Clutter & Toy-Free Holiday Traditions

The magical holiday season is upon us. After a rough year, it seems the holidays can’t come soon enough. What a welcome distraction! There are so many wonderful things about the holidays and and so many memories to be made. But if you are like me, you might get anxious thinking about all the clutter,…

Top 12 Open-Ended & Minimalist Gifts for a 3 year old

The toddler years are the age of “I’ll do it myself”. We love encouraging that independence and “striking while the iron is hot”, so to speak. Toddler years are the perfect time to get kids helping around the house and cleaning up for themselves. We learned the hard way when our oldest children were young…

8 Tips For Keeping a Minimalist Toddler Wardrobe

We have gone through the toddler stage many times with four sons and have done things a little differently each time. Over the years we have found that we greatly prefer having less stuff and these are just some of the things that we do to help us keep an intentional wardrobe for our toddler….

7 Tips to Avoid Unwanted Gifts

A gift from a loved one is such lovely thing. And the people who give them to us are an even greater gift. A carefully wrapped present is often how people show their love for one another (hi! 👋 Me. Gifting is one of my Love Languages) and we should be grateful when we receive…

20 Open Ended Toys and Minimalist Gifts for a Two Year old

Christmas is coming (yikes, as if 2020 wasn’t stressful enough), and if you are like me, you have a 2 year old in your life to shop for. Or maybe you have family members asking what to “get” your kiddos. Toddlers can be difficult to entertain. They have that special toddler spirit that requires a…

Top 10 Educational Toys and Open Ended Gifts for One Year Old

As parents to four boys ages 20 months to 19 years, we have seen our fair share of toys. We have been gifted a ton and spent our hard earned money on more than we care to admit. Here is our here is the rundown of the best educational toys and open ended gifts for a one year old child.