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!

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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Kids wearing kids

August 19, 2011

I’m on vacation in Peru! With my husband! Without my kids! When I was looking at pictures of our destinations in advance of my trip, I thought it would be appropriate to post these while I was gone. Babywearing is obviously common place in Peru, and older siblings wear their younger sibs, but most different […]

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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 #129: Make a mini water table

July 24, 2011

Misty’s found a way for her baby to enjoy some summertime water fun: Fill baby’s high chair tray with water for warm weather splashing! I love this activity for hot, housebound babies everywhere (especially those of us jailed by an older napping child). Baby Madeline’s high chair has a very deep lip, enough to hold […]

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Activity #308: Hit the casino with a bambino

June 29, 2011

When we have new babies in our lives, it’s easy to go into a self-imposed exile or quarantine, reading only sleep habits books and looking only at the baby. Of course, Whitney and I think that mama needs to leave the house and thus this site was born. I read the story of how Vicky […]

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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!

Formula, you have met your maker, and it’s electronic.

June 16, 2011

Surely you’ve seen those coffee makers that use little pods for individual servings of coffee. Now, there’s a drink machine just for your baby. From the website MinuteBuzz.com: Swiss mums have a new labour-saving device to add to their armoury with the advent of Baby Nes — the equivalent of the cult Nespresso coffee machine, […]

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Activity #80: Let your infant dress himself

May 18, 2011

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 […]

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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’s your baby name for the Other Gender?

April 6, 2011

Tomorrow I’ll be having some tests to determine our baby-to-be’s gender. I don’t know how soon we’ll get the results, but probably sometime in April. I’ve tried to avoid daydreaming about names until we know for sure. But, Whitney can attest to the fact that I’ve been earmarking “my third son’s name” for years now. […]

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6 things to do before you’re six, guest post from Holden

March 25, 2011

For my birthday last week, Holden wrote me a terrific note. Do you see that? I’m ossum. Whitney challenged me to eek a guest post out of my son. She suggested I interview him and co-write “6 things to do before you’re six.” Great idea, in theory. I took a short-cut and made my own […]

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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!

Self-portraits in cupcakes

February 21, 2011

Heather and I went to a 2-day conference in San Francisco to meet up with our Babycenter colleagues. It’s been several months that we’ve been writing weekly posts over there, but this was the first time we met most of the other contributors in person. We spent hours in a conference room, but our hosts […]

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Activity #515: Track your new mama milestones

February 9, 2011

When we look back in 25 years, we will marvel that our babies have become adults who drive cars and earn their own paychecks. (Here’s hoping!) You probably have a baby book to track your bambino’s progress through the first year: sitting up, crawling, first tooth, and so on. But how will you remember 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!

Baby names inspired by J.Crew

February 4, 2011

My daughter, Scarlett, is one of two Scarletts in her 3-year old ballet class. While the color scarlet is spelled differently, her name does evoke a deep red image for me, and I hope that as she grows older, she develops an affinity for red as her signature color. As I’ve met an increasing number […]

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Activity #75: Fake ‘em out

February 2, 2011

When Julian was a little guy and I needed to remove my cell phone from his little paws, a decoy cell phone was the way to avoid a mini-tantrum. Save old sunglasses, cell phones, remotes and key chains that are no longer needed in a drawer. To keep le baby busy: pull them out one […]

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