Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Chillafish BMXie - A Really Cool Balance Bike

At the tender age of one I started out trying to ride a bike. After all my big brothers and even my sisters were riding. Well it wasn't actually a bike but more of a tricycle. You know the ones with three wheels. While it was all fine and dandy I wanted to be like the big kids. After all the big kids don't ride tricycles and they don't use training wheels either. I've had a few balance bikes throughout my short two years of living and they've all had their pros and cons. Some were made of wood, while others were made of plastic and one was even made of steel. Some had wheels made of plastic while others were air filled. One thing I can say of them all is that they do what they were meant to do. Help me ride like a big kid without the training wheels. When I was given the chance to review the Chillafish BMXie I said "Yes" because as I mentioned, they're all different and I want to share the BMXie with you today. The Chillafish BMXie is considered one of the coolest balance bike in the world and is currently available in blue, lime, red, yellow and pink. It is recommended for ages 2-5 with a maximum weight of 110lbs.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Gobble Gobble Tucker! by Leslie McGuirk

Is it still Toddler Book Talk Tuesday? You bet it is and it's still our Thanksgiving week and I have another book I want to share with you. Thanksgiving may just be one of my favorite holidays. Why is that? Well I get to eat to my hearts content. I have quite a few relatives who live in Canada and they celebrate their Thanksgiving in October. If only I can be there in October and then back here in the US in November. Would I be greedy? I don't think so, after all who doesn't like Thanksgiving dinner. That's why today I want to share with you another of my favorite. It's "Gobble Gobble Tucker!" written and illustrated by Leslie McGuirk.

What is Thanksgiving? by Michelle Medlock Adams

It's Tuesday and it's the day that we highlight the books we've been reading. If you've missed out on any of the books that we've done recently, you can take a look at our books reviews section. There you will find a few you may already own or will want to own. This week is a very special week since it's Thanksgiving week. One of my readers recently asked us if we recommended any books in particular for Thanksgiving and I do! Today I want to share with you one of my very own. This one was purchased by mommy for me last year and it's one that we read every Thanksgiving. It's called "What is Thanksgiving" written by Michelle Medlock Adams and Illustrated by Amy Wummer.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Don't Forget your PEEPS this Holiday 2014

You know the holidays are here when you see your favorite PEEPS in stores. After all it couldn't possibly be the holidays without these adorable marshmallow treats. There's an even bigger treat in store this holiday season. The lovable minions from one of my favorite movie, The Despicable Me, has taken over nearly the entire PEEPS Holiday collection for 2014. Meet the three official PEEPS Taste Testers: Stuart, Kevin and Dave - who are busy making sure PEEPS holiday treats are impeccable stocking stuffers, colorful additions to baked goods and adorable accents to art projects.

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With the holidays fast approaching and two birthdays to plan for it has been super busy in our household. With so much to do we like to make things easier on ourselves. One thing that the kids love to make and is also easy to do is Oreo Cookie Balls. After all it includes Oreos which we like to think of as America's favorite cookie. The kids decided that they wanted to do something special and a little bit different so with a trip to our favorite store Walmart, we went to pick up some cookies and other ingredients to make something special. Something we like to call Santa Hat Oreo Cookie Balls.

Soft Star Shoes for Happy Healthy Feet

I think that when it comes to shoes that I know quite a bit about them. After all I've reviewed quite a lot of shoes here on Growing Up Madison. I tend to only review shoes that I know that I will love and that my readers will love as well. If a shoe doesn't meet our standards you won't see it on Growing Up Madison and that is our guarantee. So it is with that guarantee that I introduce to you another shoe company that I know that you will love as much as I do. Introducing Soft Star Shoes. Now just because they're spotlighted on my blog doesn't mean that they're only for kids like most of the shoes I review. Luckily for you adults as well, they also make shoes for you too. Yes they design shoes for babies, toddlers, kids and adults.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

How to Survive the Holidays with Kids from Safety 1st {Guest Post + Giveaway}

According to AAA last year 94.5 million people were on the roads, train tracks or in the skies during the holiday season.  That’s a lot of people! Then add your own kids into the mix of congestion and for some it can mean holiday headaches.  However, Safety 1st has some tips to help fight some of those headaches this season.