A friend of mine, mother to one little boy, told me she loved the “Dollhouses for Boys” post I did last year. Funny, because in my mind, that post was for parents of boys and girls equally — anyone who didn’t want pink plastic to take over their playroom, especially families with boys AND girls […]
In my nine years of experience living with a kid-friendly bathroom and tub, I’ve developed some very strong opinions about what’s good and bad in bath toys. Allow me to share four lessons with you. Your squirty toys are nasty, mildewy, and gross. I’m sure there’s some recipe for regularly cleaning with bleach and then making them […]
What’s the difference between a third child and a first child? The first child has a “Star Wars fourth birthday party” and he’s never seen Star Wars. The third child can hum along the Clone Wars theme song before he can even speak. And we all deserve a Star Wars birthday party no matter what […]
We asked our beautiful facebook community to chime in on what splurge of a baby gear purchase has been most worth the money. And you guys had some pretty strong opinions. [Side note: that’s why I love you guys.] We love our strollers! Speaking from firsthand experience as a person who tried to cheap-out on the […]
Picking party favors that won’t make other parents roll their eyes is no easy task. Especially if you still want the guests to be happy.
Monthly photos of baby, like the ones Karen took of Laz in her DIY monthly onesies, make me smile. (See Lazzaro’s freaking adorable monthly baby shots.) The mom behind Sticky Bellies has made it super easy to add months or milestones to your baby’s snapsuit, if DIY is not your thing. I like that Sticky […]
Last night I made the possible mistake of inviting my kids to help me brainstorm what a Frozen-themed birthday party might look like. This morning I learned that Scarlett took that as a cue to start making her guest list — and her birthday is not for three months. Though I may have signed up for […]
Babies wearing helmets may have them on as much as 23 hours per day. Why NOT make it fun? All these photos are the work of Lazardo Art. If you want to help anxious moms with infant helmet purchases in their future, please pin this or like it to help spread the word about this […]
This post is inspired and sponsored by eBay. As I was putting together a collection of wall decals for children’s bedrooms on eBay, it struck me how useful the chalkboard wall decals are. In my children’s room, we have a large ice cream-shaped chalkboard decal on the wall, and Scarlett and Julian can use it […]
I just got back from the Holiday Toy Showcase hosted by Time to Play Magazine. I’m sharing some of the editor’s picks (denoted by the MW icon for Most Wanted List) as well as my own discoveries. I was especially on the lookout for baby and toddler toys, while also hunting on behalf my own […]
Need cheap birthday party solutions? Here are 10 easy to do ways to save money on your child’s birthday party. 1. Donuts.
On her fifth birthday, Scarlett opened a birthday gift from my sister and then left the room crying. When I talked to her about it, she said with a very sad voice, “I forgot to tell Auntie Em that I don’t like princesses and fairies.” The gift was a set of paper doll and sticker […]