Getting My Toddler to Gain Weight

One of my children was a bit underweight and really didn't want to try new foods after being weened.   We saw a nutritionist and sought advice from friends, and here's some tips which worked for us. 1) Talk to your doctor…

We do a "family snuggle" in the morning many mornings in Mommy & Daddy's bed.  It's a wonderful tradition and a fantastic way to start the day.

Every night before bed, each kid has to give me a report. It's a fantastic tradition and part of a wonderful put down. Lincoln tells me the "Breakfast Report" when I ask "Tell me the breakfast report, I want to…

Memory is a fantastic game for age 4 and up. We are partial to the My Little Pony version :)

My kids and I love playing hide and seek.  It's an oldie but a goodie.  I would say count to 20 slowly and loudly.  The kids can hide.  Make it clear what areas are ok and not ok to hide. Whoever gets found last can be the se…

My 0.02 Link's Awakening

First of all, I love Link's Awakening on the Switch and named my son Lincoln in part due to the brave warrior Link :) Age-wise, 5 was a bit young for the complicated fight-while-exploring dynamic.  6 and up should like it t…

Toothbrushing with my kids

When I'm brushing the kids' teeth, I play the 1995 Mortal Kombat movie theme song.  It's a hit :)  I also say "Time to brush your teeth" in the Raiden flying dash voice.

We learned this game from the show, " Bluey ". The parent is "Telemachus" and the kids can freeze the parent. Once frozen, the kids will dress up the frozen parent in very silly costumes, jewelry, etc.

Frisbee Freeze

The kids love this game! They run from the porch to the swingset and I try to throw the (very soft) frisbee to get them.  I actually use 2 frisbees, because I have two kids.   If the frisbee tags them, they are frozen and have …

Lava Monster

Lava Monster is a fun game I play with the kids.  I stand in the hallway and they try to get past me.  I talk in a silly voice, and I'm a big, slow, volcanic monster. I don't bend over, saying that Lava Monster has a bad …

Fun with Humidifiers

As a parent, there are things we have to do for the kids.  I try to have them be fun.   For example when giving them vitamins, I like to have them march in a "Vitamin Circle" while they get them. Recently, we had some …

Balloon Fun at Home

For our son's birthday, we wanted to do something a little extra, so we got a helium tank and inflated helium balloons.  It was a big hit! These Cars balloons inflated well for us: And because our little (big) guy tur…

Home Haircuts During The Pandemic And Beyond

Maybe this post should have come a hair sooner. My whole family does at home haircuts now (and has for the past year), and we love it so much, we're not planning to go back in the after times. Here are some tips that we found…

My 0.02: Bluey - a great show

Bluey is a fantastic kids show about a family of dogs who love playing games together.  The games are fantastic and have become some of our family's favorites. Hotel, Statues, Taxi - these are classics and my written descript…

Craft Club

Ally had a great idea to help Lulu interact with her school friends remotely: Craft Club!   A video call where they all do the same craft. Week 1: Make your own bracelet! Week 2: Unicorn Ceramic Week 3: Paint rocks for you…

Winter Fun Ages 5 and 7

Here are some toys that have recently been fun for us to play with (7yr old and 5yr old): Lego DOTS is building and creative play, without instructions:    We've also been enjoying this Harry Potter Lego:   Along with…