Time Capsule

The other day, I installed a WordPress update that crashed my site…7 years of writing had suddenly vanished! Without hesitation, I shut my laptop and took it as a sign, my blogging days were over. In all honesty, I haven’t written in years. Sure, I’ve shared local happenings and various events, but that is not what “The Unemployed Mom” started out as.  If you’ve been around since 2009, you know the history of my blog name. In an instance, I went from wearing suits and managing multi-million dollar resort development projects to being…

Reservations Now Being Accepted For The New LEGOLAND Florida Hotel Opening Summer 2015

LEGOLAND® FLORIDA RESORT is offering guests a chance to book their spot in history!  Reservations now being accepted for the new LEGOLAND® Hotel, opening Summer 2015 Exciting news LEGO fans! It’s less than one year before LEGOLAND® Florida Resort opens the doors to its new LEGOLAND® Hotel, and the window is now officially open for guests to book their rooms! Opening Summer 2015, the five story LEGO® themed hotel will feature 152 brightly colored and highly themed rooms and suites, thousands of LEGO models and interactive play areas! The addition of…

Recall Alert: 33,000+ Child Seats Recalled By Combi USA

If you have a Combi USA child seat made before January 2013, check the model number! Apparently, there is a problem with the harness. Combi will notify registered owners and send out free harness replacement kits starting in February. Owners can contact Combi at (800) 543-7734. Below is the full recall notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Make: COMBI Models: 8220 (COCCORO), 8815 (ZEUS TURN), 8836 (ZEUS 360) Production Dates: September 3, 2010 – December 5, 2012 Noncompliance: Combi USA, Inc. (Combi) is recalling certain model 8220 (Coccoro) child…

Visit BJ’s Wholesale Club For A Huge Assortment Of Toys And Gifts #Giveaway

The holiday season is absolutely here and children and parents alike will cheer for the great selection of most wished-for and exclusive toys at BJ’s Wholesale Club.  While children dream of receiving great gifts, parents are watching their wallets and looking to purchase quality items that both entertain and engage.  BJ’s is helping make holiday wishes come true by bringing great values on this season’s most wanted toys including Tekno Puppy, Pillow Pets, Greek Yogurt Maker, Twist Speakers, Shaun White Maple Deck Skateboard and Disney’s Sofia the First Doll. Check…

Babies “R” Us Is Helping Make Baby’s First Christmas Special #BRUChristmas $50 Gift Card #Giveaway

Disclosure: Babies “R” Us provided a $50 gift card for my personal use, no additional compensation has been received. Baby’s First Christmas is a special time in a family’s life filled with memories, traditions, and photos. My son is 5, but I will never forget his first Christmas and how special it was. On Christmas Eve, my family celebrated in Orlando then we jumped on a plane to surprise our family in Virginia. No one had a clue we’d show up on their doorstep Christmas day, so seeing the confusion…

New Disney Publishing Brave Apps

If you’re a fan of Princess Merida and her strong-willed, independent ways, then Disney Publishing has two apps just for you!  “Brave: Storybook Deluxe” and “Brave Interactive Comic” (both rated 4 stars on iTunes!) feature the original characters, storyline, and new activities for kids. “Brave: Storybook Deluxe” ($6.99 – for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch) This app contains a complete retelling of the film for children ages 5 and up, following Merida through a courageous voyage to defy an age-old tradition and forge her own destiny. The app features beautiful art, character voices, dynamic animation, and surprising interactive…

New Ranger Rick Apps By The National Wildlife Federation

The National Wildlife Federation has pulled out all the bells and whistles for its latest apps, which have been written up by USAToday.com, Parents.com and the New York Times, and named one of the Top 10 Kids’ Apps by Entertainment Weekly. Check out how your children can learn more about animals while having fun. There are two apps for various ages, see details and screen shots below. My almost 5 year old is going to love learning with Ranger Rick Jr. Appventures! Ranger Rick’s Tree House (ages 7-12) Forget turning pages, this iPad…