The Best Stocking Stuffers for 5-Year Old Boys

5-Year Old Boy Stocking Stuffer Ideas

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:

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The Best Advent Calendar Fillers for 2-Year Old Girls

Advent Calendar Filler Ideas for 2-Year Old Girls

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!)

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The Absolute Best Toddler Books for Your Little One

The Best Toddler Books

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…)

Amazing Alternative Advent Calendars that You Didn’t Know Existed

The Best Advent Calendars for Kids and Adults

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:

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The Best Advent Calendar Fillers for 5-Year Old Boys

The Best Advent Calendar Filler Ideas for Preschool Boys

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.

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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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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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