Hard to believe that yet another Halloween has come to pass (side note, this also marks the end of my blogging challenge, Blogtober) but here we are! I'm not one to go all out with costumes and decor but I certainly appreciate when others do. The ones who seem to put in the most time and energy into Halloween costumes are of course, celebrities!
I'm an avid Friends fan. I've seen each episode 10 times or more and I can easily work a quote into every day conversation. I'm also a relatively big Marvel fan. I've seen every movie from Iron Man to End Game. I always knew these two fandoms had a connection by way of the (never aging) Paul Rudd but I discovered just the other night that their connection runs deeper than that.
if you grew up in the 90's chances are you found yourself in the age-old debate of if Anastasia was a Disney movie or not at least once, most likely multiple times. I remember being locked in a debate in high school that could only be settled by asking a teacher if she could look it up for us on her computer. I was right of course because Anastasia was in fact NOT a Disney movie but because it came out in the thick of the Disney Princess movie surge; Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas and Mulan were all released from 1990 to 1999, many believed it was. Times have changed my friend, all of those who were once wrong are now right, with Disney acquiring 21st Century Fox, Anastasia now falls under the Disney umbrella, so where is the Grand Duchess?
If you have a child between the ages of 3 and 8 and are hoping to foster a love of STEAM, toucanBox may be the perfect subscription service for you. Offering monthly craft projects for children, toucanBox sends all the materials your child would need to create a craft that is inspired by STEAM as well as Montessori teachings. These boxes help get kids away from screen time and back to hands-on time.
I grew up in the 90's baby and we had some pretty top notch entertainment. When it comes to Halloween movies we may just have the best of the best. Since the big night is almost here, I'm sharing movies that all 90's kids need to watch with their own children.
Toddlers are active, like, super active and they need to constantly do something every second that they are awake. During the summer it is easy to let them run around the backyard or at a playground but as the weather gets colder we lose those options. So what can we do? If you're anything like me, you're trying to keep your toddler entertained without always having to open up your wallet. I'm here to tell you it is not as hard as you would think to find free, toddler friendly events near you in fact, you may not have to look any further than your local mall.
Blink Cincinnati returned for a second year the weekend of October 10th and ran through the 13th. Never heard of Blink? According to Blink's official website it is "one of the largest light, art, and projection mapping events in the nation". It spanned more than 30 blocks, included live music and food vendors.
In a previous life I worked at a daycare while I was in college. I started off as an assistant in the toddler classroom and then became the lead. The best way to showcase the activities our kids were partaking in throughout their time in my class was through bulletin board displays. I loved creating themed boards to match the time of year and was known throughout the facility as the teacher who was constantly changing out her boards!