DIY Internet Safety

By Emily. Did you guys know that the average age of a boy (or girl’s) first exposure to inappropriate images or video online is now EIGHT!? Nearly always accidental, we’ve experienced this sad event even in the own walls of Small Fry. So have friends, and family, and each time it’s the same — awful. It springs up all kinds of tears and questions that are of course so important to talk about, but my goal with today’s post is to help that conversation be on OUR terms and timeline. Photo by Christophe Vendel  So, here’s FIVE easy ways you can … Read more

Give Please A Chance: Please Jar

By Nicole, this post is sponsored by Jimmy Patterson Books. My kids are visual learners. If there isn’t something in their face, hands and mouth, it’s hard for them to grasp what is trying to be taught. With Christmas coming, they seem to be getting a slightly more demanding, naturally, but it isn’t welcome. Give please a chance came in the mail just as we started our Please and Thank you Jar. Dash and Sunny each have their own jar and their own pile of felt balls. When they go out of their way to say please, thank you, or … Read more

What’s In My Camera Bag

By Nicole brought to you by Focus Camera, where I get all my camera supplies! When I was 18, my first friend was getting married. I picked up my Nikon film camera and went to work to cut costs for her. It went beautifully and I fell in love with wedding photography. I spent the next 12 years shooting almost every weekend. What started out as favors for friends and family turned into my career. I transitioned from film to digital work in 2005. I always prefer the look of the grains of film over the pixels of digital, but … Read more

Seedling

Seedling - Gift Experiences Not Things

Kicking off our gift ideas this Holiday we knew we had to start with Seedling. You’ve heard our philosophies about giving experiences over things, although sometimes those can be hard to unwrap come Christmas morning! Seedling is the best example of doing this well because it’s a perfect little package that packs fun for your whole family, so we’re so excited to partner with them today! It taps the creative side, fine motor skills, imagination and story-telling and so much more. They recently launched their new line with Disney which of course makes it all the more fun recreating elements of … Read more

Laundry Schedule

This post is brought to you by Maytag, all opinions expressed are our own. By Emily. I think it’s safe to say for the majority of you readers (and us) laundry is a nemesis. The least favorite household task, the never-ending, nagging, particular and finicky job of keeping our family’s clothing clean. What if your washer or dryer could fit infinitely more laundry than it does now. How about 22 towels in one load? I just got butterflies. Exhibit A: 22 Towels:Maytag’s new top loading Washer and Dryer is the largest capacity washer with agitator in the market. It has an … Read more

#WhatULuv

By Emily. These opportunities are our very favorite here at Small Fry and we’re so grateful to Luvs for  sponsoring to making it happen! We reached out to you readers a few weeks ago looking for a deserving mama and boy oh boy did we find one – expecting TRIPLETS none the less! She’s going to need a lot of Luvs and we were grateful to be able to provide some of their Ultra Leakguard with NightLock Plus, because she’ll already be changing a lot of them, making sure that she’s not changing outfits due to leaks, too! On top … Read more

8 baby carrier halloween costumes

Halloween with a baby and older kids can be tricky! Some parents might split up or have on stay home, but if you’re committed to trick-or-treating as a family this is the post for you! Pushing a stroller is great for Halloween night until you get to stairs, so we’ve found that baby wearing is your best bet for keeping up with your big kids. These baby carrier Halloween costumes are hilarious and so inventive! First you need a carrier. You know we love the Ergo! I have used this nearly everyday of Raleigh’s 4 months. Russ loves it, too. … Read more

Halloween Graveyard DIY

You all know how much we love easy holiday decor. So today we’re joining our easy DIY with Jane.com’s #janetrickortreat campaign! You can see the trick (DIY) and treat (Recipe) each day on their site here, or of course their hash tag on social media!This DIY is great for adding a little festivity to your Halloween party, your decor, a Photo Booth and more! We loved coming up with modern epitaphs. All you need is black cardstock and a white ink marker!Okay clever Small Fry-ers, help us add to our list!! Comment below

modern halloween

Halloween time is just around the corner!  Here’s our favorites lately from around the web: A Modern Kids Hallowen Party How good are these balloons? Recreate the bouquet with these balloons and these letters. Paint Drip Pumpkins in spot-on color schemes. Find the DIY here!Hand lettered pumpkin DIY here.White and minimal messages:Easy purchases to amp up your mantels and party scares: Shop below!

around the house

This post is brought to you by the Quaker Oats Company! All opinions are our own. How is everyone feeling since the back-to-school rush? We’re finally settling into a more easy-going speed and have found that the more prep we do the night before the smoother the day goes in the morning! These  Quaker Chewy Granola Bars have been heavy in the rotation as we pack lunches for our kids for school or when we all need to grab quick snacks on-the-go! These bars mix 100% whole grains (that us moms love) and tasty ingredients like chocolate chips (that the kids love) come in … Read more