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!

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

Reader Tip: Pretend your only child has a big brother

February 6, 2013

This guest post is from our real-life friend Amanda Papanikolas, rookie mom to baby Felix. Before I had a baby, I mildly judged the few mothers with whom I spent time for being upset when their babies would cry. I figured, “Hey, babies cry. That’s what they do. Relax. Let me finish telling you my […]

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Activity #171: Have a ball

November 1, 2012

An oldie republished for stir-crazy parents and kids. This morning, Milo was throwing train tracks at me. And some legos. And some scrambled egg. And a fork. It reminded me that I need to harness this energy and find something he could throw. Beach balls, like bubbles and 2- and 4-packs of crayons, are items […]

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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 #467: Go hunting with your preschooler

September 21, 2012

We asked Christie Mellor, author of The Three-Martini Playdate and the new Fun Without Dick and Jane, to suggest an activity for rookie moms. Put the fun back in some of your routine outings by “going hunting” with your toddler or preschooler. Here’s how: You want to spend a nice morning with your baby, but […]

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Newborn baby and dad portrait session – OUTTAKE!

June 28, 2012

Source: The Natural Parent Magazine on Facebook

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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!

Makin’ it: Newborn photo opp

March 12, 2012

I saw this picture on Pinterest and wished I thought of it myself when Julian was an infant. I also wanted to Photoshop the words “Takin’ care of business” across the top of the photo, but it’s not my photo, so you’ll just have to imagine the cleverness. Have you done any funny photo shoots […]

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Flashback Friday: Name that bald baby!

February 24, 2012

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 […]

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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!

Toddler fun: sitting in boxes

December 28, 2011

To accommodate our holiday guests in our tiny dining room with its four-top table, my husband ordered a new camping table from Amazon.com. It arrived in a cardboard box big enough for a 7-year old boy and a 4-year old girl to lie down in. How do I know this? Because my kids got in […]

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Activity #39: Slide on the playground

September 26, 2011

Are you ready to see some big smiles? Or looks of horror? Be prepared for either. Our babysitter taught us the following method for putting Julian on the slide when he was too young to slide sitting up: Put baby on tummy, feet down, mid way up the slide. Place his hands up near his […]

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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!

Make this toy: wheelie dog

September 23, 2011

If you’re up for making a quickie toy for your toddler to push around, read on to find out how to make a doggie rolling toy from a simple paper plate. Materials: flimsy paper plate markers or crayons scissors hole punch drinking straw two small empty spools Instructions:

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Toddler’s Rules

September 22, 2011

I saw this on my local parenting listserv (no further source available) and couldn’t resist typing it up.

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