• Newborn Sleep: Tips from a certified sleep coach

    I know sleep is a MAJOR topic for all parents, but especially parents with newborns. With your first baby you hear all about how newborns don’t sleep, but it’s worth noting that you can begin to develop good sleep habit from the start. I team up with a local certified sleep coach, Kasey Gregory at […]

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  • 100 Things to do outside with your kids

    100 Easy Outdoor Activities for Kids If you’ve been following my blog at all, you know how much I value kids spending time outside. As parents it is up to us to choose to lead the way. Here’s the thing. You don’t need to live on a huge lot of land or have direct access […]

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  • Newborn Checklist Simplified

    Being a new mom is one of the most overwhelming things you’ll ever experience. But preparing yourself for the journey doesn’t have to be. Babies NEED very few things and the best advice I can give you is to find someone whose parenting style you admire, and ask them what they found helpful and what […]

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  • The Ultimate Outdoor Gear Guide

    One of my day to day parenting goals is to get my kids outside, no matter what the weather. I also try to use positive language when speaking about the weather. We don’t sing “rain rain go away” we sing “rain rain come today” and you know what– my kids love the rain. I mean they […]

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  • Toys to Encourage Active Play

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    Best toys for toddlers When selecting toys for the kids play space I try to be very intentional. I focus on choosing things that are high quality, made of natural and eco-friendly materials, open-ended and suitable for multiple age groups. We do try to be more minimalistic in our approach but I have a ways […]

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  • Mindful Awareness

    Dragon in the Sky Guest Post By Jennifer Barrett Mother, Yoga Teacher, Mindful Awareness Educator When my oldest son was a toddler we loved to find pictures in the clouds.  Sometimes he would get frustrated that I was unable to see his dragon, and I would try to show him my duck. Then of course […]

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  • 7 Essential Playroom Spaces (and why you need them)

    So now that we have discussed the importance of play I wanted to share with you some must have spaces that will help encourage active play. While it would be great to have all these in one area of your home to reduce clutter and give kids a space that is solely designated for them […]

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  • Homemade thieves essential oil blend

    The history behind Thieves oil blend Thieves oil blend is a common blend of clove, rosemary, cinnamon, eucalyptus and citrus oils that is often used to help fight germs and boost immunity. The blend is said to be inspired by a 15th century band of thieves who covered themselves in these aromatics so they could […]

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  • Nature inspired art created by Matthew Gallo

    Written By Matthew Gallo I have been painting, drawing, sketching, doodling, scratching, and scribbling since before I can remember.  Some of the earliest pieces I created as a young artist were heavily inspired by nature and history–my dad likes to brag that I was three and drawing dogs with detailed fur.  Still to this day, […]

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