Aden’s Bedroom Makeover

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I am so excited to show all of you guys Aden’s newly redecorated bedroom! With a little help from Oilo Studio, both Aden and Ariah’s Jack and Jill rooms have recently undergone complete makeovers. I have such a passion for interior design, and so it was especially fun for me to be able to create this special space for my son.

I wanted to design a room that he could really grow up in, and grow in to. The first big decision we made was to put a big boy bed in now (even though it seems like yesterday he was in a crib). We selected a queen size bed because it is going to save us from having to completely rework his bedroom layout in a few years. It seemed to make much more sense to design a space that will work for him now, and as he grows up.

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The room was designed in light blue and gray tones for a couple different reasons. First, these are calming colors, and creating a mellow bedroom environment was important to me. I want my son to feel comfortable and relaxed when he is in his room. Second, using a more muted color pallet allowed me to add more playful textures to the room, without the space becoming too busy. We knew that the room had to be able to accommodate books and toys and hours upon hours of play time, and so this light and cool color pallet was the perfect backdrop.

We also filled up every inch of functional space so that the room has more to offer than just a bed. From bookshelves to toy bins, every corner of his room offers something a little different for him to engage with. My personal favorite touch is the teepee! When I was a kid, my siblings and I loved to make forts. My son is going through this same phase right now, and it is so much fun to see him take his toys into his own private place and play.

Above all else, I wanted his room to be a sanctuary for him —  A private space where he can be creative, feel safe and call his own. I think we did a pretty good job, I absolutely love the way Aden’s room turned out!

Let me know what special touches you have added to your children’s room, I would love to see them!

Xo

Tamera

SHOP THE ROOM

Wallpaper by Serena & Lily | Bedding by Oilo Studio | Queen size bed from wayfair | Book Case in Dark Taupe from wayfair | Pendants (over night stands) from wayfair | Pendant from wayfair | Rug (8×10) from wayfair | Baskets from wayfair | Bench in Gray from wayfair | Nightstands from Candelabra | Teepee from Tnees Tpees | Frames from Framebridge | Window treatments from QDesign | Paint from Sherwin-Williams | Pillows by Oilo Studio | Quilt by Oilo Studio | Artwork by Kellie Holley

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Twintuition: Double Dare Available Today!

TWINTUITION BOOK

Hi Guys! I am SO excited that Twintuition: Double Dare is available today! In this book, Cassie and Caitlyn are on another magical adventure, and this time it is up to them to work together to prevent a friend from getting hurt.

It was so much fun to write this book with Tia, and so special for us to be able to create another story about the strong bond between sisters. I can’t wait for you to read it and hear what you guys think!

Pick up your copy from Harper Collins here

Xo

Tamera 

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Little Ones

Did you guys get a head start on your holiday shopping over Thanksgiving? Shopping sales can be fun, but there’s plenty of time left to find the perfect gift for everyone in your life this month. Since so many people I know have little ones, I thought it would be fun to put together a gift guide with them in mind. (Plus, toys are just more fun!) Whether you want to wrap something up for your own, have some nieces and nephews to shop for or want to gift the mommas in your life with something special for their babies, this gift guide has you covered.

Gift Guide for Little Ones - Tamera Mowry

Robeez bear hug baby shoes / Aden + Anais silky blanket / Wooden toy elephant / Retro kitchen / Set of 2 storage boxes with wheels / Tegu circuit racer / Pom pom basket

Here you’ll find a mix of toys like this cute retro kitchen and more practical gifts like a quality blanket and storage solutions. Love when something practical can act as décor too, such as those wheeled storage boxes with the fun sayings. Stylish, creative toys and wares like the pieces above are gifts that both mom and child can make use of (though I think we know who would prefer the toys ;)) and they don’t throw off the care you put into decorating your house and making it look welcoming for guests. Win, win.

Are you gifting with any little ones in mind this year? Stay tuned for more gift ideas!

Xx,
Tamera

Ask Tamera: Our Kids’ Hair Care Routines

Hi everyone! A recent question I’ve received from Facebook user Meagan from St. Louis was all about Ariah’s hair products. She says, I wanted to know your favorite hair products for your daughter? My daughter has naturally curly hair and I haven’t found anything that nourishes her curls the right way. I know a few others have asked about my little ones’ haircare before, so I thought it was about time share the details.

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My secret? Shea! I’ve used Shea Moisture baby products like baby wash and shampoo that have Shea butter, chamomile and Argan oil in one gentle formula. (This can also be used as a body wash for littles with eczema). If you remember from our bathtime ritual story, we love to wind the kids down with a warm bath at the end of the night. In that case, a soothing bath milk and shampoo with lavender and Manuka honey does the trick!

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Throwback to a year ago during Ariah’s People debut.

Here are 5 tips I’ve learned from caring for Aden and Ariah’s hair:

1. Look for haircare products with a balance. You want a product that will provide great results without weighing hair down or looking greasy. Another line that a lot of mommas love for their curly kids is Curly Q’s, because it’s known for being lightweight and nourishing rather than heavy.

2. Curly hair requires major doses of moisture. That’s why shea butter is so helpful. Keeps the curls soft and bouncy! If you discover a great product but find their hair is still drying out more than it should be, try using conditioner-only every other time. Often shampoos can be more drying, so use sparingly.

3. Keep detangler handy. Detangler is key for keeping knots at bay, and if you get the right one they’ll also act as a leave-in conditioner during the day. Even though detangler usually works best on damp hair, you can also keep it around for quick touch ups.

4. When it’s time for a trim, get a trim! Go to someone specializing in curls (you know my go-to) and trust them! Just like your hairstylist tells you that regular trims are necessary for healthy hair, they’re going to say the same for little ones. Don’t worry, those beautiful curls won’t be gone forever; they’ll grow back at their healthiest. Remember when Aden got his first hair cut?

5. Everyone’s hair is different. If you try these tips and products and they aren’t the perfect fit for your children, don’t sweat it – yours may need something different for their hair than mine do.

What products do you use for your little ones? Share with other mommas below!

Xx,
Tamera

Mommy Hacks: 4 Ways to Keep Cool on Hot Days

Hope you all had a fantastic 4th of July. We just experienced our first major heat wave of the summer here in Southern California. (Just in time for mine and Ariah’s b-days and 4th of July no less. Whew!) Who can blame their littles for being fussy in this heat? Summer is my favorite time of year, but dehydration and over exposure is NOT why. As moms, it’s something we really don’t want to mess with.

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Here are all the ways we’ve been keeping cool (and happy) during this heat wave!

Limiting time in the sun. The hours of 10-3 are when the sun’s at its harshest. When I didn’t have children, this meant hours at the beach. But young children are very sensitive to heat and sun, so now I make sure not to plan any prolonged outdoor activities during this time. Take a dip in the pool or go to the park in the AM or early evening instead as a way to feel more refreshed. And anytime they’re in the sun, sunscreen is imperative. Can’t stress this enough! Go with at least SPF 50 for little ones.

Staying hydrated. This is so important, guys. Whether outside or in, we all need that h2O. When you see those temps rising, mix up an extra batch of yummy infused water for a refreshing drink that you won’t have to force on tired kids. Plus, handing them this instead of juice not only hydrates them but prevents the dreaded sugar crash.

Mist and repeat. This one’s an easy refresher: simply fill a spray bottle with water for a refreshing cool down on the go. Even in the seconds before the AC kicks in or when walking short distances, this bottle will come in handy. The best part is that it’s free and portable… Exactly what a mommy needs.

Chillin’ in the kiddie pool. Yep, it’s a family activity around here. Look how happy Ariah is! With temps this high, there’s no way around it: the kids need to cool off with some water. Breaking out an inexpensive kiddie pool is the way to go. It’s not a production like heading to the beach and you can put it in the shade or limit time to quick play sessions before the sun gets to be too much. Plus, it’s a great time for play that’s not too exhausting for little ones. Just don’t forget the sunscreen ;)

How do you cool your kids off in a heat wave? It’s tough when you’re hot too!

Get more behind the scenes pics of our family time on my Instagram.

Xx,
Tamera

DIY Felt Wall Art

While I love to craft as a family, it’s also nice to have some “just me” time to get creative and make meaningful décor for the home or even gifts… When I have the time that is. If you are a crafter you probably have all the materials on hand, but even if not, you can pick felt, hot glue and cardstock up at any local craft store. Here’s the finished product…

DIY Felt Wall Art for Kids Rooms | Tamera Mowry
Isn’t this saying so cute for a kid’s room?

Here’s what you do…
DIY Felt Wall Art for Kids Rooms | Tamera Mowry

Supplies
Different colored felt
Hot glue + gun
1 piece of cardstock
Photo frame

DIY Felt Wall Art for Kids Rooms | Tamera Mowry

Instructions
1. Cut out letters. Test a few to make sure they’ll fit within the frame. Use the first letter as a template for the size of all the others.
2. Arrange the letters on your piece of cardstock to test how they’ll look.
3. Get gluing. Hot glue can easily seep through the felt so keep it as minimal as possible. If it’s going in a frame, you won’t have a problem with letters falling off or anything.

DIY Felt Wall Art for Kids Rooms | Tamera Mowry

Let dry and frame!

Where would you display this print?