May, 2007

Feeling Fruity

I’m not into the matchy-matchy look with clothes for my girls. They seem to like eclectic, creative fashion as well: The wildly patterned tights, the bright shirts, the multicolored shoes. I figure as long as we’re not blinding anyone, we’re good to go.

You Light Up My Life

While I would like to think a picture of my children makes a wonderfulpresent anytime of year, I suppose there’s a limit to how often you can hastily drop a snapshot into a frame and send it off to the in-laws.

Pillow Talk

Our excitement about getting my daughter settled into her toddler bed was cut short when we couldn’t find anything but a regular sized pillow to put in it. And considering that took up half of the mattress–yeah, not the best option.

Bag Ladies

With my daughter’s third birthday rapidly approaching, I’m already in party planning mode. While she’s got definite opinions about her cake and party theme, the party favor bags are my territory.

The Walls They Are A-Changin’

It seems to me that what I’m looking for in kids’ room decor has transitioned almost as fast as my son has moved from the infant to the toddler to the kid section. Change is happening and it’s taking my soft, cuddly nursery fabric with it.

A Pregnancy Book, Hold the Scary Stuff

After I peed on the stick and saw those two pink lines, I did what a lot of newly-pregnant women do: I took 157 books off the bookstore shelves, sat myself down and tried to find just one one that echoed my feelings and thoughts about pregnancy. But most just made me want to run screaming–right to the café, to eat my weight in chocolate.

Retiring the Ponytail

I have to laugh when I hit my local mom group and almost every one is sporting some form ofa ponytail. Let’s face it, chasing around kids forces most of us to saveactual hair styling forextra special occasions.

Sticky Fingers

When we receive an inquiry at CMP declaring, "no mom can live without it!" We can’t help but look more closely. After all, we’d hate to think of countless mothers needlessly passing due to the lack of a particular product.

Showing Off the Kiddos, Old School

With the digital age upon us, there’s no shortage of pictures of my kids.But unlessI want to myfriends huddling aroundmy laptop,there’s no actual enjoyment of my handiwork (the kids and the photos) to be had. I think it’s high time I develop a few of the photos and get an album that’s just as beautiful as the kids inside.

The Mercedes of Child Carriers

Sometimes when we hear about a latest/greatest/hottest new kids product we try it out and it really isn’t all that. (Snap, snap.) I know this is hard to believe–brace yourselves–but just because Courtney Cox-Arquette was given something for free doesn’t necessarily make it awesome.

Oh, Bull

There’s something about kids tee designers and bad puns that seem to go hand in hand. Not sure what it is, but we’ve come across enough "chick magnet" tees featuring little baby chickens (Get it? Get it?) to lasts a lifetime.