Tag Archives: best tips

lost tooth favorites

It officially happened, our first Small Fry, Quinn, lost his first tooth. Make way for the awkwardly large adult teeth! With lost teeth on our minds we’ve been browsing the web for what traditions we want to accompany this milestone with our kids. Here’s what we found!The Tooth Fairy Door — How amazing are these tiny doors?  Spotted on Jaimee Rose, where she bought doll house sized doors and accessories and created a way for the Tooth Fairy to get into the house to swap a tooth for a present.  A second tradition we love is having the kids write letters … Read more

ruby’s studio

When we take an inventory of the things that worry us about our little guys it seems to be the social and emotional well-being that takes up the most brain space. When we send them out the door to school it’s a constant flow of hopes and worries: Are they being polite, are they being friendly, do they know how to ask for help if someone is being mean to them, do they feel comfortable and safe? The list goes on and on. When we heard about Ruby’s Studio presented by The Mother Co. – a 10 part series that covers a … Read more

zone cleaning

By Emily. Switching over to a more eco-friendly cleaning supply line-up has been on my list and so I was excited for the chance to swap out my usual chemical ridden products for more natural ones! Babyganics sent several products to try and I worked it into my normal week of cleaning. For the last year or so I’ve been doing zone cleaning and thought it might be fun to share how it’s going! I had to do it for the sake of my home, and here’s why: deep cleaning, oof. I can tidy with the best of them, but … Read more

persil stain tips!

We are dedicating this week to Spring Cleaning! It is partially selfish, as we’ve all had tasks we’ve needed an excuse to tackle, and we hope the things we’ve found will help you in your Spring Cleaning endeavors, too! As always, you readers are always full of knowledge and ideas and we can’t wait to hear what works for you! First, up stubborn stains. We all have those clothing piles of pieces we aren’t ready to toss out, but don’t look their best, right? Persil reached out letting  us know that they were dead serious about stain removal an keeping clothing … Read more

unplugged week: to-do sticks

Welcome to Unplugged Week! Our second annual cleanse from devices, TV and video games. It is not easy, but it is a challenge worth tackling and if you’ve been wanting to try -let’s do it together! While we will also be doing our best to limit our screen time too, we’ll be sneaking on to post to the #SFunplugged hash tag and hope you will join in, we hope it will become a support system of sorts during the next several days. We promise your kids will thrive and they will also wear you out, ha! First things first, let’s get … Read more

three parenting dilemmas

We have an awesome opportunity today for your Small Fry Facebook friends with Chrissy Powers MA, LMFT 84340! This San Diego based licensed marriage and family therapist has been so helpful to us with three dilemmas we’ve been toiling over as parents and we love her advice so much. We’ve shared them below if you’re going through similar things, and Chrissy has so graciously offered to man our Facebook Page today to answer your own parenting questions today! Head over to peek in on the conversations. Jenna: My six year old has been struggling in school. Not because he isn’t smart, … Read more

pantry organization

Now that Spring is upon us we have all been taking strides at decluttering and organizing. So when Kelsey the professional organizer behind Your Life Revamped asked if there were any spaces in our homes we needed a little help with, we were all nodding vigorously. Emily did her boys toy (and clothes!) closet here, and Jenna took on her pantry, check it out below! Also head to our Instagram to enter to win a block of time with Kelsey to work on whatever organzational project you’d like! Kelsey’s favorite bins for cans, snacks and more! These bins for cereals and … Read more

clothes and toy closet

Brought to you by Your Life Revamped, by Emily. One of my New Year’s resolutions this year was to live more authentically. A horrible goal because it’s so abstract and totally unmeasurable, but I know exactly what that means to me. I had read the Happiness Project and although a lot of it I sort of read and discarded, the underlying essence stuck with me and I was determined. To only hold onto things that make me happy and that represent a life I am proud of. To create spaces that bring my family joy and harmony. To open a drawer … Read more

sleep regression

We have an awesome guest post today for you all from Heather Turgeon the author of The Happy Sleeper: The Science-Backed Guide to Helping Your Baby Get a Good Night’s Sleep from Newborn to School Age. She recently published this amazing book and offered to share her best tips with you today on the blog, and then also give away books for any of you who need (who doesn’t?) some help in this area on our Instagram! A sleeping child is one of life’s most beautiful scenes and best gifts, and this couldn’t be more evident then when we scrolled waaay back into … Read more

Small Fry Films: Lolly

We are kicking off a year long collaboration with our friends at Ergo and Orbit today and we have already had so many questions about this system, so we’re really excited to finally share! Every couple of months we’ll have another film to show you that updates on how these beautiful products are growing and changing to fit the needs of our newest Small Fry, Lolly! This film was taken when she was just eleven days old, and time as parents we all know how cruel time can be, and how fast our children grow, so these films by Jenner … Read more