Boys Clothes Shopping Formula (with Mini Boden)

This post was sponsored by Boden as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

School Clothes Shopping Formula for Boys | Simple shopping tips for the messy, energetic, darling boys in your life. From back-to-school, birthdays, or christmas, boys will still be boys and need the right formula to dress them well. Read about it here. |

My oldest is going to preschool this fall. I’m a mess over here. It’s silly because he’s absolutely the most social kid I know. He’s stayed at grandma’s for almost a month before without us, and he’s never afraid to run off to his church class with out us even walking him. So he’s going to be just fine. But I’m feeling a little lost at the thought of him being away from me all morning. How do you let them grow up???

There is one thing I’m enjoying a lot though. Back to school clothes shopping! But the challenge is finding a few outfits that will stand up to a rambunctious preschool boy. There is tons of advice out there for how to dress women and girls, do’s and don’ts, outfit inspiration, etc. Boys clothes ideas? Zero. Zilch. But for boys it’s different, there’s not as much need for cute special occation ideas. What I love to read is advice on the shoes that won’t wear out in a week, clothes that work double duty, and all while looking cute and modern. When I went through this year’s Mini Boden school line, I kept finding items that fit those clothing needs for my preschool boy. Almost like a formula, Mini Boden has figured out how to keep everything durable, versatile, comfy, stylishly British, and did I mention machine washable! You can see just how nicely the formula works for us below and check out Boden right here for a special 25% off.
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Library Day: A Great Read Aloud Series for Boys

Library Day: A Great Read Aloud Series for Boys | My 4 year old son was actually able to sit still as I read him these books every night! |

This is only my second post in my Library Day Series, and all ready I’m loving how these blog posts are going! They’re quick blog post, and quick is a welcome friend when it comes to my blog since most of my blog is DIY tutorials which take FOREVER to edit photos for and write. See all of the Library Day Series by clicking the link.

So, here we are! Today, I’m excited to share with you a fun read aloud series of chapter books. The Mouse and the Motorcycle series by Beverly Cleary. They are great for boys and girls alike, but I found that my 4-year-old boy really enjoyed them.
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Library Day: Books by Theme

Library Day: Books by Theme | One fun way to pick out library books is by theme. Choose a topic and go to town finding all the best books on the subject! Read all my tips over at Elizabeth Ave |

Welcome to my new series about enjoying your local library, finding books your kids will love, enjoying all aspects of literacy and more! Inspired by all you readers, who have shown a great deal of love for my children’s book posts on instagram, I’m now bringing more depth to that here on my blog.

I’ve always loved going to the library ever since I was a little girl. In fact we often spent Monday Family Night at our public library, as all of us kids wandered the aisles of books. My parents probably loved it as much as we did, because basically we left them alone for a couple hours and everyone left happy! Now I find myself at the library at least once a week with my boys, and I’ve picked up quite a few tricks along the way which I hope to pass on to you.
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Host an End of School Year Movie Night

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Host An End of School Year Movie Night | Start off summer break with a fun movie night with all your kids and their friends. Download the free movie night invitation printable and grab some pop corn!  |

Schools out, but that’s not really a thing with us yet, since Travis won’t start school until this Fall. But a lot of people are celebrating and with a family full of teachers, I know the feeling! So I thought, having just moved to a new town, that we could go with the theme and invite a few new acquaintances over with their kids to have a fun “end of school year” movie night. What better way to make new friendships for us and our kids, right?!?! With our Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Plan we are able to get a free VUDU movie every month, making this party a cinch to plan! Keep reading for all the tips I have for planning an awesome movie night and a free “movie night invitation” printable to throw your own movie night this summer!

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Finding “Me Time” After Baby

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Finding "Me Time" After Baby | Being a great mom also includes making sure you have some time set aside for yourself, that's what I found out anyway. |

It’s been nearly 4 months since I stopped breastfeeding Sawyer. That was one of the hardest decision to make.

For weeks I went back and forth, getting frustrated with how nursing was going with him but also wanting him to have the best nutrition possible. Sawyer however ultimately made the decision for me, as I couldn’t just let him cry in hunger, unable to produce enough milk for his little growing body. So I began to supplement with bottles of formula, which turned to full time formula feeding only a couple weeks later.

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