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HI!

I'm Kristin.  I am a wife, aspiring designer, Christian and for now a SAHM.  My husband and I are parents to two darling little boys named Dylan Archer and Kyler Jude.  I created this space to document my family's adventures and lessons I've learned along the way.  The Mom Jungle is a modern interpretation of both the family newsletter and scrapbook.  

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: BABY (WANT, WEAR, NEED, READ)

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: BABY (WANT, WEAR, NEED, READ)

As a small child, I did not understand the saying, "It's better to give than to receive."  I thought that was lunacy! What was better than tearing off the gift wrap, ripping off the ribbons and bows to reveal a shiny new toy inside?  As a grown up I have switched positions and take more joy in giving gifts.  As long as I have a game plan, I don't find the holiday season too stressful, but rather enjoyable.

As much as I love to give, I have to reign it in.  This has never been truer now that I have a young son.  It would be so easy to paint the town red in a toy store!  However; my husband and I have set a realistic budget.  The last thing we want to do is foolishly overextend ourselves.  Justin and I want to bless our children on Christmas, but not spoil them.  We also want our children to cultivate a spirit of giving and serving others. 

We're adopting the "Want-Wear-Need-Read" philosophy.  It's self-explanatory and we are sticking to 1-2 items per category to keep Dylan's presents within reason.  Pictured below are some of my favourite items for babies.  They vary in price range and hail from a variety of stores (big box, online retailers, small businesses). 

I hope you find this helpful... although I am sure that no matter what you buy the littles this Christmas they will be more fascinated with the gift wrap and boxes they come in lol!

BABY HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2014

WELCOME BABY // THE BEGINNER'S BIBLE: BABY'S FIRST CHRISTMAS // THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR // COUNTABLOCK // TOOT // BABYLIT: A CHRISTMAS CAROL // HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS // ALPHABLOCK

What are your gift picks for babies this Christmas?

* As stated in previous blogs I am not sponsored by any of the companies mentioned.

OH CHRISTMAS TREE

OH CHRISTMAS TREE

OVERNIGHT OATS

OVERNIGHT OATS