An oldie republished for stir-crazy parents and kids. This morning, Milo was throwing train tracks at me. And some LEGOs. And bits of scrambled egg. And a fork. It reminded me that I need to harness this energy and find something he could throw. We love the giant yoga ball (AKA birth ball) as pictured. […]
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5 to 15 minute of baby distracting fun. The best part is you can do it all again tomorrow or even later today.
Taking pictures of new standers, cruisers, and walkers is most adorable from the backside. Allow me to demonstrate.
These are the droids you’re looking for. I created this hanging R2D2 mobile after seeing this gorgeous Vespa mobile on Hey Jen Renee (please click through, pin it, love it!). For our baby brother, we wanted to make a Star Wars version, but this same idea could work for any number of fun themes. I […]
The following is an excerpt from our new book Stuff Every Mom Should Know. We’re giving you little tastes of the book all week in hopes you will buy one to keep in your purse for just such situations. And one for the car. Increasingly we all have smart phones loaded with apps, videos, and […]
We got a great tip from longtime reader, Ghanimatrix, about how she squeezes in more me time. She says: The best way for me to find “me time” is to either stay on top of chores so that nap time becomes leisure time, OR to go run an errand when my husband gets home and […]
I have been blessed with three beautiful hairless baby boys. Their resemblance to one another is so strong that sometimes I have to look at the date of a picture to know which child it is. The face recognition on iPhoto doesn’t do much better. So, without further ado, I invite you to play “Name […]
Inspired by the idea to turn a Pack ‘N Play into a ball pit, Rebeca from averageparent.com took it in a new direction. She takes an armful of her son’s stuffed animals and puts them into a cardboard box, or empty laundry basket, to create a cozy play area. He loves it, and it’s a […]
I used to see 3-year olds around town dressed in wild combinations of stripes, gingham, rainbow tights and superhero capes. I wondered when my baby would look that creative and charming.* Then it dawned on me and I began to create wild combinations and increase the creativity in my infant’s wardrobe. If your baby is […]
Because we don’t have time to learn everything about everything, it’s nice to find trustworthy moms who will do some of the work for you. When it comes to gadgets, the women at Cool Mom Tech have offered to step up as that source. Founded by Liz and Kristen of Cool Mom Picks, who partnered […]
Do you want to squeeze in some exercise during your day? But also just want to lay around? While lying on the floor, hold baby above you and rhythmically lower baby to your face, kiss baby’s face all over, and raise baby back up again… I used to like to say “kiss the baby” when […]
Can you rummage through your house and find all the lady bugs…or all the elephants, or hearts? Using your child’s puzzles, toys and books, find all the examples you have of a single subject matter. “It’s interesting to compare the ways different illustrators depict the same thing,” rookie mom Becky wrote to us in an […]
A local-to-us rookie mom, Jen, told us “The monthly shot (now on 2nd kid, too) with the same toy in the same chair is still going strong at now 33 months. (No, we haven’t figured out when we’ll stop. Kindergarten? When she rolls her eyes & flips us off every month?)” I asked her to […]