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Flippin’ Sweet (For Girls)

Robot kid’s room recommendations

May 17, 2012

Heather told me that she wanted to turn it up to eleven with the robot decor in her sons’ room in their new house. I was at a conference where someone showed me how easy it is to curate a list of products into a post like this (using their special duper technology) so I […]

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Awesome vintage LEGO ad

January 1, 2012

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giggle link love: December edition

December 29, 2011

My December round-up is all about clothes for mama and baby. The Baby: As Sawyer outgrows some of the precious newborn and 0-3 month outfits, I want to reminisce about the teeny tiny wee little newborn clothes. giggle has some seriously adorable 100% cotton clothes in their Better Basics line. If you’re in favor of […]

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Toddler fun: sitting in boxes

December 28, 2011

To accommodate our holiday guests in our tiny dining room with its four-top table, my husband ordered a new camping table from It arrived in a cardboard box big enough for a 7-year old boy and a 4-year old girl to lie down in. How do I know this? Because my kids got in […]

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5 gift ideas for LEGO lovers

December 15, 2011

My house is slowly being overrun with LEGO. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy about it. Most of the time. We have other toys, of course, but nothing else comes close in terms of play value. Whereas the grandparents look at our stash and think, “these kids need some other toys!” I feel the exact […]

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5 gifts for crafty kids (without crafty parents)

December 1, 2011

If you have a DIY kid and you don’t have the time, energy, or interest to get crafty, here are five fun gift solutions: 1. Kiwi Crate Subscription Each month, a collection of hands-on activities based on a theme (like color, gardening, or dinosaurs) – including arts, crafts, science – arrive with all materials in […]

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You’ll totally wear that again: Cowgirl costume

October 6, 2011

My super special guest today is Dottie from Modern Kiddo! I asked for Halloween costume ideas that were based around items that can be used again and again. Dottie told me she was inspired by some charming Livie and Luca western boots and I can see why. Sources for these adorable finds, all of which […]

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Inside our closet: What’s in my kids’ dress-up boxes

September 20, 2011

Today I thought I’d post pictures of what’s in my children’s costume stash. To say that our dress-up boxes overfloweth would be an understatement. But in my house, this stuff gets a lot of use. Some of the pieces are versatile and some are, well, just an astronaut helmet. First, the headwear collection. Wizard hats […]

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My very strong feelings about socks

August 4, 2011

Socks? Yes, socks. I’m talking baby socks, toddler socks, preschool socks, and all manner of little kid socks from infant on up. I realize in confessing this, I might sound a little crazy. But the truth is that I only buy certain makes, models, and colors of socks and I’ve come to have very strong […]

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Games preschoolers play

July 26, 2011

When I was a little girl, I had no siblings. At my birthday parties, I frequently received board games as gifts, but they mostly sat on the shelf in my closet until I got too old for them. Sure my mom and step-dad and I played Monopoly from time to time; I played Sorry! with […]

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How to make slime

June 8, 2011

Call it gak. Call it slime. Just don’t call it messy, because this amazing stuff is easier to clean up than playdough and offers as much tactile fun as the dreaded finger-painting. So if you have found yourself saying, “I am not THAT mom, the one who does craft projects,” this is one that might […]

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54 clutter-free gift ideas (wrap-up)

December 13, 2010

We wish you a very happy holiday season whether you’re winding down from Hanukkah or gearing up for Christmas, or doing some shade of both like our families. We’ve created the best no-stuff shopping guides we can think of with the guiding principal to focus on experiences over things. And we’re trying to take our […]

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