For my baby shower, my sister had a brilliant idea idea to ask each guest to bring what they thought was one of the best toddler books instead of a card. So with each gift, I received a children’s book with a note in it for the baby, and I now have an awesome collection of books for my son that will last him years.
I’ve sorted them out by age so some are still a little old for him, but at just under 1 year old, he has clear favorites. In fact, some he loves so much that he’d prefer it over a toy. We joke that his lovey will end up being a book instead of a stuffed animal.
So if you’re looking for some great beginner books for babies or toddlers (or an awesome baby shower gift!), these are the winners in my house: (more…)
If you love Christmas like I do, then get ready for these amazing alternative Advent calendars because they are one of the best ways to extend the season, get your family into the Christmas spirit, and ultimately just add more Christmas to your life.
Gone are the days of opening up a single piece of funky-tasting chocolate. Now you get a Thomas mini train, a scented candle….or a shot of whiskey.
And, of course, those don’t include the most popular new option: DIY advent calendars (THIS is what we do…more on that soon).
So get ready, because Christmas is about to get a whole juicier.
Here are your best options for alternative Advent calendars this season:
Christmas is almost here! Time for holiday cheer, family get togethers, and lots and lots of shopping! To make your life a little easier, I’ve compiled a list of the best stocking stuffers for 2-year old girls…because who doesn’t love filling those stockings up with goodies?
I can’t get enough of Christmas, so I actually really enjoy all of the shopping involved. I’ve tried to put a lot of thought into this list so that you can’t go wrong!
My daughter is just on the cusp of 2, so she has personally tested each of these items and decided that they are, in fact, the best of the best when it comes to amazing stocking stuffers for 2-year olds.
Last year, we started using a DIY Advent Calendar that my mom made for us and it was the cutest thing ever! It required that we find our own Advent Calendar fillers, which is a challenge, but also one of the best aspects of doing one of these Christmas activities.
Advent Calendar fillers for 5-year old boys are so much fun to shop for and if you think outside of the box (or calendar), there are so many fun ideas you can incorporate!
No matter what you choose, Advent calendars are one of the best ways to really experience Christmas the whole month of December and nothing is more exciting than doing that with 5-year old boys!
So if you can get all of your Advent calendar fillers ahead of time, you’ll be the happiest family on the block and you’ll get to see that Christmas excitement every single morning.
I’ve been at it for weeks, but I’ve finally found the best Advent calendar fillers for toddlers and I am so excited to get the Christmas season started!
Nothing is better than celebrating Christmas with a toddler and an Advent calendar only makes the season more exciting.
There are so many fun options out there for DIY Advent calendars, so coming up with your own fillers is becoming more and more popular. Not only are there tons of cute little gifts you can use, but there are also lots of fun activities that are free, easy, and will help get everyone in the Christmas spirit!
Time to get your Christmas shopping started! Here are the best Advent calendar fillers for toddlers:
It’s great to get a gift on Christmas or a birthday, but what about the gifts that last all year long?? Believe it or not, there’s a lot of options…all in the form of the best subscription clubs for kids!
These amazing subscription clubs send your child a gift every single month…and some are the gift of an actual activity, as opposed to something that just adds to the clutter.
So if you’re looking for a unique gift for kids that will set you out from the pack (or reduce the amount of clutter!), consider these amazing subscription clubs.
There’s a really easy way to know if blogging is for you – you start a blog. You go through the ups and downs, you survive some spells of burnout, but you power through. And before long, little thoughts creep into your head that you could (and maybe should) start a second blog.
That’s when you know it’s for you. When you want even more of the craziness, the ups and downs, and the unbelievable fulfillment.
And you should start a second blog. When done the right way, a second blog will make your first even better and will achieve profitability (or whatever metric of success you are using) in a fraction of the time your first did.