Monday, July 26, 2010

forever young

Thanks to my daughter, I have rediscovered the beauty of children's books. There are so many stories out there with wonderful illustrations and messages that both adults and children can appreciate, which is why giving a special children's book on certain occasions has become my new favorite gift, especially when the gift is from my daughter.

Here's some of our favorites...

Hug Time by Patrick McDonnell for the recently engaged or married couple.
Creaky Old House by Linda Ashman for the new homeowner.
Is There Really A Human Race by Jamie Lee Curtis for the graduate.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Midnight Snack Attack!

Between this past March and this upcoming November, we will welcome a total of 7 new babies among all my girlfriends. So very exciting!

The arrival of all of these babies has started me thinking about the perfect "welcome home baby" gifts...

I vividly remember the beginning months of parenthood being full of tiresome days and wakeful nights. Its unavoidable. Every transition takes time. Mommy, Daddy, and Baby need time to get to know one another and to settle into a schedule that works for the family.

For one couple, I created a personalized "Snack Attack" basket to add a little fun to those tiresome days and wakeful nights. I filled a basket with some of our friends' favorite snacks. I included a box of cupcake & food themed, yet practical! As a final touch, I burned a cd of fun children songs related to eating that my daughter and I enjoy singing together. I entitled the cd "Snack Attack!"

Both parents very much appreciated the snacks and their baby girl LOVES the cd. A perfect gift for mommy, daddy, and baby!

If you don't have time to make it, Dean & Deluca offer great snack gift options (although, beware, they can be quite pricey!).