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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 5, 2020

Our little one has been interested in animals that hatch from eggs like chickens and penguins!

Over the holidays we recorded some movies, one of them being Happy Feet and her love for music and dancing combined with penguins just blossomed! 

I put together some penguin t...

November 28, 2019

This week, we’ve been exploring Winter themed activities on our shelves.  The snow has come and gone here, and we’ve been able go out and play in the snow with our hats, mittens, and boots of course. So we have added these items to our shelves!

Our little one recently f...

October 23, 2019

Since late summer of this year, our toddler has been watching The Letter Factory as part of our activity time. 

As a teacher and now a Mama, these are one of my top favourite learning tools to have in the classroom, I have recommended this to parents, and have brought b...

April 3, 2019

Spring is here! Start off the season for your toddler with these simple, fun and hands-on Spring activities. In addition, as I do in previous activity posts, will be including some activity/play suggestions for each activity!

Our toddler loves cards (flash cards, regula...

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.

Looking for...

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...

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