Category Archives: Parenting

child sleeping on counter

Guest Napper #171: Counternaptuitive

Some people like sleeping in soft places. Some people like to be awake while baking red velvet brownies. Or baking at all. Not this girl. Although napping in the middle of baking may result in you burning your cupcakes, there’s an even more terrible cost. SOMEONE ELSE MAY LICK THE BEATERS. ¬†I have seen it, …

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child asleep on shoes

Guest Napper #170: Smelly Snooze

We all know that one of the drawbacks to the start of school is the difficulty of getting out the door in the ¬†morning. Perhaps this guy knows better than anyone. Okay, well, maybe he’s too young for school. Sometimes those busy Fall schedules can be kind of stinky, though. Especially if you decide to …

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Guest Napper #169: Hair in Your Face?

Last week, as I was pushing my way through Target, finding hook after empty hook where TICONDEROGA #2 PENCILS and PACK OF 30 GLUE STICKS used to be (sob) I think I would have liked to follow this girl’s example. Apparently, this saintly guy let the kid ride around on his shoulders like this for …

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Guest Napper #168: Shabby Chic Sling

Sometimes, a wee one just isn’t ready to quit being the baby of the family! Sarah sent me this adorable picture of her daughter, who slipped quietly away and found herself a comforting reminder of her days in the sling. Shabby snoozing is chic again.