Here's some Mom Favorites:
For the 3 month old and beyond (maybe even through teen years!), moms love the Arm and Hammer odorless refill bags for their diaper pail. Your nose will love this investment especially when solid foods are introduced!
For the 6 month old, Allyson loves the Exersaucer by Evenflow. It strengthens Titus' fine and gross motor skills as it entertains him and gives her time to fold the laundry or grade papers for school.
For the 9 month old, Lauren loves the Portable Diner Placemat by Summer. It keeps the eating surface at restaurants sanitary and the small trough catches dropped finger foods so the waitress will welcome them back the next time!
Also for the 9 month old, Harper loves her Sit and Stand Learning Walker by V-Tec. It's very sturdy and supports a wobbly toddler as she learns to take steps independently. She also loves the activities for counting, shape recognition, and learning her animal sounds that are located on the front panel.
So moms and dads, consider this your sweet baby's first Christmas Wish List! Have a great and memorable Holiday and take lots of pictures!
Want to squelch the sugar at Halloween? As moms, we try to focus our children on healthy lifestyles. Then the school or neighborhood parties come around and they are bombarded with sugar and processed foods. I remember throwing my hands up, feeling totally defeated, and saying "I give up!". Now, I realize that doesn't have to be the case. The internet (which wasn't a household resource when my children were small) has given us a way out. Look at all these creative ideas for Halloween treats! If you are a class mom in charge of the holiday party this year, why not go healthy! The other mommas would LOVE you for it!
1. Fruit Tray - Bananas (cut in half longways) with raisins ghosts, "Cuties" with celery stem pumpkins, red apples with mini marshmallow teeth, grapes (halved) with Greek yogurt and raisin bits for eyeballs. the dip is 1 large container (unsweetened) Greek yogurt mixed with 1/4 cup Nutella. Put plain white Greek yogurt in a piping bag to form the spider web. The spider is made with black olives. How cute is that!
2. Deviled Egg Spiders - Spiders are just cut black olives! That's all! How simple!
3. Banana Ghosts and Pumpkins - This is another way to make healthy pumpkins and ghosts.
4. Veggie skeleton - This is so cute and if this won't encourage your child to eat veggies, nothing will! Head is ranch dressing veggie dip in a small bowl. The body is a combination of celery, red peppers, cucumbers, mushrooms and cauliflower.Use lettuce and broccoli for hair and hat.
Have a ghoulishly good time with the children this Halloween!
Check out these great ideas for a golf birthday party! Ashleigh gave Cooper and his friends "watering hole" water bottles, "putting green" juice boxes, "hole-in-one" donuts, a golf visor craft, party favors with a golf ball and golf pencil, and then took them outside for putting practice with the child-sized clubs. I hope you can get some ideas from this precious party and inspire your little golfer!
Many thanks to Ashleigh for her continued sharing with Parkingspacefaith! If you have a cute party idea we'd love to hear from you, too!
“I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him.”
1 Samuel 1:27
This was one of the cutest parties for a 1 year old I’ve ever seen. A lot of the ideas were collected off of Pinterest and put into one smashing party! Connor’s mom, Ashleigh, made a red wagon happy birthday banner, a highchair sign with red wagons, a wagon wheel smash cake, wagon decorated monthly clothespin picture hangers, red wagon cupcakes with “1” on them, red wagon balloons, eatable wagon wheels in red wagon containers, and the highlight of the day ... a RED WAGON PARADE! How cute! As we all know the internet has lots of cute ideas but I hope you enjoy seeing how she put these together! I know I did! So have a Happy Birthday for your little one and be sure to take lots of pictures. We would love for you to share them with us!
Fun Alternative to Birthday Cake
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these”. – Matthew 19:14
This is such a cute, fun idea borrowed from two highly creative friends. Instead of a traditional birthday cake let the birthday child and partygoers decorate their own cupcake!
• Unfrosted cupcake for every child (and adult, of course!)
• Piping bags filled with as many colors of icing as you want (each bag with a different tip design)
• Aprons (optional)
Give each child a cupcake, put the icing bags in the middle of the table and just let the kids go wild with their imagination! Yes, they will probably be squirting icing directly into their mouths but that’s nothing a toothbrush and good active game of chase can’t cure! Have fun!
Thanks Mandy and Sarah for the great ideas! You ladies are awesome!
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