Do you ever feel like your job title is CEO- Chief Entertainer Only....for your toddler? Well, what if I told you there are ways to not only get your toddler or preschooler to play by themselves more often? And if involved fewer toys than you'd expect? And would help with their brain development? Would you be interested? No, it's not magic. But with a few simple changes to ... Read More »
The Best Open-Ended Toys Your Toddler Will Love!
Over the past year, I've become an unlikely warrior for the importance of open-ended toys. I say unlikely because before becoming a mom toys were not something I ever gave much thought to. I assumed my kids would have all the brightly colored, battery-operated toys we see in commercials. But if you've been around my site for a while you know that I also consider myself a ... Read More »
The 10 Best Books on Minimalism & Simple Living
Do you consider yourself a beginner when it comes to minimalism and simple living? Or are you further along in your journey and looking for some fresh inspiration? Here are the 10 best books on minimalism and simple living for beginners and experienced declutterers alike. I know I got my start in this lifestyle from Marie Kondo's book, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" ... Read More »
How to Reduce Toy Clutter In 5 Easy Steps
Is your house starting to look more like a toy store than a home? Or are you sick of moving around piles of toys that your kid barely plays with? Here are 5 simple steps I use to reduce toy clutter in my home without feeling guilty or going insane. But first, I want to talk about what you will gain when you minimize toy clutter in your house. I'm not a psychologist, but ... Read More »