One of my favorite older books is Barbara McGuire‘s Embracing Child Art. I love the concept – take your favorite kid’s artwork and use it to create something more sophisticated (jewelry, home decor, etc). The end result is a special collaborative effort. I haven’t flipped through that book in some time, but I was reminded […]Read More: Child Art
Sleeping at the card table
Son #2 is 4 years old and developed a pollen allergy this year. Poor kid came home from an afternoon on a friend’s outdoor trampoline tired, cranky and oozy. 15 minutes after I gave him a hug and a dose of Benadryl, this is what I found. His sitting on a folding chair, with his […]Read More: Sleeping at the card table
The mad tinkerer strikes again!
I suspect that most of my readers are not coming to my blog from within LiveJournal. Those that are, are probably seeing me through their Friends page, with their own fonts and colors. Everyone else, though, comes to my main LJ page. It has been bugging me for some time that my blog looked like […]Read More: The mad tinkerer strikes again!
So, it’s after 2:00 in the afternoon and I’m still in my pj’s. I got up at 7:30 to help my younger son in the the bathroom, crawled back into bed and didn’t emerge until 3 hours later. That’s so unlike me! I think I really needed the sleep, and as it turns out, I […]Read More: Lazy Day
I just thought I should let those of you who knew I was pregnant that I’m losing the baby to this pretty awful neural tube defect. I’m doing alright, but am understandably sad about all of this. I have to have a D&C this afternoon. Thanks to all of you who had earlier sent me […]Read More: Sad news
Polka Dot Pacifiers
For those of you who didn’t read clarkesworld‘s announcement on Friday, I thought I’d fill you in on an interesting little development in the Clarke household. Apparently we’re not as done having babies as we might have thought, and another one has decided to join us in September. clarkesworld and the boys have decided that […]Read More: Polka Dot Pacifiers
I was almost buried in boxes this week!
Hi, all! My 3-year-old and I are sitting here enjoying a snack mix of our own creation (pretzel sticks, cheese-its, peanuts & pirate’s booty [which he refers to as “pirate foodie”]). My 6-year-old is writing a book about Ultramen Tiga, Dyna and Gaia. And my 40-year-old (that’s husband, not child, although sometimes it’s hard to […]Read More: I was almost buried in boxes this week!