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Surprise The Kids With Nerd Block Jr.

Posted January 8, 2015 by Loukia

We’re over the excitement and craziness of the holidays, and we’ve settled back into our daily routine quite nicely. Despite the freezing cold temperatures we’ve been dealt, I’m thankful for our daily routine. After school, although we’re busy with activities and tennis lessons and Cubs, I always find time to spend quality time with my boys, so we can talk about our day, and truly connect. I cherish every moment—truly.

I miss my boys when they were toddlers and young children; but now, it’s an entirely new world of fun. I love seeing and learning about the things they are interested in; reading, writing, building LEGO, playing Mario Kart and Minecraft and spending time on their iPads actually playing educational games and learning while they’re online. My oldest son is devoted to science and math; my youngest son loves to use his imagination with play, writing, and creating. They are very different, and yet similar in many ways; for example, they both love video games, and challenging each other.

I was recently approached by a great Canadian-based mystery subscription company called Nerd Block. It’s basically a mystery box for “geeks” and “nerds”, where subscribers receive a box filled with toys, collectables, and a custom t-shirt every month. It’s considered “Comic Com in a box, every month.” Sound fun, doesn’t it?

New to the Nerd Block family is Nerd Block Jr., which is catered to children and contains age appropriate toys. I was sent a sample box for my boys, filled with Super Mario Bros. and Minecraft items, and they loved it. I think Nerd Block Jr. is an excellent surprise to give to kids, and to give as gifts for friends, especially if they live far away; what a perfect surprise to receive in the mail! You can customize your box, and if children have different interests, you can get a girl box or a boy box, if you want. You can choose to subscribe for three, six, or 12 months; totally up to you. I love that you can pick your theme, too, so you don’t receive items you don’t want.

To find out more, check out the Nerd Block Jr. Facebook page. I think you’ll love it as much as my children did! I think a special monthly subscription service that delivers a surprise box of items that children are interested in is such a cool idea.


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Christmas

Edible Holiday Gifts Perfect For Your Neighbours

Posted December 16, 2014 by Anonymous

Written by Kait Fowlie You’ve receive more pre-packaged biscotti than you know what to do with—to re-gift, or not regift? If you want your neighbors to add it to their pile of sugar-infused generic sweets, sure, hand ‘em over. But […]

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Christmas

Holiday Gifts For The Whole Family

Posted December 15, 2014 by Anonymous

Are you thinking of getting a “family” gift to put under the tree this year? Or maybe you were hoping to find a family gift to give your neighbours or relatives. It may seem like a strange thing to do—buy […]

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General

Lucky Initials On #MonogramMondays

Posted December 15, 2014 by Sonya

How’s your holiday shopping going? I’m in frenzy mode now that I’ve realized that this is the last week of school. The final week before the kids are off and there’s little time left to finish off the shopping. There […]

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General

Holiday Gift Guide For The Foodie On Your List

Posted December 11, 2014 by Anonymous

Social media has turned food lovers into somewhat of a phenomenon; if it isn’t #foodie, it’s #foodporn. And we eat it up, literally. For the person on your list who Instagrams every meal, we’ve rounded up the best gifts for […]

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Family

Christmas Gifts For The Hard-To-Buy-For Dad

Posted December 10, 2014 by Anonymous

Written by Lauren Sena Dads aren’t always the easiest person on your list to go holiday shopping for. To help you avoid getting him something that he won’t use (does he really need another tie?), we came up some neat […]

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Contests

Lands’ End Invites You To 12 Hours Of #Together On Cyber Monday

Posted November 25, 2014 by Sonya

We’re getting into the mood for some holiday shopping now that we’ve had a taste of winter already! Traditionally this last weekend of November is the unofficial start to the gift shopping season and we’ve been keeping our eyes and […]

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