Happy 4th of July!

E’s super friend W – a 2-year-old boy genius – took this photo earlier today. “Runing”! Happy Independence Day! K+E+Hubby.

Gearing up for a Road Trip? Happy Mess-Free Travel!

Anyone traveling for the 4th of July and needs ideas for occupying a tot? Well, check out these mess-free, yet engaging, Water Wow! ON-the-GO activity books from Melissa & Doug. I just came across them at a local pharmacy, and they are┬áthe bee’s knees! In essence, they are coloring books. But, the magic is in…

A Better Slice of Bread.

Ok. Confession time. I am not a great cook. Don’t get me wrong, there are a few dishes I can make with moderate success – fluffy scrambled eggs with cheese, chicken and spinach lasagna, a 7-minus-1 layered dip – but as far as day-to-day… I am no domestic goddess. I blame it on all the…

Nerd Alert! NYC Comic Con Kids Day Tickets on Sale Now.

That’s right! You can spend Sunday, October 13th, 2013 surrounded by a sea of hyper children dressed as their favorite comic book characters at the New York Comic Con 2013. It’s like your nephew’s birthday party on a sugar high! Sounds like a nightmare? Or, does is sound AMAZING??? Being a giant nerd, I can’t…

Eureka! A Mess-free Bubble Blower.

E loves to blow bubbles! Even more so, she loves to do it all by herself. Unfortunately, slippery soap combined with too much excitement, usually leads to a messy spill on the ground, slimy hands, and shoes ready for an immediate trip to the laundry room. Well, no more spills for us! I just stumbled…

Lovely Dresses at the GAP & Old Navy.

Boy oh boy, are super cute dresses – and a romper – out in full force at the Gap and Old Navy! How cute is the dip-dye tank dress? The knot on the back is such a fun detail. I had to restrain myself from ordering one in every color (I went with the teal)….

Yeiks! Is your Smartphone Camera Geo-Tagging your Photos?

Did you know that, even if you have other GPS/Location settings turned off, your smartphone camera could still be geo-tagging your snapshots? What does that mean? Prepare to be terrified and want to burn your Facebook account. That means that, with a bit of basic tech know-how, anyone can figure out exactly when and where…

Talking Choo-Choo Scores a 10.

On a return trip from a spontaneous family outing to IKEA – that’s right, after 9 years of marriage, we are still that adventurous – I glanced at the clock and realized that it was much later than I though. “Oh my goodness,” I exclaimed, “it’s almost eight!” To our complete shock and delight, Little…

When Did Girls Start Wearing Pink?

Terrific “When Did Girls Start Wearing Pink?” article in the Arts & Culture section of the Smithsonian Magazine. Did you know that pink and blue was not gender specific until about the 1940’s? Find out how the delineation took hold. You can read the full article here. Share your thoughts in the comments section. How…

Candid Chatter: Armpit.

For the last few days, E has been really focused on learning names for different body parts: elbows, knees, neck, feet, etc. Today, when waking up from her nap, she pointed to my armpit. E:┬áMama’s armpit. ME: That’s right, that’s mama’s armpit! E: [sticks out her tongue] Bleh! How delightful!