Get your freak on

Get your freak on

I’ve seen my neighbor’s tween struggling with a full school backpack, so I may have to play Santa and pass a Freak-O-Bag her way for those days when a few extra books threaten to topple her onto her back. Now, even my mom knows how smart it is to keep a...
Shoelace chic

Shoelace chic

Tween girls are often the hardest to shop for at the holidays – everything they covet seems to be a fortune (iPod Touch, I’m talking to you) and most of the inexpensive gifts are hopelessly disposable. But I think I just found a home run with the...
Not your ordinary colored pencils

Not your ordinary colored pencils

I still remember being about seven and getting my first set of “serious colored pencils” from my mom. I recall the pride of knowing I’d outgrown the kid stuff, and that I had been deemed worthy enough to own art supplies that came in a fancy tin with...
Pay it forward, the game.

Pay it forward, the game.

Is there anything better than random acts of kindness? Well, maybe intentional acts of kindness. And if anyone is going to start a worldwide kindness revolution, my money is on the women behind Boom Boom! Cards. Essentially each of the 26 cards in this nice little kit...
Avast ye scurvy neckwear!

Avast ye scurvy neckwear!

Right in time for Halloween, I stumbled upon this most adorable skull and crossbones scarf at Admiral Road, made out of the same soft, cozy fleece as their personalized fleece blankets. I can imagine that even the most difficult, scarf-eschewing kids wouldn’t...

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