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Spectacular Summer Toy Gift Guide

What are your plans this summer? We have so many birthday parties to attend that it's crazy! With school not in session, sometimes the hot summer toys can not be talked about as much. So what do you get the kid in your life with the summer bday?

This list goes beyond water toys and outdoor play. I'm excited to share this Spectacular Summer Toy Gift Guide with you to enjoy!

Celebrate Cinderella's 70th Anniversary {FREE Printables, Recipes, & a Giveaway}

In honor of its upcoming 70th anniversary, the timeless animated classic, Cinderella, waltzes into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection and the hearts of a whole new generation. We had the wonderful opportunity to create Cinderella inspired Mommy & Me dresses from Picture This Clothing. We decided to put together some fun activities, recipes, and even a digital code giveaway!

The enchanting tale, which showed us that dreams really do come true — and inspired countless fans to reenact the Royal Ball and Cinderella’s infamous midnight dash — arrives home Digitally in HD and Movies Anywhere on June 18, and on Blu-ray™ and DVD on June 25.

Click Image below to print to design your own Ball Gown:

Benefits of Meditation for Children

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​​​Our kids' brains are tired, and children of all ages really need opportunities where they can take time out each day "unplugged" to relax and focus. Meditation offers this break and helps kids function more effectively and clearly. Children today also have reportedly high stress levels. To help them take a break, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) encourages parents to share meditation with their children. The simple act of teaching children how to stop, focus, and just breathe could be one of the greatest gifts you give them.

Children today have higher expectations than we did as children which means that they can feel more stress. My daughter personally struggles with this especially at end of the school year because of all the testing and expectations to reach certain goals. She is so smart, but constantly worried that she won't make it to the next grade even though she has never had any issues in school, in fact she as invited to be a part of the gifted program at school. So finding something that can help her learn to be mindful and give her mind a break was very important to me.

I recently received two Zafooz from Moms Meet to test out. What is a Zafooz? A Zafooz cushion is a relatable way to introduce mindfulness practices to children in order to help improve brain function and provide relief during stressful times. A cushion and breathing buddy in one, the zafooz is a fun and functional combination of a meditation cushion and a plush animal.

Here are a few benefits of meditation for children:

The Importance of Gut Health

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Being healthy is essential to being happy. I have been trying to talk about mental health more because it a battle I have dealt with since I was a teenager. For years, I was told to not be negative or sad, but I want to share the real parts of my life too. And a very real fact is that I suffer from anxiety. It is something that I have been trying to deal with on my own through natural ways like diet and exercise, but sometimes I need help. I have been doing a lot of research on it and according to an article by Harvard Healthbeat, "The brain has a direct effect on the stomach and intestines...Therefore, a person's stomach or intestinal distress can be the cause or the product of anxiety, stress, or depression." This makes sense because there are certain feelings that you get in your stomach that are only reactions from your brain, like "butterflies in your tummy".

Every gut has it's own microbiome complete with natural probiotic bacteria that keeps your body healthy. At times, your gut microbiota may become unbalanced due to antibiotic usage, poor western diet, or environmental factors. These imbalances may lead to occasional bloating, digestive discomfort, frequent bowel movements, and an overall undesirable sluggish feeling. Probiotic products can increase that amount of beneficial bacteria to your gut which can work for a while, but the imbalance may strike again. So how can you start reconnecting your gut health and shift your individual microbiome balance for good?