Author Archives: Andrea See

Low- to no-prep ‘keep your toddler busy’ activities

We were waiting on The Husband to finish having his hair cut, and The Child wanted a babyccino. Unfortunately, this steamed dairy product only lasts a couple of minutes as she uses a straw and inhales it like it’s the last cup of milk she’s ever going to drink. I’ve long since learned to take […]

Tips for flying long-haul #2

We’re getting ready to take The Child on yet another long-haul flight, so it’s a brand new mission to get activities together to keep her from being too frustrated at being strapped into a long metal tube with no way out. We’re going to hit the inflight entertainment system hard, and also hopefully cycle through […]

Painting with blocks

This takes no preparation at all, assuming you’ve already got: Blocks Paint Paper plate Paper Plastic tablecloth (optional, depends on how comfortable you are with mess) I showed The Child quickly how to make prints with her blocks, then let her do whatever she wanted. As you can see, it quickly degenerated into hand-painting — […]

Cook: Parmesan broth, with stuff!

Good for feeding a husband whose tummy is feeling a little poorly. The Child seems to like it as well. There are loads of recipes for making Parmesan broth, so use whichever one you like best — I went for the easiest (of course). You’ll need: At least 1 Parmesan rind (or some sort of […]

On princesses and tiaras

But she’s only seen Mickey Mouse Clubhouse twice I feel pretty strongly about letting The Child figure out who she is and what she likes. As a fully-fledged life member of the Tomboy Brigade, I make sure she does have clothes that are feminine (just not overly so) as well as my staples, t-shirts and […]