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Sunday, June 26, 2022

Back to School Guide: Check Off Classroom Supply Lists from the Comfort of Home! #Bazic Products #schoolsupplies

Back-to-School shopping has begun! While we appreciate the amazing summer sales, we don't look forward to the crowded aisles and long lines that come with collecting everything on the classroom supply list. This year, Bazic Products is saving us some of the time, stress and hassle with their online school supply offerings delivered right to our door.  It's the easiest way to check off your child's classroom supply list, and incredibly affordable, too. Plus, free shipping on all orders $49 and over! Considering most classroom lists easily top $100, this is a no-brainer.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Personalize Your Baby's Nursery with Kraftmatics Design No-Stress Decals! #DIY

Designing our baby's nursery has been such a special time for our family, but I will be the first to admit I don't have the creative touch. When it comes to home decorating, I hunt for manageable, beginner level DIY projects with an upscale look and Kraftmatics Design had exactly that. We chose an adorable large decal that matched our jungle theme and even allowed us to customize it with our son's name. The entire process took no longer than twenty minutes and it makes the whole room feel cozy and inviting. We have received so many compliments on it and few of our friends even thought we had it professionally done! At such an affordable price and incredibly easy application, we highly recommend Kraftmatics Design.

GIVEAWAY! Tune into "Live+Local" on Pure Flix! #LiveNLocalMIN #PureFlix #PureFlixVIPAmbassador #MomentumInfluencerNetwork

Those of you who follow us often know that I've been sharing about one of the best streaming services out there right now—Pure Flix! As an ambassador for this Christian streaming service, I can tell you that it's the number one place to find quality Christian television shows and movies that you'll enjoy watching with your whole family. You'll find both adult series' to children's programming. Pure Flix offers something for everyone, with themes of courage, forgiveness and faith. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Friday, June 3, 2022

Gear Up for Fun in the Sun with Green Sprouts! #sunprotection #kidsswimwear #naturalbabyproducts

School is ending and summer plans are in full swing! As you get ready to take the kids out for long days in the sun, the proper protection is crucial. Whether we're hanging out at the pool or making a day of it at the beach, rashguards are a must for everyone in our family. I turned to Green Sprouts this season for high quality swimsuits for our little ones. If you aren't familiar, I highly recommend their kids' collection for the UPF 50+ protection, quick dry material, seams that are designed for extra comfort and, most especially, how easy they are to get on and off throughout the day. They have a wide selection of pieces to order as a set or mix and match with the full collection of i play® by green sprouts® swim and sun wear. I chose the Navy Aqua Color Block Pocket Trunks with Built-in Reusable Absorbent Swim Diaper and Long Sleeve Zip Rashguard Shirt and am really impressed!

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Eight Tips for Buying the Right Shoes for Your Little One #pediped

With summer approaching, it's important to outfit your child in the proper footwear for all of the adventures their sure to find! Many moms dread shoe shopping for their little ones and let's face it, it's not always easy. If you fall into this camp, we're hoping we can help make it feel like less of a chore and more of a special time between you and your toddler. Check out our tips below and one of our top brand recommendations that promotes healthy foot development in kids, pediped Footwear.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

How to Introduce Cultural Diversity and Embrace Inclusivity in the Early Years #MinilandEducational #multiculturaltoys

Instilling inclusivity in your children is best started from birth. The books we read, toys we choose, shows we watch and songs we sing can all have a deep, subconscious effect on the ideals our kids develop and cultivate as they grow. Often times, families instinctively select toys, books and shows that reflect the physical traits and culture found within the walls of their own home. While there's certainly nothing wrong with that, expanding your collection to include a wide variety of races and ethnicities is an easy way to teach children about differences and begin laying the foundation for acceptance and inclusivity. As we provide toy recommendations throughout the month, we're starting with one of our top picks, the Miniland Family Diversity Block set. Check it out below!

Transform Your Bedroom into Luxury with the Snug Comforter #SundayCitizen

Prepare to fall into one of the best sleeps you've ever had! I'll be the first to tell you that quality bedding is a high priority in our house and it doesn't get any better than Sunday Citizen's Snug Comforter. Between the elegant look, reversible design, eco-friendly material and ease of washing, it's become a fast favorite. 

Giveaway: Tune In to "Going Home" on Pure Flix! #GoingHomeMIN #PureFlix #PureFlixVIPAmbassador #MomentumInfluencerNetwork

I'm excited to share about one of the best streaming services out there right now, Pure Flix! As an ambassador for this Christian streaming service, I can tell you that it's the number one place to find quality Christian television shows and movies that you'll enjoy watching with your whole family. From adult series to children's programming like the beloved Veggie Tales, Pure Flix truly something for everyone and you won't have to worry about the content of programs. I really like that their shows include themes of courage, forgiveness and faith. 

I've been lucky enough to preview Episode 2 of a show called "Going Home" and I'm already all in on it!  The show is by AFFIRM Originals and it's available on Pure Flix starting on June 2, 2022. It's a special gift in honor of National Nurses Day. For those of you who were big fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, you'll be excited to know that this series features Charisma Carpenter and a feature role from Tom Skerritt! Episode 2 airs June 9th, check out the trailer below...

Thursday, May 12, 2022

STEM Toys: Targeting Speech, Language, and Occupational Therapy Goals using Blu Track

In our therapy clinic, we're always looking for ways to incorporate STEM activities into our sessions. Not only are they incredibly motivating for kids, they often help close the gaps in skills we are targeting by tying them into academic concepts. Even our youngest kids benefit greatly from age-appropriate STEM activities! This week, we're excited to share about one of our latest and incredibly versatile finds, Blu Track! Blu Track is a premium, patented, flexible, two-lane race track that brings hours of fun and creativity while exploring cause and effect and problem-solving opportunities. Even better, it's made right here in the USA.