If your house is anything like mine, you have more than a few wipe containers floating around.
It seems like a waste to throw them out when they have that convenient top that opens and shuts, plus they are nice and sturdy.
Here are eight great ways to give them a new life!
Last night at dinner, my daughter placed her fork down on the table, plopped her chin into her hand, and sighed despondently.
Suppressing a smile at her dramatics, I gently asked her what was wrong.
“Mom, I want to go back to the hotel,” she said accusingly.
“The hotel?” I repeated, surprised. “Oh, you mean, because it had the water park? That was fun, wasn’t it?” (We had taken the kids on a little getaway a few weeks prior.)
She shook her head at me.
“No,” she said. “It’s not the water park I miss. It’s Doc McStuffins! I want to watch it again!”
[insert sheepish mother here]
Turns out I could have saved my money and just let my kids watch their favorite show (which, admittedly, they only get to watch at hotels or Grandma’s house, as we don’t have cable at home). But because I genuinely do love Doc McStuffins as a great character role model, I was super excited to stumble upon all of these great goodies at the Disney Store–so excuse me while I dream up a Doc McStuffins themed Easter basket, will you?
In just a matter of time, the rainy season will be here. Although the temperature will be warmer, I’m sure we’ll still feel a bit of cabin fever as thunderstorms leave us trapped inside. From my experience though, rainy weather is way better on little ones than snow. We can still get outside to splash in the puddles (as long as there isn’t lightning) and it makes for a cozy, creative day indoors. As a stay-at-home mom, rain sort of forces me to get creative. It makes me come up with fun (and sometimes messy) ways to have fun with my little ones. Here are a few rainy day ideas for little ones under 2…
Growing up, March was for the most part, a magical month. I felt excitement and anticipation often counting how many times I would have to go to sleep and wake up before it was my birthday. My mother always made my birthdays special whether it was a big celebration with family and friends where streamers abounded or a small celebration complete with sparkly confetti, noise blowers and party hats.
But as I grew older birthdays began to lose some of their sparkle. Although I was thankful for them I struggled with the fact that I was getting older. Sure, becoming an “early mama” forced me to grow up rather quickly but I came to love my young mom status and eventually after finding my tribe — a group of moms in college raising their little ones just like me and years later, an amazing community via the internet, I realized that I was anything but alone in this.
As 30 approaches I’ve decided that the best thing I can do for myself is embrace it. Why resist what’s inevitable?
I’ve decided to open my eyes and my heart to the magic that will come with this new chapter in my life. I’ve decided to believe. I’m wiser than I ever was, and while I’ve still got a ways to go, I’m more confident in whom I am, lingering post pregnancy baby weight and all. And it is my belief that I will become even more confident in whom I am as a mother, a wife and a woman over the next decade (and beyond).
So in celebration of the next chapter in my story, I’m sharing 10 things I’m giving myself permission to do in my 30s:
I was talking with one of my best friends the other day about how we wanted to put our boys into swim lessons this summer. Thinking about that obviously got my wheels turning on cute swimwear for this summer. The temperatures are starting to warm up down here in the south and we are so excited to be planning our first summer with a toddler! Make a splash with Disney Baby this summer!