The Best Easter Basket Ideas for 5-Year Old Boys

5-Year Old Boy Easter Basket Fillers

5 is such a fun year and these Easter basket ideas for 5-year old boys will make Easter morning even more enjoyable!  My son gets so excited for the holidays, so surprising him with an amazing Easter basket is one of my favorite parts of the day.  

I have so much planned this year, so I hope these Easter basket ideas are helpful for you too. There’s something for everyone (and every budget), so I’m sure you’ll find something perfect for your 5-year old boy.

Good luck with your shopping and happy Easter!

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The Most Adorable Valentine’s Day Gifts for Kids (that aren’t candy!)

The Best Matching Kid Valentine's Day Gifts

My kids are (luckily) super close, so I LOVE finding unique matching gifts for them, especially on Valentine’s Day!  Valentine’s Day gifts for kids are a lot of fun because there’s really not much obligation to buy anything for them, but that only makes them more excited.  You also don’t need to spend a lot of money (leave that for your spouse!), which OF COURSE is an added bonus.

So here are some creative and unique matching Valentine’s Day gifts for kids!  Have fun with it and it will hopefully turn into one of those holidays that you secretly can’t wait for.


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The Absolute Best Gifts for People with Anxiety

The Best Gifts for Anxiety Relief

If you’re on a hunt for the best gifts for people with anxiety, you’re not alone.  Maybe it’s a sign that the stigma is going away or maybe our lives are really becoming more stressful. But one thing is for sure – we all suffer from anxiety and nothing is better than a gift that will help us to feel better!

Obviously there are different levels of anxiety, so take that into account as you pick the right gift.  Sometimes all we need are some great self-care items that bring up our mood, and other times we need some heavy-duty help to manage anxiety that can often feel debilitating.

Either way, most of these gifts for anxiety won’t do any harm, so they’re worth a try!

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One of the Best Kept Secrets to Help Relieve Anxiety

Relieve Anxiety with a Weighted Blanket

It seems as though everyone in my life suffers from anxiety, whether it is periodic or consistent, mild or severe. I’ve certainly dealt with it myself and one thing is for sure – when you’re hit with it, you’ll do just about anything to relieve your anxiety.

At those times when I (and everyone else I know) has had to deal with anxiety, first on the list are all the various forms of self-care and relaxation – soothing baths, relaxing music, a good book.  Then comes exercise and yoga. Finally, cutting out caffeine and alcohol…or sometimes embracing them for short-term relief. And of course, various gimmicks that sometimes work for some people, like essential oils or cutting out dairy.

These methods are great sometimes, but often they’re just not enough.  So the last time my husband and I experienced a bout of rather serious anxiety, we really dug around to find something even more effective.

And we actually did.

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The Best Christmas Books for Toddlers

The Best Toddler Christmas Books

I absolutely love Christmas and I definitely love reading to my kids, so coming up with this list of the best Christmas books for toddlers was not only easy, it was so much fun!  This really is the best time of year and toddlers love every aspect of it, so introducing them to these books will feel amazing. I’m already excited for you!

Whether you’re looking for Advent calendar filler ideas or just a fun surprise for your toddler, these will be perfect because they’re all inexpensive and easy to fit into the budget.  I hope you end up loving them as much as we do!

Merry Christmas!

Related post: The Best Advent Calendar Filler Ideas for Toddlers

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6 Things You Can Do to Increase Your Blog’s Site Speed Right Now

How to Increase Site Speed on Your Blog

It took me a really, really long time to accept that site speed is one of the most important factors when it comes to increasing traffic to your blog. Google likes it, Pinterest likes it, users like it. Any longer than 3-4 seconds for your blog to load and (supposedly) your traffic starts dropping off by double digit percentage points.

That means that for a lot of us, increasing site speed could increase our traffic by double digit percentage points.

The pot gets even sweeter from there because most ads run smoother when your site loads faster, so if you’re on an ad network, you could also start seeing higher RPMs.

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The Best Christmas Books for Preschoolers

The Best Christmas Books for Preschool Children

I’m a huge, huge fan of Christmas so finding the best Christmas books for preschoolers has been a really fun task.  And while it might be easier said than done, the reality is that preschoolers love Christmas and they love books…so you really can’t go wrong with your decision!

The best part of these preschool Christmas books is that they’ll last for years because many of them are classics. So you’re building a Christmas bookcase that will be fun for quite some time!

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