You guys, I’ve been waiting for this for months. Remember when I visited Step2 HQ and shared about this awesome play kitchen? Well, it’s here and it’s even better than I had imagined. Which is saying a lot. But I’m saving all of the details for another post coming this week. For now, how about one for you?
Need a one stop shop for back to school? Ralph’s has groceries for school lunches and a great selection of school supplies. Thanks to Ralph’s for sponsoring this post. #LoveMyRalphs
When the school year rolls around, our family like most drop right back into our well rehearsed routines with a few wildcards thrown our way. School drop off is always my job unless I’m traveling. Pickup is usually Craig. Dinner prep goes to me. Soccer practice goes to him. Ready for a surprise? Guess who does a fair amount of the grocery shopping?
Our family is thrilled to join Step2 as ambassadors for 2016. Thanks to Step2 for sponsoring this post #Step2Kids
It is no secret that I think a water table is worth its cost many times over. If you don’t already own a water table or are looking for a great birthday or holiday gift for a toddler or preschooler here are 10 reasons why you need a water table. You don’t actually need many things for your kids, but I consider a water table a must have.
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When I look back at holidays and special occasions as a child I remember always being the kid who was in a fancy outfit finding a way to do everything you’re not supposed to do when you’re all dressed up. Hiding under furniture, hunting for frogs in the backyard of a relative’s house, barefoot in the dirt running around. You know…
Kayla is clearly my child. I send her to school each morning looking fairly put together and each afternoon I pick up a bedraggled looking child. On one hand, it makes my heart happy to know she’s having fun and not being the child who cares too much about getting scuff marks on her shoes to go run in the dirt. On the other, my goodness it’s rare that I get a chance to capture her looking fancy. So this holiday season I vowed to do just that before she grows up anymore. It’s happening so fast I could cry!
Looking for a gender neutral first birthday gift? Look no further. I have 50 great first birthday gifts that will work for a boy or a girl. Some of these are classic and some of them more modern remakes. Hardly any of them involve batteries, just good old fun! This post does contain some affiliate links. Thanks for supporting Hello Splendid.
Need a first birthday gift? Sometimes it can be hard to figure out what to give for the biggest of birthdays. Here are 50 first birthday gifts! Actually 50+ gender neutral first birthday gifts. They also make fantastic first holiday gifts. Eating, Playing and looking at very difficult to destroy books are what it’s all about at this age and so many of these first birthday gifts are great on their own or wonderful grouped together depending on your budget. We have owned many of these toys over the years and if you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably seen a bunch of them make an appearance in my feed. Ready? Here goes!
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Do you remember when “I Wish My Teacher Knew” went viral? Basically, a pretty awesome teacher in a school district of predominantly low income families asked her students to write down one thing they wished she knew about them. As you can imagine, many of the the responses were heartbreaking. One in particular has stuck with me many months later.
“I wish my teacher knew I don’t have pencils at home to do my homework.”
The thing that really struck a nerve about this child’s problem is that it’s one which is totally avoidable and easily fixed if only someone cares enough to help. It made me realize that this child is probably one of hundreds of thousands of children facing the same unbelievable issue of not having the most basic of tools to succeed. Pencils should not be an economic privilege.