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12 Heartwarming Picture Books for Kids and Parents

2 May

 

Von SzabaLet’s be honest, parents. We’re the ones reading the picture books. Shouldn’t we be enjoying them, too?

My heart does a little flitter-flutter when my kid grab the following books off the shelf. All of them would make great gifts for new parents, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and kids’ birthdays, too.

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Souvenirs

27 Jun

Souvenir ShoppingNow that vacation season is in full swing, what kind of souvenirs do you buy on a trip? Do you wander the trinket shops, aimlessly looking for something that strikes your fancy (grumbling husband in tow)?

What if souvenirs could be part of the adventure of your vacation, like a quest for a specific piece of treasure?

Wouldn’t that make the object that much more special when you see it in your home? Because that’s the point of souvenirs, right? To see them in your home and bring you back a memory of a certain time and place. Do you really want that memory to be your agitated husband in a chintzy trinket shop?

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Top 3: New Toys for Girls

11 Apr
Ummm ... seriously?

Ummm … seriously?

As a progressive, free-thinking mom with a daughter, I’m always looking for girls’ toys beyond the traditional options, like Barbie and Disney princesses.

Not that there’s anything wrong with those (with some exceptions), but why limit burgeoning imaginations to such a small field of options? Research shows we shouldn’t. Same holds true for boys.

That’s why I’m thrilled to have discovered these new toys for girls.
(I expect they’ll turn a few boys’ heads, too.)

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Top 3: Kids’ Books of 2012

16 Jan

Here are three of my favorite kids’ books published last year. If you don’t have them, check them out. I think you’ll like them as much as your kids do.

And if you’re interested in my other Top 3’s, check out my recommended blogs for moms and apps for traveling toddlers.

Have your own Top 3 or favorite books of 2012? Send them my way! I also take Top 3 requests (just ask @Trixie360).

Top 3: Kid’s Books of 2012

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Guessing Game Gift Tags

19 Dec

Guessing Game Gift TagsTop off the perfect gift with the perfect gift tag — something that doesn’t just say “To” and “From,” but recognizes those things that make your recipient so gift-worthy. You can make a game out of it, too …

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Holiday Gift Ideas

26 Nov
Shirley Sue Holiday

Shirley got Szaba this holiday dress for Sue. This year, I’ll get her one for Sue and Shirley.

There’s no getting around it. The holidays are in full effect, and that means it’s gift time. Most people dread it, but you really don’t have to. What if, instead of throwing money at the problem this year, we put our hearts into it?

Included below are a slew of ideas to get your brain churning, many of them inexpensive and easy.

For even more ideas, swing by my Creative Gifts board on Pinterest.

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DIY Toys

9 Oct

Check out my “Inspiritivies” board on Pinterest for a grab bag of DIY toys and activities to try with your tot.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Decorate a sheet with streets for your kids’ cars to explore

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