Special Delivery

Special Delivery

I think back to how panicked I was choosing birth announcements for my first child and realize now I was being silly. Especially when there are so many services who make it easy for you. One of them is Sassy Baby Designs, a small design shop creating original, modern...
For the Birds

For the Birds

Artwork depicting the ABC’s or 1-2-3’s usually has a fairly short shelf-life (or wall-life, more accurately). Pastels and teddy bears are often deemed “babyish” around the same time that the diapers disappear. This counting poster from the...
Art by Actual Artists: What a Concept

Art by Actual Artists: What a Concept

I’ve always liked the idea of turning a favorite photo of my child into a piece of artwork. But a lot of those Warhol-eque services just look like a computer novice took a Photoshop 101 class, and went nutty with the filters. What ever happened to art made by...
Baby Brings the Funny

Baby Brings the Funny

I’ve groused before about the practice of sending thank you notes that are supposedly written by the baby. I know it’s intended to be cute, but it induces involuntary eyerolls in me. Canopy Cards however gets it right. These thank you notes from newborns...
Call Me? We’ll Do Cheerios.

Call Me? We’ll Do Cheerios.

A desk full of odd scraps of paper with names and phone numbers scribbled on them – that’s what I face each time I want to schedule a playdate for my older daughter. And I know that’s what her friends’ mothers face too, since I typically scrawl...
Hide (The Veggies) and Go Seek

Hide (The Veggies) and Go Seek

Despite continued reassurance that we only serve delicious meals at our house, my older daughter stubbornly resists trying new foods. The tears, tantrums and intense negotiation are exhausting. For once, I’d like to sit down to a meal without ever uttering the...
The Joan Crawford Seal of Approval

The Joan Crawford Seal of Approval

I have been known, on more occasions than I should admit, to saving those cheap free hangers you get with purchases. Butlately, the sea of plastic has been taking over my daughter’s closet, and they just don’t cut it for those extra special outfits that...
Maternity Clothes Guaranteed to Fit

Maternity Clothes Guaranteed to Fit

Nothing can prepare a first-time pregnant friend for the ordeal that is maternity shopping. Except for maybe you. That is, if you have it in you to dash her expectations that she’ll look adooooorable in those chic low-rise jeans for the entire nine months....

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