Wednesday, December 27, 2017

3 Simple Resolutions All Moms Should Make In 2018


A new year is always a great time to put plans and goals into action. I personally like to make resolutions for different areas of my life, home, business, personal, etc. I wanted to share a few simple resolutions that I think all moms should make in 2018.

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1. Plan a day or a few days to unplug from social media and the internet. Take this time for extra bonding with your children. There are many things that you can do for yourself during your social media detox, journal, take a yoga class, catch up on your reading or podcasts. You can also use this time to give your children extra special attention, plan a picnic or a trip to the playground, actively listen to your children when they talk, play board games, binge watch Netflix, or enjoy a lazy day.

2. Read a few parenting books this year. I love reading but lately I have only been reading novels. This year, I'd like to squeeze in a few parenting books. The books I'm reading this year are

   

3. Practice peaceful parenting. I like to consider myself to be a gentle/peaceful parent but there is always room for improvement. My little lady is 4 now and is discovering her own voice, having an opinion about everything, and wanting to do the opposite of what I am asking her to do. This can sometimes be frustrating, so I would like to practice responding to my child instead of reacting, reduce my use of the word "no", and overall being more attentive. If you would like peaceful/gentle parenting inspiration, follow along here: Peaceful, Gentle Childhood.

What parenting resolutions are you making for 2018? Let me know in the comments below! Until next time.
April K.
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Friday, December 8, 2017

Our Winter Children's Book Picks

It's almost winter and Atlanta is getting its first snow of the season!! This is super exciting for us because we don't get very much snow if any and this is Ava's first time seeing and being able to play in the snow. I thought it would be fun to mention the books in our home collection that we are snuggling up with this winter. Check them out below!

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1.   My First Kwanzaa (My First Holiday) - This author write amazing books with lots of diversity. The pictures are beautiful and the book explains Kwanzaa very well.

2. Pete the Cat Saves Christmas - This is a favorite of ours, Ava likes when I sing the rhyme in the book lol. I lucked up and found this book at Goodwill.

3. The Biggest Snowball of All - This book belongs to a series of books and was my book as a child. Now I get to share it with Ava.

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4. Merry Christmas, Little Critter! - Another great Goodwill find.

5. Snowball Soup (Little Critter, My First I Can Read)

6. My First Kwanzaa Book - This was also my book as a child and Ava loves looking at the colorful pictures.

7. Merry Christmas Mom and Dad

Add these books to your library list, they are super fun to read. I would like to pick up more books about different holidays celebrated in December to our collection. Do you have any recommendations? What books are you reading this winter? Let me know in the comments below! Until next time.

April K.
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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Not Your Typical Holiday Gift Guide for Moms

Holiday shopping for any mom in your life can be hard. Most of us just want a day or two of peace and quiet and not having to do housework! I wanted to share a few gift suggestions that any mom in your life would be happy to receive this holiday season.

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1. A gift certificate to her favorite yoga studio would be greatly appreciated.

2. I think I speak for all moms when I say that if a cleaning service were to begin showing up at door weekly, I would not complain!

3. A vacation is always nice



4. I personally have on my wishlist that I would like to start laser hair removal treatments (TMI, I know lol), but a massage, manicure and pedicure, facial, or anything at a relaxing spa would make a mama's heart sing.

5. Local Atlanta fun is great too. I personally love sip and paint classes, a ferris wheel ride would also  be nice.

6. Books, journals, or anything that helps to relieve stress and helps creativity are some of the best gifts.

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7. If you really want to give mom a great gift for the holidays, try a prepared meal delivery. Cooker Delivery is a healthy meal delivery service that works with 30 top Atlanta chefs to prepare meals and deliver them right to your door! Atlanta locals can try out Cooker Delivery using code: Insta10 for your first meal free up to $10.

If any of these things, especially a vacation, just happen to fall in my lap this holiday season, I'll be a happy camper! What gifts are you giving the special moms in your life? Let me know in the comments below! Until next time.

April K.
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