Germs! All Over His Shirt!

Germs! All Over His Shirt!

I’ve always thought that that old nursery rhyme about little boys being made of snips and snails and puppydog tails was sort of weird. First of all: Snails? Really? When’s the last time your kid played with a snail? And what the heck is a snip, anyway? A...
Emily Post Would Be Proud

Emily Post Would Be Proud

I nearly fell over when I received a birthday card from a friend of mine who had just had her baby one week prior. Heck. A week after having my baby I don’t think I was getting enough sleep to use a pen let alone get a card in the mail. But now that I found the...
Zen and the Art of the Sleeping Baby

Zen and the Art of the Sleeping Baby

I often wondered, night after sleepless night, as my daughter lay snuggled in my bed, what it was about her crib she hated so much? Was it the color? The wood? The discount price? Maybe I should have invested in this exquisite Ioline Crib from Kalon Studios. Made from...
Lights Out, Pardner

Lights Out, Pardner

Great nurseries and kids rooms are often made in the details–and they don’t have to be expensive. I’ve found a funky old 25 cent postcard leaning on a bookshelf can make more of an impression than that $800 crib. So we’re loving that for just...
Remedy for the Cold Shoulder

Remedy for the Cold Shoulder

I’m generally pretty good about remembering a little sweater or jacket for my kids for those cool summer nights, but me? Well you know moms. We come last. But now I’ve got my eye on this gorgeous wrapfrom Lotus by League of Artisans. Made from non-violent...
Book Snob Heaven

Book Snob Heaven

My family and I are serious book lovers. Okay, we’re full-out snobs. We only have eyes for the worthwhile page-turners and even my toddler has learned to resist the call of the flashy but content-lite pages in the bargain bins and head straight for the award...
Life-Saving Baubles

Life-Saving Baubles

It might be cool to wear your "peanut-free" backpack patch when you’re running with the elementary crowd, but not so much when the hormones start kicking in. Since adolescents are loathe to stand out from the crowd, here’s one way a mom can be...
Buh-Bye Mom Shoes

Buh-Bye Mom Shoes

Mom jeans definitely get more than their fair share of negative press. But hit the playground and you’ll see that mothers can be just as big fashion offenders further south, in the shoe department. Comfort is one thing, but running shoes? Really? Like, all the...
Mine!

Mine!

My kids are in day care, which means every Friday afternoon, I’ve got a boatload of school supplies, clothing, and show-and-tell items to hunt down and drag back home. That’s why Mabel’s Labels are just the thing for my family. Founded by a bunch of...

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