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.
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!
One of my favorite parts of Christmas shopping is when it comes time to fill the stockings and these are definitely the best stocking stuffers for 5-year old boys that I could find! This is a really fun age because they’re so excited about the holidays and are also into so many fun things!
Whether your little boy is into building, superheroes, arts and crafts, or dress-up, there are tons of stocking stuffer ideas that make them (and you) really excited.
Here are some of the best stocking stuffers for 5-year old boys:
Looking for Advent calendar fillers for 2-year old girls? I’ve totally got you covered!
This is one of my favorite things to shop for because it’s pretty much how you launch your Christmas season. And Christmas for a 2-year old is such a special time because they really start to enjoy things…so it almost feels like their first Christmas!
All of these Advent calendar filler ideas are easy to get, so hopefully this list will make your job easy AND fun.
Good luck with your shopping and Merry Christmas!
(And if you haven’t purchased a DIY Advent Calendar yet, your first stop should be Etsy’s Advent calendar section. They have so many fun ideas and you can use them year after year!)
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:
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.