The Best Swimsuit Brands for Tween Girls!

Bright colors. Cute patterns. And pool-party-ready accessories. All of the adorable swimwear for tweens has us so excited for all kinds of summer fun! We know that tween girls can be hard to shop for — they’ve outgrown little girl sizes but aren’t quite ready for teen styles. To make your life easier, we’re sharing […]

Prepping for Camp: Tips for Sending Children to Camp

We’re so excited to kick off a two-part series that’s all about summer camp — and we think no matter the age of your children, and whether or not they’ve been to camp before, that you’ll find it helpful and encouraging! We spoke with Carter Breazeale, camp director for Alpine Camp for Boys in Alabama, […]

Simply Lovely: Outdoor Spring Table Inspiration

April showers bring showers of a different kind, especially as we head into May — bridal showers and baby showers, Mother’s Day brunches and graduation teas, and so many more celebrations. The spring seems to bring people together with all of the beautiful weather and sunshine, and we couldn’t help but feel inspired to put […]

9 Treats for the Love-A-Bull Taurus

Headstrong and practical, Trusty Taurus is a reliable earth sign. And it’s no secret that they have very good taste and an eye for detail. Celebrating their birthdays between April 20 and May 20, Taureans are known for being some of the best gift givers in the zodiac. Time to gift back! We found the […]

6 Childhood Habits that Have Served Our Family Well

I’m often asked what one piece of advice I’d give to other mothers, or those who find themselves entering into the season of motherhood for the first time. It’s such a tricky question to answer, honestly, because every family is different and has a unique situation. But what I do come back to time and […]

Our Teacher Gift Guide is Live!

Can you believe it’s almost May? The end of the school year is right around the corner (and Teacher Appreciation Week for many schools is May 2-6th!), so it’s time to start thinking about how to thank your child’s teacher for all of the time and energy they have poured into our little ones this […]

Meaningful Traditions For Easter Week

From Easter brunches to sunrise services at church, egg hunts, and everything in between, there’s something so special about family traditions leading up to Easter. I’ve gathered some activity ideas for making the week of Easter rich in meaning but simple in effort. Maybe one or two of them will inspire and become traditions for […]

2022 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas To Surprise Any Mom

07 Apr 2022 | 2022 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas To Surprise Any Mom Posted at 6:00 AM in Gift Guides by Kasia Lorenc We know that finding the perfect gift for Mom can be hard. That’s why we’ve prepared this comprehensive guide with Mother’s Day gift ideas for every type of mom or mother figure […]

Our Favorite Classic Children’s Dress Shoes!

We get questions all the time about where to find classic children’s dress shoes, so today we put together a helpful guide of our favorite brands for boys and girls for what to wear during the spring and summer! Babies, toddlers, elementary-aged, and tweens — dress shoes, sandals, and loafers — these shoes are timeless […]

9 Office-Safe Secret Santa Theme Ideas for Work Parties

When I was fresh out of college, a few years ago (ok, more than a few), I had a job at a consulting company. To make things more fun, they had a party committee. One holiday season, they set up a Secret Santa gift exchange and decided to do a theme. Fun, right? Absolutely. They […]

What I Like (and Dislike) About the Toniebox

If you’ve been a reader for a while, you know how passionate I am about children’s literature. So I was intrigued when the Toniebox came on the scene. This child-friendly, digital story player seemed like it could really fill a need for young children when it comes to listening to audiobooks. But was it as […]

How To Create a Secret Gift Exchange for Eid

Image courtesy | Etsy seller frommyCRAFTtoyours Our thanks to Meena Malik, who is not only an author for MuslimMatters, but an Elfster expert when it comes to the celebration of Eid. She shares her tips on how to create a fun secret gift exchange for Eid to spread joy and generosity to family and friends. […]