8 THINGS TO DO WHILE BABY NAPS

While I know the common suggestion for things to do while baby naps is to “sleep while baby sleeps”, it’s just not a reality for me. Besides the fact that I have a toddler now I can’t really justify, to myself, sleeping for 3 hours a day. Beyond that, I’ve got better things to do, like making lists. My husband mentioned this the other day and it got me thinking, does he think I just sit around and nap all…

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12 MUST HAVE’S WHEN FLYING WITH A TODDLER

Flying with a toddler is hard work, let me tell you! As some of you may know my family and I recently relocated from the U.S. to Australia. At the time our daughter was 11 months old. This trip will forever go down in history as the worst travel experience of my life! I know, I know, I’m supposed to be some sort of baby guru here but sometimes you have to live it to learn it. While my husband and…

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11 PERFECT WANT NEED WEAR READ GIFT IDEAS FOR TODDLERS

If you haven’t heard of the want need wear read gift ideas for Christmas, let me explain it to you. Instead of buying your child, husband or anyone else in your family for that matter, every single thing they want on their wish list you focus on four categories with one gift for each. Want is something your family member wants. Need is something your family member needs. Wear is something your family member can wear. And lastly, read, is something…

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3 WAYS TO DEAL WITH UNWANTED HOLIDAY GIFTS AS A MINIMALIST

Last week I talked all about the ways you can have a minimalist Christmas. There are so many ways to enjoy the holidays that don’t include gifts. Unfortunately, unwanted holiday gifts are usually something you will end up having to deal with. Gift giving and receiving when you’re a minimalist can be tricky. Ever throw a party and say no gifts, and no one listens to you? Yeah me too. It’s almost worse at Christmas. I find telling well-meaning family and…

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HOW TO HAVE A MONTESSORI CHRISTMAS WITH A TODDLER

It’s that time of year again! I am so excited to start spreading the Christmas cheer this year! I want to focus more on a Montessori Christmas today. A Montessori Christmas is full of friends, family, fun, and lots of cheer. Having your toddler join the excitement is one of the best parts!   MONTESSORI CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES Whether you plan on celebrating Christmas with a big family gathering or just a small affair at your home you can still incorporate Montessori…

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