A Summer Camp Necessity

Label Daddy is the number one solution for labeling your belongings! Their exclusive laminated coating gives labels an extra layer of protection and is a must for camp! Remember to label all clothing, sports equipment, electronics, and other personal belongings your kids bring to school, camp, sports leagues, day care, vacation, and other places…

30+ Girly Gifts: Fit for a Princess

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.

5 Reasons This Is The Coolest Nightlight Ever

Even if the kids don’t need a night light to sleep – this is one of those things that you just have to get anyhow because it is so creative and fun! I was so excited to have the opportunity to review a 3DLIGHTFX 3D Deco Light and share my honest opinion with you all – because honestly, I knew my kids would love this! I created this list of the 5 (err, 6) things that make it the coolest light for a kid’s room, den, play area, etc!

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Room Decor/Night Lights your kids will love!

Whether you are looking for a last minute (or belated) holiday gift, searching for awesome things to use your gift cards on, or planning for upcoming birthday party gifts – this is a can’t pass product. Bringing your child’s favorite characters into their rooms without cluttering the toybox! I know my little ones like having a night light – and these are as cool as they come!

A Gift as Grand as They Are

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.

Portable North Pole is fun for kids of all ages! - EveryMomDay

Free Personalized Messages from Santa

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.

14 Super Fun Back to School Traditions

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).

A fun celebration and tradition for welcoming a new baby with older siblings! EveryMomDay.com

Baby’s “Zero” Birthday

A fun celebration and tradition for welcoming a new baby with older siblings! EveryMomDay.com

 

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.

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A fun celebration and tradition for welcoming a new baby with older siblings! EveryMomDay.com

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!”

A fun celebration and tradition for welcoming a new baby with older siblings! EveryMomDay.com
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!

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A fun celebration and tradition for welcoming a new baby with older siblings! EveryMomDay.com

How did you celebrate a new baby with older siblings?

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Be Bold. Be Different. Be Lulu.

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I have started a new habit.  I wake up 15 minutes before the rest of the house so that I can brew a cup of coffee and start my day with some “me” time.  99% of my day is spent taking care of others (my kids, clients, husband, etc.) and I have learned that before I can take care of anyone else, I need to take care of myself. Sometimes I enjoy just sitting outside and reflecting, and other times I completing a relaxing task like coloring in my adult coloring books.  Either way, I always have my cup of coffee.

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Earlier this year I was introduced to Lulu + Stir, a coffee company that focuses on empowering women and supporting small family-owned farms.  As a “momtrepreneur” I have a soft spot for any business that supports local, small, and/or family-owned businesses AND empowering women.

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Lulu + Stir’s 6 signature brews are Be Bold, Be Calm, Be True, Be Brilliant, Be Different, and Be Chill.  All the brews are hand-roasted and shipped within 2 days of roasting to ensure you are getting the most fresh coffee available.  The packaging includes fun motivational quotes and you can sign up for a “Weekly Stir” newsletter sent on Sunday mornings with an “Ask Lulu” article and other empowering content.  You can place a onetime order, or set up a subscription so that you never run out of coffee.

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If you are not sure which brew you’d like to try most, Lulu + Stir offers a sampler pack so you can try one pot of each of the 5 hot brews!

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For a limited time only you can purchase the inaugural Coffee Lover’s Box!  A box chock full of coffee and coffee inspired goodies, the perfect gift for the coffee lover or treat for yourself. With a full-sized bag of Lulu + Stir’s signature Be True coffee blend, an eco-friendly travel mug, a beautiful bracelet, an advance copy of a great summer read (that’s not available to anyone but you until summer) and a host of yummy treats and goodies, it’s close to $200 worth of coffee-inspired goodness for $49.95. And shipping is free.

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It may seem silly to some, but I feel like starting my day with 15 minutes of me time and a cup of my favorite Lulu + Stir coffee really sets me up for success.  It makes me feel like I am ready to own the day – regardless of what life has in store for me.

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Adult Coloring Books & A Freebie!

FREE printable Adult Coloring Book Pages!

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It is not new news that Adult Coloring Books are all the rage and you will find hundreds with an Amazon search.  Mandalas seem to be the most traditional option to me, and there are plenty of themed adult coloring books as well – from inspirational quotes to swearing and from nature scenes to whimsical dreamscapes.  Of course I only shop with Amazon Prime, because I am impatient, so I collected a list of some of my favorite prime-eligible and affordable adult coloring book options below (prices may vary):

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This past Christmas, my go-to Secret Santa gift was this coloring book daily calendar.  I also absolutely adore this coloring book weekly planner – I can envision myself coloring each week’s picture in as I wait on hold for the doctors office, or while drinking my morning coffee.  I have to assume it’d take me a week to get through each picture!  They also make adult coloring books themed around characters like Harry Potter, Disney Princesses, and lots more!

Because I love my adult coloring book – and I want to do something fun and nice for you – I have designed a mini coloring book just for you, my blog followers!  It is 4 pages and themed around my blog of course, EveryMomDay: Coffee, Crayons & Chardonnay!  

How do you get it?  Subscribe to the EveryMomDay mailing list and we will send you a link to the downloadable file!  Easy peasy!  Now, I hate spam as much as you do – so I will never give your email address to anyone else and I will only use it to send you blog-related updates, no more than once per week.

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Keep an eye on your email – your download will be there faster than Amazon Prime!

Happy Coloring!