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Sweater Season: The Boy’s Store Edition

Sweater season is now upon us. I love sweater season, not just because it is comfortable and warm, but also because I love seeing my little man all dapper and handsome in his sweet little sweaters. He loves to wear sweaters and loves a nice cardigan. I know one day his style will change, but at this fun in-between a toddler and a big kid stage he loves to dress like an adult in a little boys body. Thankfully, The Boy’s Store pretty fantastic sweaters for him to choose from.

Little Boys’ Waffle Weave Cardigan by Appaman:

This adorable sweater is perfect for a dress-up event, family photos, or if your little guy has a love of all things Mr. Rogers. Pair it with a great little bow-tie for some extra style!

Gray cardigan the sweater season staple item

Boys’ Mercer Sweater by Appaman:

The perfect pullover sweater for the fall and winter seasons. It works well as an extra layer on a cool day, a fancy top, or a casual yet sophisticated look. Pair it with jeans to dress it down and slacks to dress it up. The options are limitless.

Navy sweater season versatility

Little Boys’ Zip-up Cardigan by Appaman:

A zip-up cardigan makes for an easy day. It goes up and down with ease allowing your boys to layer up on cool days. Best of all, it is currently on sale for only $5. Hurry in!

A little yellow brightness on this cardigan for sweater season

Fall Art Projects: Pumpkin Keepsake

Autumn brings the beginning of the holidays. During the holidays I try to slow down at home. The world gets so busy and so chaotic during holiday time, and a parent can get lost in it all. So I try to sit back and take moments to enjoy the holidays a little. How do I do this? I choose special moments of the day to be with my family. I set aside special meals, movies, activities, or crafts for us to do together for us to soak in as much “together” time as we can in the midst of the busiest seasons. This month I found these sweet little clay pumpkin keepsake crafts to do with my kids. My kids love a good clay craft, really they love anything that lets them play with things sticky, and messy. ¬†This simple craft was created by Nadia at Teach Me Mommy. I really loved her take on the clay handprint because it not only gave you a handprint but she also found a way to incorporate a photo. Pumpkin Keepsake For the full tutorial including amazing photos head on over to Teach Me Mommy now. The great thing about this sweet keepsake is that it can double as fall or Halloween decor and can be brought out every year. So in a few years, you can look back at how young and precious your kids were, and remember that sweet day you worked together to create such a fantastic memory. I am planning to enjoy this sweet keepsake all autumn long, and I hope you will too!

First-Aid Kit: DIY

Now that school is back in session fall is almost here. That means fall sports, fall activities, and fall illnesses. We want you to be prepared for all of the busy activities you and your kids will be involved with this season.

We all worry about the kids getting sick when they return to school. With so many children from so many different homes and backgrounds there tends to be an influx of germs. How do we combat this? HAND WASHING. Lots of hand washing. ¬†While we cannot control how often our kids wash at school, we can give them the tools to do what needs to be done. Teach them how to wash properly, and remind them how important it is to wash. Washing leads to less germs. Which means they have more time to play, run, and learn without getting sick. Try teaching them to sing their Abc’s while they wash. And wash with soap (about a dime-size) and warm water. It doesn’t have to be hot, just warm. Makes sure they understand to scrub the front, backs, between the fingers, and around the finger nails (including underneath the nails).

One way I have found to help keep germs at bay is to keep a first-aid/hand washing kit in the car with me. When I pick the kids up from school they put their backpacks in the back of the car and they use some hand-sanitizer to cleanse their hands from school.

I have also found it useful to keep a first-aid kit with me in the car. It is simple to keep in the back, and I will never worry that I need something.

The best part about keeping a kit like this with you in the car is you always have it with you. SO if your kids get hurt at soccer practice? Playing at the park? All you need to do is break out the kit and bandage them up.

First Aid Kit

Check out this simple DIY kit. You can even add more customized items if you know what types of things your kids might need for other health or injury issues. Many stores even sell ready-pack ice packs that do not need to be frozen and can be activated on site. These make perfect additions to any first-aid kit.

Now enjoy your season with a little more peace of mind.