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3 Ways to Involve Your Babes in Holiday Baking from Positively Oakes

The holidays are seriously my favorite time you guys. I know, I tell you this every year, but SERIOUSLY. Fall through like January 1st, you will most likely find me at my absolutely happiest. I mean don’t get me wrong — winter blues are real, BUT I love family time so much and during this period is when I get to be around them the most. I also like to bake…I know, the words literally came out of my mouth. It’s fine. I may not be good at it, but I like to at least pretend that I am and by pretend, I mean — eat all the things my Mom actually bakes and take cute pictures of Blake helping. Basically, just the true meaning of what it means to be a “Baker.” So I dragged my Mom into the kitchen a little early this year and made her help me whip up some of our favorites to show you and chat about some cute ways to let your little ones help this season when you’re baking away or all the time – you know, if you find yourself in the kitchen more than just during the holidays…

Baby & Toddler

Holiday Travel (with Kids): 5 Things I Wish I’d Known

I’ll be the first to admit that traveling with a toddler can be hard. Our son Oliver doesn’t sleep – even on a long flight – and his attention span for books or even cartoons tends to be low when stuck in his seat. So after our first few trips together as a family, we did some regrouping and assessed what we could do to make life easier. And it worked! We just returned from an almost three week trip to visit both sides of our family, and I’m hoping a few of our tried-and-true travel tips will save you some stress this holiday season.

Baby & Toddler

Making Slime Time Easier

We’re seeing slime all over the internet – from Pinterest pages to Instagram feeds dedicated to the stuff. The mesmerizing and satisfying goop (or gak or flubber…all acceptable names) is making the rounds, and we wanted to try it for ourselves. After consulting a few OXOnian parents who picked up on the trend and made it with their kids, we settled on making a fluffy version in an assortment of colors. In the process we found that a few of our tools make slime time even easier.

Baby & Toddler

How to Take a Successful Staycation with Kids

Traveling with kids can be a wonderful experience, but active toddlers and moody kiddos can make it pretty stressful, too. While we love traveling with our little guy, this summer we’ve decided to stick close to home and take some time to explore the region with a few staycations. From impromptu family barbeques and loose schedules to photo opps and splurging on yourself, here are a few tips to successfully unplug, unwind and experience your city with fresh eyes.

Baby & Toddler

5 Tips for Hiking With Kiddos This Season

My husband and I are both active people, and while we’ve realized that with a toddler in tow, eating out at nice restaurants as a family is off the list for a while, there’s no reason hiking should be. We’ve taken our 19-month old son Oliver on a number of hikes this season, and I’ve got some great tips on what’s worked for us and how to plan the best, most enjoyable outing – for everyone.

Baby & Toddler

Friends, Family and Food: Father’s Day with OXO Tot’s National Sales Manager

Father’s Day is my favorite day of the year. This is not because it is a day dedicated to the awesomeness of me, but rather a celebration of us. My day includes friends, family, relaxing and time to be with the people who matter the most. It also consistently occurs the week before both of my children’s birthdays — Kayleigh, 10 and Maxwell, 6 — and is the perfect kickoff to summer. Instead of snoozing and waiting for breakfast in bed, my Father’s Day tradition is outlined here. I stick to my normal early Sunday morning round of golf with some of the best father figures I know. Our group is close, and we celebrate with food, drink, friendly competition, and stories about our kids.