Monday, November 30, 2009

What Are Your Holiday Traditions?

After reading Simple Mom's blog post on creating a holiday tradition, I began to think about the traditions my family enjoys. A few years ago, I started giving my three children new pajamas on Christmas Eve. Sometimes, I match them up, I love these cute pajamas! This year, with a thirteen year old in the house, I will probably select something unique for each them. I love these for my daughter.

Last year, I started a new tradition for my family. I selected a special book for each child and my husband. I wrote a note about why I selected the book and the date. I hope this new tradition will help them build their own special libraries.

Over twenty years ago, my college roommates began exchanging ornaments instead of gifts. Way back then, we did not have any ornaments of our own so we decided it would be fun (and useful) to give each other a new tree ornament each year. Twenty years later, we are still going strong!

What are some of your family traditions? We would love to hear from you!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday Clearance on Basics!

Sleep in today and shop from home! Our Biggest Basics Blowout on Boys and Girls Basics is going on now--Click here to start shopping!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

See Up This Holiday Weekend!

Have you seen the movie Up? This terrific movie has just come out on DVD. It is the perfect movie to be enjoyed by all ages over the Thanksgiving weekend. My family saw this movie over the summer and we loved it.

is a special story about the adventures of a precocious, young boy scout and a very special senior citizen. I cannot wait to see it again on DVD. I know I missed some great moments the first time around.

If you have a crowd coming to your house for the holiday, you will want to pick up a copy of Up for your group to enjoy. I promise it will entertain generations of all ages (and provide a much-needed break from the football games).

Image from Disney Pixar

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Summer Maple Humphries who said:

"Our family has had a Thanksgiving tradition for many years simply named "The Walk." Rain, sleet, snow, or shine, we all bundle up in the early afternoon (dogs included) and work up an appetite for the evening feast. Lively conversation, blowing leaves, and laughing children... my husband and I announced my first pregnancy on the Thanksgiving walk of 2003 -- such fun!"

So many sweet memories and traditions!! Thank you to everyone for sharing your stories with us, we loved reading them!

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Friday, November 20, 2009

This Weeks Fave's

Ashley: You may not want to hear this.....eating movie popcorn is equivalent to eating 3 hamburgers or 12 tablespoons of butter. Yikes! And to think, I thought popcorn was the healthy option for a movie snack. Click here to read the whole depressing truth about movie popcorn.

Kara: Don't have time to exercise? Believe it or not, you are already working out each day as a parent. Click here to find a humorous way to make your daily routines a workout!

Tracy: I cannot believe Thanksgiving is next week. Each year, I like to try out one new recipe. This year, I found a scrumptious sweet potato recipe on Paula Deen's blog. I think it will be a hit!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

$100 Giveaway - We Want To Thank YOU!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and we want to celebrate by thanking you for being our customer!

Please let us know about your family’s favorite Thanksgiving tradition, and you could win a $100 CWDkids Gift Certificate!

Post your response here or on our Facebook fan page by 11:59pm EST on Sunday, November 22. One lucky winner will be announced in our Kidbits' post and on our Facebook page on Monday, November 23. You must check back to see if you won.

We can't wait to hear your stories...

Good Luck!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Terrific Thanksgiving Read-Aloud

It is tough to find a great Thanksgiving children's book; however, Albert's Thanksgiving by Leslie Tryon is a true find. My mother sent my kids this book a few years back and it has become their favorite Thanksgiving book.

It is a funny tale about Albert the duck and Patsy Pig and their endeavors to get ready for the best Thanksgiving feast since 1621. You and your children will have a ball reading about all of the tasks Albert the duck must complete to satisfy the ever-demanding Patsy Pig!

Monday, November 16, 2009

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Friday, November 13, 2009

This Weeks Fave's

Ashley: I love this blog post from Unplug Your Child about what to do with leftover Halloween candy. Show your kids that they can share by mailing extra candy overseas to American troops who will pass it out to local children. Click here for the mailing address and to find other great extra candy ideas.

Kara: A friend sent me this YouTube link of the Black Eyed Peas performing for the Oprah show in Chicago this past September. How did I miss this? (maybe because I was home with a newborn?). If you have not seen this yet check it out, it is SO COOL!

Tracy: My daughter is going to be thrilled when she reads this article! According to Spanish researchers, regular consumption of chocolate skim milk reduces inflammation in your arteries. Click here to read all about it.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Just Say Cheese!

I have to admit there is one part of the holidays that I do not like. In fact, I actually dread. What is it?? Taking my holiday photograph! Who came up with this idea? I bet they did not have three children and a dog! Last year was a particularly, tough year. My repeated attempts to capture the perfect family photo ended in defeat. I could not take a good picture. I surrendered and took my photo after the New Year and sent out a Happy New Year Card.

This year, I was determined to not have this problem again. What did I do differently? I began using my digital camera on January 1, 2009. I just knew that one photograph would have to work if I just kept taking pictures throughout the year. I am happy to let you know that I was successful and will be using a photograph that I took on my trip to Yellowstone National Park this summer.

If you have put off taking your family photo this year, click here for some great tips. I found some good suggestions that will seem obvious, but I never seem to remember to do, such as making sure you have enough film, new batteries, or an empty memory card before you start your family photo shoot. You will also find tips from a professional who suggests not using a flash indoors but using a flash outdoors.

We would love to see your holiday photographs. If your children are dressed in CWDkids’ clothing, please post your pictures on our Facebook page. Your photos will be entered in to our monthly drawing for a $100 gift certificate.
Good luck!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Deal of the Season!

Today's Deal of the Day is actually a Deal all Season! Shop our Biggest Winter Sale going on now!

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Customer Photo

Have you started thinking about your holiday greeting cards? We thought this customer photo might get you in the mood!

We love the coordinating pajamas on this pair who are anxiously awaiting Santa's arrival.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Make A Thanksgiving Box!

I saw this idea on the No Time For Flashcards Blog recently and loved it. This creative blogger made a Thanksgiving Box with her son. She had her son decorate a shoe box and labeled it: I am thankful for..... She encouraged her family members to fill up the box with notes of what they are grateful for this holiday season.

I am planning on making my own Thanksgiving Box and having my family fill it with their special notes of what they are thankful for. I think that it will be lots of fun to read the notes during our Thanksgiving dinner and have everyone try to guess who wrote the note! This should be a fun activity to keep all ages entertained throughout dinner.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Get Your Holiday Tee's!

Fun holiday tee's for Boy's and Girl's to wear all season! View all Boy's Tee's here. View all Girl's Tee's here.

Friday, November 6, 2009

This Weeks Fave's

Kara: I cannot believe that it is the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street! To help celebrate, take a listen to one of my favorite original songs from the show. It will take you back to your childhood! Thanks Google for displaying cute Sesame Street images every day this week!

Ashley: Is anyone else starting to think about Thanksgiving? Click here to find some great ideas for table decorations and activities to keep little ones busy on the big day.

Tracy: I'm already thinking about Christmas, and we LOVE Elf On The Shelf in my house! Take a virtual tour of the elves hard at work in the North Pole here. You'll find lots of fun crafts, games, and information.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Matching Outfits Are Picture Perfect!

Not only do we love dressing kids like kids....we love dressing them alike!

For years, CWDkids has specialized in hard-to-find matching sibling outfits for almost any occasion. Over the years we have received such wonderful feedback from our customers including photos of their children wearing matching CWDkids outfits. They love the fact that their children can match identical, or match by theme and color.

Make your next family photo a great one, whether its one the beach, Easter egg hunting, pumpkin picking, or around the Christmas tree. You are sure to find something for the whole family at CWDkids!

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Swine Flu - Take 2!

I feel like I am starring in the movie Groundhog Day at my house! Two weeks ago, my daughter was sick with the swine flu. She missed an entire week of school, but the rest of the family somehow made it through not catching the virus. I thought I had dodged a bullet of three children out of school and in bed for a week. I breathed a sigh of relief....until yesterday afternoon when my oldest son started to cough and complain of the chills. I knew I was in trouble. I told myself it was probably strep throat or it could just be a cold, but after a quick trip to the doctor to confirm what I already knew, he is in bed with the swine flu.

Once again, I am scrubbing and disinfecting my house. I have quarantined him to his room with movies and a portable DVD player. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I don’t have to relive this sickness again in two weeks with my youngest son… If you have any suggestions of how to keep a thirteen-year-old boy quiet, but entertained, for a few days, please let me know!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Meet Meghan!

Meghan is 8 and a great listener! She aspires to be an actress when she grows up, or maybe sooner, so be on the lookout for this star! Meghan absolutely LOVED our Primigi Beverly Ballet Flat and couldn't wait to own a pair!

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