Sure, kids can get hurt at playgrounds, but parents are at risk as well. If you do visit a playground with your child, it’s important to take precaution.
Basically, I was ready for anything. That’s not true: I wasn’t ready to get all emotional and for my eyes to fill with tears while we were in that room. That’s not entirely true either: I should have known I’d spring a face leak because this happens fairly often these days.
Budget-friendly? Yes? Multi-functional? You bet. If you have a little kid, you need at least one bag of these…even if you never intend to make a craft with them.
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).
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 […]
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 […]
The interloper was lodged sideways under the surface of our toddler’s palm and it looked pretty cozy in there, with no intention of budging. We had our tweezers ready, but […]
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 […]
Sticker use is at an all-time high here at home tome headquarters. This is good news for sticker manufacturers and those who hold futures in adhesives. All indications point toward […]
Finally! What you have all been waiting for: a guide to children’s books with MUSHROOMS. This is for those of you who decided to have kids in order to further […]
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 of mail is basically asking for blizzard-like conditions in your kitchen. In fact, it turns out the weather can change […]
There is a lot of reading going on here and a whole lot of love for books, so I don’t feel bad bashing just a few titles. Here are a few I have banned from our house
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 coif, your creative topiaries, and the clever way you can spear a single pea with your fingerblade. I am writing […]
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 things in my life for the better but I can’t say I’m a fan of all this new sink time. […]
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 parts arrived long ago, we didn’t shed those extremely stubborn 7.2 lbs despite the semi-consistent-mid-day-melt-your-skin-sun-runs in the park <note overly-inclusive […]