Stuff-n’-Sit (plus a giveaway!)

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At least twice a year, my boys and I comb through their toys to decide what they would like to donate to local organizations like Brighton Center. It is a great way to teach my boys that “stuff” can come and go, but actions and kindness always make a lasting impact. We sort through their toys and put them into piles — toys they don’t play with anymore, toys we will talk about, and toys they aren’t ready to part with. Stuffed animals almost always end up in the middle pile of toys — they don’t play with them super often, but they absolutely adore them anyways. Many of their stuffed animals hold sentimental value … from the Ghostbusters marshmallow man they received when their baby brother was born, to the Wolf they stuffed themselves during our amazing family trip to Great Wolf Lodge, or the special hand puppets from their Auntie that make the baby giggle. All of them are special, all of them have a story, all of them are loved. While they aren’t played with daily, we always end up moving most of the stuffed animals to the “keep” pile.

We have decided to not purchase any more stuffed animals, but we have amassed quite a collection of cuddly stuffed animals already! Storage has been tricky. We have been using fabric baskets, but those keep overflowing, and honestly don’t look the best. And then … one day … Facebook read my mind. As I scrolled through my feed, I saw a video for the Stuff ‘N Sit! The XL bag holds up to 90 stuffed animals, and doubles as a stuffed beanbag chair! Genius! This is absolutely one of those items where I saw it and said, “Why didn’t I think of that?!”

The Stuff ‘N Sit is available in a variety of durable, high quality fabrics, and can be purchased in two sizes — original and XL. You can stuff it with more than just stuffed animals, too! If it is soft, you can use it to fill your Stuff ‘N Sit, including anything from dress-up outfits, towels, or blankets. I can’t rave enough about this item, because it was something I didn’t know I needed, and now that I have it — I love it!

And Cincinnati Family Magazine wants YOU to be the owner of a brand new XL grey and white stripe Stuff ‘N Sit bag chair!!! Keep an eye on their Facebook page and be sure to comment on their giveaway post, and for another chance to win, go to Instagram and like my Stuff ‘N Sit post (@cinciciani). Be sure to follow me for behind-the-scenes looks of Cincinnati Family mom reports, event updates, and even more giveaways this summer!

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).

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