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As the wife of human rights activist Nathan Monk, I have many opinions about big issues like the treatment of others and the environment. We often find ourselves daydreaming about a better world for all people, especially children.

In our home, we have tried to create an atmosphere of being conscious and loving toward all living things, which obviously includes people and animals, but we also acknowledge how important it is to keep the planet safe and healthy. We strive to teach our kids the realities of issues like sexism and homelessness, while also taking the time to remember how important things like organic gardening and upcycling are. A few years ago, we discovered free play toys, and our lives were changed forever. Before discovering free play toys, our kids seemed to lack imagination in their play. We reminisced about our own childhoods and realized that modern toys take…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 10
  • Joined August 5, 2010

Favorite materials

paper, twine, feathers and twigs, silver, antique glass beads, wool, old windows and doors, sea glass, sea shells and sunshine, silk, solid wood, watercolor paint, pixie dust

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About

As the wife of human rights activist Nathan Monk, I have many opinions about big issues like the treatment of others and the environment. We often find ourselves daydreaming about a better world for all people, especially children.

In our home, we have tried to create an atmosphere of being conscious and loving toward all living things, which obviously includes people and animals, but we also acknowledge how important it is to keep the planet safe and healthy. We strive to teach our kids the realities of issues like sexism and homelessness, while also taking the time to remember how important things like organic gardening and upcycling are. A few years ago, we discovered free play toys, and our lives were changed forever. Before discovering free play toys, our kids seemed to lack imagination in their play. We reminisced about our own childhoods and realized that modern toys take away the magic of pretend. As soon as we began to exchange their toys for a few silks and a handful of peg dolls, their play transformed into thousands of new stories. In addition to upcycled paper items, we hand-craft Waldorf inspired toys, in between running our homeless women and children's shelter and fighting for equality. Our three beautiful children have tested all of the first drafts and they have been kid-approved.

We envision a world of thinkers and believers and daydreamers, where children who grow into adults who will want to make the world a better place. I believe that free play allows that development in a very special way.

Thank you for visiting our shop! If you have any questions, special requests, or just want to say hi, please send a message.

Special note about the Lemonade Stand:
My 9 year old daughter dreamed up the concept of the virtual Lemonade Stand, and you can find her items in that section. The money from items purchased there goes directly into her piggy bank.

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