Are Lift the Flap Books Helping Your Toddler’s Development?

Are Lift the Flap Books Helping Your Toddler’s Development?

I am an avid reader of lift-the-flap books. "Where's Spot?" He's in the kitchen! What does the zoo finally send the narrator of "Dear Zoo"? A puppy! These books and more have become a staple of our daily routine. This morning it came to my attention, however, that these books may not provide the developmental … Continue reading Are Lift the Flap Books Helping Your Toddler’s Development?

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Lending Mom a Hand

Lending Mom a Hand

Have you ever gone to open the door while leaving Starbucks, pushing the stroller with one hand and holding a steaming (and usually spilling over) cup of coffee in the other, scoping out the crowd to see if any other moms are out there to offer a helping hand? Since this type of scenario happens … Continue reading Lending Mom a Hand

How to Throw One Kick-Butt Lumberjack First Birthday Party.

How to Throw One Kick-Butt Lumberjack First Birthday Party.

If you saw this recent Martha Stewart profile of a LumberJack Birthday Party, you will probably think I riffed off of Martha's idea. But alas, our party came before Martha's, meaning...Martha Stewart stole my idea! (and the hundreds of other creative people who've had lumberjack themed parties, but clearly she only copied mine.) Of course … Continue reading How to Throw One Kick-Butt Lumberjack First Birthday Party.

The 4 Little People Toys Your Toddler Can’t Live Without

The 4 Little People Toys Your Toddler Can’t Live Without

Oh Fisher-Price, my life wouldn't be complete without your catchy songs and character voices. Do I sometimes catch myself playing with Baby's FP toys when he is off at day care? I'll never tell. But what I will tell is that if you haven't brought Fisher-Price's Little People into you and your toddler's lives yet, … Continue reading The 4 Little People Toys Your Toddler Can’t Live Without