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Monthly Archives: September 2010
Meme Day: Kittens Inspired by Kittens
This week’s meme is the “Kittens Inspired by Kittens” video! It’s a funny YouTube video, great for kids, from 2008 of a little kid about 6 years old, Maddie Kelly, pretending to read a book called Kittens. Each photo gets … finish reading Meme Day: Kittens Inspired by Kittens
We saw a seal!
Recently I took the kids out on Redwood Creek in the early morning at low tide in the Daisy. Very early in the morning, there’s almost no wind, and the water is glassy with gentle ripples. It’s the best time … finish reading We saw a seal!
Voyage up Redwood Creek
Last weekend we went out in the Daisy, with its little electric trolling motor, for a voyage up Redwood Creek. We put on sunscreen, got hats and sunglasses and some water, and took off. It’s so nice that it’s as … finish reading Voyage up Redwood Creek
Meme Monday: Dramatic Chipmunk!
As you educate your geeky child, it is your responsibility to clue them in to some of the awesome silly memes of Internet culture. You can fritter away hours watching video clips, parodies, homages, and reading Know Your Meme giving … finish reading Meme Monday: Dramatic Chipmunk!
Posted in Creativity, Humor Tagged creativity, geeky, humor, internet 24 Comments
How to make a uterus piÃ±ata
PiÃ±atas can be a lot of fun. I had them at birthday parties growing up, I’ve made them for my child, and I’ve also made uterus piÃ±atas for baby showers three times now. What could be more ridiculous for a … finish reading How to make a uterus piÃ±ata
Posted in Creativity, Parties! Tagged diy, parties, piÃ±atas 53 Comments
Kids and wheelchair manners
Please stop yelling at your kids just because they’re 20 feet away from a wheelchair! Nothing bad is going to happen. It really pisses me off when someone grabs their kid, yanks them “out of the way” and yells at … finish reading Kids and wheelchair manners
Posted in Activism, Disability Tagged disability, kids, manners, wheelchairs 117 Comments
Congee in a crockpot
I made up the best congee recipe this weekend. While I like to cook, it takes up time and energy, so I make a lot of food in a slow cooker and eat it all week. Congee is a savory … finish reading Congee in a crockpot
Posted in Creativity, How-To Tagged cooking, recipes 25 Comments
Pirate flags on our houseboat
Our houseboat is decorated all over with pirate flag and pirate-themed stuff. The boat’s owner even has control knobs shaped like skulls on the dashboard. I was just thinking about this as I read about the Pirate Bay arrests and … finish reading Pirate flags on our houseboat
Free in the sea!
Tonight while we were reading 20,000 Leagues Beneath the Sea we got to one of my favorite parts of the book. Captain Nemo gave a little speech about how much he loves the sea, where he’s free from unjust laws. … finish reading Free in the sea!
Posted in Boats!, Books, Creativity Tagged bedtime, books, jules verne, kids, pretending, reading, sea 24 Comments
Best New Wave Songs for Kids
Okay, I agree. Rock Lobster is New Wave, not punk even though I put it in my list of the best punk rock songs for kids. Fine. And I don’t get to be punk if I wasn’t tearing up the … finish reading Best New Wave Songs for Kids
Games: How to Play “Car”
When my sister and I were little, I made up a really good game called “Car”. We played it again the other day with her 3 year old son who is the perfect age for it. To play Car, the … finish reading Games: How to Play “Car”
Posted in Creativity Tagged cousins, games, pretending, siblings, silly, sisters, toddlers 17 Comments
Plants vs. Zombies cake
Moomin has been playing Plants Vs. Zombies this summer and will explain all the levels and what powers the plants have to anyone who will listen. This last weekend a friend of mine made a Plants vs. Zombies cake! Plants … finish reading Plants vs. Zombies cake
Posted in Creativity, Parties! Tagged cakes, funny, games, ideas, kids, parties, video games 39 Comments
Punk Rock Dish Towels
While I was on vacation in the UK I wanted to find the perfect kitschy souvenir. It should be the equivalent of a china teacup that says “Memento of Lyme Regis”, but should be something you would buy in Hot … finish reading Punk Rock Dish Towels