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Handmade Learning Toys by Mama May I (+ Holiday Giveaway)

by Jean Van't Hul
December 11, 2017

Welcome to Day 3 of 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways on The Artful Parent! Today we turn it over to Jessica who will tell you more about her company and offer you the chance to win an awesome package to connect with the kids in your life.

Note: To see the full line up of giveaways and to enter others, see my 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways. Each day of this giveaway series you’ll have a chance to enter to win some great gifts for your kids and products for your family.

Be sure to enter today’s giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom of this post for a chance to win!

*A big thank you to Mama May I for sponsoring and writing this blog post.

Handmade Learning Toys by Mama May I (+ Holiday Giveaway)

My name is Jessica, owner, designer, tinkerer and truth teller over at Mama May I.

I believe Play IS the important work. I believe Play is innate in childhood and then we kind of lose our ability to play as we age, and replace it with efficiency and lists, and boxes checked off.

It’s hard to get deep into play when we, as grownups, are so tapped out that our thoughts and agendas get in the way of our peace and presence. It’s a challenge, and a daily practice …. to slow down enough to let play unfold ….. without steering it.

Adults have been programmed to find an end result, an outcome, an efficiency. But that’s not play.

Play is a toying of thoughts, ideas, concepts…. of experimenting with words, ideas and ponderings…. it’s about seeing what comes of it without any script or judgment – no particular outcome necessary.

Kids are brilliant at it. Adults are forced to grow out of this incredibly beautiful, vulnerable, and creative expansion.

I believe it’s in each of our best interest to tap back into the childish JOY of PLAY. But I think, at first, we have to reprogram ourselves a bit. That requires settling our minds and thoughts enough to be present.

Handmade Learning Toys by Mama May I

Mama May I Handmade Learning Toys nurture curiosity and creativity with simple, gorgeous aesthetics and open-ended purpose.

We use natural ingredients in a simple, beautiful, back-to-basics way to create playthings that pique the senses and inspire imagination.  


Our Mindful Mom-ents community (and future workshop series!) offers practical guidance and tools for Mindful Moms to get back in touch with the important work of play through fierce self-love, intentional living, and brave loving.

 Feel free to join the Messy Open House Movement where we encourage neighbors, friends, and loved ones to Show Up. Messy. 

Come along a play-full journey towards connection and self-discovery at Mama May I. Or follow us on Instagram or Facebook.

Christmas Giveaway by Mama May I

This post contains affiliate links.

Shipping worldwide. Giveaway closes December 18th at 11:59 pm EST. 

Jessica is currently offering a special discount for Artful Parent readers. Visit her shop with coupon code ARTFULHOLIDAY for 15% off your entire order now through the Holiday.

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*A big thank you to Mama May I for sponsoring and writing this blog post.

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