Articles About Kids

A Monster of a Coat – Literally!

A Monster of a Coat – Literally!

Part of the fun of being an online reviewer is we get to see a lot of products before they hit the market. Some may never make it due to a number of reasons. Then there are some that make you say, “Wow, I wish I had a part of that pro ...
Where Swatch Meets Scratch n Sniff

Where Swatch Meets Scratch n Sniff

Waaaayy back in the 80s when I was young, Swatch watches were all the rage. Girls and boys alike sported ones that told a story about their personality. For those who could afford more than one, wearing multiples was the thing to do. I had ...
The Best Birthday Gift for Dad

The Best Birthday Gift for Dad

I don’t know about you but my dad and my husband have always been the most difficult to buy gifts for. Their lists of wants is always so short and their list of needs is non-existent. When they need something throughout the year, they ...
Hey, Turkey! Get Fit!

Hey, Turkey! Get Fit!

When there’s an opportunity to encourage our kids to eat right and stay active, we embrace it. They realized how much they enjoyed swimming and running so we got them involved in teams or races and purchased the tools and equipment to ...
Drawing on the Fundamentals

Drawing on the Fundamentals

We have a rule about bedtime. Upstairs by 8, in bed to start relaxing by 8:15 and lights out at 8:30. We adjust that on the weekends by a half hour. While they are welcome to go to bed earlier but that’s not usually what happens. They ...
Another Snow Day? Build a Roller Coaster!

Another Snow Day? Build a Roller Coaster!

For the fourth (or fifth) time this year, you could hear the collective groan of mothers across the area as the announcement went out that we would have ANOTHER snow day. Whether a mom works from home, has young children not of school age o ...
Philanthropic Friday: Animal Shelter

Philanthropic Friday: Animal Shelter

For quite some time, I’ve been wanting to create a feature on SAHM Reviews that focuses on philanthropy. My thought process was for “Philanthropic Friday” to be a regular feature that posts on Fridays because that is when ...
Snow Day Cinnamon Roll Waffles

Snow Day Cinnamon Roll Waffles

Yesterday was another snow day, our fourth of the year. Actually I don’t think any of them were because of snow. They are all due to the frigid arctic cold weather we’ve been having. You moms know what this means:  entertaining ...

Woo Hoo! Simpsons are Coming to Legos!

Mark your calendars!  On February 1st there will be a new Lego set available and is probably one of the most anticipated collections ever…The Simpsons! We don’t have a hands-on (yet), but if these official photos of the new Simp ...

HIGHLIGHTS: ChiTAG 2013 (Shoulder Buddies)

Filling out the “Toy” part of the Chicago Toy & Game Expo were these cute ‘pets’ that you can wear around on your shoulder from Shoulder Fun USA, LLC.  Shoulder Buddies are available in unique and licensed styles ...