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Lifestyle Motherhood

10 Natural Toys & Holiday Gifts for Kids

December 2, 2012

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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Food + Recipes

Warm Apple Crisp

June 10, 2012

Who doesn’t love a warm Apple Crisp topped with ice cream? This recipe from The Waldorf Kindergarten Snack Book is simple, comforting, healthy and delicious! Gather Lots of apples (I usually use about 6 Pink Lady apples) 4-5 cups oats (I use GF Harvest Organic Gluten-Free Rolled Oats) 1 stick of butter, melted (or 1/2 cup melted Organic Earth Balance) 1/2 cup maple syrup 2 tablespoons Safflower oil Pinch of Sea salt Love Method 1. Peel and Slice the apples. (An old-fashioned apple…

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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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