Make a list of the foods your child will eat. Is it longer than 20 foods? Yay! If your picky eater eats 20 foods, you’re doing great.
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Let me break it down for you. Buying an 18-inch tall doll is surprisingly complex because American Girl dolls are part of an irresistible world.
I have learned this the hard way: the more annoying my kid is acting, the more he needs a big HUG! Of course, babies need and deserve hugs all the time. I’m talking about the bigger ones who call me a Poopy Head and are beyond being carried around, which would, of course, provide numerous hugging […]
My favorite thing about parenting a toddler was finding fun in unexpected places. When I had time and patience, of course. A pile of gravel outside someone’s house? Let’s examine it! A dude hanging a sign? Let’s watch! A woman sweeping her porch? Maybe she’ll let you try it! Hardware stores are full of fun […]
A couple months back, my family kicked off weekly dinner dates for one-on-one kid-parent combinations. Every Tuesday night, a pair of us has a night out together while the rest of us eat at home. Because we are five busy people with two parents and three children, I geeked out to make a formal six-week rotation and plugged it into […]
We’ve done our share of craft kits over the years, and I love opening a box that includes everything my child needs to complete a project. This December I wasn’t loving my daughter’s attitude toward giving. She was much more interested in receiving. So it was with open arms that I welcomed the offer from Little […]
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hasbro Gaming. Our family currently includes five total board game geeks. My children had no choice, they were born into it. When dating, Alec and I played Scrabble all the time, and I photographed the final board of every one of our games (including […]
This post contains affiliate links to Amazon. If you’ve ever bought a gingerbread house kit from Michael’s or Trader Joe’s, you know that these houses can be a risky proposition. I have directed many a four-letter word at broken facades of cookie-based homes as I frantically attempt to use frosting as cement to repair the […]
The dollhouse above, aka Mrs. Goodbee, was pretty great. (It’s no longer available.) It has two sides so more kids can play at once; it features audio effects (my daughter loves the toilet flushing sound); and, it was designed to teach manners. After the toilet flushes, a voice calls out, “Wash your hands!” But my […]
My friend, the very creative Wendy Copley, created a clever advent calendar for her children and unknowingly changed the course of my own children’s holiday traditions. Whoa, right? Before I tell you that my family is only altruistic and kind, I will have you know that we usually also supplement with a LEGO advent calendar (prices […]
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? […]
A toddler-sized Minion costume is on the market, of course (here). No one wants to miss that marketing opportunity. But for those of you who want to earn your DIY merit badge, may we suggest assembling the components yourself? Blue overalls and a yellow t-shirt are the basis for a Minions costume. Add a pair […]