Have You Seen My Trowel?

I imagine archaeologists to be a rugged lot. Thick-soled boots like the treads of earth-movers, caked in ancient and illuminating grime. Wide brims and handkerchiefs and mirrored sunglasses to guard against a bully-sun cracking its knuckles. Scrapes and bruises; dehydration and sunburns; fingertips raw, knees creaking, eyes gritty and red. And pockets. Lots of pockets. […]

iParent: Readymech

Any kid knows that defending a fort without reinforcements is just asking for an ambush. Be prepared (and foster your child’s love for double-sided tape) with a Readymech—paradoxically adorable—monster army! ‘Readymechs are free, flatpack toys for you to print and build. They are designed to fit on an 8.5″x11″ page and printed with any printer. […]

iParent: Learn CPR

If you need a refresher course for CPR, the University of Washington School of Medicine has a site with information guides and video demonstrations for CPR and choking first aid. All ages are covered, from infants to adults. There’s also an FAQ about choking and CPR. The first (and last) adult CPR class I took […]