Amazon | BEST PRICE: Vtech Baby Video Monitor

Amazon | BEST PRICE: Vtech Baby Video Monitor

Baby monitors have really come down in pricing.

  • High-resolution, 5-inch color LCD screen with multiple viewing options, temperature sensor, and automatic infrared night vision
  • Secure digital video and audio transmission over 1,000 feet of range
  • Two-way, talk-back intercom with an option to play soothing sounds and lullabies
  • Features Sound Activation Mode and volume control with 9-level sound indicator
  • Rechargeable battery with low-battery alert on the parent unit

Amazon | BEST PRICE: Mindfulness for Kids

Amazon | BEST PRICE: Mindfulness for Kids

This book popped up as a suggestion and looks really interesting. If you are interested in learning more about mindfulness, my husband has a great video and shares some strategies.

Mindfulness for Kids offers fun activities for kids ages 6-12 to stay cool, happy, and present with mindfulness.

Homework horrors, chores, and not-so-friendly friends―that’s enough to make any kid’s brain hurt. The secret to staying cool is easy: it’s called mindfulness―and this book gives kids fun activities to practice it on their own.

Mindfulness for Kids applies mindfulness exercises to stories and real-life scenarios that kids go through at home, school, and with friends. Shared through the voices of five children: Jasmine, Willow, Kayli, Colby, and Zeke, Mindfulness for Kids is an engaging, kid-friendly guide for handling tough situations and powerful emotions mindfully.

From using belly breathing to help with panic before a presentation to actively listening to siblings, Mindfulness for Kids addresses the everyday challenges that kids face with:

  • Mindfulness 101 that teaches kids what mindfulness is, and how they can be mindful of their emotions and senses.
  • Relatable, real-life scenarios that kids encounter at home, school, and with friends.
  • 30 Fun exercises that show kids how tricks like a gratitude list, “counting to calm”, and even yoga poses can help them relax and feel better from not-so-nice feelings.

Mindfulness is a kind of superpower we all have but don’t know how to use. In this book, kids will learn how to use this power to feel good about themselves and the world around them through activities and stories told by kids, for kids.

Amazon | BEST PRICE + SUBSCRIBE & SAVE + COUPON: Babyganics Wipes

Amazon | BEST PRICE + SUBSCRIBE & SAVE + COUPON: Babyganics Wipes

This is a great deal of $0.01 a wipe. There is 15% with 5 items or more on Subscribe & Save. There is also a 30% coupon to clip. Total price should come out to $10.06.

  • New formula created with even more Natural Plant-Based Ingredients, now with soothing chamomile
  • Skin nourishing and gentle enough for faces, hands and bottom places with new stronger and softer material
  • Non-allergenic ingredients that are soothing to the most sensitive skin
  • Pediatrician and Dermatologist tested. Store at room temperature
  • No: alcohol, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, artificial dyes or fragrances
  • New formula includes our exclusive 100% natural NeoNourish Seed Oil Blend to help nurture and support your baby’s skin
Amazon COUPON & BEST PRICE: Smart Plugs

Amazon COUPON & BEST PRICE: Smart Plugs

I bought these a couple months ago to replace some of our Shabbat timers and they have been great. We haven’t purchased into Alexa, Google Home, or any of these smart systems, but these plugs work great without the system. They also work with one of these systems.

Parenting Find: One of the nice things is we have our kids’ room lights set up for bedtime. I really don’t want them reading with dim lights and the lights automatically turn off at their bedtime each night and on each morning when they should be waking up. The nice feature is if you decide that they get 10 extra minutes, you can turn the lights back on and set a timer from the app to give them those 10 extra minutes without forgetting to go back and turn off the lights.

Here’s the coupon code: 66CMDNP3

Children’s Art Display

Children’s Art Display

With our fridge taken over by our family command center, the kids’ art needed to go someplace. With a minimal number of tools, this is what we created on our wall.

What Do You Need

Steps

  1. Prepare the wood by trimming it to the appropriate length. Be sure to sand the edges and then wipe them down prior to the next step. The smoother edges will minimize splintering.
  2. In the color of your choice, paint the boards. If you are painting over another paint job, sand it first and apply primer. You can also use a wood stain.
  3. Using the hot glue gun, place your metal clips on the wood. Don’t be shy with the amount of glue that you use. It’s transparent and will make sure that the artwork stays in place.
  4. With another color of paint, use the stencil to paint in the letter or design of your choice. Or you can use a decal.
  5. Place the double-sided tape on the back side of the board and place it on the wall. Using a level with help make sure that it isn’t crooked.
  6. Hang up your kids’ artwork and make sure to take it down so the display doesn’t get crowded.

Thanks to Hip2Save for the idea.

No Phones at Meals

I have become more and more attached to my phone, it’s how I read, it’s how I stay in touch, it’s how I communicate. About a year ago, I instituted in the house that during meals the phones needed to be put away for all adults. Meals are our chance to really communicate with one another and talk. So I felt very strongly that this unnecessary distraction needed to go. For me it has been mostly easy. There is an occasion where I feel the need to look something up, but this hasn’t been as easy for others family members.

I have other friends who have a no phone rule from the time that they get home until first thing the next morning. I’m impressed that they can do it each day.

Do you have a time each day that cell phones are turned off or put away?