From the category archives:


2012 Clutter-free Gift Guide

December 1, 2012

Back by popular demand, we present the best gifts that don’t need to be put away, stepped over, or shoved in a closet when company comes over. We have 25 clutter-free ideas for every member of your family: babies, kids, other mamas, the men in your life, and grandparents! Babies and toddlers A series of […]

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November Link Love – #GivingTuesday Edition

November 27, 2012

Before we get into the business of “Giving Tuesday” I have to share this photo my friend Deb sent out. If your holiday photo shoot isn’t going well, try this approach. Next, our picks for #GivingTuesday, a movement that seeks to inspire giving rather than acquiring as we move into the shopping frenzy of December. […]

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A little fun for #Movember

November 23, 2012

Movember is a movement to raise money for cancer — specifically those that kick men where it really counts. Men begin growing their mustaches on November 1 and ask family, friends and strangers to donate to their fundraisers. It’s fun, it’s silly, and it works. Our buddy Charlie, who has been rocking a ‘stache since […]

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Sleep impacts children’s behavior. Duh.

October 17, 2012

I am the sleep czar in my house. I believe in bedtime routines, long and frequent naps on a schedule, and lots of sleep. My children can even recite Weissbluth’s “sleep rules” by heart. As we have had more children — and those children have gotten older — things have loosened up, but only a […]

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Oooh, Ubooly!

October 8, 2012

My kids are dying for a pet, but we are not historically animal people. I think that’s why they are so obsessed with stuffed animals. When I recieved an Ubooly from the Kickstarter-funded company who created this fluffy orange marsupial, I knew Julian would go crazy for it. I can’t wait to see him open […]

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How do you get to your happy place in the morning? (sponsored)

October 2, 2012

Since my recent 13-day cleanse, during which I took a vacation from sugar, alcohol, gluten, dairy, and caffeine, I am pretty much still off the caffeine. But like most people around the world, I still like to start my morning with a warm beverage to clutch. Since we’re simply not going to make a pot […]

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Let’s talk baby sleep (Twitter party)

September 24, 2012

We’re excited to be co-hosting a twitter party with BABYBJÖRN to chat about baby sleep and we hope you’ll join us. Please join us so we’re not just tweeting with ourselves. Especially since we’re not even eligible for the great prizes  BABYBJÖRN will be giving away to participants. Are you an expectant mom with many questions? […]

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Let’s start a boys club

August 28, 2012

I want to start a parent-of-sons club in order to feature stories, joys, frustrations, and anything else unique to raising a posse of man-children. I originally imagined a #3boysclub where I could identify and obsess over parents who have, as I do, three or more male children, but then I figured, why limit it? While […]

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I’ll tumbl for ya

August 8, 2012

For all the rookie parents out there who are too young to understand my Culture Club reference, we’ve started a tumblr site full of images and links to inspire more fun the first years of motherhood.   Hope you’ll stop by! It’s like (our regular stuff + other writing we do) X stuff […]

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How NOT to clean your baby’s ears

June 17, 2012

After hearing many different opinions, I was wondering, “Can I clean my baby’s ears with Q-tips?” so I asked the experts at Q-tips for the truth. The short answer is “NO!” The longer answer is this: Q-tips can be used to clean the OUTER EAR only. They’re also good for cleaning baby toes and finger […]

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Shhh. I’m going to Disneyland without my kids.

June 13, 2012

This weekend I’m putting on my travel writer hat and heading to L.A. for a jam-packed tour of various Disney-related things. While I don’t feel bad about seeing the movie Brave without my children (I’ll be attending a screening of it), I do feel bad about taking a tour of the new Cars Land feature […]

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Quick! Custom Father’s Day cards in the mail if you order today

June 12, 2012

Father’s Day Greeting Cards from Treat (which is a new division of TinyPrints) can be customized and mailed in time for Father’s Day if you order today, June 12. Add your favorite picture and you’re done! If you’ve never ordered before, your first card is free with the code FREETREAT!

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