12 Eco-friendly, Minimalist, Meaningful Children’s Gifts That Last

12 Eco-friendly, Minimalist, Meaningful Children’s Gifts That Last

Last year I made the Ultimate List of Eco-friendly, Minimalist Gifts for Kids and it has been my most popular post ever since. This year, I wanted to add a few more items to the list, so that's how this post came about. I asked the following questions to find the best, eco-friendly, minimalist gifts [...]

How to get First 2-4 Years Right – Dr. Gabor Maté’s Compassionate Inquiry Workshop Summary

How to get First 2-4 Years Right – Dr. Gabor Maté’s Compassionate Inquiry Workshop Summary

With our thoughts we create the world. This year I attended Dr. Gabor Maté's Compassionate Inquiry workshop online. For those of you who do not know, Dr Maté is world reknown for his revolutionary work on childhood development, parenting, AD(H)D (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder) and addiction. He was awarded the Order of Canada, has authored [...]

Sunshine Blogger Award: Most Inspirational Parenting Blogs

Sunshine Blogger Award: Most Inspirational Parenting Blogs

SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD: Most Inspirational Parenting Blogs The Sunshine Blogger Award is a peer recognition award that connects bloggers who have inspirational sites. I only launched Rainy Day Sunny Play six months ago, so receiving a nomination for the award from Ashley at Happy Homeschool Mum was such a wonderful surprise! I feel humbled and grateful, [...]

Why We Use Only Natural Crayons (and You Should, too!)

Why We Use Only Natural Crayons (and You Should, too!)

ARE CRAYONS SAFE? Crayons are probably the most used art materials for kids, but are they safe? The answer is NO! Mainstream crayons are full of harmful products like paraffin  wax (petroleum), plastic (glitter), chemical pigments and even carcinogens like phthalates (fragrances), lead and asbestos (in 2015)! Asbestos is deadly both if ingested and inhaled (even in [...]