We’re having a minimalist holiday! Mom said that she and Dad should teach me about what Christmas is really about – giving, spreading love, and basking in the holiday cheer. She says I have so many toys already, and she really doesn’t like how the […]
A Box of Children’s Books My local library has a set of really cool boxes that kids like me can check out. They are full of children’s books and activities all centered around one theme. One box is has books that tell you about the […]
Apparently Easter is turning into a mini-Christmas these days. Mom’s words, not mine. I haven’t been around for 2 years yet, but she’s ancient (almost 30, that’s a big number, right?), so she would know better than me. According to mom, the last thing I needed for Easter was more toys.
Quality over Quantity
Mom’s on this whole new kick about limiting the amount of toys I have an replacing it with meaningful items and experiences. She’s been reading a lot more about the Maria Montessori Method, and now she sees how too many toys are a distraction, don’t actually help me learn in the best way possible, and keep my mind jumping from item to item instead of focusing on and mastering one thing. She hid a lot of my toys in the closet, and I really didn’t even notice or care because I still have a lot to play with. I guess I’m cool with it! I still have fun, so why would I complain? But she said I can never have too many books!
An Easter Basket of Thrifted Books
Last year, my basket included books, shoes, and snacks. Guess what she did this year? A BASKET OF BOOKS! She found my entire gift at the thrift store. I really love it. She found an entire collection of “Disney’s Small World Library” and purchased some of those, like Italy, Sweden, and Kenya. I also got a book about a fire engine, and a book of prayer that is just my size. I like to read it to Mama & Daddy.
Greyson Turned One Greyson’s first birthday party (September 2017) mimicked his baby shower with the colors of white, black and gold. The theme was vintage music with our record player set out and the kids creating musical instruments of their own to take home! We’ve stuck […]
Overnight Cloth Diaper Solution
I’ve been using cloth diapers since I was about a week old. After I turned one, the regular overnight cloth diaper just wasn’t working anymore, and mom was ready to throw in the towel! One day we visited our local cloth diaper shop (The Crunchy Boutique) and the owner told us about Pooters Diapers. Mom tried one and we were convinced. Now we have 3 Hemp Fitted diapers by Pooters in rotation! These diapers hold the most amount of liquid (18-31 oz), making leaks nearly nonexistent.
Hemp is Good for the Earth
Hemp makes great diapers because it can hold a lot of liquid and it is gentle enough to be in contact against the skin. Mom’s post about HEMP tells of all the great benefits of this plant. It can be food, paper, building materials, and cloth. It was used for thousands of years before it was criminalized. Hemp is antimicrobial and a lot more durable than cotton. The Constitution of the United States of America was written on hemp paper! It is an amazing plant with so many uses, and it is more eco-friendly than many of its mainstream counterparts like paper made from trees and cloth made from cotton.
Nap time & Bedtime Hemp Diaper
Mom made nap time into a photo shoot! Here’s my Pooters Hemp Fitted Diaper in action.
xoxo mamas, papas, and Tiny Green Earthling,
Children are made readers on the laps of their parents– Emilie Buchwald From Addie, Greyson’s Mom: Why we feature Greyson’s Book of the Week Access to books at home is imperative to foster high literacy and learning skills for children. No matter what your income, […]
Black, White, and Wood Tones
“Vintage modern gender-neutral nursery” – that’s Mama’s description of my all-white nursery with black triangle decal accent wall and vintage wooden furniture. Mom loves my nursery – it’s her favorite room in the house. Based on the amount of love and work she put into it, I see why! I like it a lot, too. My favorite part is the newly new “Montessori” area. It has a mirror, instruments, my rocking chair, and lots of wooden toys.