Hey Little Thing Let Me Light Your Candle

Hey Little Thing Let Me Light Your Candle

For me, one of the few downsides to the holidays is having to smell that nasty synthetic pine tree scent wafting from candles everywhere. Or worse, the cinnamon scent. It smells less like grandma just baked a pie, and more like grandma just got back from the cheap...
A New Spin On the Old Pirouette

A New Spin On the Old Pirouette

Mention music boxes to any mom, and undoubtedly she’ll be able to recall with vivid detail the very one she fell in love with as a child. It’s not hard, considering we all had the exact same one – it featured a spinning ballerina and played either...
Your Tree Has Competition

Your Tree Has Competition

Every year, just before Christmas the stocking debate ensues at my parents’ house: “Whose is the reindeers?” “No wait, mine is the snowflakes.” “Hey, his holds more than mine!” Okay, so we’re an immature bunch. The whole...
Wrappers Delight

Wrappers Delight

I’m a lover, not a wrapper. My version of creative holiday giftwrapping involves creating a messy patchwork of paper from mismatched leftover scraps. I think this year however, my gift recipients will be spared my “creativity” when I place an order...
Not Just Any Book Will Do

Not Just Any Book Will Do

The lovely yet ill-conceived baby book is almost a guaranteed shower gift. While we all love to keep track of the milestones as best we can, let’s be honest, those early days are exhausting. If you’re going to spend the energy keeping track of details,...
Stationery Gone Wild

Stationery Gone Wild

If you’ve got kids, then you know what it’s like to have a pack of wild animals roaming around. They make strange noises, they eat everything in sight, and they leave disasters in their wake. Even little girls do it – if you need proof, I’ll...
I Want To Ride My Tricycle

I Want To Ride My Tricycle

Hip kid art is hard to come by, hip personalized kid art even harder. But it’s exactly what you’ll find at the appropriately named Hip Kid Art. Featuring original, modern designs from the mom and mom team of Amy Turner Senftleben and Melissa Hall Klepacki,...
A is for Art

A is for Art

I’m all foralphabet artwork, but it’s always bugged me that the images are of things kids will most likely (and sometimes hopefully) never encounter in their daily lives. Never seen an alligator on the street, not even once. And certainly not a yodeler....
Heart-Felt Art

Heart-Felt Art

I’ve always believed there’s something special about a child’s name. While my daughter’s name is not “a family name” but rather just one we both agreed on (which was a feat in and of itself), it still feels as if it were meant for...
The One Purple Dinosaur Allowed in My Home

The One Purple Dinosaur Allowed in My Home

My 2-year-old daughter thinks that everything mustfollow a specific theme and lately, it’s dinosaurs. Pink or purple, only. However, have youtried finding pink or purple dinosaur anything these days–that’s not the bloated guy in the suit?Well I did....

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