Month: May 2007

Touch My Tummy. No, Really.

Now that I’m pregnant the second time around, I had forgotten about the insane, intrusive, totally bizarre need for strangers to accost you on the street and touch your stomach. On the other hand, I have no qualms about letting friends grab the belly. And if it’s in fact your shower, it’s practically required.

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A “Save the Date” Announcement Worth Saving

The curse of a kid with a summer birthday: With vacation schedules and everything else that gets crammed into those few glorious months, I’m looking for an extra special announcement to make sure no one forgets my daughter’s big day.

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Eeny Meanie Miney…Oh Forget It, I’ll Take Them All

While it’s fun dressing kids in woolly sweaters and cute snow hats, I must say that flowy, breezy summer clothes for kids really hold the key to my heart. And Eeny Meanie is one of those labels that makes me remember exactly why.

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Invitations from Simpler Times

We at CMP are sooooo over the over-the-top birthday parties for kids. While yes, we all want something that’s creative and different and memorable, maybe blinging out your kids’ invites with real diamonds and a voice chip that plays a birthday message recorded personally for you by Bono isn’t so appropriate for a second birthday.

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Because Kids Need Another Excuse to Lie Around This Summer

Nothing to me says summer quite like lazing in a hammock. That is, after I’ve awkwardly attempted to climb in, fallen off twice, exposed my arse to the world, and settled into a pseudo-comfortable position having left one shoe on the ground and my dignity shattered to bits. Perhaps hammocks should be left to those who really adore them – the kids.

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Go Ahead and Squeal “So Cute!” We Won’t Tell Anyone.

When it seems that a lot of babywear is about who can be hipper or more irreverent than the next guy, it’s refreshing to find a shop that gets back to the basics. Especially when those basics are so cute that you want to buy a dozen of them.

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Mothers for Women

While we’ve got no problems with the "ply me with gifts" aspect of Mother’s Day (obviously), we’re no less fans of using the occasion as an opportunity to reflect on how lucky we all are–and pay it forward accordingly.

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War (huh), What Is It Good For?

If you’re the type with Another Mother For Peace’s classic War is Not Healthy For Children and Other Living Things button on your blog, or decal on your tote bag, or bumper sticker on your hybrid…we’ve got just the materni-tee for you.

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No More Free Peep Shows

While I’m all for feeding my baby wherever I choose, I’m still getting back into the groove of breastfeeding — meaning, I’m a clumsy mess who can barely undo her nursing bra, let alone doing it discreetly in public.

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