An Amazing Gift for Any Kid: Values

An Amazing Gift for Any Kid: Values

It’s important for me that my kids grow up understanding the concepts of charity and benevolence, and that the holiday season isn’t only about what’s under the tree. Not everyone can spend Christmas volunteering at soup kitchen or collecting Toys for...
Solid as a Clock

Solid as a Clock

Thanks to frequent military moves and furnished rentals, my daughter’s baby room decor was an eclectic mix of favorite items and gifts. Which is a nice way of saying that it had no style whatsoever. But now that’s we’re settled in one...
The Anti-Bling Pacifier

The Anti-Bling Pacifier

With all the scary news lately (toxins and plastics and pthalates, oh my) I’m starting to look at everything that goes into my baby’s mouth in a whole new way. Starting with her pacifier. Well hooray for Zoë B organic, a shop stocked with all kinds of...
Paying it Forward (and Jewelry Too)

Paying it Forward (and Jewelry Too)

As the year draws to a close, we hope you’re looking for a few well-deserving organizations to which to bequeath a few tax-deductible dollars. Not that there’s any lack of such dot-orgs in the world, but we thought we’d add a really cool one to the...
My Blanket is Smarter Than Yours

My Blanket is Smarter Than Yours

Calculating the formula for the seasonally correct baby blanket is almost as complicated as the quadratic equation. Do you get a winter baby a heavy blanket that can only be used for a few months, or do you give her something that she can use later, even though the...
Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations

With my son working on teeth numbers 7 and 8, I’m desperate to find anything that will keep him chewing on something other than me. You think I’m kidding. But with all the research on the effects of some plastics out there, it’s tough to do better...
Shopping with an eye towards warmer days

Shopping with an eye towards warmer days

I’m definitely in the “One for you…one for me…” camp when I’m holiday shopping, much to the annoyance of the sigOth who says he can never get me something without me having bought it for myself first. This time around I might just...

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