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Celebrating Universal Children's Day With IKEA San Diego, Let's Play!

My favorite people in the world are children. I admire their honest, curious, and resilient nature. I am soaking up every moment of childhood with our only child. My favorite thing to do is to watch our boy play and enjoy life. I wish this for all parents and children. Every child should have a life filled with play.

We attended a blogger event at IKEA San Diego and I wanted to share our experience. First off, my son and I absolutely LOVE when we have the opportunity to attend events like this together so my thanks go out to team IKEA and Kylie @Made by a Princess for including the kiddos.

The event was appropriately held on Universal Children's Day, Sunday, November 20, 2016. We gathered with blogger families at IKEA San Diego 2149 Fenton Parkway San Diego, CA 92108.

We got to play! At the event we learned about the new IKEA Good Cause Campaign "Let's Play for Change". The campaign focuses on children's right to play and develop. We fully support our child and encourage play in his life! It saddens me that there are many children in the world that are not afforded the opportunity to simply play in an environment that is safe. It is heartbreaking. From children with disabilities that may feel left out, children that are struggling with poverty, or those living in nations in conflict - it is a terrible plight for the youngest, most innocent people of our world. I was happy to learn that the IKEA Foundation is seeking to help organizations that are focused on the little ones in need.

Here is how we can help when we shop at IKEA from November 20 - December 24, 2016:

For every toy, play furniture item, or children's book sold, the IKEA Foundation will donate $1. Funds raised will support children's right to play and develop. Some soft toys are only $.99, they still qualify, $1 will go to the campaign! Organizations that benefit include: Save the Children, UNICEF, War Child, Special Olympics, Handicap International, and Room To Read.

Playing with the Garcia Boys! Blogger Buddies!

In countries from all around the world, children were invited to a drawing competition in which the winning designs were chosen for a special limited soft toys collection. My son is a budding artist and is thinking of entering in the future!

These soft toys were designed by children!

IKEA Blogger Breakfast

The 6 children’s rights groups that will receive funds are organizations that support children affected by disabilities, the Syrian conflict, unsafe migration and poverty. To learn more visit IKEA Foundation and please watch the video below.

Disclosure: We attended the IKEA Blogger Breakfast as invited guests. We enjoyed a hosted breakfast and received a gift bag for our participation. All opinions are my own.


  1. Love it! I'm glad our boys have become buddies! Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!


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