Kids

Pearls, Schmearls

It’s not everyone who can pull off a single strand of choker-length pearls. Maybe the hoity-toity fashion editors of the world disagree (and I’ve seen them say as much) but without that neat little bob and the Connecticut zip code to match, you might prefer something a little more shiny.

Into The Woods

Summer is officially over, meaning even if it’s still 85 degrees out, I’m poking around in the jewelry box to see what’s beneath the summery bangles and turquoise rings.

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).