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Our BEST toddler fun activities: no-mess finger painting, potching at the sink, build a sweet fort, scope out some big wheels, and five easy (light) green toddler activities.

Traveling with babies at the holidays

Tips for traveling with babies on airplanes

Traveling with babies and toddlers at the holidays is a different beast than the vacations we might take throughout the year. In addition to the regular joys of airline travel with small people, you can add in higher prices, crowds, and family stress. Woohoo. Between Whit and I, we’ve done all the ages of travel […]

Makin’ it: Kickass Blanket Fort

How to make a blanket fort for your kids with easy hacks

I am one lucky mother. Tomorrow, I’m expecting an appliance delivery which means one important thing: we get HUGE BOXES to create forts. As a kid, I could just about live in a refrigerator box with small windows cut out. The following guidelines to build a totally sweet indoor fort (for those of you not […]

Deals on Olaf, Anna, and Elsa: FROZEN costumes for kids


I know it’s early for Halloween, but many of these have been marked down, and I don’t think there’s any reason to wait. Why should kids only wear their costumes once per year? Kids Character Jackets – 2 Styles! – $14.99 Retail Price: $49.99 You Save: $35.00 Who doesn’t want to be Elsa every day? […]

Take your toddler tailgating

Take your baby tailgating: baby Aviva loves Stanford

I was way into football in high school and college: face-painting, dating the quarterback, the whole nine yards (which might actually be a military metaphor rather than a football metaphor, but whatever!). Since moving to San Francisco from America’s heartland (and marrying a man more interested in triathlon than touchdowns), my interest has waned. But […]