Traveling with toddlers is not easy under the best of circumstances. But managing car seats on board an airplane is a pain. Try one of these ideas instead.
Introduce age-appropriate chores to teach your little one responsibility and do a little bit less around the house. Sounds like a win win.
Here’s an unusual gift idea for a niece or nephew about whose age you aren’t super in-the-know. These Jelly Beadz (also sold as Orbeez) are hours of fun. My daughter filled a clear tub with a generous supply of them in order to create a spa experience for herself. She loves the feeling of the […]
Movies today are louder, faster-paced, and more startling than they were when we were kids. I have only noticed that because when I’m at the movies (without kids) I am aware of what sensory overload it would be for little ones. Add that to any sensitivities with which a child may be hardwired, and movies […]
I met our guest writer today, Nicola, at a cafe in Oakland. She — an Australian and a recent transplant to the Bay Area — questioned why our cafes don’t offer babyccinos to children who accompany their parents. I didn’t know what she meant, and asked her to explain, via a blog post. Nicola is […]
With the economy totally sucking, we’ve modified our babysitter retainer model slightly and are trying to have a few more date nights at home. If you thought it was totally unrealistic when I told you to put your kids to bed before 7pm and have a date-night, I feel you. Here are six slightly more […]
For rainy or snowy days with little kids, you don’t have to be stuck inside counting the minutes until your partner gets home. There are at least 49 things more fun to do together! Let me explain. Yes, I realize my daughter might not forgive me for this picture later in life. But she was […]
This weekend, my preschooler son asked if we could make Halloween decorations. I invented this easy and fun craft and it went great! Having kept him busy for hours, I can say that Recycled Jar Lanterns are my new go-to kid craft activity. Materials and instructions: We found some old jars of various shapes and sizes, […]
Thanks to our guest writer, Allison Kenny, mother and author, for this post. You know the moment. When your child’s eyes glaze over and they gear themselves up to throw an epic fit in Target…in the grocery store…at a friend’s house…on an airplane…and there you are: heat rising up the back of your neck, cheeks […]
Wanna just buy one outright? I don’t blame you, I got tired just writing about all these awesome projects. Three super cute (gender-neutral) play kitchens on amazon are Melissa & Doug’s wooden kitchen (more compact) and Kid Craft red retro (more deluxe, also comes in turquoise!!) or this stainless set just like modern times. I also encourage […]
Our guest post today comes from Peanut Butter or Jelly author and San Francisco mother of two, Deborah Kelson. Deb discovered a few ways to get kids voting. No matter your politics, voting matters. How do we talk about voting with minors who aren’t allowed to vote yet? As parents, how can we get them involved? […]
When my son was a toddler, an outing to Barnes & Noble to visit the train table in the children’s section there could take up half our day. Thomas trains were an adorable obsession. There was no limit to the length of time he could spend connecting Thomas, Henry, and James, plus nine others whose […]