This picture might look more glamorous than our lives really are, but these are actual hand-painted bodysuits made for Holden at Heather’s baby shower, which I hosted. Regular non-crafty friends made several of these in about a half hour. My college friend Meg, an experienced mom and author of The Rug Merchant (link provided for those […]
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Craft ideas and instructions – go make something fun with your hands for your baby or yourself! Our most popular craft projects have been Make easy toddler pants out of an old t-shirt and Alter your board books. Have a look around, make something, and share your pictures!
Taking a walk outdoors consistently offers mood-changing vibes to cranky little people, even from their earliest days on this planet. Toddlers who can do their own walking do so with more pride outdoors. But at some point, children are not as easily manipulated into going on something as vague as a walk and they want to […]
Baby photo gifts come in a wide array of silly to sweet. Playing cards, wrapping paper to mugs and iPhone cases. What about a blanket?
Looking for a cheap gift for a toddler or little kid? Make this homemade treasure box for less than $10 in less than 10 minutes.
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.
We are big fans of the I Spy books, starting with the board book versions I bought when Julian was a baby. We play “I Spy” with regular books, too, and now we’ve graduated into Where’s Waldo? territory. When Julian was four, he and I did a little photo shoot with big plans — still […]
When I saw this activity on photojojo, I ran right out for bulldog clips to get started on a long overdue family photo wall. Unfortunately, my local Office Depot does not carry them in stock (nor does the next one down the street, which I stupidly thought was a different chain… but was the same chain!) so […]
I’m totally jealous of these really cute announcement photos that leverage the ability of a photo to communicate all the stats for a new baby. I’m guessing I’m not the only one who will look at these and want a do-over. This photo is courtesy of CandyCrushShop.com owner Jeannette Qunitero who created this super cute […]
A valuable list of very simple things every rookie mom needs to know are included in the new book Homemade Play by early childhood educator Kim Lyons. These are not life-saving skills like how to treat a high fever, but rather revelatory concepts, such as things you can do with a kitchen sponge to entertain […]
In about ten minutes, you can make someone feel loved for Valentine’s Day. Here are five fresh ideas for you using stuff you probably have around the house: 1. Mix up a love potion Follow the tasty (and fast) instructions from the lovely Marie at makeandtakes. Serve your love for breakfast, snack or dessert. 2. […]
A scarf with enough fabric to drape over a nursing baby is a simple concept. I’m not sure why it took so long for the trend to shift from moms tossing a blanket over their shoulder (possibly tucking it into a bra strap so it doesn’t slide) to wearing an infinity scarf that definitely won’t […]
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 […]