❄️There is nothing quite like the first snow of the season! ❄️ . Growing up in South Texas, I still have to pinch myself sometimes experiencing these magical moments of the season we get here in New England... but my first experience with real winter as a freshman in college was definitely a rude awakening! . To make the most of your play in the snow, your kids need good snow gear - see our picks for quality gear that keeps your kids warm and dry without breaking the bank! . Follow me in the LIKEtoKNOW.it app to shop this look or visit the direct 🔗 in my bio >>> http://liketk.it/2tNAA #liketkit @liketoknow.it @liketoknow.it.family #LTKfamily #LTKkids #LTKunder50 #LTKunder100
Want to know my kids FAVORITE Elf on the Shelf learning activity so far??? #AD . This is what actually had them so engaged a few posts back... they were building an igloo for Elfie! . Fill a couple ice cube trays with water, sprinkle in some glitter and sequins for holiday flair and freeze overnight. In the morning, Elfie delivers a bowl of festive ice, a little cup of water with eye droppers (ours are from @LearningResources) and the activity card to 'Build an Igloo'. . I had to pry them away so we wouldn't be late for school... plenty of time for me to drink a hot cup of coffee and get everything else ready for school. . If you're in need of more #ElfontheShelf ideas, grab the entire list of holiday-themed learning activities and printable activity cards your elf can deliver daily from now until Christmas at the direct link in my bio
Do your kids like to 'Deck the Halls' as much as you do? . Here's a fun one we made last year with my great crafting equalizer - contact paper. It let's toddler fingers create as easily as your older kids. We used it to make these festive and sparkly ornament suncatchers, then strung them together to make a Christmas banner for the kids' playroom! . See the complete directions (and finished results) at the direct link in my bio... it's a perfect holiday weekend project, completed in minutes!
Is there anything that captures the magic of the season more than your kids in their holiday pajamas in front of the lit up Christmas tree? #AD . I'm sharing all my favorite family holiday traditions with Christmas pjs today (direct link in bio) as part of @Carters #PajamaProgram. It's the season for giving and what better way to give back than sharing the tradition of holiday pajamas with families in need in your community - when you go to buy your kids pjs this year, buy an extra pair to donate in stores. . While our family's matching Christmas pajamas are as central a part of the season as Christmas trees and Santa, owning just one pair of pajamas is a privilege millions of children in America don't have. Carter's is committed to matching donations up to 100,000 pajamas now through 12/31/17. . So make the most of your Christmas pjs this year... and share that magic by donating a pair in your local #Carters too. #lovecarters
Who's already forgotten to move their elf this month? #AD . Elfie first arrived at our house when our oldest was 3... and by the end of the first week of December, she was terrified of him and didn't want him watching her anymore. We have been hesitant to bring him back, until I partnered with @LearningResources to use him for a bigger purpose - to Teach Yourself with Elf on the Shelf! What if every morning in December I could promise you a scene like this? All your kids engaged in play together while you get to drink a cup of coffee, hot! . This year, Elfie is bringing 24 days of holiday themed learning. Each day, he arrives with a simple learning through play activity and the basic supplies needed for it. Supplies are simple: minimal craft supplies, items from your holiday arsenal (ornaments, tinsel, bows, etc), kitchen stuff, and of course a few of our favorite #LearningResources toys. Spend 5 minutes setting it up, for loads of enjoyment the next morning - and I don't even move Elfie - he brings everything to the same spot everyday. . Head on over to the Learning Resources blog today from the direct 🔗 in my bio 👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻 to download your F.R.E.E. printables, featuring 24 daily activity cards, hello and farewell letters from your elf, as well as blank templates to write your own letters or activities too.
All dressed and ready for Breakfast with the Big Guy this morning... . The girls are obsessed with their BELIEVE shirts and Christmas light tutus, and well, my little man won't wear anything without a dinohorn or cool truck on it these days... so we found a way to make it work! And with tutus like these, you can't help but dance! >>> SWIPE >>> to see our holiday dance party, and check out my IG story for pics from Breakfast with Santa this morning! . What holiday fun are you and yours up to this weekend? . Follow me in the LIKEtoKNOW.it app to shop the kids holiday looks http://liketk.it/2tH5l #liketkit @liketoknow.it #LTKholidaystyle #LTKfamily #LTKkids #LTKunder50 @liketoknow.it.family
#AD Do you know what’s in your deodorant? 🤷🏻♀️ . I didn’t either until a few years ago. My daughter’s struggles with eczema and sensitive skin forced me to start paying attention to what was in our personal care products. . One night, after a particularly bad eczema outbreak, she burst into tears in the bath tub because she just wanted pretty clear skin like her sister. My heart broke into a million pieces..I started reading the ingredient lists on the back of everything we put ON our bodies as carefully as a mom of a child who has food allergies would read ingredient lists on food packages. The only problem was… personal care products don’t have to tell you all their ingredients. . Yep, you read that correctly. But many companies are choosing to be more transparent – like @Toms_of_Maine - their complete transparency and simple ingredient lists are #WhyISwitched to Tom’s of Maine Long Lasting Natural Deodorant. . So, do you know what’s in your deodorant? Flip it over and give those ingredients a read, and then decide if you still want to use it. #clvr
Christmas came early for this little reader today... and guess what?!? We’ve got one for you too! #ad #giveaway . Last spring, my girls and I read through all 3 of the Zoey and Sassafras books, with them begging to read “just one more chapter” every night. For those new to the series, Zoey, and her pet cat, Sassafras, treat magical animals using the scientific method. . When we heard @theinnovationpress was publishing a 4th, we pre-ordered it over the summer. And after weeks of her asking if the book came yet, it’s finally here!!! Catterflies and Ice! . It’s actually coming next week, but we received an early copy from the publisher... so we have one to giveaway to YOU! . To enter... 1⃣ Follow me @pgpbmeghan and @theinnovationpress 2⃣ Like this post ❤ 3⃣ Tag a friend with a little reader you’d love to introduce to this awesome series. One tag per comment; tag more friends for extra entries 4⃣ Giveaway in no way sponsored by Instagram. Ends 12/8 at midnight. One winner will be selected and must provide shipping address via DM to receive prize. . Want to learn more about our favorite series??? Check out the printable Magical Animal Journal at the direct 🔗 in my bio to learn more about Zoey and Sassafras and how it teaches your little learner about animal classification and the scientific method.
When do you give your kids their holiday pjs? Do you have special family traditions for them? #ad . For countless families, holiday pajamas are a Christmas tradition. Whether you give them on Christmas Eve or wear them for your family holiday card. I know as a kid I looked forward to my Christmas jammies every year. . But for millions of American children, it is a privilege they have never known. They do not have books to read or a warm pair of pajamas to sleep in during cold winter nights. This holiday, @carters wants to change that. . Now in its 7th year, the Pajama Program accepts new pajama donations in Carter’s stores, as well as monetary donations in stores and online, now through end of the year. Carter’s is committed to matching donations up to 100,000 pairs of pjs, given directly into your local community. . So on this #GivingTuesday, or when you head out to buy your family’s holiday pajamas, consider dropping in to your local Carter’s and giving the gift of sweet dreams this Christmas. Don’t miss our IG stories to see how easy the donation process can be! #lovecarters