Month: January 2007

Not Everything In The Bath Has To Be a Duck

I have a definite nostalgic side to me. Don’t even get me into a conversation about 80s music or 70s Saturday morning TV unless you’ve got a few hours to kill. So when I perused the hip mom-run e-boutique Baby Oh My and found these groovy non-slip tiles by Funmade Bath Art, I suddenly knew exactly what the future held in store for the floor of my tub.

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Who’s Your Daddy? (No Really…Which One is Daddy?)

My toddler is a visual learner, which is to say it’s hard for her to grasp concepts she can’t see right in front of her. Unfortunately, this means she knows her animals, but refers to her out-of-town grandparents by the toddler equivalent of "hey, you."

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My Kind of D.I.Y.

While I’m a fairly crafty person, there are a few things I would never attempt. Like items I might actually wear out of the house. Then again, considering how picky I can be about my accessories, I admit that the thought has crossed my mind.

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Since my kids (as we all feel) are like no others, it’s nice to stock their wardrobe with clothes that are the same way – like the one-of-a-kind shirts from Havins Originals. Inspired by good old rock and roll and a love for vintage design, owners/designersSandi and Vikki have created a truly unique product; no two shirts are alike

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Procrastinating Parents: We Have The Baby Books for You

I’m an overachiever in many ways, but a huge slacker in the baby book department. I started the book for my first child just one day before #2 was born. Oops. Don’t even ask about how I’ve documented milestones for the second child. (Okay, it’s Post-It notes).

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How Do You Spell Excellent Gift?

I love hunting for personalized art for children. But I admit an aversion to those painted plaques adorned with the ubiquitous puffy-pen scribbled names. I suppose I like my art to be actual art and not some craft project from the nice old lady down the block.

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Gettin’ Jiggy With It

There seem to be two schools of thought when it comes to decorating for kids: You can go super kid-like, or you can find adult looking stuff in miniature sizes. Basically, Playskool or Eames. Leapfrog or Oeuf.

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My Kids are My Business

With all the amazing momtrepreneurs we highlight on our site, it’s a wonder that we haven’t come across the essential businessmom gift: A cool cardholder. Until now.

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We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Barbies

Thanks to my mother-in-law, that 36-22-36 blonde doll made an unwelcome entrance into my toddler’s toy gallery this holiday season. But that doesn’t mean I’m giving in to all future Barbie requests so fast. It just means I’m going to have to find something ten times cooler than her royal plastic majesty.

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