We are often asked about our favorite products, toys, supplies, brands and more. I’ve been thinking for awhile about putting together another list of favorite things and figured with the holidays approaching, it’s the perfect time to share links and discount codes. Many of these links (in the blue font) are affiliate or associate links,… Continue reading A Few of our Favorite Things – 2017
I’d started meditating as a way to focus and calm my own anxieties and noticed a real difference in the way I was responding to stress and chaos. I decided to figure out a way to implement some form of mindfulness with my kids in the hopes that they would also benefit from the practice.… Continue reading Mindfulness & Meditation with Kids
A while ago I was inspired by a post on Instagram from Jess at Tinker Tots where she shared her little box of loose parts that she takes along in her purse for her son. It took a while but I finally put together our own little container of take along loose parts and it’s debut… Continue reading Take along loose parts
This year was our first 100 days of school project for my son who is in first grade. The assignment was pretty open ended, which I was SO excited about. All we had to do was gather 100 pieces of a particular item and arrange them in a way that could be hung on the… Continue reading 100 Days of School Project
Using some mildly wilted flowers from arrangements we had in the house, I set up an invitation to explore for my boys, ages 6 and 3 1/2. Some of the tools I included for the exploration included a bamboo cutting board, magnifying glass, child friendly knives, forks, chopsticks and a pizza cutter. Other items that I’ve… Continue reading Flower Exploration
Only a few people know this story because I was so upset by it when it happened. But, in light of recent discussions on blame, shame, accountability and the ever illusive ‘village,’ I am finding the courage to share. About a year ago, the boys and I were outside playing, as per usual. I’ll paint the… Continue reading The time the police were called to our house.
Last spring I knew I wanted to add some type of mud play area to our yard. My boys had started exploring with making mud on their own and I wanted to encourage that play to continue and develop. There are so many benefits to mud play so we welcomed the mess that would surely… Continue reading Our take on the mud kitchen
This simple and affordable set up has kept my kids entertained and engaged while providing a variety of sensory experiences. When we first put it together, it was just pebbles and trucks but an immediate attraction. I had previously collected the rocks from the beach and I much prefer putting in the extra effort then… Continue reading Pebble bin
When I was pregnant with our second child, I knew that thoughtful and gentle preparation for our oldest was going to be an important job. He has always been sensitive, curious and cautious and while I knew that it would be exciting for him, I also knew that he would need to be a part of… Continue reading Preparing your sensitive child for a new baby
Pouring is always a fun activity for little people and this pitcher is perfect for little hands. I grabbed some glasses, bowls and washcloths, of course, and filled the pitcher with water. Since it was such a beautiful day we brought our pouring supplies outside but this is also an easy way to… Continue reading Pouring fun, outside!
I’ve had a number of requests for book suggestions over the past few months so, I’ve been keeping a mental list of our favorites. I’m finally getting around to putting some of our favorites down in a blog post. I tried to separate into categories for organization purposes but there are some crossovers, of course. Clicking… Continue reading Some of our current favorite book titles!
The complete set of our in flight activity containers and two trays, ready for take off. We are heading to California this week so I’ve been gathering items to surprise my boys with for our plane ride. I picked up some new coloring books and stickers, and finally invested in some Crayola Color Wonder markers… Continue reading Traveling with trays