Category Archives: reviews

app review: tiny bang story

i’ve been meaning to blog about the app tiny bang story for quite awhile, but i noticed today that it’s currently free and i don’t know how long that will last, so go start the download now and then come … Continue reading

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kids app reviews

there’s a whole crop of new apps coming out right now and a big season of traveling ahead of us, so it seems like a good time to post a few new favorite apps we’ve found. Endless Reader i am … Continue reading

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choosing a blender

with all this smoothie talk, i wanted to share a little bit about the blender i own.  for the first year or so of my daily smoothie habit, i used the blender we had owned for awhile.  it worked pretty … Continue reading

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movie monday: blowing out a candle

we’ve started a new dinnertime tradition here in the happy household.  every night before we say grace at the dinner table, we light a candle.  we keep the candle burning throughout dinner and when everyone’s ready to leave the table, … Continue reading

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my own favorite recent kids’ music discoveries (and giveaway winners)

it wouldn’t be fair for me to ask you to share your current favorite family musicians and not tell you my own.  yes, we are enjoying the boynton album, but my heart lies with “kindie” music (see these previous posts … Continue reading

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movie monday: a story for you (with bonus app reviews!)

the story above was made using one of our family’s new favorite apps:  infiniscroll. i’ve seen a lot of kids’ apps recently and this one is unique and offers some fun opportunities for collaborative storytelling.  basically, you pick five pictures … Continue reading

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fashion chronicles, special edition: new glasses!

i recently once again dived into one of my most favorite/least favorite bi-annual traditions…. choosing new glasses frames.  i love this process because it’s refreshing to get a new look!  i hate this because it’s so hard to find the … Continue reading

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an exciting giveaway!

a long while back, i wrote a review of the books by matthew van fleet. these books were so popular in our household for such a long time that we’d actually purchase anything new by this author as soon as … Continue reading

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app review: jazzy world tour

the creators of the “jazzy apps” asked if i’d be willing to test out and review their newest app–jazzy world tour. here are my thoughts: –the artwork is high quality and charming. –the app does a fairly good job of … Continue reading

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early read-aloud chapter books

i’ve begun reading short chapter books with lots of pictures to the happy little dude before bed each night.  we still read a picture book or two each night in addition to a few chapters from a longer book, but … Continue reading

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