Holiday Gift Ideas for Babies and Toddlers

gift ideas for babies and toddlers

Here's another little list of holiday gift ideas for babies and toddlers! As always, I try to find gifts that aren't "trendy", will get a lot of use, are durable (and nice looking), and follow the following criteria: Why rules? Because "play matters" so choose toys wisely! So here you go: Gift Ideas for Babies and Toddlers. What would you add to this list? Oh, and be sure to check back because sometimes I add gifts when I come across something I love too much not to share! … [Read More...]

Easy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

easy roasted butternut squash soup

I made this easy roasted butternut squash soups recipe tonight and it was so simple and delicious that I had to share! It's basically just 5 simple, whole food ingredients and a bunch of spices and it requires very little culinary talent (but looks sort of fancy). I bought the butternut squash already peeled and diced, because to be honest, I don't have time for that. I am working on cutting an onion uninterrupted these days so a mammoth butternut squash is definitely out of the question. I am not paleo (not sure if  that a noun or a way of life??) but I adapted this recipe from this … [Read More...]

Signs You Need a Break (a massage, to be exact)

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For the past 6 weeks my husband was traveling for work......all week.....every week. And for the past 6 weeks I was a snappy, short tempered, maxed out mama. Everything my kids did irked me to the bone. Drove. Me. Insane. What the heck happened to my patience? What happened to my sense of humor? What happened to me? I have this beautiful gift of three little boys and I am being a monster of a mom. Fangs OUT. And when I thought about it......though about why......it came to me. I needed a break. "Me time", if you will. Cliche? I know.... We all say we need a break, but do we ever … [Read More...]

Unique Holiday Gift Ideas for Men

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Finding the right gift for your guy can be a challenge. If your guy is anything like my guy, he will likely say he doesn't want anything. And then you are left in a pickle. You see guys, we want to give gifts, we want to see your awkward reactions, we really, just really want an excuse to go shopping (or in my case pour an extra glass of wine to help thwart the indecisiveness, add things into my virtual cart of happiness, and wait impatiently for the mail truck to arrive.) Anyway, back to buying a gift for your guy. You could play it safe and buy him this, these or this (which is now 25% and … [Read More...]

What to Wear on Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving takes the cake in my book… it’s my jam… the crème de la crème… a little slice of heaven… (do you see what I’m doing here?)… the pea’s knees. Okay we took it too far on that last one. But seriously, what’s better than a holiday that revolves around food? It’s glutinous and amazing and appropriately followed by another day that revolves around over-indulging (hello, Black Friday). And leftovers! Leftovers are the reason for the season. Quote me on it. Seriously, the only challenge of Thanksgiving in my book is finding an outfit that will look presentable yet still allow me to … [Read More...]

20 Activities to Keep your Toddler Busy

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This post is 99% self serving. If you read my blog you know that I am struggling with a one year old who is into everything. No really, he is part monkey. And to top it off, there is not one single toy in my house that he will play with. Instead, he wants to play with everything that he shouldn't - including but not limited to my coffee machine, the spice rack, cords, and chemicals under the sink. Out of desperation, I need to find something that would keep him busy in a more, umm, shall we say, appropriate way. After a desperate plea on Facebook, many readers came to my rescue and gave me … [Read More...]

VTech InnoTab Max Givewaway

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It's a fact that technology and computers are (or are going to be) a huge part of our children's lives. It's also a fact that my 5 year old is probably already more techno-literate than his mother. I have been looking into tablets for Christmas because they offer more security and educational options, and quite frankly, I'm tired of in-app purchases! I am thrilled to be a part of this giveaway for a VTech InnoTab Max hosted by my friend, Sarah, at Finnegan and the Hughes. See details below and enter away!   The 2014 Holiday Season is upon us and VTech is offering my readers the … [Read More...]

Stitch Fix Fall Wardrobe Updates

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I just received a new Stitch Fix for some fun fall wardrobe updates! This was my favorite "Fix" yet. I've learned to be very specific with the stylist - i.e. "I want a military jacket"... and it I think that really helps. What I like even more is that I don't need to use any more brainpower after that and then and it is delivered to my door. I sort of get butterflies when it arrives. It might be worth it just for that. I love fun mail. Here is a preview of my style box..... I can't decided what to keep and what to send back. I'd love to hear what you think! Look 1: Splendid West Village … [Read More...]

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

holiday gift guide for kids

 It's here!! The official Sisters to Sons Holiday Gift Guide for Kids! I've scoured what seems like the entire world for the best gifts for your little ones! All toys in this gift guide have either been recommended by a reader, are personal favorites of my own children, or are items that this "Santa" (or Santa's parents) will be buying this year. This is a collection of well-made and well-loved gifts, all hand selected with the following guidelines in mind: * This post contains affiliate links. (Please allow a few moments for the gifts to load!) Featured Gifts: Holiday Gift Guide … [Read More...]

4 Things that Will Make Your Life Easier

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Based on the attention my last post received, I can't help but think it's because there are many mamas out there who can relate. We have a lot on our minds. We have a lot of things to remember. We can do it all, but admittedly, things can be easier with a little help. And if we can make our job  of "raising humans" a little easier, than why not? Here are 4 things that will make your life easier: 1. Instacart - Ok this might be too good to be true. It's an app (and you can also just go to the website on your computer) , type in your zip code and the participating stores will display like … [Read More...]

A letter from the Default Parent to the Back-Up Parent.

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** Prior to reading this post, make sure you have read this Huff Post article on the Default Parent. The post below was inspired by this because, really, can anyone replicate the duties of the default parent? And more importantly, would the lucky position of "default parent" even exist if it weren't for the back-up parent? I tend to think not....  Dear Back-Up Parent, I thought I'd write you a little note in the event of my absence. Being the Back-Up parent you are automatically next in line to assume the role of Default Parent and/or hiring an understudy so I thought I'd write down … [Read More...]