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Binge-worthy TV: SCANDAL

February 5, 2014

What follows is an actual email dialog between myself and my friend, Crystal (both moms of three small people): FROM ME TO CRYS {Re: notes on SCANDAL} Have you watched SCANDAL? Whitney turned me onto it and I watched the first season on Netflix in two days. Granted the first season was only seven episodes, […]

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If it isn’t a “Hell Yeah”

June 18, 2013

I read that zinger from an interview with Danielle Smith, and it really stuck with me. As a near-obsessive Yes-sayer, I need some reminders about when and how (and even why!) to say no to life’s little requests. Danielle says, “Your time is precious. Value it. Make it a ‘Hell Yeah.’” Read the whole article […]

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Tech Tuesday: Diggity for digging through social media

April 30, 2013

Here’s the common situation: A super smart friend, let’s call her Julie, who always has easy cooking shortcuts when I go to her house, posted a question on Facebook asking about family dinner ideas. I remember that I loved at least five of the ideas Julie’s friends shared in the comments, but now I can’t […]

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Personalized Mother’s Day Cards (discount)

April 27, 2013

This is sort of advertise-y, but I love sending cards with my kids’ pictures on them. I’ve used Treat.com to send sympathy cards, birthday cards, and thank you cards throughout the year. I’m simply a huge procrastinator when it comes to getting something in the mail, but somehow ordering online helps me get it done. […]

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Tech Tuesday: On-demand parenting advice

April 9, 2013

If all the top parenting experts were your best friends and available in that “call me anytime” way via skype, then your middle-of-the-night feedings might start to look a little bit like KidsintheHouse.com. Worried that you’re holding your baby too much? A top pediatrician will reassure you. Have questions about if you’re producing enough breastmilk, […]

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Tech Tuesday: How I use Pinterest to solve my fashion angst

January 15, 2013

If my closet could magically fill itself with well-fitted (pressed!) clothes that suited my shape and whims without me ever having to set foot into an apparel store, I would be a very happy girl. I hate shopping; I like having cute stuff but not all the picking and sore feet that goes along with […]

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A few thoughts on family holiday cards

November 29, 2012

As I documented last year, I am a bit obsessed with family holiday cards. (See the ones I actually sent out in 2011.) I love receiving them, so I feel obligated to send them. This isn’t an obligation I resent, actually. I look forward to selecting them and mailing them out. I realize MANY people […]

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Love or shove: holiday outfits for little kids

November 11, 2012

Buying holiday outfits for my kids is not a tradition I’ve embraced so far in my parenting career. Well, not totally true. I do buy holiday jammies every year. What I mean is a fancy party dress with patent leather shoes or a little man-style outfit that is specially selected for holiday parties. When I […]

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Activity #195: Teach your preschooler about money

July 10, 2012

Fellow rookie parents, I discovered a website for teaching kids about money and I wanted to share. Wait, don’t click away just yet. I realize how boring that sounds (“Teaching about money.” Blech). But really, I could argue that teaching your children about money is one of the most important things you’ll do as a […]

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How many places can you walk?

September 23, 2010

Sometimes Heather and I worry that we are making assumptions about our readers’ lifestyles that aren’t true. We assume everyone lives in a place like we live, where you can walk to a dry cleaner, corner markets, and to some pretty great destinations if you are willing to push a stroller for 15 or 20 […]

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Trade your babe’s clothes up with ThredUP

February 15, 2010

I recently received an invitation to become a founding member of thredUP kids and want to share the link with you guys. Heather and I are big proponents of the adult clothing swap, and have brought kids clothes to our swaps, but never had enough focus on kids to organize that piece of it. At […]

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Save money on cool stuff with bTrendie

January 17, 2010

Hey you. Have you heard about bTrendie? Shhh, not so loud. bTrendie was launched by a group of parents who love great sales but hate generic, mass-produced clothes that all look the same. Don’t know what I mean? I was at a birthday party last weekend in which my sons had the same shirts as […]

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