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