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…… Continue reading 12 Eco-friendly, Minimalist, Meaningful Children’s Gifts That Last
We have been very lucky to live in a place where it’s windy in the afternoons. Not too windy, but just enough to be able to fly kites every day. The other day we went out in the center of our village, and all the kids wanted to try Adèle’s kites. We took 3 different…… Continue reading Super Easy, Fast and Fun DIY Origami Paper Kite That Really Flies!
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COFFEE PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS My mom wrote a picture book about painting with raw cacao for Adèle, so of course she wanted to try and make her own “chocolate paintings.” Adèle has never actually eaten chocolate due to caffeine (stimulant) and sugar content and I am in the process of quitting chocolate/raw cacao. So, instead,…… Continue reading Coffee Painting Techniques for Beginners
MINDFUL MOMENT FOR BUSY MOMS AND DADS AND THEIR KIDS Every day when I sit in front of my computer to write, I am bombarding with ads and distractions. It’s a constant struggle to limit information overload and I’ll talk about that in a separate article. What I’d like to share today is a new…… Continue reading Mindful art Activity: Watercolor Salt Painting Technique
MINDFUL MOMENT FOR BUSY MOMS AND DADS AND THEIR KIDS Every day when I sit in front of my computer to write, I am bombarding with ads and distractions. It’s a constant struggle to limit information overload and I’ll talk about that in a separate article. What I’d like to share today is a new…… Continue reading Mindful Moment: Watercolor Salt Painting Technique
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…… Continue reading How to get First 2-4 Years Right – Dr. Gabor Maté’s Compassionate Inquiry Workshop Summary
KIDS’ ART STUDIO ON THE GO If you read my post about How to Set up an Art Studio for Kids, you know how important it is for your child to have a creative space of their own. But how can your child continue creating (and using messy art supplies like paint) if she is…… Continue reading Kids’ Art Studio on the Go