Follow:
Browsing Category:

kids

    kids, Style

    Mommy and Me Pre-Fall Looks

    April’s Outfit: dress: Old Navy // shoes: BP Nordstrom // hat: c/o Popsugar Must Have Box // sunglasses: BP Nordstrom // belt: Banana Republic (old) // bag: Prada similar here // bracelet: Kendra Scott

    Olivia’s Outfit: dress: Old Navy // shoes: Gap Kids (old season) similar here // headband : Amazon other option here

    I am obsessed on matching looks with my mini. I know it won’t be long that she don’t want to wear matching outfits with me anymore. As of  now Olivia loves it when we matched, so i’m soaking in every moment of it. If you are a girl mom and you want to do some matching looks time to time with your daughter or if you have a Fall photo shoot coming up, check out these matching looks i picked for you. Most of them can be purchase in one store like the Flower Power look, most of the items are from Old Navy. The Minimalist look  are from Gap. The Wild Safari are from J.Crew. There are a couple of items that are from different brands like the Madewell drawstring bag and Tory Burch leopard flats but most of them are all in one store. So it’s easier to shop and it saves you a lot of time. When you are a mom, time is gold. Let me know what you think of the Outfit Themes i picked for you and which one is your favorite?

    1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10

    1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8

    1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7

    * This post contains affiliate links that i make a commission of.
    Share:
    kids, Lifestyle

    My Daughter’s Progress at Goldfish Swimschool




    I can officially say my daughter Olivia finally knows how to swim after 3 months of training in Junior 1 at Goldfish Swim School. Now, every child is different some learned early, some are a little delay. But that doesn’t matter, what matters most is that you provide your child an important life skill that they have it  in them for the rest their lives. Here is a post of the importance and benefits of swimming lessons for children.

    For Junior 2 ( 3-4 years old) this is what they will cover:

    1. flutter kicking with barbell float – 1 width
    2. Superman glide- 10 ft
    3. sea otter back float – 5 sec.
    4. octopus front float- 5 sec.
    5. pulling paddle, face in- 10 ft.
    6. swim, rollver, front-to-back-to-front, swim
    7. underwater jump, rollover, float
    8. climb out
    9. underwater jump, turn, swim to the wall

    Olivia just started Junior 2 about a week ago . Aside from the improvement of  her skill level, her enthusiasm and confidence towards learning how to swim definitely improved. I believed that it has to do a lot with the instructors making it a fun experience for the kids. If you watched them it just seems like they are just playing in the water, moving their arms and legs but they are actually learning through the whole process. It takes a lot of patience to teach this little kids, i credit these instructors for doing such a great job. I admire their dedication towards their work and how they treat the kids. It’s fun to watch them. I’m just so happy with this experience with Goldfish Swim School. This  is a sponsored post but even if it’s not, it is my swim school of choice. Read our Goldfish Swim School experience here.

    Thank you so much for reading and have a great day!

     

     

     

    Share:
    kids, Lifestyle

    Go Back To School in Style with Samsung Galaxy GS8+

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and it’s advertiser. All opinions are mine. #samsungtargettech #CollectiveBias

    #shop #collectivebias GS8+

    Back-to-school is just around the corner whether we like it or not, it’s gonna be here any day soon. I will surely miss our slow mornings and homework free nights. But i’m also glad and excited that i could also get some things done without tagging along kids with me. For a mom, going Target shopping without Read more

    Share:
    kids, Lifestyle

    Simple and Easy Lego Party Ideas

    Months ago my son Lucas celebrated his 9th birthday and he wanted a Lego birthday party. So i created one for him ! Yes, i am that kind of mom. I love creating and doing parties for my kids, family and friends. I don’t even know why. I know it’s stressful, time-consuming and a lot of work, but i enjoy it too. It gives me that hum of adrenaline, the excitement on creating something that makes me enjoy the process even though sometimes or most of the time, the whole process is totally not a walk in the park.

    There is only one thing that makes me feel rewarding when i create a party for people – their happy faces. They don’t have to do anything or say anything, just seeing their happy faces it’s good enough for me. It’s worth it.

    Since i rebranded this blog, this is the first “Birthday Party” blog post and i’m excited to share more of my kids birthday parties for years to come.

    Let me start with a very simple and low key Lego theme birthday party that is perfect for  busy moms.

    I pretty much bought and ordered everything. The link is at the bottom of this post to where i bought the products, where the products are from or something similar.

    Here are the printables i used for this party :

    1. Cupcake toppers – download this printable .
    2. Thank you favor tags – download this printable.

    For the dessert table, i bought the chocolate chip cookies and birthday cake at Costco. It’s his favorites.  I bought the pompom cake topper at Target. For the cupcakes, i bought it at Kroger. I always ordered the ones with whip frosting because it’s not too sweet at all. I made the letter sugar cookies myself and also made block sugar cookies as party favors. For the Lego cake stand, i made that myself. Ofcourse, i copied it from Pinterest. It didn’t turned out exactly like it, but it’s close enough. As long as it holds the cake right? lol.

    Here is the recipe for the cut out sugar cookies. It’s thick , soft and very delicious.

    4.72 from 7 votes
    Print

    Sugar Cookies

    thick, soft and delicious sugar cookies

    Ingredients

    • 3 cups All purpose flour
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tbsp vanilla

    Instructions

    1. Sift flour, baking powder, add salt, set aside

    2. Whisk together egg and vanilla extract, set aside

    3. In a mixing bowl cream together butter and sugar. It should be light and fluffy. Add vanilla egg mixture, beating anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute until well mixed in.

    4. Gradually  add flour in 2 additions. Lower the speed of your mixer to low. Scrape the bowl well after the last addition and beat just until flour is combined.

    5. Knead the cookie dough for about 30 to 60 seconds, until dough comes together.

    6. Wrap the dough in a plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.

    7. Preheat oven to 375F

    8. Divide cookie dough in half. Roll half of the cookie dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper using rolling guides on each side of the dough. I use 2 painter sticks on the side.


    9. Cut out as many cookies as you can. Place the cookies lined with parchment paper. Chill the cut outs in the fridge for about 15 minutes.

      Bake for 9minutes, depending on the oven, turn the sheet once half way through the baking.

      Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5-7 minutes, transfer to cooling rack.

    10. Decorate cookies as desired with royal icing or frosting you prefer.

    Products used :

    Lego Party Pack of 16 – Amazon

    Lego Party Banner – Target similar here

    Lego plates  – Amazon

    Letter cookie cutter – Amazon

    Red and Blue wooden crates – Michaels

    Decorative Letter L – Michaels similar at Amazon

    Ceramic vase – Wayfair 

    Chip bowls – Home Goods other option at Wayfair

    Table runner – Home Goods similar at Wayfair

    3 piece tier server – Bed, Bath and Beyond

     

    Share:
    kids

    Water Safety Essentials for Kids + Goldfish Swim School Giveaway!

    Summer is definitely here ! One of the most common activity we do around this time is spending our days outdoors most especially swimming in the pool or going to the beach. So it’s always important for us parents to know the safety measures to keep our kids safe around the water. Drowning is the leading cause of death among children, including infants and toddlers. It is important to know that a child can drown even in one inch of a water.

    Read more

    Share:
    kids, Lifestyle

    Benefits of Swimming Lessons for Children

     

    *This post is sponsored by Goldfish Swimschool, as usual all opinions are mine.

    Learning how to swim is an essential tool for every human being. It is a must !  I can’t imagine any of us in our family not knowing how to swim and the sooner you know how to swim, the better. Today, i’m sharing the benefits of swimming lessons  for our children.

    1. Safety – We all know that our world is surrounded with water and we are usually around with water. Being able to know how to swim is essential and i can’t stress enough the importance of it. The younger they know how to swim, the better. You will just never know, so it’s better to be safe than sorry. Remember, you can’t always be there. Learning to swim may save their life one day
    2.  Confidence – Being able to know how to swim as a young child boost their confidence. Even though they might not be interested to make swimming as a sport but the fact that they know how to swim, it makes them feel good  about themselves, which helps children to become self-confident and believe in their abilities
    3.  A great workout – there are so many variables on how much exactly the calories you will burn during swimming. I can’t give you an exact numbers but as far as i know the more your weigh, the more you burn. It is also a healthy lifestyle that you promote to your kids. In swimming, you are moving multiple muscle groups in high intensity cardio workout. It also releases endorphins, which aid in decreasing depression and improving moods.
    4. Social development – let’s face it, our kids will enjoy better playing in the pool with their peers if they know how to swim rather than just sitting on the side. It’s an awkward position to be in for our child if they don’t enjoy spending time in the water while the others are.

    I truly feel a sense satisfaction when i gave my child a tool that will serve them well through out the rest of their life. It is definitely a rewarding feeling.

    Thank you so much for reading and have a great day!

     

     

     

     

    Share:
    kids, Style

    Motherhood in Blogosphere

    On April:  dress: Victoria Beckham for Target girls section/ bag: Sam Edelman / shoes: INC (old) other option here

    On Olivia :  dress : Victoria Beckham for Target / shoes: Gap kids / bag: Target (old)

    Some of you might be wondering if my world just consisted of photo shoots and ootd’s . If my life is perfect and put together like the outfits that i got inspired from Pinterest. If getting ready and putting make up on is breezy. My answer to all that is, NO.  I like to think that it’s a yes but it’s not. We all know that it’s not. My family is my number one priority, everything else is secondary but i also want to give an importance on self-care, both inside-out.

    Read more

    Share: