The Best Advent Calendar Fillers for Toddlers

Toddler Advent Calendar Filler Ideas

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:

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The Best Subscription Clubs for Kids

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.

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How to Successfully Start a Second Blog

Should You Start Another Blog?

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.

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The Best SEO Course for Mom Bloggers

How to Get Better SEO on Your Parenting Blog

There’s no question that the right course can be a game changer for whatever topic you’re looking for. For blogging, they can be even more powerful because little changes can have exponential impact. And that is exactly what happened for me when I finally discovered Kelly’s SEO course and I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt that it’s the best SEO course for mom bloggers (and really anyone) that you can find (and ironically, it’s not nearly as expensive as many of the courses being marketed these days).

But first, let me just emphasize how important SEO is for bloggers, website builders, and small businesses. Pinterest may be quick and simple and word of mouth may be potent, but SEO can skyrocket your success. And better yet, it’s stable, so the growth will stick. 

Not only will it help you to show up on Google, it will also help you with social media platforms like Pinterest and Facebook. And best of all, it will increase the quality of your website because, really, that’s what Google is all about – providing the best content for whatever your question or need is.

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7 Must-See Minimalism Documentaries that Will Completely Change Your Life

These documentaries about minimalism will completely change your life!

I’m a total documentary junkie, so there really aren’t any that are off limits.  But my absolute favorites are the ones that inspire big lifestyle changes like these minimalism documentaries do.  And even if you aren’t looking for major lifestyle changes, my bet is that you’ll find these movies about simple living totally inspiring. 

Somehow, they all manage to shed light on areas of our life that you never really thought of. They will completely change your perspective on the world, and especially your immediate environment.  Which makes these documentaries about minimalism great sources of motivation if you need that extra push to change your life (or even just clean it up a little).

So this is for the aspiring minimalist out there! If you’re looking to downsize your life, or more importantly find more with less, these minimalism documentaries are for you!  

You can find most of these minimalist documentaries on Netflix, and if not there, then definitely on Amazon Prime or HBO.  They’re all easy to come by.

So are you ready to purge your house, focus on happiness, and live more simply? Start with one of these simple living documentaries:

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The Best Gifts for 4-Year Old Boys

These gift ideas for 4-year old boys are sure to make them excited!

Finding the best gifts for 4-year old boys is no simple task. But when you do find something they love, you will feel like the coolest. person. ever. Because these guys have the energy of 100 adults and the enthusiasm of 1,000.  

So hit it out of the ballpark and get them the perfect gift!  All of these gift ideas have made my 4-year old son go crazy and he LOVES them.

And more importantly – they keep him busy!  So it’s kinda like a gift for all of us. 😉

So if you’re on the hunt for a gift for a 4-year old boy, here’s where to start:

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Easy-Peasy Kid Craft: DIY Hungry Caterpillar Clothespin Magnets

Easy Kid Craft and Gift Idea - DIY Hungry Caterpillar Magnets

My 4-year old has been hooked on crafts lately, so I’ve been on the hunt for fun DIY projects that are easy enough for him and also serve a practical purpose…because I can only hang up so much construction paper!  So when I came up with the idea to create Hungry Caterpillar Magnets (inspired by the all-too-famous Very Hungry Caterpillar book!), I was really excited. And rightfully so, because it was a huge hit!

This Hungry Caterpillar craft project was so easy that he could basically do the entire thing himself…and would have been able to do it completely alone had I not wanted to make sure the magnets were super secure with hot glue instead of Elmer’s (if you’ve got a little one running around, you should probably do the same!).

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