Homemade Catnip Mouse Toys for National Hairball Awareness Day – #FridayFrivolity

The last Friday in April is Hairball Awareness Day. Here at Friday Frivolity we are spreading awareness for this unconventional holiday (and celebrating cats, of course). Let’s get into the basics of hairball awareness and later I’ll share a DIY catnip toy project to give your kitty a treat.

Thank you Starlight Baby, the makers of this awesome shirt!

 

Hairball awareness

Hairballs are a fact of life if you are a cat owner. Cats spend hours a day grooming themselves so hairballs are bound to happen. Their rough tongues can force hair to be swallowed. Much of it gets passed through the digestive tract but some of it stays in the stomach and collects. Mixed with digestive fluids it turns into a log shape and eventually gets pushed up onto your probably expensive rug or bedding set because that’s always how it seems to go. Continue reading

Jorie and the Magic Stones Review and Giveaway

Fantasy is one of my favorite genre of novels. Ever since I was a little girl I enjoyed the far away places, out of the ordinary creatures and epic plots. It stimulates your imagination and takes you to a places you would’ve never previously imagined. I was so pleased for the opportunity to read Jorie and the Magic Stones by A. H. Richardson. The first in its trilogy, Jorie and the Magic Stones will take your child on a wonderful ride. I received the book in exchange for an honest review.

 

About jorie and the magic stones

Marjorie, who goes by Jorie, is a nine year old orphan who moves into a grand estate with her strict maiden aunt. After finding a mysterious, old book about dragons under the bed she begins to explore the messages in the pages. This takes her on an adventure to discover that in her aunt’s backyard there is more than meets the eye. The Tarn on her aunt’s property leads her and her neighbor Rufus to the land of Cabrynthius. There she meets a dragon who sends her on a quest to find the magical stones of Maalog. Continue reading

Rock Their World with the Rockabye Rocker Giveaway

Every Little would LOVE their very own Rockabye.com Rocker!

The beautifully crafted rockers from Rockabye offer the absolute fun of a traditional rocker but with the added bonus of some modern additions! With dozens and dozens of different characters to choose from, there is a favorite magical ride for every kiddo!
Made right in the US, Rockabye.com is dedicated to safety and quality.
All of their rockers are made from the highest quality American hardwoods like maple or cherry. They use lead water based wood sealants to ensure that their products are lead free and there are no small pieces or parts (like buttons or other plastic accessories) attached to any of their rockers.
Rockabye Rocker
Little riders get to rock their world (safely) and let their imagination play! Take a peek at what Saving Common Cents thought about these rockers in the Rockabye.com review!
Do you have a baby or toddler who would LOVE a Rockabye Rocker too? Be sure to check out Rockabye.com to see all of the amazing designs available and pick your favorites!
Wouldn’t you love to surprise a little someone for their birthday or for the next holiday? P.S. These rockers make amazing baby shower gifts too!
Enter to win the rocker of your choice below! Good luck!

5 Quick Steps to Keeping Your Baby’s Teeth Healthy

Now that your baby is ready to eat Cheerios and other solid foods, it’s time to start keeping those precious pearly whites healthy. Healthy teeth are essential to ensure your little one’s overall health. Moreover, strong and healthy teeth will help her in chewing food and in forming words and sounds while speaking. It also affects how her jaw grows.

Brushing your baby’s teeth twice or thrice a day as soon as you notice a tooth coming out is one thing. But to make sure your baby get the best care for her teeth, it takes more than just cleaning them.

Here are 5 tips to keeping baby teeth healthy:

1. Feed your baby with foods rich in vitamins and minerals.

Make sure your little one gets an adequate intake of fluoride, calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin C to help your baby get the right building blocks for teeth construction and achieve healthy gums.

Cheese is a good choice of food to serve up as it has high calcium content and encourages production of saliva. You may find it messy but more drooling is actually better for the baby as saliva helps wash cavity-causing acids and sugars away from the mouth. Having said that, it goes without saying that as much as possible, completely avoid sugar or keep sweets to a minimum level. Continue reading

Coffee Filter Suncatchers for Earth Day – #FridayFrivolity

It’s finally springtime and I could not be happier. This week at Friday Frivolity we’re celebrating the Earth. Earth Day is April 22 and we wanted to honor that special day and celebrate the phrase “April showers bring May flowers.” The craft I’m bringing you today incorporates both those ideas. This week I made coffee filter suncatchers. It’s a super kid-friendly craft that uses materials you probably already have.

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#BabyLove: My Toddler Life Review and Giveaway

Sometimes as a parent in this new age I can get distracted with taking pictures of my little one. I am guilty of taking one hundred pictures of my daughter in a single day, snapping away as she plays, trying to get the right shot to send to my family. It’s so easy to get caught up with capturing moments rather than living fully in them. I was so pleased to discover a new book for toddlers that tackles just that issue. #BabyLove: My Toddler Life by Corine Dehghanpisheh is the second in her #BabyLove series and we love it at our house! I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

About #BabyLove

In #BabyLove: My Toddler Life, a little boy who is very much used to getting his picture taken decides to play with his mom’s phone and take pictures himself. His mother finds him playing with her phone and uses the moment to teach him that what matters most is spending time together. They put the phone down and play blocks together. Continue reading

ClearPop Rapid Earache Relief Giveaway

Earaches are no fun. They are hard on adults and children alike and there are few options for relief out there. Clearpop Rapid Earache Relief is a new approach to ear pain that features no antibiotics or analgesics. I was offered a chance to try ClearPop in exchange for my honest review.

How Clearpop works

Children are more susceptible to earaches than adults are. The Eustachian tubes in their ears are shorter and more horizontal than ours are as adults. That makes it easier for bacteria to get in and also makes it harder for their ears to drain naturally. Continue reading

7 Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers – #FridayFrivolity

It’s almost Easter, everyone! Here at Friday Frivolity we’re celebrating early for this upcoming weekend. If you haven’t thought about what to put into your toddler’s Easter basket this year I’m going to share what my 17 month old got in hers.

What’s in my Easter basket?

 

Everything you see here I picked up at Walmart. Target has adorable baskets too but I found this Mickey Mouse bucket for about $5 at Walmart and I had to get it. The color is like a seafoam green and it’s very big which made fitting all her goodies tons easier.

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10 Secrets of Being a Lady Book Review #TurnItUpTuesday

As the mother of a little girl I’ve thought a lot about what kind of woman I hope she becomes. I want her to be kind. I want her to be confident and I want her to always be herself. These are some of the guiding principles in
10 Secrets of Being a Lady by Sheba Matteu. I was offered a free copy in exchange for this review.

About the book

10 Secrets of Being a Lady was inspired by the author’s daughter. The main character Ava is an independent and bright girl. Her mother shares with her the family secrets of being a lady to help her make positive choices. Being confident and sincere are just a few of the rules. Others focus on self care such as eating well and even table manners are addressed. Continue reading

Eight Principles To Make Family Meals Happy and Healthy

Dance rehearsals and other scheduling conflicts can make family mealtime a challenge. Suddenly, you’re feeding your kids breakfast bars or eat a 100-calorie pack at your desk. If you think that eating with your family becomes a luxury and not a necessity, you might want to consider these eight principles to make family meals happy and healthy.
One of the biggest issues that some families are no longer making meals at home is the lack of time. However, with planning, you can avoid dining out. Instead, you’ll get to spend family mealtime at home eating healthy food options.

Family having a conversation together while eating dinner

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