Four Simple Things #12

What we are eating: Sharing Gratitude Kombucha

I love kombucha and this is my very favorite kind right now. Carrot, ginger, turmeric...I just can't get enough of it. This type of fermented drink is great for keeping a healthy, balanced gut.

What we are playing: The recorder

I like to buy "real things" in lieu of toys when possible. This is the best-worst "real thing" I have ever bought my toddler. He absolutely loves it. It is so loud. But who doesn't like to bust out some Hot Cross Buns on occasion?

What I am wearing: Serenity Wrap Bracelet

I try to buy from socially conscious companies when possible--which is why Ilove Noon Day. They employ thousands of artisans around the world to make goods by hand. They are also having a birthday and doing a BOGO offer right now.

What I am pondering: Gift-free Birthday Parties for Toddlers

Our toddler is turning 3 next month and we will be having his first little party. What are your thoughts on doing gifts vs. no gifts for kid birthday parties?

Wishing you the happiest, laziest Sunday (my favorite kind).

Denaye

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Denaye Barahona

Dr. Denaye Barahona is a loving wife and mama of two. She partners with families to tackle the challenges of raising children. Denaye is a minimalist who claims to be a decluttering expert (don't let her near your closet). She loves to travel, talk health-and-wellness, and give unsolicited advice. She has been featured on the likes of The Today Show, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, The Minimalists, Motherly, Becoming Minimalist, and numerous other media outlets. Denaye holds a Ph.D. in Child Development and is a Clinical Social Worker with a specialty in child and family practice.