Swan Lake on a Budget

Swan Lake on a Budget

As an avid ballet lover, I’ve been waiting for the day my daughter was old enough to make it through the Nutcracker. But considering she can’t make it through a Disney movie without a snack and at least one dance break, I’m not willing to...
Allergy Mom: Not Quite the Title Anyone Hopes For

Allergy Mom: Not Quite the Title Anyone Hopes For

It was over seven years ago, but I will never forget that day: My perfect, happy toddler stuck one chubby finger into the square of peanut butter sandwich I’d just handed him. In less than five minutes he was covered in welts, eyes swelled shut, gasping and...
Letter of the Day

Letter of the Day

I was warned that toddlerhood would bring with it a series of bizarre preferences – I want the pink sippy cup. I want to wear my green socks with my purple shoes. I want to eat alphabet soup but only the letter Ts. Yes it’s true, your child will, one day,...
C.W.A. (Cards With Attitude)

C.W.A. (Cards With Attitude)

Nothing lifted my spirits as a new mom like a card in the mail, but the printed sentiments never quite nailed the realities of my situation. Like, Congrats on your baby. Now get ready for your hair to start falling out. So when I found the cards at Motherhood...
Livin’ the Green

Livin’ the Green

It’s clear that everyone’s going green this year. But some retailers seem to be jumping on a trend, while others actually seem to be living their values. In the latter category, the very impressive Zia & Tia. This shop was started by parents and...
Tell Me More Stories

Tell Me More Stories

Amy Friedman’s wonderful multicultural Tell Me a Story compilation was easily one of our favorite CDs of 2006. So of course we’re thrilled that she’s at last released a follow-up with Tell Me a Story 2: Animal Magic. This is the kind of...
Rainy Day Barrettes

Rainy Day Barrettes

I’m the type of mom who, when barricaded in the house by a torrential downpour, needs to get out of the rut of  the paints- crayons -dvd routine. For something extra special for my daughter on those kinds of days, I’m loving the Kid Craft Kit at Happy...

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