5 Immediate Tips for Baby Proofing Your Home

 

 

 

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As we unpack and settle into this house, one thing in on the very forefront of my mind.

Baby proofing. I guess Thomas is not technically a ‘ baby’ anymore… don’t read this Thomas, you will always be my baby! Anyway, we have to baby proof this house.

Last night, when the house seemed particularly quiet for too long, I found my, 2-year-old, Thomas giving his cars a bath in the toilet. Or how about the time he was trying to stick one of his choo-choos into the light socket because the battery had run out.

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The brand new house is one big adventure zone for this little 2-year-old of mine and as I mentioned earlier, baby proofing is at the top of my to-do list.

Baby Proofing Your Home

5 Immediate Tips for Baby Proofing Your Home.

  1. Always cover up the electrical outlets. Kids will find any reason to stick things into these tiny slots and most electrical outlets are exactly at eye level. What is out of sight for us, is irresistible for them.
  2. Batten down the commode commodore! Our plumber is on speed dial due to the number of crayons, cars, choo choos and other U.F.O’s (unidentified flushed objects) flushed down.
  3. Secure your kitchen and bathrooms cabinets. Often time’s bathroom cabinets house our cleaners and things that are just not good for humans, especially baby humans, to ingest.
  4. Baby proof your doorknobs. Opening doors is a lot of fun. Closing doors and having your little one locked in on the other side is not fun.
  5. They might not be vibing with your already existing Pinterest-able home décor, but corner guards are helpful in preventing head bumps on table corners. At 30 inches tall, Thomas’ forehead has a nearly magnetic attraction for all things cornered.

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Moving to the country… or NYC suburbs

Hello blog! it’s been a long while. but we are back in the storytelling business!

We have moved into our house. our casa, our abode! Finally!

our long summer on the run from the law, lootin towns and shootin clowns has come to an end.

we are h o m e.

while i write this, there are boxes piled high in every single room, this house is smaller than our last home so we are going to have to get rid of our wares. who wants stuff? come and get it!

The kids are happy, the yard is huge and has no shortage of critters lingering around. Last night as we came back from dinner, there were 2 massive deer across the street in the neighbor’s lawn, the raccoons can be heard at night, wasps in the vents, woodpeckers, rustling of trees all day and hummingbirds… HUMMINGBIRDS you guys! i have never seen a hummingbird in real life and now they are all over our yard! Lily is especially excited about all this nature and has already built a house for the fairies. We unloaded the art boxes and Thomas wasted no time creating something pink! his favorite color these days.

Lily has signed up for Ballet at the best school in the burbs – i know this because as a professional dancer i am a total dance snob!, She has already found her #squad.

The neighbors have been over, the mailman has dog treats and even the school bus driver asks us about the move.

 

As with most houses that aren’t brand spanking new, this house needs some updates. I cannot wait to start working on these and can’t wait to show you some of the DIY stuff I have planned. We have kitchen remodels, bedrooms being painted, lawn stuff and even a new coat of paint on the house. Which Matt is convinced he can do himself!

I’ve been getting a lot of emails about our move from all of you who are looking to move to the suburbs from Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx!  – how did you move, how did you choose your town, are the schools really THAT great, there are amazing restaurants up there aren’t there, is it good for families with young children, is it safe, is it true that all the yup-sters ( yuppy hipsters) have moved up there, what about the taxes, is Martha Stewart really your neighbor… yes yes and yes yall!

I promise… superly promise… to write a post where I tell you exactly how we narrowed down our search and decided to settle in the town we did. also i can give you the low down on real estate agents and our fab attorney… did you know you need an attorney in NY state to buy a house… ours is awesome and you should use him!

For now…

I have to unpack and catch up on this life of mine that has been on hold for 2+ months!

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