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Flower Block: Open Ended Play

Flower Block: Open Ended Play

This past December I saw a post on The Artful Parent about a toy that encourage open ended play. It was simply a wooden block with holes drilled into it and some large flowers that fit into the holes.  It was described as the most […]

My first Month eating 80-10-10, Raw Vegan

My first Month eating 80-10-10, Raw Vegan

I recently started eating Raw Vegan, following the 80-10-10 nutritional plan.  This way of eating is described as consuming mostly all raw fruits and veggies.  The percentage of calories from plant food is 80%, from plant based protien 10% and from plant based fat 10% […]

Reggio Inspired Art Work

Reggio Inspired Art Work

I’ve been bit by the Reggio bug, and we have been doing lots of “Invitation to play” activities in the home for my oldest (more to come on that).  My youngest celebrated a one year birthday recently and I decided it was about time I […]

Kale and Bean Soup 80-10-10

Kale and Bean Soup 80-10-10

My days have been packed with so much to do.  Soups and easy to throw-together meals have been saving the day lately in my kitchen.  And this time of year, Kale seems to be coming out of the ground in droves… it’s on sale sale […]

Hair Sworls, Whorls and Why We Have Them

Hair Sworls, Whorls and Why We Have Them

There is no way you can miss the cute whorls and sworls of a newborn baby’s hair.  Especially if you are his mother and you kiss that sweet baby head a million times a day.  But why does hair grow in these patterns?  Why does […]

Natural Oils for Home Pest Control

Natural Oils for Home Pest Control

I have been using essential oils for home pest control for about a year. It is the greenest, cheapest, most effective way to keep those house and plant bugs away. If you find you have an infestation problem, follow the chart below for a list […]

Dr. Sears Alt Vaccine Schedule Free Parent Worksheet

Dr. Sears Alt Vaccine Schedule Free Parent Worksheet

UPDATE: I have edited the free PDF download to include the most recent changes for the 2015 American Academy of Pediatrics Vaccine Schedule for persons 0-18 years. The suggested vaccine schedule is printed on the alternative full vaccination worksheet as a reference for parents.   This has […]

Things to do with Toddlers in Phoenix

Things to do with Toddlers in Phoenix

Whether traveling through or visiting Phoenix, here is a great list of activities that you can do with your “6 and under” crew.  The activities are categorized by indoor or outdoor, as the summers in Phoenix can be too hot for children to be outside […]

3 Day Potty Training: A Mother’s Diary

3 Day Potty Training: A Mother’s Diary

Until a month ago, I had enjoyed a potty-training-free life with my toddler.  We had cloth diapered my son for all 2 years, which gave me little monetary incentive to potty train him now, as we spend pennies per week washing his diapers.  I had […]

A DIY Father’s Day

A DIY Father’s Day

There are lots of father’s day gift ideas out there, but so many of them your children cannot make themselves.  This is a great list of projects your kids can actually make themselves for dad, even some for babies! Car shirt – turn dad into […]