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Happy New Year 2013!


I choose to believe that this year of ’13 will be super lucky, and I wish you the same. Because, people, I’m gonna be FORTY so it can’t not be awesome. Inspired by my pal Sarah, I’m adding fortune cookies to my traditional New Year’s Eve to put everyone in the mood for an enlightened […]

Thank you for existing, Urban Sitter!


Big thanks to Urban Sitter for their sponsorship this month. I’m writing this post so you know what they’re all about. The other night, Heather and I joined some other bloggers for dinner in San Francisco. We were nine ladies, crammed around two bistro-style tables, ordering burgers and sweet potato fries. Everyone had young kids […]

November Link Love – #GivingTuesday Edition


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. […]

A little fun for #Movember


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 […]

Oooh, Ubooly!


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 […]

Let’s talk baby sleep (Twitter party)


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? […]

Let’s start a boys club


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 […]

I’ll tumbl for ya


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 […]

How NOT to clean your baby’s ears


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 […]