Amazon Cyber Monday Deals

You know my love for Amazon Prime. Well today is Cyber Monday and I’m rounding up my favorite Amazon deals to share with you. Happy shopping!

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Toys and Games

amazon cyber monday magformers

Magformers – These magnetic tiles were recommended to me from a friend a few years ago and they are a main staple in our toy box that all ages enjoy. They offer endless creative play. When not building with them, my kids like to scatter them along the floor and go “fishing” for them with something metal. They are pricey, but worth it. Today most sets are marked down, some almost half off the regular price.

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Happy 5th Birthday Stella!

Stella turns 5

Photo by Kaptured by Koren Photography

My baby is 5 today!

I was cuddling with Stella last night in between birthday parties and I held her and told her the story of the day she was born with tears in my eyes. You know those moments in your life that you can recall so clearly? The details are firmly etched in my heart, I can be transported right back to that day.

The day she was born, the air had a charge in it and it was unusually warm. I remember in between contractions looking out the window at the leaves floating down from the trees and the sun peaking through rain clouds. Looking back, my labor with her was the perfect foreshadowing of what was to come – intense and fast; emotional. But there was a peace in the room as I delivered her too. All the anticipation for her made the moment so much sweeter. I am now surprisingly grateful for the struggle of infertility – the hard reality of conversations with specialists, the miscarriages and the lows I felt during all the unknown. Because when were given the gift of Stella, I held on to her much tighter. I knew the plan for our family was unfolding just as it was supposed to.

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Cereal Breakfast Bars Recipe (Gluten Free!)

Cereal Breakfast Bars

These little cereal breakfast bars are my new go-to on busy mornings. With a few tweaks from the traditional cereal bars you’ve probably seen before, they pack more protein and fiber but still taste great.

Furthermore, these can easily accommodate gluten and/or nut allergies. Simply ensure that you use a gluten-free cereal (Cheerios are now gluten-free) and an alternative nut butter, like almond butter or sun butter.

In addition, these little bars are fun to make with your kids because they are so super easy and don’t even need to be baked.

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How to Make a Solar Night Light

Today I’m sharing the easiest little DIY project that you can do with your kids. I came up with this solar night light idea because my four-year old daughter is scared of the dark and we’ve tried so many things to help her sleep at night, but she still sleeps with her bedside light on. I don’t think this is good for her so we worked together to make a little solar night light that she could put on her nightstand instead. She had so much fun putting it together and of course my boys wanted one too.

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Book Review: Sarah and Her Twirling Toes + Giveaway!

Sarah and Her Twirling Toes Children's book

If you have a child that marches to their own beat, this is book you are going to want to add to your library. Sarah can’t stop screaming, she just loves how it makes her feel. But one day she loses her voice. This book celebrates big personalities, and how you can still be yourself even if you have to find new ways to express yourself.

I love this sweet story but especially love the vibrant pictures in this book. As the mother of a child with a spirited personality, I relate to Sarah’s zest for life – and volume!

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