I made it through exactly five years of parenting without one call to poison control. Bare in mind that my half decade of abstinence has no correlation to the amount of times my children have been in contact with potentially perilous substances -- I guess I just always intervened quickly enough and generally hate making… Continue reading An inaugural call to poison control
With a sick kiddo (who just swapped screams for sleep) beside me, I feel a bit paralyzed -- scared to get up without waking my tiny but mighty monster. Sooo, it's a pretty excellent time to reminisce about our weekend festivities. I'm pleased to report that we threw an awesome birthday party. The weather was… Continue reading A Carnival Corral Birthday Party
I'm currently sitting in K's crib -- alongside a red, puffy and screeching baby -- taking a few bites of the Passover supper that R and Mr. T just delivered to me. Poor K is utterly and completely inconsolable. Our impromptu Pesach (Passover) Seder generated a flailing baby throwing food and water all over our… Continue reading Passover Interrupted
Hey there, dolls and guys! I decided to photo-blog a few of my in-process chalkboard signs and themed displays for the carnival birthday corral this weekend. Guess I'm trying to stay positive and not fret the forecast! But first, here's what's doing in chez R and K (scroll down if you're here strictly for signage).… Continue reading Signs and Decor: Carnival-Themed Party Prep
I'm enduring a week of weather stalking and anxiety. I downloaded six new weather apps on my phone, and I'm checking forcasts more often than I'd care to admit. Why? Well, with K having just turned 1 and R about to turn 5, I planned a larger-than-life OUTDOOR Carnival. You know, a petting zoo with… Continue reading A Foreboding Forecast and Weather App Stalking
I'll start with a disclaimer. This just may be my last kid DIY post wherein Borax is on the ingredient list. R just adores generating goopy substances with her own little hands -- truly, what kid doesn't? And so far Borax hasn't been an issue for us. R knows not to put her slime hands… Continue reading THE PERILS OF SLIME AND DIY BOUNCY BALLS!