Wear Smocks, Not Spaghetti

Wear Smocks, Not Spaghetti

I am amazed at how, in the two seconds that I turn my back, my daughter is able to get food inside her sleeves, down the back, under the hems of her jeans. I just never know where a wayward farfalle noodle will end up –or when I’ll actually find it. So I...
Knit Picks

Knit Picks

Since we’ve had children, every year in mid-December, my husband asks me, “Shouldn’t we get a family picture taken for our holiday cards?” And every year, I reply that we should have thought of it in September. Well, guess what? It’s...
Boot-i-licious

Boot-i-licious

As a kid, I always wanted a cool pair of rainboots. I had one of those mothers who never got around to buying them and when a rainy day came, she instead sent me outside in a pair of plastic sandwich bags wrapped around my shoes. You only think I’m joking. So...
Newbie Fashion

Newbie Fashion

I can’t possibly have been the only new mom who experienced layette anxiety: Will it irritate her belly button? Do I cut out the tag? Do I have to wash it first? And do I really have to get that stupid overpriced detergent? Two mothers have taken the worry out...
Tees That Make You Yawn

Tees That Make You Yawn

I like to wear the truth on my sleeve and on days I cannot, I like to wear the truth on my child’s t-shirt.My truth this week? I’m tired. Which, conveniently, fits nicely with the Be Nice to My Mom, She’s Tired tee from the ever stylish online...
Who’s the Boss?

Who’s the Boss?

We all know who’s really in charge. Here’s a hint: it’s not the adult with the accusatory finger and the timeout chair. It’s the kid with the pouty lip, sweet smile, and incredibly cute face that can make us crumble in an instant. I figure, if...
Sports Obsessed From Head to Toe

Sports Obsessed From Head to Toe

I would like to call myself a football widow. No–I would love it. Because it would an improvement over what I am now, which is a football/golf/ baseball/world soccer widow.If this sound familiar, or you’re grappling with a team obsession yourself, then I...
Go Ahead and Cuff Them

Go Ahead and Cuff Them

I stillrememberthatsweet 18K gold ID bracelet I was given as little girl. I wore that thing every single day, turning my mom into a nervous hovering wreck for fear I’d lose it.For my own daughter, I want something similar, only a little more 2006 anda little...
Always in Season

Always in Season

Remember the days when a ponytail was the last resort? Those were the days. Now pulling my hair back has become my style of choice. At least, that’s what I try to tell myself. But with these cool fruity hair bands from Blue Tea Bag, my ponytail style won’t...

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