Showing posts from May, 2015

25 Minutes in a Medical Office

by Andrea Mulder-Slater Yesterday, I went for a follow up visit with my optometrist, after something peculiar was discovered during an earlier appointment. Perhaps pure spun gold was found at the edge of my iris. Maybe I had a third pupil. Really I had no idea because I had asked exactly zero questions. Remarkably, I wasn’t the slightest bit concerned about my ocular oddity, which was completely out of character considering the fact that over the past year, I’ve been painstakingly working my way alphabetically through the medical community (cardiologist, dermatologist…) you know, just to “rule things out.” But, for some inexplicable reason, what can go wrong with my eyes is a question I had not yet asked Dr. Google. I arrived early for my 3:30pm appointment. This is what happened next. 3:25pm: Enter waiting room, sit down and grab home decorating magazine. Flip through pages of pristine kitchens with monstrous bowls of glossy lemons sitting on gleaming countertops while spe

Make Flowers

by Andrea Mulder-Slater Do you like flowers?  Of course you do.  Do you like it when flowers start to wither and die, leaving cupfuls of thick, stinky water in their wake? Of course you don't. To bridge the gap, I've come up with five blossoms that won't drop their petals in your cereal bowl. This week on The Art of Childhood , find flower-making ideas that are super-easy, even for non-crafty types. Read it here: 5 Stunning Paper Flowers Kids Can Make

Enough With the Arting and Crafting

by Andrea Mulder-Slater Children and art DO NOT go together. Yes, you read that right. This week on The Art of Childhood , find out why I am banning my kid from making art, and why you should too. End the madness before it's too late. Trust me, I'm an artist. Read it here: Kids Crafts: Just Say NO