Fact: Great Bags Make Women Happy.

Fact: Great Bags Make Women Happy.

While we at CMP try to keep our picks in the “don’t have to hock my TV on ebay to afford it” range, all bets are off for the next few weeks. Why? Because someone else–hopefully–is doing the buying for you. One of our new favorite...
Bowling For Compliments

Bowling For Compliments

When it comes to fashions for the junior man in my family, we dig that fashion staple, the polo shirt, just fine. But I still have a yen to add a little more pizazz to his wardrobe now and then, which is why I love the retro-inspired bowling shirt from the way too hip...
Baby’s First Mink

Baby’s First Mink

New baby gifts are relatively easy to shop for – unless you’re talking about baby number two. Or three. Or–eek–six. If you’re looking for something for the mom who has it all, you’ve got to stop thinking about must-haves, and start...
Bagging Bears and Bunnies

Bagging Bears and Bunnies

If your kids are anything like mine, they have an obscene amount of stuffed animals and while I can’t prove it, I’m almost positive that they multiply just like real rabbits because the pile never stops growing. Take heart: the awesome and oh-so-clever...
Santa Baby

Santa Baby

If my daughter had her way, she’d wear her Christmas outfit every single day. However, the fancy silk number just doesn’t fare well with her choice of daily activities. Like, say, spilling things on herself. So, instead of kiboshing her festive spirit,...
Zen and the Art of Baby Dressing

Zen and the Art of Baby Dressing

When I brought my firstborn home from the hospital, I was hit with the unreasonable urge to discard anything rough that might come in contact with her fragile infant skin. It seemed criminal to let anything but the most butter-soft fabrics touch those downy limbs. My...
Stop: Hammer Time

Stop: Hammer Time

When I was in middle school, I should have failed Home Economics. I burned my banana bread in cooking class, and the blouse for my final sewing project might have fit had my head been the same size as my arms. But woodshop–now that, I aced. And Aunt Ginny loved...
Siblings With Style

Siblings With Style

The time has come for me to search for the perfect big sister shirt for my daughter. But, I’m not so much for the sparkley stick figures designs or the cutesie kid-style typefaces I keep coming across.Go figure. So I was ecstatic to find these awesome Big...
Goggly-Eyed

Goggly-Eyed

We’re all finally getting the message that sunscreen is not optional, particularly for the sensitive skin of little ones in our lives. But what about protecting those beautiful baby blues or greens or browns? With winter on its way and the ski resorts just...
Girlie Tees, Hold the Saccharine

Girlie Tees, Hold the Saccharine

Lately, the SigOth has been dressing our daughter in the navy, red and olive garments that he’d wear himself. I’ve been insisting that we’d get fewer, “oh, how old is he?” remarks if we girled her up just a wee bit more. I think...
Choosy Moms, Unite!

Choosy Moms, Unite!

If I don’t absolutely adore an outfit for my girls, I don’t buy it. Not even if it’s on the five-dollar rack. But it’s not easy being picky, especially when you’ve been to sixteen stories looking for Just The Right Thing. The next best...

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