piano preschool

We’re always wondering the proper ages to start our kids learning a new skill or talent. Piano and other instruments are no exception! We had to share this darling kit from Piano Preschool for you parents out there who are looking to get your kids started in the world of music. One kit will cover three months worth of music advantage, formulated by Suzuki instructor and parents of three, the Wollastons. Here’s what one darling suitcase provides:It comes with a DVD and CD for lots of visual and on-the-go learning. Harmonica, castanets, egg shakers and lots of surprises that come … Read more

hyatt ziva cancún!

By Emily. Oh, Mexico! Are you singing James Taylor yet? Last week (if you follow us on Instagram – @smallfryblog – you know I was the lucky Fry that got to attend the Grand Opening for Hyatt’s newest family-friendly all-inclusive resort in Cancún, Mexico! It opened just in November and the Hyatt Ziva Cancún stole our hearts in a major way. It was in the perfect mid-eighties, partly cloudy (not too hot!) and gorgeous. Here’s some of the highlights of our stay! Lots of pics, so catch them all, the wardrobe links and more, after the jump!   If you’re looking … Read more

Taking it With Me: Jenna

Next up on our mini 2015 recap Fryday series is Jenna! Things acquired and learned in 2015 that she’ll be taking into this new year. For my face: Okay the secret’s out and here is what changed my skin this year. It’s two fold 1. Rodan and Fields and 2. Hydrofacials from Spa Trouve. Okay wait third thing, Microdermabrasion. Contact my girl Kylie inspiredbyky@gmail.com and tell her I sent you – she can help hook you up with the same schedule I use. Also, call Spa Trouve if you’re a Utah local and get a hydro facial…IT’S LIFE CHANGING! For my health: This … Read more

Moms You Should Meet: Oryana

This post is in partnership with Uber. Sign up here to become their newest driver, where you can earn extra money driving, on your schedule. By Emily. I talked with Chicago-based Oryana on the phone and within minutes the purpose of this post changed. I was inspired, I got the chills, and I even teared up at one point, not at all what I expected when we were planning this post. So much of Oryana’s story resonated with us, whether it be Nicole making it work as a single mom, or Jenna being far away from her family, or myself. If … Read more

Disneyland Hotel Giveaway

Hey, WE LOVE YOU GUYS! And… We just felt like spoiling you today, thats all. First, we are giving you a TWO NIGHT STAY at the Disneyland Resort Hotel! Enter here: Second, we have a discount code for your tickets purchased here! You can ALL use coupon code “Smallfry2” on your already lower price tickets. Tell your friends, come one come all! Park Savers have lowered their prices on both Disneyland and Walt Disney World tickets, so now is the time to buy for any upcoming trip in 2016! Get on it! We’ll see you there!  a Rafflecopter giveaway

SF Favorites: Activity Books

As promised, the next up in our favorite book list — Activity Books! Whether it’s to keep everyone quiet and entertained at a restaurant, church, flight, long drive, or even just after school, we love having these on hand to offer instead of a show or video game. Books for teaching to draw, using your imagination, using your brain, and all pages of fun! Boys Doodle Book // The Odd One Out // Girls Doodle Travel Doodles // Star Wars Doodles // Where’s the Pair? // Wipe Clean Activity Book //  Superhero Doodles

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reader favorites 2015

We are loving seeing all the top 9 posts of 2015 on Instagram, so for our last post of the year we wanted to know what your top posts were on Small Fry! We know not every post can be a hit, but we always love seeing what resonates with you all and here’s what worked in 2015. We can’t wait to see you back here in 2016 with more Small Fry style and more of what we know you love. 1. Why I Chose to Bottlefeed. This post went crazy and we think its because it gave a voice … Read more

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small fry #8

By Emily. So so happy to have this news to share today! Russ and I are expecting and due this Summer! You all know this one has taken a bit longer than we anticipated and I feel so fortunate to get another chance at pregnancy. If you’re interested, I wanted to share some info about this pregnancy, some FAQs if you will. 😉 First, my due date is 4th of July! Just two weeks shy of my pregnancy last year. This time last year I was heartbroken, I couldn’t sing a single Christmas song because singing the word “baby” made … Read more

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Book Guide: BIG Kids

We have covered a lot of different kinds of books – catch them all here! But today is all about the bigger kids. That next step in reading to and with your kids when they’re ready for something more substantial and they have one million questions about the world. We always make sure to gift at least one book under the Christmas tree and here’s several we love that we’d recommend for 5 years and up.  Home – a look into all kinds of places people all over the world call “Home” // Diary of Time Traveler – a peek into … Read more

gift guide: bike + helmet

Priority Bikes

So many of you let us know you were on the hunt for a bike for one or more of your kids this Holiday and here’s what we’re suggesting this holiday. Priority Bikes are relatively new to the scene, with a crazy successful Kickstarter only just last year! Based in NYC you’ll see why we love these: Perhaps the best feature of the “Priority Start” bikes for kids are their tires don’t require air. This innovative style is so great for our kids who rarely want to stop to refill those tires, and who haven’t yet learned to avoid things … Read more