What I Learned From Baby #1

With the first child, creating a baby registry can be daunting. When we created ours, we put everything imaginable on it. It’s hard to tell what you really need before you have a baby. We put too many newborn clothes than we needed. Babies grow out of newborn clothes very easily and before you knowContinue reading “What I Learned From Baby #1”

Toy Safety

It’s that time of year again. I have been searching on Amazon for Christmas gifts. I usually look pretty early and place items in my Amazon wish list for future reference. This year, we decided to get Zoey a play kitchen. At first it didn’t really matter what brand I chose. Initially I wanted toContinue reading “Toy Safety”

Review: Educational Toys from Pink Montessori

Montessori education has been around for many years. It was founded by Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori. This type of education is based on self-guided activities, hands-on learning and collaborative play. I found Pink Montessori while searching for education toys to get for my daughter Zoey. I was fortunate enough to receive a generousContinue reading “Review: Educational Toys from Pink Montessori”

The Whole-Brain Child: Chapter 5

We all have things we worry about or focus on more than others. This chapter teaches us how to help our children think of the bigger picture. The author suggests to have our children draw a Wheel of Awareness when they get overwhelmed with emotions. This wheel allows kids to see that there are otherContinue reading “The Whole-Brain Child: Chapter 5”

The Whole-Brain Child: Chapter 4

As I delve more into this book, I discover such interesting things about parenting. It may seem obvious once you read it but its the kind of thing that doesn’t really cross your mind. For instance, if a toddler was doing something bad or not eating their vegetables, the first action is to scold. InContinue reading “The Whole-Brain Child: Chapter 4”