One of the things that I adore about the holiday season is taking out the Christmas decorations and placing them on the tree. Reminiscing about each and every one of them, especially the kid-made Christmas ornaments. The boys love talking about the ornaments they have made previously and which year they made them. Christmas ornaments that Children have made are the most precious ones and even if they do not match your tree you could give them a small tree all of their own!
I am a DisneyLife Brand Ambassador and this post was created in partnership with DisneyLife who have provided me with a free 12 month DisneyLife subscription. I have made no secret of the fact that we love Disney here in The Mad House and we also love our tech here too, which is why we are big fans of DisneyLife.
I am a huge lover of creative pursuits and getting boys involved in crafts and arts. In today’s digital age I think that being creative is even more important, but do acknowledge that sometimes it can be hard to engage your children. I have lots of arts and craft materials at home but love great craft kits. So in conjunction with Bright Minds here are my top five from Djeco.
Do you suffer from cracked or dry lips? I am very lucky that apart from cold sores I don’t, but the husbeast and Maxi both do. This DIY vanilla peppermint lip scrub is perfect for both of them and also is a great gift too. It not only is great for exfoliation and removing dead skin cells it also adds moisture, tastes and smells amazing. Giving perfectly kissable lips!
This post for simple stop motion for kids is in partnership with Sainsbury’s. Have you seen the Sainsbury’s Christmas advert yet? Mini has been singing “the greatest gift for Christmas is me” pretty much every day for weeks. But not only has it inspired him to sign, it has inspired both of my boys to try stop motion.
I want to share our Christmas Wrapping ideas for this year. I love wrapping Christmas presents with brown paper. Brown kraft paper is always something that I have a roll off so is perfect for emergency gift wrapping. I have to say that this was inspired by Heather from Growing Spaces Fun Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas. More specifically the Beard one.
Parenting is hard at the best of times, but parenting during Christmas can be a real challenge. Kids can be super excited and as parents we are trying top organise a fabulous family Christmas making it even more of a challenge. So here are some tips to keep things running smoothly over the festive period.
I am a big fan of homemade Christmas decorations and these glow in the dark polymer clay snowflake ornaments are super simple to make and kids love them. Not only do these handmade ornaments look amazing and sparkle in the daylight they glow in the dark too. Plus they are fun to make with the family during the holiday season.