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Montessori at Home: Toddlers at the Table

Transitioning from high chair to the dinner table was simply something I’d never considered as Paisley grew and graduated from milkies to solids and purees to full-blown meals. One recent morning we sat Paisley down to breakfast in her high chair in the kitchen, set to preparing our coffee and meals to take along to…

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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,…