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DIY Reading Fort

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This post is sponsored by Kellogg’s. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Currently my boys share a room and both of them have been known to yell to the other “I just need some space!” so I knew it was time to create another option for them if they need to get some alone time in! A good ol’ sheet fort on my bed (since I’m never in there until way past their bedtime anyway) is just what they doctor ordered. We’ve had an ongoing incentive at our house that they can earn different rewards for every book that … Read more

mine + ours: books #11

July Book Reviews! I rarely, if ever, do this but I quit not one, but TWO books this month! (The last time was probably 6 years ago and it was Freedom by Jonathan Franzen) it might be my stress levels, a never ending to-do list with the move, not sure but I have the personality that finishes books to the bitter end so it’s shocking maybe to only me! First– Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore. The story of Milo, a man who has died nearly 10,000 times. He only has a few more shots to hit perfection or he disappears … Read more

15 rainy day DIYs

Now that Christmas is over, we’re in the long haul until Spring. Winter is so hard with kids, you don’t want them to have free reign over the iPad but you also need to maintain sanity. With the tiniest amount of prep you can have a crafternoon you will ALL enjoy! Face Coloring Pages // Bi Planes // DIY Dominoes // DIY Tea Set // Yoga for Kids   Superhero Training! Set up simple games and tasks to get them moving.  Puppets + Masks! Creating a puppet, writing a play with friends, and performing it for parents is sure to … Read more

little archives

It is officially gift giving season and every year we say the same thing. Activity subscription deliveries make the best gifts! I love being able to give experiences and this is something totally non-invasive. The recipient can choose when they want to do it, and everything is ready right in this darling little box. (The BOXES, am I right? So good.) Let’s check The Little Archives out! Today is the last day to get 20% off too, so hop on it if you’re interested!The first box we opened was a Make Your Own Monster Kit. Hayes worked on this for … Read more

BUY + DIY: Quiet Time Games

Quiet Games

This has been an element to Small Fry for years, but I am finally giving it a name! Essentially this series is all about tackling a need we have as parents and offering the best of both worlds: buying and/or DIYing. Because there’s some things you can’t buy or find the way you might like them and there’s some things that aren’t worth DIYing when you can buy them for such a great price. SO! Today is all about QUIET TIME. But like, TRULY quiet time. Church style. If this toy or game fell onto a gym floor it wouldn’t make … Read more

The BEST of Family Board Games

We love the holidays and one of our favorite parts about it is getting together with family and playing games! We asked on Facebook the other day what some of your favorites were…and here’s what you all said! The best part about this list is it ALL can be to you by Christmas, so order now for some family friendly fun. Bananagrams // This is a fast paced word game that the whole family can play! Pie Face // This game of surprise will have everyone rolling in laughter…even the grumpiest of game participants. HedBanz // This game is especially … 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

Nick Jr.

By Emily.  I was compensated for attending this event sponsored by Nick Jr. and Mom.me. The thoughts and opinions below are my own.  A few weekends ago I took my boys to Nick Jr.’s Mega Playdate with Blaze and Shimmer and Shine! My boys LOVE Blaze and the Monster Machines and as much as they claim not to like “girl shows” guess what show never gets turned off when it’s on? Shimmer and Shine, ha! Both my boys are obsessed with cars. They alternate between monster trucks, matchbox cars, RC cars, and they make tracks and jumps everyday it seems.  So … Read more

Must-Have Blocks!

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 … Read more

Mini Olympic Games

The Olympic games are in the air. Seriously, we aan feel it all the way up here in America! (Rio isn’t THAT far away). We wish we could travel to Brazil to cheer on the athletes, for now, our own little athletes in our own living rooms will have to suffice.All three of us love to culture our babies, and we ourselves have been watching the Olympics our entire lives. Its been so fun to watch these kids get older, and to see them getting inspired by the talented and strong athletes that have been training since they themselves were … Read more