The Savvy Guide to May

May 2012
The Savvy Guide to May

May is our month. Own it.

DO
Plan a lovely Mother’s Day for yourself
Why? Because who else will? You’re the only one who knows what you really want so start dropping hints. Now.


PLAY
Freeze Tag. Start by choosing one person to be ‘it’. When they catch someone, that person stays frozen in place and can’t move but must stand with their feet apart. They can only become unfrozen if another player saves them by crawling through their legs. The last person to be frozen wins the game and is ‘it’ for the next game.
Why? Because you need to get out and play with your kids. There is more and more research indicating that our kids are suffering physically and emotionally from spending too much time inside—in front of screens. So are you.

READ
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
Why? Because it has some interesting insights on how to foster success and learning in your children—and you. Whatever your definition of success is, you just need the right mindset to help achieve it.

GREEN IT
Double check your personal routine with this list of the Mean 15 Chemicals to Avoid
Why? This handy little list can be bookmarked on your phone so you can refer to it when you’re shopping.

SURF
ActiveKidsClub.com
Why? Because it’s chock full of ideas for getting the kids outside and connecting with nature.

APP IT
Houzz Interior Design Ideas
Why? Because everyone likes to dream about living in a perfectly designed home. Now you can find inspiration for that on your phone.

MAKE IT
A Vacation Memory Jar by Angie at Echoes of Laughter
Why? Because it’s a unique and creative twist on the forgotten album that gets stacked away when complete. Now you can relive those memories every time you walk past the mantel.

DEAL IT
Receive 30% off the purchase of any Cake Beauty Satin Sugar Dry Shampoo and Body Powder until May 3 using the code savvysugar
Why? Because spring is all about ‘blooming’, and this revolutionary dry shampoo is fabulous for moms on-the-go to refresh and renew their hair in minutes. Instantly absorbing excess oil and requiring no water, this best-selling shampoo adds volume with a baked lemon-sugar scent.

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First published 2012.04.25

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