This activity is especially good if you feel like your living room is already an obstacle course — now it can be on purpose! Set up an obstacle course so your baby can test his mobility skills (crawling, rolling, lurching, flailing, whatever!). Try a couple of pillows, some toys, a plastic bowl, and (to make […]
Reduce, reuse, recycle and have fun doing it.
Homemade baby food shortcuts make DIY purees easier and still healthy, inexpensive: full fat organic yogurt & applesauce are the MVPs.
She called it a bullsh*t Hallmark holiday with the sole purpose of making people feel guilty for their choices. I had always thought Earth Day was a bit of fun: a good excuse to bike instead of drive. Who’s right?
Whole Foods, the upscale grocery store I used to visit only occasionally, opened new location in my neighborhood about a year ago. Now that I drive by its inviting façade every day, I’m forced to think wisely about how I use this resource, known for its photogenic food and high prices. Last week, a debate […]
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 […]
The Montessori-inspired geoboard is a project and a gift that will probably meet everyone’s goals of being frugal, green, and creative.
Karen — who has written numerous posts here and who has her own site Off the Meathook — and I spent the past two days walking the enormous floor of the annual ABC Kids Expo, where folks in the baby industry show off their products to potential buyers and media. Karen even spent some time laying on […]
Thanks to FriendlyRooster.com for sponsoring this post.Morgan & Milo slip-ons from FriendlyRooster.com Shoes are an entire new world of responsibility for parents. From deciding when kids start wearing them, to how many pairs of shoes a growing body needs at a time, to managing where they are, and if they are allowed to be worn in the […]
Small world play refers to creating little environments for pretending by combining household objects, existing toys, and some from the outdoors.
I did this project and wrote the post for the first time when my now ten-year old was as pictured above, after being inspired by tinyhappy who displayed before and after pictures of her tshirts made into pants. Now, let’s celebrate my success, people. I took this long-sleeved t-shirt belonging to Ryan, and while Julian […]
Like everyone else on the Internet, we are trying not to accumulate too much stuff. However, we do like to show the dad in our house a little appreciation on Father’s Day. There’s nothing I can do about the kids’ art projects (popsicle sticks!) he’ll be forced to keep forever and ever, but I can try […]
My parents were divorced before I was in preschool; I want an epic marriage that last for 70 years (long after my diaper-wearing boys are out of the house).