When Troy and I were looking at houses this past spring, we had a basic idea of the must-haves when it came to the girls:
- One room for each kid
- Flex space that could be a playroom
- Plenty of storage options
Technically, the home we were in already met these criteria, but something about it was starting to feel… small.
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.
Our last few Child(ish) Reads have been centered on mindfulness and the neuroscience of child development. So when Hunt, Gather, Parent popped up on my forthcoming parenting books alert, I was excited to dive in.
Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans
by Michaeleen Doucleff
I was able to borrow the audiobook from the library and listened for three straight hours, uninterrupted, on a flight earlier this spring. I was buzzing, taking notes on my phone with all the quotes and points I wanted to share for this post.
“Stand tall. Sit upright. Shoulders back, tuck your bottom…”
While your grandparents might want you to be prim and proper, posture is much more involved than just how you look. How we sit, stand, or maintain any upright position without support requires postural control. We do this daily without much thought or effort so that we can use our energy and focus on more complicated tasks. But for some, especially kids, just sitting in a chair without falling is a challenge. It may not seem like a big deal, but almost activity we do requires sustaining an upright position against gravity.
Mary and I are introducing a new series to share what’s been going on with us personally, as well as what we’ve been loving as moms, bloggers, and chaos coordinators. Things We Love will also link to our #FoundItOnAmazon Idea Lists.
(Note: We do not get a commission for these. We’re still babies in the influencer world…)