Category: recommendations

booms and busts

The adorable, colorful, alphabet foam puzzle mat we got for the living room? Kind of a bust. The boy loves to pull it apart. Put the smaller bits in his mouth (probably not a good idea — definitely not strong…

the new joys of jumping and chatting

File under: oops. This morning, as Jonah was squirming, fighting, crying while I tried to put him in his jumperoo — just so I wouldn’t have to follow him up the stairs over and over for the next 20 minutes,…

falling behind as the boy advances

He’s made leaps and bounds this week while I have been backsliding on the blogging. Not an ideal combination. But not surprising since developmental leaps are usually accompanied by a breaking-up of baby’s sleep patterns, right? That’s what we drone…

i believe in miracles

Miraculously, the internet brought us a new bucket hat. Not identical to the one lost, but close enough to make us happy. Plus it’s bigger than the old one, and with his 75th percentile head, that’s a good thing. Thank…

the dryer post

I am in love with my new dryer. Let me explain. Since, oh, 1987, I’ve been living in rooming houses and apartments which all boasted coin-operated dryers, unless they had no dryers at all, in which case, laundrymats, coin-operated. My…

blog, dammit

There seems to be some controversy over the word dammit and it’s hurting our new friend Maggie who just wants to earn a little ad revenue. We’d like to start a let-Maggie-run-blogher-ads write-in campaign, but don’t really know how to…