This is a great at-home Montessori practical life work for toddlers, starting around 16-18 months, through around 2.5 years old. All you need is an empty spice jar, toothpicks, and your toddler for this activity. Click to watch the video!

This is a great at-home Montessori practical life work for toddlers, starting around 16-18 months, through around 2.5 years old. All you need is an empty spice jar, toothpicks, and your toddler for this activity. Click to watch the video!


This week, my family did some baking, crafting, and reading. It was a wonderfully quiet and calm week - a great rainy chilly week in the desert!

This week, my family did some baking, crafting, and reading. It was a wonderfully quiet and calm week – a great rainy chilly week in the desert!


Ballet and tap lessons have started, we explored a really beautiful area and took family pictures, we recommend this week's books, and more! Just a packed-full week in the life of a mom-blogger.

Ballet and tap lessons have started, we explored a really beautiful area and took family pictures, we recommend this week’s books, and more! Just a packed-full week in the life of a mom-blogger.


Why I cut my hair into a pixie cut - it's not what you think. And why you need to be really careful of chronic mom-ponytail. (Seriously, read this to save your own hair.)

I found the phrase traction alopecia in a search, and I KNEW that’s what I’ve been dealing with. I immediately set out to find a traction alopecia treatment. Here’s everything I’ve been doing, and how it’s all going.


Want to know what we've been up to? Here's what we've been doing, reading, wearing, and sharing! Check out our new favorite vitamins, the cutest baby outfit, a kite that actually flies, and all of our current favorite books.

Want to know what we’ve been up to? Here’s what we’ve been doing, reading, wearing, and sharing! Check out our new favorite vitamins, the cutest baby outfit, a kite that actually flies, and all of our current favorite books.


Living in the desert has tons of benefits - here are just 7 of them. From no mosquitoes and gorgeous landscapes to beautiful wildlife and more.

Living in the desert has tons of benefits – here are just 7 of them. From no mosquitoes and gorgeous landscapes to beautiful wildlife and more.


Six years old is an emotionally challenging time! But we can get through it. Here’s how I’m helping my six year old through the emotional turmoil of being six.


This October, Henry and I attended the 2016 ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegs, NV. Here are all of the awesome baby gear, toys, and brands we saw!

This October, Henry and I attended the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegs, NV. Here are all of the awesome baby gear, toys, and brands we saw!


Non-Food Halloween Treats: 11 Last-Minute Ideas

[tps_header] Every year, Halloween seems to sneak up on me. It’s not a huge deal for us for costumes so far, because mainly my kids dress up from things they already own, but when it comes to goodies to pass out, sometimes I get caught in the lurch. Saved by Amazon Prime – I can


As I soothed my four year old son in the middle of the night, I realized I've come full circle in these wee hours. So many emotions and memories, and I'm so glad to be able to soothe him, as his mother.

The big kids were tucked away in their beds, and my husband and I were watching a movie on Netflix while I nursed Henry. We heard whimpering from the kids’ room, so we paused the movie so my husband could check it out. It was Joey, but he was still asleep. It’s about the saddest


We decided to take the kids on a surprise field trip! Check out our visit to the California Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro Facility. We had so much fun feeding the horses carrots!


When so much of our lives is scheduled, routine, or obligatory, it’s important to embrace the times when we can truly go with the flow. And outdoor play is one of those times.



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