Archive for May 2016

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Plugging Along

Fiona and I are still breastfeeding at nine months of age. Juliet and I finished nursing around this time, and I’m a little surprised Fiona and I were able to make it this far. Breastfeeding has always been one of the things I dreaded whenever I had a new baby coming. My experiences with Drake […]

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A Montessori style baking activity for a two year old

Fostering independence is really important in Montessori. “Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed” is a famous quote by Maria Montessori. I find teaching my child or allowing my child to be independent increases their sense of self, their self confidence and improves their skill level. Most often […]

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When To Move Bedtime?

Jackson has always been a pretty fantastic sleeper. He’s loved to sleep from the time he was a very tiny baby, and he blew through the majority of the major sleep regressions without too much trouble. Of course, the flip side of having a kid who has high sleep needs is that when he’s deprived of […]

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The Cutest Swim Suits and The Best Sunscreens

I was putting together a post about the cutest swimsuits for little ones filled with swim suits that cover from the sun without sacrificing on the cute, when I came across a summer ’16 article on sunscreen. It listed all the best/safest sunscreens* and a list of the worst. Since I have owned a few sunscreens […]

The Emotional Road

I always knew having children was going to be an emotional experience. From the moment you are given that precious new person to hold and to care for, it’s like a neverending roller coaster of highs and lows. You fall so deeply in love with this amazing person, but you also deal with crippling exhaustion, unending […]

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Montessori Flower Arranging

Flower arranging is a really popular Montessori activity. Besides teaching children about flowers, it’s great for developing fine motor skills when cutting (if picking and trimming the flowers) and pouring. It’s a lovely way to bring some natural beauty into your home and for the child to be involved in preparing the environment. My children […]

Breastfeeding – 1 Year Milestone

I am quickly approaching Little Bug’s first birthday, which also means that I am almost to one full year of breastfeeding.  I can’t believe a whole year has gone by; it certainly doesn’t seem like that long. If I really think back about our rocky start and the months and months of crazy night time […]

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