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!

Activity #27: Go swimming

August 11, 2014

Taking the baby in the pool is both scary and funny. A kid’s gotta stick his toe into the water at some point, right? Buy a package of disposable swim diapers or a reusable one, and plan your outing. This is our 27th rookie mom challenge. If you are alone, think carefully through the logistics […]

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Activity #22: Play in another kind of nursery

July 7, 2014

  Your weekly challenge is to enjoy the rainbow of colors at an outdoor plant nursery. Let her touch/listen to the wind chimes on display, tour the orchid hot-house, and watch the koi in the water garden pond (the bright-colored fish swarm up to greet kids because they expect food). A baby carrier is perfect […]

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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 #17: Act like Julie from The Love Boat

June 2, 2014

It’s time to make your own fun. Plan out your week and write up the schedule. Pick an activity and a time and tell everyone who might be available that they are welcome to join you. Be brave and invite folks you hardly know. Or send out an email with your whole week to get […]

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

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

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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Dance with me

September 24, 2013

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

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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!

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

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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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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