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My name is Nataliya. I'm a stay at home mom of a busy growing toddler, Santino. He is the love of my life, he is my life!

This blog is more of a journal of Santino growing up, developing and exploring, that's why it is filled with his photos. I come from Ukraine, and all my family still lives back in Kiev. This blog is also a way of reporting our fun together pretty much play-by-play to my parents, relatives and friends.

I intend to do a lot of fun activities with my son, let him experiment with art, science, words and letters, music and physical activities. I would like to give him the opportunity to exercise his brain as much as his body. I don't see anything wrong with early development, and I don't consider it "stealing his childhood", rather allowing him find and explore more things in life.

I noticed, that since we started doing sensory activities, his concentration improved considerably. He is now able to play with one activity for as long as an hour or even more!

 I have no experience in bringing up children, so I learn as we go. So far, we've had a great time together!

I am also a moderator of an online magazine written for and by local Newmarket, ON moms. Check it out here