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!


Lately, my daughter has been more into Real Kitchen Stuff. Wanting to help wash, peel, and cut fruits and veggies. Stirring and pouring. Wearing her little apron. Sweeping and cleaning spills. And standing inside the refrigerator, door open, scanning for snacks. So I figured it was time for a fully-functional toddler kitchen.


One of the things my husband and I decided to do as Anneliese’s second birthday approached (it’s today!) was to change her room around a bit, adding a “big girl bed” for her, and a floor bed for Joey (so hopefully he can take some naps in there). I had found this great twin storage


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Triad Retail Media for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. The new Fisher-Price Little People Animal Sounds Zoo arrived on my doorstep last week for Anneliese to review, and I set to work assembling it while my daughter looked on, intrigued, and handed me


International Babywearing Week starts today! I don’t have a huge touching story to share, and I can’t tell you that babywearing is central to my parenting thus far, especially since my daughter refuses to be worn inside the house (though on errands and outings she is happiest in my ring sling or my soft structured


Yesterday I hit 20 weeks in this pregnancy. A lot of people will say, “Wow, 20 weeks! You’re halfway through! But that’s only part true… while a pregnancy may last 40 weeks on average, for some reason (as I mentioned before) it’s measured from the first day of the last menstrual period, so for the



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