After many sessions of Music Together, this is my unpaid love letter to the class that fills the void in my afternoon and my home with music!
If you and your baby are home before your mate, the activity/game of the day is to build a simple fort with a sheet draped over a large table and wait to be discovered. I recommend strategically placed binder clips to secure the loose edges. To make it fun for the baby, bring pillows and […]
You’re going to have to hang up your “rookie mom” title as you round the bend to the end of your first year. JUST KIDDING! Unless you raise children through their teenage years and then start over again with a new baby, you’ll always be a rookie at whatever stage you’re in. Having an 11-month […]
Why these challenges? Outings with a baby? Our own experience with unstructured time and a small baby tells us that having an activity planned or a project for the day is tremendously helpful in passing the time. When your partner gets home from work or you hop on the phone with your sister, instead of […]
Once the bambino is crawling, you’re pretty much kicked out of postpartum yoga. Consider a local gymnastics studio — they usually have Parent & Tot classes in the mornings when big kids are in school. Franchises like My Gym, Gymboree, Great Play, and The Little Gym also offer Parent and Child classes, often for as […]
Trust us. A few photos of a future beloved security object will mean the world to your older child. So, photograph the lovey when it is new. Just in case.
Are you ready to see some big smiles? Or looks of horror? Be prepared for either. Our babysitter taught us the following method for putting Julian on the slide when he was too young to slide sitting up: Put baby on tummy, feet down, mid way up the slide. Place his hands up near his […]
Did you know that some children’s books inspire printed fabric for fun DIY project? Reader Sara made a DIY soft taggie baby toy.
Little pre-walkers need lots of practice and encouragement. Walk around slowly holding junior’s hands and take crazy cute pictures. If possible, get someone to take a picture from behind with baby and your adult hands supporting him – also adorable! [photo of my family by alex cave]
Thrifted board games can make a cheap at-home date night for new parents for less than $5 plus the cost of dessert.
I love to spend a long evening out with my friends eating off of each other’s plates and splitting three desserts (unless there are more than two of us, in which case, I expect more desserts). If leisurely nights away from home have become a ridiculous fantasy like jetting off to Paris for a pedicure, […]
I just spent the last 15 minutes testing out this simple baby food recipe from weelicious: Eat Your Greens baby food puree so I could share it with you with some authority. I first saw it in my bloggy friend Catherine McCord’s new book: Weelicious: 140 Fast, Fresh, and Easy Recipes (which was sent to […]