Amazon is having a big one-day sale on Disney toys, books, clothes and movies. All links are Amazon affiliate links.
You can check out the full sale here.
A few highlightsMr Potato Head Disney/Pixar Toy Story 4 Classic Mr. Figure Toy for Kids Ages 2 & Up: $7.99
Disney Princess Dress Up Trunk Deluxe 21Piece [Amazon Exclusive]: $22.41. This is a GREAT price on Disney dress up dresses.
Anna Styling Head: This is so cute for a little girl that loves to play with hair. $13.49
Osmo Genius Starter Kit for Fire + Super Studio Mikey Mouse & Friends: We have had an Osmo for years and it is excellent. My kids ages 5-11 all enjoy playing games on it. This is an awesome value (this kit works with an Amazon Fire). $69.99 (regular $119.99)
Osmo – Super Studio Learn To Draw Your Favorite Incredibles 2 Characters Game – Ages 5-11 – Watch Them Come to Life: $8.31
Osmo – Super Studio Disney Mickey Mouse & Friends Game – Ages 5-11 – Learn to Draw your Clubhouse Favorites & Watch them Come to Life: $13.99 I bought this for Ezra. We love Osmo!
Melissa & Doug Disney Mickey Mouse Wooden Character Magnets (Developmental Toys, Wooden Storage Case, 20 Disney-Inspired Magnets) $4.75: These are a perfect stocking stuffer and a great price.
Lionel Disney’s Frozen Battery-powered Model Train Set, Ready to Play with Remote: $34.99 (regularly $99.99). This is such a fun toy for a Frozen lover – and a great price.
Ceaco Disney Collections Vintage Buttons Jigsaw Puzzle, 750 Pieces: $5.49 – this looks like an awesome, fun puzzle. Perfect Christmas gift and activity for over the Christmas holiday.
Other puzzles include:
Ceaco Disney Fine Art Snow White Among Friends Jigsaw Puzzle, 1000 Pieces: $5.99
Ceaco Disney Panoramic Toy Story Jigsaw Puzzle, 700 Pieces: $8.42
Ceaco Disney Panoramic Monsters Jigsaw Puzzle, 700 Pieces: $7.86
Ceaco Disney Panoramic Fab 5 Jigsaw Puzzle, 700 Pieces: $8.44
This is just a sampling of the massive Disney sale. Shop the sale here.
This post is sponsored by Responsibility.org.
I’ll never forget when, shortly after The Fringe Hours release, a friend said to me, “I know why you have so many fringe hours. You don’t drink.”
I was taken aback a bit. But she went on, “when the rest of us are enjoying our wine, you are reading or crafting.”
With the holidays upon us, stress for women is at its annual peak. In addition to every day responsibilities, we have Christmas gifts to buy, wrap and ship, cookies to make, and a scout elf to move! The additional pressure that we experience during the holidays – both real and self-imposed, is significant. And the idea of fringe hours, or time for ourselves, seems like a pipe dream.
As a mom, I am aware that my children (ages 11.5, 8.5 and 5) are paying attention all the time- way more than I want to admit. They are like sponges, watching how I respond to things. And during the holidays, when stress is significant, I have to be extra intentional to respond in a way that I am proud of. I have learned that there is a direct correlation between my stress level and my focus on self-care. So even during busy seasons like Christmas, I am committed to paying attention to my needs.
5 Ways to Practice Self-Care and Destress
It is important to be honest with our children about our feelings. During times of stress, I might say, Mommy is feeling a bit overwhelmed right now, so I am going to XYZ. It is only December 10 and I have already said this several times this month. Some of those things that I choose to do to practice self care during periods of stress include:
Take a hot bubble bath: As cliché as it sounds, nothing relaxes me as much as a hot bath with some aromatherapy bubbles. Often a 20-30 soak will totally reset me.
Read a book: My favorite way to reduce stress is to prioritize reading a book. The escape of a novel is completely life-giving to me.
Exercise: It’s like Elle Woods says, “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy.” Even a brisk 20-minute walk in the cool weather can change a mindset.
Connect with a friend: During stressful periods, talking with a friend is an opportunity for connection and support. Often the friend will be able to offer a fresh perspective or good word that will make me feel less stressed and/or alone.
Make something: Whether it is baking in the kitchen or crafting, doing something with my hands is a great stress reliever. This Christmas I have made dozens of cookies and it has been a joy amidst the busyness of the season.
Some friends would probably add a glass a wine to this list. For me, it is not a fit because I don’t like the taste of alcohol (I know this is hard for some to believe.). However, even if I did, I wouldn’t include drinking alcohol as a way to cope with stress because it isn’t a healthy habit.
If you are a mom to chooses to drink as a stress reliever, I would encourage you to think about how this impacts your children. What are you communicating if your glass of wine is combined with a comment like, “Mommy is stressed. I need some wine”?
I believe it is important to demonstrate healthy, alcohol-free ways of coping with stress with our children.
When Responsibilty.org reached out about today’s post, they shared some statistics around children and sipping during the holidays. 37% of kids by the age of 8 have had a sip of alcohol and that number rises to 66% by the age of 12. Particularly interesting is that data from SAMSHA indicates: Most 6-year-olds know that alcohol is only for adults. Between the ages of 9 and 13, children start to view alcohol more positively. Many children begin to think underage drinking is okay. Some even start to experiment.
These numbers shouldn’t be this high. I’d love to invite you to share alcohol-free ways you cope with stress. Also, check out the resources from Responsibility.org about talking to our kids early about alcohol. And the next time you have some fringe hours, try one of the habits from my list above. Maybe my friend was right – no drinks means more time to do the things that I love.
This year it was a privilege to write this series of posts sponsored by Responsibility.org and #TalkEarly. Past posts in the series include:
I encourage you to visit the website for more information on how to create a lifetime of conversations with your kids around alcohol and responsibility.
DiscountMags.com is offering magazine subscriptions at the most insane prices of the year, starting at $0.99/year! This sale is for Black Friday only and is on 400+ titles!
I love giving magazines as gifts and DiscountMags makes it REALLY easy to gift them. They offer an option to schedule an email an e-gift card to announce your gift.
Of course, you can also purchase these magazines for yourself or renew existing subscriptions with these prices. I wait for this sale every year to do my subscription renewals and subscribe to new magazines.
Today’s sale includes the lowest prices of the year. Order your magazines now to see all of the magazines in this sale.
Some of the many titles include
- Us Weekly: $9.95 for one year
- Readers Digest: $4.90 for one year
- Good Housekeeping: $3.75 for one year
- Clean Eating: $6.99 for one year
- Taste Of Home: $4.50 for one year (regular price: $23.94)
- HGTV: $10.25 for one year
- Town & Country: $6.25 for one year
- National Geographic: $18.75 for one year (regular price: $71.88)
- Women’s Health: $4.50 for one year.
- GQ: $3.75 for one year (regular price: $47.88)
- Vogue: $4.98 for one year (regular price: $36.00)
- Prevention: $11:25 for one year
- Popular Mechanics: $5.75 for one year
- Men’s Health: $4.50 for one year
- Cosmopolitan: $4.50 for one year
- O, the Oprah Magazine: $5.25 for one year
- Bridal Guide: $4.25 for one year
- Golf Digest: $3.99 for one year
- Field & Stream: $4.25 for one year
- Country Living: $6.50 for one year
- Vanity Fair: $6.99 for one year
- National Geographic Kids: $14.50 for one year
- Highlights for Children: $29.95 for one year
- Consumer Reports: $15.99 for one year
- Forbes: $5.99 for one year
- Road & Track: $3.99 for one year
- Cruising World: $4.50 for one year
- Travel 50 & Beyond: $6.25 for one year
- Dogster: $9.50 for one year
You cannot beat these prices! Order your magazines now.
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Gah! If your kids need shoes, this deal is too hot to pass up.
FabKids is offering new customers two pairs of kids shoes for $9.95+ free shipping. That’s less than $5 a pair!
FabKids offers the cutest shoes for boys and girls. Sizes are from toddler size 7 to size 5. (So if you are a mom with a small shoe size, you could get shoes too.)
They literally have everything from sneakers to boots to dress shoes. The designs are versatile too – classy, fashion forward, cute and unlike anywhere else.
To get your two pair of shoes for $9.95:
Click this link to activate the $9.95 deal
Answer a few questions about your child’s style
Select your two pairs shoes. Note, to get this deal, you need to pick shoes that are marked $9.95-$9.98. If you pick the more expensive options, you will be charged a bit more. On the shoe page, you can sort pricing low to high.
Enter your payment information and order your shoes. My total with tax was $11.41. Not bad for two pairs of cute kids shoes!
A few additional notes
This deal will work if you want to get two different sizes of shoes, or even two different genders. I set up the account for Adeline, but then after picking a girls pair of shoes for her, I navigated to boys and added a pair for Elias. I was delighted the deal worked!
This is an incredible deal. If your kids don’t need shoes right now, consider ordering anyway and just sizing up. I always keep shoes in the next size up on hand so that we have shoes for the morning when the kids inevitably proclaim, my shoes are too small!
When you sign up, you also will get 50% off everything available on the site (including shoes, clothes and accessories).
Note: When you take advantage of this deal, you are signing up for a FabKids membership. Memberships are $39.95 a month, but you can easily shop, skip or cancel after receiving your first order. You may cancel your VIP membership at any time by calling 1-855-FAB-KIDS. The phone number for canceling is open 24 hours a day. I love that they make it easy.
For years I have followed bloggers who love Fabletics, a company founded by Kate Hudson that sells high quality leggings, sports bras and athletic/athleisure apparel.
Right now they are running a special holiday offer – get two pairs of leggings for just $24 shipped. They are a $99 value, so this is a great deal!
How to get your $24 leggings
Click here to activate the discount
Click the get started button
Answer a few questions like what is your favorite way to get fit and where do you work ou, as well as your sizes .
Select your leggings
Enter your payment order
After you sign up for the deal, know that you are becoming a Fabletics member. You can easily cancel your account if it is not a fit for you.
I signed up for this offer and I was impressed by the wide range of sizes and styles. They truly have something for every body type.
This is the perfect time to get some new leggings for you or to give as a gift this Christmas.