SmitCo LLC has several different diaries with lock and keys and diary sets for girls in Emoji and Diva themes, as well as several different nail art sets to provide hours of fun. A huge hit is the brand new Mermaid themed scrapbook kit as well as 3 unique princess dress up sets.
It’s hard to be away from family during the holidays. Grandma and Grandpa are back in snowy New York, and we’re 3,000 miles away in Arizona desert. Deciding what to do for Grandma and Grandpa is tough. Of course, we will call them and enjoy FaceTime Christmas morning, but we really wanted to mail a special gift too – something they would not expect and would be surprised to receive. Something meaningful, personalized and useful. As soon as I learned about Grandbox, I knew it was the answer.
Magical. That is plain and simple how I would describe Portable North Pole.
When I told my 5 year old that I received an email from Santa for her – the look in her eye, the smile on her face… she got in front of that computer faster than I could blink.
Portable North Pole (PNP) is an online platform used by Santa and his elves to send personalized video messages and calls to the people you care about most anywhere around the world. In just a few simple steps, you can help Santa gather all the information he needs about your loved one and create a tailor-made video message or phone call that is positively magical. But that isn’t all Santa and his magical elves have in store! To create truly unforgettable memories, you can even download a HD version of your video to keep for years to come.
How is it possible that we are already back in school?! Some of my long-distance friends are not quite there yet – having about 2 weeks before they start. Either way, Back to School season is upon us all! When we went out to buy the school supplies we needed, we picked up a couple extras for this month’s wreath! This will look adorable on our front door for the next few weeks, and it would also make a great teacher’s gift!
I am still in disbelief that the kids are going back to school next week! Whether you are getting ready to send your kids off for the first time, or for the last time, here are some fun ideas to make back-to-school fun and memorable for your child(ren).
June had Father’s Day and Flag Day… July had Independence Day… September has Labor Day… WAIT! What about August? August somehow got skipped over in the holiday distribution, but that doesn’t mean that there is nothing fun to celebrate about the 8th month of the year!
Here is a list of daily fun holidays to celebrate this August:
July 23rd is National Hot Dog Day (and July is National Hot Dog month)! I was inspired by images floating around social media to made a cheese-stuffed, bacon-wrapped hot dog! It is GOOD! It is also easy!
May is Photo Month! So, in addition to these fun holidays to celebrate, make sure you take lots of pictures to capture the memories you make with your kids! Follow me on Instagram as I commit to posting one photo every day in the Month of May!
Check out this list of fun and unusual holidays, along with some suggestions on how to celebrate with your kids – and scroll all the way to the end for a FREE printable PDF calendar!
One of my favorite traditions with my children is celebrating their “zero” birthday in the hospital. The baby may be oblivious to the celebration – but older siblings have an incredible amount of fun with this welcome party! I got the inspiration for this from Pinterest and put my own spin on it.
While perusing Pinterest I saw an adorable pic of a newborn and a cupcake with a zero candle – and I wanted that photo! Weeks before baby was due, I went to the bakery and found the perfect cupcake, which I placed in the freezer. When I packed my hospital bag, I also had a checklist of the last minute things that would need to be grabbed, like phone chargers and my cupcake! Then I bought a zero birthday candle and used some puffy paint and glitter to dazzle it up a bit (tutorial is coming soon!). The candle went into my hospital bag. That was the end of the Pinterest idea… but not for me.Cupcakes and gifts make meeting the new baby extra special! #EveryMomDay Click To Tweet
I have also read about giving sibling gifts to the big brothers/sisters, and so I decided I would not just have a cute cupcake for a photo-op, I would have a BIRTHDAY PARTY! “The baby” brought her big sisters 3 gifts each: a movie, a game, and an activity book – all things that they could use and enjoy while visiting their new baby at the hospital, so they would not get bored! And we let each girl pick out two gifts to bring the baby, too. It took a little extra prepping, but not much! We kept the gifts in a black garbage bag in the car – so the kids would not see them, and Dad ran out to the car after baby was born and before visitors arrived, to set up for the “party!”
Celebrate Baby's Zero Birthday with older siblings! #EveryMomDay Click To Tweet
It made the day extra special for the kids. They got a new baby, and we celebrated with a party where everyone got to open presents and enjoy cake. The kids loved it, and I loved watching them enjoy it. It’s a tradition we enjoyed with baby number 4 as well – and now that we are done having children myself, I hope to share the idea with other mommy’s to be!
How did you celebrate a new baby with older siblings?