Monday, November 20, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide for Preschool Girls

Happy Happy Holidays everyone! I wanted to share a few things to put on your preschool girl's holiday wish list. I think every 4 year old girl would love these items whether she loves to read or play outside. Have a look at my Holiday Gift Guide for Preschool Girls below!

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The gifts are categorized for your convenience. I have personally done gift themes for gift giving during the holidays. One year my daughter only got books, another year she only got art supplies, she really enjoyed it. Click the pictures to see prices. *This blog post contains affiliate links. Purchasing through them, at no further cost to you, helps support TheDailyAprilNAva.

For the girl who loves to read:
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For the girl who loves to play pretend:
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For the girl who loves to play outside:
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For the Girl who loves art:
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I'm definitely not a preschooler but I would totally want all of these under my tree, especially the camera! What are you all giving your littles for the holidays? Let me know in the comments below! Until next time.
April K.
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

4 Fun Ways To Keep Your Mommy Brain Sharp


I have been out of college and a stay at home mom for a while now and sometimes I feel like my brain is mush! Mush meaning "mommy brain" which is where I have forgotten how to interact with adults, manners, basically everything that doesn't have to do with my child.  In addition to "mommy brain", my most commonly used words are "potty", "tushy", and "kissy" lol. As an outgoing person I want to make sure I am able to hold an adult conversation if needed, so I would like to share a few things that I do to keep my mind feeling fresh. Here are 4 fun ways to keep your mommy brain sharp!

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Free College Courses - Coursera.org is a website where you can take free online college courses. Over the years I have taken many courses through this site including a writing course, nutrition course, and a chemistry course. Watching online webinars can be very informative, I've watched them on different topics. I have also just discovered a new site called EDX.org. I'm planning to register and see what they have to offer. Even though I was done with college years ago, it is still good to refresh your mind or even learn a new subject.

Reading - I really enjoy reading a good book, most of my book collection was built with books from Goodwill. The library is of course a great source, but newly released books my not be available. If I check out library books,  I tend to read faster since I know that I have to return the book after only a few weeks. I understand that sometimes busy moms don't have the time to sit down and read a book, but lately I have been using Hoopla. Hoopla is available as an app and is a digital media service that allows you to stream and download audiobooks, music, ebooks, and movies using your library card. I love listening to an audio book on a long drive in the car.

Listen to Podcasts - Lately I have been listening to podcasts almost daily. If you aren't able to sit down with a physical book or even listen to an audio book, then a podcast may be the way to go. Podcasts take less time to listen to than an audio book. There are podcasts about any and everything, you can even learn a foreign language from a podcast.

Have Hobbies - Hobbies are my thing! I didn't really start tapping into my hobbies until I was in college when I began a beauty blog. Now in my real adult life lol, I love to scrapbook, do yoga, read and write.  I also like to go to different events in my hometown. Having hobbies keeps your mind sharp and is a great form of self care which all moms need.

See anything on this list that you want to try out? I can honestly say that I have been enjoying audio books and podcasts, they are both effortless to listen to. What are some things that you do to keep your mind fresh? Let me know in the comments below! Until next time.

April K.
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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Our Fall Children's Book Picks

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The fall season is one of our favorite seasons in our home. We love attending fall events and attractions in our city, we love fall crafts, and fall themed books. Even though the fall is Ava's favorite season, we only own one fall book! This prompted a trip to the library to look for more fall themed books to incorporate into our homeschool day. Here is what we picked up.

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1. Fall leaves fall by Zoe Hall - I found this book at Goodwill when Ava was a baby and she still likes to read it.

2. Fall by Mary Lindeen

3. Rotten Pumpkin by David Schwartz - Ava is obsessed with the process of decay lol. When she saw this book, she had to have it. We have had to renew this book 2 times because Ava likes it so much.

4. Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell

5. Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson - Ava fell in love with this book when she saw and listened to it on Book Flix. This book is a longer book, but the narrator's voice really brought the book to life and Ava reads this book over and over again.

6. Fall Is Here by Frankie Jones

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7. Fall is Here! Counting 1-10 by Pamela Jane - A cute little rhyming book, great for toddlers.

8. My Autumn Book by Wong Herbert Yee - This is another book that Ava likes to check out over and over. The girl in the story likes to make a fall leaf picture which has been Ava's favorite activity lately.

I would recommend adding these books to your library list. What fall books are you reading this season. Let me know in the comments! Until next time.

April K.
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