Month: December 2011

Jonathan Adler Skip Hop Diaper Bags – Maybe the only ones that would make me want to change diapers again.

I’m particularly envious right now of the Jonathan Adler Skip Hop line that launched yesterday. Which is funny, because I do not miss the days of hauling a baby bag around with me. I love a great bag, don’t get me wrong, but when my kids were in diapers, there were precious few diaper bags that could be described as “great.” But now? Wow. My favorite is the Pronto clutch, because I’m all about the small bag, especially one that holds a changing pad, wipes, and up to four diapers. And the wristlet means that when you’re wrangling your squirmy...

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The perfect gift for baby’s first Hanukkah

Baby’s first anything can be difficult to shop for and baby’s first Hanukkah doubly so. So if you are looking for something different and special for the little bundle I suggest you check out Judaica pioneer Emily Rosenfeld. I have personally been gifting from Emily’s charming line of judaica for years. Fashioned out of pewter and featuring funky and playful designs, every Emily Rosenfeld piece is great for the modern Jewish family who doesn’t take themselves too seriously.  In the past I have been known to give her tzedakah boxes and mezuzahs as baby gifts but this “chai” baby...

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Expensive fashion for those with more modest wallets

Designer clothes tend to be timeless and well made — I guess that is why the magazines call it “investment dressing.” However, the reality is that most moms simply cannot afford to invest thousands of dollars on one article of clothing, no matter how timeless and chic it is. Even if we want it really, really bad, and it would look super cute on us. Yes, you could always hit up the consignment shops — but who has time to do that with kids in tow? And of course, there’s eBay, but how do you know that item you...

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Ways to help on World AIDS Day. Some of them free, and some of them fun.

Last night, I was privileged to attend a taping of the Daily Show, thanks to the wonderful folks at One.org. Yes, I was sitting about 15 feet from Bono. Feel free to be jealous–I was jealous of myself! Bono spoke in such an impassioned way about the real, viable end of AIDS around the world in 2015, thanks to a huge reduction in medicine prices, incredible activism over the years, and the commitment of global leaders from Clinton to Bush to Obama. Today in fact, you can watch a live YouTube broadcast  on the ONE campaign channel at 10AM...

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Free holiday invites and cards from Paperless post — last minute gets more stylish

I always feel more social during the holidays. Maybe it’s the cooler weather and festive music that inspires me to finally bring out the welcome mat and throw a party. (Fine, the fact that the house is finally decorated doesn’t hurt.) But custom paper invitations take time, rush shipping and printing can be expensive, and sometimes an ecard from Paperless Post can be just the thing. Thankfully, Paperless Post is offering free (yes!) fully customizable invitations that you can create and mail within minutes. You can add photos (a great way to use those Instagram shots), customize the wording and...

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