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  • 2nd Birthday Party Outfits: Swan Lake

    So I have a lot of photos from Lexitwin birthday party. In order to share some of them, I decided to break the posts down into parts, just like before. You…

  • What is Gentle Parenting?

      There is a lot of misunderstanding surrounding what is called “gentle parenting” or “child-led parenting” so I thought I’d clear it up a bit.…

  • Outdoor Painting

    About two months ago, I decided to explore the idea of painting on a bigger canvas than a notepad. I brought out a big roll of paper, Crayola washable tempera paints…

  • Custom Books

    I have been really digging making custom books for Lexi and seeing her response to them.   Since at this age, their world revolves around their own self, it’s helpful to show…

  • Want to be a part of Daily Mom?

    As I mentioned earlier on Facebook, we are ready to expand at Daily Mom, which means adding new team members and contributors. If you read Daily Mom and would like to be…

  • Stuff Lexi says: 24-27 months

    Right now has got to be the cutest age for talking. I know they get more complex and say even funnier things, but the cuteness probably overloads right at around 2-2.5…

  • Morning and Evening Bike Rides

    A while ago when Lexi was 1.5 years old, we decided that it was time to start biking as a family. Prior to that time, we weren’t so sure that Lexi…

  • Can we take a moment?

    Can we take a moment and appreciate the change in these two photos, taken almost precisely a year apart? How could she be so big? How can a simple year make such…

  • Toddler Gymnastics in Pictures

    I wrote about all the activities that Lexi participates in and one of her absolute favorite ones is gymnastics. There is open gym twice a week and an organized toddler tumble…

  • 2nd Birthday: The Morning of

    So it’s end of March. It’s been two months and I am ready to do a recap of Lexi’s 2nd birthday. Not too bad, considering my track record. At least it’s…

  • This happened today!

      Then 4 neighborhood kids joined and it turned into an EPIC mess, followed by a group hose-down and sunset kite flying. The 52 Weeks of Experiences is certainly making our…

  • My first NIP comment

    I’ve been breastfeeding in public for over 2 years now and based on the stories that circulate in the media this whole time I was prepared to get disapproving looks or…

  • 52 Weeks of Experiences List: The Beginning!

    If you have not read the Experience Scavenger Hunt post, go there first and then come back to participate. So the 52 weeks of Childhood Unplugged experience poll is now closed…

  • Toddler classes and activities

    One of my long time readers, Irina, suggested that I write a post about the classes/activities Lexi takes/attends and the effect that it has on her and her development. I thought…

  • Fun Toys for 12-24 Months Stage

    I have been thinking of ways of structuring this post to make it easier to read and more comprehensive and the only thing that seems to make sense is to go…

  • Toddler Routines: Meal Times

    Continuing the routines series, I would like to write about our current eating/feeding process, and a follow up post with an average week of meals. COOKING PROCESS The “cooking for Lexi”…