Get Creative: Follow Your Art #sponsored

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As a homeschool mom, I strive to help my children stay creative all year round.  One of their favorite things is a wardrobe full of dress up clothes.  They have everything from superhero costumes to fireman hats.  Their imaginations can run wild all day long. 

I also encourage them to pick out their own outfits each morning.  This gives them the chance to be who they want to be that day.  My 7 year old sometimes pairs khakis with his tan zoo shirt, and throws on an explorer vest on top.  Sometimes he throws on his tie dye shirt and asks for gel in his mohawk and calls himself a rock star.  It is so important at this age to let them have freedom and develop a sense of style and personality.  Plus, we can’t always pull off that amazing mohawk when we’re older so let them enjoy it while they can ;) 

Gymboree has hundreds of new styles coming out for spring and I can’t wait to take my boys to check them out!  Gymboree has something for everyone from newborn to about 12.  Get a start on your spring shopping with $14 Dresses, $10 Denim, and $6 Tops, Shorts, Leggings at Gymboree!

5 Ways to Combat the Harsh, Dry Winter Air

This winter has seemed like one of the driest I have been through.  Maybe I am just getting older and my hair and skin aren’t what they used to be.  I have taken some steps to combat this harsh dry air and would love to share them with you! 

  1. Use a humidifier.  There are multiple types of humidifiers. Think about the area you spend the most time in at home or work.  Is it a small enclosed space or a big open area?  
    1. whole house – whole house humidifiers are a bit more costly and can help add humidity to the entire house. 
    2. room – room sized humidifiers are great for a bedroom or office.
    3. personal – have you seen these cute little personal humidifiers?  They are perfect to keep at your desk or just carry around with you for a little extra moisture in the air! 
  2. Stay hydrated.  This is one of the most important!  If your skin and hair are dry, chances are the rest of your body is too.  Keep hydrated and drink a little extra during those dry winter months. 
  3. Take shorter, cooler showers.  Hot water will pull natural protective oils from your skin and dry it out much more quickly than cool water.  The longer you are exposed to the water, the more those natural oils will wash away. 
  4. Use moisturizing products.  This seems to be common sense, but I can’t tell you how often I forget to moisturize.  Pick natural moisturizers that soak up well into your skin and use them as necessary. 
  5. Eat healthy, nutritious foods
    1. nutrients will help your skin stay healthy
    2. water in fruits will help hydrate your body

 

The best time to be a kid!

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Christmas has always been my favorite holiday, and as a parent, it has become even more amazing.    With all of the joy and magic surrounding the holiday, Christmas really is the best time to be a kid!

As I drove my children home from the grocery store a couple days ago, they were in awe at Christmas lights and decorations as we passed by.  It was almost as if they had never seen any before because the joy on their faces was unbelievable.  But even as we saw more, their excitement never faded. 

One way we love to connect with the holidays is to dress up in fun holiday inspired outfits.  This year, Gymboree has a great holiday collection for your adorable little kiddos and you should definitely take a look to see what they have!  My favorite of course is the Gymboree Holiday Boy Collection – I can’t wait to head to the store and pick out some of my favorites to bring home! 


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