Natalie Ard joins Leah to talk about family traditions and the way we use our gifts to communicate with our families about what really matters. Have you thought about your specific gifts, memories, ideas, and traditions go into how you make traditions special with your own kiddos now? I loved this topic and talking with Natalie.
About Natalie Ard
Natalie Ard helps break down the “big subject” of life and faith for kids through fun games, books and toys. She’s an entrepreneur, a small
business owner, creator of books and games for children, author and illustrator, and believer. She’s also a wife, and a mother to three!
A driven entrepreneur, Natalie built the Star From Afar Kids company on the foundation of creating inspirational, interactive games and toys that help children play with a purpose. Star From Afar Kids creates toys and games that are both meaningful and playful. Their mission is to inspire children and to spark their curiosity and creativity by developing products that deliver positive messages and create lasting family memories.
Natalie is the creator, author, and illustrator of The Christmas Star From Afar® and The Easter Story Egg™. Growing the business from her dining room table, Star From Afar Kids products are now featured in Barnes & Noble, Cracker Barrel and on QVC.
A former stay-at-home mom (which is hard enough work!), Natalie has developed into an inspiring entrepreneur, learning along the way what
to do – and what not to do. She proudly wears the title of both callings as a “mompreneur.”
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This Podcast is brought to you by….THE BIRTHDAY NOTE BOX
As a mom, yes, I absolutely want my kids’ birthdays to be special. And I’m all about doing that through meaningful traditions instead of more “shoulds”, Pinterest pins, or monster gifts.
At our house, we do a birthday breakfast out, the kiddo chooses the activity, and the meal and dessert for the night. And this year we’ll be adding another tradition – The Birthday Note Box.
This box has cards that offer you a fill-in-the-blank so that you can personalize the notes for your birthday kiddo.
I can’t wait to use these with our kiddos when birthday season kicks off this summer. I’ll have to grab another set – my kiddos ripped our right open and used it for a friend’s birthday. It was so sweet to watch them think of sweet things about their friend!!