• What is Waldorf — A Spotlight on Waldorf Education

    Waldorf is a worldwide education philosophy that feels more like a way of life, as it extends from early childhood through the teenage years. The philosophy focuses on engaging the head, heart and mind with curriculum and practice that incorporates academics, arts and practical life skills. The philosophy was developed by Austrian scientist and philosopher, […]

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  • 2019 Holiday Gift Guide–Kids Bath Time

    Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links which means I earn a small commission if you choose to purchase something through my link. Baths for us are a very simple way to entertain the kids for a decent chunk of time. I have always found that adding water (in any form) makes for a happier kid–and […]

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  • 2019 Holiday Gift Guide–Baby

    Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links which means I earn a small commission if you choose to purchase something through my link. This holiday season I am working hard to be more mindful of what comes into our home–we are going to do a big purge and donate gently used toys to make room for […]

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  • 2019 Holiday Gift Guide–Toddlers

    Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links which means I earn a small commission if you choose to purchase something through my link. This holiday season I am working hard to be more mindful of what comes into our home–we are going to do a big purge and donate gently used toys to make room for […]

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  • Reggio Emilia — A Child Centered Approach to Learning

    Reggio Emilia inspired learning This article includes information from Lee Longo, the director of Sound Beach Day School. Reggio Emilia is a philosophy of early childhood and primary education that dates back to right after World War II–created by Loris Malaguzzi in the villages surrounding Reggio Emilia, Italy. The Reggio Emilia philosophy starts with the […]

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  • Importance of Early Childhood Education

    As a public school educator, I’m naturally very drawn to learning about the best ways to educate children. While I don’t believe that one size fits all, I do feel that there are some specific philosophies that really focus on following the child, emphasizing nature, prioritizing outdoor time, encouraging independence and incorporating more sustainable materials into the classroom. My top […]

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  • Dealing with sleep regressions

    Sleep regressions (or for better perspective–“transitions”) Sleep regressions aren’t actual “regressions” but more transitions as this article describes. It’s important to remember that sleep is not a linear process. There will be ups and downs. The best advice, from my personal experience, is to closely observe your child–pay attention to their behavior (are they going […]

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  • Top 10 art supplies for kids

    Importance of art and creating for children With the shift towards academics in the early years and the rise of Pinterest worthy crafts, moms often feel they have to be setting up elaborate projects or doing worksheets. Neither of which are really all that helpful in early childhood. Children need freedom to create. So providing […]

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  • Baby sleep coaching: methods and myths

    Sleep “training” Let’s talk about something that is somewhat controversial in the mom space. As someone who focuses on natural and gentle parenting (as best I can), I’m also a mama who cannot function without decent sleep. I am prone to PPD and PPA (and deal with high functioning anxiety on a daily basis) and […]

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  • Mindfulness: Beanie baby body scan

    Beanie Baby Body Scan Guest Post By Jennifer Barrett Mother~Yoga Teacher~Mindful Awareness Educator One of my favorite mindful awareness practices to facilitate with grown ups is a body scan meditation. The practice invites us to purposefully bring attention to various parts of our body, and to simply notice any sensations or lack of sensations in […]

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