Toddler Cooking: Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This is by far one of the best breads I have ever had. Sixtine and I had fun making it – fewer pictures this time as it was a lot messier and I feared my camera would get damaged in the process! We made it for Daddy who was coming home that night. There was […]

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Co-sleeping, bed-sharing, or sleep-sharing.

Last night, I decided to put Victoire in her own bed, in her own room. I am not sure what triggered the decision – she was starting to fuss and I wasn’t ready to go to sleep but didn’t want to leave my bedroom either (Daddy was away) so I thought: “mon beau chat*”, tonight […]

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10 Things About Her

She loves Nature, animals, people. She is fearless…almost. She loves to run, climb, jump. She is very affectionate, bubbly and social. She is very independent. She is a Daddy’s girl. She is strong-willed. She understands. She loves water. She is very smart. She never ceases to amaze me.

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Toddler Practical Life: Clothespins

Sixtine had the opportunity to experience clothespins a few days ago. It is part of Practical Life in the Montessori curriculum and it helps develop pincer grip (which will later be helpful for writing). I used a small basket filled with clothespins and a plastic bowl. This activity wasn’t a success – Sixtine pinched her […]

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Toddler Cooking: Healthy Strawberry Popsicle Recipe

Ingredients + Recipe: 2 cups fresh strawberries. 1/4 white grape juice concentrate (recipe calls for thawed frozen juice but mine wasn’t) + 2 tablespoon of sugar + 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice + 3 tablespoon of water (not shown on picture). Combine, process in a blender until smooth. Pour into individual popsicle molds (recipe […]

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Toddler Years: Handling Tantrums

Sixtine is a very bright, wild, energetic and strong-willed little girl. She loves her newly found independence but still needs a lot of attention. I think the hardest part of being 20 months (for my baby anyway) is that she is torn between wanting to be her own individual and needing us – just as […]

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Sleeping Nursling

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Toddler Practical Life Activity: Flower Arranging

Nature Walk. Sixtine, Victoire and myself went for a nice nature walk this afternoon. I thought we could all benefit from the “fresh” air and that it would be a great way of introducing flowers in our “curriculum” if we have such a thing.  Yes, Sixtine has been showing a lot of interest in flowers […]

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Toddler Practical Life Activities

Sixtine showed a lot of interest in all these activities this week. She absolutely loves playing with water but more importantly, she likes the independence they provided. She expressed so much happiness and excitement while doing them. I love observing her as she concentrates to reach “perfection” and tries and tries again. I did not […]

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Toddler Art: My Little Picasso

I took painting classes for a couple years and always found it extremely peaceful and relaxing. I stumbled upon this post and decided  it would be the perfect activity for Sixtine! I love the contrast of black and white – it gives so much more depth than regular colors. These two paintings were made at the […]

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