big kids

How to make PVC lightsabers for your little padawan

Forgive me while I geek out all over the place, but I saw this craft idea and just about exploded all over the room. Sure, my baby may want to play with it someday, but I’m fairly certain that if we had these, my husband and I would probably never watch TV again.

Self-rescuing princess t-shirt – You’re darn right

I am probably betraying my geekier sensibilities here, but if we end up having a daughter this is exactly the kind of message I want her to send to the world: Seriously, I can’t think of a better shirt for a little girl to wear around. Why not give her a head start in feeling […]

Step dada-ism — Making a blended family work

I always thought “blended family” sounded more like something off the Jamba Juice menu than a term you’d use to categorize relationships between parents and children, but nonetheless I am both the byproduct of a blended family and do a little family blending of my own.

How to make a fairy mailbox

If you have young children (or even older ones) who believe in fairies, this is a fun, ongoing project you can do with them. A fairy mailbox is a special mailbox that kids can use to write the fairies and receive messages from them.