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The Best Montessori Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Finding Montessori-approved toys that aren’t insanely expensive can feel like a daunting task. But don’t worry, I’ve done the research for you! From busy boards to simple stacking blocks, these 20 Montessori toys are all affordable options. Plus, they’re guaranteed to keep your little ones entertained and engaged (without driving

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13 Best at Home Anti-Aging Skincare Devices (2022 Guide)

New anti-aging skincare devices are entering the market each month, it seems. Fresh, dewy skin is replacing the mid-2010s “cake face” aesthetic. Skincare is the new makeup, and beauty companies are taking note. And moisturizer alone just isn’t cutting it anymore. Elder Millennials are pushing 40 (or slightly past) and

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50+ Healthy After School Snack Ideas for Kids

Kids need healthy after school snacks that refuel mind and body. They can be a handful at this time of day: tired, cranky, and hungry (seriously, school is a lot of work!). But finding the right balance of healthy and tasty can be tricky. Ditto with serving size. After school

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Kindergarten Readiness Activities for Summer

kindergarten readiness doesn’t just mean knowing how to read and write. It’s about having the skills to be successful in a more structured learning environment. That’s why kindergarten readiness activities for summer are so important. They help kids transition smoothly into their first year of school. While summer break is

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12 Best Parenting Books of All Time (2022 Edition)

Parenting books can seem a bit daunting. You don’t want to read something that’s going to make you feel like you’re doing everything wrong, but you also want to learn how to be the best parent possible. So, where do you start? For some guidance, I’ve compiled a list of

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40+ Games for 3-Year-Olds: The Complete Guide

It’s hard to find the best games for 3-year-olds. Too big for peek-a-boo but too little for chess; it’s hard to amuse the typical 3-year-old. Caregivers are always looking for ways to keep little ones entertained. It can be tough to come up with new ideas, or figure out which

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Gentle Parenting and Discipline: What It Is and How It Works

When people hear gentle parenting, they often assume that means no discipline. But that’s not true at all. Gentle parenting isn’t about avoiding punishment, it’s about avoiding harsh punishment. Gentle discipline shuns more authoritarian measures like spanking or time in corners or belittlement. It’s a way to achieve results –

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What is Slow Parenting? Parenting with Simplicity

Slow parenting, also referred to as simplicity parenting, is a movement that advocates for a more relaxed and unhurried childhood. This style of parenting is a reaction to our fast-paced culture that often values quantity over quality. The slow parenting movement is a great deterrent from our fast-paced, digital lives.

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The Worst and Best Parenting Styles

Parenting styles vary drastically from one family (and situation) to the next. But what is the best parenting style? Is there such a thing? To an extent, yes. Some experts believe that the answer lies in understanding which parenting style works best for each individual child. Of course, there is

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