The gifting tree

The gifting tree

With a slew of Spring birthdays among my family and friends, I’m always on the lookout for appealing jewelry gifts that won’t break my piggy bank. So when I found the tree necklace at CnK Designs, I knew I had this year covered off. Designed by experienced...
Ground Control to Major Aidan

Ground Control to Major Aidan

We joke that since the lead paint recalls, that we’re all happy to let our kids play with cardboard boxes. But the reality is – kids like to play with cardboard boxes. So when is a cardboard box better than a cardboard box? When it’s actually a...
Doing Good Meets Looking Good

Doing Good Meets Looking Good

I’ve got a thing for alpaca. And not just because my daughter wants one as a pet. (Thanks, Diego.) It’s eco-friendly, it’s soft and warm, and it doesn’t pill. The only thing that can make alpaca accessories more appealing to me is knowing that...
A Remedy For That Not-So-Fresh Feeling

A Remedy For That Not-So-Fresh Feeling

Once they’re past that delicious newborn phase, kids (and their rooms) do not continue to smell like sunshine and rainbows. After a couple of serious playground sessions, my girls’ rooms take on that not-so-subtle twinge of sweaty sneakers and I’ve...
Speaking of cool…Tell us more about you

Speaking of cool…Tell us more about you

If you, lovely CMP reader, would be so kind (seriously, seriously kind) as to fill out this simple little anonymous survey and tell us a little more about you, we will do you one in return and automatically enter you to win the beautiful freshwater pearl and silver...
Born with a silver spoon. Or bracelet.

Born with a silver spoon. Or bracelet.

If you’re looking for a special baby gift – I’m talking reeeeally special – we’ve just found a designer who can absolutely give that blue box store a run for its money. I am totally swooning over the outstanding children’s...
Banz Bonanza

Banz Bonanza

Last month, a family trip to Mexico found my daughter, hilariously, in the same Gap swimsuit as half the kids on the playa. I guess there aren’t a whole lot of shops selling swimwear these days, huh. Baby Banz, makers of the much beloved kiddie sunglasses, is...

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