Here's how KS gets the medicine to go down: My four-year-old has just been prescribed 10 days of antibiotics. With twenty doses that need to go down the hatch, I anticipated much begging, bargaining, and other tricks to get her to take her medicine as the novelty and pleasant bubble gum taste wore off. So, […]
Duane passed along some smart, simple twists on reading aloud: Maybe this is what everybody's doing anyway, maybe not. But when reading (or singing) to your kids, especially the younger ones, pause periodically on the meaningful words and see what happens. Chances are very good that they can complete the thought for you, having memorized […]
What's your favorite sunscreen for kids? Do you use lotion, spray, pump, cream, stick, what? Do you have a favorite brand?
Betty adorned her children's rooms on a budget: I'm a SAMH and a hacker myself, but didn't know it until I visited your website. I'm a proud mother of three rambunctious, feisty and VERY energetic children under the age of five. Having three children curbs my spending habits on everything, and decorating is one of […]
Jennifer shows how easily one can slip bits of learning into everyday routines: When I toilet trained my kids, I started singing the ABC's with them while they washed their hands. By the time toilet training was done, so was learning the alphabet! Tags: Parenting, Potty training
I've sent my share of e-cards, but they feel a bit, oh, I don't know, lame. Like I couldn't get it together to send a real card in time, so I dashed off an electronic version as an afterthought (this would be painfully accurate). Jalapenyo cards, on the other hand, show evidence of real handiwork […]
Olivia nabbed a bargain on Keen sandals (super-popular with Portland feet): I went to REI and snagged some Keen sandals….in a kids' size 6. I usually wear a Women's size 8. Instead of paying $70, I bought them for $36! The fit works fine for me (kids' sizes run slightly narrower) and the color selection […]
Olivia nabbed a bargain on Keen sandals (super-popular with Portland feet): I went to REI and snagged some Keen sandals….in a kids’ size 6. I usually wear a Women’s size 8. Instead of paying $70, I bought them for $36! The fit works fine for me (kids’ sizes run slightly narrower) and the color selection […]