How are you all holding up? 🌻 We're healthy and safe, that's the most important thing!
Are we going a little stir crazy? You betcha, but oh well we'll survive. 🚲 Was supposed to start month 3 of my work out challenge, but you know what I just needed a mental health day. I'll start tomorrow or the next day if needed. Didn't even make Mason get all his school work done, he'll have to finish it tomorrow. We just needed a day to relax as much as possible in this crazy time we're in. 
#stayingpositive #positivevibes #pnw #positivethinking #stayhome #momlife #health #wellness #MPC2020 #mypeakchallenge #mentalhealth

How are you all holding...

There are so many things I'm thankful for and one of those is the amount of nature areas Washington state has to offer. I'm so thankful we were able to get out and walk Nisqually Wildlife Perserve before the "Stay Home, stay healthy" order the Gov. placed. It was wonderful to get out one last time, this staying home is tough and I don't know how we're going to manage?!! #pnw #nature #optoutside #stayhome #momlife #sendwine

There are so many things...

🌴On Saturday we took advantage of the sunshine and finally got out of the house! This will be a rough and trying time for our mental health, not going to lie. But we got to play at the local beach while practicing #socialdistancing it was wonderful! 🌻And we found a beautiful painted rock, thank you to who ever hid it!
#tacomarocks #pnw #optoutside
#chambersbay #beach #nature

🌴On Saturday we took advantage...

Stop to smell the flowers! 
This is your daily reminder to get outside, get some fresh air and your daily dose of vitamin D! 
#optoutside #flowers #nature #mondayvibes #stoptosmelltheflowers #dailyreminder

Stop to smell the flowers!...

What are you going to do with your child if homeschooling isn't cut out for them or your family? Take a deep breath, exhale and relax. It'll be okay! Everyone's health and wellness is much more important at this time than academics. I've got a list of activities if you'd like some structure in your lives though. Check it out on my blog.
#linkinbio #pandemic #school #homeschool #unschool #schoolduringcovid19 #schoolclosure #wellness #healthandwellness #health #familyfriendly #healthblogger #momblogger #momlife

What are you going to...

Looking for recipes to make at home?! I've got a list of healthy, fresh, and family-friendly recipes on my blog. Like homemade fresh bread, butter, cookies, slow cooker meals, ect. 
#linkinbio #pandemic #food #foodie #recipes #foodblogger #health #healthyfood #familyfriendly #healthblogger

Looking for recipes to make...

Glad we were able to squeeze in one more trip out into the community and zoo before things start shutting down. Friday Piper and I made an impromptu visit to Pt defiance zoo! It was great minus the cold/rain; there was only a couple other people, animals were active, didnt need to touch anything. Now schools are out for 6 weeks and we plan on quarantining ourselves at home for most of that time, except to get out into nature. 
#quarantine #zoo #optoutside #tacoma #healthyliving #healthandwellness #sundayfunday #healthispriority #health #stopthespread #wellness

Glad we were able to...

On February 3 I started My Peak Challenge and happy to say I'm still going strong! I've been needing to make some lifestyle changes and get more active. I've been working to control what I eat, getting some kind of exercise  in daily which I'm really enjoying. I didn't think I'd ever say that! 💚 #MPC2020 has truly started changing my life, I've had more positive thoughts and my body feels good. @mypeakchallenge

#mypeakchallenge #healthyliving #healthandwellness #loveyourself #fridayfeeling #tgif  #challenge #movement #bodypositive #healthblogger #wellnessblogger #health #wellness

On February 3 I started...

Play And Dream

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Play all day and dream all night! What’s that saying? Enjoy life, because you only live once. Well, your child will only be little once so let them PLAY! Let them use their imaginations, play a game of chase with them it’s good for their bodies and the brain, playing just teaches them so much and is(or at least should be) a big part of a child’s life.

I won’t go on about this but with all the technology now a days I think it is especially important for us as parents to get your kid playing outdoors/indoors and no I don’t mean playing a video game on that tablet. (Don’t get me wrong I’m guilty of  turning on the tv to get some peace and quiet.) When I was growing up our imaginations were running wild and we were seldom found sitting on the couch with nothing to do, it just makes me sad that electronics have such an impact on this generation. That is one thing I want for Mason; I want him to go build a tree fort, a Flintstones car(yes, my friends and I tried building one when we were kids but didn’t succeed :), play sports, play with lego’s.

I’m sure you’ve read the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, who hasn’t ;) Gymboree and The World of Eric Carle have came out with a play and sleepwear line. Mason and my niece are wearing a couple of the play shirts from the clothing line but go check out Gymboree online or in store all the other selections, lots of cute creatures/animals to choose from! Sizes 6 months- 6T boy and girl.

The partnership between Gymboree and the World of Eric Carle brings two iconic, parent-trusted brands together and builds on Gymboree’s rich heritage in colorful, quality clothing that parents love and children never want to stop wearing.

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Do you ever wonder if your doing the right or wrong thing as a parent? What am I saying, of course you have unless you aren’t a parent yet :) One thing I am positive we did right and that is instill reading into Mason. Ever since Mason was a baby we have been reading to him every single night as our bed time routine. (Holy cow that’s a lot of books if you think about it) He is now 6 years old and there isn’t one night he goes to bed without a story. He loves to read!

 

Inspired by Eric Carle’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See, from 9/2-9/30, we will be hosting a photo contest, where we are encouraging parents to help their little ones take a picture of what they see.

Entrants can submit a photo via Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr or via our designated direct photo upload site, using the hashtag, #WhatDoYouSee.

For even more fun, download our iPhone app so you and your little one can add some Eric Carle fun to your photos and play a caterpillar game!

Entrants of the #WhatDoYouSee contest will have the chance of winning one of ten Eric Carle gift baskets including: A House for Hermit Crab book, a signed copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar book, figurines, stickers, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Sippy Cup, Chunky Colored Pencils, Match and Munch Game, Place Mats Book, and Stage & Play (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) $144.99).

 

 

This is a sponsored blog post. I received compensation from Gymboree. The opinions and text are all mine.

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16 Comments
  • Joanna Sormunen
    September 21, 2014

    Cute pictures! Eric Carle’s books are great and the clothes line looks lovely!

    • jinglebellstime@gmail.com
      October 8, 2014

      Thanks

  • Anna
    September 19, 2014

    I am so with you on the playing thing. I mean, think about it….their brains are still developing. What uses more of your brain, sitting there looking at a screen and only using the cognitive processing part….or moving your whole body, refining all of the things it can do, while also using the cognitive processing part. It aggravates me so much that my son only gets 15 minutes for recess at school each day…and even though I restrict all of the electronics in our house….my kids still don’t want to play outside. :/ I guess blame the SC summers. What a great challenge :) It’s a shame, but kids these days need to be motivated to PLAY :) thanks!

    • jinglebellstime@gmail.com
      October 8, 2014

      Exactly! Thanks for stopping by.

  • Valerie@Occasionally Crafty
    September 19, 2014

    We love Eric Carle! What a fun collaboration! I totally agree about letting your kids play- it’s hard to limit screen time but it’s so worth it!

    • jinglebellstime@gmail.com
      October 8, 2014

      Thanks for stopping by.

  • Alana @ ihaveafutureandahope.com
    September 19, 2014

    We love the “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”. Your babies are cuties!

    • jinglebellstime@gmail.com
      October 8, 2014

      Thank you.

  • Kim@KidPep
    September 19, 2014

    So cute! The shirts are so adorable.

    • jinglebellstime@gmail.com
      October 8, 2014

      Thanks!

  • Caroline
    September 19, 2014

    I think every parent is second guessing every decision they make, but that’s part of the challenge. Great contest.

    • jinglebellstime@gmail.com
      October 8, 2014

      Yup, I agree. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Lani // Life Anchored
    September 12, 2014

    I’ve always loved his books! The pjs are adorable.

  • Stephanie Clark
    September 11, 2014

    Cuuuuties!

    • jinglebellstime@gmail.com
      October 8, 2014

      Thank you!!

  • bysarahhalstead
    September 11, 2014

    How adorable!! Love Eric Carle and gymboree.

How are you all holding up? 🌻 We're healthy and safe, that's the most important thing!
Are we going a little stir crazy? You betcha, but oh well we'll survive. 🚲 Was supposed to start month 3 of my work out challenge, but you know what I just needed a mental health day. I'll start tomorrow or the next day if needed. Didn't even make Mason get all his school work done, he'll have to finish it tomorrow. We just needed a day to relax as much as possible in this crazy time we're in. 
#stayingpositive #positivevibes #pnw #positivethinking #stayhome #momlife #health #wellness #MPC2020 #mypeakchallenge #mentalhealth

How are you all holding...

There are so many things I'm thankful for and one of those is the amount of nature areas Washington state has to offer. I'm so thankful we were able to get out and walk Nisqually Wildlife Perserve before the "Stay Home, stay healthy" order the Gov. placed. It was wonderful to get out one last time, this staying home is tough and I don't know how we're going to manage?!! #pnw #nature #optoutside #stayhome #momlife #sendwine

There are so many things...

🌴On Saturday we took advantage of the sunshine and finally got out of the house! This will be a rough and trying time for our mental health, not going to lie. But we got to play at the local beach while practicing #socialdistancing it was wonderful! 🌻And we found a beautiful painted rock, thank you to who ever hid it!
#tacomarocks #pnw #optoutside
#chambersbay #beach #nature

🌴On Saturday we took advantage...

Stop to smell the flowers! 
This is your daily reminder to get outside, get some fresh air and your daily dose of vitamin D! 
#optoutside #flowers #nature #mondayvibes #stoptosmelltheflowers #dailyreminder

Stop to smell the flowers!...

What are you going to do with your child if homeschooling isn't cut out for them or your family? Take a deep breath, exhale and relax. It'll be okay! Everyone's health and wellness is much more important at this time than academics. I've got a list of activities if you'd like some structure in your lives though. Check it out on my blog.
#linkinbio #pandemic #school #homeschool #unschool #schoolduringcovid19 #schoolclosure #wellness #healthandwellness #health #familyfriendly #healthblogger #momblogger #momlife

What are you going to...

Looking for recipes to make at home?! I've got a list of healthy, fresh, and family-friendly recipes on my blog. Like homemade fresh bread, butter, cookies, slow cooker meals, ect. 
#linkinbio #pandemic #food #foodie #recipes #foodblogger #health #healthyfood #familyfriendly #healthblogger

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