East Coast Mama

Hot Wheels High Jump Frenzy R/C Toy Review

*Disclosure: We received a press sample to facilitate this review; All opinions are 100% my own*
The new Hot Wheels High Jump Frenzy remote control stunt truck is one of Anthony's favorites!  The truck is fast and easy to maneuver, with large buttons on the remote control so the kids have no problem controlling the trucks direction even while its moving at full speed.
 
The kids love that the truck is made for stunts, it jumps high then rolls back on its wheels, drives off ramps they build with other toys, does 360 degree spins, and is fast enough to beat out all their other remote control cars in a race.

Tips for Preparing to Travel to Brazil with kids ~ Plus a Portuguese Language Program Giveaway! #rocketlanguages


With a Brazilian Hubby, my family has traveled to Brazil over a half dozen times in the past 10 years.  We have also had the opportunity to live there for 6 months when Anthony was a toddler.  With all these trips under my belt, traveling to Brazil has become second nature.  However I still remember the stress of the unknown the first time we booked plane tickets.

Get ready for Cold and Flu Season with a Sick Basket! #ReliefIsHere

*This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G, All opinions are 100% my own*
Cold and Flu Season is upon us and the worst feeling is waking up sick and realizing you don't have any medicine and supplies on hand! 
A mom friend of mine once told me about her "Sick Basket" and we have created one in our house every year sense!  It's a basket or bin that you fill with all the supplies you will need when someone inevitably gets sick.  We tuck it away in the linen closet and then pull it out when we need it, this is the best feeling when that icky feeling strikes in the middle of the night!

21 Fun St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Activities for Kids!

St. Patrick's Day is coming up soon, and here are 21 fun and easy activities to help the kids celebrate!

Cherry Chocolate Chip Pie Recipe

Cherry Chocolate Chip Pie
 
Ingredients:
1 ready made Chocolate Cookie Pie Crust
8 oz softened Cream Cheese
Can of Cherry Pie Filling
1 cup Powdered Sugar
1 cup thawed Cool Whip
1 1/4 cup Semisweet Mini Chocolate Chips

Sweet and Salty Valentine's Day Hug ~ Quick and Easy Snack Recipe

 
Valentine's Day is coming up fast!  My kids love this quick and easy snack, that's the perfect combination of salty and sweet.
 
Ingredients:
Pretzels (I like the square waffle ones)
Hershey's Hugs or Kisses
M&M's Candy

DIY Valentine Owls Kids Craft Tutorial

DIY Valentine Owls
Supplies:
Used Toilet Paper Rolls
Construction Paper
Googly Eyes if you have them (you can also make eyes from paper and markers)
Scissors
Glue, I used Modge Podge
Ribbon if you would like to hang.