We heard the wind and snow whipping around outside, tapping on our windows and skylight. The snow was piling up faster than it could be shoveled ... at least faster than I could shovel it. There was no use to shovel at this point anyway, as meteorologists forecasted for several more hours of heavy snow.Not wanting my children to be little vegetables in front of their screens, I went for the ace up my sleeve. We went to the dining room, sat at the table and I took out Proto.Toys' new game, Build or Boom. The kids were very much on board.Build or Boom is a building game. Players race … [Read more...]
When I was approached to review a new American Girl doll, to be honest, I was slightly reluctant. My knowledge of the dolls through friends and family led me to believe they had an issue with diversity. In addition, the dolls and their accessories were rather expensive. But since this new doll is a young black girl from the Civil Rights Movement, I decided to accept their offer. I'm happy I did.
To be fair, my daughter is the one who is most happy, because she loves having a doll of this … [Read more...]
These days, on the now rare occasions I'm walking the streets by myself, if I see tractors, trucks or trains, my first thought is to wish my son was with me because he would think it's awesome.Unsurprisingly, my little boy loves tractors, trucks and trains. We may live in New York City, where wonders lie around every corner, but nothing rates next to, say, one of those Kings County cement mixers decorated with the American flag.Celebrities can't break him away from the objects of his affection. We've had the opportunity to meet Michael Strahan on three separate occasions, and Liam … [Read more...]