Cheers! It’s National Wine Day today in US and Friday Frivolity is celebrating. I’m bringing you guys a simple craft idea that you can share with your friends. Today we’ll be making customized wine glasses with permanent markers. It’s a really fun craft that you can use to make as a gift for loved ones or have a drink and draw night with your girls.
- Tweet a brief pitch about your MS with the tag #QuerySwap include genre and age category hashtags. (They might look familiar; they are the same as #Pitmad) No need to tweet multiple times since you can search the feed and look for a match too.
- Watch the feed and find someone with an MS in a similar genre, category, and tone
- Ask him/her to swap
- Exchange queries
- Give constructive feedback to your new Critique Partner.
- Don’t flood the feed with pitches for the same book. Pitching multiple books is ok
- Pitch only books are you are querying
- Don’t just wait for someone to ask you first. Be proactive.
- Use the hashtags to simplify your search.
- Be polite.
- Remember this is a swap. Both parties must give feedback
Music can be an indispensable way to boost your child’s creativity and brain power. Beyond getting music lessons, learning about different types of music and instruments can open up a child’s mind to the power of music. That’s just what a new book series, Monty the Maestro, aims to do. The author Gabrielle Amelia Ridgeon offered me a chance at reading the book in exchange for this review.
Monty the Maestro and the marvellous magical orchestra
Monty the Maestro and the Marvellous Magical Orchestra is the first in a series of musical storybooks. Monty is a repairer of instruments and musical toys. He struggles to make ends meet but maintains a positive attitude. One day he gets the surprise of a magical baton and a book called The Art of Repair. It sets him on a journey to find a troop of instruments for his orchestra. Continue reading
This post was developed in partnership with Similac. All opinions are my own.
Modern day mamas know just how lucky we are to have tons of awesome inventions our mothers never had. Food pouches are one of these glorious motherhood aids. Go & Grow by Similac pouches are our new favorite on the go snacks that keep Viviana satisfied while we shop. I received this product for free from SheSpeaks.
Go & Grow pouches are a new line from Similac that incorporate 3-4 servings of fruits and veggies in each pouch. That’s 1/3 of what toddlers are recommended to have in a day. They are non-GMO, USDA certified organic and gluten free. Go & Grow by Similac have no fillers or artificial flavors or preservatives. These pouches can currently be found at Walmart in the baby aisle.
One of the highlights of Go & Grow by Similac is OptiGro. OptiGro is Similac’s special blend of brain and eye nourishing DHA, lutein and vitamin E. Each pouch contains 32mg of DHA which is an incredible way to support your toddler’s brain growth.
Go & Grow by Similac comes in two age groups: babies 6+ months and toddlers. One pouch is an appropriate daily serving for babies aged six months and up. Toddlers can have one to three a day. Some of the baby blends include mango/pear/spinach and pumpkin/banana/carrot to name a few. Some of the toddler flavors include sweet potato/mango/pear and butternut squash/pumpkin/banana/spinach/broccoli. There are many flavor blends available and you can find them all at your local Walmart.
Viviana tried all the blends that didn’t include carrot because she has an allergy to it and loved every single one. I like to have Go & Grow pouches on hand for shopping trips. Viviana enjoys eating them while in the carts and it helps keep her full in between meals.
As a mom it’s comforting to know that I’m helping support her development by giving her Go & Grow by Similac. It’s not always easy getting toddlers to eat all their fruits and veggies but this a yummy way to supplement their diet.
SheSpeaks is hosting a #Go&GrowatWalmart Giveaway. You can win a $50 gift card to Walmart.
Don’t miss out on this rebate from Ibotta to get $.50 back on one Go & Grow by Similac pouch.
Have your children tried Go & Grow by Similac? What flavors are their favorites?
Happy International Museum Day, everyone! Here ate Friday Frivolity we are celebrating museums. Every year on May 18 Museum Day has been held since 1977. Nearly 30,000 museums across the globe have participated. If you weren’t able to make it to a museum today I’m sharing 10 dioramas you can make at home to explore art and nature with your children.
1. Polar Habitat Diorama
Happy Eat What You Want Day, everyone. Today for Friday Frivolity we are celebrating food and I’m going to share with you a way to utilize baby cereal in a fun new way. If you are anything like me then you have tons of baby cereal laying around the house leftover from when your little ones were even littler. They get a couple teeth and start to refuse their cereal so you end up with a bunch of containers and no way to use them. Baby cereal pancakes are a great way to utilize those leftovers. Children who like to feed themselves can snack on these and still get all the healthy benefits from the cereal inside.
apple oatmeal baby cereal pancakes
Starlight Baby is a fun brand of children’s products that works to make the complex job of parenting a little easier. Their multi faceted company provides safe and cost effective products such as pacifier clips along with a rich database of helpful articles on all topics parenting. There is even a forum section where you can connect with other parents and share support. I am so pleased to share Starlight Baby with you. Viviana was offered a chance to try two of their shirts in exchange for my honest opinions. We’ve also teamed up for a Father’s Day giveaway later in the post.
Starlight Baby offers a wide variety of children’s shirts and onesies through their shop. They are made of high quality 100% cotton. New designs are added regularly. Their pacifier clips have a double layered ribbon for durability and are CPSIA compliant so they contain no harmful chemicals to children.
I was made a special tee for Viviana with my logo on it and it is beautiful. I was immediately impressed with the weight of the shirts. They aren’t thin and flimsy. This quality can stand up to several washes. The designs are of a high quality as well and don’t fade or fray in the wash. Continue reading
If you’re a regular reader to One Sage Mama then you know how much I love books. Viviana and I love to read together and we’re always on the hunt for new favorites. That’s why I was so pleased to get a chance at reading the first book in a new children’s series called The Pasta Kidz by Bryony Supper. The Pasta Kidz are a funny and sometimes silly group of kids that aim to teach children about friendship. I received a copy of The Inventing Tubes to share this review with you.
About the pasta kidz
May the force be with you, all on this most special of Star Wars holidays. Here at Friday Frivolity we’re celebrating May the Fourth Be With You and I’m bringing you a Yoda craft to honor one of my favorite Jedis. This glow-in-the-dark shadow box is great if you’re looking for homemade Star Wars room decor.
Why saying sorry to your kids is very important
You will agree with me that parental apology is very rare in a family. For example, how many times have you let down your children by not saying sorry this year alone? Most parents find it hard to say the two simple words, “I’m sorry” because they don’t realise the importance of apologising to their children.
Some parents don’t even believe that they need to apologise to their children. This is because it is not part of our culture as adults to apologise to our children even if it is obvious we are at fault. However, if you are looking to cement the relationship between you and your children, then you need to start admitting your wrongs to your children. As parents, we should always strive to feel free with our children when apologizing to them the same way we are always free when conversing with our kids about various issues that affect their lives.
Here are the benefits of apologising to your kids: