Let’s face it. A lot of toys these days are all flash and no substance. That’s why I use the Montessori method as my guidepost for selecting toys for every age and stage. Today we’re scoping out the best Montessori toys for 2 year old toddlers. We’ll use the Montessori perspective on early child development […]
“The unimaginable” is how the loss of a child is described in Hamilton, and for most of us, nothing could be more true. When someone’s child dies, the grief the parents experience puts them in a unique position that is both unfair and extremely isolating. Being surrounded by loving support goes a long way for […]
Buying for children can be tough, whether they're your children or not. Here is a list of gifts for 2 year olds that are educational, practical, developmentally-appropriate, and fun!
Miscarriage gifts don’t take away the pain of pregnancy loss. But having been through 4 losses myself and worked with thousands of women experiencing loss, I can confidently say that there’s something especially helpful about having loved ones take the time to create a care package or send gifts for miscarriage. What most people don’t […]
When you’re experiencing pregnancy after loss, it may feel overwhelming, or it may seem nothing short of miraculous. For many women, it’s both. One thing that helps some mamas is leaning into the idea of having a rainbow baby. Why not help yourself connect with the baby in your belly by adorning your new addition […]
Most of us underestimate what it will be like grieving during the holidays. “The most wonderful time of the year” often leaves people experiencing grief filled with emotions they may not have expected–most commonly, those of sadness and loneliness. This was my experience during the holidays when I was going through recurrent miscarriage. And I […]
There are a lot of admirable careers, but nurses who help deliver babies probably deserve some of the top spots. That’s why so many expectant moms and dads find themselves wondering whether they should be purchasing gifts for labor & delivery nurses. Let’s think about it for a moment – childbirth is no easy feat, […]
When we prepare baby registries and plan nurseries, we get excited about all the precious things our new babies will need. But a major essential is missing during all this new baby preparation–focus on what YOU need too, mama, including postpartum must haves! Dreams of cute babies get you through the harder moments of pregnancy, […]
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 […]
Wondering what to buy a new mom for herself? Here’s a list of the best gifts for new moms--things she won’t ask for that are not for the baby!