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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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Aug30
Ideas for Traveling With Kids: The Best Car Activities, No Electricity Required

Ideas for Traveling With Kids: The Best Car Activities, No Electricity Required

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In about 15 minutes we are going “Up North”. Everyone in Michigan refers to going anywhere north of where you are as going “Up North”. However, there’s up north and there is Up North. We are going to the upper peninsula, so far into the upper peninsula it may as well be Canada, without the […]

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