*had a lemonade stand donating half of the profits to a children’s charity
This is just to name a few, but the time you spend as a family is one in which you are creating everlasting memories! From simply doing things at home, a local park or area, even taking a family day/weekend trip, seek something new!
If you are one who is lost for ideas, check on Pinterest for endless things to do!
Then find an experience or a, “first” to do with them!
This year I am all about, “experiences” with our children, or giving the gift of experiences!
Today on our children’s day off from school I took them to the top of One World Trade Center in New York City. Watching their expressions, wonder inquisitiveness, and knowledge brought tears to my eyes.
Our daily lives, schedules, routines, and technological advances in the world can sometimes make us loose sight of things. It’s not the materials things children really want, it is time with you!
Whether it be a, “first”, place to visit/vacation, with one or both parents, family or friends, this will be most memorable and forever ingrained in their minds!
Think about the mind of a child, they might reflect about a specific toy/electronic and forget about it in time. What they will remember are things like when you taught them to ride a bike, baking cookies, the first time they went swiming in the ocean, being a guest in their classroom, going on vacation, coaching their sport’s team, a family movie/game night and the list goes on!
Seeing things through your children’s eyes is one of life’s greatest gifts, and in turn will be in theirs!
Then enjoy doing special things indoors and outdoors, putting the f in FUN!
There is nothing I enjoy most then to have our children home experience things on a day off from school.
Doing things that you normally wouldn’t do on a daily basis, makes it even more surprising for your children!
A few of my snow day fun activities, tips, products and things to do will make a day off a memorable one!
Trying to keep the kids busy before you are ready to go outdoors can be challeging. I find that begining the day with arts and crafts and projects is the way to go for sure!
Crayola arts and crafts, Magic Science or experiment kids are fun for your little scientist, CraZ My Look spa kits for your little diva are fun to do pedicures/manicures, Lego sets are always wonderful for your arcitect, Fortamajog DYI tents/forts are one of my top choices, and a DVD or rental of a movie your child has wanted to see is a plus!
Whipping up white or milk chocolate hot cocoa, baking cookies, making pizza, snacks or lunch have so many wonderful skills. Math, science, understanding directions, promoting life long skills, as well as doing something special together.
Take going down the hill and make it a little bit more adventurous! Fun tubes from Big Mouth Toys, new and improved snow disks, snowboards, scooters, and snow skates!
Playing in the snow is now at a different level! The IDEAL company’s cool products like castle and snowman moulds, snow lights, snow ball makers, paint, snow cylinders, snow rulers make playing in the snow that much more fun!
Getting the kiddies back in the house is always difficult until now! Before going back in I fill a Rubbermaid tub with snow and place a beach towel on the floor or table, grab figurines and let the kiddies have a blast! Have them keep their gloves on to prevent frost bite or cold fingers, while you make some cocoa and coffee or tea for yourself!
Snowballs in the house? YES! The Snowtime company has inflatable forts, shields and soft snowballs make staying in the house a piece of cake tantrum free!
Take it from a Mom who knows how to make a snow day a fun and memorable one! Enjoy!
This month I had the opportunity to cover Pitti Bimbo at Fortezza da Basso in Florence, Italy.
This three day event included over 10,000 visitors, as well as buyers from over 80 countries featuring the largest brands, and emerging designers.
This landmark structure was one again transformed into a childrenwear fashion wonderland!
The theme was a Dance-Off, and the vibe was magical! From live Dj’s, to dancers moving throughout the venue, special events, give aways and fun decor made this event better than the rest!
Children’s Fashion from Spain catwalk show for trends for Autumn-Winter 2017/18 was amazing! A variety of brands from A-Z… Barcarola, Boboli, Clic! Shoes, CND by Condor, Desigual, Mayoral & TucTuc took the audience on an adventure!
From fairytale dresses, to urban city chic, outerwear and shoes, boots and sneakers made of leather in solids and trendy designs.
YClu’s show featured fun prints and solids, fabrics, embellishments featured in casual and elegant clothing look after look!