […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Beauty
May 13th, 2014
1 Comment
7756 Views
When I was younger the only thing that I associated with Avon was a little old blue-hair lady with bright red lipstick and bad makeup. Well, this isn’t your mother’s (or grandmother’s) Avon anymore! Avon has so many things to things to offer: Color cosmetics Skincare Fragrance Fashion & Home Personal Care Home Care With […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blu-ray Review
Apr 7th, 2014
117 Comments
1951 Views
I remember watching the bright colors and funny animals with my boys in Rio.  I’m excited to watch Rio 2 with our kids when it comes out to theaters this week!  I can’t believe there is already a second one!  On April 11th, Twentieth Century Fox will be releasing Rio 2 in theaters everywhere! Blu and Jewel are back fo...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
Mar 31st, 2014
7 Comments
4441 Views
This paid post is brought to you by the new free Oral-B Disney Timer App as part of a Type-A Parent Community Sponsored Post. When I was a kid, I brushed my teeth on a regular basis for the most part.  I especially brushed them thoroughly when it was time to go to the dentist […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Kids Review
Mar 10th, 2014
0 Comments
6626 Views
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 Beauty
Feb 28th, 2014
96 Comments
2149 Views
I used to love shopping at Carter’s when my boys were little.  There were so many cute outfits I could choose from and dress them up in!  Living here on the Central Coast, we are lucky to have a Carter’s store nearby.  I headed over and found some cute clothes for my 5 and 7 […]...
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