Last Minute Holiday Deals

The Holiday Countdown is on! With only six days to go, we have great Holiday deals for all of the busy moms who don’t always have the time to get all the holiday shopping done. Below we have compiled a list for some last minute deals for your kids. (And who knows you may want to pick up a few items for yourself as well!). The ones we love the most…The gifts that give back…see below for more!

Plus…if you know any families in need this holiday season, please email moms@themoms.com. Within our community, we have a list of families who want to help those less fortunate!

Gifts under $20

Disney Moana Canoe Boat Set | Beados B Sweet Scoop ‘n Mix | H & M Sparkle wallets and purses | Littlest Pet Shop Shuttle Vehicle | Melty Bead Sea Animals DIY Kit | Play-Doh Doctor Drill and FillRetro Trouble Board Game | Shopkins | Yoobi Color Layers Markers | Yoobi Scratch Art Set | Yoobi Sketch Pad 

Gifts Under $50

Animal Planet Animal Alphabet Playpad | Baby Alive Baby Go Bye Bye Doll | Body Glove Mermaid Linden Hoodie Towel | Monopoly Ultimate Banking | My Little Pony Guardians of Harmony | Nabi Compete 2 Pack | The Brushies | Yoobi Duffle Bag

Under $100

Furby Connect | Fur Real Friends Torch My Blazin Dragon | Hatchimal | KIDBOX | Little Bits Rule Your Room Kit | Mega Books American Girl| Nabi Hot Wheels Edition | Nerf Mega Mastadon Blaster | Paw Patrol Zoomer | Punchcase Charging Wallet | StateBags

SPLURGE

Discovery Foldable Tent | Yvolution Y Flyer  | WildKin TeePees

The MOMS on PIX11: Getting Your Kids to Unplug

The MOMS, Melissa Musen Gerstein and Denise Albert, share their thoughts on getting children to unplug. Check out Melissa of “The Moms” simple tips.

Melissa’s Take:

  • First start the conversation now with your kids that everyone will be downsizing their tech and devices over the holiday. Talk about how this time together where no one has school and how the holidays are about family should be important and precious moments.
  • Set up a game or movie night and everyone checks in their devices. This takes discipline and it’s up to the parents to enforce this. Make a calendar of plans so that the kids can see what’s ahead
  • Buy your kids journals so they can write about their holiday and Xmas memories. Kids can get into scrap booking too.
  • Remove all social media Apps for a week. “I challenge everyone to do that–even Mom.”
  • If you’re going to family parties and events all devices should stay at home or in your purse and away from distraction.
  • Make sure your out of office is on even if you are only taking a day or up to a week. Everyone is always reachable with our phones so make sure your work knows that you are not working. You are doing the family thing.
  • Remind yourself if you are tempted to email or check in that taking time away makes for more productivity when you return. You will be recharged and ready to go. It’s healthier.

The Moms on Pix 11: Parents Negotiating with Children

Young children are masters of power plays to get what they want. Parents, at their wit’s end, often turn to negotiating with children to avoid public meltdowns and temper tantrums.

The Moms’ Melissa Musen Gerstein and child psychologist Dr. Jeff Gardere talk about the positives and downfalls of negotiating with your kids.

Comment below and weigh in, are you a parent that negotiates?