If there’s one holiday tradition that everyone loves, it’s Christmas jammies. I grew up opening one Christmas present on Christmas Eve and, without fail, it was always a comfy pair of new Christmas pajamas. It was always so fun going to bed with the anticipation of Christmas morning, all snuggled up in a new pair of pajamas. We’ve found the best holiday pajamas for the whole family. Everyone will find something to love in this list.
Are you so fed up with the clutter? The holiday season has the potential to serious add to the toy clutter in your home. What if there were some fantastic non-toy gifts that your kids would actually love? We have some great non-toy gift ideas that are huge hits with kids and perfect for gifting this holiday season.
Years ago, as a new mom, I heard another mom complaining about toy clutter. She said she was going to go home and throw away half the toys in her house because she was so fed up. I was still in the toys-are-cute-let’s-buy-them-all stage of parenting and, since we still didn’t have many in my house, I couldn’t imagine wanting to get rid of toys.
I should add that I ran a home daycare at the time too, so having new and engaging toys around made my daily life easier and I was always looking for more to collect.
Fast-forward 12 years and 5 more kids and I feel like I’m drowning in toys. My girls have so many toys in their bedroom that they couldn’t keep their rooms clean even if they wanted to (which they don’t).
After 6 kids, we have pretty much every toy we need.
Are you looking for the Best RC Minion Toys this holiday season? My kids are obsessed with Despicable Me 3 (I swear it is running on a loop at my house) and their Christmas wish-list is filled with Minion toys. These RC Minion Toys will be a huge hit this holiday season. Find out which ones are our favorites and why.
My kids go crazy for anything robotic. With my older boys especially, 9 times out of 10 if it doesn’t have batteries they aren’t interested.
WowWee has been a huge hit in our home in the past so I was excited to see these newly released Despicable Me 3 Minion toys. They have some fun features that fans of the movies will absolutely love and some phenomenal RC features that any robotics fan will enjoy.
We had the chance to check out both the Minion MiP Turbo Dave and the Mini Minion MiP Turbo Dave and they were so much fun! My kids had to steal them away from me because I was just as amused as they were.
Staying healthy and active is an important part of any lifestyle, but it can be so hard to do when life gets busy. For working parents, just trying to stay on top of your responsibilities and family’s schedule can be overwhelming. If you are fortunate enough to live near a great Boys & Girls Club of America, they offer the Triple Play program to keep kids healthy by focusing on the three pillars of wellness—mind, body and soul.
Are you looking for the perfect holiday gift for your kids? Cue and the Dot Creativity Kit are both great STEM toys your kids will love. These educational toys will have your kids learning basic coding skills and having a blast at the same time.
With 6 kids, finding the perfect holiday gift can be tricky, especially for the younger kids since it feels like they already have just about every toy out there (adding de-cluttering to my list now). I’m getting pickier about what I’ll buy too. I want toys that are not only entertaining, but also help my kids to develop the ability to think for themselves and teaches them important skills they may need later on.
I’ve seen how competitive the job market is now, and it scares me a bit for my kids when they are ready to branch out on their own. My job is to make sure they have the experiences they need as they grow to help them have a foundation that they can build on when they join the work force down the road.
Technology and engineering jobs are in high demand and I suspect that will only grow. Since my kids have a strong interest in STEM toys already, I try and encourage that however I can.
I was so excited to discover two fantastic STEM toys that would be perfect under the Christmas tree this year. Cue and Dot Creativity Kit get kids learning about coding in a way that is fun and keeps them coming back for more.