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Why yes, my favorite time of year for sure!  I get to play on tv with the coolest mom in PHILLY!!  ha.  Jennaphr Frederick and I met WHILE DOING THESE SEGMENTS.  I pitched her years ago for a holiday segment - she liked me and gave me a shot and now I stalk her like this insane toy lady!!  I mean, I am a toy hoarder.  Sort of.  Well, just because it's my JOB.  Ahem.  I've gotten better, ok? hahaha.  But my GARAGE?  Dude.  I can't even tell you what my neighbors think of my product problem.  You see, have you SEEN the Real Mom Gift Guide? 

Honestly, I like to think I'm a PRODUCT PRINCESS and not a toy hoarder. I That baby called a gift guide takes some serious product reviews to pump out.  And not everything gets out here in my social universe either!  So yes, Jenn has seen my garage.  

AND SHE STILL WANTS TO HANG OUT WITH ME. 

Ha.  I joke cause she's the best.  The best EVER in Philly.  Not because she puts me on tv, but because she gets me!  Oh the conversations we've had.  And one of them was me talking her OFF the idea of allowing Santa to give her son a self balancing scooter for the holidays.  True story.  Those things really weren't winning with me.  But then I learned of Glitek (the brand I endorse in the gift guide this year) & Razor (the brand I've endorsed for the past 5 years).  The ONLY two brands I endorse for this crazy scooter craze this season. Period.  And neither of them are paying me to say that either! #NotSponsored.  So, truth be told - I wasn't sold on them for kids with all these scary stories out there from them burning down homes and awful stuff like that!  I talked all my friends down from getting one for their kids and now I sort of change my opinion on them.  Sorry Sandy! haha.  (My friend Sandy - her daughter wants one BAD. I talked out her of it.  SORRY ALLIE!!)
 

So, first watch this AMAZING story she did with Tony from Glitek & why the batteries need to be a SPECIFIC kind of battery before you buy.  

And then check out the hot holiday toys for the BIGGER girls & boys!  And note:  Boston my dear son who I love - THIS IS WHY YOU DON'T MESS WITH MY TOYS DUDE! ha.  Love my kids, but man alive - if you knew the struggles with having all these samples in my home.  It's a REALLY hot toy when MY kids fight for it.  OR - It's a REALLY REALLY hot toy when Joey comes on Fox 29 and it DOESN'T WORK cause the KIDS ate the ingredients white testing or the dang batteries are dead!  #RealMomProblems for sure!

REAL MOM REVIEWS

"TOY TEST - DOES JOEY'S TOYS WORK?!?!"

 


BEACH and BOARDWALK Summer Survival #RealMomTravels

BEACH and BOARDWALK Summer Survival #RealMomTravels

Summer!!  Ok, sort of.  It's JUNE so that's a start!
Again, one of my most favorite people of all time - Jennaphr Frederick and I commiserated the insanity known as NO SCHOOL!So what DO you do with your kids in the summer? 
Many moms need help planning theirs - so here are some GREAT BEACH finds to make that beach trip a little more enjoyable with little ones!  One Step Ahead is a biggie in our house.  I've known them for a couple years and LOVE sharing some of the fun products I find that they carry!  So in honor of the insanity known as SUMMER VACATION - without further ado:

BEST OF THE BEST:

COLLAPSE A PAIL SAND BUCKET:  Get ready to hit the beach this summer with this ingenious space saver!  No more juggling with your child’s bucket or cashing out for a new one on a trip.  This sturdy, flexible silicone sand pail collapses to just 2 inches high.  Let your child play away with this amazing bucket in sand, water….even snow.  This one is a must have for all beach goers.

SUNSMARTIES INFANT CABANA:   Beach + babies = nightmares of sunscreen and sand stuck all over baby?  Now you can erase those thoughts from your mind and enjoy beach and  baby with this adorable Infant Cabana.  The UPF 50+ cabana pops up in seconds allowing little ones a cool place to play, rest and even sleep!  They even offer a padded, water-resistant floor mat.  Roll-down privacy shades, storage pockets and ground stakes.

 

GELEEO COOLING STROLLER LINER:  Bring on the boardwalk!  Nothing WORSE than a hot baby in a stroller….well now we have an answer.  This stroller pad has an active gel technology that absorbs and dissipates baby’s body heat.  Can Mom get one too?   No need for refrigeration, just pop it in stroller and watch baby relax!   Fits all stroller makes and models. For all ages.

ONE STEP AHEAD SUN CARE KIT:  Last minute trip to the park or beach?  Well, you will be thrilled to know you have this amazing kit in your baby bag.  This take along clip-on pouch contains  5 SPF 30 sunscreens, 4 lip balms, 2 burn relief gels, 6 hand wipes, and 3 sting relief pads. All this in a weather-resistant pouch that can be reused for anything! Sunscreen is for ages 6 months and up.

SUN SMARTIES HAT AND HAIRBANDS HAT:  No more fighting baby to wear a sun hat!  This extremely lightweight sun hat offers the highest UV protection available while still being soft enough to love!  Its made of a peached microfiber that will delight baby’s head and keep Mom happy too.  UPF 50+, adjustable stay put chin strap and machine washable.

HEADBAND:  Stylish and sun-safe?  Now your little fashionista can be both!  Two ways to satisfy her need for style thin/thick to  hold back hair and keep scalp protected.  UPF 50+  :stretchy swimwear fabric that is machine washable.  One size fits all.

ANTI-TIP STROLLER BAG:  How many times have you placed your baby bag on your empty stroller ….just to have it tip completely over?  No more with these amazing stroller bags!  These saddlebags are side-mounted to your stroller making it MORE stable.  Each bag holds an amazing 6lbs, and can work as a shoulder bag.  They even fold into a self-pouch.  What more could your stroller want?

SANI-LITE UV HANDHELD SANITIZER:  Ready to hit the road, but afraid of exposing baby to GERMS!   No more need to use chemicals on every surface baby touches.  This handheld sterilizer uses ultraviolet waves to destroy 99.9% of germs, bacteria, allergens and viruses on hard surfaces.  It can disinfect a 12” area in 20 seconds!  Use this handy tool in home too!  One button operation and requires 4 AA batteries.  Fits easily into diaper bag.  


#RealMomTravels Spring Break Rainy Day Ideas on Fox 29

Hey all!  

Back from a fast trip to Cape May where I got to spend sometime with my favorite tv mom in my favorite mom getaway place!  We went to Cape May and Congress Hall.  

I went down on Sunday because the thought of driving to Cape May from Philly at 4am wasn't gonna cut it.  Not to mention - I don't need a big excuse to get out of town and head to my happy place!

Congress Hall and Cape Resorts Group has fantastic things to do with families for the holidays of course - but what about you who are stuck at home and we're getting rain? 

Got some GREAT ideas for you to do with the kids!

BRICKLOOT 

We love this brand for many reasons.  I'm obsessed with the subscription services.  Totally. lol But this was one that came across my review desk and I've loved it since meeting it!  My brick loving almost 7 year old loves it too.  Get a monthly subscription delivered to your door from Brickloot!

THE STORYBOOK GAME

The Storybook Game from Ideal® is sure to be a hit at family game night! It’s a card game of tall-tale telling fun! In this memory game, children create a different story each time they play. The story develops one card at a time! This game is excellent for challenging kids’ creativity and improvisation skills! This fun card game comes in a lunch box tin, making it easy to transport to picnics, family game nights, camping trips, and more! Designed for 2 or more players, ages 4 and up!

SCAVENGER HUNT FOR KIDS

Scaventure Kids™ brings the fun of exploring into one great big party game. Find out who can come back to home base with the most activities completed. Find a fossil rock, or a sticker or a banana. Scaventure Kids has it all, whether playing with just 2 kids or in a large group. The fun and excitement never ends and the creativity will always be rolling. This is a great game for kids ages 7 and up and is designed to be played with 2 or more players.

3D SIDEWALK CHALK & YARN STORMING MACHINE

Make your own fun & colorful sidewalk chalk!  Yes, this is for FUN indoors... but you gotta MAKE the chalk inside, right?  The Airbrush T-shirt maker didn't make it into this segment - but it is awesome!  The Yarn Storming Maching is seriously a throwback for me!  I loved making those as a kid and Thames and Kosmos does a great job bringing it back around!

LITTLE LIVE PETS OWL & BABY BIRD

These are the new birds on the block with Little Live Pets!  I love the 'mom and baby bird feeding!  And yes, Alicia Silverstone did that with her kid.  Sorry - I HAD to bring that up! lol But the owl mama & baby are amazingly fun for kids of all ages.

PLAYTAPE

This is the product that I wish I would have thought of myself!  Playtape by InRoad Toys is the perfect on the go/rainy day product out there!  Just rip off some tape, put it whereever and let your kids go to town!  Literally!

SKECHERS GAME KICKS

These are the HOTTEST shoes on the block!  The day that we got these in to test out the neighbor kids were sooo jealous!  The Game Kicks are the new interactive kids shoe by Skechers that doubles as an electronic memory game!  With over 68,000 combinations - your kids are SURE to have their brains full!  They come in both boy and girl

 



#RealMomGiftGuide Secret Scooter Santa on Fox 29

#RealMomGiftGuide Secret Scooter Santa on Fox 29

TRUE MOTHERHOOD STORIES:

Giving Gets Good with Jennaphr Frederick

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I'm definitely feeling under the weather today.  It's really a bummer because I have so much work to do.... So, if you're reading this - and I owe you an email, phone call, report, facebook message, text, or anything else...I have a GREAT excuse.  In fact, SANTA himSELF has pardoned me for being behind.  

Why?  Cause he hired me to be a messenger for him.  

I didn't realize how much work he WANTED from me...shew....but, it's SANTA.  And since I've asked him personally for a new car this year - I best do as I'm told.  

Today was the big GIVE - BIG BIG GIVE to a warm and deserving family!  And this year, Jennaphr Frederick said she wanted to join me when I do the Secret Scooter Santa Drop!

I feel like I can honestly say that I've gotten to know Jennaphr Fred. from Fox 29 pretty well the past years.  I've had an amazing opportunity to be on her show and she's continued to ask me back again & again!  It's a blessing to be able to strap my UGGS back on and step back into the 'limelight' of what I did for 20 years.  Radio & TV were my first drives.  Then came motherhood.  And within this time of motherhood - there has been some really awful experiences & I vowed never to return to radio again. lol 

Hence, I haven't done that - but I have been extremely blessed to have unique opportunities in tv.  One is with Jenn.  I don't know how I convinced her to have me on the first place - but SHE DID.  And I've been obsessed with her ever since. hahaha

Ok, no - I don't stalk JennFred.  But I do love to hang out with her!  She's really freaking hysterical.  What you see is what you get with her.  She's got a great heart too.  **SIDE NOTE** I can't wait to share with you a new feature I'm doing in 2015 that Jenn is kicking it off with me.  You'll love it as it's an inside look on the hearts of some of my favorite moms.  From celebs to neighbors & anyone I can get to come over that week.....lol...  In the MomCave...coming soon to my YouTube Channel!

In the meantime, my 2nd annual Secret Scooter Santa Drop with Razor was this morning!!!  I WAS SOOO HAPPY! Not because I got to see Jenn although I always love seeing her - but because this GREAT GRANDMA got rocked with Razor (& some other random yet amazing toys I had left from the Kisses for Kyle Event.)  -----> Speaking of Kisses for Kyle!!  That recap is well on its way!  AND a video I had produced too!  So I promise that will be worth the wait. 

In the meantime, watch - share - and be sure to register for our contest!!

GREAT GRANDMAS GOODIES FROM RAZOR

Wild StylePower Wings, A5, Mixi & Crazy Cart!

The breakdown - Power Wings - AWESOME for moms (and great grandmoms).  The Crazy Cart?  I LOVE it - but I'm a nut about making sure it's with older kids.  The younger ones are just so fragile!  Besides, Razor says NINE and UP!  

Mixi is adorable.  The A5 is a classic.  And Wild Style is wild with style!

 

DISCLOSURE:  Razor did not provide compensation for this appearance.  However, for the past two year Razor offered me up scooters to families.  It was THEIR idea and there was no strings attached.  That's a testament of what kind of company they are!  And hopefully the fact that I take the great products I get and GIVE them away is a testament to who I am and what Real Mom Media stands for as well.  Happy Holidays to you and your families!