When my babies were about five months old, I gave them soft lovey to sleep with. It seemed crazy that a baby so young would care, but it was so effective.
Photogenic crib sheets and blankets are perfect for the moms and dads photographing newborns and babies lying down. We love these!
If you’ve ever introduced a breastfed baby to rice cereal, you already know what I’m about to tell you: solid food is constipating for babies.
I love the open floor-plan and the smaller details that enable our kids to be bigger helpers in the kitchen. Want to create your own kid-friendly kitchen?
My son’s kindergarten teacher created LOVE, HOPE, and PEACE posters for all the children in her class using a simple app and the children paraded around the school in support of unity. If your heart doesn’t melt a little bit, then stop read this instead. If you find yourself going “AWWW” then you should download […]
This is one easy DIY project that will give you bang for your $5. My mom created the first iterations of our family’s flannel swaddle blankets and I have sewn a few more with these instructions. I even made one large enough to wrap my five-year old when he wanted to be the baby again […]
If feeding your child stewed prunes and other high-fiber foods isn’t enough, it might be time to get serious with toddler constipation. One of my sons was consistently constipated after he began eating solids. He wasn’t stopped up for days on end — though that happens, ouch! — but he had many instances of Hurty Poop where constant straining […]
Thanks to CVS Pharmacy for sponsoring this post. I think we all agree that Target has everything: umbrellas, Starbucks, and now, flu shots. So I got one. Two bonuses that came out of this trip to Target’s CVS, beyond my increased immunity to the flu virus: 1 – a high-five from another shopper who was […]
With the economy totally sucking, we’ve modified our babysitter retainer model slightly and are trying to have a few more date nights at home. If you thought it was totally unrealistic when I told you to put your kids to bed before 7pm and have a date-night, I feel you. Here are six slightly more […]
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 […]
Do your children ask you the same question 80 times in a row? My 5-year old does, and sometimes I think it’s due to her age — distracted, impatient, excited, forgetful, enthusiastic — and sometimes it’s because she’s hoping for a different answer. But little kid nagging is The Worst. Amirite? “Can I have a […]
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 […]