cloth books

If you ever come across one of these vintage cloth books, grab it. Even if your kid has aged out of them completely–they make the best gifts.  They are washable–they roll up, and they are lightweight, so you can bring alot of them with you on a cross-country flight. We used them with our daughter […]

denim crayon kit

Our friend Cindy came to visit us with her 17 month old daughter Scout, and she had the cutest travel crayon kit. It comes from Non-Perishable Goods in Portland (using reclaimed denim), and has 8 Stockmar color blocks inside. It isn’t cheap at $38, but consider the sanity saving–you can always have it in your […]


I just found these pictures from a winter weekend indoors with our toddler, when we were desperate to find something to do that would eat up several hours. Making playdough was just the thing…and while I don’t remember exactly what recipe we used, here is a site that seems to have it all covered.

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