My fellow Americans, history is upon us. It’s an election year. If you have a newborn in the house, it can be like living under a rock for several months. But you can still be in on the fun. I suggest you throw a debate-watching party to reconnect with your childfree friends. You supply the […]
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This is what we’re all about, tracking, counting, recording, measuring…
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?
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This is a list of flexible jobs for stay-at-home moms, and I’ll acknowledge that for some women, none of them will be a fit. It’s not a list of flexible jobs for women who are lawyers, pilots, pharmacists, or product managers. The idea here is that there are some opportunities to leverage technology to earn […]
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 […]
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 […]
This handy little Q & A a Day diary makes tracking my life simple, nerdy, fun. Each day, I answer a brief question in a sentence or two. Example prompts: Which celebrity would you want to interview? How did you start your day? What three words describe your family? On each page, the date is there and […]
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 […]
We’ve been kicking around the Never Leave Home Again (Unless You Really Want To) Guide for New Parents for a long time now. Over on our local site, we call it the Home Delivery Guide and go deep into everyone who will bring me a hot dinner on a given weeknight. Be we can go […]
Mike posted an awesome list of indie stores to browse online. I am returning the favor with a suggestion targeted at his demo: crafty dads of preschool-aged kids. (As a marketer, I will say this demographic is probably the least valuable to any company, but it is one that I personally adore.) photo by megret7 […]
This post contains affiliate links. Getting new eyeglasses is one of my greatest triumphs of the summer. It might sound minor, but I’ve been wearing the ones you see on the left as long as it took to grow those bangs all the way down to my shoulders, and then go back to having them again. 45 minutes after […]