Category Archives: "Planning"

Baby Friendly Holidays

Oh to be a baby during Christmas! So many things to touch, to pull and to swallow. Any mobile toddler with gumption will tackle the holiday season like a feast. Bows of holly, low-hanging mistletoe, ornaments, wreathes, candles, snow, bite-sized nativity figurines—every bit of beautiful decor that you’ve collected over the years has now become…

Dance, Magic Dance

I love to dance. Lindy Hop Swing is my favorite, but I enjoy all kinds of dancing and so do my kids. Nothing can beat the doldrums of a monotonous day for my kids and me like a spontaneous freeze dance game. I also love the environment of dances. Swing dances at the Mercury Café or the Turnverein in Denver have an air of the 1940s with pressed…

Finding Affordable Kid’s Clothes

The other day I ran over to Southlands, the outdoor mall not far from where I live, to stock up on some summer basics for my 4-year-old boy and 5-year-old girl. My husband recently suggested we make my boy’s winter pants into cutoffs, which gives you a sense of the desperation of the situation. And with the unseasonably warm spring, it was time…

Babyproof It!

The first thought in new parents’ minds when getting ready for a new baby are the crib, the car seat, diapers and all the baby accoutrements that go with toting a baby boy or girl around town. However, it is important to baby and child proof your home so your little one doesn’t come to any harm. Obvious ones include socket covers, cabinet…