Just some fun products that either make a mom's life better or that of her kids (which usually results in the former)

Light-up athletic balls

One of the few shreds of credibility I have with my boys is my ability to play basketball. And now that we have a hoop and it's summer, we can shoot baskets long after we can actually see anything. So while searching on Amazon for a backboard light, these "glow-in-the-dark" basketball, soccer balls and footballs popped up. My kids LOVE shooting hoops with what I call our "infrared" ball, and any one of these would make a good summertime-birthday gift.