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Display Name: ekoz
Member Since: 12/11/09

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We are old school and use a dry erase marker on the bathroom mirror. I also track temperatures on the mirror (when someone has a fever).

Tracking Medications
Good Questions

1/11/11 02:57 PM

This is my all-time favorite advent/Christmas countdown idea:

Advent Calendar Roundup
11/18/10 11:08 PM

I used milk jug lids to make a memory game! http://sixgoldencoins.blogspot.com/2009/09/crafts-for-christmas.html

Keeping a Bottle Cap Collection | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
7/15/10 12:08 AM

I have used those silicone bracelets (the ones made popular with LiveSTRONG). They stretch well enough and you can find them in different colors.

ID Charms for Kids' Cups?Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
6/27/10 10:56 PM

We just built a tree house in our back yard and I'm trying to get some creative ideas too.

Make a reading nook with pillows and bean bags. Or cover the walls with a mosaic of something like random puzzle pieces or empty egg cartons or something very textural.

Make a musical wall - look here for the idea: http://www.filthwizardry.com/2010/05/music-wall-rip-music-tree.html

Playhouse Ideas for a 2-Year-OldGood Questions | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
5/26/10 11:53 PM

I have a better (and cheaper!) idea - use a photo of your baby/child's face and have a custom stamp made. Santa did this for our daughter for Christmas last year. Here's a link to how hers turned out: http://sixgoldencoins.blogspot.com/2009/12/katie-stamp.html

We've used the stamp on Valentines, thank you notes, and all kinds of crafts. Here's the gift wrap we made: http://sixgoldencoins.blogspot.com/2010/05/easy-gift-wrap.html

Custom Made Stamps To Remember The First Days | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
5/26/10 11:49 PM

Love this idea! I might try it... or get my husband to do it. (I'm not so handy with power tools!)

DIY Toy Grill | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
5/13/10 03:10 PM

Gotta love the "Jack and Kate" combination, abbygraykit!

And Kate (NC), next time I shout with exasperation (which won't be long now, I'm sure), I'll try to remember to chuckle a little too. :)

Happy Birthday Jackson | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
5/10/10 11:45 PM

Oh! That "sparkle" part just did me in. I think I was already trying to do that, but didn't call it "sparkling" before. Now I will!

Megan of Penny CarnivalBig Blog Family | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
4/15/10 10:46 PM

1. We use them at our neighborhood pool as a game. We cut them into slices and then the kids jump in and gather as many as they can. The person with the most wins. Then you throw them in again and the kids jump in to collect them again.

2. When we're not at the pool, we've used those same slices as a beading/lacing project. Just get a rope and let the kids string the noodle pieces on it. It helps them practice their gross motor skills.

3. We keep some of those slices in our box of sidewalk chalk. The kids like to use the noodle pieces to erase chalk or blend colors together.

4. Cut one in half lengthwise, and build a marble racing track.

5. Our firefighter friend uses them when he's installing car seats. Noodle pieces help keep the seat at the proper angle, and keep it from sliding around.

5 Ways To Re-Use Pool Noodles As Home Decor | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
3/22/10 04:20 PM

Actually, there are more places with sculpture/play areas cropping up.

In downtown St. Louis, there is a great new place called Citygarden. It is a park in the middle of downtown, with sculptures and interactive exhibits. The kids can climb all over them and have a blast. It is really amazing.

Here's a post I wrote about it: http://sixgoldencoins.blogspot.com/2009/08/citygarden.html

Organic Cube by Søren Korsgaard | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
1/26/10 04:41 PM

Here's hoping for better sleep and cozy nights! Thanks for the info.

My Room: Alistair | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
1/5/10 03:57 PM

I am thinking it might be a good rocker in a few years, though. Now that my youngest will be 3 in March, he is getting big and it's hard to snuggle in our glider. I'd love to be able to sit him beside me and rock in that double rocker! So maybe you should hang on to it for further down the road.
I'm glad you gave me the scoop. Finding a chair to rest your head in during those middle-of-the-night "meetings" is so important!

My Room: Alistair | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
1/3/10 10:09 PM

I love that double rocking chair. Where did you get it? I wish I could turn back time and buy that for our nursery. But now the youngest is almost three, and it's too late. I'm going to recommend it to my pregnant neighbor!

My Room: Alistair | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
12/31/09 03:55 PM