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Preschooler

#pinterestFAIL Crafting with my niece

Craft projects we tried on pinterest

Have you seen all those cool DIY kids’ craft projects on Pinterest? Homemade flubber, moon dough, foam dough, glow fairies, glitter balloons, and the like? Well I have, and I’ve been dying to try some. I enlisted my 10-year-old niece Mitra to help me test some of them, and here are our (highly scientific) results. FOAM DOUGH The […]

5 science projects for preschoolers

Take your preschooler to the science museum

These fun do-at-home experiments that encourage our girls and boys to LOVE science were suggested by our local friend, Cara, and we can’t wait to try them! I was never much of a science person growing up. Our four-year old daughter, on the other hand, has long loved it. We are doing all we can […]

Fun with foam, part 1

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Too wet to go out? Too cold to play ball? (Oh, is that just me and my Summer in the Bay Area? Ha!) Too sick for preschool? This is the ultimate in Drugstore DIY; with a can of shaving cream or a bar of soap, here is lots of good fun that is funny: Microwave […]

Packing preschool lunches with Wendolonia

s of inspiring lunchbox photos

Our friend Wendy is a lunch-packing ninja. A picture is worth 1000 words, and in this case, Wendy’s online gallery of lunchbox ideas is made up of 1000 pictures. That’s a value of one million words, if my math is correct. Since no parent has time to read a million words about what to put […]

5 safety tips I learned from my village

Preschooler in fireman costume

Most of the safety lessons I carry around instinctively, I learned the hard easy way by watching friends make the mistakes. Thanks to my village, I know that breastfeeding is not sufficient birth control and that I should never fly in flip flops. Here are five family-safety tips from my peeps: Don’t put your car […]