Miffy Night Lamp – Toddler Review

The only word to describe my three-year-old’s nighttime routine would be UNWAVERING. To infiltrate his “process” is a task you DO NOT want to take on. The fury his little toddler body can evoke is startling; however, he made an exception for the cutest night lamp in all of the land – the Miffy Night Lamp.

I truly believe my son is in love with his lamp. Do you know the scene in a romantic comedy where the two main characters run towards each other in slow motion across a field of flowers to then fall into each other’s embrace with true love? This is what happened when he made eye contact with his new Miffy Night Lamp.

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My husband and I have been on the hunt for perfect nightlight for my son for quite some time. Since turning three (back in February) our son’s imagination has reached an all new level. To quote my son, “the tooth fairy put a wolf under my bed and he ate my frog.” With a “wolf” under his bed, he needs a light to keep him safe in the dark, and the Miffy Night Lamp is the perfect companion.

Now available on Amazon and at Walmart, the Miffy Night Lamp is the adorable and safe night light your kids need to keep them safe from the “wolves” under their beds (in my son’s case). With an easy on/off switch, your kids can take an active role in illuminating their Miffy Night Lamp. The lamp has a padded bottom, which will prevent any scratching on furniture. At a whopping 5.9 x 4.5 x 12.2 x inches, Miffy is adorned in her classic dress, available in blue, yellow, or orange. My son’s Miffy Night Lamp is rocking the bright orange dress, which is his favorite color.

Miffy Lamp

You may be wondering if this lamp is going to be too bright or overwhelming since it’s a larger night light, but it is far from it. With 3-WATT LED, the Miffy Night Lamp glows with a warm yellow light. The warmth of the light creates a soothing and relaxing atmosphere for your little one. This Miffy Night Lamp is perfect for any nursery or toddler bedroom.

When I asked my son if he liked his lamp he said, “My lamp mommy. My lamp. Not your lamp. My lamp. I love Miffy!” So, there you have it; the Miffy Night Lamp is a hit!

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You can decorate your kid’s living space, while making them feel safe and calm at night with the Miffy Night Lamp. To get your lamp, check out Amazon or Walmart TODAY! Let your kids fall in love with a lamp like my son LOL.

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Miffy Fun – Rain Stick

Have you ever felt like you’ve done a day full of activities within the span of three hours? The weekends start early at my house and our most productive hours are first thing in the morning. We’ve gone on daring adventures, finished our errands, taken morning naps, etc. by 10 AM. When you have two kids who are lively little fellas, having an arsenal of fun activities to fill the rest of the day are essential.

Miffy and her friends have a wide variety of activities (i.e. arts and crafts, songs and dances, recipes, and more) for you and your kiddos to enjoy. My oldest has been talking about the weather at school, in particular rain. With Miffy’s April Shower activities, we spent part of our Sunday making a fun Miffy inspired rain stick.

Here’s how to make a rain stick at home:

What you’ll need:

  • Paper towel roll
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Rubber Bands
  • Dried rice
  • Items for decorating – i.e. construction paper, stickers, wasabi tape, crayons, markers, etc.

Let’s make it rain:

  1. Decorate the paper towel tube, like you’ve never decorated before! We made our rain stick look like Miffy, because she’s our favorite little bunny.
  2. Once decorated, seal one end of the paper towel roll by wrapping the end and securing it with plastic wrap and rubber bands.
  3. To make the rain sound, you will need to fold a segment of aluminum foil into a spring-shape and place it inside the paper towel roll.
  4. Carefully pour ¼ cup of dried rice or beans into the paper towel roll.
  5. Seal the opposite end of the paper towel roll with the plastic wrap and rubber band.
  6. Listen to the sounds of rain.

My kid is obsessed and wants to take his rain stick to bed, but that request is still up for negotiation. If you are looking for a fun activity that includes learning about the weather, music, and arts and crafts, this is the one for you! Make sure you check out Miffy and all her friends over at www.miffyfun.com.

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Kids, Work, and Graduate School – Oh My!

You may be wondering where I’ve been, or you may not care, but either way let me tell you where I have been the last few months. I decided after having my first son that I would start graduate school. Pursuing higher education has always been in the back of my mind since the day I grabbed my undergraduate diploma from my department head.

I was burned out by the end of my undergraduate career. I went from being the care-free teen in high school to a tightly wound, slightly OCD college student. To say I needed a break was an understatement. So naturally, I ended my break from school after having a child and being a fulltime employee. It makes perfect sense right (she said sarcastically)?

Now with two kids, an awesome husband, and a career, I’m trying to make it all work. When it comes to pursuing higher education as a mom, here are few things I’ve learned:

  1. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Honestly, it’s not worth it. Have I fully taken my own advice? No, but I’m working on it.
  2. Have a calendar…or two. I can’t document my day enough! Without a calendar we would all be lost in my household.
  3. Make a list. There is nothing quite as satisfying as marking off assignments from your list. When you’re staying up late at night, writing lengthy papers, completely exhausted from the day, there is nothing like aggressively crossing the assignment off your list. Oh, the sweet gratification!
  4. Join a flexible graduate or undergraduate school program. When you decide to take on graduate school as a parent, make sure you find a program that is going to work with your lifestyle. You should never sacrifice your family life to meet the needs of a program.
  5. Keep the lines of communication open. I learned quickly to keep my husband and support system aware of where I was mentally and emotionally regarding school. When it came to finals, I put out my mommy call – it sounds something like, HELP! – and brought in the troops for support. Communicating my needs has been key throughout this process.
  6. Take a break. There is nothing quite like stopping everything and grabbing a hug from the little ones. I will always pause (except during a live class) to play dress-up and assume the role of Captain Mommy Hook with my kiddos. I mean, I am the greatest swashbuckling pirate around.
  7. You’ve got this! If you’re far behind on homework and finals or just entirely overwhelmed, remember you are a Rockstar!

As I get closer to completing my degree, I feel more empowered. I feel empowered not only as a professional, but as a mom. I want my kids to know they can do anything (within limits – you know what I’m saying) and be successful in their dreams at any age.

Now, I am going to sit back, relax, and enjoy the added free time (as parents do we really have free time?) I have during summer break. If you need me, I will be fighting off evil pirates with my lightsaber, alongside my crew that consists of a three-year-old and a one-year-old. Argh!