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Hi! Welcome and thanks for visiting! My name is Melissa. I am a new Mom, Certified Teacher, wife and homeowner. Here, you will find DIY projects, educational activity ideas, recipes and more to inspire you to enjoy life at home and beyond!


October 8, 2019

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February 11, 2019

Valentine's Day is such a fun time of year to be creative with activity items. These activities encourage skills from counting, to colours and shapes, fine and gross motor skills and much more.

As soon as we say "activities", our toddler excitedly nods, points to the b...

December 12, 2018

Our toddler loves music and she is beginning to learn, recognize and clap along to some Christmas songs - "Frosty the Snowman" being one of her favourites.  She excitedly sits in front of the tree and stands up in anticipation when we turn on the lights. She has a favo...

November 20, 2018

Today on the blog, quickly sharing activities on our shelves this week. Our toddler loves music and so we added some musical-inspired objects and instruments to our shelves, along with some practical life (food prep items), language and counting activities.

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October 26, 2018

This delicious and simple to make recipe is courtesy of my Mom – and has become a family favourite!

We make this dish at least once every other week - a perfect meal for busy families.

Looking for some other delicious and simple DINNER/MEAL PREP RECIPES - check out our o...

October 3, 2018

I have been looking through my stored fall items to put together activities for Baby V and for anyone else who wants to add some simple sensorial items for your little ones to explore. 

We have put together a few simple items to add to her DIY Montessori shelf – that w...

August 22, 2018

As a teacher, new parents, and being on maternity leave, you have to do what you can to stick to a budget.  When it comes to essentials like food, diapers, etc., they are must haves of course.  When it comes to toys, they can be pricey and take up a lot of space....

July 12, 2018

I am super excited to finally share Baby V’s play space setup with you today!

Being a Montessori teacher and having had my own in-home daycare for preschoolers, has provided me with some essentials and hands-on activity ideas. 

While I was pregnant with my daughter, we c...

October 7, 2017

We love this time of the year, cooler temperatures, our visit to our local pumpkin patch, enjoying a traditional pumpkin spice latte, gathering with family to celebrate Thanksgiving and of course the upcoming arrival of our baby girl!  This time of year, is also perfec...

October 3, 2017

Today on the blog, I am sharing how my husband and I took a few hours on weekend, to prep a few meals for when baby arrives. We prepped FIVE meals and DOUBLED THE RECIPES, in addition to THREE CHILLI RECIPES that we made ahead (doubled them as well) that are freezer-fr...

August 24, 2017

My cravings during this pregnancy have ranged from sweet to salty and back to sweet again.  I have been craving anything banana flavoured lately as well as oatmeal and I love adding cinnamon and some protein like chia seeds and peanut butter and almonds to our oatmeal...

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