Enviro+Chic

Enviro+Chic

These days, you can’t throw a virtual stone without hitting a new environmentally conscious boutique. As we can attest, not all are created equal. Note to boutique owners: Just because it’s got hemp in it doesn’t mean I want my kid wearing it. On the...
Child Development Expert? Yeah, Me Neither.

Child Development Expert? Yeah, Me Neither.

As much as I would like to believe I’m an expert on my own child, I’ve been known on occasion to bring home a book before realizing that yeah, maybe she’s not quite ready for the whole “and then Bambi’s mother dies” thing. Now Savvy...
You’re So Green and You Don’t Even Know It

You’re So Green and You Don’t Even Know It

In trying my hand at a new greener lifestyle, I have to say it definitely takes effort. But this Re-Run Bag from the Fleurville diaper bag empire spotted at fantastic green boutique Generation Orange, requires nothing but the ability to sling it right over your...
Pulp Non-Fiction

Pulp Non-Fiction

You’d think it would be easy to shop for a newly pregnant woman, but it’s harder than it seems. Especially if you don’t know whether the mama-to-be would prefer a pedicure or that everyone just leave her alone and stop touching her, dammit! Pulp...
Sleeping More Beautifully

Sleeping More Beautifully

It seems that while baby blankets are bequeathed to new moms in abundance, quilts and toddler pillows are overlooked. Blink your eyes and your infant is now a kid whose cold feet are sticking out from under that baby blanket. That’s when you turn to Jesseca...
A New Take on the Good Old A to Z

A New Take on the Good Old A to Z

I had the great fortune of receiving a lovely personalized Ida Pearle print from my gorgeous and brilliant CMP co-editor upon the birth of my son. [Co-editor’s Note: I’m funny, too.] So when I learned that Ida had recently released a set of alphabet cards,...
Definitely Beats a Big Sibling T-Shirt

Definitely Beats a Big Sibling T-Shirt

As surprised as I was by my third pregnancy, my older daughter was downright shocked. She may have actually gotten used to the idea more quickly than I did, thanks in part to Making Me: The Pregnancy Activity Book for My Big Brother or Sister. Written by mom Julie...
Nipples to Spare

Nipples to Spare

Ever thought to yourself, nursing’s great and all but you know what I could really use? Some spare nipples. Oh admit it, of course you have.  And clearly you’re not alone. Which is why the always clever folks at Wry Baby has created just that – a set...

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