Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Books

Check out this post by SmallWorld Reads. There is a list of books at the end of the post.

Then there is this list at

Wild Rose Reader compiled this list of books and reviews.

For those of you who home school or are looking for fun ways to teach your children about Thanksgiving through books, check this out.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Thanksgiving Crafts - Turkeys

When I went to buy trick-or-treat candy on Halloween the store employees were already setting up the Christmas displays.

In an effort to not forget Thanksgiving, I have been searching for and crafting Thanksgiving crafts.

I found this Turkey Shirt at One More Moore's Blog.

A more traditional version of the Turkey shirt is the Hand-Trace Turkey which I remember making in elementary school and beyond. If you want to take the hand-trace turkey a step further, give it more meaning, check this out.

Taking it a step further is the Hand and Foot Turkey.

The great thing about the hand turkey and the hand and foot turkey is that each year you can take them out and display them side by side to see how your children have grown.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Diaper Week Continues With...

The PeePee Teepee

Thankfully I have never been peed on while changing the diaper of any of the baby boys I have cared for over the years, but I have heard it can and does happen often. The PeePee Teepee takes the fear out of baby boy diapering. It is shaped like a little hat or teepee and fits perfectly over the penis of any baby boy. Instead of hitting you in the face while you are cooing at baby to keep him calm or fumbling with the intricacies of the diaper, any eliminations your baby may make while temporarily free from the confines of the diaper will be soaked up by the PeePee Teepee.

I had not heard of the PeePee Teepee for the Sprinkling WeeWee until my friend Alison gave birth to a baby boy 14 months ago. She found the PeePee Teepee helpful in the beginning, but harder to use as the baby got older and more wriggly. By the time her baby was to wriggly for the PeePee Teepee she had become more adept at diapering though.

The PeePee Teepee comes in many colors, designs, and fabrics (cotton, terrycloth, flannel). They come five to a package and can be purchased at these online retailers and these stores near you. If nothing else, PeePee Teepees make a great, cute, and unusual gift for the new parents of a baby boy.

I leave you with The PeePee Teepee Poem:

The Pee-pee Teepee™ Poem
Changing a baby girl is not all glitz and glory;
Changing a baby boy is an even bigger horror story.
You hold his feet in one hand, and the diaper in the other;
The whole time praying, "Please don't pee on your mother!"

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Last night, on my way home from picking up cat litter and Halloween candy, I stopped by the house of the family I nanny for. I arrived just as the kids were getting dressed. C was Raphael the Ninja Turtle. He just started karate lessons so this was appropriate. His dad and I were trying to get him to show me his moves, but it was all for naught. K was an adorable sparkly witch and I had the pleasure of putting her black patent leather shoes on, the final touch. I was dressed up as a Boston Celtics Cheerleader. As I was leaving, their mom took our picture together. Quite fun!

Hope you had a trick-or-treat'y' Halloween'y' :-)