Mommy Moment Monday…We need another holiday!

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I love the holiday season!  The gatherings, food, decorations, the holiday spirit, all of it!  When it’s time to take all the decorations down and pack them away until next year, I always find it to be soooooo depressing…My house looks bare and Valentine’s Day seems too far away.  My niece came up with a great idea to combat these winter blahs.  She came up with a new holiday she deems, “The Festival of Snow and Light!”  She decided they were allowed to keep up any decorations that were more “winter” than “Christmas,” like snowmen, white twinkle lights, etc…What to do with the gaping hole in the living room where the Chrismtas tree used to be?  “Don’t worry, Mom,”  she said.  “We can make some more paper snowflakes to go on the windows in that corner.”

Aren’t kids great?  🙂

Some ways to celebrate The Festival of Snow and Light:

-paper snowflakes

-make “snow” art using cotton balls, glue, and construction paper

-read The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats (watch in on youtube here)

-watch snow/ winter-themed movies like Snow Day

-go outside and make snow angels, snowballs, and forts.  Follow with hot chocolate, of course!

-make “snowball” cookies

-decorate your bedroom with white twinkle lights.  Bonus, they are probably on Christmas clearance right now, so it’s a great time to stock up!

Have fun and stay warm!

Updated Review – “For The Earlier Riser In Your life”

This is a updated review to a post I wrote last week about the earlier riser in our home. We ordered a alarm clock from Live Love Dream Inc. and revived it last Thursday.

The set up was slightly difficult. The directions were a little unclear and not written out well. But after about 30 minutes I was able to figure out the two alarm times and able to set the clock as well. Took me several times reading over the directions to understand how the 4 (!) settings work. For the alarm setting you have to select the bottom choice, which is a little unclear.

However the most amazing part of this clock? It worked! I coincidentally woke up a few minutes before I knew her alarm would. She of course was already up. I walked into her room and she was quietly sitting on her bed. Telling the the sun was already awake so she needed to me to. Pray I did that it worked. At 6:40 am her alarm went off. A loud choir of birds and woodland animals started to sing. The photo changed from a sleeping hippo to a awake and dancing one. After a few minutes the choir stopped and she eagerly asked is she could get up now.

I have to reset the button every night before bed by flicking it from the alarm (4) to the off switch and back. I don’t think there is a way for it to reset itself.

Overall the think the product works well and would definitely recommend it to other parents who have some early risers.