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Benefits of Child Led Learning

A baby starts learning even before they are born. All of their senses are engaged as they learn about this interesting world they are now a part of. Parents want the best for their children and education is something they think about as their little one grows. Child guided learning is what babies excel at. They are the ones that choose what they will stare at or reach for. Providing them with a rich environment is most beneficial. Studies have shown that child led learning actually has the greatest impact on neurological development. Children blossom when they get to learn about what interests them. Not that we can’t gently introduce them to a variety of things, it’s just that they...

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How to Plan a First Birthday Party

You don’t have to look very hard to find an overwhelming number of themes when searching how to plan a first birthday party. Of course, the birthday boy or girl will be a little young to remember their lovely first birthday, but the photos you record will bring this special milestone alive to them and preserve the memory for you! Choosing colors and a theme is a personal choice. Baby is, of course, too little to have a say but moms are great at color schemes. A little attention to what the baby will wear that day will really make your pictures pop. Maybe a personalized Cygnet Living ivory wool sweater stitched with a party coordinating thread color. Perusing Pinterest...

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Newborn Clothing Essentials You'll Need When Bringing Home Your Baby

It is such a special time when the baby finally arrives. That last part of pregnancy can seem longer than it is and hopefully you have done a little pre-planning for your newborn clothing essentials or maybe friends and family have already hosted a baby shower in your honor. “How many newborn clothes do I need?” is probably one of the most common questions besides questions about beds and carseats. First time moms may be asking “what do newborns wear?” The answer to these questions has a little to do with these factors: The size of your baby How often you want to do laundry What is the season and the climate where you live What is your style Most...

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Children's Outfits for the Holidays

Summer finally turned into Fall, but the crazy fun is just ahead and it’s time to think about outfits for the holidays. Grab a hot drink and take a minute to make a plan for the events ahead. A lot of people are getting their family pictures ready for a holiday mailing. It’s not too late to get that scheduled, even if you have to recruit a friend with a gift for taking great photos since all your favorite professionals are already booked! Children’s holiday outfits are in stock and ready to order with a lot of coordinating designs and colors to suit any sibling or even cousin group. The Chelsea Jumper Dress with the Mock Turtleneck in Mustard pairs...

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Essentials for Your Child’s Fall Wardrobe

With school back in full swing and cooler nights upon us, it’s time to get that Fall wardrobe ready for service! Start by going through last year's Fall and Winter clothing. Sometimes jackets and long sleeve shirts will still fit the next year.  But most pants don’t meet muster anymore since the Summer surge in growth seems to affect their height the most. It must be all that swimming that grows them like weeds. Kids wardrobes will need to include everything from play clothes to special occasion wear. You will want your Fall wardrobe essentials, like the perfect lightweight jacket as weather sometimes catches us by surprise as a cool evening wraps up an especially warm day. Once you’ve removed...

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