Category: ’Infants’

5 Ideas to Make Hiking Fun for Toddlers and Preschoolers

July 15th, 2013 by Dionna - 1 Comment

I want to pass on a love of hiking and the outdoors to our children. But in order to do that, I need to make sure our hiking adventures are fun for them. The interests and motivations of little ones are different from mine: whereas I wanted escape from a desk, my toddler might be more interested in the freedom to play in the dirt. Today I’m sharing 5 ideas to help make hiking fun for little ones.

Five Ideas to Keep Babies and Toddlers Safe from Choking

May 14th, 2013 by Dionna - 10 Comments

Ailia is the baby – and now toddler – for whom childproofing manuals are written. Her tendency to put foreign objects in her mouth has instigated three calls to Poison Control and one visit to the emergency room. Today I’m sharing some things that have helped us keep our mouther safe.

Mommy & Me Yoga

September 7th, 2012 by Dionna - 2 Comments

Lisa’s goal with Mommy and Me Yoga is to give moms tools to help their bodies and minds feel healthier and more relaxed. She understands that as moms, we sometimes ignore our own needs, and we tend to carry our stress in our muscles. Regular yoga practice can help us find inner peace and a more relaxed, fit body.

I Love You for Who You Are Right Now

April 7th, 2011 by Dionna - 29 Comments

Yesterday my ten-month-old went down the slide by himself. For months on our daily outing to the park, he sat next to me on the concrete playing with blocks or balls, watching his older brother run and play. He never went beyond arms reach, in spite of being an avid…

10 Unique Gardening Activities for Kids

March 13th, 2011 by Dionna - 33 Comments

Encouraging a Love of Dirt Gardening for me is more than just a way to save money by growing vegetables. It is humbling. Miraculous. Exhausting. It is an exercise in delayed gratification. It physically connects me to the Earth. Gardening tests my patience while strengthening my spirit. My husband shakes…

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