The list includes a variety of price points, but overall gives a nod to many local businesses as well as non-toxic items to add to your home — nary a chocolate box or rose in sight!
Children who are outside are healthier, happier, show fewer instances of ADHD, have a greater appreciation for the environment, and learn healthy, risk-taking skills.
If going on social media triggers you to feel shame or like you’re not doing enough for your family, don’t get on it. Unfollow or mute the “supermoms” who make you feel bad about yourself. I’d contend that social media is the no. 1 destroyer of joy and it will be no different this holiday season.
If I may, I believe Montessori is the perfect solution for parents who’ve chosen not to put their children in preschool or Mother’s Day Out this fall, who want a laid back yet enriching home environment, don’t want to miss out on learning, and want to truly engage with their child in a meaningful way.
So while our culture tends to glorify pregnancy as a time to eat whatever you want since you’re “eating for two,” I approached my pregnancies with a different mindset. I knew that healthy food choices would lead to a healthier pregnancy.
We live in an age where we can read about the experience of 50 different moms’ experiences breastfeeding within an hour and yet I’ve found all that really did for me was lead to overwhelm. Anyone with a platform can spew misinformation about breastfeeding.
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