I don’t have a ton of toys visible in the living room.
I definitely prefer calm, organized spaces.
Thankfully, most of the more sustainable and safe toy brands fit with that preference in regard to color scheme and design. There is a little corner by the widow that we devote to two large toys in the living room. It’s a corner that is offset from the couch, so it was really a convenient space.
Next, I discovered that legos are best stored in an ottoman with a lid. Reason 1, they cannot be dumped all over the floor (it’s a heavy ottoman). Reason 2, they are hidden unless being enjoyed. Win, win!
I have also decided to give one of my lower kitchen cabinets to the kids for neat, covered book storage.
The other space is next to the couch, where I have a large bin that matches my decor. In it are a few things that do not fit in the other 3 areas, such as vehicles, a blanket, toy camera, etc.
Have you found any clever ways to store your kids toys in a shared environment? Comment below! :)
Right now, you are probably hearing a lot about self care. It truly is important. It is a investment not only in yourself, but in those you love. Remember, an empty vessel cannot pour out.
So how does one achieve self care? Take time each day, even just a few minutes, to do something that fills up your cup. You can sit quietly while the kids nap, have a cup of coffee (the temperature you mean it to be), pray, practice mindful breathing, listen to a favorite song, take a relaxing bath, or even take an online class.
A while back, I was just browsing around and came across an app we had on Apple TV. As a photographer I was intrigued by some free tutorials I found by respected industry pros. This app was Creative Live. They offer a wide array of categories and classes within those categories. Some are free and some are paid. After a long day (or maybe even before you start your busy day), invest in you by learning more about a interest. Their websites says it well: "Master your craft, your passion, or something new."
es taught by the world’s best.
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