Our very large list of books with ratings
May06

Our very large list of books with ratings

Books have been a major part of our child’s life since her first week of life. We have read her several books a day from the time she was a wee little thing. I believe that habit has been one of the reasons she has become such a strong reader. Being a homeschooler, books have a particularly prominent place in our daily lives. Tahra started reading at 2.5 years old and currently, at 4.5 years old, she is easily reading at 2nd to...

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Why Time Seems To Move Faster When You Are Older
May16

Why Time Seems To Move Faster When You Are Older

The clicking of the passing of time seems even louder now that I am a mother, watching it unfold in full 3d and technicolor every time I look at my daughter and realize she is yet another inch taller, or by doing a quick scan through the pictures on my phone and noticing how much she has changed in a year. Have I changed that much,  just in different ways? I have tried in vain to slow down the constant reminder by living in a way that...

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Interactive Play Exhibit for Kids (Free)
Jan20

Interactive Play Exhibit for Kids (Free)

An amazing exhibit has just opened in NYC and will run through May 15th, 2015, The Wonder of Learning Exhibit (The Hundred Languages of Children) based on the work of the children and teachers of Reggio Emilia in Italy. The Reggio Emilia approach is an educational philosophy for preschool and primary education that has been hailed as some of the best in the world. The emphasis in on exploration, community and a supportive self guided...

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Letters To Our Daughter: Hurricane Sandy and Birthdays
Mar21

Letters To Our Daughter: Hurricane Sandy and Birthdays

The Letters to our Daughter posts consist of some excerpts of the diary we have written to her since  we found out I was pregnant.   November 3rd, 2012 – 4 Months Old My Dear Baby girl On the 28th of October we were getting ready to celebrate daddy’s birthday and a hurricane was scheduled to hit NYC. It ended up hitting  New York City the following night. Hurricane Sandy left half of NY without light and a lot of people in...

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A Beautiful Solution For Your Most Special Digital Pictures (and a bonus)
Feb13

A Beautiful Solution For Your Most Special Digital Pictures (and a bonus)

If you are anything like me, you have more digital pictures than prints of your child, your trips, and most important event in your life. I proudly announced at the end of last year that I had 8000 pictures on my phone (all dutifully backed up) from the previous year. Most of them were pictures of my daughter, little moments in life I would never experience again but that were, hopefully forever, stored in digital format for me to...

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Snow Boots for Toddlers that Work!! (Happy Baby rating)
Jan03

Snow Boots for Toddlers that Work!! (Happy Baby rating)

So I must clarify here that I have NOT received any incentive to write this (no money, no free samples, not even a message from the company). The only reason I am featuring this product here is because it rocks and because I wanted to share that with other parents who might be struggling to find the right snow boots for their kids, like we were. We have finally found them and thought we’d share. Tahra has been walking since she...

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