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Simplifying the holidays: Easter edition

Reading Time: 2 minutes     Reliving the childhood magic of holidays through the eyes of our children is one of the highlights of parenthood. At the same time, holidays can present a conundrum for those of us who are trying to simplify and focus on the things that matter most to us. How do we create holiday fun without the consumerist frenzy that …

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How Santa Fits In With Authentic Parenting

Reading Time: 4 minutes My views regarding Santa have mellowed. I used to be pretty fixed in my anti-santa stance. These days I think I’m a little more balanced. I once viewed the whole Santa thing as nothing short of deception and manipulation. A time where it’s suddenly ok to send weird and contradictory messages to children… “Yes, go sit on that unfamiliar, strange …

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Home Made Gift Kits For Kids

Reading Time: 4 minutes Sensory Play Kit Even as an adult I love sensory play activities! Imagine delving your hands into a whole tub of water beads, styrofoam balls, coloured rice, scented cloud dough and of course some good old regular play dough. Lego Travel Kit This is the perfect kit all ready to take travelling, to a cafe or just for at home …

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A Homemade Holiday: Awesome DIY Ornaments

Reading Time: 4 minutes ‘Tis the season for creating warm memories and beautiful crafts! I have such fond memories of ornaments as a child. Bringing out the boxes with salt dough, paper plate creations, glitter and glue. Each one was a reminder of how much time had passed and all of the experiences held in that timeframe. I hope to give my own kids …

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A Homemade Holiday: Gifts That Kids Can Make

Reading Time: 3 minutes Handcrafted gifts are a unique, sentimental, and heartwarming approach to the holidays; and gift giving, in general. There’s no quicker way to fill a parent, grandparent or friend’s heart with warm fuzzies than a useful and beautiful gift created by the hands of their favorite tiny humans. We will be curating a series on homemade this holiday season. We will …

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Creating Family Traditions

Reading Time: 6 minutes I love Christmas and the holiday season’s festivities and celebrations. No matter what you believe or celebrate, this is a period when families spend extra time together and is a perfect opportunity to create beautiful memories and special traditions. So I’ve gathered some ideas and included a few of our own traditions to form a bit of a selection. Incorporating …