Category: Parenting

10 Ways to Add a Little Hygge to Your Easter

From the second I came across the concept of hygge, I was hooked. And since it goes hand-in-hand with holidays, you better believe I’m going to have a hygge Easter this year!

Easter is hands down one of my favorite holidays and it’s perfect for adding hygge.  So many critical hygge concepts (family, outdoors, food) are already present in Easter, so hygge-fying it is not only easy, it’s also fun.

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The Best Easter Basket Ideas for 4-Year Old Boys

It’s that time of year again! Time to play the Easter bunny. And with these Easter basket ideas for 4-year old boys, I’m hoping the job will be simple for you this year!

4 is such a magical age, so this is a particularly fun year.  Not only are they really starting to get into the holidays, but they also get so excited for any little goodies you get for them. And with all that they’re learning, there are tons of great options to fill their Easter baskets with.

So if you’re in need of Easter basket ideas for 4-year old boys, look no further!  

Here’s what you should focus on:

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The Best Easter Books for 4-Year Old Boys

The Best Easter Books for 4-Year Old Boys (great for Easter basket stuffers!)

I am a HUGE fan of playing the Easter bunny each year and there is no way my son is going without some great Easter books for 4-year old boys in his basket!  Ironically, it took me a while to find a good selection of Easter books for preschool boys, so I couldn’t help but share what I found.  Hopefully this will make life easier for you as you fill your own 4-year old boy’s Easter basket!

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The Best Easter Basket Ideas for 1-Year Old Girls

Easter Basket Ideas for 1-Year Old Girls

After having kids, something happened that made me absolutely love being the Easter bunny.  It’s like Santa Clause, only with not nearly as much stress, not nearly as much stuff, and instead of a pending winter once it’s over, SUMMER is right around the corner.

So needless to say, I take my Easter bunny duties seriously and strive to put the perfect basket together!  Last year, my daughter was a tiny newborn, so while this isn’t her first basket, it will be her first FUN one (at least, from her perspective).

So if you’re in need of Easter basket ideas for a 1-year old girl, look no further!  I’ve got you covered.  Here are some great ideas:

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10 Things You Should Be Doing to Live a Hygge Life

10 Ways to Add Hygge to Your Life

Hygge – the Danish not-so-easy-to-define word for happiness, coziness, nostalgia, and contentment – is a big part of why Denmark is consistently ranked as one of the happiest places in the world.  We, as Americans, on the other hand,  seem to be on a constant pursuit of happiness, yet don’t rank anywhere close to the Danes.  What gives?

Maybe – just maybe – instead of pursuing the classic American dream, minimalism, capitalism, or whatever new fad is trending, we should instead pursue the tried-and-true notion of hygge.  We know it works, so why not?  We’ve got nothing to lose.

Luckily, incorporating aspects of hygge into your life is easy because you get instant gratification.  That’s because one of the most important principles of hygge is living in the moment.  So all of these things will make you feel good right now.

Ready to embrace hygge and live like the Danish do??  Here are 10 things you can do to add hygge to your life:

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How to Make a DIY Train Ornament with Your Kids

Easy Train Ornaments to Make with Your Kids

Last year was the first time that my son was really, really into Christmas.  He was so excited for Santa, Christmas music, snow, setting up our Christmas tree, and of course all of the gifts associated with the holiday.  And if you know us at all, then you probably know that also means incorporating trains into EVERYTHING.  The polar express, train cookies, trains as gifts, and the most fun of all – DIY train ornaments!

I will admit, I initially went searching to find an easy train ornament tutorial somewhere, but to my surprise I found nothing.  So I had to come up with this on my own and luckily it turned out great!  It was simple, my son was able to take part in every single step, and we were able to make enough for the whole family to receive at least one.

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The Eczema Cream that Finally Got Rid of Our Eczema

How to Treat Your Eczema

Ok, guys, weird topic coming to you: eczema treatment! But I’m doing this because I know I’m not the only one out there that’s putting obscene amounts of lotion on their hands in this cold, dry weather.

And if you’ve ever had eczema before (and if you have, then I’m willing to bet your lovely kids inherited the miserableness!), then you’re probably dreading what’s inevitably ahead of you this season: a horrid case of eczema…that just doesn’t. go. away.

I’ve had it, my son had it, and with my daughter’s first winter has come her first case of eczema.

Which brings me to this post…because last year, I FINALLY found a cure for our eczema. I’m not kidding. And this year, I’ve already had a chance to test it out once again…and AGAIN, IT WORKED.  

I started using our secret weapon on my daughter a week ago and…voila! Her stint as an eczema sufferer is looking to be the shortest this family has ever experienced. And my son’s (and my) eczema still hasn’t come back.

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