11/20/19

Oh, he just can't wait to be king! Have you seen Disney's new live-action The Lion King? It's an amazing movie to both introduce a new generation to the story and for us to relive the magic of one of our most beloved Disney tales. 

In celebration of The Lion King, Hasbro has come out with THE best Furreal Friend toy to date; The Lion King Roaring Simba! He is so cute and so BIG! Almost as if he's the real thing from the movie!


Check out the commercial below!



Simba is a young King who likes to roar, talk and play! With over 100+ sounds and movie phrases, your own little Lion King fan with just love this Furreal Friend to add to his or her collection! He loves to say phrases from the movie, challenge his friends to roaring contests, and sits back to let them know he's ready to play!


Like other Furreal Friends before him, Simba also reacts to touch and sound. He can move his head, eyes, ears, mouth, legs, & tail, and makes lots of fun movie sounds. Pat him on the head -- who knows what he’ll say or do? Talk to him, roar at him, and watch him react. He also comes with his own snack to feed him; You guessed it – a grub on a stick – and Mighty Roar Simba responds when you feed it to him (as he likes to say, “Slimy, yet satisfying!”)!

Great gift for The Lion King fans young (and older)! Don't forget the batteries! Simba requires 4 x 1.5v “C” alkaline batteries (not included)!

You can find Disney's The Lion King Roaring Simba on the Hasbro website and at your local toy retailers such as Toys R Us or Walmart. 

*Huge Thanks to our friends at Hasbro for sending us a Simba to check out!*

11/19/19

"Into the unknown
Into the unknown
Into the unknown
Oh-oh, oh-oh"
Frozen II comes to theaters right in time for the holiday season on November 20th, 2019! Frozen fans alike have been waiting for this sequel since the original "Frozen" melted their hearts back in 2015. We can’t wait to see it for ourselves! I can already see "Into the unknown" could be the new "Let it go!", get ready Moms and Dads! 

While we wait for the movie to come out, we are celebrating all things Disney Frozen II with a huge surprise delivery from our good friends at Hasbro! It’s a #FrozenFanFest this holiday season! 


There were so many goodies in the box! Someone is going to have a VERY Merry Christmas in our house! I wanted to show these to you. So glad Miss M doesn't use the internet and pretty much has no interest in my blog other than getting the cool products we get to try. It's harder around this time of year but hey, that's what good gift hiding spots are for! :-) 


In the box we found:

- OLAF Bop It game
- Sister Styles Elsa doll
- Arendelle Fashions Elsa & Anna dolls
- Singing Elsa & Anna dolls
- Mattias doll
- Play-Doh Mystery Snowglobe Playset
- Elsa and the NOK set
- Sledding adventures doll pack
- Frozen II Trouble game
- Frozen II Monopoly
- Pop adventures Elsas bedroom set
- Pop adventures singles
- Family set mini figures
- Frozen adventure set mini figures

You can find these fun Disney Frozen II toys and games at your local shops like Toys R Us, Walmart and Amazon.ca! 

Check out the Hasbro #FrozenFanFest showcase video! 


*Huge thanks to our friends at Hasbro for sending us these awesome surprises to share with our readers, family, and friends!* 

11/18/19



Christmas is coming and each year it’s getting harder and harder to figure out the perfect gift for my tween and teen! Most kids today are into technology or fashion - or both. It can get expensive "keeping up with the Joneses" (which frankly I was never a fan of doing) and honestly my kids are pretty easy when it comes to gift-giving. They were raised to be thankful for what they get, not spoiled and wanting more or better. 

As much as I'd love to be able to gift them with the latest and greatest toys you see here on AME, my older two kids are now too mature for such things. Unlike their childish mother who collects action figures. Anyway, this post isn't about that. It's about what you can get for the picky tween or teen that ISN't technology-related and won't break your holiday shopping budget. 

For the musician, some ideas may be a simple instrument like a Ukelele and some accessories like felt picks, nylon strings, and a neck strap; all of the above can be found under $100 and shipped fast if you shop smart online.

Get personal! Every child (even teens) needs a gift that is just for them, it’ll make them feel even more special when it’s personalized with their likes and enjoyments. This year I’m gifting the teen some fun self-adhesive false lashes, a nice brooch that represents something she enjoys, some gorgeous gemstones to add to her gemstone collection and a cute Sailor Moon necklace, also something she is a fan of. Again these items can be found cheap online for under $50.



Stuff the stockings with socks! My kids are always looking for socks. You can never go wrong with socks! Don’t be boring though! Pick up some fun designs socks at your local Dollar Stores. The designs can be simple and also used to determine who’s are who’s so there are no siblings stealing each other’s new socks! You can also pick up more personal items like new toothbrushes, and other stocking stuffers for under $10 combined at the Dollar Store. I love that place! :-) 



Kijiji isn’t only for used stuff! You can find some mint or even new condition older kid toys like Lego or collector's items for less than trying to get it through an online auction. Check around your local online buy and sell websites for things like LEGO kits, action figures and more. 

Gift cards. Not only great for tweens and teens to shop for themselves when you can’t figure it out but also great to have handy as a last-minute gift. We all do it, forget that one awesome person who probably should have been higher on the gifting list but it’s the thought that counts at all! You can get gift cards for ANYTHING these days so the sky’s the limit, my friends!

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11/13/19

It’s that time of year when this mama is playing "Santa" along with my friends in the blogging world. We got a huge surprise last week and we just had to tell you about it!! 


Hasbro sent us the latest edition of Baby Alive: Happy Hungry Baby to review for the upcoming 2019 holiday season! Ah, this doll brings back memories from when I was a kid; I too had a Baby Alive doll in the 1980s. She was my favourite and this holiday season I hope she is under your tree for your little mama or papa to enjoy! 


Baby Alive is cuter ever with her updated features. She makes playing make-believe a whole lot more real! She moves and says over 50 phrases/sounds (including ones for "dada" too)! She comes with her own tray, bib, spoon, bowl and doll food! 

Click here to see her specs on the Hasbro website! 


Baby Alive comes with curly blonde hair and blue eyes, black hair and brown eyes or brown hair and dark blue eyes. Each doll comes dressed in a cute toddler outfit!


Great for kids ages 3+

Canadians can find them at Walmart or Toys R Us. In the USA, they are available at Target! 

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11/12/19

We were introduced to the original Osmo game system back in 2016 and ever since we have been adding more and more fun to our game collection. If you don't know what Osmo is, I'll give you a brief. Osmo is an interactive game add on for your device, in our case iPad. You can get learning games for different age groups and each game has a different challenge to help kids both learn and have fun at the same time. You check out our first review here

Over the years we have added a couple of new games to our Osmo collection, including new Super Studio! Osmo Super Studio lets kids draw their own Disney cartoons then watch their story come to life in their first animation. 


Already available in three exclusive Disney favorites - Mickey Mouse and Friends, Disney Princess and Incredibles 2 - now join all your favorite Frozen friends -- and a few new ones -- on their epic adventures through Arendelle and the lands beyond. Draw, color, and even add glitter, as you put your art into your favorite Frozen moments.

Just in time to celebrate the release of Disney's Frozen II in theaters this November! 


Suitable for ages 5-10+, Miss M absolutely loves this game. Not only because it's Frozen II but also one of her favorite activities: drawing! The kit comes with everything they need to start including Super Studio Game App (Andriod and apple compatible), Super Sketchpad, Super Studio Markers and Super Sweeper (cloth eraser). Osmo Base not included. 


The game is really neat. There are several levels and step by step instructions. There is no win or lose, it's all about imagination and fun! She can draw whatever she wants and let her imagination go wild while enjoying her favourite Frozen II characters! If she wants to draw a crown made out of ice cream, she can and then colour it and watch it come to life on Anna and Elsa right on the iPad screen! 


You can order your Osmo and add-on games like this one directly from the website or find it in stores like Best Buy and The Apple Store for around $25.00 CAD. 

Follow @PlayOsmo on Twitter for the latest updates! 

11/9/19

Created for young princesses and doll collectors alike, the Hasbro Disney Style Collection Princesses will be on their list this holiday season. 

Hasbro released Disney Style Collection Princesses Ariel, Mulan, and Belle



Each doll is dressed for the red carpet with styles inspired by their own movie themes! They have real looking eyelashes and hair. They also each come with accessories to match their clothes like little shoes, necklaces, bags, and headbands. I love the makeup and lashes to match the looks too! 

Ariel’s two-piece dress is inspired by her under the sea adventures in The Little Mermaid. Her dress is gorgeous, she sparkles in her signature green and purple ensemble. She comes wearing her cute pearl and shell headband and holds her purple and silver shell handbag. Her shoes are covered by her long flowing gown but you can tell they are as gorgeous as she is! 



Belle's dress is inspired by the famous dance scene in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, but with a modern twist, cocktail gown look for that red carpet beauty. She comes wearing her hair in her traditional Belle ballroom look, accented by her rose necklace, matching rose handbag and ruby coloured shoes. 



Mulan looks fabulous in her beautiful purple and blue toned ball gown inspired by her own self-titled movie Disney's Mulan. She wears her hair down with a simple blue pearl and flower headband and carries her pink fan purse. Her shoes are golden high strappy ballgown shoes, to accent her colourful dress! 



As a doll collector myself, these are an amazing addition to have in my fashion doll collection. The detail that was put into these princesses is amazing! Not only the clothing but also the faces, they look like the characters they are supposed to but better. 

The box art tells you right away that these are not your typical playtime fashion dolls and are made for little girls (and big girls like me) who like to collect and show them off by having them on display in their rooms rather than on display at the bottom of the toybox with the other toys. 

You can find these and all your favourite toy lines on the Hasbro website! You can shop right there or find out where you can get them locally, so easy! 


11/8/19

Thanks to our friends at Suncoatgirl for sending us some samples for this review! All opinions on A Motherhood Experience are honest and our own. 

Little kids often want to copy the grownups and that’s no exception when it comes to my kids, especially my girls. My youngest loves to have her nails painted, especially with fabulous kid-friendly brands are created just for them. 
Suncoatgirl water-based nail polish is perfect for the little girls who love to have colour on their fingertips! The nail polish is non-toxic, water-based and peels off; no harsh nail products like the one's mom uses. 

Suncoat nail polish is available across North America and Europe. They have two lines of Suncoat nail polish for women and a line especially for little girls; Suncoatgirl. 

Suncoatgirl offers a variety of colours for the little nail artiste in your life including cute little holiday gift packs to make her smile! The colours are awesome and the best part is this nail polish is non-toxic and peels off; no need for harsh chemicals or nail polish removers on little fingers. Perfect for small children who want to be like mommy. 

This holiday season, she can celebrate her artistic side with new Suncoatgirl DIY Colour Creation Kit which comes with 5 colours (yellow, red, blue, white and black) and 5 empty bottles so that she can mix and match colours, creating her very own unique shade of nail polish! This kit can be found at stores like Toys R Us and Rexall. 



Celebrate Christmas in style with the Suncoatgirl 12 Days of Christmas nail polish set; she gets a gorgeous colour for every day of the 12 days of christmas! From reds to greens to inbetweens, you and your little ones will love pampering yourselves with these nail polishes. This kit can be found at Jean Coutu and Whole Foods. 





Give the gift of expressing herself with the Suncoatgirl Make Me Jolly nail polish kit which includes two colours (Christmas red and green), festive nail stickers and a sweet lip balm for those wintery chapped lips! This kit can be found at Jean Coutu and Whole Foods. 




With Christmas just around the corner, these Suncoatgirl kits are surely going to make a hit in the stockings and under the tree this year! 

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