DIY: Clothing Rack with Shelf

When we moved into our new home in August I knew one of the first projects we’d need to undertake was to figure out how to make our kids’ clothing accessible to them. The builder-installed shelving in their bedroom closet currently hangs at 70″ high, most definitely out of reach for a 4-year-old and a

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100+ Fun and Practical Gifts for Small Children

I can’t believe it’s already the week of Thanksgiving! Or that my youngest will be celebrating her first birthday in a few more weeks! We’ve had a pretty busy year around here, and unfortunately I wasn’t able to do many blog updates but I’m really hoping to figure out how to devote more time to

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Montessori: Create an Infant Play Space at Home

It’s been a busy few months in our household. We welcomed our newborn daughter in December and then enjoyed the Christmas holiday. We set up our infant’s play space shortly after Christmas, and now, at nearly 3 months old, time spent in this area of our home is definitely something she looks forward to every

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DIY: Montessori Baby Activity Gym

Since we’re expecting a baby this holiday season, we are slowly getting things ready for Christmas so the month of December will be one of rest and relaxation (as much as can be expected with a newborn, right?). We’ve compiled the kids’ gift lists and have been ordering some things in advance as they go

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Preparing for Baby: A Montessori-Inspired Gift Registry

Preparing for the arrival of a second child is a lot less stressful than the first since you’ve already begun to realize what things work best for your family and what may be incompatible with either your lifestyle or parenting philosophy. You most likely already have the basic necessities needed for the arrival of another

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Our Custom Advent Calendar // Day 7

4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. // Luke 2:4 For the seventh day of Advent, I created a simple yarn-wrapped Star of David. It’s an extremely easy DIY project, but wrapping

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Our Custom Advent Calendar // Day 16

15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had

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