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For All Parents and Grandparents (UPDATED)

  Sweet lovely girl! [source: Love, Light, Laughter and Chocolate] This is a safety PSA for all who have small children in their homes.  The following story is one mother’s heartbreaking account of the importance of securing furniture to a wall.  Her three-year-old daughter died after a dresser tipped over on top of her. Meghan’s …

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Not Just For The Kiddies (but they’ll LOVE it): Chicken and Dumplings

This post is adapted from my other site (HERE).  I wanted to include it here, because when Boy was little, he loved this meal. It’s cold, y’all.  How cold is it?  (relative, Northerners, relative!) Cold enough to make Chicken and Dumplings! Let the pictorial begin (I feel it necessary to express how much I hate …

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Reader Recommended Toy Company

Two well-trusted friends clued me in and have nothing but high praise for Fat Brain Toys. #1: LOVE the name. #2: LOVE the name! As an educator-at-heart and lifelong self-learner, Fat Brain Toys appeal to my desire to share toys that serve more than one purpose, ie play.  Yesyesyes, play is important (ahem, Mrs. Tucker …

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Getting In Fighting Shape For Grandparenting

Getting in shape to be a grandparent is kinda like getting in shape for a half-marathon: * Takes planning  – What will you be called? * Takes eating right – Gotta build stamina for horsey rides. * Takes a sense of humor – Some days you’ll get a little poop on ya (that’s just wrong). …

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NOOOOOOOOooooo!

NOOOOOOOOoooooo! This was my internal reaction when Boy casually told me of his future plans to move out-of-state -someday- and take my future grandchild with him. NOOOOOOOOOOoooooo! My outward reaction was a bit more muted, but nevertheless sad/disappointed/and starting the grieving process. It’s bad enough that Boy and Mrs. Boy live 4.5 hours away, but …

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