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What to do when childcare falls through?

What to do when your regular childcare falls through?

The stress of a childcare fail? I’ve been there. Nothing throws a wrench into the delicate balance of parenting and working like a sick child (or a sick nanny!). Suddenly, the regular childcare / transportation equilibrium is all out of whack, and I find myself playing chicken with my husband over who sacrificed more lately. […]

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 […]

Help me stop wearing my gray fleece every day!

Sweatshirt alternatives for moms with style (or who wish they did)

This guest post was provided by Shana from Ain’t No Mom Jeans to solve my real-life fashion challenge of always grabbing my gray fleecy North Face jacket-sweatshirt-thing Every Single Day. Last time, she answered my clothing conundrum call for help (4 perfect pooch-hiding nursing-friendly outfits), I bought 5 new things. FIVE! That’s crazy for me. […]

Most popular baby names of 2013

Top Baby Names of 2013

BabyCenter.com released the results of its annual Baby Names Survey and the Top 100 Baby Names of 2013, based on the names of 555,000 babies born in 2013 to moms registered on the BabyCenter website. Since my brother is expecting a baby TOMORROW (induction scheduled for tonight) and the baby’s planned name is Jaxon, I […]

12 Clutter-Free Gifts for Grandparents

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Clutter-free Gifts for Grandparents Tickets to a performance. Would your parents dig Kinky Boots or Jersey Boys? Donation to a favorite cause. Public Radio perhaps or a creative Kiva gift. Good eats. True locavore goodness: bring them a basket of the best stuff from your Farmer’s Market. Dark chocolate is a brain booster, check out the […]