Homemade play-dough is cheaper, it’s safe, it’s edible, and it’s great for people like me who don’t have too many toys in their house.
Craft ideas and instructions – go make something fun with your hands for your baby or yourself! Our most popular craft projects have been Make easy toddler pants out of an old t-shirt and Alter your board books. Have a look around, make something, and share your pictures!
Sugru attracted my interest because it falls into the category of things I often buy my husband for Christmas. A little bit offbeat, innovative, and purportedly useful for accomplishing around-the-house chores. It looked like an open-ended tool that could solve a variety of problems, and then I forgot about it. When I saw these pictures […]
Yesterday I texted Heather that I outed us on Instagram as liberal floozies by posting this picture of her in a Pussy Hat and using hashtags like #feminist
This is one easy DIY project that will give you bang for your $5. My mom created the first iterations of our family’s flannel swaddle blankets and I have sewn a few more with these instructions. I even made one large enough to wrap my five-year old when he wanted to be the baby again […]
I’m super excited to report that in less than 10 minutes for $10 (plus shipping), I am totally on trend with a flipping adorable Christmas ornament of my children. When Whitney told us that funky shapes are all the rage for holiday cards, I thought, “Bah! That just costs more in postage.” And now I’m […]
Thanks to Heifer International for sponsoring this post. The way my stepmom presents Hannukah, long distance, to my kids is definitely worth sharing — and requires some visuals. A few years ago, she gave us this Hanukkah tapestry. Each pocket is intended to hold a small treat. There is a little candle to dangle outside […]
Those arm rolls. Those spaghetti straps. That face. 😍😍😍 #adfm #fatbaby #9monthsold #babiesofinstagram A photo posted by Karen Merzenich (@offthemeathook) on Oct 22, 2016 at 10:52am PDT We share our favorite photos on Instagram, but then where do they go? My Instagram feed has all kinds of things on it, but when I post a […]
Remember how when you sorta grew out of Halloween, there were still times when you were able to throw together a costume with items you had on hand, because at the last minute someone would convince you to dress up? This can work for a baby or toddler costume, too. Let’s do some super easy […]
We love and pin baby Halloween costumes all year. My first baby was only a couple days old on Halloween and I had been planning his giraffe costume for as long as I could do the math. I wanted to share my favorite ideas for other baby mamas looking to order something or start getting crafty. 1. Yoda. If […]
If I have to critique the unicorn costume I made for baby Allie, I’d say that her horn is too big for her little head. Other than that, what she’s wearing is comfy and whimsical, and thankfully, she does not have the ability to criticize the way she’s been dressed. And unicorns? They are on […]
When I saw Mike Adamick, local dad and writer, on an afternoon talk show talking about decorating cute shirts for his daughter, I thought it was unlikely I’d learn something new. I mean, I’ve already written about decorating onesies in just about every way I can think of. But behold, Mike taught me yet another […]
Charlie Brown costume for babies is perfect with a bald baby. Or anyone! Our DIY instructions require only one piece of sticky-backed felt to make the outfit complete