Montessori Activities, Preschool

Autumn Books featuring Diverse Children

We love reading books around here. Even more than that we love beautiful illustrations. Using our local library systems we have been able to read several books about Autumn featuring diverse children. If you know me, you know I’m serious about representation in literature. It is so important that children see others that look like them in their environment and…

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Food, Mama

Eating Clean: a shopping guide for organic produce

Eating Clean Feature

I don’t know about you, but when I am grocery shopping I am in one of two modes. Military Mode – because I’m shopping with my kids. I’m running recon in every aisle, (what can be knocked over, grabbed, shattered and tossed by toddlers). I’m all, “eyes forward kids, don’t touch that, keep your hands in the basket, sit down,…

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Picking Apples – Perfect Fall Activity for Young Children

We’ve done a fair amount of fruit picking in our part of the ‘Hood. Blueberries, Strawberries, Pears and Oranges. But above all, the easiest fruit to pick with small children is APPLES. Why Apples you say? Notably apple picking provides instant gratification for the young of age and at heart. Furthermore bending over, climbing or squatting is not required. My…

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