We love Mother’s Day because we think moms should be celebrated for the love, dedication, devotion and stamina they show every day as they raise their children. We asked moms and dads here in our Kolcraft office what was on their or their wife’s Bliss List for this Mother’s Day. A few of the responses & some ideas for last minute gifts for those who still haven’t finished planning Mother’s Day!
Playing with your kids, reading a book on a beach, walking your dog – whatever your bliss, we want you to tap into it and share it. Spurred on by the release of the new Contours Bliss stroller, our co-workers shared their bliss moments. Check them out on Flicker & our videos. Leave a comment of what your bliss is and automatically be entered to win a $25.oo gift card to support your bliss!
It’s National Screen Free Week and one thing you can replace screen time with is a garden! Gardens are a great way to connect with your children, have fresh food or flowers, build memories and connect with nature. We were talking here at Kolcraft about gardens. Some of us have great memories of picking tomatoes with dad and how excited he would get over the “big ones” or going to grandma’s to pick fresh strawberries or the joy on their children’s faces when the seeds begin to bloom.
This week is national Screen Free Week which we think is a fabulous idea. For many of us, media time has become part of our daily family living whether it’s computers, smartphones, DVDs, the Cloud or whatever is at our virtual fingertips. Let’s face it, sometimes screen time can calm down a restless toddler at a doctor’s office, can distract kids on long trips or can even be a learning tool. However, there is something to say for turning off the screen – no matter what size – and playing outside, using imagination for play, reading a book together even as a family or having family game time.
Our children spend most of their time in their beds and rightly so! Sleep is one of the most important factors in healthy development and growth. Sometimes our baby’s crib mattress is an afterthought.