Author-illustrator @jhansenrolli kindly sent us a copy of her newest book. We love the story, the illustrations are fantastic, and this thoughtful gesture sure inspired my kids to keep on drawing. Thank you!
After a busy morning filling in secondary school applications we’ve come out for a Sunday lunch with my boys while the girls take part in a charity Tapathon for @bbccin It’s very quiet without them but it’s quite nice just with the boys! After this we’re off food shopping then a bit of Christmas shopping! Hope you’re having a good Sunday wherever you are!
We've totally started on the Christmas crafting already and I might be getting trees for my kids rooms this weekend 🎄Honestly I am trying to hold out but I'm not sure how strong my will is 😂 If your kids are Christmas obsessed already too I've got a nice easy Christmas tree craft on the blog today which used up some of the packaging from my new found Amazon prime addiction 😬 #christmascrafts#kidscrafts
Which was the most challenging transition for your family - going from no kids to 1? 1 to 2? 2 to 3...or more? #ad
You might be surprised at what the moms I interviewed said! Today #ontheblog we're sharing tips from moms of all size families on how to survive and thrive as your family grows! (Like stocking up on @luvs at @samsclub 🙌🏻)
Click link in bio to read more or search "surviving transitions" on TheSoccerMomBlog.com 👈🏻
Homemade ebelskivers & poetry for our chilly morning! If you find an ebelskiver pan, they're great for older kids to make. (Our cast-iron one came from my grandma.) These goodies are gluten-free with summer blackberry jam inside, sprinkled with powdered sugar. Because, Friday ☕️ #homeschooltoday
Not that I think it's possible to have too many books (true story - I used to own 10,000 of them) but we've been particularly enjoying some after school and nursery chilled out time reading Katinka's Tail by Judith Kerr. My kids still have my copy of The Tiger That Came To Tea that she wrote too 🐯Review up on the blog today plus a little #giveaway where you can win Katinka's Tail plus two other Judith Kerr books 📚
Feed the Monster Alphabet Match was a huge hit this week. Free on my blog (🔗 in profile) if you want to try it out. Check out the other super cute monster activities from some awesome bloggers while you are there.
Look what we had for dinner the other night! It's Bibimbap Beef, an authentic and delicious recipe from @linglingasiankitchen! It's made with high quality ingredients, and because of their unique infusion process, each grain of rice is full of flavor. You won't be able to tell the difference between this and dinner from a great restaurant! .
We've been fans of Ling Ling Asian Kitchen products for a while now, so I was excited to learn that they just expanded their line of fried rice dishes to include authentic Asian inspired recipes from Japan, China, Korea and Thailand! .
And now thanks to Ling Ling you can enter to win one of TEN $100 gift cards! Contest ends Nov. 22, 2017, so don't miss out!
Go here for details and to enter: http://goic.io/B1Be3_
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Answering kids questions is tough! How do you know where to start? What do you need to cover? Can you over share? Is your kid the right age? Ahh!! It is so easy to get overwhelmed and want to avoid the "Baby" conversation completely. Stop right there, friend. You can have this conversation and you can do it confidently. #Ontheblog today you will find a list of the books I used to talk to my kids. There are books for all ages so definitely check it out. You might just find the exact resource to help you brave this conversation.
Have you used any of these books in your home? Have you used a different book?
Workbook time while mommy makes breakfast!
These workbooks are amazing! We found them at the #dollartree and they are so much fun! The kiddos get to do the activities with a mix of writing, tracing, and stickers! This is such a fun way to do workbooks! 😁
Swipe to see a preview of some of the pages! 😊
Get ready to shake your pom poms as it's YARN WEEK on @get.creative.with. The lovely Ashley from @loveandloop is our new judge.
Harper's really into painting rainbows so we turned one of her creations into a sewing card by hole punching holes and using a running stitch with a kid-friendly needle. We got two craft sessions out of this project, worked on our fine motor skills and did some colour matching of the yarn to the paint. 🌈🌈 If you fancy getting wooly with us and joining in with #getcreativewith this week then all you need to do is: ✂️ Tag your yarn projects with #getcreativewith
✂️ Be following @loveandloop, @ohcreativeday and us.
One project we can't wait to try this week is @possibility_mom's finger knitting. There are a lot of teddies and dolls that are in need of a scarf or two in this house!
Gift ideas for toddlers (some of these were sent to us for review). I’m sharing 10 of our favorite toddler toys that my older kids still enjoy playing with. The best toys are ones that can grow with your child. 🌟
See our full list here: http://inspirationlaboratories.com/gift-ideas-for-toddlers/
What would you add?
When my third daughter Lily was 3 months old, we flew all the way to Vienna, Austria to visit my parents. It was an amazing opportunity to see them AND the country I called home throughout high school. My dad also taught her this fancy baby trick, which she adored.
But wow, flying with littles is hard! I still don't have a good solution for hauling three car seats, diapers for two out of three kids, spare clothes, etc. through an airport! Then my poor one-year-old son panicked when they plane took off - and then again when it landed.
One thing DID make the trip easier: my mom stocked up on diapers for us and had them waiting when we arrived. One less thing to think about! Both my mom and dad also played with my kids while I caught up on sleep!
@samsclub has an offer through November 30 for $10 off the purchase of two @pampersus diapers or wipes items AND free shipping or Club Pickup, saving you precious time, money and mental capacity during this challenging time of year. #ThanksPampers#ad#deal
Grab yours here:
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Oh, and if you're flying? Take advantage of this offer and ship the diapers straight to your destination!
Happy Wednesday!! It feels like it should be Friday to me as I thought it was Thursday all day yesterday.
Coat-wise, the big guns came out for the school run today - the fluffy parka. I'd just like to thank myself from a year ago for leaving £5.48 in change in the pocket. I clearly knew I needed a large coffee today! I ended up giving half to a homeless guy outside the coffee shop and getting a small latte instead. @imaginationtree's Kindness Elves have clearly been working their magic on me!! To go along with my morning's ramblings are these paper feather headdresses we made for @hobbycrafthq. The lovely @theartgardenblog is guest judge over on @smocks.on and her theme is feather art so these headdresses vaguely count! #smockson
This week I’m volunteering at Mitch’s school doing the book swap. Kids are bringing in books that they will trade with their fellow students. It’s a fun event to promote the love of reading to our kids. 🦄📚🦄
And yes, with a bit of editing, even the school floor looks good!