Archive for the child proofing Tag

Parenting Fail? Self Incrimination Through Education

Sorry about the absence.  Things are going here about exactly as you would expect.  There’s a lot of poop.  Some spit up.  And no one seems to have an uninterrupted moment of sleep or silence. BUT we’re all healthy and pretty happy so I’m feeling very fortunate. Meanwhile, Mac has been left to his own devices perhaps a bit too
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Kid’s Acrobatics Strikes Terror In The Heart of Reluctant Mother – The Oh SH#$%%^$! Edition

My stomach is in an effing knot as I type this. I need to get EZ Storage on the horn ASAP. Mac learned a new trick this morning. . . He managed to pull this maneuver while I turned my back on him to brew a cup of coffee – a damned Keurig cup of coffee!! Yeah.  That fast. Where did
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Stuff We Love: Safety First Appliance Latch

So by now you’ve all heard my constant whining about Mac’s fascination with the dishwasher. It was getting so bad, I was beginning to wonder if it was even healthy. He was full on obsessed. At first the fascination was kinda’ cute.  Oh, look how smart he is, he knows when the dishwasher is on.  Look, he’s reaching for the
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Stuff We Love: Big Ass Baby Gate

Yes, big ass baby gate is a technical term. Around here we’re always on the hunt for a better baby trap.  The little Houdini has been effectively thwarting my efforts to keep him contained for a while now. Most of our play time happens on the main floor of the house.  Our home is about 12 feet wide and I
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Is It Possible to Baby-Proof My Judgment?

I think we all know by now, my parenting expertise has been gleaned from Dr. Sears, keeping a few domesticated animals alive, and perhaps occasionally The Deadliest Catch. The first 6, 8, 10 months with the kid haven’t been too taxing despite my cluelessness.  Mac has a generally pleasant demeanor and I’ve been able to essentially indulge his every need
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