“Buy her a push present.”. This advice may sound unusual, but comes highly recommended. A recent survey asked a thousand expectant moms if they would want to receive a gift after giving birth. A whopping 74% said yes. So, the mothers have spoken- and we all know they know best. Pregnancy and childbirth […] Continue reading
The last thing any parent wants is to buy gifts that will only be shoved aside and forgotten. Here you will find the best Christmas gifts for kids. Below you will find play-based learning toy ideas and what aspects of learning they facilitate. My kids’ toys seemingly reproduce overnight. There are toys in every room […] Continue reading
This post was sponsored by Melt: Massage for Couples. All opinions expressed are my own. Father’s Day is in less than two days for many countries around the world. Have you figured out what you and the kids are getting your partner yet? If you’re like me, you may be a bit of a last […] Continue reading
I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into when I said my “I dos” that late-summer afternoon almost five years ago. In that kitschy church just off the main drag of a sleepy summer town weeks away from hibernation, I said my vows without reservation. I knew I had chosen well. And, […] Continue reading
Hi, I’m Alana. When I’m not nursing cold, stale coffee, I usually can be found with the baby on my hip, barefoot, and racing after my two older kids.
Thanks to a degree in psychology and a free-range childhood backing onto an expansive evergreen forest, positive parenting and play-based learning are my passions.