Mother Nature is a powerful and creative woman. She is also extremely moody and has a wicked sense of humor. She expresses these latter personality traits in different ways, […]
Throwing a DIY Birthday party at home is a busload of work. But it’s fun. In fact, it’s pretty much The Most Fun. The party took place two days after […]
If you have a child around two years old who has pretty much stopped putting things in his or her mouth, then I recommend these as a holiday gift…they are budget friendly and I think, between you and your kid, you can find approximately 1001 uses for them.
GUEST POST from the one and only DIY Mama: Halloween BOO YAH Toddler T-shirts, very cute.
Our mostly chill and easy-going child has begun to occasionally resemble a tiny tornado. Sometimes he whirls around our house so fast that he’s a blur. In honor of his safety, the safety of others, and the safety of our house, we’re trying to figure out WHY he’s spinning.
Here’s how five brilliant, funny writers manage to write with toddlers (or toddlers plus).
When I got married, several people gave me aprons. I got floral aprons and aprons with polka dots. Some had frills and one was covered in calico fish. I appreciated […]
This is a very complicated one ingredient recipe. Probably only professional chefs and true culinary geniuses will be able to follow it.
Let the official potty training begin! We’re about to do the three-day sit-in. Do you have any advice?
When I was in college, I dreamed I would one day have a newspaper column. And then, POOF!* It happened! *POOF in this case does not indicate a magical or instantaneous occurrence.
For those of you who are road trippin’ this summer, I have a traffic report: It’s bad out there. Real bad. Everywhere. If you get behind the wheel, chances are […]
If you make popsicles for your two year old, think carefully where he eats them, ie not near the white couch.
For father’s day, I gave my husband the best gift I could think of: I didn’t use the word “but.”
Of course, “heartburn” is the perfect descriptor for that burning sensation in your chest. Still, I spent about ten months or so coming up with other ways to describe this particular pain…
Isn’t it weird/cool/surprising when seemingly disparate elements in life intersect? For example, here at the home tome headquarters we finally got a fence installed this week. Simultaneously, I have been […]
I’m finding, lately, that parenting is a bit like performing in a slapstick comedy or maybe a vaudeville routine: if you’re anything like me, you’ll go to some strange lengths […]
My neck? When I make the ill-advised decision to turn my head, it creaks like the rusted-out door of an ancient castle. My shoulders? Knots as big and dense as […]
If you’ve ever sat around wondering what it’s like to live with an artist who works with packing tape and wire (and I know this is happening in households across […]