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25 Acts of Kindness + Joy Advent Calendar

Yes, this Christmas season looks different. But some things are the same. Like, my friend Sarah's thoughtful and evocative reflections during advent, which I look forward to every year. And, […]

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Activities for Little Ones this Week

Since we're well over a month into this stay-at-home time, we've discovered a rhythm to our days that feels good. Like most children, Theo thrives on routine, and so keeping […]

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When You Need Screen Time: Sweet Videos for Little Ones

How is everyone doing? I will start this post by stating the obvious--healthcare workers, emergency responders, essential personnel who keep us fed, deliver our mail, pick up our garbage are […]

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Summer Bucket List for 2019

In my childhood years, I remember summers as long, hot and humid lazy days where boredom inspired creativity—building forts and creating clubhouses with friends, playing make-believe in the fields and […]

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Travel Tips: Packing List of Activities for Three Year Olds

This is the second post on what to pack in your suitcase to entertain your toddler while traveling. The first was for two year olds, and this one gives updated […]

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Five Favorite Picture Books

The Pacific Northwest is covered in a haze of smoke right now, which seems to be a new reality for late summer weather. The loss of lives and homes are […]

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Travel Tips: Packing List of Activities and Toys for Toddlers

My word for this year is ACTION. Because sometimes it's easy to get caught up in dreams and planning and the day-to-day activities of life and never actually take action. […]

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Six Indoor Activities for Toddlers

It may be Spring, but here in the Pacific Northwest, the weather is still mostly cool and gray and rainy. To keep us from going crazy, we have to get […]

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10 Favorite Board Books for Babies

According to my mom, I started reading when I was three years old. She must be right, because I attended Montessori school from age three to five, and most of […]

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Activities for Sick One Year Olds

My sweet little Theo has spent the first week of his second year with a wicked cold, complete with coughing, sneezing and an incessant runny nose. He got it from […]

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