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Hidden Hazards & Window Safety

Hidden Hazards & Window Safety

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Window Covering Safety Council. All opinions are 100% mine. Did you know October is Window Covering Safety Month? It is important to be aware of your window coverings and check your window coverings for exposed 

Kids Summer Clothing We LOVE!

Kids Summer Clothing We LOVE!

We are back in the south and man is it hot! So since it feels like we are already in full summer mode here, I wanted to share some of our favorite brands and clothing with you all. Let’s start with shoes! Izzy has some 

Creating a Safer Family Home

Creating a Safer Family Home

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Window Covering Safety Council. All opinions are 100% mine.

Life gets away from us. We are busy juggling so many things. When was the last time you did a safety check in your home? As you go through your home and begin your spring cleaning it’s the perfect time to consider what items in your home may be unsafe. Did you know one of the top hidden hazards in the home are corded window coverings? I didn’t either, but according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), they can be a potential strangulation hazard for infants and young children. 

Us parents and caregivers should check our window coverings for exposed or dangling cords. Seems silly maybe because this is a “normal” thing in a home, however they can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children. It’s best to replace these with cordless products. 

If you are looking to install window treatments, consider installing only cordless window coverings or those with inaccessible cords in homes with young children.

Luckily going cordless is easier than ever before! And a recent US Safety Standard requires that all stock products be cordless, or have inaccessible cords. To make it easier on you, you can also look for products marked with the Best for Kids™ certification label.  Products with the Best for Kids™ label have gone through third party testing and are designed for use in homes with young kids. Look for the Best for Kids logo on products – available at all major US retailers.

If you have tasseled pull cords please be sure they are tucked away and out of the reach of children.

Spring cleaning is not only the perfect season for cleaning the house, but also for making necessary safety updates if you are expecting or currently have infants or young children in the home.

I hope this inspired you to think about the safety of items in your home.

XO Eryka

Reducing Toxins in The Kitchen

Reducing Toxins in The Kitchen

Okay there is a lot to cover in this area of my journey to hang tight. I’m going to do my best to keep it as neat and tidy for you to follow as possible. If you missed my intro post about toxins, please check 

How I Reduced Toxins My Life

How I Reduced Toxins My Life

I’m not a doctor and since we live in the day of sue happy people I feel the need to disclose, I’m not a doctor or medical professional. I’m a mom sharing my thoughts, in hopes of making reducing toxins a bit easier than it’s 

Nature Paint Brushes

Nature Paint Brushes

Izzy and I made Nature Paint Brushes and what a blast we had! This activity is a great way to explore the outdoors. During this activity your child is working on gross motor, fine motor, hand eye coordination, and cognitive development.

Step 1

Go outside and collect sticks along with leaves, flowers, moss, petals etc. Discuss what you have found and look up unknown items. Talk about which ones you think will be the most fun to paint with.

Step 2

Tie item to the end of a stick. (We used hemp.) Depending on the age of your child, they may be able to help you. This is great fine motor practice.

Are some items easier to attach to the stick than others? Discuss these things and problem solve together.

Step 3

Set up your painting station. We used egg cartons for our paints and painted inside since it was 90 degrees outside.

Step 4

Paint away! As your child picks each brush, discuss the nature item on it. Compare how differently each brush paints and the different designs they make on the paper. Which ones hold paint the best? What shapes do you see? Which brush did they think was going to work the best. Which did they have the most fun using?

You can also discuss colors your child makes as they mix paints on the page.

Have a blast with this one!

XO Eryka

3 Last Minute Father’s Day Ideas

3 Last Minute Father’s Day Ideas

1. About My Dad Video or Paper I love when you can capture kids thoughts in a video or on paper. I made another video this year of Izzy talking about her Daddy. I also asked her the questions on this FREE printable. At the 

Keeping a Clean Home with Kids & Pets

Keeping a Clean Home with Kids & Pets

Keeping a house clean and tidy with kids sounds like an oxymoron, but it can be done. Now I will start off by saying, my home doesn’t always look tidy and I wouldn’t eat off the floors on the daily… although I’m sure my kid 

A House for Hermit Crab ~ Activity for Kids

A House for Hermit Crab ~ Activity for Kids

Izzy and I love books and Eric Carle books have alway been a favorites of mine. This morning we read A House for Hermit Crab. Izzy loved the story so much I asked her, “What if I make an activity to go along with the story?’ She was all in! So I quickly sketched out the hermit crab and items from the story. And now we all have an activity to go along with the book.

Allow your children to color and cut out their crab and his shell decor. Then have them create their own decorations for another crab. Do some research together. Look up what kinds of hermit crabs there are. How big can they get? Do their shells normally have living creatures on them? Enjoy exploring the ocean and hermit crabs together.

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Hermit-Crab-Shell-Activity

Have a blast!

XO Eryka

Easy Ways to Clean & Sanitize Your Floors This Spring & Summer

Easy Ways to Clean & Sanitize Your Floors This Spring & Summer

Between having dogs and a child the floors can get so dirty. I can only imagine the germs we can’t see! My husband and I have a love/hate with spring. We truly dread the mud and dirt that comes with spring because it means extra