Gifts for men can be tricky especially the outdoorsy guy if you yourself are not an outdoors person. Battlbox is a monthly subscription of tactical and survivalist gear. I received a Battlbox to check out and it is quite impressive. Each box comes with a task to complete and all the gear needed to complete the task. There are multiple levels of subscription so you can go as big as you want.
I am a member of the Pampers Baby Board, all opinions are my own.
When my friends and family are expecting their first baby I always know exactly what to get them. Sure, they have a registry and while I love to give people something they wish for, I also like to get them the things I have come to love and rely on as a mom. After 5 kids and more than 10 years of motherhood, I definitely have things and brands that I love. Many of these new mom essentials I did not discover until my second, third, fourth or even fifth child. So here is my list of new mom essentials, favorite baby items and everything I want when I have a baby. So whether you are making you baby registry or buying a gift here are the baby items I think you will love.
This post was sponsored by Duracell as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
This Christmas season one of the hottest toys is the Hasbro FurReal Torch, My Blazin’ Dragon. Some kids wish for a kitten or a puppy for Christmas other kids wish for something more exotic like an adorable baby dragon. Lucky for them they can have a cute, adorable and safe baby dragon as a pet. Torch, MyBlazin’ Dragon is part of the Hasbro FurReal collection and can be found at toy retailers nationwide like Toys“R”Us. This super cute baby dragon comes to life and interacts with your child in an abundance of fun ways. You can feed him his color changing marshmallow treat and even get him to breath color changing fire (steam) when you add water. Use the crystal to add water and really bring your baby dragon to life. It really is amazing to the kids to see this dragon do so many tricks and breath out fiery steam. Torch, My Blazin’ Dragon makes over 50 sounds and motions so your child really gets a fun and interactive experience, just the type of magical experience you want on Christmas morning. And seriously how cute is that face? Super soft too!
Learning through the senses is so important for development in babies and more often than not that learning involves mess. As a new mom I feared the mess and tried to avoid it at all costs. Spaghetti with sauce? No way I left those noodles plain because who wanted red sauce everywhere? As I became a more seasoned mom I relaxed and started to realize the importance of messy, creative play even when they are babies. Dr. Hes pediatrician and mother agrees getting messy is not only good for babies it helps soothe, calm and relax children. I also discovered that Dreft will get almost any stain out so I really don’t have to fear the mess, instead I can embrace it and watch my baby enjoy the learning process. Once the messy fun is done I put the clothes in the wash with Dreft and I put the baby in the bath where the fun continues. Knowing that Dreft is hypoallergenic puts me at ease since my kids have sensitive skin so really no need to fear the mess at all.
Spring is for cleaning, fall is for refreshing. After having the kids home all summer my house needs a good going over. I spent my days trying to be present and really enjoy time with them so the house kind of fell apart. Now that the older kids are back in school it’s time to get the house back in order and things back on track. Here are my 5 ways to refresh your home for fall and get things back on track in your house.
5 Ways to Refresh Your Home for Fall