Is Your Teen Ready To Date?

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Is Your Teen Ready To Date

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Home Grown Families is a strong component of waiting until your child is in their late teen years to date.  We believe, and research has proven, that kid’s brains are not physically able to make decisions with the proper understanding of consequences until they are in their 20′s.  However, whatever age you decide is right for your child, it is SO IMPORTANT that you don’t just send them into the dating world unprepared. 

Mike Domitrz is a speaker, author and the Executive Director at The Date Safe Project, Inc. He was in college when he found out his sister was raped and went into debt trying to educate the world about sexual abuse. Now, Domitrz travels the world, speaking about consent and the rights of men and women. His “Can I Kiss You” program has reached millions of people worldwide. but it’s not about the amount of speeches – it’s about the lives he can touch and the promise he made to his sister.

Whether or not you agree with everything Mike says, take a minute to read this article and visit his site.  What you read may save your child’s life.

Is Your Teen Ready To Date?

 

Moms and Dads often struggle with deciding what age is best for your teenager to date. Research shows that the earlier a child begins dating, the higher risk that child is at for pregnancy, STIs, STDs, and an unhealthy understanding of relationships and intimacy.

Innocence?

For parents who think, “My child dating at 13 is harmless and innocent,” keep in mind that students in middle school around the country continuously share with us that dating is NOT innocent. 12 – 15 year olds are having feelings of wanting to be intimate which is why they want to DATE. If the feelings were innocent and not related to sexual attraction, the two would enjoy a wonderful friendship and have not urge to date each other. 

What is LEGAL?

Every state has a legal age of consent. When you ask a preteen or teenager, “What is the difference between a good friend and someone you want to date?”, the child will tell you, “You don’t want to KISS your good friend. You DO want to kiss your date.” Those same students often admit intimacy beyond a kiss is AT LEAST intriguing if not wanted. Thus, young children dating are thinking of engaging in sexual intimacy.

Why would a parent let a child date who wants to be sexually intimate at an age that is illegal? Why would a parent enable a child to be in situation that is likely to involve nonconsensual sexual contact? Find out your state’s age of consent and start with that age as being your MINIMUM age for beginning to date.

They Are GOING TO DO IT

A few parents believe, “If I forbid, they are going to do it anyways and so I’d rather they be upfront about it.”  That is much less likely to be true if you are having these conversations with your children throughout their growing up and not only when they are approaching their teen years.

Build an understanding throughout your children’s years of growing up about what dating is, can mean, and why waiting is worth it.

After all, you don’t want to parent from a place of fear and worst case assumptions such as “They are going to do it anyways.”

1 – 10, What Are You?

Ask your teen what he/she rates his/her self on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 is the lowest person one can be and 10 is the best person one can be). Next, have your child ask why he/she gave the score shared with you. If they say anything below a “10,” ask why your child didn’t score him/her self a “10.” Typical scores are 5 to 8 on average. If your child did score his/her self a “10,” ask why.

Now, ask what number of a person your child wants to date. Almost every child says a “9” or a “10.” What is the danger of a child wanting to date someone they view as being “better” or “more special”? The dating partner who they think is more special than them will have control over the relationship. A “7” is likely to do whatever he/she thinks needs to be done to stay with a “10” (including sexual acts sometimes). 

Help your child discover why every person is a “10” – a valuable, special, amazing person. A “10” is not perfect. A “10” is someone who is a gift to the world is trying to be the best person possible. As parent, you know your child is a “10” and deserves to date a “10.”

WHO Will They Tell?

After a date, WHO will your teen be comfortable telling about what happened on the date? If your child doesn’t want to tell you what happened, why? Many teens tell us they don’t like telling their parents because they know they are making choices they are not proud of.

Encourage your child to wait to date until he/she is very comfortable with being a strong and confident person who honors boundaries and personal standards. Doing so will lead to a child being proud of his/her choices and comfortable sharing with you.

Give It a Chance

As I speak in schools around the country, a few moms and dads have shared, “I’m never letting my child to date until he/she is at least 18.” This is not a good approach. Why? Would you rather have a positive voice in your child learning healthy relationships during high school or would you rather your child’s college roommate have the greatest impact on her/his understanding of intimacy and partnerships?

By a child dating in high school (IF he/she wants to and feels comfortable doing so once he/she is the legal age of consent), you have an awesome opportunity to be present in your child’s understanding of healthy relationships and sexual decision-making (from abstinence to comprehensive sex ed).

 

 

 

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It’s just about Spring around here and that means that we can finally get out of the house to exercise again!  Now that it’s not -10, we can take to the streets and get some real distance between us and the couch. 

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This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Medical Arts Press.  Thank you to the sponsoring company for working with HGF. You can view our complete PR policies. This post contains affiliate links.  By entering this contest, you certify that you are 18 years old or older and that you have read and agree with the rules, our giveaway policy and disclosure.U.S only except where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. Giveaway starts at the moment of the posting of this article and will run until April 21, 2013 at 11:59PM! The prize is a a Garmin Heart Rate Monitor watch as listed above with an approximate total retail value of  One Hundred Thirty Dollars {$130} All prizes will be awarded. A list of winners will be available after 6/10/2014 by writing MomToSprouts {at} yahoo {dot} com. All prizes are awarded and forwarded to the winner by the sponsor; in this case, a PR Company. Please see Official Rules for more details.We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

 

Peter Som for DesigNation at Kohl’s Spring Collection & a $100 Kohl’s GC giveaway #PeterSomforKohls

This post about the new Peter Som line for Kohl’s is sponsored.  I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received Kohl’s gift cards and sample pieces to facilitate my posts and as a thank you for participating.

Well, have you seen it?  Do you love it?  Of course I’m talking about the Peter Som for DesigNation at Kohl’s Spring Collection!  It is truly awesome and I can’t wait to share it all with you!

This is the first collection that I have been a part of promoting from the beginning of it’s launch and I couldn’t have picked a better campaign!  Because of the fun styles and amazing prints, I am so excited to let you know that you can now go buy it at Kohl’s stores and online.

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Since the Peter Som line is inspired by the island of St. Barth’s, I felt that wearing one of his dresses to Hilton Head Island was keeping with the spirit of the line.  So I donned my dress and fit right in with the beach goers and sun worshipers.  I also love that the dress is high quality, made of the best materials, and gorgeous ensuring that I looked my best in front of my fellow vacationers~ despite my windblown and salt water sprayed hair.  It was the perfect dress.

You can’t see from my picture, but this dress also has a sassy slit up the side.  I am not one to stand around with my leg sticking out a la Angelina Jolie, but when you walk, the slit shows up and it looks so cute!

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There are so many more great outfits in the Peter Som line.  I am in love with this chiffon halter dress, too. 

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When I was at an event with Peter Som, I asked him about big-breasted women and halter dresses.  I have always turned away from this style because I simply can not go bra-less.  Strapless bras are out of the question too because, lets be honest, they don’t really work.  The pain!  Also, since my bra straps are so thick, there is no real way to hide them when wearing anything without straps.

Peter told me to feel free to wear a cami or tank under these dresses.  He told me that not only do fashion rules allow this, but that he designed this line with to have a little of a boho feel, and adding a tank top just adds to that.  I was so excited to hear this because it gave me permission to wear halter dresses!  I am so excited!

Make sure you check out all the great styles available in Peter Som’s Spring line!  Head to your Kohl’s and check it out!  You won’t be sorry!

For more outfits and styling suggestions, check out my post about When I met Peter Som and What I Learned.

BUY IT:  You can buy the Peter Som collection at Kohl’s stores and online.

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WIN IT:  One of you is going to win a $100 GC to Kohl’s to shop the Peter Som line~ or get whatever you want!

 

 

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This post about the new Peter Som line for Kohl’s is sponsored.  I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received Kohl’s gift cards and sample pieces to facilitate my posts and as a thank you for participating.
By entering this contest, you certify that you are 18 years old or older and that you have read and agree with the rules, our giveaway policy and disclosure.U.S only except where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. Giveaway starts at the moment of the posting of this article and will run until April 27, 2013 at 11:59PM! The prize is a a $100 Kohl’s GC as listed above with an approximate total retail value of  One Hundred Dollars {$100} All prizes will be awarded. A list of winners will be available after 6/10/2014 by writing MomToSprouts {at} yahoo {dot} com. All prizes are awarded and forwarded to the winner by the sponsor; in this case, a PR Company. Please see Official Rules for more details.We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Designer @Peter_Som’s “Love Letter” to my Daughter

I recently had the chance to meet Peter Som and talk with him about being a Fashion Designer.  We has such great advice to Fallon, a budding designer in her own right.

Thanks so much, Mr. Som.  It meant so much to her!

 

Designer @Peter_Som’s Advice to Parents of Budding Designers

When I was at an event with Peter Som last week, I took the time to ask him what advice he would give to parents of children that want to be fashion designers.    He was gracious enough to give me this:

 

Fashion Advice from Designer @Peter_Som, @MaryAliceStyle and @Kohls #PeterSomforKohls #MC #sponsored

I wrote this review while participating in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Kohl’s. I attended a live event and received a promotional item to thank me for participating.

 

Last week, I had the honor of attending an event with designer Peter Som to learn about his new line for Kohl’s DesigNation.  While I was there, I was able to speak directly with him, Style & Beauty Expert MaryAlice Stephenson and some other great fashion insiders.  You can see the whole line on the Kohl’s site.

While I was there, I learned SO much!  I can’t even begin to tell you how I walked out of there with a completely different take on fashion than when I went in.  I am a new person; my eyes have been opened to what fashion is now.

As I mentioned in my last post, 2 Dresses 6 Ways with Kohl’s, there were hard and fast rules when I was growing up.  You didn’t wear pink and red, brown and black, or brown and blue together.  Patterns had to “go” together and you matched your bag and shoes. 

But, that is truly not the case anymore. 

I wasn’t shy to ask Peter Som for fashion advice because, I mean, when would I get another chance to talk to a real life fashion designer?  Peter Som told me that there are no rules!  It all works and the only limit is what you put on yourself. 

To challenge us to think outside the box when wearing Peter Som’s new line, #PeterSomforKohls inspired by St. Barths, we had the chance to really shop the styles and make some great outfits. 

This is the Peter Som for DesigNation Printed Charmeuse Tank and the Peter Som for DesigNation French Terry Soft Pants with the Peter Som for DesigNation Motorcycle Jacket.

 

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For another look, I used the Peter Som for DesigNation Solid Eyelet Dress and paired it with a crop blazer but was really stuck from there.  I couldn’t seem to pull together the right jewelry and other accessories to make it work.  Thankfully, MaryAlice and her amazing assistant stepped in to help me.

eyelet dress

I wouldn’t have put the necklace with the dress because they were so close in color but MaryAlice said they would be fine.  She was right, as soon as I saw them together, I know it worked.  I also wouldn’t have put the textured bag with the eyelet because of the patterns, but they work together, too.  Like I said, my eyes weer opened to what the new fashion is.

As I left, I took a second to talk to Peter Som and thank him for taking the time to talk to me.  He told me

Now you know what the rules are; so you can go out and break them. 

So awesome, huh?  A fashion designer told me to go do what I want with fashion! I love it!!

Thanks so much to Peter Som and MaryAlice for such a great experience!  I had an amazing time!  

 

I wrote this review while participating in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Kohl’s. I attended a live event and received a promotional item to thank me for participating.

 

Baby Shower Gift Ideas #EviteBabyTrends #paid

I was asked to participate in Evite’s #EviteBabyTrends series. Although I have been compensated, all views are my own.

 

Babies are so exciting!  There is truly no time in your life that is as amazing as preparing for your first child.  There is so much to do, to research, and to buy!  I remember preparing for my own twins over a decade ago and I still remember the excitement and euphoria.  It was amazing. 

Even though it’s such a great time, it can definitely be overwhelming, too.  There is no debating that.  To help you with all that you need to buy, Dr. Harvey Karp has put together a list of things that you might not have thought of.

Dr. Harvey Karp has been a specialist in children’s health and development for over 30 years. Over a million parents have used Dr. Karp’s techniques for making their kids – and families – happy. His landmark publications, The Happiest Baby on the Block, The Happiest Toddler on the Block, The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep, and Dr. Karp Live: A Conversation about Babies, Toddlers and Sleep, have been translated into over 20 languages and their popularity has made Dr. Karp the most-read pediatrician in America. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

Dr. Karp’s Baby Shower Gift Ideas is a list of things that you may not have thought to ask for.   

cool mist humidifier~ Babies can be born congested and/or have allergies.  There are so many different things that happen in those tiny bodies that we have no idea are going on.  A humidifier, especially in the winter, is a great tool to help your baby be comfortable.  Don’t forget to stock up on distilled water and to clean your unit regularly.

baby carrier~ Home Grown Families loves baby carriers with a passion.  We have worn every baby as often as we possibly could and we recommend this for every. single. baby.  Do your research and consider a carrier that doesn’t go straight across the crotch of your child because it’s suspected that this position may cause hip problems.

swaddlers~ most babies love to be swaddled.  HGF recommends a big, soft swaddler made from a breathable cloth. 

The Happiest Baby CD & DVD’s~ Dr. Karp is the creator of these products and I have heard some great things about them!

Adan & Anais Burpy Bibs~ We love Adan & Anais here!  I’ve never used this particular product, but we love the company so much that we would buy them without hesitation.

Books Galore~  I can not talk enough about how important books are for little ones.  I started reading to my girls as soon as they were born and they now love books!  Read all the time, day, night, afternoon, middle of the night feedings, when she’s sick, when she’s tired, when she’s waiting for an appointment.  Never stop reading.  My favorite book of all time is Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney.  I buy this for every baby that I love.

Pic via Candlewick Press

Pic via Candlewick Press

And don’t forget that diapers are always a great gift!!  Parents can never have enough diapers~ buy in multiple sizes!  Check out these Huggies coupons before you go shopping!

If babies are in your future or the future of someone you know, you’re going to want to attend this Twitter party I’m going to be hosting on Thursday! 

Thursday, 4/10 at 6pm PST/9pm EST
Hashtag #EviteBabyTrends
@Evite
No RSVP necessary
Prizes:
(2) $25 Safeway Gift Card + a pack of Huggies
(2) $25 Safeway Gift Card + a pack of Huggies + a baby shower gift basket full of goodies
(1) $25 Safeway Gift Card + a pack of Huggies + a baby shower gift basket full of goodies + $100 VISA Gift Card

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I was asked to participate in Evite’s #EviteBabyTrends series. Although I have been compensated, all views are my own.

 

Kinivo ZX100 Mini Portable Speaker

We were provided with the Kinivo ZX100 mini portable speaker mentioned below to facilitate this review.

kinivo zx100 mini portable speaker

I love all things tech!  I mean, there isn’t a gadget out there that I don’t want.  From computers to cell phones to accessories for those.  That’s why I was so excited when I was asked to review the Kinivo ZX100 Mini Portable Speaker.

The Kinivo ZX100 Mini speaker (Grey, Blue) with rechargeable battery is engineered to deliver a superior full-bodied, 360-degree sound. The compact, portable speaker is the best pocket size sound-box to enjoy your tunes anytime, anywhere.

I wasn’t 100% sure what this would do when I received it because I never really knew that I needed a mini-speaker.  As soon as I heard it though, I knew that I should have already had one.

kinivo zx100 mini portable speaker

It’s super easy to use, too.  After charging, simple hit the blue line under the power button {and hold for 5 seconds. I had a hard time figuring that out.}  Plug in the 3.5 mm audio plug, and you’re set. 

They way it works is that the speaker actually pops up to give you more sound and then closes for transport.  It’s a really great feature that not only allows for good sound from a little device, but it also protects the speaker during transport.

I was extremely surprised at the sound quality from this little speaker.  I expected it to be one-dimensional and tinny but it wasn’t.  It is full, clear, and, honestly, good.  It sounds better than the speakers in my car.  In fact, I think that the speaker would be good to play music from your phone in the car. 

I am so thankful that this showed up when it did.  I recently got a new phone and one of the issues I have with it is that the alarms are SO quiet.  I sleep very soundly and I need something with a little noise behind it to get me up in the morning.  I made a quick video showing you that you can definitely tell the difference between my phone and the speaker.

 

I also love that it can be folded and taken along with me when I travel.  A few weeks ago, I was traveling and needed to be up very early.  Of course, my hotel alarm didn’t go off and I didn’t hear my phone alarm so I was almost late for my appointment.  If I had brought my Kinivo and I would have had a much better morning.  We’re leaving for a week long trip in a few days and my Kinivo will be coming with us!  I’m not chancing it again!

BUY IT: You can buy a Kinivo ZX100 Mini Portable Speaker on their site for less than $20.

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WIN IT: One of you will win their very own Kinivo ZX100 Mini Portable Speaker!

 

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HGF was not paid for this post. We were provided with the Kinivo ZX100 mini portable speaker mentioned and we have provided our honest opinion. Thank you to the sponsoring company for working with HGF. You can view our complete PR policies. This post contains affiliate links.  By entering this contest, you certify that you are 18 years old or older and that you have read and agree with the rules, our giveaway policy and disclosure.U.S only except where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. Giveaway starts at the moment of the posting of this article and will run until April 21, 2013 at 11:59PM! The prize is a a Kinivo ZX100 mini portable speaker as listed above with an approximate total retail value of  Twenty Dollars {$20} All prizes will be awarded. A list of winners will be available after 6/10/2014 by writing MomToSprouts {at} yahoo {dot} com. All prizes are awarded and forwarded to the winner by the sponsor; in this case, a PR Company. Please see Official Rules for more details.We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

2 Dresses, 6 Ways with Kohl’s

 
This post about the new Peter Som line for Kohl’s is sponsored.  I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received Kohl’s gift cards and sample pieces to facilitate my posts and as a thank you for participating.

There is something that I am working hard on learning when it comes to fashion~ mixing and matching.  There are no real fashion rules anymore, so anything goes!  I am not used to this, having grown up in a time when there were hard fast rules: you cant mix pink and red or brown and black, you wear silver or gold, and your shoes match your bag.  It was pretty restrictive but the rules were clear and easy to follow.  Now the rules may be less restrictive but I find them more confusing.  Can you really pair stripes and floral?

I recently attended an event with Peter Som to celebrate his new line with Kohl’s by DesigNation.  I asked him flat out, “What are the rules?”  From a designer himself, “There are no rules.”

I tried to remember this when I went shopping at Kohl’s for 2 dresses.  They wanted me to show how you can wear a full week of outfits with only 2 pieces; it’s all in the accessories!

The first dress I picked was the Peter Som for Kohl’s DesigNation Printed Shift Dress.  This is one of my favorite dresses in the collection and I loved working with it!

Dress: Peter Som’s Printed Shift Dress

Look: Daytime

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Add a jean jacket, Sonoma flip flops, and a statement neckalce from Efy Tal,  from my personal collection, for an amazing casual day time look.  

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Look: Nighttime

To transition to nighttime, simply remove the jean jacket and then switch out the shoes and jewelry.  Super simple!

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For this look, I paired the dress with a pair of Deja by Jennifer Lopez sandals and my Tiffany & Co. bead necklace.  This necklace goes with everything and is a great investment.

NIGHTTIME COLLAGE

Look: Dressy

Maybe you need something for church, a nice brunch, or something else a little dressy. 

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A simple bolero and booties are the perfect way to dress up this dress! 

evening collage

My second dress is also from Peter Som for DesigNation but it’s not on their site, yet.  Keep an eye out for it though, because you’re going to want to get it for yourself!

I have to admit, I wasn’t a big fan of this dress when I first saw it.  I didn’t like the pattern for some reason so I dismissed it as a possibility.  My friend, Sam, from have Sippy, Will Travel made me try it on and I loved it!  It was actually flattering and the print looked completely different on.  Lesson: TRY IT ON!

Sam and I put this outfit together at the Peter Som event earlier this week.  Its perfect for an evening out with friends.

Look: Funky

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Look: Boardwalk Ready

I love this for a super casual look; beach, boardwalk, whatever.  Add a tank and you’re all set.  Any flip-flops or strappy flat will do for shoes.

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Also, POCKETS!!  Love it!  {Ignore those silly strings!}

Look: Date Night

Not surprisingly, this dress also looks great with a jean jacket.  Really, everyone should have a jean jacket in their wardrobe!  It’s my go-to piece for just about any dress.  You can’t go wrong.

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I love pairing brown with blue.  That is another mix of colors you “couldn’t” pair when I was growing up.  Now, it works!

date night collage

So, what do you think?  I hope that you got some great ideas on how to dress up a single dress in many different ways!  I had so much fun doing this and can’t wait to find somewhere to wear all these great outfits.

 

This post about the new Peter Som line for Kohl’s is sponsored.  I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received Kohl’s gift cards and sample pieces to facilitate my posts and as a thank you for participating.

 

 

Baby Shower Games #EviteBabyTrends #paid

I was asked to participate in Evite’s #EviteBabyTrends series. Although I have been compensated, all views are my own.

As I told you in my first Baby Shower post, I am all for simplicity in Baby Showers.  Neutral colors, ambiguous themes, and co-ed guests all meld together into the best kind of low-key, relaxed anti- fete.  Take the time to enjoy the people there to celebrate now life.  I carry this over into decorating for the party, too.  As I mentioned, I don’t recommend themes, instead I suggest you focus on colors, patterns, and pretty things.  It will all come together.

As far as games are concerned, parties are a great time to act silly and laugh; and nothing is sillier than party games!  Now, you won’t find me jumping up and down and running around at a party so I really appreciate when hosts include something I can participate in and not feel like a goof.  In that spirit of partying, I have come up with a great game for your more introverted guests!

When I hosted a Baby Shower for my sister-in-law, my co host put together the “messy diaper” game and people had a blast with it!  It was the first time I had ever played it and I thought it was great.  Inspired by that, I had fun inventing this new game.

Baby SHower Games

I don’t have a name for it but I guess we’ll call it “How Many?”  It’s a great, quick game and then the diapers can go to the mom-to-be!  It’s a win/win. 

The concept is simple: Guess how many diapers are in each pack.

You will need one pack each of Newborn, Size 1, and Size 2 diapers {check out these Huggies diaper coupons!} and these cards printed on card stock.

First, You have to cover all of the places where it tells you how many diapers come in each package.  Check all the sides and the ends too, because it’s listed a few places.  I covered the answers with miniature versions of my Tissue Paper Poofs

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And then you repeat for the other packages.  It is truly that simple!

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I even made the cards you’re going to need for the guests to write their answers.  Just leave a glass apothecary jar or a pretty box on the table for them to leave their complete cards.  Check at the end of the party and give a prize to whomever came the closest. 

Super easy, super simple, and a great ice breaker.  Plus, it’s “introspective people” friendly.  I love that!

Check out Evite’s Baby Shower Games page for more game ideas!   

Also, I am so excited to announce that I was asked to host the #EviteBabyTrends Twitter Party on Thursday April 10 at 9 PM EST {6 PM PST}  Mark it on your calendar!

I was asked to participate in Evite’s #EviteBabyTrends series. Although I have been compensated, all views are my own.