Do you dream of starting a family, but worry when "the right" time will be? Did you know you could freeze your eggs and take charge of your future? Thanks to advanced egg freezing technology, you now have the ability to stop your biological clock. By freezing your eggs, you can capture your fertility at its peak, extend your childbearing years, and take the pressure off yourself today.
One of my daughter's favorite things to bring to a party is a homemade party hat for the birthday girl. These cute DIY kids' party hats are easy to make out of a sheet of card stock and a few decorative accents. A fun paper party hat makes the birthday girl or boy feel so special!
If you have young children, you know all about the wide range of emotions that can arise throughout the day. I have 3 kids under the age of four, making me feel like a mommy pinball as I go about my regular routines. Normal household tasks can feel like mountains to conquer, as I'm interrupted 5 or 6 times while washing one load of dishes. Conflict between kids is bad, quiet is good, except too quiet means I need to investigate. In the middle of this, my little ones experience very real emotions within their limited worldviews and circumstances. One of the challenges of being new to mommyhood is how to deal with your kids' emotions. I still consider myself new; my oldest turns 4 this month so I really feel like I just began "parenting". I realize I have a lot of influence on my kids' knowledge of how to behave, how to interact socially, how to listen, how to forgive, how to love, and how to view themselves before God. Children look to their closest examples to learn how to respond to circumstances. Absorbing everything they experience is how kids learn to speak, interact, and identify their place in the world. As a mom, I need to be a source of guidance, correction, and comfort. Here are some tips I use to navigate life with kids and respond to their emotions.
First birthdays are so much fun and such an important milestone! I had the opportunity to capture my niece's first birthday party, filled with cute moments, darling decor, and cherished family memories. Happy Birthday little one!
Are you planning a first birthday or baby shower, or have you scheduled newborn photos for your new baby announcements? We are excited to tell you about Basic Invite, a fully customizable invitation creating service that allows you to upload your own photos into beautifully designed announcements, AND fully personalize your announcement with almost unlimited colors! We had a chance to check out the Basic Invite user interface that offers tons of designs for every style of custom invitations.
The news of a new baby often brings lots of joy to a family and subsequently can be accompanied by lots of stuff. While you are busy adding to your registry lists, filtering through your piles of baby products, and picking up tiny socks and discarded outfits from your toddler, there are several things you can do to reduce the trash output your little ones inspire. Here are a few tips to "Go Green" in the nursery.
Warmer weather and changing school schedules means we are looking forward to lots of summer fun and family vacations! It's always tricky taking small children on adventures, but it is possible. Despite naps, diapers, and nursing schedules, families with young children can still get out and enjoy some summer sunshine! Last year our family explored the beautiful Oregon Coast. My 3-year-old loved the pacific northwest beaches and our baby didn't mind coming along for the ride.
Setting up a food taste test is a fun way to teach a preschooler about the sense of taste from the 5 senses. I remember doing taste tests with my mom. It was always an adventure to try different foods and associate them with sweet, salty, spicy, sour, and bitter flavors. I was always excited to try something new; often "bitter" baking chocolate or "sour" salt and vinegar chips. I did a preschool taste test with my own daughter the other day after lunch; not only was it yummy, it was fun and educational too!
In Mommy Life, hugs and cuddles make up for all the dishes, diapers, and laundry! Our new video celebrates the daily life of moms, just in time for Mother's Day. Moms — Thank you for the labors of love you do for your families!
We love celebrating the most important person in many people's lives — their Mom! With Mother's Day coming up, it can be hard to find the perfect gift that's unique, personal, and special. We've put together this fun gift guide with goodies for new moms, seasoned moms, even grandmothers! Outside of these featured items, these awesome brands also offer a wide variety of other Mother's Day gift ideas perfect to pamper the wonderful mom in your life on her special day!
As moms we want our children to eat healthy, nutritious foods that will help them grow and keep their tummies full. Kids can be picky eaters so finding nutritious foods that they will enjoy eating can be a challenge! I want to share one of our family’s favorite go-to recipes for a healthy breakfast (or lunch or dinner for that matter!) which we have found most all kids will love — Cottage Cheese Pancakes. Full of cheesy, gooey goodness, kids will love these and parents will love that they are full of healthy proteins, calcium and nutrients to fuel kids throughout the day.
We love it when moms are inspired by their new babies and get super creative! Check out this beautiful "Sleeping Baby Art" by Sioin Queenie Liao, inspired by this mom's sleeping son. It's unique, creative, and breathtaking all in one!
Directed by Jon Favreau ("Iron Man"), based on Rudyard Kipling's timeless stories and inspired by Disney's classic animated film, "The Jungle Book" is an all-new, live-action, epic adventure that will entrance children and adults alike.
My daughter loves Elsa... and Anna, and Belle, and Jasmine... and Sophia and every other Disney Princess. She also loves dressing up. And I love sewing when I can manage it alongside taking care of three little ones. Her enthusiasm and my creative ambition are a dangerous combination for getting over our heads with creative projects. :) Nevertheless I try to do at least one elaborate project every few months that challenges me and is just plain creative fun. My daughter wanted me to make her a homemade Elsa dress so she could dress up like a Frozen princess and I have to say, making the dress was the easiest part by far.
Easter is just around the corner! Here are some fun, unique, and Eco-friendly Easter basket gift ideas for your kids featuring wooden toys, imagination-inspiring activities, natural products, and high-quality classics!
There is a 6 year old little girl who has been ripped away from the only family that she has ever known. Her name is Lexi. The first year of her life she moved from foster placement to foster placement. Lexi has been with a loving, stable family for nearly five years and is thriving and a happy, healthy little girl. To Lexi this family is her everything - her mommy, daddy and brother and sisters. Unfortunately, since Lexi is 1.5% Choctaw, the state of California and LA County have allowed the Indian Child Welfare Law to devastate this family and abduct Lexi from her Mommy and Daddy on Monday to move her to Utah to live with a non-blood related family. Here's some info regarding the case and ongoing devleopments, and how you can support should you choose to.
We are very excited to announce our 2016 Winter Green Scene Mom Award Winners, celebrating Eco-friendly product design and creative innovation. Award winners include many brands created by mom and dad entrepreneurs who designed niche products to meet a need within their own families. Others are designed especially for families to encourage sustainable lifestyles.
When the government sets up a governing body to oversee the Avengers, the team splinters into two camps — one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.
The Avengers splitting!? What? But they're a team! This is said to be the most emotional Marvel superhero movie yet, so get your tissues ready! And if you're not one to shed a few tears at the movies, superheroes/friends whom we've seen fighting together in the past are now going to be fighting one another! That's going to be epic, so you should probably see this on the big screen.
Micuna is the leading company producing furniture and accessories for babies and children in Spain. Micuna offers beautifully designed modern and innovative baby furniture that maximizes space and use, with many styles that grow with your child. Micuna furniture is made in Valencia, Spain using Eco-friendly processes and the strictest quality control and safety standards.
Disney's new movie Finding Dory is bound to be a hit, especially following a classic like Finding Nemo. My daughter seems to watch that movie at least once a month. I can't wait to see what adventures are in store for Marlin's loyal sidekick Dory (Ellen Degeneres) as she searches for her family. Check out the movie trailer and print off some fun Finding Dory coloring pages while you await the movie release in theaters June 17th!