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Mother’s Day Gifts from Pottery Barn Kids

May 3, 2021

Well, they’ll think of everything, won’t they? Pottery Barn. Just when I think I’ve gotten all that I can out of them - my storage boxes, bookshelves, glider, play kitchen(!) - Pottery Barn Kids draws me back in. It’s like I don’t want to look at their catalogs anymore. But. I. Can’t. Help. Myself! So, [...]

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Teaching Character: Love of Learning

May 2, 2021

I was going to tell you about how a love of learning can lead a young mind toward a fulfilling and fruitful life. I was going to tell you how a love of learning is a life long endeavor, a way to ensure continued passionate endeavors. I was going to tell you how our educational [...]

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What the Feeding Tube Diet Leaves You Hungry For

May 1, 2021

Maybe you’ve heard of the latest diet craze? I first heard about it on the news but now have seen countless stories on it. It’s called the K-E diet or more descriptively, the feeding tube diet. And yes. It involves an actual feeding tube. I suppose adding my opinion to the mix won’t really matter [...]

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Teaching Character Recap: Why Is it Important?

April 26, 2021

One of my favorite quotes from Pulp Fiction is when The Wolf says: just because you are a character doesn’t mean you have character. Sometimes I think I’m raising children who are characters. I mean, what with all the crying and hurling onto the floor. Granted, I’ve got preschool age children, so a bit of [...]

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Spring Dress-capades

April 24, 2021

I’m a self avowed jeans and tee girl. Seriously, almost every day I wear this. I cannot help myself; it’s an addiction. I know there must be a secret club out there to help us mommy uniform wearing bunch but I have yet to find it…maybe J. Crew or Madewell can sponsor us?!? Oooh, that’d [...]

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Pretty As a Picture: Girl’s Summer Dresses

April 23, 2021

Is it bad that I wish these new looks from Giggle would come in my size? I swear, I’d totally wear these adorable dresses for girls if I thought I could. My sister-in-law has a saying: “mutton dresses lamb” for this exact situation. When women (I won’t add ‘of a certain age’) try to dress [...]

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Truly Healthy Snacks

April 20, 2021

Aside from the fact that the name of these chips is awesome (!), they taste good, can be used as crackers, too, and are indeed healthy. Food Should Taste Good. I mean, what else do you need to know? For one, they have sweet potato, salt and vinegar, olive, white cheddar, blue corn, lime, cantina…the [...]

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Take a Happiness Sabbatical

April 20, 2021

“The baby across from me is clapping to the soundtrack in my earphones,” my friend writes. She’s in a cafe working, or should I say absorbing the present around her. And twittering. It reminds me of an article I read recently about sabbaticals and the power of removing yourself from your daily routine in order [...]

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Forget Winter White, It’s All About Spring White

April 19, 2021

One of my favorite new fashion icons is Wendy Nguyen. Her Lookbook is always chock full of great fashion ideas, though to be sure, I never look that dressed up in my life. That said, I do always seem to gather good inspiration from her. So, thanks for that Wendy! I’m headed to the mom [...]

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What’s in Your Product?

April 19, 2021

I just had a facial at La Petit Rose Spa, thanks to my good friend Michelle, and I feel all glowy and amazing. Only, I’m a little frightened, too. You know that part in a facial where the bright light comes out and your pores get uber-inspected? Well, as Michelle was doing this, she asked [...]

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Use Your Words Wisely

April 19, 2021

Our culture and our time all impact us parents. We can no more step back to the 1950s than we can prepare our children for the inevitable eyelid embedded, thought reading iPhone of the future. We live in the here and now. And that’s a good thing. Because A) who wants to re-live the 50s, [...]

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Teaching Character: Bravery

April 18, 2021

If you could look up bravery in the dictionary (OK, you can actually do this, but let’s pretend) you’d see a photo of a newborn baby with the words ’nuff said underneath. Babies are among the most brave souls on this planet! “Someone turn down those lights!” only you can’t say that just yet so [...]

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Stephen Joseph Hooded Towel for Summer

April 16, 2021

Summertime And the living is easy Fish are jumping The cotton is high OK, I’m from the South, can you tell? Every time I think about warm weather, I hear this song and I want to sway in the summer breeze. This summer, we are headed to the beach! I can’t wait. Of course, we [...]

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