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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 MINIMALIST CHRISTMAS WITH KIDS

Trying to have a minimalist Christmas this year? Now that Black Friday has come and gone maybe you are wishing you would have taken advantage of some more of those limited time offers? Well, I’m here to remind you it’s not all about the gifts this Christmas. Christmas wasn’t always just about the gifts anyway. If you are a minimalist then you know consumerism is at an all-time high and it is hard not to give into temptation. You’re in…

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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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31 RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS FOR TODDLERS

Last week I wrote all about how you can have a Montessori Christmas (read more here). I listed volunteering in your community as one of the ways to celebrate the holidays. I’d like to talk more about ways we can be thankful or show our children what kindness is with random acts of kindness for toddlers. Have you heard of the phrase “random act of kindness”? I’m sure you have heard your friend say how someone paid for their Starbucks…

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HOW TO HANDLE UNWANTED GIFTS WHEN YOU PRACTICE MONTESSORI

Last week we talked all about the joys of having a Montessori Christmas. This week I want to talk more about how to handle some of the more difficult parts of being Montessori at Christmas, such as unwanted gifts. Well-meaning family can be hard to handle around the holidays. When you tell your mother in law over and over again that you do not want your toddler receiving any loud flashy plastic toys you’d think you’d be in the clear.…

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