Blissful Bedtime Yoga Sequence

While this time of year is fun and exciting, I think us mamas also find there is a certain level of stress that comes along with it. We are so busy making sure everyone is going to find what they asked for under the tree, baking for the classroom and holiday parties, attending school plays and recitals, it can be really easy to forget to take care of ourselves. Who else finds that the stresses from the day hit hardest right at bedtime? As soon as I close my eyes and lay my head down, my mind goes into overdrive – making lists and remembering all of the things I should have gotten done during the day, but didn’t get to.

When I feel the stresses from the day are going to affect my sleep, I have a bedtime yoga sequence that I turn to. This yoga sequence can take anywhere from 5-10 minutes, or more if you choose to spend more time in the poses, but even after 5 minutes I’ve found the tension is released from my mind and body, and I can go on to enjoy a peaceful slumber.

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Holiday Movie Workout

It’s officially December! It’s hard to believe 2017 is winding down, but before we can start thinking about 2018, we first get to enjoy this holiday season.

I love the holidays – the lights, the decorations, the carols, but one of my most favorite things about this time of year is watching holiday movies! Elf, The Grinch, Christmas Vacation, Frosty the Snowman, The Year Without a Santa Claus, I love them all ❤ ❤ ❤

Curling up on the couch with a blanket and a cup of hot chocolate is my idea of a perfect night, but since these movies are on TV all the time, I sometimes find myself sitting on the couch longer than I would like. So, for those chilly afternoons when we have a Christmas movie playing in the background we started playing a little game called the Holiday Movie Workout!  This is a great way to have fun on a family movie night or to burn a little extra energy if you find yourselves cooped up inside on a snowy day.

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Wacky Links™

Wacky Links™ is an amazing toy that allows your child to create whatever comes to mind!

We love that you can build so many things and wear what you create, too! The possibilities are endless, kids and adults will enjoy this toy. Great for kids ages 3 and up (it does contain small parts)

We have created bracelets, chain links, balls and so much more.

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Thanksgiving Exercises

With the sudden onset of winter we are going a little stir crazy over here.

 

Combine that with the shorter days, and we are taking advantage to get outside any chance we get.  

 Did you know outdoor play is known to help improve sleep in children?

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Musical Exploration Storybooks for Kids – Moana, Tangled & Mickey

Disney and Hal Leonard have launched their Disney Learning “Explore Music” series and we are HUGE FANS!

My kids and I love to read together all day. These picture books are not only beautiful to look at but, they encourage creative play whether it is using movement with your body or your voice to create music or getting crafty to make your own musical instruments with items around your home.  Turn a day at home or a rainy day into a fun day of musical exploration with some familiar characters.

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Halloween Story Stones

A fun and interactive activity that will have kids creating their own stories with friends and family.

What will your first story be about with your Halloween Story Stones?

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Kids will love painting these stones and then using them to create their own unique story.

Simple and Easy!

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Bus Dust

Does your child have first day of school jitters for the school bus?

Try this adorable idea of having them get a letter from the Bus Fairy with bus dust attached.

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