10 Ways to Get in Quality Time with Teens

Teens and tweens are so busy these days, with social calendars, homework and extracurricular commitments. And as parents it can be hard to find ways to connect with them as they grow older and become more independent. But it’s so important that we do! Even though our influence is not as constant it was when […]

Classic Children’s Books for Fall

I like to display seasonal children’s books in my den and throughout my house throughout the year — I find that it makes picking up a book and reading with my children easier and more natural. So today I’ve pulled together my favorite classic children’s picture books about fall. If you go to go a […]

Casual & Classic Boys Clothes for Fall

I’ve heard from so many of you that boys can be hard to shop for, especially when they just want to wear comfy outfits, so I am excited to share our classic boy clothes roundup for fall! Today we are sharing classic pieces that are comfortable, easy to mix and match, and transition well into […]

Cute Girls Play Clothes for Fall!

Every season, our children’s play clothes round-up is one of the most loved series on DoSayGive. So back by popular request, I’ve searched my favorite children’s retailers to find cute, comfortable girls play clothes for fall! From school to play dates and running around on the weekends, my favorite finds are perfect for for everyday. […]

A Sweet Back to School Tradition: School Bus Cake!

If you’ve been following DoSayGive on Instagram since the beginning, you’ve likely seen my annual post with our school bus cake. I’ve been doing this since my oldest went to kindergarten — every year, the night before the first day of school, I make a school bus cake for us to share. It’s something that […]

DoSayGive’s Back to School Favorites!

Backpacks, lunch boxes, first day essentials and more — today I am sharing our tried and true favorites when it comes to school season along with a few tips I’ve learned along the way. Be sure to scroll through the whole list! And be sure to download our back to school checklist for parents here.  […]

Creative Ways to Use the Summer Book Club

I am always blown away by the interest in our Classic Children’s Summer Book Club and how many families are looking for a fun and enriching summer with their children. Thank you to those of you who have joined, and for anyone who has told your friends about the book club! Today I want to […]

Prepping for Camp: Tips for Drop-Off & During Camp Week

Our summer camp series is back with our last installment — read the first post all about Tips for Sending Children to Camp here — where we chat with Carter Breazale, camp director for Alpine Camp for Boys in Alabama. Carter’s family founded Alpine Camp for Boys more than 50 years ago, and she grew […]

Registration is Open for DoSayGive’s 2022 Classic Children’s Summer Book Club!

This is one of my favorite times of the year, when we launch our Classic Children’s Summer Book Club! What started as a fun idea has grown into an incredible, enriching, encouraging community of families across the country who are looking for intentional ways to connect with their children during the summer. And I’m so […]

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, […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Our Favorite Spring Play Clothes for Girls!

Hello spring, and hello color! We just love seeing all these bright, beautiful hues everywhere we look — especially when it comes to children’s clothing. There’s something about the fun patterns and easy styles that get us so excited for sunshine, bike rides, playgrounds, and more. We’re so excited to share our favorite spring play […]

5 Ways to Encourage Empathy in Children

So much of the early years is planting in children the virtues we want to blossom over time. Love, kindness, and sincerity yield more easily when empathy is behind them. But in a very “me” centered culture, it can be a challenge to cultivate empathy in children. I find I have to be very intentional […]

100 Awesome Party Ideas for Children

We all know where to get cute party supplies (hello, Etsy!) and even the supplies that we need last-minute (hi, Amazon!), but sometimes we just need an idea to get us started. I have hosted and attended LOTS of birthday parties over the years so thought I would round up my favorite children’s birthday party […]