the reading nook

Throughout the years, “use in moderation” has been our mantra when it comes to screen time at our house, and *usually* that works out. So here are some practical, doable tips that I hope will help you prevent screen time overload for your little ones, too.
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Greening and simplifying your child’s playroom can be as easy as choosing the right furniture and emptying the toy box. I’m sharing my best suggestions on how to green and simplify your child’s playroom to promote a healthier environment for your little one.
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Want to know the secret recipe for getting your baby to sleep through the night? So does every other mom of a little one. But the truth is; there is no secret formula for babies sleeping through the night. However, there are simple, strategic steps you can take to move in that direction.

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The most beautiful thing about transforming your memories into something tangible - that will withstand the test of time - is that you’re making or buying beautiful keepsakes what will matter to your family and yourself in the future.
Today on the blog, we're sharing how modern moms can indulge in memory keeping without compromising style or time.
We’ve compiled a few of our favorite brands for crunchy moms and lovers of simple and natural living. These companies create earth-friendly baby products that will cover many of your newborn needs, and they actually walk their talk.
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As someone who is incredibly passionate about the environment, I believe in a future where we all treat EVERY day like Earth Day. At Smiling Tree Toys, we are a green business who makes every effort to ensure our family's business is as environmentally responsible as possible.
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When creating my sons' nursery, I knew that I wanted the room to epitomize three things: curiosity, tranquility, and joy. So, I thought to myself, what is the ONE thing I want to utilize through his childhood that can produce such feelings? The answer: books.
This Friday, March 1 is the National Day of Unplugging. So join me in turning your phone off, hiding the iPad from the kiddos, and instead of watching a movie for family fun night, enjoy a board game, charades, or a new book with your popcorn. 
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