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Cooking with Your Kids Without Going Insane

Cooking with your kids can be super annoying. Here is a podcast with some tips to make it easier and even fun! quirkyandthenerd.com

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Why Every Child Should Have a Learning Tower

Surviving Dinner Podcast

Making Dinnertime Less Stressful for Everyone

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Products I Talked About:

Kids Aprons

Wavy Chopper with a Handle

Wavy Chopper without a Handle

Learning Tower

The Downside to My Daughter’s Independence

Every parenting decision has a downside. As a Montessori parent, all of that independence can be a bit much! Listen to a lighthearted take on the downside to being a Montessori parent.

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Related Posts:

What the Heck is Montessori?

Why It’s Hard to Be a Montessori Parents

Every parenting decision has a downside. As a Montessori parent, all of that independence can be a bit much! Listen to a lighthearted take on the downside to being a Montessori parent.

Every parenting decision has a downside. As a Montessori parent, all of that independence can be a bit much! Listen to a lighthearted take on the downside to being a Montessori parent. quirkyandthenerd.com

Realistic Advice that All New Parents Should Know

In today’s podcast, Andrew and I discussed advice and tips we had for pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum recovery. We even added in a few tips for dads. Take a listen, but I will warn you that we were both tired and went on some pretty goofy tangents!

Previous Advice Posts

7 Tips for All Pregnant Ladies

6 Things I Wish I Knew About Labor and Delivery

6 Ways to Make Postpartum Recovery Better

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Surviving Dinner Podcast

One of the best things Andrew and I have done as parents is decide to make dinnertime a special time. Listen to how we survive, eat together, and even manage to have a fun dinnertime.

Other Posts about Dinnertime:

Don’t Make Food a Fight

Baby Led Weaning: Not As Scary As It Sounds

Making Dinnertime Less Stressful for Everyone

What to Do When Your Toddler is a Picky Eater

Eating Together When You Don’t Eat the Same Thing

Listen to our surviving dinnertime podcast and learn about how we survive dinnertime, eat together, and even have fun. quirkyandthenerd.com

 

Exploring Minimalism

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Minimalism is still a relatively new concept for Andrew and I. Listen to us chat about striving to be minimalist parents and what inspired us in the first place.

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Books I Mentioned:

The More of Less by Joshua Becker

The Magical Art of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

More Posts to Read about Minimalism:

Minimalism Resources

The More of Less: A Great Minimalist Book

Tidying Up: Simplify to Keep the House in Order

Cloth Diapering 101

Andrew and I recorded a podcast all about our experience with cloth diapering and how cloth diapering has changed over time. It is just as convenient as disposibles, in our view. Give it a listen.

Previous Cloth Diapering Posts:

5 Reasons I Recommend Cloth Diapers

A Minimalist’s Guide to Cloth Diaper Accessories

Cloth Diaper Store:

All Things Diapers

What We Used (and Recommend):

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Kids Winter Clothes: Winter Tips from a Minnesota Mom

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Every winter, parents struggle with how to keep their kids warm in the winter. As a parent, I understand the fear of your child getting cold. We always want to keep them warm and snuggly and unfortunately, that sometimes leads to parents not allowing their children to go outside at all during the winter months. But kids need to go outside in all kinds of weather. Here in Minnesota, we believe that there isn’t bad weather, only bad clothing. But what should you look for in kids winter clothes? And how do you get your kids to keep them on? Well, as a Minnesota mama, I feel like I have some great recommendations for kids winter clothes, some tips about getting them on and keeping them on, and my #1 trick for winter success.

(P.S. Make sure you listen to my podcast about surviving winter outdoors with children. It is at the end of this post!)

Winter gets so frustrating when you have kids, especially if they are toddlers! But this Minnesota mama has great recommendations for warm clothes, getting your toddler dressed and how to get your toddler to keep their winter clothes on. quirkyandthenerd.com

Holiday Gift Guide Podcast

I have been all about Christmas and non-toy gift guides here for about a month and now I finally get to share with you our podcast episode all about it!

If you missed my gift guide posts, make sure you check out my gift guides for:

Also check out why I don’t put toys on Mac’s wish list.

Presenting Quirky Parenting Podcast

Surprise! Remember when I talked about working on something big? My husband (Andrew) and I decided to start a podcast together. I will admit, I was super nervous when we were recording because it was something I had never done before, but the episodes actually turned out well. I’m so excited to keep recording them. So here is our introduction. Check out the posts for each of our podcast episodes. Make sure you join my e-mail list for a reminder each time we release a new episode.

Episode 0 – Intro to the podcast

 

What the Heck is Montessori?

Only weirdos use Montessori for their kids, right? At least, that is what I thought initially. Several years ago, I was a nanny for two children who attended a Montessori school. I totally internally judged them, because the only things I had heard was that they didn’t have any rules so the kids ran wild and that the kids were unprepared for the “real world” of the conventional classroom.

Long story short, I was offered a position in the toddler room at the Montessori school they attended and four years later I have found my fit. I love what I do, I love the school, and I love Montessori. And I have determined that the world is sorely lacking in knowledge about Montessori. When I was an education major in school, I believe we read exactly one paragraph about the Montessori philosophy. But the world needs to know, so I am shouting it from the rooftops! (P.S. Make sure you also listen to my podcast all about Montessori. That episode is at the bottom of this post!)

 

What the heck is Montessori? Here is a simple explanation about the Montessori method and how I use it at home with my toddler. quirkyandthenerd.com

 

Now before I go on, let me just say that I am not a trained Montessori teacher. Everything I have learned is from experience working in a Montessori school and books and articles I have read. I am in no way an expert. I am also not going to delve into everything because we could have a conversation that lasted for hours about Montessori.