Summer adventures

This summer is flying by! Despite my wanting mostly to just hide inside from the thousand degree humidity, blasting AC on my pregnant face, it's been jam packed with new escapades. We've been riding a whirlwind of adventures as a family of three, while simultaneously preparing to become a family of four in a few … Continue reading Summer adventures

Here we go again…

It's true, Kai is going to be a big brother! We are delighted to announce that we will be welcoming our 2nd child in November (11/11 make a wish)! Tim and I have subscribed to the 11:11 phenomenon since we'd been in the thick of our battle through fertility. As if seeing those numbers were … Continue reading Here we go again…

Reading with Kai: Art

The virtues awarded through lessons in art are limitless. You only have to witness the look of pure joy on a child's face upon creating something to understand how it benefits their self-esteem and confidence. (see the last image on this post of Kai painting his first masterpiece). When little ones participate in art projects, … Continue reading Reading with Kai: Art

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