One of my favorite things to do this time of year is secretly turn everyone I know (and love) on to the wonders of living in a smart home — via beautifully wrapped gifts.
In case you missed it, we got a puppy, his name is Marty and he’s a big, floppy Goldendoodle that has grown to be MUCH larger than we expected! Every gigantic inch of inch of his very furry body has brought us so much joy— he is ALWAYS smiling and making us laugh with his long goofy legs and his boisterous prancing around the house.
From the Shop
KitchenAid 7-Quart Pro Line Stand Mixer
Sony DPT-RP1 Digital Paper
Mulberry Silk Sleep Eye Mask
This post was written in partnership with Walmart, who provided all the products for review. As always, all opinions are my own.
There are several reasons I love giving people techy home gifts. First, they are ridiculously fun to unwrap, I mean is there anything better than peeling off protective plastic?!
No is the answer. No.
Alright, James bond. The first rule of spying on your kids is… don’t call it spying. However, the reality is, in this day and age, you’ve got to monitor what your kids are doing online. The internet is a wild—and sometimes dangerous—place.
You wouldn’t let a 16-year-old disappear on a road trip with friends without first teaching him how to read a map, knowing exactly where they were going, when they’d be back, and demanding regular check-ins, right? But let loose on Snapchat?
If you’ve ever dealt with 55 requests from a five-year-old (a glass of water? another hug? another story…?) that are all really just some version of “Mom, I can’t sleep,” you know how important getting kids to fall asleep quickly can be. Now, new research points to a major factor that could be keeping your little ones awake at night.