As you likely know by now, my family and I are huge Disney fans. Several months ago we discovered a new Disney subscription box – the Pley Disney Princess box. It comes every two months and each box is themed to a Disney Princess. So far we have received Ariel, Rapunzel, and our latest box – Merida. This is something that my girls have been loving – and I think many kids would enjoy it. What a great gift for a Disney Princess fan this holiday season.
One of our favorite holidays is Halloween. There is nothing like cuddling up with the family, putting on a spooky movie or TV show, and eating some treats. Our daughters are pretty young still (4 and 6) so we tend to select videos that they can watch – but that we will enjoy too. That is why we love NCircle and were thrilled to get some Halloween DVDs from them. These are must haves for families with young kids!
Halloween is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with the family-friendly all-new adventures coming to DVD with the release of Vampirina! Vampirina (Vee to her friends) is the new girl in town when her family moves from Transylvania to Pennsylvania and she’s going to be super busy making new friends, music videos, and throwing spectacular sleep overs! This DVD is packed with laughs, new characters to cherish, and heart, Vampirina is a must-own for the entire family! Includes Four Episodes, and it arrives just in time for the spookiest season of the year!
As you probably know, we play a lot of video games in our family. My daughters are pretty young – only 4 and 6 years old. Because of this we need to really pay attention to video game ratings. We know that there are many benefits to gaming for kids and thanks to GameStop and UpNorthLive, we were given some great tips on age appropriate gaming. Sometimes my husband and I forget just how young they are while selecting video games as gifts for the girls.
My girls love a good Halloween party. Halloween has always been a favorite holiday in our house. There is nothing like doing some fun Halloween crafts, watching a spooky movie, and eating yummy Halloween treats! The weather is getting cooler and the leaves outside are changing. It is one of my favorite times of year! I wanted to share with you some fun, simple, and inexpensive ways that your family can celebrate Halloween, just like mine does!
My husband is super talented when it comes to crafty things. He creates a lot of the DIY stuff here at Mama’s Geeky, including my daughters’ Star Vs. The Forces of Evil Halloween costumes! These cosplay outfits came out so good that we had talked about getting some professional photos taken. As if by magic, shortly after I received an offer to work with one of my favorite studios again – Portrait Innovations.
My husband and I totally lucked out and pre-ordered Hatchimals last year as soon as we heard about them. We had a feeling they were going to be one of the hottest toys for Christmas – and we were right! When they arrived at our house, our daughters went crazy. At the time, they were 3 and 5, and had said they found their best friends for life. We had a blast unboxing them and my girls have played with them nearly every day since. So when we heard that Spin Master had something up their sleeve for this holiday season – we just couldn’t wait to hear more.
Everyone is finally back-to-school and working hard. But Snoopy would like to remind parents and kids to take a break from the grueling homework and serious textbooks every once in a while with these two new and entertaining Peanuts-themed books! Enter to win copies of Hugs for Snoopy and Peanuts for Inspiration and Relaxation!
Whenever we go to Walt Disney World or on a Disney Cruise, one of our favorite things to do is watch the cartoons on the TV. So imagine how excited we were to see that a bunch of Halloween & Christmas themed ones were put on to a DVD. When we were sent a copy of Mickey Mouse: Merry & Scary, we opened it right up and put it on. Watching these cartoons totally transported us back to Disney World, and we felt like we were really there again. I just know this DVD will be watched whenever we are missing it there (which is all the time!).
One of my favorite things to do with my girls is cuddle up and read a good book. It is something that we look forward to doing almost every day as a family. Recently, we received an advance copy of Bruce’s Big Move from Disney-Hyperion, and I must say, we loved it right away. The story itself is cute and funny – and we can’t help but love the grumpy bear Bruce. It even teaches a great lesson to kids – there’s no place like home.
My girls and I cannot wait to go see My Little Pony: The Movie in theaters next month! We are a family of huge pony fans – even my husband wants to go see this movie! So since we heard about this film, we have been eagerly awaiting the release. On top of the fact that we love the characters, the cast is stellar – making this a must see movie for us! Zoe Saldana is one of my favorite actresses so I am dying to see her voice Captain Celaeno.
My young daughters and I love to read together. It is something we try to do at least once or twice a day. We are always looking for new books to add to our library, so we were thrilled to get an advance copy of Cookiesaurus Rex! This book had us all giggling uncontrollably – even my husband. If you are looking for a book that will make your belly sore from laughing so hard, this is it. Cookiesaurus Rex will bring families together with all of its fun!
A few months ago my family was introduced to Kuu Kuu Harajuku – and we all instantly fell in love. This show is so much fun for my daughters, and it is something I enjoy watching with them. This show currently airs on Nick Jr. and was created by singer Gwen Stefani – and it is pretty amazing. The newest DVD, Super Kawaii, contains 12 (yes 12!!) episodes from season one PLUS new interviews with the voice cast. We received an advance copy, but it hits stores on September 26th.
It is no secret that the Smiths are a family of geeks. We love it all – especially technology. Sphero recently released some new App-enabled Droids and we have been in awe of them! I mean, what Star Wars nerd doesn’t want their own R2-D2, BB-8, or the new BB-9E to follow them around and do their bidding. We were thrilled when Sphero sent us a couple of these to check out – and we can’t stop playing with them!
In case you some how have missed it, my daughters and I are HUGE My Little Pony fans! I grew up watching them and I am not ashamed to admit, I have been watching the latest series, Friendship is Magic, with my girls all the time. Even my husband is a fan of My Little Pony. So naturally from the moment we saw the trailer for My Little Pony: The Movie, we knew it was a must see for our family.