Toys: Simplicity

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Toys, Toys, and More Toys!

Now that Christmas has come and gone I have noticed we have too many toys at our house! Im not sure what to do with them. I have a son and another on the way so I don't know if I should put them away and save them for the little one or just get rid of them all together. I would like to know what some other moms have done.


HEX Bug Toys

My son is wanting a remote-control toy, and we are looking into the hex bugs...

Activity Centers

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2 Year Old Bday Ideas!

Hi mommas! My son will be turning two next month and I am having his party at my home. I was wondering what kind of activities are good for children who are two and under! I have a sprinkler I was going to turn on for them and we have a trampoline and swingset as well. I was just going to let all the kids play and then open presents and do cake, but was thinking some sort of fun activity would be better! I would love some input on this! TIA! Also, we are having a handy manny themed party! And budget concsious ideas would be great since I...


2 Year Old Birthday

Any suggestions on throwing a 2 year old birthday party in the Fall? My...


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American Girl Doll - How Long to Receive?

My daughter (8) has been asking for an American Girl doll for YEARS. This year she has it on her "big gift wish list" for Christmas. We are going to get her one, but I have my money budgeted out and the biggest dollar amount isn't until early December...but I assume it takes 4-6 weeks for a doll to arrive? Does anyone know? ADDED - did you also buy extra clothes or accessories? ETA again: We can afford it, we are just in debt paydown mode and I have a chunks of money set aside for Christmas this year. Those outfits will come as gifts...

Educational Toys

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Electronic Learning System? Confused

Hi moms! My daughter will be 3 at the end of the month and I am considering getting her an electronic learning system for her bday. I am totally not up to snuff with all that is out there. I myself do not have an ipad, ereader, touch, even an ipod! I have an android smartphone and a windows based I am totally unfamiliar with what is out there in this space. I have heard of various systems like mobigo, leapster, etc. and also know that people buy their kids ipads, tablets, etc. I am confused. What are the pros/cons of...


Babies Watching T.V.

How do you feel about babies watching T.V.? My freinds daughter has been...


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Sesame Street Birthday Party Games

My daughter is turning 2 and loves everything about Sesame Street. We didn't have a first bday party for her, but want to do something simple for her 2nd. I am just trying to think of games to keep a bunch of 2 year olds engaged in games. All ideas would be appreciated!

Rattles & Teethers

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I Hope This Goes Here!

My son has been teething for quite some time. He has 2 teeth that showed up shortly after he turned 5 months and I didn't notice it before but he has been chewing on the wood part of his crib. We have teethers on the long sides of the crib but he chews on the short sides. There is a good few inches of light wood from where he chewed off. Is there anything around I can use to keep him from chewing on it or soething I could get to protect the wood so he doesn't eat wood anymore. This side is his favorite to chew on. Please, any ideas? Do they...