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35+ Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Babies & Toddlers

One of my favorite traditions is opening stockings on Christmas morning. Growing up, it was one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. Now that I’ve got three kids of my own, I have so much fun shopping for stocking stuffers for them. But, I know that babies and toddlers can sometimes be a little bit difficult to shop for when it comes to stockings.

If you are in need of some stocking stuffer ideas for babies or toddlers, check out this fantastic list! Obviously, depending on your baby’s age and development, some of these may not be appropriate for them. Hopefully this list of stocking stuffer ideas will give you some inspiration!

How We Celebrate Advent with Baby

Advent is one of my favorite times of the year. To us, it’s more than a countdown to Christmas. Advent is a time to pause and reflect, to anticipate and wait for the goodness that is Christmas and its message. Advent is a celebration of love.

Each year, we celebrate Advent as a family, doing fun, festive things together each and every day leading up to Christmas. With Margot’s first Christmas, we’re making sure to include her in our Advent festivities.

Here are our favorite ways to celebrate Advent with a baby…

6 Simple Ways We're Making the Holidays Magical

There’s just something about Christmas with little ones that is extra special. I was never super big on Christmas before I had kids, but now that they’re here it’s like I want to make everything extra magical for them. With the busy-ness of this season it’s easy to get overwhelmed with to-do lists, but there are definitely some simple ways to make this time of year a big more magical. Here are some things we’re doing to capture some Christmas magic in our family…

6 Simple Ways We're Making the Holidays Magical

DIY Sharpie Coffee Mugs: Easy + Creative Holiday Gift

If your family is anything like mine, they love giving presents for the holiday season–but with many family members and years of presents under the tree, the gift-giving season can start to lose some of its sparkle and fun.

Gift giving can start to feel more stressful than joyful and I know on more than one occasion I’ve wondered why anyone needs more “stuff.”

So this year I decided to turn the kids lose on a handmade Christmas present for the adults in their lives that would be so much more meaningful and fun for all of us.

My Favorite Tips for Soothing a Teething Baby

We all know that teething can be really hard on our babies. It makes me wish I could just switch places with them, or take the pain away with the snap of a finger.

Unfortunately, that isn’t an option, so I’ve come up with my list of 9 tips for soothing a teething baby. Some are hand-me-down tips from family, and others are ones I have discovered myself.

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