Shrinkage. The Good Kind.

Shrinkage. The Good Kind.

I realize that pregnancy does give you some type of justification for those wiggly bits that would ordinarily drive you nuts. But the third time around, I have no patience for the extra juicy thighs or my favorite, the five part wave —  hand, hand, elbow, arm...
The tote with the most

The tote with the most

We love when artists continue to outdo themselves, giving us more amazing items to covet and share with you. Take JOY by artist Mel Lim, who has made us swoon over her cards, wall art, and baby wear in the past, now only to be topped by her tote bags. Made from...
The gifting tree

The gifting tree

With a slew of Spring birthdays among my family and friends, I’m always on the lookout for appealing jewelry gifts that won’t break my piggy bank. So when I found the tree necklace at CnK Designs, I knew I had this year covered off. Designed by experienced...
The Alphabet Spells Her Name

The Alphabet Spells Her Name

It was quite a big deal around here when my daughter learned how to spell her name. And now when we’re out, she points out every Q, the first letter of her name, anywhere we go–which, really, is almost not annoying after the 134th time. So when I saw this...
Estrogen surges: preserve the memory

Estrogen surges: preserve the memory

So I always thought estrogen was exclusively about raging hormones, hot flashes, and that lovely monthly visitor that comes knocking at the most inopportune times. But not according to Raven Hanna, a jewelry artisan and self-proclaimed science geek. Thanks to her...
When drawing on purses is perfectly okay

When drawing on purses is perfectly okay

I’ve decided to capitalize on my daughter’s prolific talent this year and turn her artwork into gifts for the entire family. For a very special grandmom (I’m talking super special), that means a clutch from LA-based Scribble Couture. Bag designer...
The perfect combination

The perfect combination

Aside from the terribly unoriginal “two of something gift, I had absolutely no idea what to get my friends’ twin girls — until I found the handmade PB & J necklace at the charmingly named Violet Gumdrops. It’s a perfect alternative to the...
The Breast Advice

The Breast Advice

In my experience, the average book on breastfeeding is about as interesting-slash-entertaining as your 6th grade health text. While it may contain valuable information, how much of it can you absorb when you’re nodding off from third trimester narcolepsy anyway?...
Because You Pushed it Real Good

Because You Pushed it Real Good

Of all the unspeakables that go along with pregnancy, can we agree that hemorrhoids take the cake? Chances are if you pushed out a baby, you’ve got a few of your very own, um, badges of honor. Thanks to parent-owned  Least Likely 2 Breed (who CMP readers might...

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