Walk in the Park

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: It’s all too easy for us, as adults, to forget that every little thing is a source of discovery and wonder for a toddler. Even something as simple as a walk in the park can be as interesting and fun as an expensive trip to a … More Walk in the Park


Whether you realize it or not, poetry is an everyday part of your life: the lyrics of a song, the prose in a childen’s story, the cadence of the evening news, and even the order and choice of the words you say are all types of poetry. “And why should I care?” you might ask. … More Poetry

Play Dough!

What can I say? It’s a classic. There are a million different play dough recipes out there. (There’s even a whole site dedicated to that fact.) But don’t let that dissuade you from giving any old recipe a try. Otherwise, if you’re like me, you’ll spend so much time researching “the best” that you’ll get bored … More Play Dough!

Grumpus Soup

We conjured up this super easy (and healthy) recipe the other night when Szaba was possessed by The Grumpus Monster. It magically transformed her back into our babbling bundle of joy. It doesn’t seem fair to keep this power all to ourselves, so…

I’m Listening

Since I do live in Seattle, that gives me the right to co-opt Frasier’s “I’m listening” catch phrase, right? For those of you who’ve been following this blog for awhile (thanks!) as well as you newbies (welcome!), I’d love to hear from you. This has been my basic format so far:

Treasure Hunt

Here’s a cheap and easy treasure hunt activity to help entertain your tot. Just put some bird seed, rice, or sand in a plastic container with a lid, for easy storage. Throw in small cups, pretty stones, orphaned figurines, shells, or whatever else you may have on hand (that’s not a choking hazard, of course). … More Treasure Hunt