Category Parenting and family

On storms, playgrounds, and designs

So Hurricane Sandy came and went. We got lucky: no flooded basement, no trees falling on our car, didn’t even lose power. We invited some friends who live closer to the sea and were evacuated, but in the end biggest problems the storm meant to us was a closed daycare, a restless toddler, and some […]


Our neighbors

Recently my husband noticed a pair of cardinals hanging out in our backyard. Every day. All. The. Time. Papa Cardinal kept running back and forth between the shrub and the fence. Until yesterday we heard an unusual peep-peep-peep. Hubby went to look, and what he saw: I’ve always been saying that this neighborhood is good […]

Have to play…. have to eat! Edible Play-Doh

So I realized that at 11 months old, my son, Lala is ready to play with Play-Doh. Or, rather, his hands would be ready to knead something soft, mash and smash and admire his handprints in the dough, if – IF – he didn’t still have the urge to put everything in his mouth. So […]