Easter Basket Ideas for the Nature Lover

Spring is the perfect time to get outdoors and explore nature. Little children love, love, love to learn about the world they live in. They are so curious and fascinated by little critters, flowers, and in general by nature. This Easter, why not encourage their curiosity with some amazing nature-themed Easter basket ideas. Don't forget to [...]

By | 2018-03-14T10:10:27+00:00 March 19th, 2018|1-3 years old, 3-6 years old, Easter, Materials, Parenting, Spring|0 Comments

Rainbow Activities for Babies or Toddlers

With spring and St Patrick's Day approaching,  colors and rainbows are on my mind. Today, I wanted to share a small themed shelf you can set up for babies or young toddlers filled with gorgeous rainbow activities and materials! I am setting up some rainbow works for my son (5 years old) and wanted to [...]

By | 2018-03-08T09:28:08+00:00 March 11th, 2018|Baby, Materials, Parenting, Spring, St Patrick's Day|0 Comments

Positive Parenting and Peaceful Parenting Resources

Something that is so important to me and near to my heart is providing parents with resources to succeed. Whether it is learning activities or positive parenting resources, this is my true passion. I have to admit that parenting is the hardest thing that I have ever done. There are times when I feel like [...]

By | 2018-04-23T07:43:54+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Parenting|0 Comments

The Sentence That Helped Me Connect With My Children

Kids are hard. Raising confident, independent, happy, well-adjusted children that turn out to be productive members of society? It's not an easy job by any means. Not to mention all of the guilt, worrying, and constant fears that surround parenting. When you add the daily grind, the arguments about the correct color of the milk cup, [...]

By | 2018-02-22T11:03:06+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Parenting|0 Comments

Observing the child

I often get email queries from parents asking me "What activities should I present to my child?" "What can I do with a 20 month old?" "How can I get my child to enjoy writing? Maths? etc," The reality is that I cannot answer those questions for you. Of course, I can tell you what my children [...]

By | 2018-01-15T09:11:28+00:00 January 15th, 2018|1-3 years old, Home management, Montessori, Parenting|0 Comments

5 Things I Will Do to Be a Happier Mother

Parenting can be exhausting, difficult, draining, and yet completely and totally wonderful. As much as I adore my children, I think it is so easy to feel like I am just not doing good enough. Comparing myself to other parents, comparing my children to other children, and feeling just generally inadequate. It can get overwhelming. [...]

By | 2018-01-03T14:46:28+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Minimalism, Parenting|0 Comments

Tips for an Environmentally Conscious Christmas

With the holidays in full swing around us, we can often get lost in the joy, chaos, and just work of it all. While the holidays can be such a fantastic time of year, I think that there is something that we may be likely to forget - how to care for our planet Ditch [...]

By | 2017-12-14T10:10:58+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Christmas, Home management, Minimalism, Parenting|0 Comments

12+ Ideas for a Non Gift Oriented Christmas

The winter holidays - whether you celebrate St Nicholas Day, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza, etc, can all easily become fixated on what the kids will get. These holidays have such a rich background and history beyond the gifts though. This year, I am putting in a lot more effort into avoiding the gifts, getting rid of the [...]

By | 2017-12-05T09:49:48+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Christmas, Kids Activites, Minimalism, Parenting, Winter|1 Comment

Why we are telling our children about Santa Claus and some wonderful alternative traditions

The holidays are in full swing, right? Our homes are filling with the smells of cookies baking, cinnamon, mandarins, and beautiful decorations. This time of year is perfect for bonding and spending quality time together as a family. Personally, I love this time of year! It feels so magical, so delightful, and so exciting! Last [...]

By | 2017-12-05T10:37:40+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Christmas, Montessori, Parenting|0 Comments

How I am Teaching My Son and Daughter about Consent from Birth Because #MeToo

Before I say anything else, I am going to warn you - this article is raw. It's emotional. It's personal. I am sharing a part of myself, a part of my story that I have only shared with a small, tiny group of people that I know personally in my "real life". I never planned to share [...]

By | 2017-10-17T10:15:43+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Parenting|0 Comments