Teaching mindfulness

From the moment our little rainbow baby entered the world I made a promise to do my very best in teaching him mindfulness, compassion for all creatures, and the freedom of adventure. By implementing these practices each and every day, I hope for Kai to develop a natural identity as a compassionate leader. There are two … Continue reading Teaching mindfulness

Reading with Kai: Science

Have you ever been asked the question "Why?" by an inquisitive child? They have then most-likely retorted the very same question with every answer supplied, as they would. If so, you've probably gone so far down that rabbit hole that you've had a heck of a time finding a comprehensive answer for your little interrogator. … Continue reading Reading with Kai: Science

Weekend notions.

This weekend Tim, Kai and I headed north to visit my grandfather. We sat by the fireplace and chatted about future woodworking projects. Later in the afternoon, we traveled outside for Kai's very first adventure in the snow. Kai was all smiles from the first moments in his new sled. We pulled him along over … Continue reading Weekend notions.

Reading with Kai: Music

One of our strongest continued efforts as parents is to cultivate a lifelong love of reading in our little one. Reading aloud to baby is a shared activity which stimulates the growth of many early language development skills. Introducing concepts such as colors and numbers helps to construct a platform for vocabulary and memory expansion, … Continue reading Reading with Kai: Music

Kids gifts that give back 2017

This holiday season, you can practice the habit of charity by giving your little-one one of these thoughtful gifts that give back to those in need.  Rose & Rex woodie surf car : Rev up a child’s imagination, from exploring what makes them move to dreaming of their destination. Your purchase will provide 4 toys for … Continue reading Kids gifts that give back 2017

Getting in the spirit

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Tim and I are big on keeping our holiday traditions alive and are SO excited to share the holiday spirit with our son. Each year since our first Christmas together we've made a point to support local tree farmers by chopping down our own tree. This year we … Continue reading Getting in the spirit

Sailing: New beginnings

 Today marked the first day of many new adventures to come for the Iappini family. We ventured to Warwick, RI. where we finalized the purchase of our new sailboat, a Pearson 30'. The boat came with the name "Seawave" which is quite auspiciously the english translation of Kai's birth name (Kainalu)....AND Folks, the struggle is … Continue reading Sailing: New beginnings

Baby Kai’s Birth Story

This may just be my favorite story ever told. My whole world changed in these moments and reliving them now, with Kai sleeping soundly in his crib, makes me feel so proud. At 38 weeks (or what felt like 5years) pregnant and the last month of pregnancy literally crushing my soles, I decided to take measures … Continue reading Baby Kai’s Birth Story

Maternity style vol. 4

  Oh how I love looking back on these images from our sea-side maternity shoot with the lovely and talented Freebird Photography!  We had to do a bit of storm dodging to pull it off but we could not be happier with the outcome. These beautiful moments captured are a great reminder to us of how … Continue reading Maternity style vol. 4

Oh Baby! Kai’s Sweet Neutral Nursery Reveal

It has been an absolute joy putting this simple neutral nursery together! We have completely embraced the challenge of small space design with this project. At 39 weeks pregnant, we are finally wrapping up the finishing touches on baby Kai's sweet little nest. We decided on a neutral color pallet to keep baby's room light and … Continue reading Oh Baby! Kai’s Sweet Neutral Nursery Reveal