Heart shaped box

Heart shaped box

I am an advocate of the notion that great gift wrap can make everything more special, and poking around 1000 Markets, I was happy to stumble upon the Valentines Heart Favor Box from designer Jennifer Jermantowicz of Pasaii Design Studio. The set comes with the crimson...
The pendant with real heart

The pendant with real heart

How do I love this anatomical heart necklace? Let me count the ways: Let’s start with the hand-cut sterling silver. Continue on to the fact that it’s, you know, a pretty darn realistic rendering of a real heart without being gross or macabre. In fact,...
A glider that has beauty and brains

A glider that has beauty and brains

I remember waddling over to the glider section of the baby mega-store. I eased myself onto one of the basic floor models. It wasn’t much to look at (which is a nice way of saying, butt ugly), but I felt like I had discovered heaven in chair form. Well, if that...
Hot diggity, that’s comfortable

Hot diggity, that’s comfortable

It started with two brothers complaining that their booster seats were uncomfortable; five years later, their parents run Diggity Kids, proud purveyor of American-made comfort travel systems for kids who need more cushy digs in the car. All three pieces–seat...
Your old soles could help Haiti

Your old soles could help Haiti

Haiti has been on our minds nonstop since the devastating earthquake last week, but now that donations have been made to some worthy charities, we are stuck with what else can we do? What else? Donate shoes. Soles4Souls has partnered with Foot Solutions to try to get...
Fight germs without becoming “that mom”

Fight germs without becoming “that mom”

I’ve got a bottle of hand sanitizer in my purse, as I’m sure all of you do, too. It feels like an imperative, even though I’ll pick actual soap-and-water hand washing over hand sanitizer whenever I can. So when I first heard about “a new hand...

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