We couldn’t share a must-gift for kids without covering something for us, right? We’ve been testing out products from Withings and had to share. Each item is GORGEOUS, beautifully designed and functional. Here’s some of our favorites:
ACTIVITE WATCH – Monitors sleep, activity, syncs to your app and shares with friends to keep you motivated and accountable. Automatically resets when you travel across time zones. Beautiful and analog so it doesn’t scream “WATCH MONITOR”
HOME security + baby monitor – HD, night vision, streams live via Wifi or 3/4G, stream it on all your Apple devices (including the watch!) Alerts to motion, sound, air quality and other activity. It has two-way talk so you can communicate wherever you are! LED nightlight and night vision and the wood cylinder twists so you can block the lens whenever you don’t want to use it.
BODY CARDIO- This scale tracks BMI, Water, muscle mass and bone mass. It shows you the weather and temperature for the day, while tracking your overall cardiovascular health. It sits on any surface, is sleep and thin and easy to store.
The Thermo which takes temperature by sweeping over your forehead. The Aura which gradually wakes you up with natural light so you’re more refreshed and peaceful. A sleek and wireless blood pressure monitor.
It’s been awhile since we’ve seen one brand cover so much ground, so flawlessly. Go Withings!! Find their whole family of products here.
We tend to jam pack all our Holiday gift ideas in November but realized lots of you are early bird shoppers and these blocks definitely should be on your radar! After we started noticing our boys drawn to these blocks every time we had a play date with our friend we figured it was time to invest in our own sets. These ones are called Magnetic Stick’n Stack and they are for sure the favorite toy around here.
As you probably guessed they’re magnetized, clear, colorful and come in a huge variety of shapes. It truly makes for endless imagination and fun as well as problem solving with building and creating. Since they’re pretty good sized they don’t seem to stay on the floor for days on end like legos, clean up is a lot more thorough.
The sets come with idea books to help get your juices flowing, but our kids have really just loved being creative and making whatever comes to mind.Find all their set varieties here and on Amazon (where they’re in the top 3 selling toys!) They’re also a lot less expensive than their counterparts. And award-winning – they won in the Brain Child category of Tillywig Toy Awards, as well as a Parent Tested Parent Approved award!
Add to your lists mamas, this one will be a huge hit, we promise!
National Teddy Bear Day is coming this Friday September 9th!! To celebrate we’ve partnered with Build-A-Bear Workshop to gift one lucky winner $100 to create their perfect bear friend. If you go in to a store Friday, every $5 bear purchased, Build-A-Bear Workshop will donate one furry friend to Toys for Tots in the U.S.!When our kids were small we always hoped they’d find that perfect friend, something soft and sweet they could tote around and nap with. Something to comfort them in the car or at the doctor, something they felt ownership over and proud of. Something to control and be in charge of when they felt like they were too small to do anything. Our boys have all had different things to love on, whether it was Jude and Quinn’s blanket “cozies”, Hayes and his Pooh Bear (that he still sleeps with at age 6!) or Sunny who latched on tight to an oversized plastic Gru from Despicable Me for a year or so.So, today we are excited to give a family a chance to create that special friend at Build-A-Bear! Find a store near you here. Join the celebration by following @BuildABear on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and share your favorite teddy bear and Build-A-Bear Workshop memories using #NationalTeddyBearDay all week long!
Im so happy its Friday. Ever since school started, and having a first grader now, I’ve been extra grateful for a weekend break. For the kids sake and for mine. Is anyone else having a rough time with their little ones adjusting to a full day of school? Its breaking my heart. The natural me wants to pull him out, wrap him up in my arms and whisk him back home early everyday. But, against my will, I’m letting him stick it out. He comes home pretty overwhelmed. He’s in a Spanish Immersion program, and IT IS INTENSE. My sweet little boy is handling it better than I am. Really. Has anyone enrolled their first graders in an immersion program? I would LOVE to hear your tips and ways you’ve been able to support them in it sans tears.
Life right now is just, a little overwhelming in general. Im preparing for a move, overcoming a hard breakup. (Anyone single out there? Do you feel like with each break up it hurts deeper an deeper?) I feel like I get closer and closer to finding the man to join Dash, Sunny and I’s world, and each time it fails, my heart sinks deeper and deeper. This one had me feeling like I had really done it. Like heartaches were over. It kills me that im back at square one.
The kids and I just finished our evening prayers. We prayed longer than usual. We thanked our Father in Heaven for SO MANY THINGS. We have so many blessings. SO, so many. Sometimes I feel like I get on top of things in my life, and then I’m knocked down in order to recognize all the blessings I do have. I am not yet, but will soon be, grateful for another trial to put things into perspective for me again.
I haven’t been doing much shopping, reading, cooking or anything but survival mode. So have nothing new to share. But, here are some shots that have been on snapchat lately, its really the only social media I’m any good at updating.
We’ve got an awesome giveaway for you all today! Our Ergo family is spoiling one lucky winner today with our favorite Ergo gear! Here’s what you can win:
The Adapt Carrier – in gray retails for $145. This carrier is amazing, does forward facing, chest to chest, and hip carry! Has multiple ways to harness in the back and we use them religiously as long as our babies will allow it. Read up on it here!
The Ergo Nursing Pillow – we reviewed it here, but this retails for $70 and will keep your posture in check for all those new baby feedings, a lifesaver when you’re bleary eyed and too tired to keep your head up.
The Lightweight Swaddler – we reviewed this one here, this is a must for keeping baby secure and comfortable for sleep. It doesn’t pin their arms to their side just lightly across their chest/stomach. It honestly looks heavenly and even the most tough swaddle critic (Raleigh) loves it!
So that is over $250 in awesome Ergo products and now that you know what you’re winning, enter below! Good luck! (Winners in US or Canada only, allow 4-6 weeks for delivery, any out of stock items will be substituted for equal value) a Rafflecopter giveaway
Our creativity was so empowered with today’s post! Is there anything better than a bowl of cereal before bed? It’s sort of a ritualistic event that we remember doing all growing up and our kids have taken over. What about when you want to make your bowl of cereal a little more hearty? The milk has carried the weight for too long! 😉 Time to spice it up!I thought it would be fun to make a play on Mangoes and Sticky Rice — if you’ve eaten at a Thai Restaurant before you know this is a favorite dessert! There’s something so comforting about it, so why not make it part of our night time comfort food: a big bowl of cereal?Here’s how you’ll do it:
Sprinkle salt and honey on coconut and bake at 350 degrees until golden brown.Add cereal to bowl:Pour over the milk:Top with sliced fresh mango and candied walnuts and enjoy! Recipe below.
Now that we’re a week or two into Off Duty posts (find, Emily,Jenna and Nicole’s looks everyday on the left sidebar!) we’ve gotten this question quite a bit… “Hey Small Fry, where can I find ____ sunglasses for cheap?” We get it and we feel you. We all have the designer sunglass sickness, but that sure as shooting doesn’t mean you have to as well! SO! Have you heard of ZeroUV? They have millions of frames, they’re all on trend, modern, and *cough* look alikes to more expensive styles elsewhere. We are not condoning the replica insdustry per-se, but here are some that are eerily similar to what you’ve seen us wearing lately, and a few rad pairs that we’ve bought just researching this post. Way to go ZeroUV!