Since Maus first became aware of Barbie, she has known that her mother will not have Barbie in the home. At some point last year Barbie appeared at her grandparents house, and Maus is able to play with her there, but she doesn’t come home. We had Barbie under control I thought, the Barbie-boundaries were […]
The play food in our toy kitchen has been getting a lot of use recently. Mostly for pretend picnics, but occasionally for something completely different.
Play food selection available seems to be exploding of late. Typing “play food” (filtered by toys) into the search bar on Etsy yields 1716 items (at my last check). That […]
We decided that when Cub was born we would give his big sister a special present that would help her feel connected to the “baby” things going on around her. I was looking forward to having a newborn snuggled in my sling again, but was also a […]
Our sling has been an invaluable bit of ‘baby gear’ from the very beginning, and still continues to get frequent use. I look forward to toting the newest family member in this same sling. And just wait until you see what Mausi is getting when the new babe is born!
Now that you know how I […]
We’re planning to get Mausi a special doll for Christmas. A “baby” of her own to play with, and one for her to have when her sibling arrives. I’ve ordered one from a local toy-store, but I had to be particular and wanted one with brown eyes. We’ll see whether this one makes it from […]
We seem to be stuck between two puzzles at the moment. Simple peg puzzles just don’t seem to cut it anymore, yet more complex puzzles are still just a smidge out of Mausi’s reach.
After watching Mausi fly through her two peg puzzles again in the middle […]
When I first set about planning what to pack for our recent flight overseas I had in mind all of the wonderful things I would bring for Mausi. I would make play dough I told myself; I would take her wooden animal figures, and new books she hadn’t yet seen…
What we ended up taking, […]
From deep within an enchanted forest in the southwest United States come Mama West Wind‘s delightful waldorf-inspired gnomes, animals and other magical peg dolls.
Becca, Mama West Wind herself, is a mixed-media artist with a love of fibres and also holds a Masters of Fine […]
If you are as on top of things as I am, you’ll have looked at the calendar in the last few days and will have realized that Easter is this week-end! How did that happen? So, with the holiday nearly upon us, here are 5 great last-minute ideas for a natural Easter basket…
1. Wool […]
Yes, that’s right, that’s exactly what this is!
I’ve always said that cockroaches were the one creepy crawlie I really didn’t like. So much so, that I’m embarrassed to admit that I found it difficult to even give the creature the respect it is due…afterall it has survived countless millenia and is one […]
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