Carving a pumpkin with a toddler would be fun if it didn’t involve a million seeds and stringy, sticky pumpkin innards. And if it didn’t take 2 hours. And if it didn’t involve a toddler possibly wielding one of the knives or other sharp carving tools used to create the masterpiece. Here are 5 pumpkin decorating alternatives.
Andrea Wada Davies
Andrea Wada Davies is a writer, actor, and comedian who grew up on a potato farm in Idaho where she and her Japanese-American family ate either potatoes or rice every day. She blogs for BabyZone, Mom.me, and her own blog, The Evolution of Annie. Andrea spent six years dating in L.A as a single mom to her son. Once she decided to settle down and get serious, she met her husband while playing beer pong in Vegas. They were married (not by Elvis), had a baby, and now all four of them reside in Los Angeles together. She can currently be seen on NickMom pulling hidden-camera pranks on Parental Discretion with Stefanie Wilder-Taylor.
Get your baby or toddler into the Halloween spirit by reading her books that go BOO! Here are 10 Halloween books that little goblins will love.
This Halloween will be my daughter’s first Halloween. And, being that it’s only two weeks away, I’ve been trying to lock down her costume. She’s 11 months old, and more surly than the laid-back baby she was even just a few months ago. And that means instead of just sitting there, being a victim of her parents’ twisted sense of humor, she now puts up a fight.
We have several ideas for her first-year baby costume, and so far, she’s given most of them a big thumbs down. Take a look below at all the costumes that my baby rejected.
In just one month, my baby daughter will have her first birthday. And by most definitions, this means she’ll no longer be a baby. It’s crazy to think that you only really have 12 months to enjoy that precious, scrumptious baby stage. Realizing how quickly this “baby” year goes by, I’ve been trying to soak it all up. Here are some of the things I’ve been cherishing.
It’s National Boss Day, and hopefully you have a great boss who you can celebrate. But, what makes someone a bad boss? As it happens, bad bosses and babies share a lot of the same traits. Here are some ways that babies could be compared to that tyrannical, nightmare of a boss.
Some of these toys are weird. Some are just wrong. And some are the “please never leave me alone in a room with it” kind. But they are all potentially traumatizing, and if not to babies, to us. Here are 17 toys that are masters of fright.
Having “reservations” about taking baby to a restaurant? I’ve found that if I go prepared, both physically and mentally, I’m able to enjoy eating out with my baby—most of the time. Here are 11 tips to help you have a positive experience.
Today is the International Day of the Girl, a day established by the United Nations with a mission “to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.” Though my daughter is only 11 months old, I want her to live each day knowing her worth, her light, her importance in the world. In honor of the Day of the Girl, here are 11 things I want my baby daughter to grow up knowing.
Baby sign language is a popular way for parents to teach their baby to communicate and express herself before she’s verbally able to do so. When my baby daughter was born 10 months ago, I had baby signing in my plans. In my mind, it was a given that we’d be having full-on baby signing conversations by the time she was 8 months, with her signing everything from “please” and “thank you” to “I’m hungry” and “that mixed vegetable combo gave me mad indigestion.” While my plan to have her proficient in proper baby signing hasn’t really materialized, she’s developed a “signing” all her own. And, though it’s not the technical, universally understood baby sign language, it is HER language and her way of communicating with us—which sometimes consists of merely a look. And we’re starting to catch on. Here are some of the signs my baby uses to communicate certain messages to us.
To be named after a character in a late 16th century/early 17th century Shakespeare play, or not to be named after a character in a late 16th century/early 17th century Shakespeare play. THAT is the question. Give a nod to the literary genius, and endow your son or daughter with one of these 20 names found in the famous works of Shakespeare.
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