Protecting your little one is probably at the top of every parent's to do list, but between the sleep deprivation and the fact that you seem to be missing the instruction manual to your new bundle of joy, a little guidance goes a really long way. After all, parenthood hurls a lot of tough stuff at you in the first year—sometimes literally—and you don't have the time to desperately search for solutions. You barely even have time to shower.
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We love the philosophy behind Eye Level: that successful learning happens at the eye level of the child. The example of an elementary school teacher who kneels down in front of paintings at a gallery the day before bringing his students to an exhibit, to make sure he sees the work the way they will, is the type of engaged teaching we all want for our children. Maybe that's why more than two and a half million children have participated in Eye Level's individualized supplemental math and English program across the globe. With fifteen locations in New York and 216 locations nationwide, more local families are discovering the confidence and self-directed learning habits that Eye Level programs can provide.
Whether you're shopping for your own mom, helping a friend's kids treat their mom (because, yes, we're that amazing), or dropping a hint in someone else's direction (because YO! We're that amazing!!), these deals we've found might give you a shortcut to some great last minute gifts. Happy Mother's Day from Mommy Poppins!
A holiday is pretty much the least we can do to recognize just how uh-mazing moms really are. And that’s why, with Mother's Day coming up fast, DiamondWish.com and DiamondStuds.com aren't just reminding us exactly why moms deserve the moon and more on their big day, but they’re making it easier to spoil ‘em with serious savings on fancy fine jewelry. Just use the code “mommypoppins” to get $50 off $499, $100 off $999, $500 off $4,999, and $1,000 off $9,999 when you shop the largest selection of diamond earrings on DiamondStuds.com, or 25% off the handcrafted custom diamond jewelry on DiamondWish.com. Plus, order by Wednesday, May 10th at 9:00am PDT and get FREE expedited 2-day shipping on either site when you select “free standard shipping.”
So, here's just a subtle reminder of why moms deserve it all on Mother’s Day:
After three trips to Buy Buy Baby, six separate email chains with your sister-in-law, and a plea to your local parents group, you still can't decide which stroller to buy. From one-handed folds to fixed wheels and car seat adapters, it can feel as if you need an engineering degree to understand the endless options, and then a panel of experts to pick the right model.
Here's the thing: Whether planning for your first baby or adding another little one to your crew, the key to finding the perfect fit for your growing family is to focus on your lifestyle. So, forget about the stroller your best friend swears by or the new release you just read about in that parenting magazine and start thinking about things like the size of your NYC apartment and the number of stairs you climb in a day. From there, read on to find recommendations based on your everyday needs.
Girls get the chance to strum, pound, rip, and even scream if they want, thanks to the music and arts programs at Girls Rock Santa Barbara. The local organization, which is one of many international sisters to the original Portland-based Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls, is dedicated to empowering young women through music education, creative expression, and performance. With an emphasis on promoting self-confidence and acceptance, the group encourages collaboration and builds a comfortable space where all girls can feel free to express themselves. And the organization's sleep away camp program in Ojai, California is certainly no exception, offering girls a summer of music making and boundary breaking!
We love the philosophy behind Eye Level: that successful learning happens at the eye level of the child. The example of an elementary school teacher who kneels down in front of paintings at a gallery the day before bringing his students to an exhibit, to make sure he sees the work the way they will, is the type of engaged teaching we all want for our children. Maybe that's why more than two and a half million children have participated in Eye Level's individualized supplemental math and English program across the globe. With thirty locations in New Jersey, more local families are discovering the confidence and self-directed learning habits that Eye Level programs can provide.
At-home delivery is a total game-changer for busy moms. From school supplies to groceries, if it arrives at the front door with no kid schlepping required, it's a win for parents everywhere, right? But FabFitFun is the subscription box you didn't know you needed on your doorstep (and it's way more exciting than number two pencils and skim milk).
Every three months, FabFitFun drops off a haul of full-size fashion, beauty, fitness, and lifestyle products, like date night-worthy eye shadow palettes, healthy energy-fueling snacks, and travel mugs because... coffee. And since it's so hard for moms to find time to shop, deal hunt, and most importantly, take care of them themselves, this membership is an easy, affordable, and seriously fun way to treat yourself. You're always busy buying thoughtful gifts for just about everyone else, so isn't it about time you put yourself at the top of the list with a one-time membership that'll have you feeling like it's your birthday four more times a year? I think so!
This season's spring box doesn't disappoint, but it looks like it'll sell out fast -- especially since each box always has a value over $200 but only costs $49.99! Watch our unboxing video or read on to see what mom-approved items are in this season's stash, then use the code "POPPINS" to get $10 off your first box at fabfitfun.com.