This article from BabyCenter has good information about what to test for in your home's water supply--especially important for pregnant women and small children.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
The Lion Brand Yarn web site has great step-by-step illustrated instructions for learning (or remembering) how to knit or crochet. Knitting and babies go together like, um, needles and yarn, although I can't say there is a lot of time for knitting after the baby is born. But then again, little baby bodies are little, so it shouldn't take very long to whip up an adorable heirloom.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
This looks like a fun dinner of colorful sticks and dip from Esther of Babyccino. Of course the kids will eat it if they get to play with it! I like the idea of the secret pink sauce made from plain yogurt with a hint of ketchup. My Double Dipper is way too fond of mayonnaise.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I just ordered this adorable apple crochet appliqué T-shirt from Boden. The sky blue and yellow colors remind me of the outfit I wore when I was a kid visiting my grandmother in Germany. Now, I wonder where I can get a riveted white leather skinny double strand belt? Before you order from Boden, sign up for their email, and you'll get a discount plus free shipping and returns.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Look at this lovely woman, Beatrice from Ghana, one of the entrepreneurs on Kiva. This is what my good baby does with all her money (and the money comes back). Sharing the love is so easy and an important life lesson. Here is Beatrice's profile:
"Beatrice Serwaa is a 50-year-old trader; she is married and the mother of six children who are currently in school. Beatrice trades at the Abofour community market and has been trading for the past eight years. She trades in large quantity of vegetables supplies like onions, tomatoes, peppers and more. Through this business she has supported two of her children to the senior high school level. She is now applying for a loan to increase her inventory and to scale up the business. She hopes to increase her savings to support the children's education to give them a future, and to support her husband in providing for the household."
Friday, February 6, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Monkeybuns made up her first joke last night, about three hours before she was exactly two and a half. It goes like this: "You want to sit on a whale? Nope. Too wet. Da foot no like-a da water." She and I thought it was hilarious. I have no idea where the imagery came from, but it reminded me of the amazing acting of Keisha Castle-Hughes in Whale Rider, which in turn reminded me of the amazing acting of 4-year-old Victoire Thivisol in Ponette. Reportedly, no one messed with their heads to get them to emote so beautifully, and not in a Not Without My Daughter kind of way. (Sorry, Sally Field, I didn't even see that movie, and I liked you on ER, but these kids' performances were transcendental.)