I’m super excited to report that in less than 10 minutes for $10 (plus shipping), I am totally on trend with a flipping adorable Christmas ornament of my children. When Whitney told us that funky shapes are all the rage for holiday cards, I thought, “Bah! That just costs more in postage.” And now I’m […]
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!
Thanks to Heifer International for sponsoring this post. The way my stepmom presents Hannukah, long distance, to my kids is definitely worth sharing — and requires some visuals. A few years ago, she gave us this Hanukkah tapestry. Each pocket is intended to hold a small treat. There is a little candle to dangle outside […]
Those arm rolls. Those spaghetti straps. That face. 😍😍😍 #adfm #fatbaby #9monthsold #babiesofinstagram A photo posted by Karen Merzenich (@offthemeathook) on Oct 22, 2016 at 10:52am PDT We share our favorite photos on Instagram, but then where do they go? My Instagram feed has all kinds of things on it, but when I post a […]
Remember how when you sorta grew out of Halloween, there were still times when you were able to throw together a costume with items you had on hand, because at the last minute someone would convince you to dress up? This can work for a baby or toddler costume, too. Let’s do some super easy […]
We love and pin baby Halloween costumes all year. My first baby was only a couple days old on Halloween and I had been planning his giraffe costume for as long as I could do the math. I wanted to share my favorite ideas for other baby mamas looking to order something or start getting crafty. 1. Yoda. If […]
If I have to critique the unicorn costume I made for baby Allie, I’d say that her horn is too big for her little head. Other than that, what she’s wearing is comfy and whimsical, and thankfully, she does not have the ability to criticize the way she’s been dressed. And unicorns? They are on […]
When I saw Mike Adamick, local dad and writer, on an afternoon talk show talking about decorating cute shirts for his daughter, I thought it was unlikely I’d learn something new. I mean, I’ve already written about decorating onesies in just about every way I can think of. But behold, Mike taught me yet another […]
Charlie Brown costume for babies is perfect with a bald baby. Or anyone! Our DIY instructions require only one piece of sticky-backed felt to make the outfit complete
With an adorable eight-month old baby available to us, how could Heather and I not take advantage of being able to dress up Karen’s baby Allie in Halloween costumes for our annual Halloween blog posts? Behold 5 easy-peasy DIY baby Halloween costumes. I organized all the supplies and we headed over to Karen’s house with […]
This weekend, my preschooler son asked if we could make Halloween decorations. I invented this easy and fun craft and it went great! Having kept him busy for hours, I can say that Recycled Jar Lanterns are my new go-to kid craft activity. Materials and instructions: We found some old jars of various shapes and sizes, […]
Practical ideas for first birthday parties from decorations to food solutions that aren’t too expensive. Happy first birthday to your baby!
The woman behind your behind, Sara Blakely, best known for her invention of SPANX, was struck by a creative impulse during her 40th week of pregnancy, which gave birth to The Belly Art Project. This coffee table book, whose sale proceeds will go towards Every Mother Counts, is filled with highly stylized photographs of painted pregnant […]