Swapping it forward with Swap Mamas

Swapping it forward with Swap Mamas

I used to do the consignment thing with my kids’ outgrown clothes, but I’ve just not found a store in our new locale that has enough stuff I want to buy to make it worth my while to sell there. And I admit that dropping bags anonymously at Goodwill can be...
The gift the kids will love to ruin

The gift the kids will love to ruin

With the kids heading back to school, the birthday party circuit will be starting up again. If your kid is old enough to read, you may understand my temptation to give other kids books rather than more toys. The problem is that while their parents might love you for...
Threadless + Childhood = BFFs

Threadless + Childhood = BFFs

I have a giant soft spot in my heart for Threadless, already–my kids and I all wear the community-centered shop’s artist designed shirts–but now there’s one more reason to love them. Threadless Kids has recently teamed up with Babycenter to...
What’s the baby going to look like?

What’s the baby going to look like?

So you’re pregnant, and every blurry black-and-white ultrasound photo of baby is up on the fridge, and you spend many a quiet moment imagining what your baby might look like. Will she have your eyes? His chin? That funny little dimple you get in the corner of...
The waste-free lunch kit with something for everyone

The waste-free lunch kit with something for everyone

The day I realized how many plastic baggies I was using in my kids’ lunches each week was the day I began trying every sort of reusable container and wrap out there. Nowadays the kids take a cobbled-together assortment of reusables in their lunch bags, but the...
Let them wheat-free eat cake

Let them wheat-free eat cake

Since giving up wheat, there are a few foods I no longer miss, and others I dream about regularly. One of the items I’ve fantasize about binging on is chocolate chip cookies. I’d just not found a suitable replacement without the gluten. So I was excited to...
A fashion fix fit for flats

A fashion fix fit for flats

I have jeans for flats and jeans for heels, but every now and then, a denim emergency does occur. Like, the flat-length jeans are dirty and I need to get the kids from school right now and I’m sure as heck not putting on heels for the carpool lane. Bristols 6...
Tastier than a Chia Pet

Tastier than a Chia Pet

Remember Chia Pets? I remember blowing my allowance on one of those back in the day. Alas, they seem to have gone the way of Sea Monkeys and X-Ray glasses; momentarily entertaining, but ultimately kind of disappointing. Well it turns out that chia seeds are actually...

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