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The Babymoov Anti-UV Tent is the perfect way to keep your baby cool and shaded when you’re outdoors. The top portion of the tent is made with an anti-UV material that blocks up to 99% of UVA and UVB rays keeping Baby’s sensitive skin safe from the sun. It measures a roomy, but not overly huge, 38.5″ x 30.5″ x 33″. The front of the tent has mosquito netting that can either be closed with the attached Velcro, or swept and tied to the side, completely out of the way. There is also a netted rear window that allows for a great breeze and viewing.

Summer Must-Have: Babymoov Anti-UV Tent

This adorable little tent weighs less than 3 pounds and folds flat, so toting it around can’t be any easier. Set up is a cinch since it practically pops up on its own once removed from its handy carrying case. The case also has a little pocket where you will find four tent stakes to keep your little lightweight tent from blowing away. The frame of the tent is made up of bendable wires  (think car window sun shade) and folds up just the same. My favorite was how easy it was to clean it up when we were done with it — just pick it up and shake it out!

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The only thing I had a little trouble with was refolding it, so back to the internet I went to watch the video a few times. I found there is a trick to it, but once you get it it’s pretty simple. My advice: Hold it upside down, bring the sides together — one side over the other like a burrito — and shove to the floor. It’s just that easy. But, just in case you still are having some trouble, here’s a video of how the fold is done according to Babymoov:

Happy camping!

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Win everything in our #SummerScoop4Moms Giveaway
The scoop on everything moms need for summer

The days until the arrival of summer are ticking off fast. Whether you’re waiting for your kids to be out of school for summer vacation, you’re getting some time off of work for the season to spend it with your kiddos, or you’re just waiting for the official start of our sunniest time of year, there’s nothing we love more than summer and for good reason!

But, as much as we love this time of year and all the fun it brings, getting prepped for all that fun can be quite a task for moms. This year, check out the Summer Scoop, brought to you alongside our friends at Project NurseryIt will give you the insider look at everything you need to make the most of summer with your kids!

To kick things off, Savvy Sassy Moms and Project Nursery, along with some summer-loving bloggers, are giving you the chance to win everything in the Summer Scoop. With over $2300 in prizes, there’s no better way to start your summer!

Make sure you’re following Savvy Sassy Moms on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest all summer long. Keep an eye out for #SummerScoop4Moms!

Win the new BABYBJORN Baby Carrier One Outdoors #SummerScoop4Moms

BABYBJӦRN Baby Carrier One Outdoors

Introducing the newest baby carrier from BABYBJÖRN. Designed to help you share an active, open-air lifestyle with your child, the BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier One Outdoors ($260) is the ultimate ergonomic choice for active families. The Outdoors Carrier features a sporty design, high-quality materials and functional details, while offering all of the best features of the Baby Carrier One. The carrier has an extra-sturdy waist belt for added weight distribution and pressure relief, padded form-fitting shoulder straps to help you comfortably and safely carry a growing child from newborn up to the age of three years, and four ergonomic front and back carrying positions.

Perfect for parents who want optimal comfort and functionality while they are exploring the magic of the outdoors with their children, the Baby Carrier One Outdoors is made of breathable and water-repellent materials and includes a waist belt pocket and loops on the shoulder straps for easy access to keys, credit cards, baby accessories and more. Baby Carrier One Outdoors also comes with a practical storage bag that protects the carrier when it is not in use.

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Win the Babymoov Anti-UV Tent from #SummerScoop4Moms

Babymoov Anti-UV Tent

Babymoov’s Anti-­UV Tent ($40) takes the hassle out of Baby’s beach trips by protecting Baby from the elements and blocking 99% of UVA and UVB rays. Ventilated mesh will keep Baby shielded from the sand and wind, while still providing comfortable airflow on hot days, and a built-­in mosquito net keeps the pesky bugs at bay. Tie back the tent’s mesh entrance or secure it shut when the wind starts to pick up. The tent’s large capacity gives Baby ample room to play, while still being lightweight for parents. A pop-­up system and transport bag allow for setup in as little as three seconds, with four tent poles to anchor it securely to the ground.

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Win the Cybex Baby Travel System #SummerScoop4Moms
Cybex Agis M-Air3/Aton 2 Travel System

The CYBEX Agis M-Air3 Stroller & Aton 2 Infant Car Seat Travel System ($600) allows parents to have an all-in-one, on-the-go system to allow them to explore with their little one. At Cybex, safety comes first and it shows in the features of their Aton 2 Infant Car Seat. Made for children 4-35 pounds and up to 30-inches tall, this car seat has innovative Linear Side-Impact Protection, while still being one of the lightest car seats on the market, weighing in at just under 9 pounds. The accompanying stroller fits children up to 55 pounds and is the perfect way to get around the city with your Aton 2 Infant Car Seat. Moms will love that you only need one hand to operate its key features — it only takes one hand to fold it into a standing position or recline the seat for Baby.

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Win a Lily Jade Diaper Bag #SummerScoop4Moms

Lily Jade Diaper Bags

When Meggan Wood’s oldest daughter, Caroline, was born, Meggan found herself frustrated by the lack of beautiful, leather diaper bags. She wanted a bag that was stunning and hardworking, and one that would last long enough to still carry all those precious memories beyond the baby years. She sketched the perfect diaper bag design to her husband, Landon, and the rest is history! The real genius behind Meggan’s idea is the “Baby Bag,” a removable, washable organization insert included with every Lily Jade. This amazing engineering feat allows mommies to move from diaper duty, to meetings, to date nights. Lily Jade’s most popular styles convert to backpacks with the flick of a clasp, and can be worn over the shoulder and crossbody as well. Lily Jade supports its rapidly growing community of moms with by encouraging them to tell their #storyofmotherhood and giving bags away as often as possible!

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Win from Platypus Australia Swimwear for Kids #SummerScoop4Moms

Platypus Australia Swimwear

Platypus Australia is a leading Australian UPF50+ swimwear brand for children from babies through to size 14. Designed to mix-and-match, Platypus Australia is for little ones who like to be active, comfortable and stylish yet protected from the sun. But, just because these swimsuits for babies and kids come from the other side of the world doesn’t mean you can’t get them for your own little sun worshipers. Easy shipping is available to both the U.S. and Canada… and, it’s free if you spend over $80.

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Win a gb Child Pockit Stroller #SummerScoop4Moms

gb Child Pockit Stroller

Designed for frequent travelers, the gb Child Pockit Stroller ($250)  in Monument Black quickly folds into an ultra-compact package, shaped like a handbag, for simple transport on airplanes and more. The stroller offers a self-standing folded option for added versatility when you and Baby are dining out. When in use, the Pockit offers a height-adjustable harness that is easy to tighten or loosen to secure your little one properly. Front swivel wheels make maneuvering simple and you can lock the tires for stability when strolling along uneven paths. Easily push your little bundle of joy with one hand in this compact stroller.

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Win an iPhone 6s from STIYA for #SummerScoop4Moms

STIYA Memory Keeping App

What’s the name of that lunch place? Where was that fun park? Ever wondered why you can search any data in the world except for your own memories? You had a fun day… how can you share the details with a friend?  Meet the newest app on the block, Stiya. Stiya stands for ‘Stories In Your Attic,’ bringing those precious stories from the attic of your memories into your to your pocket, making us all storytellers in a click. Stiya is a silent app that is completely private, capturing your memories and experiences — such as where you dined, walked, took a photo, and more — into beautiful journals that are searchable and, if desired, shareable via text, email, Facebook, or Twitter. We can’t wait to see where you’ve been making memories! (Note: Stiya currently only available via iTunes.)

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Win the new Ubbi Snack Tweats from #SummerScoop4Moms

Ubbi Snack Tweats

The Ubbi Snack Tweat ($10 each) is an innovative snack container that combines playfulness and functionality making snack time enjoyable for both parents and children. Fitted for a small child’s hand, the bird shaped Ubbi Tweat stores and seals snacks to keep them fresh. Cleverly designed, the lid remains attached when open and the weighted base leans and wobbles to prevent the container from tipping over. The Tweat opening has a practical soft spill guard and is large enough for easy snack access.

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Win $2300 in prizes from #SummerScoop4Moms

Enter to win the Summer Scoop grand prize

One winner will receive all of the products in the #SummerScoop4Moms:

BABYBJӦRN Baby Carrier One Outdoors in Turquoise or Black ($260 value)
Babymoov Anti-UV Tent ($40 value)
CYBEX Agis M-Air3/Aton 2 Travel System in Moon Dust ($600 value)
Lily Jade Bag of Your Choice (Up to $375 value)
Platypus Gift Certificate ($100 value)
gb Child Pockit Stroller ($250 value)
iPhone 6s from STIYA ($649 value)
Ubbi Snack Tweat Collection ($50 value)

Total prize value: $2324

Please enter using the Gleam form below. You must be a U.S. resident and at least 18-years-old to enter and win. Winner will be contacted via email after the close of the giveaway. Please allow 4-6 weeks for prizes to arrive. All entries will be verified.

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Potty troubles? Try throwing a potty training party! #PampersEasyUps #adOh, potty training. I have such a love/hate relationship with it. I mean, no more diapers  would be awesome, but how to get started in the process can be so daunting. Thankfully, Pampers Easy Ups came to the rescue!

Pampers sent us a box full of goodies and helpful tips to host an awesome potty training party to get our family and all of our friends ready to take on this new adventure in parenting. We sorted through everything and called all of our friends over to party!

How to Throw a Pancakes and Potty Training Party #PampersEasyUps #ad

Pancakes and potty training

It isn’t a party without some snacks right? I decided to do pancake pops to keep our party guests full. They’re fun and easy, plus, “Pancakes and Potty Training” sounded like an appropriate theme for the day. If you’ve never made them, just use your normal pancake batter and add in a lollipop stick before you flip it over. I gave each kid their own cup of syrup so they could dip as they pleased. It was a big hit!

Once everyone had a full belly and was ready to party, we had the kids try on their own Pampers Easy Ups. They were loving it! The Easy Ups were just that — easy to pull on and off when it was time to go potty. Plus, the kids loved all of the fun designs!

Adorable Diaper Photobooth for a Party or Baby Shower #PampersEasyUps #ad

Take a picture to celebrate

To mark the occasion, we had an awesome “It’s Potty Time” photo booth set up for each child to take a picture in. I think it’s so fun to make a celebration out of potty training and I wanted to our party guests to know that it was a big deal and they were so big to start trying to go in the potty!

The photo booth was relatively easy to set up — I used a fringe doorway curtain, some honeycomb shapes, and then added in a few Easy Ups on a clothesline. The kids loved the balloons the most, of course.

 

Hosting a Potty Training Party for Kids and Moms #PampersEasyUps #ad

Fun for the moms, too

But, the party wasn’t just for the kids. Pampers also sent over some great goody bags and helpful tips for the moms. Some highlights to remember are:

  • Have team spirit! You are your child’s biggest fan and you are also their coach. Stay calm when faced with accidents and setbacks.
  • Be prepared with everything you may need. Consider step stools, potty seats, and training pants, like Pampers Easy Ups.
  • Celebrate every win. Don’t just talk about the accidents, celebrate when things go right, too.
  • Wait until your child is ready. Your child will show signs of readiness when she’s ready to potty train. If you wait until your child is ready, you will save everyone a lot of frustration.

How to Make Potty Training Easy with a Potty Training Chart #PampersEasyUps #adAfter a little learning and chatting about potty training methods, we went through our goody bags. These reward charts are going to be so helpful to encourage the kids to go potty and we each got a pack of Pampers Easy Ups to get us started!

 

Easy Up Designs

Pampers Easy Ups are our favorite

I really loved the Pampers Easy Ups. Not only did my daughter love the fun designs, but when she does have an accident, the Easy Ups hold 25% more than the other leading brands. This is extra wonderful when you get to the nighttime party of potty training. Not more leaks while she sleeps means a more restful night for all of us. Pampers Easy Ups make the transition from diaper to underwear smooth!

If you have several friends ready to embark on the potty training mission, have everyone over for a little party! Seeing all of her friends excited got my child extra excited about it, too.Celebrate Potty Training

What are some of your top potty training tips?

 

This was a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

This post was contributed by Lindsey McPherson as part of Savvy Sassy Moms Product Scouts. You can find more from Lindsey on her blog, The Nashville Mom.

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As a parent of a new baby, one of your biggest concerns is caring for them in the best way possible. The baby market is a flood of information and products, which can be a bit daunting to new parents — especially when it comes to using products that will go directly on your newborn’s skin. From bathing to lotion to sunscreen, you want to know that everything that comes in contact with that sweet baby skin is safe and gentle.

Newborn Essentials Kit from Baby Pibu

Baby Pibu is an organic newborn skincare line that takes into consideration the importance of taking care of your newborn from head to toe with direct input from an expert. What better way to ensure that you are getting the best newborn skincare than from a dermatologist who is a mom herself?

Newborn Skincare Must-Haves
One-stop newborn skincare shop

Dr. Amy Kim, a board certified surgical dermatologist, created Baby Pibu’s Newborn Essentials Skincare Kit as an easy way to provide parents with the comfort that they are using safe and gentle products on their baby’s skin. Rather than choosing a product here or a product there for Baby’s skincare needs, she wanted parents to be able to get everything they needed for their new addition in one convenient place.

What Sunscreens are Safe for Newborns?

The kit contains 10 of Baby Pibu’s top skin care products, including the Moms on Call endorsed Intensive Bottom Relief. Everything from shampoo to eczema care, the Newborn Essentials Skincare Kit has it all.

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Well coordinated

One of our favorite things about the Baby Pibu Newborn Essentials Skincare Kit is that it is designed to be color coded. Each kit contains a super helpful, and easy to read, set of Doctor Instructions. Each care card conveniently coordinates to a product in the kit. Simply match the color of the instructions to one of the products of the same color and you are easily able to identify what product suits your newborn’s skincare needs. Genius! Nothing is nicer as a new (and tired) parent than being able to quickly access information on care that your little one might need.

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Au natural

When it comes to your newborn’s skin, natural is the way to go. Baby Pibu has taken great care to make sure that their products are free of all those icky chemicals and potential allergens. Each products is free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, formaldehydes, peanuts, dairy, soy, and any fragrance or dyes.

Baby Pibu has even put their products through additional testing so that they can ensure that even with the most sensitive of newborn’s skin their products aren’t irritating, and that their natural sunscreen is safe even in the harshest of suns rays.

Give the gift of skincare

The Newborn Essentials Skincare Kit is packaged as the perfect gift. Whether planning for a shower or celebrating the arrival of a new bundle of joy, any new parent will appreciate the luxury of this wonderfully designed and convenient kit. Parents get the chance to give each product Baby Pibu product a test run. Then, as Baby grows, order their favorites in larger sizes as they determine their newborn’s skincare needs. Gaining convenience and confidence is the best kind of gift any new parent can receive!

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Sunscreen is part of our regular routine when my family leaves the house to spend time outside. We want to have fun, but we also want to make sure we’re protecting our skin — it’s important for both kids and parents!

How to find a sunscreen routine for kidsPrepping for a bright and sunny day in Los Angeles!

I remember when people first started wearing sunscreen as a regular measure to prevent sun damage to the skin. That was in the ’80s, when I was at least 10-years-old, which means that before that? I didn’t really wear sunscreen, or my parents didn’t make me.

As an adult, I have seen the effects of that long-ago sun damage. So now I am vigilant about sun protection for my kids. My husband is too. In fact, he’s probably even more concerned about it than I am! He’s justified in his concern — just one or two bad sunburns experienced as a child can double the risk of a person getting skin cancer.

TIP: Make putting on sunscreen a family affairIt’s a family affair.

On Mother’s Day we all went to our first Major League Soccer match — LA Galaxy versus New England Revolution. This was exciting for us because my older son just started playing soccer for the first time last year. In a town where many children start soccer very young, I thought he might be intimidated by joining in the sport at age 10, but he caught on quickly because soccer is such a unifying game. I watched how this fun soccer match unified the fans in StubHub Arena to cheer on the Galaxy.

Where to Watch Soccer with Kids in LA

Major League Soccer has teamed up with Neutrogena® to promote healthy habits among children when it comes to protection from the sun. All of the ball kids around the perimeter of the field wore bright yellow #ChooseSkinHealth t-shirts — my own kids got to wear them too, along with bright yellow wristbands, which made it easy to find our group of four on the jumbo screen in the stadium!

Everything You Need for a Soccer Game with KidsBefore we left for the match, we took the time to apply sunscreen on ourselves and our kids. By now, my boys are used to the drill — they willingly submit to having sunscreen rubbed onto every visible piece of skin. With the addition of CoolDry Sport Sunscreen Spray, my younger son actually likes to put it on himself.

How to teach kids to put on sunscreen themselves

Watching their mom and dad take care of our own skin gives the boys a good example of how sun protection is a priority for us, and something that is just part of getting ready to spend some time outdoors.

Which Sunscreen is Best for Your Family?So many choices! I picked Neutrogena®  Baby Sunscreen Lotion SPF 60+ because California melanoma rates have increased 36% in the past 10 years!

Even when the sky is overcast, we take the extra time to apply sunscreen and grab a hat. On Mother’s Day, most of the Los Angeles area was under a thick layer of clouds, but as the Galaxy match began, the sun came out and bathed us in golden light.

sunscreen family at soccer stadium

sunscreen LA Galaxy defends

The match was exciting! The Galaxy won 4-2, reaching a milestone of 300 regular season wins! And, the weather was unexpectedly hot and sunny, so I was really happy that we had been so diligent about putting on sunscreen!

sunscreen family at soccer stadium

Enter to win from Neutrogena and Major League Soccer

Head to the Savvy Sassy Moms Instagram to enter to win a prize pack from Neutrogena and Major League Soccer. It has everything you need to get ready for watching soccer in the sun this summer!

This post was sponsored on behalf of Neutrogena® via One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.

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It’s finally spring… even here in Maine! People are outside again, the grass is turning green, and there’s a overall excitement in the air. I don’t know about where you live, but in my neck of the woods, it’s also a big season for some of our favorite charitable events.  There are so many great organizations and causes looking for support and lots of ways to get your whole family involved.

One of my big goals as a parent is to raise kids who are kind and generous, who give back and pay it forward. My boys are still very young and have a lot of growing to do. In no way do I expect that they’ll fully comprehend their philanthropy, but I do hope as they grow up their awareness, compassion, and commitment to helping others will continue to develop and I hope that they’ll feel good about their actions and empathy.

How to Raise Philanthropic Kids
Photo courtesy of @DesireeEaglin

5 Ways to raise philanthropic kids
1. Lemonade stand with purpose

I guarantee that my kids aren’t the only ones that love having a lemonade stand. Next time your kids ask you to make the lemonade, encourage them to donate a portion of their profits to the local non-profit organization of their choice. Maybe even offer to match their earnings for extra incentive and to show your commitment to the cause and their efforts.

2. Peter Pan birthday party

When you host a “friends” birthday party, especially a larger one, the presents can often be too much… even when you politely request no gifts. Next time you’re planning a birthday party with your child, ask them if they would be interested in doing a Peter Pan birthday party. Instead of presents, have guests bring items for an organization you chose together, like a local pet shelter, food pantry, or children’s hospital.  We’ve done a few of these and it’s always a win-win during the party and when I see my kiddo’s pride when delivering the gifts afterwards.

3. Make it a family affair

Spring is a great season to kick off your family’s commitment to giving back. Participate as a family in a charitable event, such as a walk/run for a cause, food drive, or neighborhood cleanup. Or, volunteer together with an organization of interest like pet shelter or soup kitchen.

4. Set up a spend/save/give piggy bank

My older boys both have piggy banks and I love the way they’re learning to earn and save their money. Recently, we’ve added a new component to the process. When their piggy bank is full and we head to the bank, they need to save a third, spend a third (usually they chose the toy store!), and give a third to an organization they choose.

5. Lead by example

It’s hard to expect something from our kids that we’re not modeling ourselves and while it can be daunting sometimes, we are our kids’ role models. Our level of involvement with being charitable changes with the season of our lives, but there are so many simple, easy ways to help organizations we believe in, even in our busiest times. Be sure your kids see what you’re doing to give back… it will go a long way!

Got you thinking? How do you, or how will you, help your kiddos give back?

 

This post was contributed by Rebecca Spear as part of Savvy Sassy Moms Product Scouts. You can find more from Rebecca on her blog, Mainely Mama.

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I admit that I’m a sucker for a kids clothing box. While I love to shop for my kids, I don’t have time to hit the mall very often, so their wardrobe typically ends up being filled with pieces that I grab when I’m already shopping at Target or things that they need out of necessity. Sure, I shop online, but there are typically more misses than hits when the pieces I’ve bought arrive.

Kidbox is a new kids clothing box that makes it easy to fill your kid’s closets with cool clothes, and, while giving back at the same time.

Kidbox Kids Clothing Box for Less than $100

How it works

Like most box deliveries, you start by heading to their website and creating a profile. Kidbox allows you to customize your profiles for each child, so you can truly get a customized box that fits their style and personality.

Choose your kids style when you shop at Kidbox

From there, you can pick to avoid certain styles — patterns, a tight fit, etc. — as well as certain colors. Then, you quickly add in a few more profile details that help them narrow down your style, such as where you typically shop and how you’d describe your child’s personality.

And, the last thing you have to do is wait for your Kidbox to arrive!

Kidbox is the newest way to get kids clothes delivered to your home

My Kidbox arrived… now what?

Once you have your Kidbox at home, you’ll fall in love with it the moment it lands on your front porch. They’ve literally thought of every single details with the box — from the design (which can be colored on by your kiddos!) to the special surprise that comes in each box so you can keep your kids distracted for a few minutes while you see what arrived!

Check out another kids clothing box we’ve tried recently, Mac and Mia.

 

From here, Kidbox makes it so easy. Choose what you want to keep, what you don’t want to keep, and what you need a different size in. If you want to keep all of the pieces in your box, it’s a flat fee of $98, which is a steal of a deal considering the brands they include. Just want to keep a couple things? Send back the rest within seven days and they’ll charge you accordingly.

I was in love with the mix of pieces they sent for my girls, who are 8 and 11 years old. There was a fun mix of high-end boutique-style pieces that we don’t have available at our local stores, as well as some basics, like tank tops and leggings to stock up our current supply. They loved it, and so did I!

Try Kidbox and receive $25 off your first delivery

What sets Kidbox apart

Trust me when I say that I’ve tried nearly every similar service out there… and I’ve seen a lot come and go over the past few years. Here are a few of the reasons why I’m loving Kidbox and why I know they’ll be around for the long haul:

  • $98 or less: One of the big selling points for me is that I always know that the most expensive my Kidbox will be is $98. No falling in love with a crazy splurge item that suddenly bumps up the price of the clothing box to $300. Keep it all and it’s a flat fee of $98.
  • Exchanges welcome: Kids grow so fast and they can literally go up a size from the day you order your Kidbox to the day it arrives on your doorstep. Thankfully, Kidbox offers size exchanges, which is revolutionary for a clothing box!
  • Each box gives back: Lately, I try hard to choose to shop with brands that give back on a regular basis and Kidbox falls into that category. For each Kidbox purchased, they will donate clothing to a child in need through their partnership with K.I.D.S/Fashion Delivers.

Give Kidbox a try and receive $25 off your first Kidbox when you keep everything in the box. Use the code SAVVY25 when you sign-up!

Have you tried Kidbox yet? What did you think?

 

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Cat Headphones for Kids

There’s rarely a time in our house that there isn’t someone listening to music — we have it turned up on the weekend mornings while we make breakfast, full-blast in the car on the way to school, and it’s the choice way that my girls wind down at the end of the day. That being said, there are times when I want to have music turned up in our house… and times when I’d prefer that they keep their tunes to themselves (has anyone else reached their Taylor Swift quota for this lifetime?).

LED Cat Headphones

The Brookstone Cat Ear Headphones (currently on sale for $130) are the coolest new way for kids to choose how they listen to music at home or on the go. Easily switch from listening to them on your own, via the cushioned, background-noise cancelling earcups, or flip the switch to allow your music to the speakers that are hidden in the cat ears. Kids can turn a quiet music session into a dance party with their family or friends the second their favorite song comes on!

Every parent knows that having devices that do double or even triple duty are a lifesaver. With these headphones, there’s no need to have an additional speaker to let your kids listen to music outloud. It’s truly an all-in-one listening device, which makes it even more appealing to parents. (Don’t tell our kids!)

In addition to that fun and useful feature, they have control over the LED accent lights that light up when they’re listening to music. Plus, parents will love that the batteries can be charged via USB and kids who are gamers will love the detachable boom-mic to use when they’re playing.

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Get a pair for your own little kittens

The Brookstone Cat Ear Headphones are currently available in your local Brookstone store or online at Brookstone.com.

This is a sponsored blog; while the views expressed here were genuinely mine, consideration was paid to me by Brookstone to review this product.

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner and as a mom, nothing is more special than seeing the excitement on the sweet faces of my little ones as they bring me their homemade Mother’s Day gifts. Even if I were to be spoiled with a day at the spa, gifted that trendy new bag I had been eyeing, or lavished with diamonds, those adorable crafts filled with their tiny hand prints or sweet photos will always be the Mother’s Day gifts I will cherish the most. (The diamonds might come in a close second though. You know, if toddlers are giving those out these days!)

We designed this fun Mother’s Day printable set to showcase those adorable kiddos sweet faces. Help celebrate any mom in your life with either a fun printable gift tag that can be turned into a framed print or with a sweet card.

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The Thank You for Helping Me Grow Mother’s Day Printable can be custom-sized to suit your needs this Mother’s Day, from a gift tag to a fun framed print.

THANKS FOR HELPING ME GROW Mother's Day Gift

Supplies
1. Printed photo of child.
2. Scissors
3. Double-sided tape or glue
4. 8×10 frame

Directions
1. Print the downloaded file.
2. Cut photo to size of the center of the flower. The easiest way to do this is to place the photo with the face directly on top of the flower’s center, and hold up to a window to trace outer edge. Be sure to cut slightly outside the traced line.
3. Adhere the cut photo to the center of the flower.
4. Place in frame.

DIY Mother's Day Printable

Say it with a card

The matching Thank You for Helping Me Grow Card is a simple and sweet way to brighten the day of any mom. Want to make it more of a Mother’s Day gift? Add a gift card to Mom’s favorite spot!

DIY Mother's Day Gift Card

Supplies:
1. Printed photo of child.
2. Scissors
3. Double-sided tape or glue
4. Sheet of card stock or heavy paper

FREE Printable Mother's Day Card

Directions:
1. Print the outside of the card on card stock.
2. On the same sheet of card stock, but the opposite side, print the interior of the card.
3. Fold and trim to size.
4. Cut photo to size of the center of the flower. (Note: See above for additional directions.)
5. Adhere the cut photo to the center of the flower.
6. Optional: Adhere gift cards with double-sided tape.

FREE DIY Printable Mother's Day Card

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When traveling with my kids, the first thing I worry about is how to bring the everyday essentials with me… diapers, wipes, water and snacks for the plane, not to mention how to clean food items in a hotel room! For my upcoming tot-friendly vacation, I am trying out the OXO Tot collection to make travel with kids just a little bit easier.

The Most Convenient Wipes Container EVER

Must haves for travel with toddlers

The On-the-Go Wipes Dispenser w/ Diaper Pouch has been a lifesaver for both travel and home. In my diaper bag, diapers have a way of getting folded in half, filled with snacks or left behind! The On the Go Wipes Dispenser with Diaper Pouch helps my mommy brain from leaving one of the two behind — all moms know how hard it is to change a diaper without any wipes and having wipes without a clean diaper handy is pointless! The large button makes it easy to pop open with one hand while I keep the other hand on my very squirmy toddler. This trip, the One the Go Wipes Dispenser with Diaper Pouch has been permanently attached to my stroller with the convenient silicone tether!

Must-Haves for Travel with Tots

Snack time always has me concerned on beach vacations. With my kids, it feels like snack time is all the time so I need to be prepared! The Flippy Snack Cup with Travel Cover checks all the boxes when we’re traveling. For the airport and stroller time, the opening at the bottom of the handle conveniently hooks onto the stroller straps. When not in use (in my case, when it’s empty!) I can hook in onto the Mommy Hook on my stroller handle bar, or I snap on the travel cover and throw it into my bag. The travel cover is a dream for when we are at the beach and keeps the sand from making our snacks extra grainy!

OXO Tot Collection for Travel

The Straw Cup (7 oz.) is just as clever with a twisting lid that covers the straw when not in use to keep in clean. In the scorching heat, the clearly marked measurements on the side put my mind at ease knowing how much water the kids are drinking.

At the end of the day, pulling out the Cleaning Set for Straw & Sippy Cups makes me feel at peace knowing that they are getting a good cleaning when I don’t have access to a big kitchen sink or dishwasher. Every mom has tried — and probably  failed — to wash toddler cups and containers  in a hotel and the Cleaning Set is the perfect solution.

OXO Tot Travel Line

Make sure you’re following us on Instagram on Friday, April 29th to see exactly how we’re putting our OXO Tot products to use at our  spring vacation destination… The Atlantis, Bahamas!

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