The Truth About Waldorf Education

This year marks the 100th Anniversary of Waldorf Education. The first school was opened in Stuttgart, Germany for the children of the Waldorf-Astoria Company. The founder, Rudolf Steiner, was a prominent philosopher and the founder of Anthroposophy. The movement, although not very popular with mainstream people, has thrived and grown in these past one hundred years. There are now approximately one thousand Waldorf Schools in the world. If you haven’t heard of Waldorf Education, you’re not alone. Even though it’s not completely uncommon, the majority of the public still haven’t seen a school in their area. It’s still considered to…

6 Tips for Smart and Efficient Shopping

I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all fallen victim to going into a store for a certain item(s) and leaving with much more than expected and maybe not even what you came there for in the first place. It’s such a common occurrence that stores are designed with that in mind. They are set up to distract you as soon as you walk in. There are bursts of heat or cold, depending on the time of year, and the smell of cinnamon during the fall. Pretty sneaky! Flowers or a bakery at the front of the store are…

Things You Can Only Learn Living Thousands of Miles Away From Home

Family has always been important to me. From an early age, I learned to appreciate the love and support that a family can offer, and most of my childhood is filled with idyllic memories. Now the connection I have with my family is by no means unique. My childhood friends share similar bonds with their own families. Their mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters are just as central to their lives as mine are to my own. Indeed the importance of family is central to all societies. However, the role  family plays in an individual’s decisions varies. The first major decision…

How to Interact with Your Children- What They Really Need from You

Children are tough. There’s no easy way to put it and there’s sure as hell no rule book. You just do what you can--what you think is right--and hope that they turn into wholesome adults. Sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn’t. But before I get carried away, I’d like to approach this differently than you may think. I’m not here to bash parents, not at all, because who truly knows what your child needs except you- the person who made and raised them? What I’d like to do instead is empower you as parents and simply give you some…

6 Rainy Day Activities For Toddlers

For stay at home moms, dads, guardians, or nannies, rainy days can be real downers. Don’t get me wrong, any person can get down or feel unmotivated when the possibility of going outside is no longer an option. And for those who stay home with their kids, it’s especially difficult because the kids can’t go outside and release their energy. Here in Texas, we go through quite a few rainy seasons, so I have compiled a short list of some things to do when it’s nicer to stay inside than to go outside. P.s. I can’t wait for the warm…

Why Growing Up a Twin is the World’s Best!

It doesn’t matter if you’re a boy-girl, boy-boy, girl-girl, identical or fraternal twin, you will have a bond with your twin that no other siblings could understand. You share just about everything together. However, being a boy-girl twin can be tricky when it comes to sharing… LOL. Growing up Growing up as the youngest child, it was always nice to know that my brother was going to be the one to always have my back no matter what. As toddlers, our mom would always put us in matching clothes or costumes for her amusement (but also because, who doesn’t love…

22 Amazing Benefits of Tea Tree Oil for Families

Tea Tree oil, also known as melaleuca oil, is an essential oil with a color that ranges from pale yellow to nearly colorless to clear. Tea tree oil has been used in traditional medicine because it’s proven to be beneficial in treating acne, nail fungus or athlete’s foot. Best known for its powerful antiseptic properties, tea tree essential oil is a great all-rounder to keep in your first aid kit, ready to use on wounds and sores. Studies show it is effective against a range of bacteria and fungi that sometimes lead to infection. Safety Precautions Before using any essential…

How to Land the Perfect Nanny Job By Asking These Questions

The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve realized how important having a good job is and how big of an effect it can have on your everyday life. If we truly break it down and think about why this is true, we start to see that the biggest factor involved here is time. How we spend our time, especially the majority of our time, plays a fundamental role in our attitudes, thoughts, and even our routines. If you’ve gone through a job change, in general, you probably know what I’m talking about, but if you’re a nanny and you’ve gone…

Essential Oils That Are Safe to Use On Children

Essential oils are used as a natural home remedy for a number of ailments and there is a growing movement all over the world regarding their use within the home! Keep in mind, though, there are many safety precautions that you need to be aware of when using essential oils. You need to be especially careful when it comes to essential oils use and children. Diluting essential oils and then diffusing them is the safest way to introduce them to your children for the first time. Make sure you keep essential oils out of reach of those curious, wandering hands…

6 Ideas for the Perfect Outing With the Kids

Hey guys! Let’s be honest, being stuck in the house for days on end with kids can be miserable. Not only do you need to get some fresh air, but you’re probably tired of being the only one entertaining your kids. To give yourself a much-needed break, consider doing one of these 6 ideas for the perfect outing with kids! Photo and graphic credit: Anne Pro-tip: Try to plan ahead and do things the night before to reduce any stress you might feel about the outing- pack snacks, set out clothes, prepare water bottles, pack diaper bag, etc.. Remember, the…
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