Keelhauled by cardboard

Keelhauled by cardboard

Cardboard cottages are more common than refrigerator boxes these days, and cardboard castles are no longer hard-to-find real estate. But we’ve found a new line of structures that go beyond the typical rose-covered cottage– and that boys will enjoy, too....
Boys like play castles too, ya know.

Boys like play castles too, ya know.

In a house full of girls, my son is used to playing with pink ponies and pretty castles. Really, I’m all for it. But it is nice to find pretend play toys that are a little more gender neutral too. The eco-friendly castle tower from Imagination Box Co is a little...
This schoolhouse rocks

This schoolhouse rocks

Today I was so desperate for a new project to pull the tiny whiners off my knees that I gave them a huge cardboard box and some Sharpies. They ended up just stomping on the bubble wrap inside, much to my headache’s eternal sadness. But if you plan ahead a...
A castle of one’s own

A castle of one’s own

Almost every day, we drive by a castle. No, really– it’s in a field near our house, and the moat is a swimming pool, and the iron fence is guarded by concrete dwarves painted in garish colors. I can’t make stuff like that up. “Mommy, can we be...
MYO Princess Story

MYO Princess Story

So my girls have grown to like princesses just as everyone promised me they would. It’s their genetic imperative and I am powerless to resist it. Uncle, uncle! I give in! Even so, I’m always looking out for imagination-building princess toys that...
Down on the cardboard farm

Down on the cardboard farm

My kids are still completely obsessed with the Calafant toys Santa left under the tree last year, which means I really shouldn’t be eying anything else at all. But considering the prices and the versatility of these cool, cardboard toys, I just can’t help...

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