When you hear “Mom,” what comes to mind? A strong woman who helped you become the best version of yourself? The way your heart leapt the first time you held your child? Or maybe your definition of motherhood is complicated, full of strife and challenges.
One thing is certain. “Mom” is so much more than a name.
This Mother’s Day, Put Me In The Story is celebrating that there is no single, cookie-cutter definition of motherhood. Mom means love, dedication, patience, hugs, courage, generosity, togetherness…
Simply put, #MomMeansEverything.
We believe in the power of stories to bring people together. To spread this message of love and togetherness, we invited real, inspiring mothers to tell us their stories and to explain what #MomMeans to them.
Valentine’s Day gives us the chance to show family and friends how much we love and appreciate them. No matter how you like to celebrate this holiday, whether it’s with cards, candy, or both, the most important thing is to share the message that’s in your heart.
We made these punny bookmarks to help you spread smiles on February 14th. Hand out the full-color versions, or print and color your own!
Halloween inspires kids to exercise their creativity and imagination. Encourage your kiddo to explore different identities in the safe environment this holiday provides. After all, on October 31st, everyone is pretending to be someone (or something) they’re not!
Sunny skies, flowers in bloom, and bunnies in the garden: it must be spring! You may have your own Easter traditions that you and your family love to revisit year after year. Put a new spin on an old favorite with some of these ideas for egg decorating, egg hunts, and more!
5 Easter Egg Decorating Ideas:
1. GLAMOUR: Cover eggs in glue and roll in glitter until covered. Or, to minimize the mess, dye eggs first and then sprinkle glitter on top.
2. ANIMAL: Check out photos of other animal eggs (fish, birds, dinosaurs) and decorate your eggs to match.
3. THUMBPRINT : Add a thumbprint or fingerprint to an egg. Your kids will love this one…like finger-painting all over again.
4. ABC: Using white wax crayon, draw letters on plain eggs. Then, once they've been dyed, use a few to make a simple Easter word scramble for your little ones!
5. HALF & HALF: Dip one half of egg in one color, let dry, then dip the other half in a different color.
When all done decorating, maybe place a collection in a beautiful box, basket, or decorate the egg carton and drop off the bright and springy Easter egg collection at a friend or neighbor's house.
BONUS: Sharpies and oil-based paints and pens are great for egg decorating, too! We especially love the way metallic ink looks on eggs.
4 New Takes on the Traditional Easter Egg Hunt
1. In addition (or instead of) candy, fill plastic eggs with notes, small toys, or handmade vouchers (e.g. "Good for 1 New Book" or "2 Scoops of Ice Cream, Your Choice!").
2. If your kids are a bit older, hide fewer eggs in more challenging spots. Try stashing them inside the washing machine, between couch cushions, or on that hard-to-reach shelf next to a knickknack. Just make a note of how many you hid so you don't end up with a chocolate egg in your next load of laundry!
3. Make the egg hunt fair for every kid by using a color-coding system. Each child gets their own color of egg to find, and you get to enjoy argument-free fun!
4. Put together a treasure map for little ones using drawings or riddles as clues.
In honor of Father's Day, our June book of the month is… My Dad Loves Me! by Marianne Richmond. Add a homemade craft and a free downloadable card to make the perfect gift for Dad!