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Sep25
Inspiring Halloween Costume Ideas for the DIY-er

Inspiring Halloween Costume Ideas for the DIY-er

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I’ve spent a good number of hours looking at the inventive costumes people come up with. We’re a family with a lot of respect for the DIY costume. My husband once spent almost $100 making this Shriner costume (complete with little car) and I almost killed him. I’m cheap you see. I’ve been browsing all […]

Sep20
If they won’t eat it, maybe they’ll play with it.

If they won’t eat it, maybe they’ll play with it.

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I am the long suffering mother of a picky eight-year-old and a sometimes picky six-year-old. When my daughter was four she would play for hours at her pretend kitchen making up lots of delicious pretend dinners for me to pretend eat. I sometimes pretended to be her and acted like the meal was as disgusting […]

Sep18
Halloween Costumes: my favorites for 2007

Halloween Costumes: my favorites for 2007

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Each year I start shopping for costumes in mid-October and then end up at the party supply store buying whatever’s left and spending a million dollars on it. This year I will likely do the same thing but I will have looked at all the options before I spend a million dollars on costumes for […]

Sep13
Trend Alert: Rainbow is the new Black

Trend Alert: Rainbow is the new Black

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My apologies for not having contributed sooner. I have been way busy but plan on getting back to my regular publishing schedule. Perusing through children’s catalogs and online boutiques is luckily a needed source of distraction, rather than frustration. Pictures and design is eye candy to me. Rainbow in clothing are a trend I’ve noticed. […]

Sep06
It’s a Pirate’s Life for me… Early Celebration of Talk Like a Pirate Day

It’s a Pirate’s Life for me… Early Celebration of Talk Like a Pirate Day

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You don’t have to wait until September 19 to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day. We celebrated in August and I plan to make it a monthly affair at my house. Like many a preschool boy, my son is obsessed with pirates. Blaming pirates for his ill manners, as well. I’m eating with my hands […]

Sep04
The Best Children’s Number Art.

The Best Children’s Number Art.

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A few months ago we looked at alphabet toys and decor. In the last couple of weeks I’ve run across a couple prints which help your kids learn their numbers and decorate their rooms. Robin Rosenthal’s counting birds poster at Etsy has a delicious color scheme and is just about the perfect price. In case […]

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