From the category archives:

Silly

Get on the ground and play at your baby’s level… or perform something so silly you hope nobody will see you!

Start training your toddler for Easter 2014

March 18, 2014

His first Easter, four-month old Julian slept through the whole thing, but once he got his first taste of modern American celebrations of this holiday the following year as a determined toddler, he never looked back. Since he is not actually Christian, his experience of Easter was limited to the hunting of plastic and hard-boiled […]

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Activity #94: Send a message via diapers

February 12, 2014

I love ParentHacks.com; the site offers tons of clever suggestions from readers with kids of all ages. This is one of my favorite parent hacks, and I think it’s a sweet, simple Valentine’s Day gesture: Pass secret messages on diapers. The parent/hacker who submitted it wrote: The other day after “school” I was surprised at […]

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Get on the ground and play at your baby’s level… or perform something so silly you hope nobody will see you!

Activity #326: Find your celebrity baby match

January 21, 2014

Are you pregnant right now? Like, at the same time as Kerry Washington? If so, then you will forever be linked (in your mind, sorry!) as celebrity baby matches. So, if you are obsessing over the Kimya baby or have memorized more than the normal person’s share of information about Kate Winslet’s third child, we’re […]

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Create an easy ball pit at home

October 22, 2013

Turn your pack n play into a ball pit for a toddler that still needs occasional containment but also wants entertainment. (Mama’s gotta carry in the groceries without a little person running into the street, right?!)   Kalena tells us how she did it for curious toddler, Nolan: Remove any mobile and bassinet from your […]

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Get on the ground and play at your baby’s level… or perform something so silly you hope nobody will see you!

Dance with me

September 24, 2013

Who wouldn’t love these shoes? via this post on BuzzFeed.

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Fun with foam, part 1

August 21, 2013

Too wet to go out? Too cold to play ball? (Oh, is that just me and my Summer in the Bay Area? Ha!) Too sick for preschool? This is the ultimate in Drugstore DIY; with a can of shaving cream or a bar of soap, here is lots of good fun that is funny: Microwave […]

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Get on the ground and play at your baby’s level… or perform something so silly you hope nobody will see you!

Tech Tuesday: Claim your toddler’s hood with a t-shirt

June 25, 2013

Customized tshirts have never been easier to order. No longer must you be ordering for a whole team to secure an affordable price per shirt. Numerous websites allow users to design and purchase tshirts with their own names or inside jokes. This personalized onesie is from CustomGlamGirl.com, where nine years ago I ordered Heather’s husband […]

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Activity #102: Photograph your baby ALONE alone

June 6, 2013

Chelsea Day and her husband, Nate, have a special ritual whenever they’re alone with the baby for any length of time. They take pictures of their little one alone like alone alone (dare I say abandoned?) and text them to each other. We met Chelsea at the Mom 2.0 conference on a bus and she […]

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Get on the ground and play at your baby’s level… or perform something so silly you hope nobody will see you!

Funny first birthday party invitation

April 26, 2013

My friends sent this one out to celebrate their daughter’s first birthday. Sense of humor, yes? Remember, do what YOU want to do and the rest will fall in line.

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Tech Tuesday: Create a toddler naptime playlist on spotify

February 26, 2013

My friend and parenting expert, Julie King, had a rookie baby who would not sleep once he reached the toddler age. Once he figured out that better things were going on in the other room, he resisted. Together with her friend and co-author, Joanna Faber, they created Asher’s Dance and Rest Tape to trick the […]

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Get on the ground and play at your baby’s level… or perform something so silly you hope nobody will see you!

What makes your toddler mad?

February 25, 2013

Is your toddler mad, angry, or throwing a fit? This little chart will help you figure things out.

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A driving lesson for toddlers

February 18, 2013

A reader from Toronto sent this video to us and I thought it was pretty cute.

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