Vegan Chic: Not an Oxymoron

As a former vegan sans kids, finding fabric bags was a pain in the butt but not impossible. But afterhaving babies, I can’t be the only mom who’s eyed the easy-clean leather bag with envy.

Pigging Out

I am just not one of those parents who believe that every moment in a child’s day must be devoted to flashcards, language drilling and hardcore mind shaping. Sometimes kids just need to kick back and chill out around some fun cartoons.

PB & J, Hold the PVC

I’m fickle when it comes to selecting a lunch box for my kids — just ask my husband how many I’ve bought, used for a week or so, and abandoned.

For Babies With a Taste For Reading

While others may look at the gnawed corners of our board books and question my kids’ fiber intake, I prefer to view it as…evidence of their affection for the printed word. But sadly, some of our books have been adored beyond repair

Dolls Made in Not China

As I sit here, gazing at my four month-old as she sucks the end of a silver rattle, I know I’m doing the right thing in limiting the mass-produced plastic garbage that enters our house. And enters her hands. And thus, enters her mouth. My latest focus: Dolls.

Crochet Isn’t Just for Sweaters

After surviving yet another summer, I’m more than ready for that glorious Fall sweater weather. The only problem is that I live in the South, and that crisp air probably won’t be hitting my face until late November (if I’m lucky).

Say My Name, Say My Name

As a certifiable word nerd, I’m not a fan of children’s books that seem to be written by marketers and not authors. While I like a good gimmick as much as the next parent, I also want a book that’s worth reading once you get beyond the “look what a cool idea!” stage.