Have you virtually hugged a grandparent today?

Have you virtually hugged a grandparent today?

You may not have realized that today is Grandparents Day. And while yes, it’s a so-called Hallmark holiday, totally fabricated to maximize card-purchasing potential, I think it’s awesome. Maybe you can make sure to call your own grandparents if...
Party like it’s 1959

Party like it’s 1959

I think I’ve discovered party favor central. And much to my delight, it’s not in a mall or a half-abandoned shopping center, which is where those party favor stores seem to be in New York. In fact, this little party supply shop is not even in New York....
Art you can wear. Thanks Erica Rosenfeld.

Art you can wear. Thanks Erica Rosenfeld.

People who know me live and in person tell me they often think of me in terms of my jewelry – big, chunky, interesting, often made of glass. Yes, glass. And when they ask where I got it, I find myself saying, more often than not, “It’s Erica...
Tie one on

Tie one on

I always love reading through the Quit Your Day Job feature on Etsy’s Storque blog, which features all these wonderful artists and crafters who are making a real living off their passions. Most of them are so good, you can really see just why their artistry has...
Hey Kid – Make your own cupcakes

Hey Kid – Make your own cupcakes

My three kids, and even my 2-year-old, are super eager to help me in the kitchen. And surprise, they seem even more eager to consume what I’ve prepared when they’ve had a hand (or entire arm as it seems to go) in making it. Granted, they probably...
Popsicles for the wall

Popsicles for the wall

With the temperature finally reaching holy mama, it’s hot out there–and that’s the technical term–I love looking at artwork that makes it somehow feel cooler inside. The popsicle print from LA’s Mint Buttercup is giving me goosebumps,...
Mommy, where do organics come from?

Mommy, where do organics come from?

This here city mama is lucky that my children have grandparents in the country who grow tomatoes and kale and sweet peas and wild strawberries, so that they can learn that no, vegetables do not come from aisle 3. I’ve always thought that learning about food,...

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