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....
Girlie Art

Girlie Art

While we tend to gravitate towards monsters and robots more than princesses and ballerinas in our household, there’s something entirely capitvating about the little girl art of Colorado artist and mom Carla Sonheim. Her wide-eyed, waifish subjects adorn prints,...
Keeping a High Profile

Keeping a High Profile

I’m always thrilled to bits to get personal, handwritten notes. But I can’t help but snicker when I get a thank you note supposedly written in first-person by a newborn. Are the new parents already outsourcing their chores to these (clearly gifted)...
No, Bless YOU, Lotta

No, Bless YOU, Lotta

Ever since having a kid, I find we’re going through four times the tissues. Maybe it’s because someone’s always got a cold. Maybe because someone’s always spilling something. Or maybe it’s because my cat is acting out in really disgusting...
Skip*Hop Goes Domestic

Skip*Hop Goes Domestic

My kitchen is overflowing with useful but highly unattractive items designed to clean, sanitize, and organize baby feeding paraphernalia. I’m sure visitors wonder what kind of illicit chemistry lab we’re running with all the clinical looking gizmos and...

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