Our favorite Christmas books for children (and adults)

favorite christmas books for kids

One of my favorite things to do is read. I read a lot with my children- to them, with them, with them reading to me. I'm not sure if you know by now but I'm a HUGE lover of all things Christmas and we've been adding to our Christmas book collection each year. ...

Preparing Her For That First Period #KotexMom

u by kotex tween products

I've been sharing with you my journey relating to first periods, and talking about them, with my 7 year old for several months now (see previous #KotexMom posts).  This is my "final" official post, although I'm sure as the time for her period gets closer down the road, I'll be sharing more once again. It's been ...

40% off Organic Infant Apparel 1-day BlackFriday Sale

tootie and dolly sale

Tootie and Dolly is a brand that just came onto my radar, and let me tell you, cuteness abounds.  Cuteness that gives you adorable baby clothes like this little fox romper: There are several things I love about this romper. First, it's color. This is not your typical baby blue. I love it. Second, the fox ...

Entertaining Children in the Colder Months

keeping kids entertained in winter

When the nights start to draw in and the temperatures drop, it can sometimes be a struggle to keep the children entertained. If the weather is very severe there is sometimes no other choice but to keep the kids at home. However, if the weather is cold but bearable to go out in it’s worth ...

The “Acts of Kindness” Advent Calendar

noomii acts of kindness advent calendar

I just stumbled on a really, really cool advent calendar.  Sure, the kid ones are fun, but this, this is different.  Noomii.com is putting on an advent calendar online that people can go to and participate in acts of service on a daily basis. It's a nice idea, especially during the holidays. It's also interactive. Each ...

Gratitude and Thankfulness with Kids During the Holidays #KleenexCares

kleenex care kit

The holidays are here.  Wish lists, Santa visits, holiday cards, packaging, presents, elves...anticipation- there's a lot about the holiday season that doesn't always make you think of gratitude or thankfulness.  Especially when there are children involved.  It's not always easy to keep overtired, overstimulated little ones the importance of being grateful and thankful and showing ...

Count the Kicks and Save Lives!

count the kicks

ATTENTION MOMS, MOMS TO BE, AND FRIENDS OF EXPECTING MOMS… COUNT THE KICKS SAVE THOUSANDS OF LIVES October 15th is International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, a day of remembrance for pregnancy loss and infant death which includes miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, or the death of a newborn. The National Institute of Health estimates that of the 4 million births ...

Cooking with Kids is so much fun I wrote a book about it! #LittleChefs

little chefs project

Well, I wrote part of a book.  Contributed to a chapter.  But I did!  I'm proud to say I'm one of 40 amazing bloggers who came together for the very first crowd-sourced ebook designed to help get you cooking with kids, the Little Chefs Project!  is all about cooking with kids and includes tips, tricks, recipes, ...