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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

2020 Holiday Gift Guide: ThinkPsych First Actions ABA Flash Cards

This season, help your little ones' language skills grow! The holidays are the perfect opportunity to gift fun activities that will boost children's language skills and provide engaging bonding time together. I'm always on the hunt for quality educational gifts and Think Psych First Actions ABA Flash Cards are a fantastic choice to enrich vocabulary and strengthen comprehension skills. While these flashcards were developed as a tool for children with language delays, I highly recommend them for toddlers and preschoolers. The durable double card stock construction creates a thickness that will endure over time and each action is depicted in three ways, using a male, a female, and an illustrated drawing.  Research shows that providing kids with at least three different instances of the same verb helps them to generalize the meaning of the word — another point in this set's favor!

Sunday, November 22, 2020

2020 Gift Guide: Arts and Crafts Klutz Kits for the Holidays! #Scholastic #giftsforkids

If you're looking for educational gifts that allow kids to explore and create, you'll definitely want to check out the Klutz and Klutz Jr. kits from Scholastic! We are longtime fans of Klutz products and have turned our friends and family on to them, too. Our top kit suggestions this season are the Klutz Jr. My First Rock & Gem Collection, Klutz DIY Rainbow Catcher, and Klutz Tiny Art Studio: Color & Create 10 Mini Masterpieces. All three of these kits allow for hands-on learning paired with arts and crafts fun. Check them out below to learn more!

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

2020 Holiday Gift Guide: Give the Gift of Comfort this Season with EZ Feet Slippers!

Every year I place a pair of new slippers under the tree for my husband to open on Christmas Eve. He may be one of the pickiest people I know when it comes to footwear, and this year one of his biggest requests was to find machine washable slippers with indoor/outdoor soles. I didn't think something like this existed until EZ Feet came to my rescue! I found high quality slippers for the both of us that are completely machine washable, slip-resistant and super comfortable. Not to mention stylish! Check them out below...

Sunday, November 15, 2020

2020 Holiday Gift Guide: Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game and Phonics Dominoes by Educational Insights

The holidays are a great time to introduce children to fun educational games that will improve their early language and literacy skills. Educational Insights has loads of fantastically engaging games and activity sets for just these skills! Two of our favorite picks for holiday gifts this year are Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game! and Blends and Digraphs Phonics Dominoes. We have a feeling they will be our childrens' most played games this season.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Create a Decadent Thanksgiving with eCreamery's 'Give Thanks Ultimate Collection'!

With as stressful as this year has been, we want to take care to create a Thanksgiving that will feel extra decadent and memorable for our familybeginning with the food! Dessert is my favorite part of any meal, and the eCreamery's Give Thanks Ultimate Collection with 8 unique flavors is a collection of ice cream is like no other. Whether you decide to elevate your traditional holiday pies with a scoop on top or serve this ice cream all on its own, guests will be left asking for seconds. Sometimes the simplest things can bring so much joy, and joy is certainly needed right about now! 

Friday, November 13, 2020

2020 Holiday Gift Guide: PlayMonster Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers!

If you’re searching for educational gifts for young children this holiday season, PlayMonster has three products that we highly recommend: My First Colorforms® Miss Weather Dress Up Set, Mirari Pop Pop Piano and Magnatab Free Play. These toys are perfect for toddlers and preschoolers to encourage developmental skills and promote fun bonding time together. Check them out below to learn more!

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Movie Premiere of "Meet Me at Christmas" on Saturday, November 14th at 10pm/9c! #MiraclesofChristmas

It's our favorite time of year again! The time of year when our family bakes Christmas cookies and curls up on the couch together, ready to watch the latest holiday movies. Living in Florida, it takes a little extra effort to bring on the winter vibes, so we begin our Christmas traditions in November and Hallmark's holiday movies help us to bring on the festive spirit! This year, we are really excited for Hallmark's 17 new original movies premiering throughout #MiraclesofChristmas — especially the premiere of Meet Me at Christmas, which airs on November 14th.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

2020 Holiday Gift Guide: DK Workbooks for Kids #educationalgiftsforkids


Every year, we include educational gifts as part of our gift giving for all of the children in our family. As the babies grow to school-age children, we love including fun school subject workbooks and DK is one of the best brands around. This year, we’ve chosen the Grades 1 and 2 Spelling workbooks as well as the Grade 1 Language Arts Math and Science workbook. They’re perfect for our kids. DK has a wide variety of high-quality workbooks to choose from, so it’s worth browsing the entire selection. They even offer introduction to coding workbooks! Our kids love receiving them each year and we're happy to see that they are so easily motivated to learn and practice new skills.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

2020 Holiday Gift Guide: KURU Footwear GRACE Sporty Ballet Flat for All-Day Comfort and Style! #footpainfree

This holiday season, give women the gift of all-day comfort! I love KURU Footwear and their GRACE Sporty Ballet Flat is my top pick for its exceptional comfort and style. The built-in arch support is like nothing I've found in other shoes. I can't tell you how many cushionless designer flats sit in my closet because I can't wear them for more than an hour without feeling the pain from my back to my heels. For those with Planter Fasciitis, heel pain, bone spurs, fallen arches, and other afflictions, it's exciting to find an option that reduces foot pain AND offers a stylish design. I love the breathable mesh, KURUCLOUD EVA Midsole, Non-marking rubber sole, and 6mm heel-to-toe drop for better pressure distribution from heel to forefoot. Whether you are splurging on a pair for yourself or sending a pair to a loved one, this functional and stylish shoe is a fantastic, thoughtful choice. It's worth taking the time to peruse their Men's and Women's boots, sneakers, and sandals, too!

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

2020 Holiday Gift Guide: Laumiere Cadeau De Noel Collection #foodiegifts


If you're looking for a high-end gourmet gift this season, Laumiere Cadeau De Noel collection is sure to impress. This decadent gift box of exceptionally crafted fruit and nut treats radiates holiday cheer. Foodies will appreciate the fine detail of each specially designed, bite-size treat and delicious combinations of flavorful fruits and nuts. Even the box fills us with holiday joy!