Tag Archives: toys

Assembly Required – On Christmas Toy Setup

Christmas toys. They come in boxes. They look small and tidy. And easy. They lie. Take the teeny, tiny trampoline I got for my girls for Christmas this year, for example. It came in a small, flat box, it’s only … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Kindergarten Kids – The Great Cleanup

Problem: Santa came and left a humongous mess in your house. Wrapping toys, boxes all around. It’s overwhelming, and PS your kids do not want to help you tidy it up. Welp, too bad, amirite? Solution: First, come to grips with the fact that … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Preschool Pointers – 5: Cycle the Toys

Problem: Over the past however many years you’ve acquired a metric ton of children’s toys, more than half of which your kids don’t even touch. Solution:

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Review – Sweet As Me Dolls from Little Mommy

When we arrived home from vacation, you can imagine my girls’ joy when they saw a surprise waiting for them. There’s nothing they like better than presents. Ice cream rates a close second. We tore into it a few days … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Dreaded Post Christmas Cleanup

After the last of the wrapping paper was scrapped and the boxes tossed out, I lined toys up against the wall, I stashed them in corners. I tidied. I didn’t clean. Why? Because it’s scary, that’s why. And I was … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Toddler Tricks – 37

Ways to Trick your Baby: Problem: You’ve busted your butt, packed a bag and gotten everyone out of the house to go to some fun and magical place. You’ve got food, drinks, a change of clothes and underwear, emergency diapers. … Continue reading

Posted in Toddler Tricks | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Toddler Tricks – 22

Ways to Trick your Baby: Problem:  You bought a few toys for your children.  You lovingly picked them from the shelf and looked forward to the absolute bliss that would surely encompass their little faces the moment they saw them.  You bring home the … Continue reading

Posted in Toddler Tricks | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Everything is a Toy

I was reminded yesterday of one of the many habits of babies that I’ve known for years, and, yet, somehow always manage to forget: they can turn anything into a toy – and not only turn it into a toy, … Continue reading

Posted in Helpful Hints, Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Toddler Tricks – 8

Keep a close eye on your toddlers. No matter what you give them to play with, if it gets too quiet or too loud, they’re doing something you don’t want them to do. And usually you won’t have even thought of it, until you see them do it. Continue reading

Posted in Toddler Tricks | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Tale of Two Loveys

Meet Blankie and Bear. For identical twins, you couldn’t ask for two more different “loveys.” And ragged and worn as they may look, they’ve only been used for a year – not to mention, I only just washed them yesterday, so this is absolutely as sharp as they look these days. But it doesn’t have to be this way. I’m here to help you preserve your children’s loveys with knowledge I learned too late. Continue reading

Posted in Helpful Hints | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment