“When my child comes home from a birthday party, I let him show me his party favor bag, and then we carefully sort the items into his existing collections. We have a shelf for plastic pencil toppers, a small basket for erasers that are too small to erase anything, and a tupperware in the car […]
Monthly photos of baby, like the ones Karen took of Laz in her DIY monthly onesies, make me smile. (See Lazzaro’s freaking adorable monthly baby shots.) The mom behind Sticky Bellies has made it super easy to add months or milestones to your baby’s snapsuit, if DIY is not your thing. I like that Sticky […]
Last night I made the possible mistake of inviting my kids to help me brainstorm what a Frozen-themed birthday party might look like. This morning I learned that Scarlett took that as a cue to start making her guest list — and her birthday is not for three months. Though I may have signed up for […]
Babies wearing helmets may have them on as much as 23 hours per day. Why NOT make it fun? All these photos are the work of Lazardo Art. If you want to help anxious moms with infant helmet purchases in their future, please pin this or like it to help spread the word about this […]
This post is inspired and sponsored by eBay. As I was putting together a collection of wall decals for children’s bedrooms on eBay, it struck me how useful the chalkboard wall decals are. In my children’s room, we have a large ice cream-shaped chalkboard decal on the wall, and Scarlett and Julian can use it […]
I just got back from the Holiday Toy Showcase hosted by Time to Play Magazine. I’m sharing some of the editor’s picks (denoted by the MW icon for Most Wanted List) as well as my own discoveries. I was especially on the lookout for baby and toddler toys, while also hunting on behalf my own […]
Need cheap birthday party solutions? Here are 10 easy to do ways to save money on your child’s birthday party. 1. Donuts.
Previously posted in July, 2010. That’s right, I’m on vacation! Tennis shoes, flip-flops, water shoes: what’s a kid to wear on a camping trip? My parents recently took my kiddos camping for three nights. (Yes, I know how incredibly lucky we are.) My step-mom reported back to me that the two pairs of shoes each […]
On vacation! Please enjoy this post from 2010. Julian noticed that I have been sewing a few things for Scarlett and asked me to make something for him. I had hidden two plain Old Navy ringer tshirts in my closet, intending to embellish them in some way for him, but had not yet decided how. […]
Two-year olds are an opinionated lot. Discerning about gifts that relate to their passions, they tend to become hoarders, growing huge collections of vehicles, stuffed animals, or whatever they are most obsessed with. We have a few favorite picks with some universal appeal that may help round out your selection of playthings. Inspire an art […]
When I spotted this beanbag on Amazon, and shared it on our Facebook page, readers really liked it. As I have mentioned before, my kids have a ginormous collection of Webkinz, which are small stuffed animals, plus assorted other plush friends that take up space in our playroom. I purchased a shelving unit specifically for […]
One year olds make anything a toy. The best gifts for a 12-month old will last throughout the toddler years. Here are our favorite gifts.