Let’s face it. Seattle has a very limited number of hot, summer days. Take advantage of them while you can with a trip to one of the city’s many splash parks. My favorite, location-wise, is the Ballard Splash Park. Here’s why …
Parents with young kids know: There will be stir-crazy days. And on those days, your child’s least favorite thing to play with will be all of their toys. That’s exactly what led to this DIY dollhouse. So, if your kid is clamoring for a dollhouse, but you don’t want to spend a lot of dough on something they’ll … More DIY Dollhouse
Make your own kids’ art smock, in five minutes or less! It’s (a) easy, (b) takes two minutes—no sewing—and (c) lets your kid go all Jackson Pollock on that paint and paper, worry free. All you need is an adult-size t-shirt. Then you can create this: Well, yours probably won’t be a Myth videogame smock like Szaba’s (unless you’re … More T-Shirt Smock
Bored at home? Try out a new park. Bring a picnic lunch. Better yet, take a friend’s kid, so she can go get a pedicure (and swap the favor next week). We recently tried Bayview-Kinnear Park (below Kerry Park) on Queen Anne hill in Seattle. The play gear was completely different from anything Szaba (or I) … More Free Seattle: Bayview-Kinnear Park
I had a bored toddler, a rainy day, and an empty fridge. To the grocery store! 5 Ideas: 1. Let your toddler bring along a fellow adventurer: a favorite toy or stuffed animal. 2. Make it a game: Can you find something brown? Do you see an apple? Let’s look for something cold … 3. Point … More Grocery Adventure
In the constant need for something to amuse my 2 year old, I’ve considered everything but the kitchen sink. Wait, why NOT the kitchen sink?
Somewhat by accident, I recently re-discovered the pleasures of cookie decorating. I was going to visit my sister and her family and came up with the idea for a host gift. (Yes, I still do those. Here are some ideas.) I thought this would be something my 7-year-old niece would enjoy, but I was surprised … More Cookie Decorating