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Sunday, January 21, 2018

4 Reasons You Should Have a Staycation with Your Spouse if You Have Kids

My husband and I both work. BabyCakes goes to daycare during the day. His sister is relatively local but our daughter's grandparents are both states away. All this to say we don't have many childcare options. Because of this we don't get much time with just the two of us. We were very fortunate to have our first parents only vacation this year after three years of parenting.

So what do you do when you can't get away as a couple? You have a STAYCATION! Between Christmas and New Years Hubs and I had a week off of work together and it was AWESOME. We caught up on TV, watched movies, went on day dates, and played games.

You can take advantage of your usual child-care

The advantage of a staycation when you are a parent is that you can utilize your usual child-care if you don't have access to childcare to go on vacation. Each day we brought BabyCakes to daycare as usual, and then had the days to ourselves. 

You can rekindle your pre-kid couple vibe

Becoming parents changes you as a couple. We've been a family of three for a while now and I love it, but there is something special about our couple only moments. A staycation allows you to rekindle how things were before your bundle of joy made their entrance, being in your home and interacting with each other without parenting, going on spontaneous dates, etc. 

It helps you enjoy your children more

I was so amazed at how much energy I had to play with my daughter during our staycation. I was excited for her to come home, planning more activities for us to do and enjoying more playtime with her. When you have time to relax and enjoy yourself and your partner, it leaves you with more energy to care for your child when they are home. 

It allows for intentional relaxation in your home

You would think that you always relax when you're home but that just isn't the case. You're doing housework, working on work and side projects, etc. A staycation allows you to have intentional and dedicated relaxation time in your home, a luxury we don't often have.

If you can't make it on a full vacation with your spouse consider a staycation. They definitely have their benefits!




Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Adventures of Prada Enchilada Giveaway

Hey Ya'll! It's my first post of 2018 and I'm very excited about it. This giveaway is special to me because it features products from one of my friends from college, Davon Clark.

After graduating from college, while substitute teaching, Davon noticed a lack of excitement for literacy in schools. To combat that, he created his own interactive children's book, and that is how the Adventures of Prada Enchilada series and the ADC Kid brand was born.

I'm giving away a copy of The Adventures of Prada Enchilada, The Eight Planets and a Prada Enchilada and Mimi Tortellini Activity & Coloring BookThe Adventures of Prada Enchilada, The Eight Planets is geared towards 2nd graders going into 3rd grade, but the basic message of learning about the planets, color identification, fun facts, and utilizing basic counting skills can be used with any child. The activity book can be used by anyone. It has color by number, color by letters, connect the dots, hidden object pages, and more. BabyCakes even enjoys coloring in it.

ADC Kid has served over a thousand youth in schools, businesses, community centers, juvenile detention centers, and non-profit organizations. If you work with children and are interested in having them visit your school check out their website

To enter the giveaway use the Rafflecopter widget below! I'll be taking entries until January 24th.

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