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June 9th, 2014 at 9:08 am

Handmade Father’s Day Cards


Father’s Day is a great day for your kids to show everyone how much they appreciate what their Dad does for them.  A simple but special treat for Dad is a handmade card. Below are some examples of everything from printables to handprints, and even specially cut cards. Your little one will enjoy being creative, and Dad will love a card lovingly created by them.

Fishing Card

Footsteps Card

Daddy’s Little Monster Card

Collared Shirt Card

Dad Jokes Card

Fathers Day Letter

Printable Cards To Color

Fingerprint Monkey Card

Dad Typography Glasses

Grilling Card

Dollar Bill Father’s Day Card

Football Father’s Day Card

Father’s Day Coupon Book 

Another great option is a tie card. Fold a sheet of paper in half cut into the shape of a tie. Decorate that tie and have dad “wear” it for his special day.

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June 5th, 2014 at 6:32 pm

Unique Father’s Day Gifts From Etsy


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Father’s day is right around the corner, and my sisters and I were just discussing what we’re going to get our father this year. It seems that, over the years, it has gotten harder and harder to find gifts for our closest family members. Last month, Kim did a blog post about great mother’s day gifts from Etsy, so I decided to check it out. The great thing about this website is that there really is something for everyone…and you find tons of handmade and unique items you won’t find anywhere else. Here are my top 10 Father’s Day gift ideas from Etsy.

Dad and Baby Dinosaur Matching Tees from Zoey’s Attic


Personalized Toiletry/Travel Bag from Designs By Daffy


Custom Photo Keychain from Too Too Posh


Personalized Leather Wallet and Money Clip Combo from My Personal Memories


Charging Stand and Valet from Improve Results


Personalized Grilling Apron Set from Monogram Envy Boutique


Personalized “Daddy” Picture Frame from Custom Wood Engravings


Father’s Day Hot Sauce Gift Set from In Nonna’s Kitchen


Personalized Postcard Pillow from Olive Handmade

(Great for military dads!)


Guinness Truffles and Dark Chocolate Covered Bacon from Champagne Chocolate


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June 13th, 2013 at 9:15 am

Dinners for Dad


June 12th, 2013 at 10:08 pm

DIY Father’s Day Gifts


Father’s Day is right around the corner, and what better way to help your kids show their dad appreciation and love than by putting together a fabulous hand-made gift? Get creative with printables, gift baskets, and personalized elements. Here are some ideas based on the “types” of dads we know and love.

BBQ King Dad

Homemade rubs and sauces are made with love, and you can make a variety for different flavors. He’ll enjoy trying each one and experimenting with different meat combinations. This DIY BBQ Pack even comes with great printables for that added touch.

 Movie Buff Dad

There’s nothing like a movie gift basket…popcorn, soda, candy and a few DVDs make a great gift for the dad who loves movie night! If the dad you’re gifting is into video games, check out the Couch Potato Gift Basket!

Sentimental Dad

Use pictures of the kids and their own artistic talents to create sentimental gifts Dad can enjoy for years to come, like a Father’s Day Book, Father’s Day Photo Collage or these Scrabble Photo Frames.

Professional Dad

This Shrinky Dink Tie Tack is seriously the cutest thing we’ve ever seen. Use a cute message or a photo of your little ones! A handmade Belt Rack is a space saver and will keep all his belts organized.

 Foodie Dad

Really any food can be dressed up in a nice container with a printable. Choose foods that don’t expire fast, like nuts, candy, popcorn, etc. There are tons of options! This Candy Bar Poster is cute , and a Sugar and Spice Nut Mix or Flavored Popcorn will do the trick.

Cool Car Dad

For the Dad who’s obsessed with his car, Daddy’s Car Wash Kit  will have him entertained for hours! This Car Travel Kit is perfect for any dad who commutes in the car or likes to go on road trips!

You can find more Father’s Day gift ideas on our Pinterest board!


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June 14th, 2012 at 5:01 am

Bilingual Books to Celebrate Father’s Day

My husband is not huge on celebrations like his birthday or Father’s Day, but the kids are and so we’ll probably do something fun this Sunday. In preparation, I’ve been reading a few books to the kids related to dads and father’s day, which I’d like to share with you. But before I do that, I also wanted to share that a recent survey by Baby Center en Español found out that reading is not at the top of the list of things Latino dads like to do with their children. While I’m not surprised because this is true in my house, I am kind of sad.

I mean, I don’t remember being read to by my dad, but I will never forget he always had either a book or a newspaper in his hands. Always. The thing is that because most boys get read to by women — whether it be their mom, grandma, nanny, auntie or teacher — they eventually think it’s a girlie thing to do. And I don’t want that to happen in my household, so for Father’s Day, I’ll be asking my husband to read to our children more often. Maybe he’d like to read one of these books:

My Dad is the Best/El mejor es mi papá by Georgina Lázaro León — All kids think that and in this book, talented and well-known children’s author Georgina tells the story of a bunch of animals who are out to tell everybody why their dad is the best.

A gift from Papa Diego/Un regalo de papá Diego by Benjamin Alire Sáenz — A loving story about a boy who misses his grandfather who lives on the other side of the border and dreams with seeing him again. Fortunately, his dream comes true. ”A border is nothing for people who love,” the grandfather tells his grandson. Lots of lessons to be taught with this one.

The Perfect Bread/El Pan Perfecto by Adriana Pacheco — At home, we love any and all books by Heritage Language, a new bilingual publisher that has 5 English/Spanish books that include audio CDs. All books include the same characters and so this one is about the children’s grandfather and his hilarious attempts to make bread. Although it’s not about dads, it is about grandfathers and they are dads too!

What book do you like to read to your kids about Father’s Day?

Roxana A. Soto is the co-founder of SpanglishBaby, the go-to site for parents raising bilingual and bicultural children. She’s currently working on her first book, based on her blog, to be published in September. Roxana is also a staff writer for MamásLatinas.


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June 11th, 2012 at 5:00 am

A Gift for Dad

Three years ago I bought the “perfect” gift for my husband for Fathers Day. It is perfect because it gives year after year. Check it out:

I purchased this frame and two letters from a craft store -D and A. We then went to work posing for photos with them. It ended up so cute I ended up buying another frame for “Dad” to hang up at work.

The next year I actually forgot until the Friday before Fathers Day. We had been in the pool all day so the shots are in swimsuits and kind of silly.

Last year is my favorite so far. We went to a nature trail and took our letters along. The kids are getting more creative. Plus, we were actually dressed in decent clothes with colors that popped, so I made them in color instead of black and white.

I have a little less than a week to figure out where this years photos will be taken, but the boys are already thinking about different poses they can do.

I may also paint the letters this year. Something to mix it up a little more.

Have a bunch of kids? Instead of using pre-cut letters, have the kids group together and spell them out with their bodies.

Get creative! You and the kids will have lots of fun, and DAD will love this gift every year! Post your pictures to our Facebook page or tag us on yours, we would love to see them!

Kim Ross also writes at  A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.

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June 19th, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Happy Father’s Day!


Wishing all our dads out there a very Happy Father’s Day and hoping that you are able to enjoy the day with your families.


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June 3rd, 2011 at 5:00 am

Menswear for Women: 3 Things to “Borrow” from your Husband

In honor of Father’s Day coming up (note June 19th!)… I thought I’d do a fun post on menswear that us ladies can get a little use out of! (Now – considering the man in my life is 6’2″ and I’m 5′ – I have to be a little creative when dispensing this kind of fashion advice.)

Sometimes the easiest thing to do is raid your man’s closet…

So what are some things to “borrow?”

Here are my top 3 recommendations:

1. T-shirts. Talk about the perfect sleepwear. You have built in nightgowns/sleep-shirts without having to go out and buy any. I was shopping last week, and there were sleep-shirts on sale for $9, honestly… it was like wearing one of my husband’s tees. It was just as long. It was just as big and comfy. And it was just as soft. My husband has an affinity for white tees… his tees (sorry, sweetie!) are now moonlighting as my tees to sleep in.

2. Button-downs… there are 2 things you can use his button-downs – beach cover-ups and maternity wear. Last summer I did this and it was perfect, I grabbed some of Matt’s light blue button-downs, not his super dressy ones… but a couple that he had in there for more causal occasions, and used them as beach cover-ups on the beach. They were awesome! Not to mention… they can save you some money. Maternity wise, borrowing your man’s shirt is a great option. Even though it won’t fit to your exact form, it’s still comfy to toss on, un-buttoned and wear out and about. Hey… it’s in the closet, so why not use it – right?

3. Undies… I’m sure you’re thinking – WHAT!? But wait, think Carrie Bradshaw. She did something in one episode that was classic. She wore men’s briefs to bed. It was absolutely Sex and the City fashion-fabulousness… but I thought it was very clever of Patricia Field to do that. This one may be a little more a stab in the dark, but you it’s a fun one!

Audrey McClelland can also be found at MomGenerations.comLifetimeBeauty/Style,  Momversation.comGettingGorgeousEvents.comand



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