Things We Loved: September

Hi Everyone,

It’s the start of the school year, so it’s automatically been a busy September for us. Here’s a quick recap of what we’ve been doing and loving this month. Most of these are listed on our Child(ish) Advice #FoundItOnAmazon Idea Lists.

  • A couple weeks ago, we got to celebrate another 1st birthday. Our best girlfriend threw a party for her newly 1-year-old daughter and we brought all the kids for an afternoon of bubbles, ball pits, and Mickey Mouse ears. There are many toys our there for a one-year-old, but Mary, being an OT, was looking for something that was colorful with different shapes, sizes and weights. To fit the bill, she found this Farm Harvest Game. We love that it looks like a garden, promotes pretend play, and challenges problem-solving through trial-and-error and memory.
  • Mary also got to attend her first post-pandemic (kinda) music festival. It was a rainy weekend, so she ordered up this jacket and pair of rain boots. Gotta do what you need to do when you’re tactile defensive and faced with hours in soaking wet clothes.
  • For Patti, the girls received the new children book from Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem. It’s beautifully illustrated and has a wonderful message of inclusivity, perseverance, and hope.
  • We are both a huge Passion Planner fans, currently waiting for the new 2022 planners to drop. If you haven’t purchased an annual planner yet, check out these. Passion Planner has free downloadable pages so you can test out the planner layout before you buy. Again, we don’t get commission from this link. We’re just superfans.
  • Patti has a big solo road trip coming up next week. She’s been dependent on her Audible account to get you all these Child(ish) Reads, so it’ll come in handy for her 9-hour haul. For parenting, she’s finishing up The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control over Their Lives, and for fun, she’s downloaded The Sandman, Act 1.

Next month is our favorite (because we can be Basic), so we’re looking forward to sharing more Halloween posts, more stories from our adventure into Kiddie soccer, and more Child(ish) Advice.

Love, Mary & Patti

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