20 HANDMADE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

20 Handmade Christmas Decorations

Some of our greatest memories of the holidays from childhood center around the holidays. Making great Handmade Christmas Decorations like these will help you to build those same wonderful memories with your children this year. This list contains great easy crafts for kids as well as some more unique items mom or dad will have to assist with. Tons of upcycled items, and of course a few snowmen that carry on after the holidays are over. 20 HANDMADE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS DIY Cookie Cutter Christmas Ornaments Recylced Paper Towel Holder … [Read more...]

Reader Bee’s First Storymaker App and Reader Bee and the Story Tree

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I was given the opportunity to use and evaluate the iPad apps 'Reader Bee and the Story Tree' and 'Reader Bee's First Story Maker'. I was supplied the apps for free; all opinions are my own. I'm a big big believer in phonics, and in teaching reading phonetically. It's important to learn the letter shapes, names and sounds and then learn how to string them together to make a word. Decoding the sounds in each letter are the crux of reading, and Reader Bee and the Story Tree focuses on this very thing- learning letter sounds and how they fit … [Read more...]

Four Ways to Keep Your Little Ones Busy Indoors

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Bad weather is always such a challenge for little children. Being cooped up indoors can be hard on children and parents alike! It can be a challenge to come up with things that are simple and easy but always engaging. I'm always sure to keep these activities put away and only get them out on days I know we will need them. Here are four tried-and-true activities that always work for me: A sensory box- I created a very simple sensory play box for my children out of a Rubbermaid container and quite a few pounds of dried beans. Rice would work, … [Read more...]

This year #GiveHappy with OshKosh and save 25%

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’gosh. I received an OshKosh B’gosh gift card to purchase product and to thank me for my participation. OshKosh B’gosh has always been one of my favorite clothing brands- all their children's clothes are so durable and comfortable, plus they have so many timeless pieces that will go with anything! I've passed down more than a few Oshkosh items from my older son to my younger and they still look and feel amazing! And the style is still relevant because Oshkosh … [Read more...]

Sofia the First Spot’n Learn Alphabet Giveaway

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Sofia the First Giveaway! Spot-it Game Alphabet Disclosure: This giveaway is open to the US, 18+. Winner will be picked concluding the giveaway, and the winner will have 48 hours to respond, if no response, another winner will have to be chosen. This post contains an affiliate link, this means if you click on it and purchase, I will get a commission based on your purchase. With Sofia the First being a big buzz among little girls, I am so excited to offer this giveaway provided by Blue Orange Games and What U Talking Bout Willis? You can read my … [Read more...]

Learn More About RSV in Honor of World Prematurity Day #RSVAwareness #PreemieProtection

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“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for MedImmune. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” Did you know that November 17th is World Prematurity Day? I did not even though I have a lot of experience with premature babies. In fact I was going to write this post on Friday but a premature baby stopped that. My sister had her son after being on hospital bed rest for two weeks. Her water ruptured at 31 weeks but she managed to hold out … [Read more...]

The Santa Dilemma- to Ho Ho Ho, or not to Ho Ho Ho

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When you have your first Christmas as a parent, it seems like such a huge decision whether to start up the Santa Claus engine. It seems like so many kids react badly to finding out that Santa isn't real, and some kids end up harboring real resentment about being lied to. Like so many other things in parenting, it's become a polarized debate, with parents on all sides weighing in with strong opinions and concern over the eventual repercussions to their children. Santa used to be so simple! Well, I feel like it can be again. When my daughter first … [Read more...]

Four Awesome New VTech Products

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I was recently asked by the 'toymasters' at VTech to review four of their new toys for babies and young children. All four were perfect for my daughter's age so I jumped at the chance! I was sent one each of the four toys I am reviewing here, but all opinions are my own.   VTech® Chomp & Count Dino™ (Age 12-36 months, MSRP: $19.99) Amazon               VTechKids This Vtech Chomp & Count Dino toy does so much for that price which I have seen for as low as $14! It teaches numbers, shapes, food and colors and is a great … [Read more...]

Special Occasions with FabKids

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Do y'all remember my son's fashion review last month about the fantastic new children's clothes website FabKids? They are the fantastic new 'one click' shopping experience to find fresh new clothes for your kids at a great price! We have been wearing the fool out of the first outfit we chose and it's really holding up so well! So I was so excited to get my second outfit delivered straight to my door last week. I loved so many of the outfits that I had a hard time choosing! I was looking for a great outfit for fall that would be perfect for … [Read more...]

FabKids is Awesome at My House

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If you haven't heard of Fabkids.com, then you are missing out! Fabkids is Justfab's fashion club for kids which is a curated clothing line for babies, tots, and kids that provides high quality, adorable clothing. Parents can shop outfits any time they choose, and each two-piece outfit will cost $42. But the real value lies in their VIP club! It's free to join and is like a subscription service. The price of each two-piece outfit drops to $29.95 and you are under NO OBLIGATION to buy every month! Simply chose to skip any month you choose by the 5th … [Read more...]