Funny glasses and little kids go together like ice cream and sprinkles. Yep. So when I spotted these silly heart valentine glasses in the Valentine’s Day section at Target in my cart they went. Add my valentine glasses printable and you’ve got a great non-food valentine class valentine for school.
Kayla today you are eight. Your dad and I keep saying that over and over again in disbelief. HOW is she EIGHT? We look at your little brother and think it wasn’t that long ago that you were his size. Walking around in oversized sunglasses like you owned the joint.
Neither of us can understand why eight feels like such a big deal compared to seven but it does. This morning you told me you want me to pick you up from school at “2:10 sharp” so you can climb the monkey bars. So grown up and yet, still a little kid deep down in there. [Read more…]
Over winter break our friends at Nintendo sent a surprise package with Mario Party Star Rush in it and I put it aside to save for Kayla’s quickly approaching 8th birthday. It always sneaks up on me. By the time I pack up the holiday decorations BAM, I’m supposed to be hosting a birthday party. So in thinking of something easy and fun I could do to highlight Kayla’s current Mario love affair I made this simple Super Mario Bros printable star confetti.
Give your daughter confidence by teaching her to love her hair from an early age. I’ve partnered with Dove to encourage you and your daughter to #LoveYourHair
Hair is a funny thing. It can make or break an outfit, it can be an expression of who you are and it has the magical power to change the way you feel.
Earlier this year, Dove Hair found that 8 in 10 women feel pressure to wear their hair a certain way. As women, how we feel about ourselves and our bodies isn’t an opinion formed overnight or at the age of 13, 18, or 25. It starts far younger than that. It starts when we’re barely school age and it almost always starts at home. [Read more…]
Thanks to Ralph’s for helping us give back by providing gift cards for us to donate to a family in need this holiday season #LoveMyRalphs
For many, giving back during the holiday season can feel overwhelming or confusing. Where to give? How to give? What to give? Is it enough? These are all questions I’ve asked myself many times. If you don’t have a regular charity that you give to it’s hard to decide with the flurry of requests.
The best answer is give in a way that makes you feel good. Whatever that may be. For about as many years as I can remember, our family has embraced a family here in San Diego for the holiday season. It’s not something I usually talk about publicly, it’s just a small thing we do that quite frankly brings me great joy while helping a family in need and giving my own children a reminder that their normal is not everyone’s normal. [Read more…]
Want to teach your toddler to give back? Here is how we are doing it this holiday season. I HAVE TEAMED UP WITH ORAJEL AS A #SMILEHOOD AMBASSADOR FOR 2016. THANKS TO ORAJEL FOR SPONSORING THIS POST.
Sharing is skill that is a never ending work in progress for Blake. Slowly but surely the “NO, MINE” is transforming into “take turn.” So this holiday season Blake joined us for the first time in sharing with others. His role was small but important to him.
As I mentioned in a previous post, one of my favorite family traditions is embracing a family in need during the holidays and letting them know even though it’s anonymous that they are cared for, their children are important and that someone out there believes in them.
While most of the gifts are for the kids and their delight, I like to think we do it for the parents. Mother to mother, father to father, an unspoken message that we are all in this together. [Read more…]