Practical parenting. Period.

Practical parenting. Period.

Do you suppose our parents agonized so much over what kind of parents they were as we do, today? Probably not. And yet, I hate to cast aspersions on folks genuinely seeking guidance on the right way to raise little people into fabulous adults. It’s what we all...
Save Handmade – CPSIA Update

Save Handmade – CPSIA Update

We’ve been following the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) and its negative effect on the handmade products and small businesses we love, ever since the very beginning. And so, we wanted to pass along some updates, so that you can help us save...
Summer means lollipops and monsters

Summer means lollipops and monsters

As the air grows warmer, a slow smile spreads over my face. I’m not thinking about beach vacations or barbecues though. No, the thought balloon over my head says, Soon my kids will wear sandals, and I won’t have to hunt and wash and match all these...
Fishy fishy on the wall

Fishy fishy on the wall

So, aside from the cluster of dirt smears from his heels, my kid’s bedroom wall is a little lackluster. And why, by the way, does he feel the need to kick his dirty little feet against the wall every night while he sleeps, anyway? I’m loving the look of...
D is for Duuuuuude

D is for Duuuuuude

There’s some sort of unspoken rule that a baby can’t be born until someone has purchased the little dude or dudette an ABC book. But let’s say you know some hipster, emo, goth, inked, or punk parents. Calming pastels and fuzzy bunnies are going to...

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