Take a walk on the mild side

Take a walk on the mild side

By my third child, I learned that once the walking starts, the trouble really begins. But unless I kept him in a playpen (like our mothers did with us, right?), I knew my kid would eventually start toddling around, using a chair as a makeshift walker. The Wooden Baby...
Bag the plastic habit

Bag the plastic habit

I realize that there are about 400 different kinds of reusable grocery bags out there these days. But that just means you have 400 more opportunities to stop using disposable plastic or paper bags, right? Well, let me present you with option 401– Bag the Habit....
A little Rat Pack for your rug rat

A little Rat Pack for your rug rat

Some people think having a sense of environmental awareness and a sense of humor are mutually exclusive. This awesome kids’ Mensch t-shirt featuring Sammy Davis Jr. proves them wrong. In fact the folks at Curly Monkey take irreverent and eco-friendly to a whole...
Attention: Major covet alert

Attention: Major covet alert

Do I need a big shiny gold necklace dangling over the collarbones these days to help me stave off the winter blahs? Yes indeedy. But considering the price of gold these days I think I’m going to lean more towards the necklaces handmade out of leather from the...
Everybody farts

Everybody farts

We made a trip to the emergency room recently with the wee one (everything is fine).  She was scared, we were scared, and only maudlin humor would do. Fortunately, we had along Fiona Bayrock’s Bubble Homes and Fish Farts, an entire nonfiction...
Yes, We Like Waffles

Yes, We Like Waffles

After listening to the 24 bite-sized songs on Parry Gripp’s Do You Like Waffles?, I’m pretty certain he could come up with a rockin’ song about any food product out there. In fact, this album was born after Parry tried his hand at commercial writing...

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