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Stuff rookie moms should know about (June 2014 edition)

Parents Phrase Book and other links we love

This TED Talk, by Jennifer Senior, addresses the anxiety produced by all the parenting advice out there, written as if parenting is a crisis. Her book All Joy and No Fun, documents how our culture has transformed parenting into an active verb, signifying that we invest all our time and resources into our kids. Once […]

Father’s Day “do-together” gift ideas

Father's Day Gift Ideas with a focus on stuff dad can DO with kiddos

Thanks to Walmart.com for sponsoring this post about Father’s Day gifts. Observations of holidays like Father’s Day run the gamut from pancakes instead of cold cereal for breakfast to shiny new tablets wrapped in red ribbons. At least I’ve been led to believe this by all the Father’s Day advertising I’ve seen in recent weeks. […]

The Mother of All Giveaways

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Our friend Heather over at US-Japan Fam put together this enormous giveaway. Wanna win a stream of prizes in the mail? The really fun part is that since it’s a collaboration between a ton of brands, the winner will receive each product in the mail as a separate package. That means the winner of Prize […]

Stuff rookie moms should know about (April 2014)

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This post contains affiliate links. I used to do these link round-ups all the time but sort of fell off the wagon. Forgive me. * I was charmed by the appearance of this new book, Petit Collage, which provides instructions and templates for 25 home decor projects like this adorable mobile. * Baby Mum Mums, […]

Frozen birthday party ideas

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Last night I made the possible mistake of inviting my kids to help me brainstorm what a Frozen-themed birthday party might look like. This morning I learned that Scarlett took that as a cue to start making her guest list — and her birthday is not for three months. Though I may have signed up for […]