Free knitting pattern for spring baby girl halter: cute!

For all those parents who want to knit - or knitters who want to give baby gifts - but who live in hot climates, knitty's new Katja top may be just th...

Best & Worst Munchies for Kids: a mini crit of parents.com's list

Parents.com recently sent me an e-postcard with links to several of their articles, and I just had to follow the one about best and worst munchies for...

Adventures in Parenting: the no-name birthday party

7 stores. 5 hours. 2 meltdowns. 1 crawling expedition on horrifically dirty Party City linoleum. Results? Not much. I was brought up in New Jersey, w...

When Mama's Away, day 6: history eraser button

I'm sure you're familiar with all-important Ren & Stimpy episode "Space Madness" -- and if you're not, please, put down that Plato and let me be y...

When Mama's Away, Day 5: unsanctioned cage match lost by Elmo, chicken

I finally got a lot of work done yesterday, despite the fact that Larissa is not here to help take care of Binx.  (This is Martin filling in for ...

When Mama's Away, Day 4: waking up with the boy

Larissa's on vacation (this is her "dh" Martin filling in), so I get up every morning with Binx.  Sure it's sweet and precious -- and believe me ...

When Mama's Away, Day 3: clobbered by a cold

Boy, did I get my comeuppance yesterday, which was undoubtedly the hardest day I've spent as a parent. Before then, everything was going along so swim...

When Mama's Away, Day 2: I'm too sexy for my... #1 dad t-shirt?

Since Larissa's away on vacation (this is her "dh", Martin, filling in), I thought I'd have more crises to report.  But Binx hasn't bee...

When Mama's Away, Day 1: best laid plans

First off, full disclosure: though the author line says Larissa, she's not writing this.  It's her significant other, Martin.  I'm filling ...

Cooking together: do you do it? and how?

Yesterday when I arrived at my friend Sarah's house, both her boys were in adorable floor-length (on them, anyway) aprons, with nothing but diapers or...

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