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Bedtime Routine Talk, Read and Sing

As mommies we learn pretty fast that having a bedtime routine for any child is key is having a successful quite bed time. I know that if I don’t talk, read and sing to my kiddos before bed that they will go down crying and sneaking out of their rooms. I always try my best to not disturb that routine even when daddy has to work late. At times not having daddy at bedtime can cause a little trouble in my home. Especially since daddy is the one who finishes getting the little energy they might have out of them before bed with playtime.

When it comes to bedtime “Talk Read Sing” is key to keeping everyone happy and mommy very sane. One of the thing I do with my kiddos before bed is reading their favorite books. Of course with the more kiddos you have the more books you end up reading. However, I could never say no when it comes to buying books or reading to them. You always want to expand their imagination and create wonderful memories especially since they won’t stay little for ever.

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We also talk about what we read, I always want to make sure my kiddos understand the story and I like to ask questions about what happens in the story and why they think it happened. You can’t imagine the thing you might hear from your kiddos at times.

However, talk should also be happening during the day. I know when I was a new mommy it was hard to talk mostly to myself all day while my kiddo was a baby but they enjoy it so much. Don’t worry you are not the only crazy mommy out their talking to themselves, hehe. I especially like talking while we are gardening. If you don’t believe me doing these simple thing will help then go take a look at First 5 California to find out more.

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Singing is my favorite part of the bedtime routine talk, read and sing. My kiddos will not go to bed happy and quietly with out having their song. My mommy was never a singer but my hubby was lucky enough to have a mommy who loved to sing. As a tradition we sing the same song that his mommy did. Each family has their own which will bring sentiment and mean more your family. You might think you don’t have a good singing voice and trust me I don’t either but your kiddos won’t care they will just remember the time you spent with them. They will always cherish those memories more than anything and so will you.

If you are looking for more ideas to share with you family try the First 5 California as a great resource for activities for newborns, babies, toddlers and preschoolers. There’s a whole section (Activity Center) on things that parents can do with their kids to help stimulate the mind.

 

What is your bedtime routine talk, read sing?

 

Loren

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Antler Decoration Ideas

I had a great pleasure of reviewing wonderful antlers from Black Forest Décor! I just loved browsing through their site; they have everything you will need to decorate your home all rustic. I especially love their holiday décor and how it can be transform to be used all year long. I got a antler center piece and it’s so lovely and it has beautiful detail. I came up with antler decorating ideas.

The antlers are very festive and have cute leaves, moss and cherries on them. I love looking at the detail of each antler is beautiful. I just could not wait to get it out of the box and on its place on top of my white chest.
While browsing Black Forest Décor you can get anything for lighting with faux antlers to bedding! They have a great selection for everyone’s taste and I can’t wait to get my hands on a couple of other things. I also like that they have a selection of faux and real antlers.  I especially liked the beautiful coffee table made into a sledded. You can’t find better antler decoration ideas than in Black Forest website.
Since it’s not the festive holiday season, I decided to added a little spring to my antlers. I used silk flowers and place them the center. Now I have flowery center piece for the spring and a beautiful festive center piece for the winter.
What will you pick from Black Forest Décor? Will you transform your bathroom into a wood cottage or maybe your bedroom? The possibilities are endless and the décor is unique.
If you are looking for antler decoration ideas then stop by and take a look around their is always something for everyone.
Stay crafty,

Loren

 

 

 

 

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Dollar Tree Summer Fun Collection

I’m thrilled to be partnering with Dollar Tree to share their new
Summer Fun products with you! Who does not like shopping at Dollar Tree and finding fun and new way to use their products?  I can’t wait to share with you a sneak peak of Dollar Tree’s Summer Fun collection! I know I like shopping at Dollar Tree during the summer time for my kiddos because they have everything we need, like a new collection of colorful flip-flops and summer tableware for when we have get together in the backyard with family and friends. Don’t forget about party supplies for the fourth of July! I know the first thing my kiddo looks for at Dollar Tree are the toys! All for the great price of just $1. At times I even visit a couple of different Dollar Tree stores because they sometimes carry a different variety of fun things. If you are interested in the Summer Fun collection, make sure you get there soon… supplies are limited!


 
If you want to see all the fun things happening at Dollar Tree take a peek here. If you are looking for a fun contest to try with Dollar Tree products then I have one for you! They are doing a Flip-Flop Frenzy Craft Contest! You can win a $500 Dollar Tree Gift Card, who would not like that?!
All you have to do is create an original craft using flip-flops…. Then submit a photo of your create on DollarTree.com!

What will you be crafting this summer?

Loren