One of the best things about the holidays is dressing your kids up in some super cute, festive outfits and taking pictures to mark the occasion. Between holiday cards from friends and family and the photos you see on Facebook and Pinterest, you might wonder how on Earth some people take such perfect pictures while you usually struggle just to get all the kids to look at the camera at the same time. You’re not alone! Those fabulous photos don’t always come easy, but that doesn’t mean they’re impossible for the novice photographer. Today we have some tips that should help you take your photography skills up a notch, as well as some adorable holiday photos of kids you can easily replicate. Read more
Before we dive in today, a couple of notes: If you’re a mom, we highly recommend printing this post and leaving it somewhere conspicuous. If you’re shopping for a mom, you can thank us later 😉 – Anyway, on to the business at hand: the top holiday gifts moms REALLY want. Sure, moms usually love anything their family gives them. Kids can take a lump of clay and make it look somewhat like something and mom will proudly display it for the whole next year as her child’s masterpiece. Partners may buy an ill-fitting sweater, but mom will still wear it with love (sometimes). But, deep down, moms have a secret wish list of unmet desires and this year, you’re going to knock her socks off.
Typically, when you read or watch the latest news you can end up walking away feeling like there isn’t much good happening in the world. We’re happy to report that this is definitely not the case! There are countless inspiring and amazing things taking place all around us, but unfortunately they don’t often make it into the news or else they’re buried so deep, they easily get overlooked. Today we’d like to give an overdue spotlight to some amazing small adults who’ve been up to tremendous good this past year – the 14 most inspirational kids of 2014. Hopefully they inspire you and your kids! Read more
Most tweens don’t want to be thought of as a kid anymore, but you likely don’t want to think of them as a teen quite yet (they grow up too fast!). So, picking a gift for this in-between age can be kind of tricky. Luckily, there’s no shortage of interesting and completely unexpected things out there that your favorite tween will love. They might not squeal or jump for joy when they open the gift (that’s totally un-cool), but we know deep down inside they’ll definitely be rejoicing. Check out these 18 unique gift ideas for tweens and be prepared to win the coolest mom/dad/aunt/grandma/person award.
Do you remember making forts when you were a kid? It’s such a simple activity and it can bring hours (or days!) of fun. With just a blanket or box or sheet, a fort can transform any old corner of your house into a magical hideaway – perfect for reading, drawing, playing games, or whatever your child desires. Growing up, your forts were probably the standard sheet + chair structure, which is an excellent basic design, but these days Pinterest has taken the concept to a whole new level (as it does with everything!). We’ve been seeing some amazing ideas and today we’re excited to share with you our favorite blanket forts & no sew teepees for endless indoor fun.