5 Things

+ We went to the Columbus Zoo this past Monday! It was wonderful! Mostly everything was open, the park was a little less crowded, and we had a wonderful time! We had to purchase our tickets online and also sign up for a time to enter the park (we went with 9:30AM and we found it ideal). Definitely recommend this summer! Here are some more ideas of what to do with kids in Columbus.

50+ Children’s Books with Diverse Characters

I’ve taken inventory of our children’s books these past couple of weeks and become more cognizant about which of our books reflect diversity.

I’ll be honest – while we do own a few books (~10 or so) that feature diverse characters, our library could most definitely be improved upon.

favorite Halloween books

Our Favorite Halloween Books

It’s getting so close to Halloween + I thought it would be fun to round up a few of our favorite children’s books on the subject! 🙂 Some of these books we own and others we borrow from the library!

They All Saw a Cat – A story about two cats, one black and one white, a chain of animals appears before the reader, linked together by at least one common trait.

2 Parenting Books I Can’t Put Down

Summertime allows for a lot more reading time and I recently purchased and am reading two AMAZING parenting books I’d love to share with you!

The Montessori Toddler by Simone Davies inspires me to completely change the set up of our playroom structure and design, allowing for the girls to grab toys that are more organized, beautifully presented, and educational but fun!

Our Favorite Spring Books

I’ve been really into pulling books for a theme for our playroom lately! This month’s theme? SPRING! With a heavy emphasis on Easter + my old Beanie Baby added in for a little flair 🙂 Here are some of our family’s favorites for this season:

Bunny Roo, I Love You: Just the sweetest little board book! Simple words & beautiful illustrations.