Author Archives: Andrea See

Jazzing up the arts and crafts

The Child’s first experience with arts and crafts was at a play group — she went crazy for painting, and nothing’s changed. If there are things to be glued or painted (or rolled), she’s all over it. I had never thought of doing arts and crafts at home prior to seeing her enjoy it so […]

Real help with the laundry

I used to wait till The Child was napping before sneaking downstairs to hang laundry (we live in a first-floor flat). However. She has decided to really annoy me by semi-regularly skipping her afternoon nap (oh, the joy of two-year olds), so this can no longer be a dependable strategy. So I invented a ‘game’. […]

Tips for flying long-haul

Her first long trip was a road trip to Scotland at six months old. Since then, she’s gone on another Scottish visit (one year old) and flown two long haul flights (eight months and 17 months old). She’s only two, but The Child is a pretty seasoned traveller. We’re going on another trip, to Canada […]

The whimper in the night

We’re just starting week two of night weaning The Child (previous post), and I’m pleased to report that so far, I have not been needed past nursing her to sleep. Even The Husband has not been needed the past couple of nights — he’s gone over to check on her when she’s whimpered or cried […]

Super-lazy parenting tip #1

You know what’s a great fine motor activity? Clip your child’s nails while they are sitting and watching way too many Yo Gabba Gabba clips on YouTube. Leave the clippings on the floor overnight because you forgot to clean them up. The next morning, your child will sit back down on the floor, notice the […]