13 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Toddler Boys


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Need stocking stuffer ideas for toddler boys?  I have a list of ideas for you that I used for years with my grandson.  I love the holidays. It’s the time of year when I put my creative juices on full throttle.  I set a budget for myself, and I strive hard to stay within it. I came up with a few ideas for stocking stuffers for my grandson when he was a toddler and I thought I would share them.  He loved them:


  • Hot Wheels Cars
  • Plastic dinosaurs, army men, animals etc. (Anything that can be used in a fight)
  • Movies
  • Books  
  • Hat and gloves 
  • Coloring books  and crayons
  • Lightning McQueen/Cars
  • Character Drinking Cup
  • T-shirt with their favorite character
  • Character eating utensils 
  • Dinosaur items  
  • Colorful Bendy Soft Pencils  
  • Action Figures

I was able to stuff his stocking with several of the items from this list. Before you head out make a list of your toddler’s favorites or a list of items that they need. This will cut down on your browsing time and help you work within your budget.

You can shop for most items at your local Dollar Stores.  The Dollar Tree has a great selection of Hot Wheels, dinosaur, army men and more.  You can also find coloring books and crayons, board books and more.

Wal-mart and Big Lots have a great selection of Hot Wheels, Lighting McQueen and the other cars as well as plastic figures.  Five and Below has adorable hat and glove sets. Make sure the items you select are age appropriate and don’t have small parts that can come off and become a hazard.

Little boys like bath toys too.  My grandson loved playing with his army men and dinosaurs in the tube.  He also like bath crayons and his hot wheels in the tub.

We would love to hear any ideas you came up with for your stockings. Please leave us a comment.  You may also like Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Toddler Girls.

Turn It Up Tuesday – Week 64

Welcome to Mother 2 Mother and the 64th week of Turn It Up Tuesdays! We’re so happy to have you here again this week – we had such amazing posts last week! We enjoyed reading them all!
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Ce Ce chose Cardboard Tube Snowman Family Craft from The Organized Dream. “This is the cutest craft to add to a 25 days of Christmas crafts list!”
Angie chose Don’t Forget Jesus from Kids in the Word. “Jesus is the most important part of Christmas and even as an adult I practice many of the wonderful suggestions in this post.”
Tina chose Holiday Lunchbox Idea + Jokes #BICMerryMarking #SummerMelon from A Mom’s Take. “What a sweet Holiday Lunchbox Idea!! So simple to make. Small suprises that make your loved ones smile do matter,love Rudolph and the joke.Thanks for sharing.”
Kelly also chose this post. “I always like new ideas for the kids’ lunches.”
Cathy chose Easy Homemade Santa’s Cookie Plate #DIYwithPainters #PaintersMarkers from A Mom’s Take. “I love the simplicity of this precious keepsake! What an awesome idea!”
Rhonda chose Build A Christmas House Out of Twinkies by Home Making Hacks. “I have always loved Hostess Twinkies. Making an edible Christmas House with them will be a fun craft to do with the kids for the holidays, adorable and delicious.”
Chelsea chose 10 delectable christmas cookie recipes from Dreaming of Leaving. “My mouth literally drooled after looking all these delectable cookies! Such cute ideas that make me want to jump in the kitchen and bake!”
Jillian chose 7 Reasons Why I’m Grateful for My Broken Kneecap from Surviving and Thriving in the Second Year of My Divorce. “I chose this post because we often need to be reminded that we should be grateful for even the little things. This posts reminds us that even in a terrible situation, there IS good!”
Tiffany chose 13 Signs You Are Blog-holic… from A Kaleidoscopic Dream. “Such a fun post and definitely on the nose for each sign. I am truly a Blog-holic and I am darn proud to say it!”
Silvie also chose this post. “I could relate to every single one of the things mentioned and it gave me a good laugh. Which I totally needed. I love blogging and wouldn’t stop doing it for anything!”
Laci chose Decor Challenge: Christmas Ribbon Garland from A Dose of Paige. “This is easy and such my style and adds a unique touch to any room that anyone will notice.”
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Elaine chose Stuffed Tomatoes from My Lamp is Full. “This stuffed tomato recipe made my mouth water. To me, that is always a sign that the recipe will be great.”
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Stacy chose NinjaBread Cookies. Not Your Ordinary Gingerbread from The Crafty Side of Sarcasm. “My favorite this week is the NinjaBread Cookies by The Crafty Side of Sarcasm. I love them because ninjas. Is there really anything more to say? :”
Jessica chose Is Your Life an Adventure? from Stuck In Your Rut. “What an inspiring story! It made me re-analyze my life and goals I had for myself but never did. It’s a great reminder for all of us that life is too short and we should make the most of it, even when obstacles get in the way! Thanks a million for sharing!”
Nancy chose 4 Fun Ways to Stay Fit With The Help Of Your Dog from Urban Naturale. “It was visually appealing, great photos, and the tips that she offered were simple and practical.”
Natasha chose Toddler Boy’s Christmas Wishlist from The Everyday Momma. “I must admit, I’m also an addict for buying my son toys, especially educational toys. I love this Christmas wishlist – I may be getting some of the things on this list. Thanks for a great post!”
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Fun Kid’s Food Ideas – Donut Snowman

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I’m always looking for fun kid’s food ideas.  So, I made these adorable donut snowmen for my grandchildren.   I originally found the idea at Dukes and Duchesses and decided to give them a try.  Fun kid’s food ideas are usually a big hit.  These were a huge success with my little ones.

Sugar is everywhere during the holidays.  As parents we worry about the sugar content, but these were just too cute to worry about sugar.  They make a perfect snack on Christmas Eve or on a cold snowy day with a cup of hot chocolate.  Print out a snowman coloring page to add to the fun.

Grandmothers are sugar queens, so we’re allowed to fill our grandchildren with sugar.  At least occasionally. These were so cute, my daughter and son-in-law couldn’t resist me offering these goodies to the kids. They’re easy to make and they were devoured with a huge glass of milk.

Here’s what you need:

*Mini Hostess donuts
*Mike and Ike Candies
*Fruit Roll-Ups
*Black Food Pin

Step 1 – Carefully run the skewer through 3 donuts.

Step 2 – Cut an orange or red Mike and Ike in half. Place each half in the first donut for the nose.  Next, cut another Mike and Ike, your choice, in half for the buttons.  Next, place them in the hole of each of the donuts as shown.

Step  3 – Cut a strip of a Fruit Roll-Up and place it between donuts 1 and 2 to make the scarf as shown.

Step 4 – Use the black food pin to make the mouth and eyes.  Your done!

Note: Cut off the pointed end of the skewer with a pair of kitchen scissors just to be on the safe side with the kids.  Fun kid’s food ideas are great, but safety should be a factor too.  These snowman donuts are a great for a school party, snow day snack or sleep overs.  Give it a try, the kids will love them

You may also like:  Christmas White Trash Recipe.


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$25 Saladworks Gift Card Giveaway

Welcome to the $25 Saladworks Gift Card Giveaway

Hosted by: SaraLee’s Deals Steals & Giveaways 

Sponsored by: Saladworks


Welcome to Mother 2 Mother and the Saladworks giveaway.  Saladworks is the nation’s first and largest fresh-tossed salad franchise concept, with over 100 locations across the country. Saladworks offers a “fanatically fresh” menu of America’s Best Salads with signature dressings, proprietary soups, and Focaccia Fusion sandwiches. All Saladworks salads are made-to-order, chopped on-location, and assembled right in front of your eyes. With the addition of the True Nutrition menu, Saladworks’ varieties of signature salads are all 500 calories or less.

Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win a $25 Saladworks Gift Card. This is open to US and ends 12/22/14 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, Simply do the tasks on the Giveaway Tools widget below and you’re set to have a chance to win! Remember you can’t win if you don’t enter. It only takes one entry to win!
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Blogger Opportunity – Romantic Cash Giveaway

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What? Paypal Cash Cards valued at $500 each (number of cash cards/prizes depends on the amount gathered for the giveaway. If the amount sponsored does not divide into even amounts of $500 there will be multiple $500 cards with the remainder as a “booby prize”. (Ex. $500, $500, $500, $350) I will be building the graphic and promoting the giveaway with a few of the popular items the winner(s) “could” buy for their valentine plus a romantic giveaway: iPad Mini, iPad, KitchenAid Mixer, an XBox 360, a WiiU, a Playstation 4…..etc. The more participants, the larger the giveaway. All monies collected go into the prize pot.

When? Sign-ups to participate end Sunday December 21st at midnight.

Links are $5 each and $25 to be a co-host. As a co-host, you will receive 5 links on the Rafflecopter, your photo on the giveaway collage, PLUS a 300 x 300 ad space on APIMP for the month of December.

Links allowed in this giveaway: Facebook (Pages only for likes and not mandatory per Facebook guidelines), Pinterest, Bloglovin, RSS Feed, Follow by Email, Instagram, Stumbleupon, Twitter and Etsy shop.

I would greatly appreciate it if you would share this blogger opportunity with your blogger friends!

The giveaway itself will run Sunday January 3rd to Sunday January 31st, 2015.

Who? We are accepting any types of blogs/shops to participate in this great giveaway.

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Printable Santa Claus Letter

Santa Claus Letters


Santa Claus Letter

Is your child on the Naughty or Nice list?  It’s the time of year that children are dreaming.  They are watching commercials and browsing flyers. My grandchildren love to mark the flyers so I can see and remember what they want.  I’m sure other children are also dreaming of a new doll, video game, bike or the latest Jordan shoes too.

Thousands of letters will be written to Santa Claus and mailed to the North Pole.  They will be listing everything that they want under the tree.  Little elves will be checking the list to ensure that the boys and girls on the Nice not Naughty List.  So, making the Nice List is always been an incentive for good behavior this time of year.

My grandchildren are rewarded with this Santa Claus Letter before Christmas. The letter lets them know that they’re on the Nice List.  There’s also a Nice List Certificate.  Good behavior should always be rewarded.  It’s also a great way to keep them motivated to stay on the Nice List.

You can download the letter and certificate here.  Oh, be sure to leave Santa a nice plate of cookies and a big glass of milk too. Santa needs his strength to deliver those gifts.  Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas.


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