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Take Back Play: Melissa and Doug Toy Testing at Learning Express

This weekend, G was a preschool toy tester for Melissa and Doug toys at Learning Express. The brand’s mission is to take back play and get kids to shut off their electronics. There were a variety of toys from puzzles and blocks to an ice cream cart and kitchen/diner combo. G preferred the table-top learning types of toys. We left with a letter game that teachers her to spell words and she is doing great! We love the quality and educational content of Melissa and Doug toys. They make learning fun. I especially like the preschool play toys because G isn’t in a classroom environment yet. She can learn while home with her grandma during the day.

Other highlights of the day included a Calico Critters playhouse and a scooter. We are just starting to get into Calico Critters and love them!

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Navigating life as a wife, mommy of two babies (Genevieve-3, Luca-infant) and two rescued fur-babies (Lulu and Gracey), and full-time public relations maven. I got divorced in my 20s and wrote a book about it (, have Epstein Barr Virus/chronic fatigue syndrome/ Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease, live in a renovated log cabin in NJ, can't cook, quit breastfeeding after four weeks and have no regrets, taught my daughter to say "tattoo" and recognize diamonds before she turned one, call soap operas as my guilty pleasure, and have a little rainbow baby boy who adores his sister. Instagram @ hellojoelle Twitter @ChippedNailsMom Email chippedpolishandpattycake at

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