Best Board Games for the Family

Our family is really into board games. Every year, on Christmas Eve, my kids get a pair of Christmas pajamas and a board game for us to play together. Every time we get together with my in-laws, we are always up until the wee hours of the night, playing games and laughing together. It’s so much fun! Board games make a great gift. These are our favorites!

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Why Board Games?

Um…because they are the best! No seriously, they are! I believe, in a day and age where people are spending more time on their phones than actually speaking face to face with others, we need to find all the ways to get back to putting down the phone and being present. Playing games together does just that. Before we had kids, my husband and I used to host game nights with our friends. I would love to get back to that. It was a lot of fun. This holiday season (or anytime during the year!), give the gift of board games to your friends and family!

Games for Preschool Aged Kids

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Playing games with your preschool aged children is so important! Not only is it fun for the kids, but it reinforces the importance in taking turns, being a good sport, and a lot of games have a learning aspect to it that supports education and the kids don’t even realize it because they are having so much fun! I can’t tell you how many matching games I played with my kids when they were little. That and the Let’s Go Fishin’ game were their favorites!

Games for Young Kids

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If there are any games you get from this entire post, you must pick up HEDBANZ and 5 Second Rule. The first time we played HEDBANZ, the kids laughed so hard during the entire game. We did too. Basically everyone has a card that they can’t see. You have to ask questions to guess what is on your card. It really is a fun game!

Board Games for Older Children and Teens

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As the kids get older, the games get better and better! Three of our favorites above are Taboo, 5 Second Rule and Mexican Dominoes. On my list to purchase, as soon as I finish writing this post, is to pick up Relative Insanity. That game looks hysterical! If you click on it, there is a video on Amazon that shows a snippet of the game being played!

Right now is the time to buy board games. Not only are they on a super sale on Amazon, but you can get some games for around $5 each! Remember, these games make a great gift. Are you going to a holiday party and you want to get the host a gift? Why not pick a game or two, put it in a basket with a bottle of wine and a few snacks? That would be a fun and unique gift!


Best Christmas Pajamas on Amazon

One of the things we have always done for the kids for Christmas is give them a new pair of Christmas pajamas. Sometimes they are Christmas themed, other times they are just a fun new pair of pajamas. It totally depends on if I get the pjs early enough before the stores start selling out of the sizes I need! My favorite year was the year that I got Christmas pajamas for the whole family. My goal is to do that again this year.

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Christmas Pajamas for Babies

I still remember the adorable baby pajamas I got for my son for his first Christmas. That was 14 years ago. Back then, it seemed like there wasn’t that many cute baby boy stuff. Not like today. While I was able to find a super cute pair of pajamas for him when he was a baby, the stuff they have now is great! These are a few of my favorites!

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Aren’t they cute?!? I honestly don’t know which one I would pick! I have a little baby nephew and he would look so cute in any one of those (the ones for boys, that is)!

Christmas Pjs for Toddlers

When my daughter was a toddler, she really wanted a long nightgown. So we got her a red plaid one just like the one pictured below. We even found one to fit her favorite doll! She loved it! When it comes to toddlers, you want to find something they are interested in. My son loved dinosaurs when he was little. He would have loved those dinosaur Christmas pajamas.

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Matching Christmas Pjs for the Family

Like I said before, my absolute favorite was when I got matching Christmas pajamas for our whole family. It was fun and our pictures were super cute! Some of these family matching sets even have pjs that you can buy for your dog! Don’t leave your dog out of the fun. Well…unless your dog tries to tear apart the clothes you put on them…then you may want to forget about the dog!

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One of the things we do with the Christmas pjs is we wrap them up and give it to the kids on Christmas Eve, along with a board game and sometimes a movie that we can watch together on Christmas Eve. It’s a fun tradition and one that we all look forward to each year!

What fun Christmas traditions do you have?

Helpful Tips for Kids with Braces

When parents hear the words, “you may want to consider getting your child an appoint with an orthodontist”, they probably cringe. Not only is it a TON of money for orthodontic work, but lets face it, it’s a pain in the butt having to hound your kids to follow the braces directions. I’ve already been through braces with my son, now we are embarking on that journey with my daughter. Here are some helpful tips for kids with braces.

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Did You Get Multiple Quotes?

If you’re like me, you got many different quotes for braces for your kids. Your quotes probably ranged from $3500 to $6500. Lucky me, my sons braces cost us over $6000. The frustrating part…you pay all this money to fix the teeth in their mouth, yet it does nothing for the actual teenage mouth! I’d totally pay extra to fix that teenage mouth! All joking aside, get multiple quotes.

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Agree with the Treatment Plan

This probably seems obvious, but you wouldn’t believe how some people just go with everything and don’t ask questions. My son had a very narrow jaw and barely any room in his mouth for his teeth. One consultation we went on, the orthodontist wanted to pull 6 adult teeth to make room for the rest of his teeth. That did not make sense to me. The next consultation wanted to use an expander. That made sense to me and we ended up going with that office.

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This week, my daughter got braces. She is one of those crazy kids that is super excited to have them! She thinks it’s fun to be able to pick different colors for the brackets. It’s hard to tell in this picture, but she went with dark green. Dark green is the color for her travel soccer team!

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Braces are really no fun for anyone involved. They are no fun for parents having to pay the bill and they are no fun for kids going through the treatment. These tips for kids with braces are things I have found, either from my personal experience with braces or from my kids experience, that have helped us get through the different stages of treatment.

Tips, Tips, and More Tips

  1. Flossing – Such an important aspect of taking care of our teeth. Probably more so when we have braces. Food gets stuck around the brackets, in between the teeth, and just sit and fester. Not good. The ortho will give you flossers that you thread under the wire to floss your teeth. They are time consuming and really hard to get right. Your best bet…get a Waterpikkids with braces. They are amazing and work so much better than floss.
  2. Mouthwash – There is a mouthwash by ACT that is specifically for braces. It has aloe in it to help soothe the gums. Get it! I found ours at Walmart.
  3. Wax – Pick up some dental wax for braces (in the toothbrush section of the store). It takes a bit for kids to get used to having the brackets on their teeth. There will be some rubbing on the gums. The wax helps kids with braces by placing the wax on the area that is rubbing funny.
  4. Eating Tip #1 – Soft foods are your friend. The first three days after they get them on and after each adjustment, are the worst. I always got my kids ice cream the first day. After that, soft foods are easiest for them.
  5. Eating Tip #2 – If you are eating finger foods, break the food with your fingers into bites or cut with a fork and knife. The last thing you want to do is pop a bracket off or get food stuck in your braces at school. My husband has been making my daughters lunch for school and he cuts her sandwich into strips so it’s easier for her to break bites off.
  6. Good Foods vs Bad Foods – It stinks to not be able to eat your favorite things. Make sure to have good foods available. Foods like fruit you don’t have to bite into, soft Nutri-Grain bars, etc. Things like chips, popcorn and sticky foods are no no’s.

Sound Helpful?

These six tips have been super helpful for my kids. Especially the Waterpik. I highly recommend that. At any rate, the hardest part (at least I think so) is getting the kids to not eat the foods that are banned and getting them to wear those rubber bands. I’m really hoping things go smoother for me (and my daughter) this time around. My son gave me a run for my money!

What are your best tips for kids with braces?


Harry Potter Christmas Ideas

It’s officially November, does that mean I can put my Christmas tree up yet?!? While Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, Christmas is my favorite holiday to decorate for. Actually, who am I kidding…Christmas is the only holiday I really decorate for! This year I have a feeling that a lot of our Christmas gifts will be themed. When my kids like something, they go all in with it. Right now my daughter is obsessed with Harry Potter. Here is how you can do a Harry Potter Christmas!

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Are You Obsessed with Harry Potter?

Harry Potter is one of those characters that I think will always be popular. I remember when the books came out. My husband and I literally each bought a copy of it because we didn’t want to wait for the other one to finish before we could start!. Our daughter is now 12 years old and she is currently obsessed. In fact, a lot of her presents for her birthday recently revolved around Harry Potter and Hufflepuff. She will be having a Harry Potter Christmas, for sure!

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Getting into the Holiday Spirit with Harry Potter

I don’t know about you, but we like to get into the holiday spirit with various traditions. One of those traditions is to make gingerbread houses. Last year, we did a “boys against girls” competition. While I have yet to find a Hogwarts gingerbread house (and I am not good enough to make my own kit), you can buy Harry Potter candyharry potter christmas to decorate your gingerbread house!

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Other traditions that are great to get in the holiday spirit are Advent calendars. The Harry Potter Advent calendar is super cute. I know my daughter would be so excited to receive something like that. If your family is like mine, then doing puzzles is something you enjoy! While you sit and put together this “Christmas at Hogwarts” puzzle, you can enjoy hot chocolate or coffee in these super cute Harry Potter themed mugs!

Harry Potter Christmas Ornaments

Every year, my husband and I get each other a Christmas ornament. I always try to get an ornament for him that sums up the year. He always gets me a camel ornament (I collect camels). I joke that one day my goal is to have a Christmas tree filled with nothing but camel ornaments! We also try to get the kids an ornament too. I can tell you right now, this year, my daughter will be getting a Harry Potter ornament. I’m sure she would love to have a Harry Potter themed Christmas tree!

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Aren’t the ornaments cute?!? I would love to get my daughter the set of Hogwarts house crests! She would love hanging them on the tree, as well as her own tree one day!

For the last 14 years (yes…my oldest is 14), I have said that I wanted to get a set of matching Christmas stockings. Here I am, 14 years later, and I am still trying to get my matching stockings! These Harry Potter themed stockings are super cute and they match (bonus)! If you are looking for some last minute gift ideas, these are it!

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So…did you find any amazing ideas for an epic Harry Potter Christmas for the obsessed fan in your house? I hope you did! If you have any other ideas, other than what you see here, please leave me a comment. Like I said, my daughter is currently obsessed and I don’t see that obsession going anywhere anytime soon!


Best Advent Calendars of the Year

When I became a parent, there were certain things I wanted to make sure I did when it came to Christmas. First, I wanted to make sure we ALWAYS had a live Christmas tree and that we strung popcorn on it. We’ve had a live Christmas tree many years, but we have yet to string our own popcorn garland; second, I wanted to have cute, matching stockings with all of our names on them. We still have a hodgepodge set of stockings; and third, I wanted to get my kids awesome advent calendars every year to count down the days to Christmas. We’ve had them a few times.

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I wish I could say I was better about doing the Advent Calendars with the kids, but the only thing I can say is that time of year is always crazy busy and I end up forgetting about it. The only calendars left are the kind with the not so good chocolate inside. But, nonetheless, I pick those up. That is why I am writing this now…this way you can quickly order a cool one on Amazon before they are all gone!

Lego Advent Calendars

These calendars were ALWAYS on my list to buy for my kids. My son, especially, was addicted to Legos, like all kids are, and he especially loved the mini figures. Your kids will go nuts for this Lego Advent Calendar!!

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Don’t they look cool?!? I honestly would not even worry about whether or not the calendar is the 2018 version or not. The kids won’t care. They all have the same amount of little windows to open up!

Calendars for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Don’t fret! There are some really adorable themed calendars for your toddlers and preschoolers. My son was OBSESSED with Thomas when he was little. He would have loved that calendar. My daughter would have loved the Little People Advent Calendar. She loved her Little People!

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The Best Chocolate Advent Calendars

If you are going to get a chocolate Advent Calendar, get one with GOOD chocolate in them. No sense in spending money on something with yucky chocolate that you end up throwing away each day. That’s pointless!

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I don’t know about you, but I love Cadbury chocolate, so that would be on my list to get!

Reusable or DIY Advent Calendar

Don’t want to buy a new Advent Calendar every year? That’s OK! These reusable calendars are adorable and something your kids will look forward to year after year. You can even add something small like a Tootsie Roll or a Starburst to each pocket as a little treat!

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Aren’t they cute?!? If you are looking for something a little lower key, this count down to Christmas printable over at Mommy Musings is right up your alley!

Whatever route you choose, when it comes to an Advent Calendar, it will be so much fun for your kids and a tradition that they will look forward to year after year!