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How did grapefruit get their name? Why do cats have three eyelids? And why are they called wisdom teeth anyway? Today I answer multiple questions briefly in the hopes of clearing the decks a bit before summer. Continue reading
After reading The Night Before Christmas, The (then) Five-Year-Old and I had a conversation about the perils of smoking, and whether Santa smoked. The (then) Five-Year-Old had obviously been busy processing this information because a few days later she asked me, “Why … Continue reading
Over dinner one Sunday night, the subject of ketchup came up. Specifically, the various ways of storing it. Mommyo had always refrigerated ketchup bottles after opening them, so The Nine-Year-Old was somewhat shocked to learn that once upon a time … Continue reading
When The Eight-Year-Old asked me why my hair was turning grey this last week, I was so tempted to simply answer with a quick and trite: “Parenthood.”
After all, my first grey hair popped out shortly after The Eight-Year-Old was born. But even this English major knows that correlation does not equal causation, so I skipped the made-a-million-times-but-new-to-The-Eight-Year-Old jokes and went straight to Asking the iPhone. Continue reading
The Eight-Year-Old wandered into the kitchen the other day while I was prepping a blueberry and spinach smoothie. While watching me stuff the blender with spinach and almond milk, she asked, “Mommyo, if you ate only spinach, how much spinach would you have … Continue reading
I’ve been reading a lot of recipes lately, and have been frankly astounded by the number of non-stew recipes that call for a Dutch oven. Take this one for French Chicken in a Pot. Clearly not a stew. Also, yum! So this … Continue reading
This week, The Six-Year-Old lost her first two teeth. Or rather, The Six-Year-Old went to the dentist and the dentist pulled them out for her. Here’s what happened. Last week, the Six-Year-Old starting looking a bit shark-like. Her permanent teeth … Continue reading
One of these days Caterpickles will get back to answering The Six-Year-Old’s questions as usual. Today is apparently not that day. Have you seen this? How Not to Die: Angelo Volandes’s low-tech, high-empathy plan to revolutionize end-of-life care (The Atlantic) … Continue reading
Classic Caterpickles: “Why do pale people get more moles?” (Caterpickles consults the dermatologist)
Sorry for the long silence. Spring cleaning (and painting and landscaping) have taken over my life. Completely. For another week at least. In the meantime, I hate having Caterpickles remain dark. So here’s the most popular post I’ve ever published. … Continue reading