I spend too many hours dreaming up ways for us to become a world schooling family but right now logistics just say it isn’t possible. So until then I will lust after these beautiful Instagram accounts and travel along virtually with them. If you could travel anywhere in the world with your family where would you go? Right now I would love to go to Australia but I also want to take them to Spain and Costa Rica….and basically everywhere.
We love to spend time in nature as a family but sometimes getting out of the house can be a struggle. I love to look for inspiration and motivation by perusing Instagram and following these adventurous families. Who are your favorite nature loving Instagram accounts to follow?
I have dreams that we will sell all our belongings, buy and Airstream and travel the country. However, I don’t know if that is totally realistic for us but maybe we could sell our big things, put our most prized items into storage and rent an Airstream for a month or two – sounds reasonable right? Well until then I can dream and live vicariously through these families who make Airstream living look easy.
The children’s book obsession is so real at our house and I am constantly finding myself looking for new books to add to our ever growing list of books. We easily take out 20-30 books from the library each week reading them over and over again until they are due back – or lets be honest until we owe fines on them because I am the worst at renewing/returning books. These days I find most of my book recommendations from Instagram and while I have a number of accounts I follow here are a few that I am loving right now.
@readingisourthing | Reviews and book lists featuring picture books and middle grade books.
Summer and her two children have created a beautiful Instagram and website filled with book reviews that really dive into what the book is about and why you should add it to your reading list. She has also created an inventory of book lists based around topics and themes that will satisfy your little and big readers.
@the_reading_doctor | The Reading Doctor. Regular prescriptions of the best in children’s books.
The Reading Doctor is a newer account and a recent find of mine and it is quickly becoming an obsession of mine. The Doctor is handing out prescriptions for books to cure everything from learning to let go, to feeling empowered and even for mums! What could you or your little one use a prescription for?
@littlebooksbigworld | Little Books Big World – ECEd•Mom•KidLit•LiteracyAdvocate•Writer
Have you ever been curious what is behind those beautiful book covers? Little Books Big World is serving up not only amazing book reviews/features but also a glimpse into the book which is so helpful when it comes to buying/borrowing books. I love “flipping” through the pages while I add yet another book to our ever growing book list.
@ourbookbag | By Carie Helm Sharing children’s books we love and explorations at our local library. Vancouver, BC.
Carie has carefully curated an Instagram account that will have you excited to take your little ones to the library and stock up on all the books. Her reviews provide a little sneak peek into the books with a dash of her own experiences, a glimpse at where they life and links to other resources to keep your feed filled with books.
Happy Friday Friends! We have spent most of this week preparing for baby. It’s been all about the decluttering, sweeping, organizing and making sure we are ready to go at anytime. I have to say having a homebirth really keep you motivated to keep the house in some sort of order. This weekend will be more of the same as well as soaking up these last moments as a family of four. Enjoy your weekend!
The sun is out and we have been loving these swimsuits.
When life just becomes all about the snacks.
Can you relate to this mom and her strong willed toddler?
The first year of motherhood – highs and lows and the beauty of it all.
Upgrading to three rows – what’s the best choice?
The hot topic of screen time and one families approach.
Looking for kid friendly and allergy friendly meal ideas? Look no further than here.
A gentle Montessori approach to assist your child in playing independently.
And lastly, get inspired by one the YouTube videos by this mama.
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Lovin’ Young House Love…
If you haven’t check out this blog yet then you should get on it already, but beware it may consume hours of your life. Lately I have been checking out their DIY projects for Clara and now I want to make Edith this doll house, kitchen and latch board.
I was checking out Zulily this morning and found that gDiapers AND Zutano are both of sale there right now! Of course I ended up ordering a few Zutano sunhats for Edith because they are honestly the best sunhats ever however make sure you order a size up they seem to run a little small (or Edith just has a big head).
Q: What are you favorite links around the web today? Share in the comments!
Gifts For Moms…
For the casual mom this top would be perfect (hint hint Neil).
Elena has a great post on maintaining a relationship with your partner while having a new baby.
We have been having a great debate over what to do with cloth diapering (more on that in another post) but here is a good post on cloth diapering on a budget.
I’m all about lounge wear but I could sure use these tips to make myself look a little more put together.
Blog Post I Wish I had Read…
We have long past the Fourth Trimester but I wish had read this post back when Edith was born.
We are leaning towards the Montessori philosophy and I just came across this blog and this great post on Montessori for infants and toddlers.
Over on RWT…
To enter my More Peas, Thank You giveaway!
Food For Thought…
Do you ever find yourself asking –> Why Is Everyone Always Giving My Kid Junk Food?
Just because your married and have children doesn’t mean you can’t still have date nights, here are 10 Unique Ideas .
Stay Calm and Parent On…
This is such a great post on ways to be a patient parent. My favorite tips are #3, 5, 6, 14, 21 and of course 25.
I still haven’t mastered looking cute like this while wearing a skirt or dress and babywearing.
Check out my Monday links on RWT.
I am already wishing it was October so I could make these DIY onesies.
Since I love to show off Edith’s cloth diapers she lives in baby legs when we are at home so it would be great to make our own.
It’s too late for this but maybe IF (big if) we decide to go for round two we have to try this …or we need to become newborn photographers.
Have too many old t-shirts that you don’t know what to do with? Why not make them into rompers?
I am dying to make Edith a little kitchen of her own for her birthday and have been looking for inspiration here is one I found recently.
I love this reflexology guide to your babies feet (or your own really).
I am in love with this beautiful photo.
I am lusting after this bike contraption– where can I get one?!?
The top 100 children’s books– how many have you read? I have read 8 out of the top 10.