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Benefits of Fewer Toys


The Benefits of Fewer Toys “You are always teaching your kids, and sometimes you even use words.” -Rob Bell As many of you know, I've a true believer in the benefits of fewer toys. Not only does this benefit the development of the child, but also the well-being of the parents. The above quote inspired ...

2018 Top Toy List 2018 Top Holiday Toys

2018 Top Holiday Toys [the simple list]

Disclaimer: This isn't your typical list of the "2018 Top Holiday Toys"--instead it's the simple + intentional one. There's nothing like the joy on a child's face when he's ripping through a pile of gifts on Christmas morning. Or perhaps it's a slow and steady rush that comes across during gift-giving on eight nights of ...

Excess Toys May Cause Decision Fatigue in Childhood

If you’ve ever looked in your closet and thought “I have nothing to wear,” but you really have a hundred different options, then you’ve experienced decision fatigue. Decision fatigue – it’s a phrase you may have heard before, but did you know that it also applies to children? If you are unfamiliar, the research surrounding ...

The 15 Toys Your Kids Might Actually Need This Year

Children change like the wind. As they grow, their interests, abilities, and educational needs change as well. But what if their toys didn't need to change right along with them? I am here to tell you that it's possible. When it comes to the holidays, it can be easy to make impulse purchases. But if ...

How to Choose the Best Toys

Not all toys are created equal. When it comes to choosing toys for my own kids, I choose carefully. I prefer to select open toys. Most importantly, open-ended toys that evoke imagination and creativity. These toys can be used by kids of all ages, interests, and both genders. I want to buy toys that are ...

What do you give as birthday gifts?

SFP 51: What do you give as birthday gifts?


Gifting at birthday parties can be tricky for those trying to be intentional. In today's episode I discuss my personal favorite gifts to give at parties. LINKS: Seedling Craft Kits Back to the Roots Garden National Geographic Little Kids This post contains affiliate links