The sun will come out tomorrow

The sun will come out tomorrow

With that first peek of sunshine coming out through the clouds, I head straight for our stash of sunscreen which includes different bottles for faces, bodies, and mommies. Thanks to Azur Natural Sunscreen, I can use one bottle for all us and all our parts. This...
Hot. Dog.

Hot. Dog.

I’m what you would call a dog person. How could I not be when it comes to these adorable plush sausage dogs over at British etsy shop alice apple? These amazing stuffed animals, with their funky, retro fabrics, will stand out amongst any kid’s menagerie of...
One big happy family

One big happy family

I may have a family that looks like we come from a 1950s-era sitcom, complete with curly-haired children and a husband who carries a briefcase, but ours isn’t the only recipe for domestic bliss. Acclaimed writer and activist Rebecca Walker delves into the...
Making math fun. You heard me.

Making math fun. You heard me.

My oldest is cursed with two parents are good at math. Yes it’s a curse, because while we can help her with her homework, we also tend to get frustrated at the drop of a hat: How can you NOT understand that? Guilty as charged. So I was relieved that she took an...
Take note

Take note

I don’t care how many emoticons you use or how pithy an email you write, nothing will ever take the place of a thoughtful hand-written note. I still get a thrill when I receive an envelope in the mail from a friend, which is why I think the Signature Card series...
It’s a bird! It’s an origami!

It’s a bird! It’s an origami!

I love the idea of decorating your baby’s nursery like it’s a real room and not a clearinghouse for fluffy lambs and bright colored safari animals. Not that I don’t love baby decor, but in this economy, when you’re trying to get the most of the...
Candy girl

Candy girl

I’ve been smitten with big chunky rings for years, in fact long before I realized how brilliant they are for moms worried their grabby toddlers breaking the good stuff. So when I saw the selection of vintage button rings at Sprout Studio, I felt like it was a...
Keeping them in the tub without having to sing

Keeping them in the tub without having to sing

I don’t know about you, but I can only reprise the entire Annie soundtrack for so long without wishing for amazing tricks to keep my daughter motivated to scrub. And now, I can. By whipping up amazing dinosaurs (yes, dinosaurs) with Jurassic Towel Origami by...

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