The last days of school are approaching which means that our kiddos will officially be ready to start summer. With Summer brings new adventures and lots of free time. I have four children ages six, four, two, and six months so let’s just say I’m always looking for something fun to do.
Earlier this year, a friend of mine shared what her husband gave her for Valentine’s Day and I thought it was incredibly unique and special. Her husband had a star map made for their anniversary! It was the sweetest gift I had ever seen. Before that, I had never heard of such a cool gift.
What if you could adorn your walls with the stars? This is the perfect gift for friends, family, parents, and more!
I’m the mom of four young kids but I also have a background in early childhood education, so I know how important enrichment is for growing minds. I’m always looking for fun ways to engage and have fun with my little ones. What is a better way to have fun and learn then with books and bathtime or water fun?
Finding the best enrichment for Your Little Ones
My children LOVE the water, no matter if its bath time or water play they are all about it. So I’ve come across a few items I’d love to share.
Let’s start with my kids favorite one, and I am going to have to invest in others from Marcus and Marcus because they all love this Squirting Silicone Bath Toy. What is my favorite thing about this toy? It is the fact that it can actually be taken apart and left to air dry keeping it from growing any gross things inside of it. We have gotten rid of so many bath or pool toys for just this reason, with Marcus and Marcus squirting silicone bath toy my little ones don’t have to worry about getting sick from any gross germs and it also comes in fun other shapes from lion to elephant. It’s so much fun.
Our next product is the Bright Basics ABC Tubbies from Educational Insights. With these floating foam shapes, leaning your animals and letters have never been so much FUN! There are 26 engaging designs that keep your little ones brain growing and using their imagination. It also helps hand and eye coordination fitting the shapes and letters together.
Another fun fine motor set of toys is from Learning Resources. The Sand & Water Fine Motor Set improves dexterity when sifting, spinning, and squirting to make hours of fun. A great pack along set for the beach or everyday play.
Our final water toy is the Yookidoo Musical Duck Race. This fun little toy pulls water from your tub to make a fun fountain and race track for your four little ducks. I always call my Little ones my little ducks in a row so this toy is perfect for them! Each little duck toy has its own fun spray. All my kids love this toy even my 5 month old loves to look at it.
You can’t have books, babies, and baths without the BOOKS! So i’ve found some super fun first learning books for your little ones. Reading is so important in our family and it starts at a young age. My oldest is six and is learning to read at school and loves reading to her smaller siblings. She was excited that she can read these books. Sesame Street: 5 Little Rubber Duckies and 10,9,8…Owls Up Late are some amazing first reads.
My son loved counting all the duckies and we even taught him to sing the song, now any time he sees the book he yells ” Ernie loves his duckies mommy!” Grab your copy and learn with Ernie and all his Sesame friends. You will love Sesame Stree: 5 Little Rubber Duckies too.
In 10,9,8… Owls Up Late you countdown to bedtime. My oldest loves reading it to her brothers and sisters to help with getting everyone calmed down. Its a great family book about some little owls who need to go to sleep. These are some great book choices for you little ones of all ages.
Bringing play and learning together, builds stronger children for tomorrow.
How do you help your kids build a brighter future?
Spring is here and that means it’s time to clean out the old and in with the new. For me, that means getting some new must-have items to last the new year and make me feel refreshed. I’m always looking for new things that will help me do this, and I’ve found some great items that I’d love to share, so let us get started.
Who doesn’t love an adorable little puppy dog? Well just like any other kids their age my children sure love any puppy dog they see. Any time we are out at the park we always make a game to see who can spot the most dogs and what kind they are. We even have three dogs of our own. So what a better movie than the new Puppy Dog Pals: Vol. 1 (DVD).
Puppy Dog Pals are on a MISSION!
I’m the mother of four children, ages ranging from six years old to three months. I always thought that breastfeeding would be easy. I never imagined things wouldn’t go according to plan. With my first two children I really didn’t have the knowledge that I needed to move forward, so when things got hard I just gave up and used formula.
(First and foremost I’d like to say that I have no problem with formula, I honestly and fully believe that FED is best. So just wanted to say there is no mommy shaming in this post! )… [read more]
Did you know that March 4th is National Snack day? I didn’t either but I’ve found some awesome snacks that I think you and your family will love. So let’s get down to the tasty goodness!
Now I have four kids ( ages six, four, two and three months), three of which are old enough to love snacks. I’m pretty sure that
“Can I have a Snack mom”???
is the number one thing I hear in my house every single day. So I’ll start with some of our favorites in this household.
Go Organically Fruit Snacks: These are one of my kid’s favorite snacks by far! These tasty treats are USDA-certified and made with real fruit. At 70 calories each, I don’t mind giving them to my kids when they are in need of a snack.
Keeping with the fruity theme another go-to snack here is Welch’s Fruit Rolls. Did you know that fruit is the first ingredient? My kids love them and can’t get enough. I don’t feel bad sending these to school with my oldest daughter to school because I know that there is nothing in it to set off an allergy attack because she has so many allergies.
Another favorite here is the Munk Pack Oatmeal Fruit Sqeezes. These are so great, helps keep your little ones full while at home or on the go, these are perfect to just put in your diaper bag or a school lunch. They are great for breakfast for your little ones too. This perfect snack is whole grain, vegan, and gluten-free. A great choice for any time of the day for sure.
So now that we have covered kids you ask “Well what’s a good choice for me”? I’ve found some I think you’re defiantly going to like.
Sparkling Ice is your option if you want to cut out the soda. For me, its all about the fizz and this carbonated drink is a great switch. It has zero calories and zero carbs. Its got Vitamin D and B-Vitamins along with antioxidants. There are over twenty flavors, from lemonades to teas. My favorite is the Black-Raspberry!
If you’re always on the go like I am, sometimes I honestly forget to stop and eat, which isn’t great but its life as a mom sometimes. Well, Gaea Veggie Snacks are great on the go option for that busy lifestyle. They offer Pickles ( My Favorite! ) carrot and cauliflower. They are all natural and resealable and are great on the go snack.
Carrington Farms line of Paks is great for adding in some extra nutrition in almost any product! Mix in water, smoothies, or sprinkle over some ice cream, great for keeping you fit and full.
What tasty snack will you choose?
I’m always looking to add new clothes to our wardrobe, and I’ve found a perfect small business that I wanted to share. I first found this little shop last year, and have been in love with their products since. I always would rather buy from small businesses because you’re actually helping out an actual person and their family. In this amazing shop called Wild Pigeon Clothing, there is something for everyone. So let me show you some of the clothing that I picked out for my children and myself.
Who doesn’t love fashion? Are you ready to find your fashion with the help of a small business?
Being a new parent is hard, being a parent to a new baby when you have three others is really hard and exhausting. With that being said, adding a baby that has special needs brings a whole new challenge. I’m constantly looking for things to help improve our daily life and make things easier.