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Books for One-Year-Olds: Our Favorites

Well, it’s certainly been a while since we updated this section of our site. Don’t worry, we’ve been reading here at Casa Rystedt! Tons, actually. Since becoming mobile, Paisley has developed an insatiable appetite for finding books and roping Josh or me into reading them to her. She also loves to pull apart her bookshelf…

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Montessori at Home: Transitioning to a Toddler Bed

With a new baby on the way, Josh and I have been busy plotting our “two kids, one tiny apartment” game plan. Paisley and Baby Rystedt V2 will be sharing a bedroom, the backseat of our CR-V, and pretty much everything else (sorry, kids). Currently Paisley has our large second bedroom to herself and doesn’t…

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Review II: What Pet Should I Get?

What Pet Should I Get

What Pet Should I Get? is the newest (old) Dr. Seuss tale. Apparently this story had been hiding in a closet somewhere in the Seuss home, only to be uncovered a few years ago. This is a (mostly) original Seuss book, thought to have been written around the same time as One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish,…

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Review I: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Review Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a favorite in the Rystedt home. (Ok, it’s mom’s favorite.) Paisley’s very first story time occurred at the ripe age of three weeks old and was, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We have read it many times since and Paisley would like to share her take on this…

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Introduction to the Littlest Book Reviewer

In my past life (aka before I became a parent), I was a book reviewer. I partnered with various publishers and authors and was given loads of free books in exchange for honest reviews. (I really love free books.) And while I don’t have time to sit down with grown up books anymore – or…