The Best Class Valentines for Preschool Boys

Need some fresh, unique ideas for Valentines this year? Check out this list of the best class valentines for preschool boys to hand out! If it’s your first year handing out Valentines at preschool, brace yourself- the Valentines your preschooler will receive might be a little…extra. I’m sure it depends … Read More

Construction Themed Valentines (Free Printable!)

construction trucks filled with M&Ms; text: construction valentines

Want to send a uniqure valentine with your preschool boy this year? Check out these Construction Themed Valentines for preschool boys to give out. Complete with free “I Dig You” printable Valentines! If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you’ll know that our preschool aged boy is BIG … Read More

10 Toys Kids Will ACTUALLY Play With

Looking for toys your kids will actually play with? Need gift ideas for kids who already have too many toys? Consider adding these toys- which our kids all love and have played with for YEARS!- to your list.

With four sets of grandparents and no shortage of people to love on them, our kids have been RIDICULOUSLY lucky in the toy department.

Every holiday and birthday is filled with lots of gifts and goodies to open. And that is a HUGE blessing, there’s no denying it.

It also makes it a little hard to think of new things to ask for when a holiday or birthday rolls around.

If you also find yourself looking for toys your kids will actually play with, we’ve got a few ideas for you. Here’s a list of toys our kids actually love– and we think yours might just love them, too!

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Family Beach Day Hacks for Moms (No Baby Powder Required!)

toddler on the beach; text: 7 new neach day hacks

Got a family beach day in your future? Don’t head to the seaside unprepared! Check out these beach day hacks for moms (and find some of our favorite beach essentials for toddlers) in this one stop shop for family fun at the beach.

As you might have guessed by our moniker, these Salty Mamas LIVE for days at the beach. As two Southern California moms, we are no strangers to days spent at the beach, bay, and lagoon, and have logged HUNDREDS of hours of experience chasing kids around at the ocean’s edge.

Over the course of the last 7 years of beach days, we have nearly perfected our list of beach day hacks for moms. So pack up your bag with beach essentials for your toddlers, put on your swimsuit, and prepare to totally NAIL your own day at the beach with these handy tips and tricks from two beach bums (and their 6 kids!)

toddler on the beach; text: 7 new neach day hacks

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How to Declutter Toys (Without Tantrums!)

How to Declutter Old Toys - Tips and hacks for getting rid of toys without the tantrums!

Trying to figure out how to declutter toys without your kids losing their ever-loving minds? Check out these rules for decluttering toys to help you figure out how to get rid of toys once and for all (and without the drama!)

I live in a small house. No amount of storage bins, toy chests, or storage are going to change the square footage up in here. And with every holiday, birthday, and “just because” package, this house just gets more and more full of friggin TOYS.

And as much as our kids love their toys (well, some of them anyways), we do not love having every square inch in our homes covered with their things.

So over the years, we’ve developed some rules for decluttering toys (and clothing, and books, etc) that have really helped us cut down on the mess and make picking up rooms SO much easier. 

Getting your kids used to getting rid of their toys is definitely a process, but it doesn’t have to be as painful as it might seem. Here are our very best tips on how to declutter toys, and clever hacks to get your kids excited about purging their toys in the process. 

A set of stackable rings on a tower. Text overlay: How to declutter old toys. Without tantrums!

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