Tag Archives: parenting
Last weekend we went to the park after our weekend ritual of local-diner brunch. The park was supposed to be a quick stop to get some of the pent-up energy out, but turned into a 3.5-4 hour playtime, complete with an economics lesson, and ultimately resulted a sleepover party with … Read the rest
I’m really struggling to help Eliza get into a good weekday routine.
E gets home at about 3:30 PM and the goal is to have her in bed by 8:00 PM. That’s four and a half hours to eat a snack, do homework (usually with Jonas pestering her), do chores … Read the rest
We’ve been covered in snow for the majority of Spring Break and it’s the last week of the quarter, so Jake has had to work late most nights. Needless to say, I’ve had my work cut out for me keeping it fun for Eliza and Jonas and keeping myself sane. … Read the rest
A few weeks ago, Eliza had her very first kid-centered birthday party… almost two month after her actual birthday. But it took us awhile to be ready after Christmas break, and we had to post-pone because of snow, so we’re okay with that.
Eliza wanted a Harry Potter theme, so … Read the rest
Today was full of a bunch of casual, serious-matter conversations with seven-year-old Eliza, and I realized that we’ve never really written about a huge aspect of our parenting philosophy before.
We answer questions honestly.
That sounds simple, but it is actually really difficult. Kids, especially really inquisitive kids like Eliza, … Read the rest
…and it went something like this:
But Jake says we have to take him to someone who can cut in a straight line tomorrow. … Read the rest
We started making baby food for Jonas when he was six months old. We always planned on blogging about it, but somehow it’s more than a year later and there are no DIY Baby Food posts here on the Nerd Nest. A reader question reminded us that we should probably … Read the rest