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Lifestyle Motherhood

10 Natural Toys & Holiday Gifts for Kids

December 2, 2012
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These are my top 10 selections for the most unique, handcrafted, eco-friendly, non-toxic, fair trade, natural and imaginative children’s gifts of the season! Shop consciously and support these naturally minded small businesses and work-at-home families. 1. Padraig Cottage Wool Slippers Made by hand with the finest natural materials, these adorable slippers keep feeties cozy & warm. They are light and flexible, wash well and are available in a variety of colors and sizes for the whole family. Price: $24.99 & up Where to…

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Motherhood Wellness

10 Outdoor Activities to Connect Kids to Nature

July 30, 2012
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Some of my most treasured childhood memories are of playing outdoors… swinging from a tire that my Dad tied to a big oak tree, picking ripe juicy plums, running through the sprinklers and picking red seed pods out of Magnolia tree cones. Nowadays, children hardly get outside. According to several studies, the average American child spends just four to seven minutes playing outdoors each day, and more than seven hours each day in front of an electronic device or screen. This shift profoundly impacts…

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Lifestyle Motherhood

Creating an Inspiring Playspace for Children

April 22, 2012

I wanted to create a playspace that inspires creativity and imagination and nurtures growth and development. I invested in a few key pieces that are open-ended and will grow with a child, but you don’t have to spend a lot of money to create an inspired playspace. Many items can be made by hand, found around the house, thrifted or upcycled. Simplify After our oldest turned one around the holidays, we received more toys than we knew what to do with!…

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