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Quick Macaroni & Cheese (without the box)

September 2, 2010

Food, food, food! Do I seem obsessed to you? I truly believe that getting dinner on the table Every Single Night is one of the great challenges of rookie-mom-dom. We welcome our good friend, Karen, to share another easy peasy recipe with our readers: Quick (and healthier) Mac and Cheese good enough for kids and […]

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Auntie Karen’s Crock Pot Pulled Pork

August 23, 2010

Our good friend Karen is amazing in the kitchen. When she invites you over for a fabulous dinner party, you don’t want to miss it. She assures us that she also can cook a quick dinner using regular-person ingredients. We put her to the test and asked her for four terrific, easy-enough-for-a-rookie-mom recipes to share […]

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Fashion Don’t: Fake High Heel Shoes For Babies

July 2, 2008

I have a very long and diverse list of blogs I slog through each morning looking for content, so I see strange unholy things on the internet all the time. However, this is the only thing in recent memory that actually, literally, made me gasp aloud in horror. These are soft faux leopard-print high heels […]

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Make your own play-dough

January 7, 2008

I don’t know if you’ve had the opportunity to work with Play-Doh lately, but my niece Mitra loooooves the stuff so I get to play with it all the time. It comes in all kinds of crazy colors these days- you can actually buy a pack that claims to have 50 different colors! Oh, and […]

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Auntie Karen’s guide of potentially impractical but completely fabulous gifts for families

November 23, 2007

The Baby Since I always think about how people can let a baby be a baby while not completely babyfying their home, I have some suggestions that are win-win for babies and parents. These alphabet letter magnets, decoupaged with stylish origami paper, are only $20/set from Etsy – so you can teach your child about […]

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Gift Idea: Keep your cheesiness to yourself

November 18, 2007

I stumbled on something else that might make a cool gift for a parent. I used to sell these silver necklaces at my store: they had two different origami papers on each side, so it was like two necklaces in one, depending which side you wore. The ones I sold had a monkey on one […]

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Remind Yourself That You’re A Great Parent

October 16, 2007

I proffer two examples to remind you that in the parenting pantheon, you are a great parent! I am, of course, assuming that it wasn’t you who ordered this rather ill-advised “Grand Theft Auto” cake for a 4th birthday… Nor buy your child this toy gun with a whistle on the barrel, which encourages him […]

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