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Creative, Not Crafty: 5 Easy Ways to Foster Creative Storytelling & Play

Fostering Creativity

Jennifer of the simply fabulous Classic Play asked me about how I encourage creativity as a mom. I was thankful for a chance to be involved in her great website because I BELIEVE in classic play, and excited to work with Jennifer because she’s incredibly talented and super sweet. Here’s me getting a little personal ... Read more...

Gifting: The Good, The Bad & The Rude

A Good Gift

The Minimalist Mom asked “Is it rude to ask for no gifts?” in her quest for a simpler lifestyle and less toy clutter. I flipped that question on its head and asked, “Is it rude to buy bad gifts?” in today’s post over on Modern Parents Messy Kids. When buying kids’ gifts for birthday parties or ... Read more...

Three Lessons from Rotating Toys

Toy Rotations, Better

Do you remember Triple T Mum’s post on toy rotation where she shared those amazing toy rotation checklist printables? In that post she applied our toy rotation method, so I asked her if she’d follow up after a few rotations to share with all of us what worked and what didn’t. First, if you missed ... Read more...

Road Trip Ready

Road Trip Ideas

As many of you know, we’ve been road-tripping lately. Through my travels I’ve found some winning ideas that have made the long ride an enjoyable trip instead of a dreaded nightmare! I share those ideas today over at Modern Parents Messy Kids. Head on over for more… Read more...

Toy Rotation – The Rest of The Story

Toy Organization & Rotation

In my post Shopping in Your Toy Closet I explain how rotating toys can benefit your family in so many ways, particularly in deepening your child’s experiences and increasing focus and learning during play. Then in How to Rotate Toys I share a simple toy rotation method. Fantastic. But, some of you still had some great questions ... Read more...