Category: Friday Links

Friday Links

Great tip:
If your little one is afraid of using a public restroom because of the automatic flushing, try this easy tip!

Great activity:
Spring Sensory Box – I think Emma would love this!

To make:
Kid Cell Phone Number Bracelets – a bracelet with your phone number on it in case your kid gets lost! Love this idea especially since Emma loves jewelry right now

To buy:
Write On Wipe Off Learning Letters Cards – We’re all about letters right now so I think these would be fun

For a laugh:
Cute!

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Friday Links

Great tip:
40 ways to entertain your kids while lying down – great if you’re sick or I may use some of these while bfing the new baby!

Great activity:
12 science experiments for preschoolers – it’s never too early to expose your little ones to science!

To make:
Mini hexagon purse tutorial – I just recently made one for Emma…will have to post about it soon

To buy:
Skip Hop Zoo Straw Bottle – We’ve been needing to buy Emma a new straw bottle because the one we have leaks! This one is so cute.

For a laugh (and so true too!)
Why being a toddler is the world’s toughest job

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Friday Links

Great tip:
20 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Postpartum – Wish I had read this before I had Emma that’s for sure!

Great activity:
10 Play Ideas To spark Your Kids Imagination

To make:
Build a play-doh tool kit – Emma has never really been into play-doh in the past but I am thinking of reintroducing it to her soon as I think she might like it more now! This is a great tool kit.

To buy:
IOU Letterpress – These cards are perfect for new mamas!

To think about:
5 ingredients to avoid in children’s skin care – it’s been so hard to buy non-smelly baby stuff!

For a laugh:
Drunkenly stumbling baby trashes bar

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Great tip:
10 activities for 2 year olds to keep them busy and happy in the car – great if you are planning any roadtrips this summer

Great activity:
25 recipes for play – using ingredients found around the house

To make:
Homemade easy, low-cost light table – really thinking about making this for Emma. I think she would really enjoy it!

To buy:
Travel-inspired nursery – if I were were decorating a nursery for baby #2 I would love to buy

To think about:
I’m done making my kid’s childhood magical – Not sure if I completely agree with this but it is something to think about!

For a laugh:

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Friday Links

Great tip:
62 tricks to get a sleeping baby – I’m going to have to start going through this list soon!! :o/

Great activity:
How to teach the alphabet with Lego Duplo Blocks

To make:
10 easy diy nursery wall art ideas – We made some wall art for Emma for her nursery…if I have time I should def do something for baby #2!

To buy:
http://buymodernbaby.com/blog/2013/04/05/pillows-from-poppy-red/ – Again, if I was decorating another nursery, it would definitely include one of these pillows!

To think about:
glass half empty, glass half full – how was your day today?

For a laugh:
New parenting study released

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Friday Links

Great tip:
When a child’s fever becomes a serious problem (infographic) – Hopefully we won’t have to worry much about this now that winter is over!

Great activity:
75 tv free activities for toddlers – the other day I spent an hour having a picnic with Emma and her stuffed animals!

To make:
12 fun and healthy snacks for kids – I think Emma may actually eat some of these!

To think about:
Playing with puzzles is better for toddlers than learning to read and write‘: Psychologist says teaching young children the 3Rs could be damaging – Not sure if I agree with this or not

For a laugh:
“My Imaginary Well Dressed Toddler Daughter” Is The Definitive Best Pinterest Board

and

What it’s like having a newborn, summed up perfectly – SO SO TRUE am I right parents?

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Great tip:
6 tools for building a child’s confidence – I think confidence is such an important trait for a person to have. These are great reminders on how to slowly build it in your little ones.

Great activity:
20 frugal activities for kids – Emma would love to make a pasta necklace and build a fort!

To make:
Christmas headband tutorial – Easily modifiable with different colors to suit other occasions! Wish Emma would wear headbands so I could make something cute like this for her!

To think about:
36 things to do for those in grief

For a laugh:
39 hilariously honest notes from kids

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Great tip (for soon-to-be moms):
20 things I wish someone had told me about postpartum – Not looking forward to postpartum this time around since I know exactly what it entails!

Great Activity:
25 Recipes For Play – Some great ideas for a rainy day

To make:
Snap up Sleeping Bag – Wish my sewing skills were better…this is so cute!

To think about:
Don’t Help Your Kids With Their Homework – I’m always amazed at how much parents help their kids with their homework nowadays. I grew up with immigrant parents who barely spoke English let alone knew anything about what I was doing at school so this article really struck a chord with me. But it does feel like all of the other parents are doing this now so I wonder if I’ll feel the pressure to do it too when it comes time for my kids to start school

For a laugh:
Some hilarious texts from a funny dad:

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Friday Links

Great tip:
How To Get Your Kids To Talk At Dinner – Great ideas that I will be using in the future
and
A quick tip for burping – must remember when the new baby arrives!

Great activity:
Shape Sorting For Toddlers – Easy and cheap learning activity for toddlers

To make:
5 Minute, 5 step, $5 Leggings – I’m a beginner sewer and this project was pretty easy!
and
No-sew Elsa Cape – It seems like every little girl is OBSESSED with Elsa! I love the idea of having a frozen party and letting girls decorate their own cape too.

To think about:
The Overprotective Kid – I completely agree!

For a laugh:
What’s the creepiest thing your child has ever said to you? – Emma’s barely starting to form sentences so she hasn’t said anything creepy yet…but I can’t wait til she does! Hilarious

Also, 23 Reasons Why Kids Are The Meanest People In The World

This little girl is the funniest! She really loved being 3 and does not want to turn 4. She’s totally right….it’s only downhill from here!

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