How Our Toddler Helps Us Donate Toys

My kids have a lot of toys – you might even say they’re a wee bit spoiled when it comes to toys. That’s what happens when you have grandparents around who love you and want to grant your every desire. (We love you, abuelos!)

I don’t really mind that my kids have a lot of toys. They have fun and entertain themselves playing with their toys all the time. But sometimes it gets overwhelming. We don’t have a large house and when the toys start taking over every room, I start feeling a little suffocated. 

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10 Super Cute Pumpkin-Shaped Treats

Pumpkin-flavored everything may be the star of the show on Pinterest during October and November, but my vote goes for items shaped like those bright orange vegetables. You’ll definitely rocket to the top of the fun moms list.

Whether you’re looking for dinner, dessert, or a snack, or something simple to more elaborate, these 10 pumpkin-shaped recipes have you covered!

It’s hard to decide which one is the cutest:

Pumpkin Bread Cake Balls

8 Things My Baby Would Rather Play With Than His Toys

As the little brother, Macks has inherited all of the toys that his sisters played with when they were his age. I’ve only had to buy him a few toys to add to his collection. Now that Macks is sitting up on his own and crawling everywhere, it’s so much easier for him to get around and get to the toy of his choice. The only problem is that, even with a room full of toys, he still chooses to play with everything but those toys. I don’t know what it is with babies and playing with any household item they can get their hands on, but Macks proves that he doesn’t need toys, he just wants what’s laying around.

Here are Macks’ top 8 list of things he’d rather play with than his toys:

What I Learned from “Un-Plugging” for a Week

I find myself constantly in a go-go-go mindset. I also find it difficult to stop and just do ONE thing at a time. Like watch a show, for example. I’m always tempted to pick up my phone and browse my social media. My phone is constantly in my hand or pocket and I hate it. Since I work from home and I’m a full-time mom, I’ve found it more and more difficult to step away from work, especially when I’m connected constantly via my phone.

I’ve felt such a pressure to “be in the loop” and I hated that anxious feeling it was stirring inside of me. I needed a break, so I declared an “un-plug” week. I put up my automatic reply on my email, logged out of all my social media, put my computer away, and took a break. I wanted to slow down and just put everything away. It was such an incredible week, and it really taught me a lot.

Here are a few things that really moved me during this time.

Save Now On Crib Bedding Sets!

If you’ve been looking for your favorite Disney characters to decorate your little one’s crib, you are in luck, my fellow Disney-loving friend.

Right now, over at Toys”R”Us, you can save up to $40 on crib bedding sets from Disney, with prices starting as low as $159 for a complete four-piece set, including a comforter, crib sheet, dust ruffle, and everyone’s favorite feature: the diaper stacker. Click through to see some of the savings and fun character pieces!

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