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Essentials for a Montessori Newborn

I am around 26 weeks pregnant with my third child! It’s time for us to start making some preparations at home for the new baby. We have very few things left from when my last son was born (he’s now six years old) so it’s almost like we are starting anew. I’ve made a list […]


Gift Ideas for a Three-Year-Old

Lion will be turning three in just two short months and our parents are already asking what he wants for his birthday. To be honest, Lion really doesn’t need any gifts because he has plenty of toys, books and clothes. I’m also not sure whether we’re going to have a birthday party for him, since […]


Building a Dress Up Collection

Both of our kids love to play dress up and I think it’s great that they have so much fun with imaginative play. Lion has enjoyed dress up for quite some time and when I pick him up from school, he’s often decked out as a ninja or has a piece of construction paper taped […]


Toys Our Kids Play With on a Daily Basis (Ages 2.5 and 15 months)

It’s spring cleaning time again and as we purge items from our household, trying to minimize clutter, I realized that there are definitely certain toys that our kids not only gravitate toward but play with on an almost daily basis. Again, we get rid of what I call the “ten-minute toys” and try to only keep […]


Outdoor Toys for Spring

The weather is finally warm enough to detox my kiddos from TV and play outside. Spring through Fall we are outside all day. While we mostly play in nature, we have a few outdoor toys that have been passed along to us over the years. We break these out when all the cousins or neighbors […]


First Baby Registry Essentials

I was recently asked by a friend who was expecting her first baby what she should put on her baby registry. I thought it may be easier to just log into her Amazon account and start dropping in items for her. By the end of it, I was surprised at how overwhelming it could be! […]


Parents’ Favorite Picture Books

Our children, particularly Lion, love books. We go to the library and check out fifty books at a time and Lion devours them. He often wants to re-read the same ones over and over again, some of which we also enjoy and others that cause Mr. Dolphin and I to exchange a look. Here are some […]

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