As Father’s Day approaches the kids and I have been thinking of creative ideas to celebrate dad. Today I’m sharing a quick and easy Father’s Day idea that kids can make. This “World’s Best Pop” gift is put together with fun foods with the word “pop” in their name. I created a printable to go with it so you can create your own pop gift.
I may be biased but I truly feel blessed to have picked an amazing father for our children. My husband is an incredible father and I have no qualms calling him the fun parent. Everyday he strives to teach them valuable lessons, humility, to be giving, and has the energy of a 5 year old to keep up with them. I’m always in awe of his parenting and how he handles situations.
Working in law enforcement/probation hasn’t been an easy career choice for him or our family. In our early years as a family he worked a lot and missed most birthdays and holidays. Those were hard years for us; it’s hard to celebrate our daughter’s first Christmas without my husband around. I also know it was hard on him emotionally and physically to work so hard to provide for our family. Over the years he’s achieved so much and is now in a management position in our county (the youngest to achieve his position in our county’s history). With the new leadership career he’s able to have stable working hours and he’s home with us a lot more. Unless you’ve had a parent who has worked irregular hours and overtime every week, you’ll never know how blessed we feel to eat dinner together as a family. He still comes home after a long workday to run around with the kids outside or help them with their homework. We celebrate dad everyday but I like to make Father’s Day extra special to show him how much we appreciate everything he does for our family.
If you’re looking to buy dad a special gift this Father’s Day there are ways you can also help donate to a special cause. As I mentioned in a recent Mother’s Day post, the March of Dimes is a cause very dear to my heart. They provide research, vaccines, and education to help babies be born strong and healthy. The March of Dimes imbornto campaign has, and continues, to help organize vital research and programs that improve the lives of babies and families. Last year the March of Dimes provided nearly 16,000 families lifesaving surfactant therapy and 90,000 families with a newborn in intensive care comfort and information through NICU Family Support. The March of Dimes has partnered with special companies that will donate proceeds through partner promotions. If you’re in the New Orleans, Las Vegas, or Orlando area you can help donate to the cause by celebrating with dad at Emeril’s restaurants. Other partners include Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, The Bon-Ton Stores (where you can get a special $10-off coupon just for donating!), Mud Pie, Alex and Ani, A&E Jewelers, ebay, and Kmart. You can learn more at http://imbornto.marchofdimes.org/
Here’s a few other ideas you may like:
This post is sponsored by Martha Stewart Living in support of the March of Dimes imbornto campaign. All opinions are 100% my own.