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A Montessori-Minded Mom’s Educational Gifts for 4 -Year – Olds

To spend an afternoon with a four-year-old is to witness a child’s personality in full bloom. These preschoolers are bouncing with boisterous energy and brimming with imagination. Purchasing educational gifts for 4-year-olds is rewarding for everyone – the child, the parent, and the gift-giver. According to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, unlike […]

Constipation in Toddlers: Remedies For Natural Relief At Home

A constipated toddler requires some of the most stressful tasks of parenting small children: getting them to eat, cleaning bodily fluids, and potty training. We know that if you’re googling “constipation in toddlers remedies” at 10 o’clock after your exhausted and uncomfortable child finally fell asleep, you need answers pronto! We hear you, my friend! […]

Life Beyond the Tantrum: Emotional Development in Toddlers

Once you’ve had the pleasure of witnessing your normally well-behaved child completely lose it in the middle of a public space, you truly understand the power of toddler emotions.  They go big, and we go home. While embarrassing, tantrums are now recognized as a developmentally appropriate reaction to a toddler’s inability to regulate their emotions.  […]

The Best Montessori Toys for 1 Year Olds

For many parents who adore the infant phase, there’s nothing like gazing into your little one’s eyes and cozying up for a chubby baby snuggle. I’m glad that parents like that exist, but I am NOT one of them.  I live for the full-contact, no bowl of food left upended, won’t-go-but-doesn’t-want-to-stay days of toddlerhood.  First […]