Disney Princess Gifts Your Little Girl Will Love | 2018 Christmas Gift List

Disney Princess Gifts Your Little Girl Will Love | 2018 Christmas Gift List

Searching for the perfect gift for your Disney princess loving child? Look no further! I’ve found magical Disney princess-inspired gifts that range from games to dress-up to dolls and more. They will be able to play with some of their favorite princesses while using their imagination to recreate and reinvent some of their favorite fairytale storylines.

I have a sweet little girl and I’ll be getting her several of these special gifts. If you have a little one who loves Disney Princesses then this is the gift list for you! Check it out below.

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These unique Disney princess gifts are sure to make your child’s day brighter, more charming and a whole lot more fun.

Disney Princess Necklace Activity Set

Disney Princess Necklace Activity Set

Mix and match colorful beads with character charms to make these silicone necklaces With this Disney Princess Necklace Set. Everything you need to make these necklaces is stored in a sturdy carrying case so you can bring it on the go. Great for ages 3+.

Disney Princess Dress Up Trunk - Amazon ExclusiveDisney Princess Dress Up Trunk – Amazon Exclusive

This 21 piece dress-up set includes 4 shirts, 3 skirts, 2 headbands, 1 tiara, 1 choker, 3 bracelets, 1 pair of earrings, 1 necklace, 3 rings and storage trunk to hold it all. The dress pieces fit sizes 4 to 6x and it’s best for ages 3+. See it here

Disney Princess Matching GameDisney Princess Matching Game

Help your little one improve their memory and matching skills with this Disney princess matching game. This game can be played alone or with others and is geared towards ages 3+.

Melissa & Doug Disney Princess Wooden Stamp Set: 9 Stamps,Melissa & Doug Disney Princess Wooden Stamp Set: 9 Stamps,

This wooden stamp set is a must-have for creative children. With washable ink and a sturdy wooden box for storage, it’s clean enough for parents, too! This set includes 9 wooden stamps, 5 colored pencils, and a 2 color stamp pad. Ages 4+.

LEGO Disney Princess Sleeping Beauty's Fairytale Castle 41152 Building KitLEGO Disney Princess Sleeping Beauty’s Fairytale Castle 41152 Building Kit

The fairytale castle just got even more fun! Your child can play with Aurora and Maleficent in LEGO form along with a variety of accessories including a magic wand, crown, spinning wheel, hair bow, flowers, cake, mixing bowl, scissors, hairbrush, perfume bottle, and more. Ages 6+

Hasbro Disney Princess Shimmering Dreams Collection DollHasbro Disney Princess Shimmering Dreams Collection Doll

With gowns and outfits that are inspired by the movies, these collectible Disney princess dolls are a must-have for Disney lovers. This set comes with 11 dolls, 11 outfits, 11 pairs of shoes, and a variety of accessories for your dolls. Ages 3+. This is by far the best gift on this Princess list!

Hasbro Candy Land Disney Princess Edition Game Board GameHasbro Candy Land Disney Princess Edition Game Board Game

Play Candy Land with a Disney princess twist! Choose from Cinderella, Rapunzel or Ariel to play as and guide your princess to the castle throughout the game. Ages 3+.

Disney Princess Little Kingdom Musical Moments CastleDisney Princess Little Kingdom Musical Moments Castle

Each room of this musical castle is inspired by a different Disney princess. Children will be able to recreate parts of their favorite fairytales and accessorize some of their favorite princesses. Ages 4+.

Disney Princess Style Collection Travel Hair Tote PlaysetDisney Princess Style Collection Travel Hair Tote Playset

This 9 piece hair care set includes a tote, luggage tag, brush, blow dryer, flat iron, concentrator and diffuser for the hair. It’s a must-have for every stylish child with major hair goals. Ages 3+.

Melissa & Doug Disney Sleeping Beauty and Snow White MagneticMelissa & Doug Disney Sleeping Beauty and Snow White Magnetic

This magnetic wooden dress-up allows children to dress up Sleeping Beauty and Snow White in some of their signature fashions and more. It includes 40+ pieces that include clothes and accessories. Ages 3+

Aren’t these great gift ideas? Your little princess will be bubbling with joy when she sees these fun Disney Toys. Enjoy!

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15 More Fall Crafts For Kids

15 More Fall Crafts For Kids

Fall is the best time of year and one way to get in the autumn spirit is to do fun Fall Crafts with your kiddos. When the temperature drops and you have to stay in these activities will keep them busy and happy. It’s all good fun!

***If you missed my First Fall Crafts Post that I created this year you can check it out right here.

15 More Fall Crafts For Kids


Paper Bag Crafts

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The Pinterested Parent does it again with these amazingly fun Paper bag crafts. Find out how to create these here..

 

Create Leaf Turkeys

Fall crafts for kids

Make these silly turkeys with Crafty Morning. 

 

How About Making Hedgehogs WIth Leaves??

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Here’s another one straight from the Crafty Morning Blog. This little guy is so cute and fun to make!

 

Puffy Paint Candy Apples!

Fall Crafts for kids

These Look so Good it makes me want Candy Apples. Find out how to make them at I heart Arts And Crafts. 

 

Popsicle Stick Apple Cores With Glitter

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I’ve got lots of apple crafts here today. Find out how to make this one at Glued To My Crafts.

 

Another Sweet Hedgehog With Glue

Fall crafts For kids

This is an easy one even toddlers can do! Take a look at  Glued To My Crafts.

 

Fall Tree Math Craft

Fall Crafts For Kids

Here’s Something Fun And Easy from Coffee Cups And Crayons.

 

A Felt and Fiber Hedgehog

Fall Crafts For Kids

 

This is most definitely my favorite hedgehog on the list over at Artsy Craftsy Mom. 

 

Tissue Paper Plate Apples

fall crafts for kids

This is another cute and simple apple craft from Jinxy Kids.

 

A Nifty Handprint Tree

fall crafts for kids

This Will make a nice Thanksgiving decoration for the kids to show off over the Holiday. See At Best Ideas For Kids.

 

Painted Jack o Lantern Rocks

Fall crafts

These are so cute! Make them with Adventures in a box. 

 

Halloween Pumpkin Salt Painting!

fall crafts for kids

This is an interesting way to use salt. Find out how to make it at Natural Beach Living.

 

Stuffed Paper Apples

fall crafts

These are really rustic and fun looking. Buggy and Buddy will show you how.

 

Paper Strip Pumpkin Craft

fall crafts

Fireflies and Mudpies want to show you how to make these. Check them out here. 

 

Hanging Toilet Paper Roll Bat

fall crafts for kids

Here’s something to do with those old toilet paper rolls. See it at Crafty Morning.

 

That’s it! May Your Fall Be Colorful and fun!!

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5 Ways To Deal With A Super Stubborn Child

5 Ways To Deal With A Super Stubborn Child

Raising a stubborn child is one of the more difficult challenges of parenting. When I was in college, one of my part-time jobs was babysitting a stubborn child.

During the interview with her mother, I was told that J. was strong-willed. Mom was frustrated and didn’t have any suggestions for how to deal with her stubbornness. With all of the confidence that a nineteen-year-old woman could possibly possess, I was sure that, with all of my years of childcare experience, I would be able to help.

Boy, did J. prove me wrong.

5 ways to deal with a stubborn child

 

At every opportunity, J. would argue with me. At four-years-old, she could debate me about the color of the sky for an hour. I would walk into the kitchen to put lunch together, and step back into the living room five minutes later to find a crayon masterpiece on the walls.

When nap time rolled around, she would lay in her bed and scream like she was being beaten. Once, I had to run to the store for what I hoped would be a quick trip, with J. in tow. I ended up carrying her out of the store, surfboard style, as she called me names for not buying her a cupcake at the bakery.



What I didn’t Understand then Was that all behavior is communication.

When J. was fiercely defending her right to color on the walls, she was trying to tell me that she needed a creative outlet. When she debated the color of the sky, she just wanted to be right. When she didn’t get what she wanted at the store, she needed some control over her life.

Neither I, nor J’s mom, were being bad caregivers; we just failed to realize that J’s personality was strong and that she needed to be in a leadership position. Kids may also seem stubborn because they are overwhelmed or simply because they are having a bad day.

5 ways to deal with a stubborn child

Today, being blessed with 3 stubborn children of my own, I have learned some ways that I can help my kids get the outcome they need, while I still get the results I need.

Here are five ways I’ve found to help your stubborn child.

Give choices

Instead of asking your stubborn child to get dressed, which can overwhelm someone to the point of non-compliance, lay out two clothing choices. “Please choose an outfit to wear,” gives those with strong personalities the feeling that they are in control, and helps those who may feel overwhelmed by narrowing their choices down to just two.

You as the parent are happy because kiddo isn’t dressed in purple pants with a yellow top and mismatched socks.

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Help the communication

Many times, a child may seem stubborn because they can’t communicate what’s wrong. A child who refuses to eat dinner may have sensory issues, or may merely have a bit of tummy trouble and not feel like eating tonight.

Asking questions can help to narrow down these issues to get to the heart of the matter. However, because young children don’t have all of the tools to effectively communicate more complex needs, you may need to guide them. Keep the questions light, with a conversational tone, so that kiddo doesn’t feel like she is in trouble; if she does, she will get defensive or stop talking altogether.

Explain why

When I grew up, “because I said so,” was the answer I always received when I asked why. I wasn’t overly stubborn, so this response usually just made me mad. However, with a stubborn child, hearing “because I said so,” is a guarantee of a quick trip to temper tantrum island.

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In this case, your child isn’t being stubborn because they don’t like you or they are trying to be difficult; they simply want a deeper understanding of why something has to be done.

A friend of mine has an autistic son who refuses to do anything if the only reason to do so is that it’s socially acceptable. To him, that’s not a valid reason. If she said “because I said so,” he would just not comply with her request.

In that situation, she needs to explain to him why she’s asking him to do a particular task. It’s just the way his brain works.

Keep It Simple

Kids need everything in small doses. When you are trying to find out what triggers your child’s stubbornness, start small. Don’t ask questions for thirty minutes if they refuse to put on their shoes. If you don’t have the answer after a few questions, you have to realize that you are not going to find the solution today, and hope for better results tomorrow. Keeping things simple helps keep your child from feeling overwhelmed or interrogated.

Also make sure that as you make changes to help adjust behavior, you remember the need for small doses.  Making accommodations does not mean that stubbornness will end tomorrow. There may be a long road ahead of you.

Get Help When You Need It

Sometimes, parents are not great at communicating with their kids. That’s not a fault in the parent; childhood behavior and communication is something that people study for years, and still don’t consider themselves experts.

There wasn’t a Parenting Fairy who gifted you with the right tools for parenting upon the birth of your child. You are going to stumble occasionally.

When that happens, you may need help. A behavioral therapist that specializes in children may be able to help you and your child communicate better. Seeking help does not make you a failure, or label your child “difficult.”

It merely means that you have reached the point where you realize there is an issue that you alone cannot solve. It happens to all parents at some point.

When you take the time to help a stubborn child, you will find genuinely unexpected rewards.

A child who tested your patience can become loving and compliant when you understand what is triggering the stubbornness. Helping them learn how to communicate better will ease the journey you will be taking together, and will surely make things more comfortable as you navigate the messy teen years, which will happen sooner than you think!

I really hope this helps and good luck 🙂

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10 Things You Should Never Buy At The Dollar Store

10 Things You Should Never Buy At The Dollar Store

 

Walking into the Dollar Store and exploring all the fun items and great deals is always a lot of fun. There are so many great ways to save money as you wander the aisles. However, among all of the bargains you can find, there are a few things that you should never buy at the Dollar Store.

Shampoo And Conditioner 

Many times the shampoo and conditioner that you find at the Dollar Store are often watered down so the quality of the product isn’t quite up to par. You’re better off buying well-known discount brands at a grocery or drug store. They have been found to carry fake products in the past as well, unfortunately.

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Batteries 

The batteries sold at Dollar Stores are usually not well made and they won’t last as long as brand name batteries purchased elsewhere. Skip them and splurge on the good stuff.

Cooking Utensils 

Often the cooking utensils that you can find at discount stores are made of plastic or an unsafe coated metal.  While this may seem like a steal for items you don’t use often, there are sometimes dangerous chemicals in the plastic and metals that could possibly leach into your food. It’s not worth the savings.

10 things to never buy at the dollar store

Pet Food

Pet food ingredients in dollar store formulations may be low quality and could cause your pets to become sick. Also, it can be difficult to tell if the pet food you are purchasing has been sitting on shelves for an extended period of time.

Extension Cords and Power Strips 

Because of the manufacturing quality of many of the Dollar Store items, electrical products are probably not a safe purchase. Malfunctioning extension cords and power strips can become a fire hazard.

Trash Bags and Plastic Baggies

Trash bags, sandwich bags, and similar products from the Dollar Store are not a great choice due to their quality. They tear easily and closures don’t always work well – just not a great purchase.

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Jewelry 

Most of the jewelry found at discount stores are not well made. It will break easily, discolor quickly, and items made of metal can cause your skin to discolor, as well. Save your money and invest in a couple of better quality, classic jewelry pieces that will go with multiple wardrobe looks. Besides, they don’t have anything nice anyway.

Toys

There have been reports in recent years that lead has been found in some of the toys at Dollar Stores. Also, the toys often break easily, resulting in a choking hazard for little ones. So this is a big one. Just don’t buy that junk!!

Food Items

Expiration dates on the food items at a Dollar Store can be questionable, plus the package sizes are often smaller than in standard stores. Even if you’re able to find brand name, safe foods, you might be spending more for them by volume than in a grocery store.

Makeup and Beauty Products

The ingredients and shelf life on the makeup and beauty products found at the Dollar Store are questionable at best. You run the risk of using toxic compounds on your skin or having reactions to unknown ingredients.

Though there are many things at the Dollar Store that are a great deal, take the time to consider your purchases. Quality and package size, combined with dangerous ingredients could turn those fabulous bargains into a really bad deal.

So just be considerate of the things you buy and stay away from these troubled products!

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10 things to never buy at the dollar store

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16 Fall Crafts For Kids | Simple And Fun Fall Crafts

16 Fall Crafts For Kids | Simple And Fun Fall Crafts

It’s almost Fall again, Yay! It’s the absolute funniest time of the year. The Weather is always dreamy and the Leaves are crunchy and beautiful.

There are so many fun things to do and creating Fall Crafts is at the top of the list. In this post, I give you 16 Crafting Ideas for you and your little ones to enjoy together. Your Kids will love these ideas and most of them are simple to make.

Let’s get this crafting party started!


Help your little one develop Fine Motor Skills With A fall Tree Craft Created With Dot Stickers. Fall Tree Craft From Fun Learning For Kids

Fall Crafts For Preschoolers

 

Create A Horse Chestnut Snake With Red Ted Art. Learn How Here. 

Autumn-Craft-Ideas

 

Make Some Leaf Puppets! This is so crafty and cool. See how on Messy Little Monster.

Fall Crafts for kids

 

Make Autumn Leaf People! This is another Great, leafy idea. Learn how at Thimble And Twig.

Fall Crafts for kids

 

Autumn Playdough For Sensory Fun. Check Out This 4-minute recipe over at Rainy Day Mum.

Fall crafts for kids

 

How About Creating COLORFUL NO-CARVE OWL PUMPKINS?? Find out how over at I Heart Crafty Things

Fall Crafts For Kids

 

Want To Make A Pretty Hanging Leaf Mobile Craft? Check it out at The Imagination Tree.

Recycled-autumn-leaf-craft, Crafts for kids

 

How about a FALL SENSORY & SNACK STORY TIME? Sounds fun right? Learn more here. 

fall crafts for kids

 

Felt Fall Tree Play Set Inspired by The Little Yellow Leaf By Buggy And Buddy!

Fall crafts for kids

 

How about a Leaf Hedgehogs Craft By Easy Peasy And Fun.

Leaf-hedgehogs, fall crafts for kids

 

Learn How to make a colorful Fall Pine Cone Tree With Fireflies and Mudpies.

Fall crafts for kids

 

Why Not try something fun like making a Dixie Cup Squirrel? Take a look at The Pinterested Parent. 

Fall crafts for kids

 

What Do You think of this Tissue paper and leaf craft from  In The Playroom? 

fall crafts for kids

 

How about creating Fall Button Trees? How Cute is that? Get the details over at How We Learn.

fall crafts for kids

 

Here’s another great Craft from The Pinterested Parent. 

Fall crafts for kids

 

My Mommy Style has a Fun and easy leaf people craft you could do too.  See Photos here. 


These are some great and simple Fall Craft Ideas for Kids, Am I Right? I love The fall Sensory Playdough myself! I think using Autumn herbs will make the colors fun and it will smell heavenly!

I hope you and your little ones enjoy Fall to the fullest!

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How To Clean And Purge Your House So It Feels Brand New Again

How To Clean And Purge Your House So It Feels Brand New Again

 

My Home is a Disaster! That’s what we all like to say but is it really that bad?

Believe me,  I get it.. I have three kids and a husband who’s like a kid. They leave a trail of disaster and slime behind them no matter how hard I try to clean it up.

It’s just life and it happens to the best of us.

But there are ways to clean it up and make it less frustrating.

Even as all of your efforts are destroyed by your family as they move through like a tornado, there are things you can do to minimize the disaster area and I am going to show you how. { You have to keep a sense of humor about these things or it will drive you crazy 🙄 }

Do You Want some Cleaning Freebies? My Friends over at Pulling Curls Have got some great ones that will help you Kill Your Clutter! They’re Awesome! Seriously! You can get the 5 Words to Get Organized Challenge And The Free Weekly Cleaning Schedule. Just click on the link and check out the post and you’ll see the option to download your freebies. She also has a great course on Clearing Your Home called The Organized Home. It’s super popular online and it’s pretty amazing at helping you get totally organized so check it out!

We are going to simplify your life together so even when there’s a big mess, it won’t feel like you’re absolutely drowning in clutter.

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You need to tackle the mess with Strategy. You’d think cleaning would be simple enough but approaching it with a very specific plan and doing some parts of it each day will really simplify things and it will help you get it done.

So let’s begin..

Planning The Cleanup 

Make an appointment with yourself each day and keep it! Write it down on a schedule and carve out that time specifically for this task.

If you have a set time and you know exactly what you’re supposed to be doing, this will help you get the job done. That’s how you begin, Just with a plan.

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Carve out a bit of time each day for a week or two and tackle the clutter. Maybe it’s 15 minutes a day, maybe an hour { the longer you spend each day, the quicker you can be done obviously }

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Clear The Clutter

There are spots in your home that gather junk. You know that counter or table or shelf and once it starts you just keep piling stuff there. It becomes the designated area for your crap and everybody knows it so they keep putting junk there too.

So the first thing you want to do is begin with these areas. Remove all the clutter and clear it completely. Let everyone know that it’s a clutter-free zone from now on.

This act alone will help tremendously in making you feel better about your space.

The first two or three days during your appointed time you can work on this task.

Tackle Bigger Projects in Small Steps Too

I know there are some hidden places in your home that seem like a horrible abyss of clutter and crap. We all have them, Mine is the hall closet and it’s what nightmares are made of. I have 3 kids who just throw their stuff in there.

But the easiest way to deal with spaces like this is with baby steps. Your plan of attack should be just like the Cluttery spots we talked about before.

Just take 15 or 30-minute increments each day and address a part of the mess. Set a timer too. It will make you feel accomplished and like your mountain of mess is slowly receding. It’s a good feeling each time that little buzzer goes off.

Be Brutal About What You Through Out

Do you really need all that stuff? I know it’s hard to let go of things, believe me, but sometimes you just have to brutal and let go.

You can donate some of it or maybe even sell some of it on Ebay and make a little extra money. But if that ends up being an excuse for you to keep it and you know you won’t do it then toss it out!

Just LET GO. A fun way to do this is to get a garbage bag and set a timer for 15 minutes. Go from room to room and fill it up completely. Then get rid of it.

Be Mindful 

In the future be mindful of the stuff you bring into your home. Ask yourself if you really need it and be mindful of bringing in things that you know will end up in a pile somewhere. Maybe find a better way of disposing of it.

Make It A Routine

Finally, you should make these cleaning habits a routine so that clutter doesn’t get out of control again. You can schedule two, fifteen-minute increments a week and tackle any new clutter that’s found its way into a new space. Because clutter seems to migrate once you clear it from one area. A new clutter spot will pop up and if you have an appointed time weekly you can keep things under control.

I hope this was helpful and I hope you find your home more comfortable and less messy day by day 🙂

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