Budget-Friendly Outdoor Activities for You and Your Kids

Looking after your kids is a full-time job that doesn’t end until you see them walking out the door for college. And, while they are time-consuming and the worst enemies of your budget, we know you love them more than anything else in this world. Although we know your children will love a room full of toys and visits to Disneyland, not all activities should be dictated by big money. 

There are plenty of ways to enjoy an entire day outdoors even when you’re on a limited budget. All you have to do is dress season-appropriate and get inspired by some of the activities we chose that will put a smile on all the family members’ faces. 

 

Outdoor painting

Who said kids can’t have fun without leaving the house? Painting is one of the most therapeutic activities for children and adults alike and has proven extremely beneficial in fighting depression, anxiety, and mild forms of autism. 

The key behind turning this simple activity into a fun day outdoors or indoors is to let your kids have full control of what they paint and where they paint. Hand them the colors and brushes and allow them to fully express their personality. 

Although the walls of your living room or their room are more appropriate, if you don’t want to display your kids’ mural art for everyone to see, you can choose other surfaces to paint. The barn, the garage or the attic are full of walls in desperate need of a childish makeover. And, if everything else fails, you can ask your offspring to paint on a wood board, an old door or a window frame, a sheet or an old piece of canvas. 
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Great Gift Ideas For The Kids #GiftGuide

Looking for a great toy for the kids that won’t break the bank? We are HUGE fans of Stikbot over here, and have been from the start. They are great for imaginative play, as well as getting kids to get off their gaming consoles now and then. This does require tech, but the use of their minds and imaginations as well as learning a new skill set means it’s not just another useless, mindless, brain numbing app or game- it’s actually pretty cool and gives them something positive to be doing. Not to mention? Kids love, love these.

KlikBots is a line of collectible action figures that kids can use to create their very own stop-motion videos. With their interchangeable pieces, articulating limbs, and action accessories, KlikBots are ready to travel the universe and go on any adventure you can imagine.
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Gabb Wireless Black Friday Special #BlackFriday #GiftGuide

Review of the phone to follow shortly, but as of now, I can highly recommend this service. It’s perfect for kids and families.  Check it out, and this is a really great deal. Perfect time to buy.
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Top 10 Must-Have Items When Traveling With Kids

Traveling with your kids is one of the most fun family activities. But it’s not so easy to have a successful trip when your toddlers are with you.

However, good preparation and toddler-proof plan can help you out in this case. Taking your kids with you adds so many extra baby items in your backpack. Even parents often get haphazard while deciding what to take with them and what not.

Are you also in a situation like that? No worries, we have come with a list of top 10 must-have baby items to travel with.

Here is the list for you to get you out of confusion. Check it out.  

 

The 10 Essentials Items That You Should Take While Travelling with Your kids

  1. A Lightweight Baby Bag 

There are so many baby items you need to take with you on the trip. And so, you need a separate spacious baby bag. But the baby bag shouldn’t be heavy as you have to carry your own bag also. Make sure it’s light in weight and can carry enough items.  

 

  1. Diapers and Nappies 

These two items are the most important. Make sure you have enough diapers and nappies to keep your baby dry. Especially, if your baby is less than 1, you must have plenty of these items with you. Besides, you can take wet-tissues with you to get your baby clean instantly.  

 

  1. Baby Car Seat Stroller 

It’s quite inconvenient to carry both a car seat and a stroller for your baby. So, it’s wise to get a stroller that can be used as a car seat too.  
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How to Choose Children’s Clothing

Today we have Emma to write a guest post for us. Emma is the CEO at Kimi Dog, the wholesale children’s clothing company. She knows everything about children’s clothing.

Hi, I’m Emma Today I’m going to talk about how to choose children’s clothing.

When you have a baby, it seems that your baby is the most important thing in your life. You need to feed your baby, change your baby’s diapers, and your baby doesn’t seem to have a break for 24 hours. For many years to come, your child may be the most important thing in your life. Also, you need to buy a lot of things for your child. One of them is children’s clothing.

Your children’s clothes are different from your own, so you need to know how to choose clothes for your children.

You’ll know how to choose and how to save money on children’s clothing after reading this article. 

Let’s get started!

Comfort is the most important

For Kids, comfort is the priority. Your children will look great in slim shirts, but they also suffer from stiff collars. When choosing clothes for your children, choose loose casual clothes or activewear. These clothes not only comfortable but also meet the needs of children’s activities. Leggings are also a good choice for girls. They are tight but comfortable. 

What fabric should you choose

Choosing the right fabrics is not only about comfort but also about durability. Most kids love activities or sports. So think about what fabrics to choose for them to wear during activities and games. Parents all like natural fabrics, there is no problem with it. However, I wouldn’t say the synthetic fabric is a bad choice. What natural fabrics are suitable for children’s clothing? Cotton, linen, wool, and so on. These fabrics are natural and comfortable. If you want something more natural, you can go organic, but it’s also more expensive. Sometimes, though, synthetic fabrics are a good choice. Synthetic fabrics have many advantages that natural materials don’t have. So for some clothes such as hardshell jackets and jerseys, synthetic fabrics must be the better choice. Blended fabrics are also something you need to know. They are the best of both worlds. For example, Cotton/Polyester blends. With the breathability of cotton and the durability of polyester. And because of polyester is blended, it’s cheaper. In short, choose different fabrics for different purposes.
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Back to School with the Jetson Scooter @ridejetson #ad @BestBuy

Beat the traffic with this Jetson Quest Electric Scooter . The 250W hub motor lets you travel up to 18 miles at 15mph, while the bright LED headlight and deck lights support nighttime travel. Use the easy-fold system to conveniently stow away this Jetson Quest electric scooter in your car’s trunk or underneath a desk.  Easy peasy! Older kids (and adults) will love it, you will too.

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About The Scooter

Powerful 250W hub motor
Helps reach speeds up to 15 mph for a fun ride. Just step on the deck, push off with your foot, and press down on the thumb throttle to engage the motor.

Premium lithium-ion battery
Provides a max range up to 18 miles.
Foldable design
Easy fold system offers portability.
Weight capacity
The scooter can handle any rider weighing up to 220.5 lbs.
Disc brake

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SCREEN TIME APP – CHILDREN’S BRAIN CHANGES BECAUSE OF EXCESSIVE TIME BEFORE SCREENS, ACCORDING TO STUDY

The brain of children who spend too much time before screens of smart devices or video games seems to be modified, according to a study by the National Institute of Health (NIH) released a few days ago by the CBS network.

In 21 research centers, the NIH began examining the brains of 4,500 children of 9 and 10 years old to know if the intense consumption of video games and the time they spend on the Internet influences their development.

The first results of this study with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) show significant differences in the brain of children who use smartphones, tablets and video games more than seven hours a day, explained one of the researchers, Gaya Dowling in the program “60 Minutes”.

The images showed a premature thinning of the cerebral cortex or cortex, which processes the information sent to the brain by the five senses.

The thinning of the cortex “is considered an aging process,” said the scientist, noting that it was not clear if this process is harmful. “We still do not know if it’s due to the time spent in front of the screens, or if it’s a bad thing,” he said.
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Shopping for kids: The stress-free guide

As most adults will testify, nothing quite beats a touch of retail therapy. It’s something that most of us crave, but life responsibilities tend to mean that it doesn’t happen anywhere near enough as it should. When it comes to children, shopping doesn’t quite have the same appeal. Instead, it’s regarded as one of the most frustrating pastimes around – even if the experience is geared to their requirements!

Unfortunately, kids need clothes – and these shopping trips are a necessity. Today’s article is, therefore, going to focus on some of the best tips you can implement to ensure that the day is as stress-free as possible, while still ensuring that you come out of it with plenty of suitable garments for your little one.

There’s no one-fits-all rule

There’s no doubt that the internet shopping era has made life a whole lot easier. However, there is a debate as to whether this approach is really going to work when it comes to choosing appropriate kid’s clothes.

Unfortunately, not all brands are equal when it comes to size. What might be classed as suitable for a 5-year-old in one shop is more like a 3-year-old’s in another. It means that unless you know a brand inside-out, you need to ask your child to try most things on. It might mean a trip to the shops in Covent Garden or your local area of choice, but it will be worth the time.
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