One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is opening up Christmas cards from family and friends…especially the photo ones!
So each and every year I am twisted apart trying to figure out what to do with them when the holiday season ends. Throwing them away seems awful, saving them seems pointless.
So I end up making a choice – some stay on the fridge permanently, some sadly head to the trash.
Until this year.
Finally, I came up with a way to not only save them, but actually give them a practical purpose!
Ready for it???
I have a preschooler who is obsessed with being an engineer. It started young with mega blocks. He would build a tower taller than himself when he could barely even walk. Then he moved onto trains. And I’m telling you, he was (and still is) obsessed with trains. He recently came up to me with a new train and said “Mommy, look at this. See how the piston moves the piston rod and then that moves the coupling rod and then that makes the wheels move? See? See? See how it works?”
So, needless to say, I’ve somehow reached a point where my 3-year old knows more about engineering than I do.
I am bound and determined to make sure I give this little guy all the opportunities I can find to help him succeed as an engineer, but for now, that’s just going to come from his toys!
So if you’ve got a little engineer on your hands too, give these gifts a try. You will be blown away by how well they do!
Looking for stocking stuffer ideas for a 1-year old girl in your life? You’ve come to the right place. 😉
Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year, so shopping for stocking stuffers is something I look forward to every single year…and I start early! And this year is extra special because I have a new little almost-1-year-old girl to shop for!
Years of shopping for her brother has made the task of coming up with the perfect stocking stuffers a little easier, but there are still some things that are perfect just for little girls!
Hopefully this list will make your shopping a little easier this year:
Related post: The Best Gift Ideas for 1-Year Old Girls
I’m not going to lie, I absolutely love shopping for my kids for Christmas and there’s something special about stocking stuffers! These were always the first things my sisters and I opened as kids and I hope that my kids look forward to it like I did.
So if you’re on the hunt for stocking stuffers for 2-year old boys, this list is for you! These were the biggest hits for my son when he was 2…and many still make regular appearances years later!
Good luck with your shopping and happy holidays!
Related post: 12 Best Gifts for 2-Year Old Boys
I’ve got some definite tech lovers in my family, so this list comes from my own experience! Some are past successes that I wish I could just give again, others will be making their appearance at the next holiday season.
Thankfully, my husband and Dad have both agreed not to read this post (it will be really hard for them, I’m sure), so I can be totally honest with you. 🙂 They also both weighed in on these ideas, so I can tell you exactly what they were thinking.
Here we go! The best gifts for the tech loving man in your life:
For some reason, putting Easter baskets together for my kids is one of my favorite times of the year. There’s way less pressure than Christmas and spring is just about to come! This year we’ve got a 3-year old and a newborn, so it should be extra fun. While I’m sure my 3-year old would have been satisfied with a basket full of trains, I am bound and determined to make it well-rounded and still tons of fun (if you also have a train obsessed boy, you may just want to check out this post → What to Get for Your Thomas the Train-Obsessed Little Boy). So if you’re looking for Easter basket ideas for 3-year old boys, check some of these out!
With kids, every holiday is more exciting. But the first holiday? There’s few things better than that! Easter is definitely no exception. You’ve got the weather, the family time, and of course…the Easter Bunny! And somehow the planning and preparation is way less stressful than Christmas, so you can focus more on enjoying things. So if you’re still in need of Easter basket ideas for a newborn girl, hopefully this list will be helpful. Enjoy your baby girl’s first Easter!