Fresh flowers for every outfit

Fresh flowers for every outfit

It happens again and again: one dress-up lap around the living room and the creepy faux-metallic paint on your daughter’s “jewelry” is already flaking off and the molded plastic clasp has begun to warp. It’s not always easy to find dress-up...
Just what the future doctor ordered

Just what the future doctor ordered

There’s something that seems to be universally fascinating to kiddos, generation after generation, about playing doctor – and by that, I mean the kind with stethoscopes and tongue depressors and a plethora of toilet paper “bandages.” My...
Gardening. You know, for kids.

Gardening. You know, for kids.

I’m not the best gardener — my entire vegetable haul, from June to September probably equals little more than one large salad — but gardening really is good for the soul. And, there are always gardening chores that even the smallest kiddos can do,...
Burp cloths with a secondary purpose

Burp cloths with a secondary purpose

Two important things for new mamas to know: not everything useful has to look utilitarian, and there will be many, many uses for burp cloths. I can justify buying gorgeous ones–despite their intended use–considering how much time they’ll spend on my...
Yes, girls like dinosaurs too.

Yes, girls like dinosaurs too.

Both of my kids were huge dinosaur fans from the moment they discovered the magic of the enormous T. Rex at the Museum of Science in Boston. One look at those glinty eyes and tiny hands, and they were hooked. And while I was able to find a lot of plastic, rubber and...
The Hunger Games is coming. Bring the baby!

The Hunger Games is coming. Bring the baby!

I remember the early baby days, when finding the time to see a big release movie like Hunger Games was even less likely than or showering regularly. Just getting out of the house seemed so exotic, and often too daunting.  I wish we had the new Bring Your Baby...

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