Practical ideas for first birthday parties from decorations to food solutions that aren’t too expensive. Happy first birthday to your baby!
Why have 52 challenges for new moms? Outings with a baby? Our own experience with unstructured time and a small baby tells us that having an activity planned or a project for the day is tremendously helpful in passing the time. When your partner gets home from work or you hop on the phone with […]
Why waste your money on the zoo? A 13-month old loves the pet store where he can check out the animals, especially the birds, up close.
One year olds make anything a toy. The best gifts for a 12-month old will last throughout the toddler years. Here are our favorite gifts that last.
Use family photos to make a special memory game as a gift.
Write a huge list of all the things you like to do — even without baby! — so you’ll never be at a loss for how to spend your precious time.
Here’s how to make a cute set of magnets with printable magnet paper.
My baby is wearing a dot for each month of his age on the front of his onesie and laying around. Each month I add to the baby photo series.
Thanks to Katy Mann from IndyWithKids.com for this baby activity. If you’ve tried something with your baby you want to share, please send it to email@example.com. Just a few sentences and a photo or two will do! Something they didn’t show us much on the television show Parks and Recreation is the swimming pools of Pawnee. […]
A babysitter retainer means Date Night and associated childcare are a regular and essential part of each month like FOOD or marital therapy!
A valuable list of very simple things every rookie mom needs to know are included in the new book Homemade Play by early childhood educator Kim Lyons. These are not life-saving skills like how to treat a high fever, but rather revelatory concepts, such as things you can do with a kitchen sponge to entertain […]
This post originally ran a few years ago. I love our very sweet caregiver for Scarlett. She comes to our house three times per week, for five hour shifts, to allow me to do some of the freelance writing and marketing work that I do. Around here, it’s pretty common to set up what we […]