Top Mommy On the Go Product:
Since reviewing this product on my blog last May, I have bought four more Contigo No Spill Travel Mugs! I use them for hot beverages even at home, because Erik is a curious little monkey and nearly got scalded this Fall when he pulled his grandfather's coffee mug off the table onto himself. When he makes a grab for my Contigo No Spill Mug, I know it's safe for him to touch because it really is NO SPILL and cool to the touch, no matter how hot my tea inside is!
Although Erik is past the stage where he uses a bottle, his bottle snuggler was great for being a Never-Stay-At-Home baby because it helped him hold his own bottle while in his stroller or just wanting to be Mr. Independent!
Top Special Needs Product:
Ark Therepeutic Y-Chews and Grabbers Read the Review Buy It
I can't say enough about how invaluable these products are to my family and if speech, feeding or oral sensory issues are something you are battling at home or you work with special needs kids, you understand what I mean... it's so important to be able to repeat the exercises regularly and having a range of choices for Liam to pick from as his tool has been helping us make strides with his exercises.
Top DVD for Kids:
Dinosaur Train T.rex Tales Read the Review Buy It
Out of all of the DVDs I've reviewed this year, this one is my favorite because it really does teach my kids about dinosaurs and about science! We've only had it a little over a month, but both boys are eager to choose it as the DVD to watch and even watching it over and over again, I don't seem to mind it...
I also like that the episodes themselves are fairly short in duration, which makes this a great in the Car DVD when we're out running errands.
Zoobies Blanket Pets and Slumber Pets
Read the Blanket Pet Review Read the Slumber Pet Review Buy it
Once again, I found myself shopping for another Zoobies Pet to add to our home after reviewing both a blanket pet and a slumber pet - we added the now retired golden retriever Slumber pet to our collection because Robyn fell in love with it! Another thing that has endured is that Erik has taken to napping in the Butterfly sleeping bag that came with Liam's Very Hungry Caterpillar Slumber pet... although Liam won't let Erik near the Caterpillar itself...
If you've seen my giveaway for the Best Read of 2011 (ends today at 11:59 PM), you know that I'm going to say that my favorite reads were two books in the same series by Dale Mayer - Tuesday's Child and Hide'n Go Seek!
Joseph Allen Hand Stamped Jewelry Read the Review Buy It
I've probably gotten more compliments on my necklace than any other product I've reviewed. I love that I had a hand in designing it and that the design speaks volumes about our family!
Joseph Allen Hand Stamped Jewelry was great to work with and I know that I will continue to love this piece forever!
Top DVD for Adults:
Snow Flower and The Secret Fan
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This was a fabulous book and a beautiful movie! It's one I can watch again and again, which makes it a DVD worth buying rather than renting! It's not really hubby's cup of tea, but it's a great way to curl up with a cup of hot tea and a blanket on a cold day when he's taken the kids to the park.
What were your favorite things that I reviewed this year? What would you like me to review in the future?
2011 was a fabulous year and I hope that 2012 will be even better!