the home tome

what happens at home, stays at home… unless I write about it here

think carefully about which Halloween decorations you put up

I am not a psychotherapist but I play one on the interwebs today. Do you like to squish pumpkin goop in your hands? Have you fooled yourself into thinking that … Continue reading

October 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

crafty: diy quick leaf crown for toddlers

Let the Imperfect Crafting Games begin! This is either the beginning of a whole lotta spontaneous kid-crafting for us, or it’s a one-off. We’ll see. But the other night I … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · 12 Comments

kitchen weather patterns: feeding a toddler

I recently learned that putting a pile of Parmesan on a toddler’s tray then turning your back even briefly to wash a dish, wipe the counter, or open a piece … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 8 Comments

are you drinking too much coffee?

(image source) In honor of National Coffee Day, I was just wondering if you are drinking too much coffee…Because, you know, I don’t have this addiction myself – oh no … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · 2 Comments

the home tome’s list of banned baby books

In honor of banned books week, I decided to ban some baby books. From our collection. At least for the time being. Please know that I very much believe in … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · 19 Comments

Edward Scissorhands please cut my toddler’s hair

image source Dear Edward (can I call you Ed?), Let me start off by saying that I’m a huge fan of your work: I have long admired your Robert Smith-like … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · 17 Comments

exclamations in celebration of my 200th post!

  (Apologies in advance to exclamation point haters – I know you’re out there! Please make an exception just this once, for I can find no other punctuation to adequately … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · 8 Comments

mommy wash dishes: greetings from the kitchen sink

Sippy cups. Milk bottles. Tiny spoons. Funky bowls and plates meant to make mealtime more fun. Last night’s nasty pan still reeking of salmon. Ad infinitum. Motherhood has changed many … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 13 Comments

happy five to my hilarious hubs

Getting all the details sorted out for our wedding five short years ago… Before I met my husband, Rob, I didn’t believe in miracles. Now I do. In honor of … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · 12 Comments

good bye-bye summer

Wait, summer! Summer! Come back! Instead of lamenting all the things we didn’t do this summer (for example, we didn’t picnic, we didn’t barbeque even once though the grill’s replacement … Continue reading

August 31, 2014 · 4 Comments

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