FRYday : Emily

I’ve been thinking a lot about balance lately. Not the work/home life balance, Heavens no! That unicorn left the building long ago.I tend to imagine my boys’ lives as a scale. The two sided kind – I think they’re called The Scale of Justice – if we’re being official. I think of one side of the scale being filled with the influence of myself and my husband. We fill up this side of the scale with our love and acceptance. We tell them how wonderful they are, how they are doing a great job, how much they’re improving at something, … Read more

Educational Games for Kids

learning games for kids

We just finished a week long Spring break for our big boys at their schools, and we’ve gotten a taste of how wonderful Summer break will be! Maybe we’ve all wondered, how do we continue to stimulate our kids’ brains, ensure that they’re still learning and exploring and growing even though they’re not in a formal schooling setting? Some families have the whole Summer planned with in-home schooling, chores, and a set routine. While some that take a break from it all and play, play, play. And of course lots in between. Where do you lie on the spectrum? Whether … Read more

Poketti Pocket Plushies

This post is brought to you by Poketti. We have the most amazing company to share with you today! Can you picture yourself in 7th Grade? For us, our biggest focus was how to get our moms to buy us a pair of Doc Martens, but Sydney had bigger plans. The founder and original creator, Sydney, created this product in for a entrepreneurial project for school. She loved the process so much she talked her family into turning into a real live business and they funded their $20,000 Kickstarter and started manufacturing right away. Presenting: Poketti Pocket Plushies! We love … Read more

Autism Awareness Month

We’re so honored to have Luke and his mom Keisha for today’s Meet a Small Fry. April marks “Autism Awareness Month” and it is a diagnosis that effects 1 in 68 children now. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention didn’t start really tracking Autism until the early 2000s, and since then numbers have increased by leaps and bounds. Now, we don’t have any answers, we wish we did, but we are so appreciative of Keisha to shed the light on her experience with Luke and her thoughts on early diagnosis. “Autism. One word that changed me as a mother, … Read more

April Fool’s + Boon Giveaway

Have you guys seen Boon’s Instagram? We’re not sure what’s happening, but it looks like their PR guy’s phone got swiped by a toddler. See what we mean via their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds. While they try to sort out a case of the Baby-gramming, WE are giving away a bunch of awesome Boon toys for the bath. Bath-time for kids is a sanctuary given to parents when almost nothing else will do, a bath will give you that much needed break. Boon is giving away their best goods, and here’s what you’ll win! One lucky reader will score … Read more